Learn Guitar Once-And-For-All

by James from GoodGuitarist


Develop the fundamental skills needed to play guitar with confidence. Hands-on learning, presented in a clear and concise manner. Learn the basics using real songs, strum with a steady rhythm, master the basic chord shapes, learn to count along to music and more!



  • Over 80 interactive, step-by-step video tutorials
  • 60-page printable eBook contains worksheets, helpful diagrams and more
  • Twelve+ hours of downloadable audio play-along's and demonstrations




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Here's What You'll Discover In
Learn Guitar Once-And-For-All

  • Switch chords accurately

  • Learn to improve timing and lock into the rhythm

  • Posture and positioning

  • Tuning your guitar with an electronic tuner and by ear

  • Tapping your foot (I know this is really hard for some people, so we work on it a lot)

  • Getting a good sound from your instrument

  • Strategies to memorize and recall chord shapes quickly

  • How to learn & memorize songs better and faster

  • The difference between electric and acoustic guitar (and all the parts of the guitar)

  • Get the skills to be able to play songs like: Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Take Me Home Country Roads, I'm Yours, Stand By Me, Sweet Caroline, Three Little Birds, Leaving On A Jet Plane, Brown Eyed Girl, The Joker, Me And Bobby McGee, Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain, Born In The U.S.A., Imagine, Walk On The Wild Side, What I Got, Free Fallin', Tambourine Man, Simple Man, Stay With Me, Have You Ever Seen The Rain, and more...

As a Bonus, You'll Also Receive

  • 12-Week Practice Plan

    Every good guitarist knows that reviewing is the key to success. This 12-week plan (digital download) will help you keep track of your practicing and keep you on schedule!

  • Chord "Cheat Sheet"

    I want the process to be as easy and streamlined as possible. Use this "cheat sheet" to help you quickly remember how to make all the shapes you'll need.

  • Lifetime Access To Future Upgrades

    This course is the foundation of my system for learning guitar. Your feedback is heard and I use it to regularly improve and add to this course.

The title say's it all. An easy to follow course for comp...

David Lucas

The course is mainly video based in short episodes of six to twelve minutes. Each video covers a specific topic and I particularly like the slow and methodic...

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The course is mainly video based in short episodes of six to twelve minutes. Each video covers a specific topic and I particularly like the slow and methodical style that James takes, in his teaching method. He knows that beginners cannot change chords in microseconds like professionals and makes allowance for this, especially in his "Chord Switching Games" where you can gradually build up chord switching speed. The other thing I like is James's soft gentle voice and calm relaxed style. The last thing you want when you are fumbling over chords is someone trying to hurry you along. James even goes into the basics of how to hold a guitar and correct posture, which I have never seen on any other course/lesson. I would like to say how useful the chord changing info-graphics are in the video's. To be able to see the measures in a beat and when to change chords is brilliant.

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Great Beginners Guitar Course

robin singer

James is totally patient and easy to understand and follow in this beginner's guitar course. It's a comprehensive course and I would recommend it completely.

James is totally patient and easy to understand and follow in this beginner's guitar course. It's a comprehensive course and I would recommend it completely.

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Brilliant calm and intuitive lessons

Ian Campbell

James has a wonderful calm and relaxing way of teaching. I am an older student and have looked at other instructors but this is by far the best. Ian Campb...

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James has a wonderful calm and relaxing way of teaching. I am an older student and have looked at other instructors but this is by far the best. Ian Campbell

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Helpful course.

Jane Slade

Course was really helpful when I was starting out, and I still refer back to it from time to time.

Course was really helpful when I was starting out, and I still refer back to it from time to time.

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very good

charles wilson

coarse is great. for a pathetic beginner, this is great. thanks!

coarse is great. for a pathetic beginner, this is great. thanks!

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Complete Beginner's Guitar Course - Learn Guitar Once-And...

Kennetk Horne

It was awesome !

It was awesome !

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Complete Beginner's Guitar Course - Learn Guitar Once-And...

Eunju Park

I loved the parts that: > James' voice was clear and easy to understand. > James' finger positions were clear > Showing the notes (chords) while...

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I loved the parts that: > James' voice was clear and easy to understand. > James' finger positions were clear > Showing the notes (chords) while explaining and playing was very helpful > The exercises were easy to follow > The repeating after James’ playing was very helpful. > And a lot more helpful information. After this course, I became very comfortable playing the most common chords clearly and it became more fun to play the guitar. My goal was having a very good basic foundation before I took this course, and now I can proudly say that yes, this course helped me accomplish my goal.

