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Guitar for Beginners

A course for those starting out on one of the most popular instruments of them all

The Guitar for Beginners course is for those who would consider themselves to be a beginner; from those who have never picked up a guitar, through those who once plucked a few strings but never got beyond that, or those who could play a little bit before and would like to refresh their basic skills.

The course looks at the fundamentals to the guitar including basic notes, music notation and tuning.

It then moves on to simple chords and chord charts before learning some melodies and chords that can be played alongside them.

Course Syllabus & Structure

TitleLesson Length
Introduction to the Course24m 49s
Chords & Auld Lang Syne22m 02s
Notation, The Roundabout Polka and Chords32m 14s
Tuning and Nelson’s Tonic41m 51s
Lochaber Badger41m 32s

Some of the lessons are split into clips as we learn the different aspects of the guitar and playing it.

Each lesson has downloadable materials to accompany it including Chord charts, tab and sheet music.

Owen Sinclair

Your Tutor -

A multi-instrumentalist within the Glasgow trad scene, Owen Sinclair has made his mark as an international performer and teacher.
Performing regularly with TannaraWestward the Light and Inyal, as well as staple tutor at the renowned Glasgow Fiddle Workshop. He also performs as part of the Bell Rock Cèilidh Band

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Lesson 1. Introduction to the Course

Owen introduces his Beginners’ course before discussing Manuscript & Tab and looking at simple scales. Be sure to download all 6 (!) documents below.   This Post is only available to subscribed

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Lesson 2. Chords & Auld Lang Syne

Owen next moves on to looking at the C, G and D chords before introducing one of Scotland’s most famous tunes, Auld Lang Syne.   This Post is only available to subscribed

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Lesson 4. Tuning and Nelson’s Tonic

Next, Owen begins with a brief discussion on different tunings of the guitar and what that means for standard tuning, before moving on to look at the reel Nelson’s Tonic from the

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Lesson 5. Lochaber Badger

In the last lesson of this course for beginners, Owen ties everything together and teaches a great reel by Fred Morrison.   This Post is only available to subscribed members. Login

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