5 Mistakes Beginners Make When Learning Guitar Online

  • Published on Aug 11, 2015
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    1- Tensing and twisting the wrist while strumming
    Strumming motion begins at the elbow with just a little movement of the wrist. The most important thing it to RELAX the arm and just have enough tension to hold on top the pick
    2- Picking is a small motion that should be done with movement of the wrist only
    Resting the wrist is optional, but I think it will help most people be more accurate with their picking
    3- Putting chord fingers down one at a time
    Try making the shape of the chord with your fingers before putting the fingers down
    4- Not knowing where the beat falls and understand 'ghost strums' (hand movements that you don't strum)
    5- Not building a repertoire of songs
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Comments • 1 789

  • Gangsta Grieves MT

    The first song I learned was Angel of Death from Slayer. And I'm only 12 years old but I'm learning.

  • Sushant Raj
    Sushant Raj 2 days ago +1

    Thanks for providing subtitles in hindi.❤️

  • Maaifoedie De La Rey

    Thank you sir ! Pre-beginner here, I'm going to take your advice to heart.

  • David Hahn
    David Hahn 5 days ago +1

    Alright man, I’m gonna start your video journey today. I’m a novice. Thanks for making these!

  • Riad Youssoufi
    Riad Youssoufi 5 days ago

    Hey sir i hope you didn't forget your money that has falled 8:01

  • ygobraderz
    ygobraderz 5 days ago

    hey do you have any more tips watched a lot of your vids and trying to teach myself the guitar just by reading up on it myself (and youtube) but another great vid thanks for all the help you have gave me

  • Ashley Suarez
    Ashley Suarez 9 days ago

    amazing, pewds👏👏👏

  • Anoop Dileep
    Anoop Dileep 9 days ago


  • Althea Heart
    Althea Heart 11 days ago +1

    Some may not like Taylor Swift but her songs are my choices when i started learning the guitar. 😊

  • Absolute Zero
    Absolute Zero 11 days ago

    Pewdiepie teaching us how to correct our mistake😆

  • Absolute Zero
    Absolute Zero 11 days ago

    Pewdiepie teaching us how to correct our mistake😆

  • kureha yo
    kureha yo 12 days ago

    i was.. enlightened.

  • A S Got Loaded
    A S Got Loaded 12 days ago

    Plz explain me how eddie make his string flooting in his video

  • Leonard Ovchinikov
    Leonard Ovchinikov 13 days ago


  • koybong
    koybong 16 days ago


  • BCreative12
    BCreative12 20 days ago

    Hello. A gud song to learn is "Dancing with myself"/ Billy Idol. It is just E A B chords. 😄🏝💖🎶👍

  • Jesus Christ
    Jesus Christ 21 day ago

    Thank you this was really helpful

  • Dimas Surya
    Dimas Surya 22 days ago

    Pick has run!!

  • Hello Hello
    Hello Hello 22 days ago

    What are some suggestions for easy songs for people nailing down the fundamentals? Thanks

  • Tom Cruz
    Tom Cruz 22 days ago

    10:09 thank me later..

  • Kevin Xavier
    Kevin Xavier 26 days ago

    Learnt more in the comment section than the video 😋

  • Katarīn •15 years old•/lonely•

    Tu esti român???

  • TruPoogles
    TruPoogles Month ago

    Peter Crouch is a guitar teacher? 😳

  • Natália Narumi
    Natália Narumi Month ago

    Oh lord, it's been so hard to my hand memorize the G chord... I'm always putting finger by finger. I'm already practicing this for so long :(

    • Email Account
      Email Account 18 days ago

      Natália Narumi mmmm the hot guitar babe said “putting finger by finger “

  • Subhobroto Choudhury

    Pick drops in 1...2... and @8:01

  • Xela Pearl
    Xela Pearl Month ago

    i play the guitar for years and i still watch this things
    good to have more knowledge though

  • Brian Gaylord
    Brian Gaylord Month ago

    Haven't played a guitar since I was a kid and I'm trying to get back into learning and one of the problems I'm having is doing the pressure on the strings when I'm watching your beginner lessons

  • Matt Davis
    Matt Davis Month ago

    Does anyone think that Andy looks like a b tec property brother sorry Andy but it is true

  • c b
    c b Month ago

    Im actually already 2 years of learning guitar and I just knew this fck lma0

  • The Swedish Girl
    The Swedish Girl Month ago

    My mistake is that I always avoid playing the F Barré chord :,)

    Also, 2 years ago I had about 13 picks, 12 OF THEM are gone, and will never be found again😭😭 Idk why it’s so sad cause they’re not that expensive lol. But it will always remain a hole in my chest. Rip my babies💫

  • Diego Gls
    Diego Gls Month ago

    I already know how to play, its 3am, what im i doing here. Nice vid still though

  • dwayne baggas
    dwayne baggas Month ago

    I love your shirt,man

  • Boredaf
    Boredaf Month ago

    You’re a guitar nazi some of the greatest guitar players do stuff “incorrectly”

