11 quick-fire guitar lessons for World Guitar Day

WORLD GUITAR DAY 2019 (opens in new tab): There are so many nuances to learning the guitar, and so many techniques and styles to absorb, that mastering the instrument really is a lifelong process. Navigating the right path through your guitar education can be difficult without a little guidance. 

That's where we come in. For World Guitar Day we've gathered some of our favourite lessons designed to quickly arm you with a cool new technique or approach to playing that should help round out your playing. 

The collection of lessons below cover all sorts of styles, techniques and abilities, and there should be something for every type of player here. If you like what you see, don't forget to share with your guitar playing buds!

- Learn 10 cunning chords that will fill out your guitar sound (opens in new tab)

- Improve your acoustic fingerpicking in 20 minutes with this easy guitar lesson (opens in new tab)

- Learn from rhythm guitar master Malcolm Young with these AC/DC-style riffs (opens in new tab)

- Improve your improvs in 20 minutes with this easy guitar lesson (opens in new tab)

- Learn Mastodon's killer riffing techniques (opens in new tab)

- How to play percussive acoustic guitar (opens in new tab)

- Master Motown and Stax rhythm grooves in 20 minutes with this easy guitar lesson (opens in new tab)

- 5 guitar tricks you can learn from John Mayer (opens in new tab)

- Guitar basics: learn to play powerchords (opens in new tab)

- 15 easy blues guitar chords every guitarist needs to know (opens in new tab)

- 5 essential rhythm guitar styles (opens in new tab)

Join us in celebrating World Guitar Day! Get playing, and share your best guitar videos, pictures, tips and stories with hashtag #worldguitarday

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