Friday, 30 September, 2011 01:45 Written by Joshua
So you want to learn guitar… I’ve been playing guitar for over 15 years and I know how frustrating it can be when you are first starting. One of the difficulties comes when trying to find the right learning resources that are needed for your individual learning style. And then for many, there are the costs involved in hiring an instructor. What I’ve found as I’ve learned and then taught others is that for some, it is important to get started with a one-on-one instructor. However, for most students, it is better to find online guitar lessons or a good course with an online community. The cost is much lower, and you can learn on your own schedule.
Friday, 04 February, 2011 16:31 Written by Joshua
When I started playing guitar, there was online guitar instruction but it was geared towards those who had already learned the basics. These online guitar lessons did not have sound, for the most part, no videos and very few illustrations. As a beginner, they frustrated me. For instance, how was I supposed to know what a 4/4 time signature sounded like as opposed to a 4/6 if I’d never heard any that I could identify? There was some information but no context to put it in. Taking a beginner guitar lesson online was an exercise in futility.
Guitar lessons online have come a long way since the early 90’s! There are videos that you can pause or slow down, sound files, easy to read tablature and illustrations to show you exactly where to place your fingers, the proper way to strum a chord and even sound files that help you tune your guitar!
Tuesday, 14 September, 2010 12:50 Written by Joshua
I have been playing guitar for well over 10 years and I have tried just about every method out there to try to improve my skills. From some methods, I have learned much. Other methods I tried did not work out near as well. I have also had the privilege of being on the teaching end and have discovered that not all students have the same learning style. Here I will describe some of the best learning methods I have found for both the beginner and intermediate guitarist.
In recent years learning has become increasingly more accessible with video on the internet becoming more popular. You can actually learn guitar online from a well qualified instructor and from the comfort of your home. What method you take when learning guitar online just depends on what you want to get out of the lessons.