  • Gus Reynolds
    Gus Reynolds Month ago

    Thank you doctor strange

  • Saung Oo Ko
    Saung Oo Ko Month ago

    very nice , i am myanmar

  • Tyler Gunther
    Tyler Gunther Month ago

    8:01 *drops pick*

  • AGuywhoLikesAnime
    AGuywhoLikesAnime Month ago

    Our guitar looked the same and also the pickguard and pickup except for the brand

  • Lao Wang
    Lao Wang Month ago

    scrolling all way down to find out which Yamaha's he's playing...didn't find it

  • Ad Arabi
    Ad Arabi Month ago

    Top mistake is learning tabs not note sheets

  • Jimmy Yuma
    Jimmy Yuma Month ago

    Working through the pick drop was great, I have to stop and search the entire neighborhood.

  • shruti maria
    shruti maria Month ago

    Anyone watching this without having a guitar?😅😅

  • Ninters
    Ninters 2 months ago

    8:01....yeah we can all agree he is never going to see that pick ever again.

  • Kailey Rose Kemp
    Kailey Rose Kemp 2 months ago

    Ahha 8:00😆

  • Carlos Marques
    Carlos Marques 2 months ago

    This video made me very happy to know that i learned all by myself and i kinda corrected all the mistakes, all i do weird is when picking single notes on the thinner strings is that i place my hand on the thicker strings like you taught here but i put my ring finger on the shield of the guitar(or below the thin E string) xD idk why but makes i more comnfortable to me somehow, that chord problem i also had it , puting one finger at the place at the time but when i learned a song(i used tabs and never used chords tbh) i had to adapt and ended up learning how to jump from one chord to another without doing the one finger at the time thing xD it's like, optimization, you first make it work, then you make it pretty.

  • Vincent Goulet
    Vincent Goulet 2 months ago


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    Andy lost his pick at 8:00 nice play bro,

  • Persephone Hana
    Persephone Hana 2 months ago +1

    My repertoire of songs i pick on default are Party favor, When the Party’s Over, You should see me in a crown, and king of the coulds

  • Persephone Hana
    Persephone Hana 2 months ago +1

    Yeah the first song i wanted to learn was Bellyache by billie eilish. I still can’t do it.

  • Persephone Hana
    Persephone Hana 2 months ago +1

    I only have the one-finger-at-a-time problem with the Dm chord. All the others i know i can go to immediately.

    MFDM WALKER 2 months ago


  • WoRlD iS Really FuNnY
    WoRlD iS Really FuNnY 2 months ago

    I am beginner so guide me which guitar should I buy.......
    For learning

  • Corgi on Fleek
    Corgi on Fleek 2 months ago

    I'm a beginner and proud to sayhave never made any of this mistakes I have played ukulele and still do

  • Viewsk8
    Viewsk8 2 months ago

    I'm not a fan of this... Gotta just let people play. If you give a beginner all this info they'll be like why bother that's so much to think about at once

  • jaetguz
    jaetguz 2 months ago

    Hey you have antennae!

  • Projapoti Mikoto
    Projapoti Mikoto 2 months ago

    I honestly didn't make any mistake except the last one :( I can still play hard songs but I feel like i did miss the fundamentals and fucked up

  • Thanks Hi
    Thanks Hi 2 months ago

    6. Not using this amazing channel to learn

  • matthewlev13
    matthewlev13 2 months ago

    any tips on #3?

  • Veronicca Lakewood
    Veronicca Lakewood 2 months ago

    One thing you should mention for beginners : never buy a cheap instrument . It’s that simple . The dime store guitar vs a good Martin . If you want to learn to play you need a good instrument .

  • WhirlOmar
    WhirlOmar 3 months ago

    Thanks for the great information.

  • Wiktoria
    Wiktoria 3 months ago

    Very helpful. Thank You!

  • joe doe
    joe doe 3 months ago +1

    Can you do a lesson on how to practice upstrokes when certain strings have to be avoided, depending on which chord it is? I haven't see such a lesson by anyone, yet it's the hardest thing I've tried to do so far.

  • tKnz
    tKnz 3 months ago

    is it me or does he sound really condescending


    Thankyou so much sir

  • Pranay Raj
    Pranay Raj 3 months ago


  • core 25
    core 25 3 months ago +2

    Nice pewdiepies brother

  • Ale Marrero
    Ale Marrero 3 months ago

    awesome andy

  • Tanmoy Saikia
    Tanmoy Saikia 3 months ago

    I just want to thank you for making these videos... I've started playing guitar for 1 week now...and the 10 days guitar course of yours really helps to boost up confidence. Because everyone needs a little push from 0 to 1 .

