Lessons, Courses & Teachers

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1. Truefire

Truefire is my number one favorite resource for learning the guitar online. It’s actually a digital guitar school or collection of online streaming courses. But the reason I like it so much is because TrueFire brings in some of the best guitarists ever and get them to teach what they’re passionate about playing.

This means their site is full of hundreds of different professional guitarists, all teaching the music that they specialize in and are passionate about. It’s pretty amazing. To get a feel for their style, here’s an hour-long acoustic guitar course they uploaded absolutely for free:

TrueFire has a membership site, which gives you access to all their lessons and a bunch of awesome bonus features. You can typically grab a free trial by checking out their site here. They feature both acoustic and electric lessons, and even other instruments besides guitar, like the banjo, which is a nice bonus.

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2. “From Texas to the Delta” – Acoustic Blues Guitar

If you’re looking to specialize in acoustic blues guitar specifically, then I have to recommend “From Texas to the Delta.” It’s a one stop online course for acoustic blues guitar mastery. The teacher, Jim Bruce, was voted the Number 1 Top Internet Acoustic Blues Guitar Instructor of 2013 and has even been featured on other guitar lesson sites like TrueFire.

I had always struggled with trying to learn acoustic blues on my own until I found this course. Jim’s 37 complete lessons encapsulate everything he’s learned from playing as a professional blues player over the past 40 years. They contain everything you need to learn to play old school style blues guitar in exactly the same way as the pros.

It’s incredibly helpful having a one stop resource with all the things you need to know, broken down as simply as possible. That’s why I recommend “From Texas to the Delta” for anyone trying to take their acoustic blues chops to the next level.

You can pick up Jim Bruce’s Acoustic Blues Guitar Course here.

Where to Learn Acoustic Guitar for Free

I understand that not everyone can afford a paid premium course or membership. When I was first starting out, I learned as much as I could for free. To share exactly how I did so, I wrote up a guide to my favorite YouTube channels where I learned a ton of free information about playing acoustic guitar.

Check out my guide to the best youtube channels to learn acoustic guitar for free.

PS: Another tip for you – one of the fastest ways to progress on the guitar is by learning as many of your favorite songs as possible. That’s why I wrote up a resource on FIFTY acoustic songs that are perfect for beginners. You can check it out here to start learning. Have fun!