Acoustic Guitar Lessons
Even if you're a diehard electric guitarist it's always useful to have an acoustic guitar handy to pick up and strum and maybe explore some new ideas.
Most of our acoustic guitar focused modules work OK on electric guitar, but we have looked in a bit of detail at some of the techniques and sounds that are particular to the acoustic instrument.
Whatever, your level, you can pick up some good stuff from all these acoustic modules and enjoy playing this most versatile of instruments.
If you're a complete beginner, First Lessons for Guitar is an ideal way to get started on acoustic guitar.
You'll learn basic chords, how to strum them, and how to play tunes. The synchronised video is an invaluable learning aid, and shows you the core acoustic skills. Also, the audio backing tracks are great to play along with and practise your skills.
First Lessons for Guitar is a complete foundation in acoustic guitar playing and it's a great way to get started. More...
Guitar Improver is the ideal module to take your basic acoustic guitar skills on to the next level.
We've put together a program that sharpens up your technique, and introduces new chords, tunes and accompaniment styles.
Just picking up the acoustic guitar and playing informally is one of the great pleasures of playing guitar. Guitar Improver has a selection of solos pieces that will make sure you're never short of something to play or perform. More...
Guitar Songs and Styles has 5 great songs all played and performed on acoustic guitar. Each one is arranged so that you can flatpick the tune or play the accompaniment part, and they also work well as duets.
This course isn't just about learning songs though. We are proud to say that the arranger and performing artist in Guitar Songs and Styles is Richard Durrant - one of the world's foremost acoustic guitarists. As you watch and listen to him play you'll learn many things from his artistry that you can use in your own playing.
Guitar Songs and Styles is ideal for every aspiring acoustic guitarist. More...
In Classic Guitar Songs we've put together a collection of classic songs that show off the beauty and versatility of the acoustic guitar.
The Black Crowes She Talks to Angel is a great track to perform because it begins with a brilliant acoustic guitar solo in open E tuning. Robbie Williams famous Angels is another classic that you'll find very satisfying to play.
With other tracks by Squeeze, Radiohead, and the Eagles, Classic Guitar Songs is an ideal song-based module for all acoustic guitarists who have already mastered the basic skills. More...
You need just a very basic level of playing experience to enjoy Blues Guitar Foundation. It's a complete introduction to Blues guitar, famous Blues guitarists, and how to get a classic Blues sound.
While it’s mostly performed on electric guitar, Blues Guitar Foundation works equally well on acoustic. You'll master the 12 bar Blues and some cool variations, and play some simple Blues lead licks. You'll also learn some famous sounding turnarounds and there are loads of tracks to jam along with.
Some of the more advanced songs contain some licks that are tricky on acoustic guitar, but maybe it's a good excuse to start improvising some of your own. More...