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  • Section 1
  • Section 2
  • Section 3
  • Section 4

Acoustic Guitar 101 - Section 1

  • Introduction to Acoustic Guitar
  • Lesson 1: Holding the Guitar - Part 1
  • Lesson 2: Holding the Guitar - Part 2
  • Lesson 3: Holding the Guitar - Part 3
  • Lesson 4: Caring For Your Guitar
  • Lesson 5: Parts of the Guitar - Part 1
  • Lesson 6: Parts of the Guitar - Part 2
  • Lesson 7: Tuning the Guitar - Part 1
  • Lesson 8: Tuning the Guitar - Part 2
  • Lesson 9: Tuning the Guitar - Part 3
  • Lesson 10: Tuning the Guitar - Part 4
  • Lesson 11: Tuning the Guitar - Part 5
  • Lesson 12: Tuning the Guitar - Part 6
  • Lesson 13: Tuning the Guitar - Part 7
  • Lesson 14: Right Hand Part 1
  • Lesson 15: Right Hand Part 2
  • Lesson 16: Right Hand Part 3
  • Lesson 17: Left Hand - Part 1
  • Lesson 18: Left Hand - Part 2
  • Lesson 19: Left Hand - Part 3
  • Lesson 20: Left Hand - Part 4
  • Lesson 21: Left Hand - Part 5
  • Lesson 22: Left Hand - Part 6

Acoustic Guitar 101 - Section 2

  • Lesson 23: Tablature Overview
  • Lesson 24: Basic Minor Chords
  • Lesson 25: The C Chord
  • Lesson 26: The G Chord
  • Lesson 27: The F Chord - Part 1
  • Lesson 28: The F Chord - Part 2
  • Lesson 29: Barre Chords - Part 1
  • Lesson 30: Barre Chords - Part 2
  • Lesson 31: “I Know You Rider” - Analysis Part 1
  • Lesson 32: “I Know You Rider” - Analysis Part 2
  • Lesson 33: “I Know You Rider” - Performance
  • Lesson 34: “I Know You Rider” - Variations
  • Lesson 35: “Amazing Grace” - Analysis
  • Lesson 36: “Amazing Grace” - Performance
  • Lesson 37: “Frankie and Johnny” - Analysis Part 1
  • Lesson 38: “Frankie and Johnny” - Analysis Part 2
  • Lesson 39: “Frankie and Johnny” - Performance
  • Lesson 40: 7th Chords - Part 1
  • Lesson 41: 7th Chords - Part 2
  • Lesson 42: Barre Chords - Part 3: A Shape Majors
  • Lesson 43: Barre Chords - Part 4: Minor Chords

Acoustic Guitar 101 - Section 3

  • Lesson 44: Major 7th Chords - Part 1
  • Lesson 45: Major 7th Chords - Part 2
  • Lesson 46: Major 7th Chords - Part 3
  • Lesson 47: Minor 7th Chords - Part 1
  • Lesson 48: Minor 7th Chords - Part 2
  • Lesson 49: Minor 7th Barre Chords
  • Lesson 50: “Wayfaring Stranger” - Analysis Part 1
  • Lesson 51: “Wayfaring Stranger” - Analysis Part 2
  • Lesson 52: “Wayfaring Stranger” - Analysis Part 3
  • Lesson 53: “Wayfaring Stranger” - Performance
  • Lesson 54: Using a Capo - Part 1
  • Lesson 55: Using a Capo - Part 2
  • Lesson 56: Using a Capo - Part 3
  • Lesson 57: Using a Capo - Part 4
  • Lesson 58: Using a Capo - Part 5
  • Lesson 59: Using a Capo - Part 6
  • Lesson 60: Right Hand Technique - Part 1
  • Lesson 61: Right Hand Technique - Part 2
  • Lesson 62: Right Hand Technique - Part 3
  • Lesson 63: Right Hand Technique - Part 4
  • Lesson 64: Right Hand Technique - Part 5
  • Lesson 65: Right Hand Technique - Part 6
  • Lesson 66: Right Hand Technique - Part 7
  • Lesson 67: Right Hand Technique - Part 8

Acoustic Guitar 101 - Section 4

  • Lesson 68: 2 Note Boogie-Woogie
  • Lesson 69: The B Chord
  • Lesson 70: Self Accompaniment
  • Lesson 71: “You Are My Sunshine” - Chords
  • Lesson 72: “You Are My Sunshine” - Melody
  • Lesson 73: “You Are My Sunshine” - Performance
  • Lesson 74: “Darlin Cory” - Analysis
  • Lesson 75: “Darlin Cory” - Performance
  • Lesson 76: “Salty Dog” - Analysis
  • Lesson 77: “Salty Dog” - Performance
  • Lesson 78: “Goin Down the Road Feelin Bad” - Analysis
  • Lesson 79: “Goin Down the Road Feelin Bad” - Performance
  • Lesson 80: How to Change a Guitar String
  • Lesson 81: Fingerpicking - Part 1
  • Lesson 82: Fingerpicking - Part 2
  • Lesson 83: Fingerpicking - Part 3
  • Lesson 84: “Peggy O” - Analysis
  • Lesson 85: “Peggy O” - Performance
  • Lesson 86: Alternate Tunings
  • Lesson 87: “Can't Lie Awake” by Scott Law

About Scott

Rock guitarist Paul Gilbert was born in Illinois and raised in rural Pennsylvania. Paul was first inspired by his uncle Jimi Kidd and started to learn guitar at the young age of 5. By the time he was 15, Paul was performing in clubs with his band Tau Zero and was featured in the February 1983 issue of Guitar Player magazine.

When he was 17, Paul moved to Los Angeles to study guitar at the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT). After graduation, Paul joined the faculty as a guitar teacher and also began recording with the group Black Sheep. He later formed the band Racer X, who released their debut album "Street Lethal" in 1986, and in 1988 he formed the group Mr. Big. Paul continues to perform shows .

Aside from his signature rock guitar shredding, Paul Gilbert is known for being an approachable and highly effective guitar instructor. Having been teaching people how to play guitar since he was a teenager, Paul is a natural when it comes to guitar instruction.

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