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Guitar Tutorials


These are a series of video tutorials and chord diagrams intended to teach guitarists how to play contemporary church music from chord charts and lead sheets. Sections are divided into chord shapes (for the keys of C, G, D, E, and A) and strumming.

To navigate to a section, click on the icons below. We suggest beginning players start with the Key of C.

Tutorials by Key

Key of C

Introduction to basic techniques; chords in the key of C

Key of G

Chords in the key of G


Key of D

Chords in the key of D


Key of E

Chord shapes in the key of E

Key of A

Chords in the key of A

Other Tutorials

Basic Strumming

Using a metronome; Basic strumming; Subdivisions

Barre chords

Techniques for barre chords; the four barre chord shapes

Coming Soon

Patrick Anderson Guitar Workshop

In this video series, Patrick leads a workshop covering a range of topics for playing acoustic guitar in a church context.

Click on the link below to watch the recordings from each session.