Welcome to The Guitar Suite.com! My name is Adam Long and I’ve created these free acoustic guitar lessons to give beginner to advanced guitarists a fairly good understanding of how to approach writing songs and learning acoustic and fingerstyle guitar. This site is for those who don’t mind reading. All of my lessons are self-paced and pretty much was made while I was trying to figure out what the heck I was doing on guitar. Take what you can, use what you can. Throw out all the rest. Hope you enjoy!
If you are a beginner, obviously start with the beginner guitar lesson section. Here you will find you basic chords, parts of the guitar and some other cool stuff like learning to read music, tuning and stringing your guitar, etc…
For those of you who have some experience under your guitar strap, either Jamplay or GuitarTricks will going to be your best bet if you want to explore more advanced instruction. It’s all online and the quality is pretty outstanding. I highly recommend these affiliate sites. Good people.
Beginner Acoustic Guitar Lessons
- Beginner acoustic guitarists can check out the free beginner guitar lessons in this section. You’ll learn the parts of the guitar, how to play open chords, barred chords, how to hold a pick, how to string a guitar, and how to tune a guitar. Once you finish with these free beginner acoustic guitar lessons, you can move on to the technique and the theory sections to help you with learning acoustic guitar. Remember if you are a beginner, definitely check out Learn and Master Guitar.
Lessons on Practicing Acoustic Guitar
- Practicing acoustic guitar is one of the most under-appreciated aspects of playing the guitar. In this section, I give you free guitar lessons on how to correctly practice acoustic guitar. I include free guitar practice templates and lessons on how to properly approach the instrument. This includes establishing and narrowing guitar goals and logging your progress. And, of course, this is another reason I like Jamplay. They provide an online progress journal that you can keep on their site.
Guitar Technique Lessons
- There are so many guitar lessons on guitar technique out there. In this section, I’ve written a series of free lessons that will get you properly using acoustic guitar technique with your left and right hands. You’ll learn arpeggios, guitar slurs, and a whole bunch of other stuff. I’ve posted some guitar exercises that you can practice with too. Check out my acoustic guitar technique lessons.
Music Theory Lessons
- If you want to learn music theory and how to apply it to the acoustic guitar, you’ve come to the right place. I have lots of free lessons on guitar theory. You’ll learn chord theory, the circle of 5ths, how to form basic chords all the way to advanced chords, guitar scales, scale theory. And I give you more exercises to practice so you can start applying music theory to acoustic guitar. But if you want an EXCELLENT foundation in the basics of theory… especially in chord structure and in knowing the major scale, the best value I can give you is my Guitar Suite Package (Master the Fretboard with Major Triads, The Guitar Suite eBook, Major Scale Mastery). It’s been very successful and it’s a step by step approach to mastering chords and the major scale.
- A lot of acoustic guitar lessons give you techniques, some guitar exercises, some theory, whatever. But with The Guitar Suite, I try to give you all of these plus acoustic guitar lessons on songwriting too. Whether you are a beginner guitarists or more advanced, check out the songwriting guitar lessons. Hopefully, they will give you some insight when you are writing your own songs on your acoustic guitar.