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Old 10-20-2016, 02:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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HI guys !

I would like to learn guitar but because I am working a lot I can have a real teacher in a classroom. My schedule doesn't match with them... But I really want to learn guitar ! So I check on the internet and I saw a few websites that give online lessons or even a few YouTubers that post tutorials.

Have you tried ? Do you think it is worth it ? I'd like to know your experience

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Old 10-22-2016, 04:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I know that rockschool books are good, I used them for my graded pieces and they explain the basics fairly well
youtube tutorials are good to learn the basics but sometimes they fall short when coming to the more advanced stuff for this
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Old 10-24-2016, 07:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you for your answer !

So you recommend more to use books than Youtube videos when it comes to advanced level. I understand ! Thanks ! Any other advice ?
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Old 10-24-2016, 08:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I never joined one of those online learning courses. So I don't know how good they are. There is so much in terms of resources out there it's tough to point to just one and say that's the best. I would pick Book/CD or DVD over online stuff. Check out Hal Leonard and other publishers, and see what they have to offer -- Rock, Jazz, Country whatever you are into. You can look into play-along or how-to books. Funds permitting, you can buy those books on online music store web sites or online retailers.

I think training your ear is better than relying on tabs or a video explanation, something like the Tascam GB-10 (or some practice amp with an audio in) is good for that where you hear the music and can jam along with it.

There are quite a few guitar videos that been uploaded to YT. Everyone from guitar-players like Steve Howe to Richard Lloyd - "Alchemical Guitarist." Not to mention amateurs who might show you how to play in a style of guitar player. You can find almost everything from Jazz to Shoegaze tutorials on YouTube.
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Guitar Primer by Mel Bay is an excellent book for beginners.
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Old 10-25-2016, 03:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Guitar Primer by Mel Bay is an excellent book for beginners.
I guess the next step after that would be:

Mel Bay's Guitar Fingerboard Harmony, regardless what style you play in the fret-board remain the same.



and Mickey Baker's Complete Course in Jazz Guitar Vol. 1. OK I didn't go cover to cover with this book, but I thought the section on comping was the cat's pajamas.

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Old 10-28-2016, 06:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i've been learning with jambam, but it's in german

youtube.com/user/jambamvideos

i recommend it!
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Old 10-31-2016, 09:34 AM   #8 (permalink)
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For beginers this chanel is pretty good: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP1...cjhXXnuxlLVhqQ

For my money the best online service for guitar lessons in any popular guitar style is truefire but it's pretty expensive so I think it pays off only for advanced players,
then you can get value for money.

But in general I agree with Neapolitan, there really is so much stuff out there and also what works for one person might not be suited for someone else.
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Old 12-22-2016, 02:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Alright! Thank you so much for your advices! i have a lot to check now
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