Guitar II: Guitar for Near Beginners

Play basic chords with amazing confidence, rhythm, and groove! Learn essential strumming patterns with basic chords and acquire expressive rhythm skills.

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

  • A pdf download of the book
  • The $349 course being taught at our schools
  • The same great teachers that we have in NYC
  • Lifetime access to hundreds of video lessons

All for just $119!

Topics Covered:

  • Palm Muting
  • Scratching
  • Lead Guitar
  • The Blues
  • Counting in 16th Notes (The Ballad Strum)
  • The Bass Strum
  • Accents
  • New Time Signatures (Six-Eight and Three-Four)
  • Sus Chords
  • The Reggae Strum

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!

Your Instructor

NYC Guitar School
NYC Guitar School

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:

  • a step by step process to learn with efficiency and confidence.

  • a trained and experienced coach to save your time with insights and tips.

  • an environment and community to nurture your focus and motivation.

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 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 and when you do visit, be sure to drop by!

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After purchase, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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