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VirTuition - On Demand Video Tuition: Absolute Beginner Electric Guitar

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This series of virtual electric guitar tutorials will start with the basics and aim to build your musical confidence; taking you from absolute beginner to competent player. The package includes six tutorial videos to help you along your way.

You can watch each tutorial as many times as you want and at your own pace. (On demand videos are available to view for 1 year from purchase).

If you’re ready to embark on your musical journey at a pace that suits you, then this is the perfect option!


Join your virtual music leader, Richard Sutton who will guide you through a range of techniques and styles to help develop your electric guitar skills.

Tutorial 1: Introduction to instrument, tuning and tempo
Tutorial 2: Rhythms and notes
Tutorial 3: Tab, staccato, muting and the E minor pentatonic scale
Tutorial 4: A minor pentatonic scale, dotted note rhythms and root notes
Tutorial 5: Natural notes, triplet rhythm, sharps and flats
Tutorial 6: Chord progressions, Blues scale, walking bass line