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Acoustic guitar lessons for beginners with Your Guitar Academy. Take our totally free online beginners acoustic guitar course and start learning properly today. We will take you through your first chords, how to strum, how to play full songs, how to master basic theory and everything else you need as a beginner guitar student that loves acoustic guitar.

N.B. Acoustic Beginners and Electric Beginners begin with the same four essential courses, as these are required skills to learn regardless of your instrument.

  • Essentials Part 1
    This course is all about laying the foundations. We will show you how to play your first chords, read chord charts and strum confidently in time. Follow this carefully and you won't have any bad habits moving forwards!

  • Essentials Part 2
    Now that we've covered some basics, it's time to kick things up a notch! In this set of five lessons we'll be learning some trickier chord shapes, the "universal strumming pattern" and finally tackling a full song for the first time!

  • Essentials Part 3
    In this course we'll be learning three more open chords, including the notoriously tricky F major! We'll then explore the difference between swung and straight rhythm patterns and finally tackle a new song with a hint of Van Morrison about it!

  • Essentials Part 4
    We will now bring together everything we have learnt so far by tackling the hardest song yet! This song has multiple chord parts, three different rhythm patterns, dynamics and a pretty cool riff to learn... let's go!