As beginners we sometimes focus so much on learning new and crazy chords that we forget that our fretting hand doesn't actually make much music. It just sets up the music - the strumming hand actually expresses it. Expressive rhythm is far more important than a wide knowledge of chords. Thousands of songs have become wildly popular using just three or four chords...but NO songs have become popular which do not have an engaging groove or rhythm. Remember, right now and for the rest of your guitar playing life:
The number one job of a guitar player is to play in rhythm!
This class includes full online access to
All for just $119!
Why take this course and how much time does it take to complete?
Of all the amazing classes at NYC Guitar School, this one is probably the most vital to your success as a guitar player.
We get a lot of calls from New Yorkers who say, “I don't belong in the beginners class, because I've been playing guitar for years. What class should I go into?” we'd invite them in for an evaluation, and in under 60 seconds we'd ascertain that:
They couldn't change between basic chords in rhythm.
They'd been playing guitar for years. They knew dozens of chords and owned multiple guitars - but they couldn't play even one song all the way through, because they couldn't change between basic chords in rhythm!
Without a strong rhythmic foundation, these students experienced tremendous frustration in all other aspects of guitar playing. Sometimes they blamed themselves and became discouraged, not realizing they had simply skipped over a vital stage of learning guitar - learning to groove in rhythm! Follow this course, practice every day and you will take your guitar playing to the next level in just 10 weeks!
Do I need any previous guitar experience?
Yes! This class is for students who are familiar with basic open chords and strumming patterns. Are you an Absolute Beginner? Check out our Absolute Beginner class!
Guitar for Near Beginners is designed for busy people to reach their guitar playing goals. The book is available on Amazon and has, with the help of the best teachers in NYC, been a catalyst for guitar greatness in the lives of thousands of people.
Not sure if this is the right class for you? Check out our self-evaluation page!
NYC Guitar School makes learning simple — step by step and song by song, in structured and motivating classes with a skilled coach and fun classmates. Over 5,000 busy New Yorkers have learned to play in NYC Guitar School's Guitar For Absolute Beginners class, and have given the class hundreds of 5-star ratings on Yelp, Google and Amazon. And now NYC Guitar School classes are available via on-demand video.
Want to learn to guitar, but aren't sure how? As a beginner, you need:
NYC Guitar School Online features the same great teachers and proven curriculum which have helped thousands of busy New Yorkers learn to play in four NYC Metro locations.
If you live in New York City, visit www.NYCGuitarSchool.com to join our musical community — we have classes, jams, workouts, lessons, bands and camps for you. If you don't live in New York City, we welcome you virtually via www.guitarlessons.nyc — and when you do visit, be sure to drop by!