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Guitar Lessons for Beginners

This web site is mostly tailored to provide Guitar Lessons for the Beginner. I started playing in 1979 and am totally self taught. My hope was that if I could help some new guitarists learn, so much the better.

The Pentatonic Scale illustrations are an attempt to show how I see the scale on the neck. So keeping this in mind, I try to explain the scale as I understand it. I have searched the web and have not seen any illustrations like this that show how the 5 patterns interlock to span the entire 12 fret range of the guitar neck. If more are out there it is a very few.

This site started with just the pentatonic scale. However I have since added Open Chords, Barre Chords, Tuning the Guitar, Changing Strings and an enhancement on the Pentatonic Scale with the 7 Note Full and Natural Minor Scales.