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First Steps To Learning Guitar

This series of sessions is designed to get you up and running on your first guitar! I’m Jeff Scheetz, Director of Education here at TrueFire and I am going to show you some cool tips and tricks to help you get started, and guide you through a bunch of great video lessons that will have you playing your guitar in no time! Welcome aboard!


Your First Steps To Learning Guitar along any of TrueFire’s Learning Paths (all paths) are on the house! Download this entire beginner guitar course for FREE — simply add to your cart and check out (no credit card required)

My Experience With TrueFire

Too many times you see an ad for something that looks really good. Soon after you sign-up in one way or another, the company doesn’t follow through. I decided to check out TrueFire to see if they lived up to their ad.
I selected the Acoustic Guitar course and added the first course to the cart then my payment info. A download button appeared for instant access to the course I had chosen. Later I checked my bank account – no charges. When I checked the course, to my surprised, they had also downloaded another course free, “10 Licks Every Guitarist Must Know.” I was so impressed with the instant access plus the additional course that I ordered the second course on the list. Again to my surprise, I was not charged $20 or $50 or a monthly membership charge as is required on some sites. The charge was only $10.87, discounted from $19. They also accepted PayPal so I did not have to directly give them my banking information.

You can trust TrueFire!!!


Founded in 1991, TrueFire has collaborated with 600+ top educators to produce what Guitar Player Magazine calls “the planet’s largest and most comprehensive selection of online guitar lessons. 2 million+ guitar players, from virtually every country in the world, learn, practice, and play” with TrueFire’s interactive video courses and patented learning systems for personalized and private online instruction. TrueFire’s success has been attributed to the high-quality guitarists and instructors they have collaborated with over the years. Many of their instructors are GRAMMY award winners, top studio artists, and world-renowned educators. TrueFire’s courses are powered by some of the best in the music industry.

The Guitarfella.com states, “TrueFire really excels with its tuition for intermediate and advanced players, with a huge range of courses, lessons, and styles available. You have the freedom to choose your own learning path, which can help keep you interested and focused, even if it involves a little less hand-holding.”

TrueFire's Course Library

Their course library, one of the largest in the world, features 40,000+ interactive video guitar lessons covering all styles, techniques, and levels and all courses are available anytime, anywhere, and is available for any device. TrueFire’s proprietary technologies and patented methods of lesson presentation allows the instructors to specialize one-on-one private lessons or design a lesson for a group anywhere in the world.

TrueFire's Guitarists and Educators

TrueFire’s educators are passionate about music and the lessons they present. Technically, they are all experts in their field of music and music education. Their focus is mainly on teaching the students technique, not just how to play songs, which sets TrueFire apart from the other online guitar instructors. Because of the educators and their technology, TrueFire has earned over 70 international creative, marketing, video, and technology awards.

Learn How To Play Guitar for Free with this Sure-Fire 10-Step Method for Beginners

First Steps For Beginners

TrueFire’s beginning lessons may be a little harder than some other lesson, but upon completing the lessons you can be confident that you will know the guitar basics and ready to progress to the next level.

In the First Steps To Learning Guitar you will learn:

  • Guitar chord shapes.
  • How To keep a steady rhythm.
  • How to change chords smoothly.

After play guitar for years I found their fingering in First Steps For Beginners to be different than what I had learned. If I had learned the fingering the way they taught it in the beginning it would have been fine, but changing after all these years would have been very difficult.

Jam Tracks

There are several advantages to the jam tracks. The instructor guides you through each step of the lessons showing you how to practice, plus you hear how your part would sound in a real band.

Your lesson download includes all the video lessons, the guitar tabs, and charts, plus all the practice jam tracks.

Another advance to TrueFire’s course is their mobile app, so you can practice your lessons from any place at any time. It also downloads to any device.

When you finish the first course you will be ready to advance to the Next Level Guitar Lesson.

TrueFire Sample Beginning Lessons

Student Referral

“At 50 I finally decided to learn to play guitar. With my hectic schedule, I needed something that was ready and available when I had time. Learning Guitar 1 was a fantastic introduction to guitar basics. I love that it started with elementary, straightforward concepts and chords that I could grasp and learn. It even talks about HOW to practice. Then the course built on those simple things by adding other simple chords, strumming, and then working up to simple songs. I’m on my way!” – Daniel Rode, TrueFire Student

Ready to finally learn how to play guitar? Grab your guitar and let’s dig in!

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