Ebook for Beginners

The complete beginner guide to getting started with the Guitar. After teaching private lessons to thousands of beginners, this is what I have found Will work if YOU practice. 80 pages of instruction.

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Have you been trying to learn the guitar, or maybe you’ve tried in the past and failed? If you’re one of the thousands of people who try to learn the guitar each year, don’t give up before you try my ebook.

Learning how to play the guitar is a wonderful skill, and can be achieved by doing one simple thing. Practice! Yeah, that’s right. I just gave you the million dollar secret.

What everyone does not tell you is that anybody CAN play guitar, but it will not happen overnight. It will take some diligent practice every day. If you know this going in, then it will be much easier for your expectations to be met. You just can’t start playing like Jimi Hendrix in a few weeks.

Please don’t fall for this promise that so many websites tell you.

You can put in a little practice each day, and over time you will develop the skills it takes to play any kind of music. This is a much more realistic goal, and you will see better results by using this mindset.


  • 80 page eBook
  • 20 minute beginner video guitar lesson on strumming the guitar
  • Downloadable mp3s of all audio examples
  • 9 backing tracks to play along with that include drums and bass
  • PDF of all music in the video and backing tracks


  1. Terry Smith

    Hi John

    I’m really enjoying this course. Its taking me back to scratch, lots of new chords and rhythms. I’m using this course to get me to the point where I can start on your blues courses.

    That’s what I want to play, Love blues guitar. Great Beginner Package.

    Kind Regards


  2. William Thelen

    I’m finding this lesson to be very helpful. Although I’ve been playing for some time I decided to start at the beginner level and I’ve picked up some helpful tips. Mostly self taught, I’ve taken some lessons with mixed results, learning mostly that there is more than one way to “skin a cat” or play the guitar. Each teacher has a different take on how to do things. I like the way you string together learning chords with strumming and other techniques. It’s more fluid than just memorizing chords or learning scales. I’m almost done with the beginning ebook and look forward to moving into the intermediate lessons.

  3. Jeff Matthews

    I am halfway thru the Guitar Method Beginner Book so I thought I would send a quick email to say, “Wow”!!! Your teaching is what I have been looking for. I have taken lessons in the past and wasted many hours on You Tube but never really understood how to really play the guitar. It might seem odd, but your lessons on strumming is one of many examples that I never really understood until now. I really like the layout of the book and the example tracks really have built my confidence to where each lesson I have made a success. Thank you again for the hard work that you have put into this program and your business! You have made a difference in my life!

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What Members are saying

On videos where he turns it loose, you see and hear someone that gets it

I’ve been playing in bands since 1974 when I was 17. They’ve been more or less successful over time, earning enough scratch to keep me interested. Blues has always been at the top of my list, and I got by on basic rhythm techniques and the occasional lead. “Good enough” to get by, but I was never satisfied.

I’ve tried dozens of instructors, all sorts of how-to books/DVDs/online programs…nothing seemed to click. When you hear a good blues guitar player, the distinction between good enough and great is huge. I’ve found a few online, but too many talk talk talk and play little. When I discovered Learning Guitar Now, I realized it was different on this site. First, John can PLAY. On videos where he turns it loose, you see and hear someone that gets it. But what makes his site different than the rest just regurgitating variations of the same theme is that he wants YOU to get it.

If you want to pick and choose your lessons…fine. If you want to start from scratch and build competency in technique…fine. If you want to talk to him on the forum and have a REAL exchange of ideas or ask for advice…he’s there. The lesson curriculum is huge, his freebies on YouTube vast, and his continued enthusiasm to help you become a better blues guitarist is non-wavering.

You’re not on his site to learn theory or the fretboard, although he does touch on these when necessary. You are there to play guitar. Play what you love in the style of your favorite artists or just improvising. Play, learn the phrases, the timing, the technique and you WILL get better. I’m 64 as I write this. Still playing. The difference now is I’m getting better. Good enough doesn’t cut it for me now.

When I hit a phrase just right, the audience actually pauses on that beat. The beauty of the blues just poured through my fingertips if only for a moment. Right now I’m focused on some of the Allman Brothers material. It takes me home. Sometimes, when I daydream, I see me on that stage with them, holding my own. Thanks JohnT, you’ve kept the blues alive for this old timer!

John White

I am pleased to say that I can now play a reasonable lead solo

I’m a pretty good acoustic guitar player who has always wanted to play electric blues lead. I have used quite a few other online tutoring sites some more successful than others but still didn’t manage to get it. Until, that is, I found Learning Guitar Now. With John’s tutoring style and a great website full of great courses I am pleased to say that I can now play a reasonable lead solo and I’m improving all the time. I love the way John plays guitar. It’s exactly how I’d like to play but he is very clear that you need to practice to get there. John is a very straight talker to lays out what you need to do to play blues lead and that is practice. He is also very encouraging by saying that you can do it but don’t kid yourself that buying the course will make you a great player if you don’t follow John’s useful and straight forward advice. So thank you John for everything. I get so much enjoyment from playing and see myself improving each month.

Dik McFarlane

He covers all the great blues and rock guitarists

LGN is an incredible resource for anyone wanting to get better at playing the blues. Working through John’s lessons will get you better at improvising, help with techniques like bending, slides, raking, and vibrato. He covers all the great blues and rock guitarists and some that you may not have studied previously. I highly recommend the All Access Pass to anyone who loves playing guitar!


John uses the latest tools available

I’m very happy being an All Access Pass member here at LGN. John is an excellent teacher and amazing guitar player. He not only shows you “what” to play but also focuses on “how” to play each note with emotion and feeling. That makes all the difference. Also the site interface is so easy and John uses the latest tools available to make the experience as rewarding as possible! I say “Go for it!” …you’ll be glad you did.

Philly Dupree

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