Welcome to Guitar Lessons for the Curious Guitarist! Our course is a comprehensive guitar & music theory guide for all guitar students – beginner through expert. Lectures begin at the very beginning. Students do no need any prior knowledge of guitar or music.
Students can use any guitar they have – electric, acoustic, or classical. We don’t worry about types of guitars, electronics, effects, amps, or general guitar gear. This course focuses on guitar theory & playing.
This course is in 8 sections that are cumulative – each lesson builds on the previous lesson. The sections are: GUITAR BASICS, BEGINNER LEVEL, NOVICE LEVEL, INTERMEDIATE LEVEL, ADVANCED LEVEL, EXPERT LEVEL, WORLD CLASS LEVEL, and JAM ALONG.
In each section (except JAM ALONG), we focus on these fundamentals:
-Scales & Modes
-Other (technique, music theory, or special skill)
The JAM ALONG section is a bonus section with 10 videos, each with a PDF, of live-recorded jam along guitar loops for you to practice soloing (improvising) while the background chords are playing. The keys and scales are clearly marked & charted out on the whiteboard (and PDF) so you’ll know exactly what to play!
Every video in this course has a PDF attachment that you should download (and print) to use as an additional resource while studying with these videos.
Your guitar teacher, Dan, has been sitting with guitar students for over 24 years. These lessons & these videos are the result of a lifetime of experience working with people just like you!
Q: What makes Dan so special? (There are better guitar players than him.)
A: This is so true! While Dan is a talented & well-balanced guitarist, there are many other players in the world operating on a higher level of playing. However, Dan is a master guitar teacher. He has the patience that you need in order to have the material explained in depth and in the correct sequence for it to make sense. Music learning is a cumulative experience – it must be taught in order and in good detail.
There’s a lot to do. Let’s get started!