Acoustic Songs, Chords, Rhythms and Finger Style Guitar!
Welcome to the Beginner Guitar Lesson Library.
You don’t need any experience playing the guitar to start taking these lessons.
At Spy Tunes we look at famous songs and learn about music and playing the guitar from them.
Our motto is: Don’t just learn the tune – Learn from the tune!
There are eight famous Acoustic Songs to learn in the beginner lesson library.
You probably heard some of these before. Redemption Song by Bob Marley, Wonderwall by Oasis and Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers are all great fun to play.
More importantly though, these songs can teach you so much about playing guitar and music itself.
Go to Beginner Acoustic Songs and find your favorite!
So often overlooked by guitar players is the chord progression of a song.
Instead of just learning each song as a new letter combination of, let’s say I C I Am I F I G I you can actually understand what each of these chords mean.
No matter how easy or difficult the song is, the chord progression will always hold the answer to how a song is constructed.
Visit the Beginner Chord Progression pages and you’ll never see music in the same way again.
To learn about Chords can seem overwhelming first, not only do you have a letter like A or C to consider.
You also have to be able to build Am, Am7 and more importantly; how to play all these chords anywhere on the neck using different chord shapes.
Don’t worry though, with the right foundations this is an easy language to understand.
During your beginner studies all you need to learn is 10 open position chords. Later on you’ll see how absolutely everything is built upon these chords.
Go to Beginner Chords and check if you can play them all!
To work on finger dexterity, right and left hand co-ordination and speed you need to practice Chromatic Exercises.
There are sixty six variations available using video demonstration in total. In the beginner library you will learn the first three.
Go to Beginner Chromatic Exercises and see if you can play along with the video lesson!
To train your ear means to first learn to recognise intervals. This is much easier than you may first believe.
All you need to do is connect each interval with a famous song, sing the song over the interval to see if it fits.
To make this as easy and quick as possible you need to practice little and often.
Go to Beginner Ear Training and get your FREE Ear Training Download and get started today!
One of the eight Acoustic Songs you learn are played without a pick, using only your fingers.
Some beginners find it easier to play finger style, some find it harder.
During the step by step Beginner Guitar Course I first give you a bunch of exercises and even another song before we start playing Ain’t No Sunshine.
As the course progress into Intermediate and Advanced, there are many more finger style songs to learn.
To have a go at playing Ain’t No Sunshine already now, go to Beginner Finger Style Songs.
To get the most out of all these topics, we can now offer you a step by step Beginner Guitar Course.
This course has been developed with previous Spy Tunes students over the last five years.
You can now have this step by step Beginner Guitar Course delivered to you twice a week.
All you need is an email address, an internet connection and a guitar.
In this category we look at the exact details of how to strum the remaining 7 Acoustic Songs.
The video lessons will give you a close up view of how to strum all songs, this is really useful to study details like muting.
However, it is much easier to play these songs if you first have the strumming pattern written out for you, you get this when you take the Beginner Guitar Course.
To check any of the songs now, go to Beginner Rhythm Guitar Songs.
The easiest way to learn and remember a songs strumming pattern is to read it using rhythmical symbols.
There are 15 exercises available in the beginner library that in no time will teach you the fundamentals of reading rhythms.
Try one of these exercises now to see for your self, go to Beginner Rhythmical Exercises.
As you learn more and more songs and understand more about chord progressions you will soon find the need to change key.
This is where the Song Writers Swivel comes into play. Using this simple application you can change from one key to another.
As you progress through Intermediate, Advanced and Master you’ll use this tool to organize your scales and arpeggios too.
To try it out now, go to Beginner Song Writers Swivel.
Before you try this, practice the Rhythmical Exercises first.
When you can play the, take the super simple Transcription test.
All you do is pair the up and down strokes with rhythms.
You’ll learn more about playing, reading and writing rhythms in the Beginner Guitar Course.