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1. Set goals. What do you want to play and why? 2. Get the right guitar (visit our Beginner's Hub). The right gear gets you playing better, faster. 3. Visit Fender Play, our step-by-step online guitar lessons can teach you a song in minutes.
Ultimately, it depends on the style of music you want to play. Genre and style aside, each have benefits: electric guitars have thinner strings (easier on your hands long term) while acoustic guitars are more portable (play anywhere without more gear).
Yes! Fender Play (our online guitar learning app) provides step-by-step instruction and trackable progress that gets you playing your first song in minutes. Try for free at
At its simplest, a guitar chord is a combination of three or more different notes sounded together. It is a foundation to guitar eductation because knowing even a few chords can unlock 1000s of songs. Check out Fender Play to learn your first chords.
Tuning a guitar is one of the first skills any beginner learns as it ensures your guitar sounds right. The easiest way to do this is to download the Fender Tune App or use the online tuner on, then follow the step-by-step instructions.
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