Beginner Guitar Lessons London – Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Guitar and Bass Lessons in London

Welcome to Guitar Lessons London offering guitar and bass lessons in Queens Park London. Learning guitar should be fun, whether you want to play in a band, write songs, or just strum your favourites. Our teachers are friendly, experienced, and work great with beginner guitarists.Private One-to One Guitar lessons in  London Acoustic/electric.We specialise in showing beginners the fastest way to be comfortable on guitar.

Songs Without Capo

1.) Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw

2.) Sunday Morning – Maroon 5

3.) Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd

4.) Forget You – Cee Lo Green

5.) Diamonds – Rihanna

6.) Drops Of Jupiter – Train

7.) Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5

8.) We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift

9.) Everything You Want – Vertical Horizon

With Capo

1.) Hotel California – Eagles

2.) Payphone – Maroon 5

3.) Impossible – James Arthur

4.) Firework – Katy Perry

5.) The Man Who Can’t Be Moved – The Script

6.) Breakeven – The Script

7.) Viva La Vida – Coldplay

8.) Secrets – OneRepublic

Songs from Stage 1

BS-101 • Three Little Birds – Bob Marley ∆
BS-102 • Feelin’ Alright – Traffic
BS-103 • Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
BS-105 • I Walk The Line – Johnny Cash
BS-106 • The Gambler – Kenny Rodgers
BS-108 • Love Me Do – The Beatles
BS-110 • Common People – Pulp

Songs from Stage 2

BS-201 • A Girl Like You – Edwyn Collins
BS-202 • Louie Louie – The Kingsmen
BS-208 • Peggy Sue – Buddy Holly ∆
BS-209 • Lay Down Sally – Eric Clapton
BS-210 • Wild Thing – The Troggs

Songs from Stage 3

BS-302 • Mad World – Michael Andrews Feat Gary Jules
BS-303 • Hey Ya! – Outkast
BS-304 • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
BS-305 • Yellow Submarine – The Beatles
BS-307 • How To Save A Life – The Fray
BS-308 • What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes
BS-309 • This Years Love – David Gray
BS-310 • Working Class Hero – John Lennon ∆

Songs from Stage 4

BS-401 • Killing Me Softly With His Song – Roberta Flack ∆
BS-402 • (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding ∆
BS-403 • Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
BS-406 • Back To December – Taylor Swift
BS-409 • Live Forever – Oasis

Songs from Stage 5

BS-502 • Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
BS-507 • Going Down Slow – Blues Standard
BS-510 • That’ll Be The Day – Buddy Holly

Songs from Stage 6

BS-601 • Please Forgive Me – David Gray
BS-603 • Dakota – Stereophonics
BS-605 • I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis 
BS-606 • Pink Bullets – The Shins ∆
BS-608 • Mr. Jones – Counting Crows ∆
BS-610 • House Of The Rising Sun – Traditional ∆
BS-611 • Hurt – Johnny Cash (no longer in the songbook but video is live – see below *2)

Songs from Stage 7

BS-702 • Wanted Dead Or Alive – Bon Jovi
BS-703 • Lucky Man – The Verve
BS-704 • California Dreaming – The Mamas & The Papas
BS-706 • You Really Got Me – The Kinks
BS-707 • Have A Nice Day – Stereophonics
BS-708 • Love Is All Around – Wet Wet Wet / The Troggs

Songs from Stage 8

BS-801 • Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
BS-802 • Fast Car- Tracey Chapman ∆
BS-803 • Fields Of Gold – Sting
BS-805 • Wonderwall – Oasis
BS-806 • Polly – Nirvana
BS-807 • Molly’s Chambers – Kings Of Leon ∆
BS-810 • Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) – The Offspring ∆

Songs from Stage 9

BS-901 • Better Be home soon – Crowded house ∆
BS-902 • Have you Ever Seen the Rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival ∆
BS-903 • Wherever you Will Go – The Calling ∆
BS-904 • American Pie – Don McLean ∆
BS-905 • Redemption Song – Bob Marley ∆
BS-907 • The A Team – Ed Sheeran
BS-910 • Let It Be – The Beatles