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Good Guitarist Beginner's Guitar Course

John Buky

This is one of the best online guitar classes you can find! I give it a 10 out of 10. James's videos on strumming and singing songs provide the simplest and ...

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This is one of the best online guitar classes you can find! I give it a 10 out of 10. James's videos on strumming and singing songs provide the simplest and fastest way to learn to play guitar and sing at the same time! His videos illustrate exactly when and how to change chords to go along with singing the song. I consider this method of instruction superior to many guitar classes I've taken with a live instructor!

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Thank you James

Robert Hutton

At 65 it's so much easier to fall off the track I guess much more so if I started out when I was younger. Just a little bit confusing for me when I start in ...

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At 65 it's so much easier to fall off the track I guess much more so if I started out when I was younger. Just a little bit confusing for me when I start in one spot then I have to practice in yet another spot. I hope it's not me ? I"'ll be sticking with James because I believe he will help me get back on track. James you are the BEST by far. Rob

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James' Complete Beginner Guitar Course -wonderful!

Ann Kewley

I have gained so much confidence from this course! James is a lovely patient guitar teacher. He explains everything carefully and in detail. I greatly recomm...

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I have gained so much confidence from this course! James is a lovely patient guitar teacher. He explains everything carefully and in detail. I greatly recommend this course!

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trevor neil

youre a very good teacher - dont change anything great structure and pace recommended very glad i signed up thank you

youre a very good teacher - dont change anything great structure and pace recommended very glad i signed up thank you

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Learn to play guitar with confidence!


Over six hours of interactive video tutorials

60-page eBook - worksheets, diagrams and more...

Twelve hours of downloadable audio play-along's

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Your Instructor

James, B.Mus and YouTuber

I first picked up a guitar at age 17. I was at a friend’s house. He showed me how to play the riff from “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and I was immediately hooked. Several thousand hours of practice, performance and one music degree later, I found myself wondering “what next?”

I taught at music schools for a while, but teaching “out of the book” wasn’t for me. I was determined to make my home practice work. That’s when I had the idea to make a YouTube channel to help promote my lessons.

I teach guitar because I love seeing that moment where something “clicks” in my students’ heads and they suddenly “get it.” I designed this course to do exactly that - helping you get to the heart of what it means to learn and play guitar.

It was challenging at first - I was writing, filming and editing everything by myself (still do!). It took a (long) couple of weeks to film and edit my first tutorial. But it was all worth it because after it went up, I could tell there was something special happening.

Guitar students began writing to me from all over the world. On top of that, my home teaching studio was thriving. The more I taught, online and in person, the more I learned about teaching all types of learners. This helped me create the easiest-to-follow lessons on the web and has fuelled my desire to make my channel bigger and better. It continues to grow today, faster than ever, with millions of views and counting.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Overview

  • 2

    Chapter 1 - The Basics of Guitar

    • Chapter 1 - At A Glance

    • Lesson 1 - The Anatomy of The Guitar

    • Lesson 2 - Posture and Positioning

    • Lesson 3 - The Basics of Strumming

    • Strumming Practice

    • Lesson 4 - Navigating The Fretboard

    • Lesson 5 - Using An Electronic Tuner

    • Lesson 6 - Tuning By Ear

    • Lesson 7 - Tuning Advice

    • Tuning Practice

    • What we learned in Chapter 1

  • 3

    Chapter 2 - The Easiest Chord Progressions On Guitar

  • 4

    Chapter 3 - Developing Rhythm + Strumming

    • Chapter 3 - At A Glance

    • Lesson 28 - Developing Internal Rhythm

    • Extra Help - Developing Internal Rhythm

    • Lesson 29 - Clapping Pattern #1

    • Lesson 30 - Clapping Pattern #2

    • Lesson 31 - Clapping Pattern #3

    • Lesson 32 - Building Coordination: Tapping and Clapping

    • Lesson 33 - Tap and Clap: Pattern #1

    • Lesson 34 - Tap and Clap: Pattern #4

    • Lesson 35 - Tap and Clap: Pattern #5

    • Lesson 36 - Tap and Clap: Pattern #6

    • Lesson 37 - Downstrokes and Upstrokes

    • Lesson 38 - Getting A Good Sound From Your Instrument

    • Lesson 39 - Keeping A Steady Rhythm

    • Lesson 40 - Counting And Dynamics

    • Dynamics Practice

    • Lesson 41 - Combining Down and Upstrokes: Strumming Pattern #1

    • Lesson 42 - Strumming While Switching Chords

    • Lesson 43 - Building Coordination: Tapping and Strumming

    • Lesson 44 - Strumming Pattern #2 and The "Accent"

