Guitar 101: Beginner Lessons for Guitar

Takes basic guitar skills and turns them into talents worthy of a solo on stage!

Have you ever wondered where the guitar greats learned their craft? They probably started off just as you have – with a handy helper! We have the ultimate version of starter guides in this beginners guitar course.

Start your journey to becoming one of those star guitarists you’re always admiring! The course is your step-by-step guide to learning to play the guitar perfectly. Perfect beginnings make for perfect performances! This course teaches you everything you need to learn, right from the beginning.

That means this course starts at how you should be seated while playing the guitar, which fingers to use and how to use them as well as tips on performing in public. From Aguinaldos to The Star Spangled Banner, this course teaches you to play even the most simplest of songs with panache. It covers all basic steps from parts of a guitar, chords both major and minor, and scales.

Your Instructor

Samuel Ramos
Samuel Ramos

Samuel Ramos is currently the multimedia designer for the Walt Disney Company. He holds a Bachelors in Music Education from Antillean Adventist University and a Masters in Educational Media Design and Technology from Full Sail University. After graduating from college, Samuel served as a music teacher and an Assistant professor in the Guitar Department at the Inter-American University of San German, Puerto Rico. Recently, he served as the Digital Learning Designer for the University of St. Augustine at the San Marcos, California campus, and as the Sr. Instructional Technologist for the University of San Diego. Prior to that, Samuel served as the LMS Administrator/Instructional Designer for Taylor Guitars in San Diego, California.

Between teaching jobs, Samuel authored several instructional books for learning several instruments including the Puerto Rican cuatro, guitar, and mandolin among many others.

In his spare time, Samuel designs instructional content for his online community and blog at, a place where Puerto Rican music is the focal point. He constantly strives to increase awareness of Puerto Rican music and its heritage. With music as his wand, he attempts to transform the world, one cuatro at a time!

Course Curriculum

  Session Two: Essential Music Theory
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  Session Three: Guitar Basics
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  Session Eleven: Essential Chords & Scales for Beginners
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
It is a completely self-paced online course—you decide when you start and when you finish. We'll provide you with a study plan to follow and track your progress. You'll be able to submit performance videos for feedback from the instructor.
Do I get access to everything with the "membership"?
Immediate access to every video lesson, 300+ interactive sheet music, live Q&A sessions and access to the community. You’ll also get your questions answered through live lessons, discussion boards and chat.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.