The Best Online Guitar Lessons For Beginners
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The Best Online Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Youtube lessons can only get you so far when learning guitar. Private lessons may be too expensive, but did you know there are many online resources for beginning guitar players to use? There are actually dozens if not hundreds of them. What will the best online guitar lessons offer a beginner? Well, I'm glad you asked..

1. Informative Video Lessons

The #1 feature a quality guitar lesson site will offer are video guitar lessons. We have all heard the phrase "A picture is worth a thousand words.." Well, a video is a million pictures.. And a text lesson just doesn't stack up alongside a video one.

These videos must also be clear, and easy to follow. The best online lessons feature in-video diagrams of concepts or sections being taught. This makes the learning process infinitely easier than trying to stare closely at a Youtube video wondering, "What fret is he on now?".

Additionally, these lessons should offer the student supplemental learning content for their lessons. This supplemental content should include resources such as TABs and chord sheets, a questions section for any student who's watched the video the ask/answer questions and a bookmarking tool to save one's place in a lesson.

2. Lesson Content that Matters

Many online guitar lessons will teach you the techniques and exercises to sound good. What the best online guitar lessons will offer a beginner guitarist specifically is theory. By focusing on simple music theory concepts for a small part of each lesson, you will be growing into an excellent musician- not just a decent guitarist.

The best sites out there teach students the fretboard early, making learning chords, scales and transposing significantly easier. Websites like GuitarTricks offer a CORE learning course. This course is made up of 3 different lesson sets. Each set builds on the last, yet every lesson covers some basic theory. Once the 3rd set is completed the student is considered an "intermediate" guitarist, with a solid music theory foundation.

I am a strong supporter of learning these concepts early, which leads me to the next feature to look for..

3. Fun and Exciting Learning Tools!

One of my all-time favorite features is JamPlay's learning tools. One of their tools include's a note memorization game, which drills you on different notes in different places on the fretboard. A score is given at the end and you can track your progress over time. Another tool I love is the pitch recognition game. This game will help the guitarist be able to identify different pitches with ease.

For a beginner, I believe fun learning tools like this are critical. They make learning the dry, boring stuff a little bit more fun! I played guitar for 5 years before I finally memorized the fretboard. Don't be like me, do it right! Keep track of your progress and become excellent.

4. Song Lessons!

Oh, what would learning guitar be without songs!? After all, that's why we want to learn right? We heard that one song and went, "Gosh, if I could only.." and the rest is history... Well, don't worry- that's why song lessons is on this list. Even better, that's why song lessons are the one thing almost every online guitar lesson site features.

What Should You Do With This Information?

With the amount of options available after a simple "guitar lesson" google search, picking the best one can seem pretty difficult. You don't want to waste the time you should be practicing looking for someone to teach you. What you need is a comprehensive cross-review of the best online guitar lessons written by a real guitar teacher.

I want to make the learning process as simple as possible for you. So what are you waiting for!? Start learning guitar today! I'll be right here if you have any questions along the way. On that note, please feel free to leave any thoughts or questions in the comment box below. I'll get back to you typically within 24 hours.

Thanks for reading!


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