YouTube is an excellent platform to learn and improve your
However, it can be challenging to figure out where to start with many options available. Some instructors have great content, but some fall short by not properly developing their content or poor presentation. Regardless of whether you’re a beginner or more advanced guitarist, there’s a lot you can find on YouTube, but if you’re looking for more refined
For the purposes of this list, we’re leaving out our own TrueFire Studios channels (if you’re not already subscribed, you can do so here: TrueFire, JamPlay, ArtistWorks), and we highly recommend the following
Guitar Channels on YouTube
FiveWattWorld is a
We highly recommend you subscribe to this channel to learn more about the history of
2. Swift Lessons
Swift Lessons is a great source for world-class
Whether you are a beginner or advanced student, Swift Lessons is creating top-quality resources to take your playing to the next level. Here’s a great sample
3. Rick Beato
Rick Beato is an American YouTube personality, musician, multi-instrumentalist, music producer, and educator. Beato’s YouTube videos about music regularly get over one million views. Since the early 1980s, he has worked variously as a musician, songwriter, audio engineer, and record producer, and has lectured on music at several universities.
Rick covers a variety of topics for all things
4. Tim Pierce
Tim Pierce is an extraordinary
Tim hilariously shares his knowledge and experiences to teach you the tips and techniques you need to up your game.
If you’re curious about the life of a pro guitarist, Tim shares every aspect of the high life. Check out some of his best work: Getting ALL The Famous BURST Tones
5. Stich Method
Are you a frustrated
Here’s a great sample lesson from one of the best
6. Axe of Creation
The Axe of Creation
For a taste of what this
7. Corey Congilio
For over 20 years, Corey Congilio has immersed himself in a rich and diverse musical career. His experience as a touring guitarist, session musician, educator, and presenter has proved valuable in connecting with audiences around the world.
As a guitarist versed in all contemporary styles, Corey has supported artists of all genres from blues, rock, country, R&B, and jazz. He’s performed with David Lee Murphy, Lucie Silvas, Radney Foster, Cassadee Pope, Derek St. Holmes, Danielle Bradberry and others.
Since 2010 Corey has authored over 15 instructional
8. Jeff McErlain
Jeff McErlain is one of the rare musicians who can teach as well as he plays. This is borne out by Jeff being one of the most in-demand
Jeff’s unique curriculum and method of teaching are perfect for the player who has been working at the
Here’s a super cool
9. Eric Haugen
Eric Haugen is an accomplished guitarist and
Eric also recently released a TrueFire course,
10. Michael Palmisano
Award-winning GIT Grad, Founder of PRS Sponsored Guitargate.com, 100k+ students worldwide. Michael Palmisano has been playing
Here’s a sample video lesson from Michael Palmisano’s
11. Justin Sandercoe
Justin Sandercoe (Justin
Justin has excellent skills in elaborating and simplifying complex topics. Most songs have simplified chords progressions to help you learn quickly.
Justin also has a website that has more comprehensive content. Check out one of his lessons: Down Under by Men at Work | Guitar Lesson
12. Paul Davids
Paul Davids is one of the most inspirational online
Davids’ channel has music theory and application lessons, fingerstyle, blues, rock, and jazz. He elaborates well on creative ways to practice the knowledge.
You’ll learn how to differentiate instruments and famous riffs using electric and acoustic guitars. Take a look at this lesson: The LEGENDARY picking pattern – ‘Travis Picking’
13. Sophie Burrell
Sophie Burrell is a 22-year-old professional guitarist, musician, songwriter & teacher from the U.K. She’s been playing
14. Sophie Lloyd
Sophie Lloyd has been playing
Sophie is a super talented guitarist and a great presenter on YouTube. Give her channel a look with this video: Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train (SHRED VERSION)
If you’re learning the ropes, you’ll love the 10-day starter course on his channel. You can use these lessons to learn how to play your first riffs and chords. You can learn how to play simple songs and transition into intermediate classes as you advance.
Here’s a great example: Play 5 Johnny Cash songs with 3 EASY chords
16. Ben Eller
If you’re looking to challenge your
He also shares ways to improve on the bad habits you may or may not be aware of. Ben also has a weekly series on
Here’s a sample video from Ben Eller’s
17. 5 Minute
Kurt Berg is an excellent choice for aspiring acoustic
Kurt’s lessons on his channel are simple to accommodate beginners and intermediate players. He shares terrific tutorials in an easy-to-follow style to help you enhance your skills.
You can learn a lot from videos like this: Lost Stars Guitar Tutorial – Adam Levine (EASY CHORDS guitar lesson)
18. Rick Graham
Rick Graham is most famous for his elaborate how-to videos. He’s the perfect illustration of how much you can achieve when you set your mind to consistency.
Rick’s channel focuses more on riffs. He breaks down complex riffs into small, simple pieces that you can easily understand. You’ll learn at your own pace as you get the hang of the technical side of riffs.
Rick emphasizes using the correct technique so that your skills have the proper foundation. Check out this lesson: Shred Training with Rick Graham | Ep1. Killer Arpeggios
19. Troy Grady
Troy Grady is a perfect choice if your goal is to enhance your
Troy shares a deep perspective on
This channel will be an asset if you’re experiencing economy picking, alternate picking, or sweep picking challenges. Here’s one of the best YouTube
Guitar Goddess will guide you on the basic chords and scales if you’re starting. You’ll also learn tips on staying motivated and how to create your songs.
21. The Art of
Mike G. is the mastermind behind The Art of
Mike has excellent skills in the essential aspects of learning the
His channel is the perfect place to learn new elements and improve your skills, like this video on The First Guitar Lesson.
22. Robert Baker
Robert Baker is an exceptional
Robert’s lessons are comprehensive, covering all bases from basic riffs to straight-up shredding. He also hosts live jam sessions every week, where you get a chance to ask questions about your style and skills.
You have much to learn from his channel, such as this video: How To Shred For Beginners.
You’ll find videos on various
Check out this lesson: Have Difficulty with Bar Chords? Try these tips!
24. Kfir Ochaion
Kfir Ochaion is most famous for his incredible videos on social media. He has a different approach to teaching
Instead of ordinary lessons, Kfir uses existing music to experiment. He improvises and changes the genre while recording song covers.
If you have advanced skills or are more experienced, you can use this channel for inspiration. It will assist you in creating your unique tunes. Here’s one piece of art: How to Play – Animals by Maroon 5 on Electric Guitar
25. Marty Swartz
Marty Schwartz is perhaps the most popular YouTube
Marty touches on most music styles, teaching songs and
Here’s a sample lesson from Marty’s YouTube channel: Here’s the Ripple by The Grateful Dead
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