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#1 2012-10-27 21:30:34

billyfresh
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Registered: 2012-04-07
Posts: 8

online lessons any good?

ok, here's the question(s)....can anyone on here give a fair evaluation of any of the many online instructors based on actual experience?  newer player here.  mainly acoustic, some electric.  have been in private lessons for a year plus now.  feel like i am doing ok but i am at a plateau and i am intriqued by some of the youtube video instructors i have seen as well as some of the dvd courses out there.  looking for feedback from folks who have actually used them.  good and the bad.  marty schwartz seems good.  griff hamlin for the blues.  i see claude johnson got bombed on here by some folks.  how about the jamplay folks?  just looking to expand to what i am learning from my live instructor wit different techniques and ideas for playing.  please let me know if you have used any of these guys/gals and what your thoughts are.  and if you are promoting your own lessons, please refrain from responding.  if you are any good others will pass the info along.  thanks

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#2 2012-10-27 21:54:54

dino48
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From: los banos,california
Registered: 2007-04-06
Posts: 4885

Re: online lessons any good?

Hi billyfresh,I have never taken a coarse,but I have been here since 2007 and have never hears anything bad about Jamplay.


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#3 2012-11-01 13:48:44

Zurf
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From: Virginia, USA
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Re: online lessons any good?

I like www.justinguitar.com and www.yourguitarsage.com.  Youguitarsage has just released a new comprehensive course that's a pay service.  I've checked out his free intro offerings, and he moves slowly, carefully, and explains each motion and step thoroughly. 

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#4 2012-11-20 17:03:19

christopaul
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From: Rhondda, South Wales, UK
Registered: 2009-01-19
Posts: 120

Re: online lessons any good?

The temptation with online lessons, is to jump from one to another. Stick with one until you have learnt, what the lesson is teaching. Practice, practice and practice. Only then move onto the next one.


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#5 2012-11-21 02:41:42

myibanez
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Registered: 2009-12-05
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Re: online lessons any good?

I learned from justinguitar.com


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#6 2012-11-21 03:30:17

beamer
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From: Texas
Registered: 2006-07-30
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Re: online lessons any good?

I need to make a document for this, but my few favorites are

Any of the Marty Schwarts stuff on YT.  and his buddy pappastache
http://www.youtube.com/user/papastache102
http://www.youtube.com/user/papastacherock101
http://www.youtube.com/user/youcanlearnguitar
http://www.youtube.com/user/martyzsongs
then there is FullDistortion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=971QgprfgWQ

I mainly stick to pappa and marty then this guys has some interesting stuff
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa-nGsT6 … ature=plcp


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#7 2013-01-16 20:11:32

choirboy1966
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Registered: 2012-12-04
Posts: 1

Re: online lessons any good?

I agree that Marty Schwartz and Your Guitar Sage (Eric Andreas) are great !  Justin Sandercoe is good. You should also check out David Taub at Next Level Guitar.  David Taub has taught me things that Marty & Eric have overlooked.

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#8 2013-01-18 14:12:15

Greatbigdave
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From: Rugby, England
Registered: 2011-07-25
Posts: 71

Re: online lessons any good?

I agree with the sites above. They are all excellent and I have found them invaluable. I also find the resources at Mahalo really useful. The guitar teacher on there is really good and you can find instructional videos on particular songs as well as the technical stuff. She also does electric guitar which is useful ifyou have both kinds to hand.

http://www.mahalo.com/category/music


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