Best Methods for Learning How to Play the Guitar Online
Why Take Lessons Online?
Now, we have other options for picking up guitar skills on our own time. You can get guitar instruction from a site with 50+ qualified instructors from many different genres for fifteen to twenty dollars per month. Or, you can pay yearly and get an entire year for about $100. That means an unlimited amount of instruction from many instructors on many different styles of playing for a whole year and it’s often less than you would pay for 2 wks with a single instructor. Pro lessons are so much more accessible now. We will be talking a lot more about the benefits of taking guitar lessons online but for now check out this great video of Andy McKee playing the acoustic guitar for some inspiration.
Which Guitar Learning Method is Best for Me?
- Guitar Lessons Online For those who don’t mind sitting in front of a computer to learn guitar, need video lessons to more easily understand the content, and don’t always need that one-on-one time with an instructor. Two of the most reliable paid online guitar lessons libraries are Guitar Tricks and JamPlay.
- Learn Guitar DVD’s For those who prefer to watch their video lessons on the couch in front of the TV you can get a full years worth of lessons or more in a good DVD course. The best of the best in this arena is Gibson’s Learn and Master Guitar. The instructor, Steve Krenz, is top knotch and he is active in their online discussions and community as well.
- Private Guitar Lessons Some of us just have to have the one on one lessons and feedback. While this is great for getting started, it can quickly get quite expensive at up to $40US per guitar lesson so you probably will still want to go get online lessons once you are feeling more confident in your learning ablility.
Free VS Paid Lessons
I’m not suggesting that you rush out and find an instructor at $40 per lesson but there are several online subscriptions sites like Guitar Tricks or JamPlay where you can learn guitar from your home at a fraction of the cost. Often these sites charge $15-$20US per month or less and have many instructors instead of just one. There are also guitar courses created by professional guitar instructors like Learn and Master Guitar for under $150 (now only $100) that will take you well beyond a years worth of lessons. So there are definitely more affordable ways to learn guitar.
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