  • bi scotteu
    bi scotteu 3 months ago

    I just want to thank the author of the video!
    Et aussi la personne qui a fait les sous-titres en français bien sûr ;)
    Tu as même rajouté des blagues au passage X)

  • warriorlight151
    warriorlight151 3 months ago

    Tengo una duda sobre el subtitulado en español, ¿en algún dialecto, en algún país o lo que sea de región se usa 'jugar' como voz para referirse a tocar algún instrumento musical o reproducir -algún dispositivo sonoro de salida-?

  • Diet Frame
    Diet Frame 3 months ago +1

    Wishing you and your family a Very Happy New Year! Thank you for this video. I am a beginner and purchased the Yamaha F310. I however find it very big to play on. Could you please suggest any other Yamaha I should purchase or maybe anyway I can still manage to play on the F310? Much thanks.

    • Diet Frame
      Diet Frame 3 months ago

      +Andy Guitar thanks a ton !!! Cheers

    • Andy Guitar
      Andy Guitar  3 months ago +1

      Go for an Ed Sheeran style Travel size guitar (they're find for adults) Yamaha do some, so do Faith 🎸👌

  • zuala dope
    zuala dope 3 months ago

    3 year 3 million views 👌

  • Fiona Stuart
    Fiona Stuart 3 months ago

    very helpful, thankyou

  • Adrien Smith
    Adrien Smith 3 months ago

    If your goal is "Enter Sandman" or "Blowin in the Wind" then this is your thing. If you want to actually learn more than three chord songs then look somewhere...anywhere else. This is no different than a late night b.s. infomercial. "DO THIS AND YOU TOO CAN..." B.S. Just an online guitar "televangelist". Just a boardwalk sales pitch for your money.

  • Music Nation
    Music Nation 3 months ago

    Thank you for the tips......but if you are picking single strings and you switch from high to low what do you do?

  • Pinkerton
    Pinkerton 3 months ago

    Did you find the pick?

  • Miquel VS
    Miquel VS 3 months ago

    Thank you, very clear

  • Hacker Science
    Hacker Science 3 months ago

    Check the description. Thank me later.

  • kurtcocaine
    kurtcocaine 3 months ago


  • John Ramage
    John Ramage 3 months ago

    Nice one Andy, easy to follow well explained.

  • Planet Awesome
    Planet Awesome 3 months ago

    nailed it

  • Mike Gough TV
    Mike Gough TV 3 months ago

    Great video Andy some really useful tips there. As an absolute beginner I found them really helpful.

  • 50 subscribers and i’ll post a video

    IF ANYONE SEES THIS PLZ HELP um i’m learning how to play the guitar and when i switch one finger to the next ( like from d on the eighth fret to g on the 10 fret) the first one gets “stuck” on my finger so it kinda rings out... can someone tell me how to get rid of that😫

  • Justine Motion
    Justine Motion 3 months ago

    I didn't learn guitar online but I'm pretty sure I've made every mistake mentioned and probably didn't even know it

  • asela fernando
    asela fernando 3 months ago

    Thanks brother. It's very useful.

  • RVN
    RVN 3 months ago

    When I was a beginner I never done anything like this

  • dimascience Kyna
    dimascience Kyna 4 months ago +4

    How can you play with pick?
    It's so weird and not enjoyable for me playing with pick.
    I'm a beginner btw.

  • Rafeea Aldhaheri
    Rafeea Aldhaheri 4 months ago

    I fuckin lost my pick 😭😭

  • david jones
    david jones 4 months ago

    The biggest mistake would be...
    Listing to someone talk and talk during a 2 minute video...

    • david jones
      david jones 4 months ago

      Blah blah blah...
      Listen to me for 9 minutes

  • Kenneth Ferns
    Kenneth Ferns 4 months ago +1


  • Sam Scarlett
    Sam Scarlett 4 months ago

    its a bad habbit to get into to rest your hand on the body of the guitar or on the strings

  • Leena
    Leena 4 months ago

    Are you Scottish?

  • Leena
    Leena 4 months ago

    This helps a lot. Thank you!

  • Dragons Fire
    Dragons Fire 4 months ago

    7:58 😂rip pick

  • CorruptedNitro
    CorruptedNitro 4 months ago

    Its very interesting that the first tip was the exact opposite of what my guitar teacher taught me when i was taking lessons lol

  • Facundo Robles
    Facundo Robles 4 months ago

    Good video, thank you Noel.

  • Purestock 83
    Purestock 83 4 months ago


  • Arjhay Cruzada
    Arjhay Cruzada 4 months ago

    Hi what brand of string you use?

  • Nethra de Zoysa
    Nethra de Zoysa 4 months ago

    Thanx Andy great tips.

  • Andy Guitar
    Andy Guitar  4 months ago

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  • Twinleaf Brage
    Twinleaf Brage 4 months ago

    U look like Steve from the haunting of hill house, like if u agree