Songs from Bonus Stage

BS-991 • You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
BS-992 • Imagine – John Lennon
BS-994 • Wild World – Cat Stevens
BS-996 • Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheels
BS-998 • Substitute – The Who
BS-990 • Times Like these – Foo Fighters ∆

Green DayThis simple arrangement of Green Day’s “Time of Your Life” is a great lesson on letting the notes dictate how you pick them, instead of relying solely on downstroke picking or alternate picking.


Jerry GarciaAs you learn more and more techniques, you should start trying to incorporate them into the songs you already know. We’ll take a very easy song and come up with some interesting things we can do for arranging it for the single guitar.READ MORE
Sister Golden Hair by AmericaSurprise! You can learn how to use barre chords effectively while learning America’s “Sister Golden Hair.”READ MORE
Cat's in the CradleThere’s a little bit of everything in this lesson, from easy arpeggios and strumming to some basic Travis style finger picking patterns. As always, David picks the song apart into small pieces that even many beginners can get with some concerted practice. Have fun learning this Harry Chapin classic!READ MORE
Jimmy BuffettMargaritaville by Jimmy Buffet doesn’t take long to learn. We only need three chords and even a relative beginner will be able to impress their friends.READ MORE
Van MorrisonDan Lasley shares a fun lesson with us. It’s a bass lesson to accompany our easy guitar song lesson on Van Morrison’s Moondance.READ MORE
Moondance by Van MorrisonVan Morrison’s Moondance is an intriguing piece because it is very easy to play (chord-wise); but it takes a little extra thought to make it sound good.READ MORE
The WallflowersLearn to play The Wallflowers’ “Three Marlenas” – picking up some easy and interesting chord changes and strumming tips along the way!READ MORE
A Horse With No NameOur lesson of A Horse With No Name continues with advice on how to spice up your strumming as well as a look at the solo from the original recording.READ MORE
AmericaA Horse With No Name by America is one of the easiest songs for you to learn. We’re going to teach you how to play it while throwing in some music theory.

Plain White T'sHey There Delilah by Plain White T’s is a great pop song that will help you pick up some solid technique whether you use a pick or play finger style.READ MORE
Man on the Moon by R.E.M.Man on the Moon by R.E.M. is a beautiful song that beginners can easily learn to play. We’ll also add some nice touches for a solo arrangement.READ MORE
Losing My Religion by R.E.M.In our beginner arrangement of R.E.M.’s Losing My Religion you can play the guitar, mandolin and bass parts all on a solo acoustic guitar. Sounds great.READ MORE
Driver 8 by R.E.M.This is a fun and easy to way to play the REM song Driver 8. We’re also going to learn a few new tricks like incorporating riffs into strumming.READ MORE
Scarborough FairLearn how to play the sparse and spooky (but very easy to learn) version of Scarborough Fair that Nick and David came up with while working on The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Guitar.READ MORE
The AnimalsWe’re going to learn different fingerpicking patterns for House of the Rising Sun, a folk song covered by the Animals, Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton and others.READ MORE
Kurt CobainMany people were introduced to this traditional song through Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged session. It’s also been recorded by Leadbelly and many others.READ MORE

Our arrangement of this Jack Johnson song looks at barre chords, rhythm and string muting. Also included is a barre chord free arrangement for early beginners.


We’ve gotten a lot of questions about how to turn a song into a single guitar arrangement and the first part of the answer is that you have to learn the song! In this lesson we break down this White Stripes’ song into its component parts – bass, rhythm and lead (learning them on the electric guitar) – so that we can later create a single acoustic guitar arrangement of this song.


Our arrangement of this Bob Dylan favorite from Nashville Skyline can be played very easily with the use of a capo, plus a very simple picking pattern.