    • Accents Practice

    • Lesson 45 - Counting Space To Keep Our Place: Strumming Pattern #3

    • Lesson 46 - Tempo

    • Tempo Practice

    • Lesson 47 - Playing The Off-Beat: Strumming Pattern #4

    • Lesson 48 - The Most Common Strumming Pattern Ever: Strumming Pattern #5

    • Lesson 49 - Revisiting The "Root Strum"

    • "Root Strum" Practice

    • Lesson 50 - Using Root Strum With Strumming Pattern #5

  • 5

    Chapter 4 - Learning All of The Essential Chord Shapes

    • Chapter 4 - At A Glance

    • Lesson 51 - Chord Family 1: A, D and E

    • Lesson 52 - The A major Chord

    • Chord Clarity - A major

    • Lesson 53 - The D major Chord

    • Chord Clarity - D major

    • Lesson 54 - Switching From A to E

    • Lesson 55 - Switching From D to E

    • Lesson 56 - Chord Family 1: Putting It All Together

    • Song Practice - Chord Family 1

    • Lesson 57 - Chord Family 2: G, C and D + Switching From G to D

    • Lesson 58 - Switching From G to C

    • Lesson 59 - Switching From C to D

    • Lesson 60 - Chord Family 2: Putting It All Together

    • Lesson 61 - How To Read A Chord Symbol

    • Song Practice - Chord Family 2

    • Lesson 62 - Chord Family 3: Em, Am and B7

    • Lesson 63 - Switching From Em to Am

    • Chord Clarity - A minor

    • Lesson 64 - The B7 Chord and Switching To Em

    • Chord Clarity - B7

    • Lesson 65 - Switching From Am to B7

    • Lesson 66 - Chord Family 3: Putting It All Together

    • Lesson 67 - Chord Family 3: Making It Major

    • Song Practice - Chord Family 3

    • Lesson 68 - Chord Family 4: C, G and F - and an easy way to play F

    • Lesson 69 - Switching From C to F

    • Chord Clarity - F major

    • Lesson 70 - Switching From G to F

    • Lesson 71 - Chord Family 4: Putting It All Together

    • Song Practice - Chord Family 4

    • Lesson 73 - Chord Family 5: Am, Dm and E - and Switching From Am to Dm

    • Chord Clarity - D minor

    • Lesson 74 - Switching From E to Dm

    • Lesson 75 - Chord Family 5: Putting It All Together

    • Song Practice - Chord Family 5

    • Lesson 76 - Leaving The Nest

  • 6

    Chapter 5 - Learning To See The Bigger Picture

    • Chapter 5 - At A Glance

    • Lesson 77 - The Power of Form

    • Lesson 78 - How To Read A Chord Chart

    • Lesson 79 - Adding Other Chords To A Chord Family

    • Song Practice - Mix & Match 1 - G, C, D and Em

    • Lesson 80 - Adding Other Chords To A Chord Family #2

    • Song Practice - Mix & Match 2 + Other Common Progressions

    • Lesson 81 - The Best Way To Learn Songs Off The Internet

    • Lesson 82 - Final Challenge/Assignment

    • Moving Forward

  • 7

    Audio Play-along Tracks

    • Downloadable Audio Pack - MP3

    • Chord Switching Practice - Chapter 2

    • Chord Switching Practice - Chapter 4

    • Chord Switching Practice - Chapter 5

    • Rhythm Practice - Clap-along's

    • Rhythm Practice - Warmups and Other Exercises

    • Rhythm Practice - Strumming Patterns

  • 8

    Bonus Content

    • Companion Booklet (Downloadable)

    • 12/24/36-Week Practice Plan (Downloadable Bonus)

    • Chord Shape "Cheat Sheet" Detailed (4 Pages)

    • Chord Shape "Cheat Sheet" Condensed (2 Pages)

    • Free eBooks - Strumming & Lead

    • Bonus Videos - At A Glance

    • Using A Capo

    • Changing Your Strings

    • Choosing A Guitar That Grows With You