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Free Guitar Lessons

FretHub is an online guitar tuition web site. Our members have unrestricted and unlimited access to hundreds of hi-def video guitar lessons, taught by two highly qualified, professional and down to earth teachers.

Bobby Harrison and Nick Radcliffe have over sixty years of combined professional experience and it is their goal to provide the best online guitar course available.

In order to demonstrate the quality and range of information on FretHub, we offer many free guitar lessons in each level, to suit guitar players at the beginner level, right through to advanced players.

All of the lessons below are free; you don’t even have to sign up as a FretHub member to watch them.

1. Modes of The Major Scale – Introduction

Modes of The Major Scale - Introduction - a FretHub online guitar lesson, with Bobby Harrison and Nick Radcliffe

Located in:
Intermediate Lessons

Over the following lessons, Nick and Bobby break down the theory and applications of the Modal System step by step, giving you plenty of demo solos to inspire you, encouraging you to play along with the 7 backing tracks and come up with your own ideas. Later, Bobby and Nick show you how to incorporate pentatonic scales into your modal playing, giving you even more possibilities when soloing.

Sweep Picking Arpeggios – Part 1

Sweep Picking Arpeggios - Part 1 - a FretHub online guitar lesson, with Bobby Harrison

Located in:
Advanced Lessons

The series kicks off with an intro demo and a breakdown of the sweep picking technique.

1. Introducing Chords 6 (F)

Introducing Chords 6 (F) - a FretHub onlne guitar lesson, with Nick Radcliffe

Located in:
The Foundation Course

In this first lesson, Nick teaches us yet another very commonly used chord: The chord of F.

Blues Guitar Vol 1 Pt 1 (Intro)

Blues Guitar Intro - a FretHub online guitar lesson, with Bobby Harrison

Located in:
Intermediate Lessons

In this first lesson, Bobby begins by demonstrating the solo we’re going to learn note-for-note (4 times around the 12 bar Blues progression). We go on to discuss different eras of blues players, with some advice on essential listening.

1. Basic Scales. C & A Minor

Basic Scales. C & A Minor - a FretHub online guitar lesson, with Bobby Harrison

Located in:
The Foundation Course

In this first lesson, Bobby shows us the scales of C major and A minor in first position. Be sure to practice these scales both ascending and descending and use alternate picking throughout. This will help you to build up speed and dexterity in both hands.

Legato – Demo & Introduction

Legato - Demo & Introduction - a FretHub online guitar lesson, with Bobby Harrison

Located in:
Advanced Lessons

We begin with a demo solo over the Dm7 Dorian backing track and a breakdown of the mechanics of the legato technique.

1. The A Minor Pentatonic Scale

The A Minor Pentatonic Scale - a FretHub online guitar lesson, with Bobby Harrison

Located in:
The Foundation Course

In this first lesson, we look at the movable minor pentatonic scale. In this example, we’re going to be working in the key of A minor. The minor pentatonic scale is arguably the most common scale in lead guitar. There are countless licks and riffs we can play once we’ve mastered this scale. We’re also going to practice some fast hammer-on and pull-off trills using this scale in order to build up dexterity and strength in our fingers.

Economy Picking – Part 1

Economy Picking - Part 1 - a FretHub online guitar lesson, with Bobby Harrison

Located in:
Advanced Lessons

Bobby starts things off by showing us the mechanics of this great technique and explaining the difference between economy picking and alternate picking.

Soloing With Arpeggios – Part 1 (introduction)

Soloing With Arpeggios - Part 1 (introduction) - a FretHub online guitar lesson, with Bobby Harrison

Located in:
Intermediate Lessons

In this introduction video, Bobby begins by playing an arpeggio-laden solo over a funky backing track, before giving us an insight into what we can learn from this series.

Diatonic Chord Extensions – Intro

Diatonic Chord Extensions - Intro - a FretHub online guitar lesson, with Bobby Harrison

Located in:
The Foundation Course

Bobby shows us some useful chord extensions.

