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GL365 Academy – Beginner Guitar Introduction

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  1. Carole Sigouin on May 26, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Hello Carl

    I would LOVE to learn The Messiah will Come Again (Gary Moore)

  2. Bill Ketcham on December 16, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Hi Carl,
    I have been following you for some time and really enjoy how you do your lessons.
    At the age of 56 and not a single musical bone in my body, you seem to make the lessons achievable for me…thank you.

    Oh, any chance you can create a lesson for “long and winding road” from the Beatles. I prefer fingerstyle as that is how I started learning as a beginner.
    I need to watch some of your lessons on strumming as I am terrible at it.

    Thank you,


    • Carl Brown on December 17, 2018 at 8:02 am

      That sounds like a good one to do Bill! Plus it has been a while since I have done something from The Beatles.

      Not sure what style it will be though. My fingerstyle technique is being hindered by an ulnar nerve issue at the moment. Going to physical therapy every week to try and bring it back to life but it is still a ways off. Might have to opt for surgery if it doesn’t improve in the next couple of months.

      So might just transcribe the chords and strum them. 😀

  3. Theodore Sachs on February 8, 2019 at 4:56 am

    I”ve always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but, raising a family and working always seemed to get in the way. Now I’m home full time with more time than I could want. I’m 64 now and wanting to pick up this art. I have one problem though, I’m missing half of my left index finger. Is there any way to overcome this?

    • Carl Brown on February 8, 2019 at 1:52 pm

      Hey Theodore! I think you will have to adapt some things, especially for chords, but can still become a great player.

      One of the greatest guitar players of all-time was Django Reinhardt. He only had use of two fingers on his fret-hand and still managed to become an incredible virtuoso.

      So don’t let it hold you back!

  4. Mario Viveey on October 21, 2019 at 5:33 am

    Hi Carl,

    I’m a new subscriber here and so far i like what i see.
    I’ve played the guitar in the ’90 but after marriage problems, work and a motorcycle crash (left hand was completely broken, and 36 more bones that also broken) i was forced to stop playing. After many therapy sessions today i can use my left hand for about 85%.
    So the first thing i wanted to do was my guitar.

    I searched for several months to find a teacher, i’ve seen almost anything on youtube, visited several sites and was still not convinsed.

    That went on until i saw your channel on youtube.
    First thing i noticed was that you make playing the guitar so easy and that was what i was looking for.
    You are different, you explaine thing as if every guitar player is a beginner and after my search i can say that you are the only one.

    So my choise was easy and i have to say thank you.

    • Carl Brown on October 21, 2019 at 8:54 am

      Thanks a bunch Mario! This is a great way to start my day. Stay off those bikes!! 🙂

  5. Starfield Kharbani on October 30, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Hello Carl,
    I am from India, so can I go Premium and also can I use Master Card regarding Billing Payment.


    • Carl Brown on October 31, 2019 at 9:41 am

      Yes of course! We have many academy members from India. You can use our regular payment processor or you also have a Paypal option if you prefer that. Thanks! Carl..

  6. Dave Eastoe on November 28, 2019 at 2:32 am

    Hey Carl, greetings from across the Pond and Happy ThanksGiving!

    I’ve decided to take the plunge and sign up for Premium after your very generous off.

    I’m another oldie, 50 yrs young and want to master the guitar or at least play better. I have been following your freebie vids on You Tube, checking out other teachers too, but I always come back to your sites as it just seems “right”, like a lot of other guys have mentioned too.

    So instead of thinking I am Randy or Synyster or Mick Marrs or John Williams or Nuno et al, I at least want to try and sound a bit closer to them, well, everyone has gotta aim high right? So I’m going to start at the very beginning and learn properly so I don’t miss anything after learning licks, riffs and scales etc and I can’t wait to start either

    Cheers for the opportunity and motivation and encouragement to become better and hope you have a great day

    • Carl Brown on November 28, 2019 at 12:21 pm

      What a great message Dave and thanks a bunch for supporting my lessons.

      I can’t wait to help you reach those goals. Those are all great players. Don’t think you are starting to late, I have had many student that started in their mid 60’s after retirement and became fantastic guitarists. I look forward to hearing from you around the site and hopefully in the weekly Saturday live video chats with me as well. 🙂

      Thanks again!

    • Youssef Kasim on January 11, 2020 at 2:20 pm

      What about the electric beginner guitar course?

      • Carl Brown on January 12, 2020 at 11:24 am

        For these lessons, there really is no difference between playing the stuff on electric or acoustic. Practice on whatever you have, they are not acoustic specific. 🙂

  7. Bernice Holowachuk on December 26, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    I have zero guitar level. My fingers are short but that won’t deter me. I‘be already played your video on daily drills and exercises for hands and fingers. So I’m eager to learn.

  8. Michael R Thomas on January 19, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Hello. Do you recommend taking the beginner course first? or the ear training and music theory course?



    • Carl Brown on January 22, 2020 at 8:34 am

      I would recommend the beginner course first. In fact, the beginner section is really two courses (Getting Started and Rhythm Foundations).

      I suggest going through both of those courses at the same time to get your playing up to speed faster. Once you can complete those courses, you are ready for any other course or courses in the academy that interest you. 🙂

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