Guitar Lesson 1 - Absolute Beginner? Start Here! [Free 10 Day Starter Course]

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Hi I'm Andy Crowley, and welcome to this 10 day guitar starter course!

Playing guitar as close to everyday as possible is the BEST WAY TO IMPROVE in the shortest amount of time - especially for total beginners!

I created this to also encourage you to pickup your guitar everyday for 10 days- even if it's just for 10 minutes!

Day 1 is my absolute beginners first lesson. Here, I show you how to play the easiest 2 chords on guitar, and then teach you how to play the EASY song called 'For What It's Worth' by a band called Buffalo Springfield.


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💬 Comments

Thanks for the support over the years! Best fans in the world 🙏

Author — @andycrowley


I came here almost 3 years ago. And I will tell anyone who’s trying to learn guitar, this is probably the best start you can get! Good luck! You can all do it!

Author — @rygdoomed442


a tip for anyone that struggles with retaining info or muscle memory. when you get the chord right, put down the guitar and close your eyes for a min, when you get the second chord right do the same. when you get a smooth transition, do the same. when you close your eyes after doing a task your brain flashes through the task over and over again, basically doing reps without you having to actually do them and it does it so fast you wont even realise its happening.

Author — @HumblePupp


I started guitar about a year ago and for anyone trying to learn I’d say this is the best place you can start. Looking back now it’s funny how difficult this was.

Author — @royghosn18


I've been playing 17 years and just decided to watch this. I am glad there are smart, talented teachers helping people get started. Thank you man

Author — @divebombdoug4872


Starting today y'all👍
On 12th April 23

[Day 1] 12th April
40 minutes and I'm already mastering lesson 1! Now I just need to be able to do it without hesitance.

1 day and I've completed lesson 1, now time for lesson 2.

[Day 2] 13th April
Everything's going well so far! D chord is a little difficult because of how slippery my fingers get but I'll get it eventually. About 20 minutes in and it's all going quite smoothly.

Another 20 minutes and i'm already getting better! D is almost easy for me, but I sometimes have to pause for a bit and adjust. Which I will have to practice to not do that all the time.

[Day 3] 14th April
I can now move onto lesson 3!

Actually wasn't as hard, this lesson actually helped me switch chords faster. I should still keep practicing though. I'm moving quicker than I had expected :)

15 minutes of lesson 3, now I can quickly move to lesson 4.

Lesson 4 surprisingly isn't as hard! But it's still a bit difficult. Keep trying :)

After a while of practicing, I can already move onto lesson 5. Which is really quick!

Lesson 5 is so fun!! I'm getting really good at it, I'm making so much progress!!

Lesson 5 done. I might do lesson 6 but I'll try a bit of it and then fully practice back on Monday!

[Day 4] 17th April
Okayokay, back to it! A little demotivated but I have to keep going :)

Lesson 6, it's a little difficult but it's very enjoyable! So many new chords, so I might have to make a list of the chords too.

Lesson 6 is starting to get easier! I just need to be more speedy, I'm so happy now. Everything is going so well, but I certainly have a REALLY long way to go!

I'm getting really good at it now. Depending on when I master it, I can move onto lesson 7 tomorrow.

[Day 5] 18th April
Alright, starting lesson 7!

Things are well! Pretty fun lesson, but sadly my last one for now. I have a vacation that'll take two weeks, so no updates til then! I'm already getting better :)

[Day 6] 2nd May
Im back from the trip!! Now its time to continue lesson 8.
I unfortunately dont have as much time at the moment, but it was fun! I really loved playing the G scale. Singing while playing the chorus is a bit difficult, but i know that needs practice, so overtime, i can achieve that skill! I'll practice lesson 8 a little more tomorrow and continue onto 9!

[Little break on 3rd May] Sorry, I may have to discontinue for a bit, but I'll get back to it once everything is settled! My sister got infected with covid and is now occupying the room where the guitar is. I also prefer playing alone, silently, but now that the room is taken, I have no where private to play the guitar. I unfortunately can't continue for about another week, but I promise, I'll keep up! Keep practicing(⁠ ⁠◜⁠‿⁠◝⁠ ⁠)

[Day 7] 19th May

I sincerely apologize for having no updates in a while, this month has been really cramped! But im back at it.

Lesson 9, here we go!
Everything is fun, it wasnt as hard as i thought. Though, i need to get used to strumming. Especially because i cant find the guitars pick! This day was really fun and i enjoyed it a lot! The days are almost over, im so happy :)

[Day 8] 26th May
Lesson Lets gooo!!

It was so fun to learn!! It ends up sounding so good at the end. I realy liked this lesson a lot. It did take a lot of attempts, but i managed. So... That should be the end for my journey! Thank you for reading this comment. Good luck on your journey now, dont give up! I hope you'll be a master in guitar one day. I'll make sure I'll be great in the far future!! 🎉🎉🎉

Author — @Mocharoe


I'm on day 5 of these videos now but wanted to come back and thank you for these videos and encourage anyone just checking them out to give them a go! I'm glad Andy came up first when I YouTubed 'beginner guitar lessons' and have made quite a bit of progress in only a week and a half thanks to his detailed tutorials. Love the encouragement and hear myself saying "that's totally fine" when I can't get it right away. Thanks! 😁

Author — @JordanAngeline


Learning guitar after my dad passed to feel closer to him. Thank you for making it easier

Author — @kayliemurphy9111


It's been about 5 days and I have these chords and the changes between them almost perfectly. Keep going people!

Author — @tom444


After many years of wanting to play guitar, I've started playing the guitar last week with Andy and I just love it!!! I'm on lesson 7 now, going well. I understand that the transitions are the most challenging. The songs Andy chose are great for my motivation! Lot's of fun so far - Thanks!

Author — @talegozinkamien1296


Really loving this video... Used to hate the guitar because of how most people made it look difficult, but you bro have made one of the easiest Massive respect 👏👏👏👏

Author — @danieljoe4728


GREAT beginning lesson. You not only covered the chords, but the proper finger placement and kept it on pace so it isn’t boring. Very nice, sir!

Author — @michaelthomas9991


Damn I should've been learning this when quarantine started but no, I just had to get the sudden urge to learn this once classes have begun and now I want to do everything EXCEPT study 🤦

Author — @angel.7892


Andy, thank you very much. I'm 65, always wanted to learn guitar. Worked too many hours in public safety for 30 years. Now I'm trying to learn. Love your lesson. I may never be good, but having fun learning. Thanks again, Jon

Author — @springyimaging8174


this was my first vid that i actually learned guitar, i’ve been playing now for almost 2 and a half years, and andy is the reason, hes the one who taught me guitar and i hope that he helps u as well❤

Author — @celinesh9993


Thank you Andy for your lessons. I recently picked up the guitar and the first lesson I did was with your 10-day course. You really helped me to be familiar with the open chords. I love your method of keeping the same finger for the A, D and E chords to make the progression easier. Really simple and easy to understand. Thank you for sharing. Much appreciated!

Author — @khaidang6074


Decided to start this course today! I've never held a guitar before but I got the hang of this lesson after a few watches, you're a great teacher :)

Author — @krinajain3688


started today, 16-07-2023
already able to play For What Its Worth.
Amazing teaching sir, we need more people like you

Author — @TensaZangetsu-ev2sn


I've spent 10 days on the first day of a 10 day guitar course. I'm special.

Author — @prolosertheatomistic8101


Thanks so much I found this lesson great and easy to follow I’ve been wanting to learn to play my guitar for a while and this is the best first lesson I’ve seen and feel like I can really learn from you. Not as intimidating as so many other methods!

Author — @AlenaDawn33