1. Introducing The Guitar

Introducing The Guitar - a FretHub online guitar lesson, with Bobby Harrison

Located in:
The Foundation Course

Before we learn anything on the guitar, it’s important that you know the anatomy of the instrument. Here, in our first video lesson, Bobby and Nick show you the main types of electric and acoustic guitars and give you a basic run down of what everything’s called and what its function is.

2a. Tuning Your Guitar

Tuning Your Guitar - a FretHub online guitar lesson, with Bobby Harrison

Located in:
The Foundation Course

Now that we know the names of the strings, it’s important that you learn how to keep your guitar in tune. In this video, Bobby shows you how to alter the pitch of the open strings using the guitar’s machineheads. As explained in this lesson, it’s recommended that you keep the “Tuning Notes” video open in a separate tab when studying with Frethub. This will give you a reference for when you feel your guitar needs re-tuning.

Incidentally, Bobby is a left-handed guitarist. To make his lessons easier for most people to follow, we decided to horizontally flip his videos when we edited them. However, we left this lesson un-flipped in order to avoid confusion when Bobby goes on to demonstrate several electronic guitar tuners and apps later in the video.

3. Song – Everybody Hurts

Song - Everybody Hurts - a FretHub online guitar lesson, with Nick Radcliffe

Located in:
The Foundation Course

Another song that will improve both your chord changes and your picking hand technique is the REM classic “Everybody Hurts”. In this lesson, Nick shows us how to play the intro, verse and chorus sections of this great song.

3. Extended E Minor Pentatonics

Extended E Minor Pentatonics - a FretHub online guitar lesson, with Nick Radcliffe

Located in:
The Foundation Course

Nick shows us a cool way of extending the range of the E minor pentatonic scale up the neck, allowing us to play long runs from the open E String, all the way up to the 12th fret on the high E string and beyond…

5. Power Chord Riff – Vertigo

Power Chord Riff - Vertigo - a FretHub online guitar lesson, with Nick Radcliffe

Located in:
The Foundation Course

Another song that uses power chords to great effect is the 2004 U2 classic “Vertigo”. In this lesson, Bobby shows us the main riff from the song. This is a great riff to practice since it will improve the speed at which we change from one power chord to the next.

6. Power Chords – American Idiot

Power Chords - American Idiot - a FretHub online guitar lesson, with Bobby Harrison

Located in:
The Foundation Course

In this lesson, Bobby shows you the main riff, verse and chorus parts from Green Day’s “American Idiot”. As well as featuring a great riff, this song serves as a very useful exercise to practice quick changes between power chords.

8. Solo Based Around G Major Pentatonic

Solo Based Around G Major Pentatonic - a FretHub online guitar lesson, with Nick Radcliffe

Located in:
The Foundation Course

In this clip, Nick improvises a solo over a backing track, based around the G major pentatonic scale. This is a taster for  the next 2 lessons in which we will learn the scale shapes and techniques he is using.

10. Mixing Pentatonic and Major Scales

Mixing Pentatonic and Major Scales - a FretHub online guitar lesson, with Nick Radcliffe

Located in:
The Foundation Course

Using the movable shapes we learned in the previous lesson, Nick demonstrates how to use the 7 note major scale along with the major pentatonic scale over a backing track in G major.

16. Song – Heart Of Gold

Song - Heart Of Gold - a FretHub online guitar lesson, with Nick Radcliffe

Located in:
The Foundation Course

In this lesson, Nick shows us how to play the Neil Young classic “Heart Of Gold”. There are more chord changes in this song than in previous songs we’ve learned, but you should find it fairly easy if you’ve practiced your first positon chords.

20. Harmonising Using 6ths pt 1

Harmonising Using 6ths pt 1 - a FretHub online guitar lesson, with Nick Radcliffe

Located in:
The Foundation Course

The next four lessons are dedicated to harmonising melodies using 6ths. Nick shows us this very useful and common technique

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