Randall Williams

Randall Williams

Randall is a Guitar instructor at JamPlay.com

He felt that classical music lacked the inclusiveness of folk music, and that the inevitable division between performer and audience was unbearable. And so Randall returned to the world of traveling with his guitar, writing songs in train stations and sleeping on couches, then singing and playing on street corners, cafï, and pubs. For a time he lived aboard a 20' sailboat that he bought for $800, teaching himself how to sail by single-handing through the Baltic and North Sea... (more)

Randall currently offers 40 guitar lessons at JamPlay, with 10 beginner lessons and 30 lessons in our Artist Series.

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Basic Acoustic Guitar with Randall Williams

Randall Williams guides you through the basics of acoustic guitar.


Series Introduction

Meet Randall Williams in this brief introductory lesson. Learn who he is, his teaching approach, and what he plans to cover in this series.

2:13 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


Basic Chords & Strums Part 1

Randall starts off by teaching the Em chord and a basic strum to get you going.

5:25 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty

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Basic Chords & Strums Part 2

Randall Williams continues his discussion on basic chords and strums.

7:22 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


The Learning Process

Randall discusses his philosophy on studying the guitar before moving onto some basic songs.

4:29 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


Your First Song

Randall guides you through your very first song. He teaches a rendition of a current popular song that uses only three chords.

6:25 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Song Two

Randall Williams shares another wonderful song in his beginner series. This song should be rather easy to pick up due to its similarity to the previous song.

3:10 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


Song Three

Randall presents the third song in his beginner series set.

7:40 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Song Four

Randall Williams shares one last song in his beginner series.

2:55 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Right-Hand Techniques

Randall Williams talks about basic strums and right-hand techniques in this lesson.

15:20 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty



Randall continues his extensive coverage of beginner right-hand techniques with a lesson on fingerpicking.

34:17 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

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