Learning guitar has just changed. Did you spot when it happened?

It happened about a year ago when many of the online resources for learning guitar developed to the point where they could be used to REALLY learn guitar. Up until then there had been some very good online resources for learner guitar players. But none of them quite gave the feedback that you need to check that you are playing correctly.

How Guitar Lessons Are Changing

As a guitar teacher for 35 years I have always felt that there was nothing to replace one on one lessons. I still hold that to be true. Group lessons are of some value, but simple 30 -60 minute lessons once a week is the way to go.

What has changed recently is that a whole range of online tools have become good enough to be used proplerly in a guitar lesson environement. This in turn has affected the way guitar teachers are running their lessons. It is much more about fine tuning the learner's style and technique. All the lessons and learning stages can be made by using online resources.

One final new product that I have been using since Christmas 2012 is a computer program called Rocksmith. I use it on my PC but you can get it on Xbox and playstation as well. Having worked through it myself for the last three months I am convinced that it is ideal for home practice. I will write a full review soon to run through all the features of this remarkable program.




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Jamorama - Learn Guitar

Jamorama Online Guitar Lessons  5stars - Amazing and Comprehensive

This top guitar source has just been updated. The amount of materials is almost overwhelmimg. At the same time it is so well organised that you can hardly fail with this programme. I use it with students and it is perfect for beginners and the more experienced alike.

Jamorama - the Ultimate Guitar Learning Kit.

5stars The most complete set of guitar lessons

5stars Play real songs from day one

5stars Huge international reputation

I get approached by people all the time wanting me to market their products, and believe me, it can get tiresome looking at the same type of stuff day after day. But this product has me quite excited because it is so different from anything I have seen in a long time.

June 2010 Jamorama Report Update - I've just heard that even more lessons and helps have been added to the package. I hope to take a look at them soon - either way you will be playing carols for christmas if you start now. (Or anything else you fancy) 

March 2013 Jamorama Report Update - The physical books version of this course has now been discontinued. This is mainly for cost reasons. It was jolly expensive! But the current release of the course has added more features that made having all the books obsolete.

This package is so different from the monotony of product that comes past me that it caught my attention from the beginning. Ben and the team have built on the already solid foundation that they have in their Learn to Play Guitar with Jamorama books, and developed their product further with the addition of several exciting new products to further help budding musicians learn to play the guitar.
The three books, Learn to Play Guitar with Jamorama for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced, are already proving to be one of the most popular guitar learning guides on the internet.

In addition to this, the Jamorama team have also developed two exclusive computer games to aid learning of musical notes, both in transcribing and in reading written music. These games make the monotony of learning to read music fun, and also enables students to develop their ear for transcribing their favorite songs from the radio. Both games are well presented, and are invaluable in developing the key skills necessary in being a better musician.
Two bonus e-books have also been added, and these cover how to tune your guitar, and techniques that will cut your learning time in half.
A further bonus available to customers is a free online consultation to students who may have specific concerns or problems to address. This is very popular with hard to solve problems.
This package is impressive because it is one of the most complete packages regarding the whole process of learning the guitar, from strumming, muting and bending, to timing, reading music and transcribing. There are a few chord shapes I would do differently but that would be just picky.
I really believe this package is at the very cutting edge of learning techniques for guitar players. It is full of good quality information, and most importantly, it is applied in a manner that is both fun and maximizes the learning progression of guitar students.

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Other online guitar lesson product reports

Pure Pitch Review

Pure Pitch -  4halfstars  Unique and Remarkable

pure pitchpure pitch Learn to play by ear system

play along Play along with your favourite songs

learn new songs Pick up new tunes in minutes

Pure Pitch was recommended to me by a friend in America. The approach in the course is quite unique. In 35 years I have never come accross a guitar course that really focusses on playing guitar by ear.

I am afraid I am one of those annoying people who can just pick up a guitar or sit at a keyboard and play anything. Pure Pitch has explained to me what I do to acheive this. Imagine yourself doing the same thing and you will appreciate the value of this course.

The only reason I haven't given this 5 stars is that I would say that you do need some knowledge of guitar playing to get the full benefit of Pure Pitch. Even knowing just 10 chords and some basic strumming patterns will be enough ground work for you to learn to play guitar by ear. This is a great partner with the Top Recomendation Jamorama as they work well together even though they approach things in very different ways.

 

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Guitar Scale Mastery Report

Guitar Scale Mastery guitar scale Comprehensive

guitar scalesguitar method  Step By Step System

learn the complete guitar fretboard Learn the complete guitar fretboard

Become an all round guitar Player Become an All Round Guitar Player

For guitar players who can play a large range chords and hold down a good repertoire of songs the Guitar Scale Mastery System is ideal.

It will take from being an ordinary player like everyone else you know to being able to play with a range of options that few guitarists ever look into. Did you know that there are many versions of each chord and scale. You do not have to stay in the first 4 frets of the fretboard.

By following the Guitar Scale Mastery System you will have a huge range of options when you look at a new song. For songwriters you can write new and innovative riffs very easily with knowledge. When I have been coaching a guitar pupil I am always trying to encourage them to experiment with the guitar and the scales and chord shapes. This makes you a better guitar player. When the sheet music gives you the chords of E, A and B yet again, you can actually play something original and interesting.

 

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