Watch the Building on Basics online guitar lesson by Rich Maloof from Guitar 201: Breakthroughs

Players with some grasp of beginning-level guitar playing will be comfortable making their way through Guitar 201. If you’re unsure about anything we cover, don’t worry — we'll never leave you hanging. There will be plenty of charts, diagrams and TAB notations to help you review. So, you can always practice with the materials provided and keep up with the course at your own pace. Our first few charts include refreshers on the names of the guitar strings and several common chord shapes.


You can also check out starter courses at TrueFire like Rich Maloof’s Acoustic Guitar for Beginners, Susan Mazer’s Hands-On Guitar, and Brad Carlton’s Beginner Chords Vol. 1.