First, I’ll say that I think the best way for me to learn guitar was to find a teacher I like and take one on one lessons. But that can cost a lot of money (I know, I’m doing it and at $50 per hour lesson, it ain’t cheep). So, I decided to take a look at online lessons as a supplement to my one on one lessons. That way I can cut back the number of times I meet with my instructor.
The problem is, there are so many online “systems” out there. And worse than that, probably 99% of the sites you land on are just fake review sites who’s only purpose is to pitch “a system that they truly believe in.” Sure, they’ll start out telling you how you “shouldn’t believe the hype… blah blah blah” but then they always end up back on one particular system as being the best. It seems like the king of this technique is Jamorama. I mean, when Jamorama’s own advertising sites use headlines like “Jamorama Review Scam” they’re pretty much acknowledging that most of what you find on the web is BS. One headline even reads “Don’t buy Jamorama until you read the shocking truth about Jamorama!” (hmm, now that I think about it, this posts’s title sounds like one of those sites) And of course, once you go to that website, guess who their recommended system is.
Just take a look at a few of these and you’ll see they are basically the same website over and over:
- Guitar Scale Mastery
- Guitar Note Mastery
- Playing Through The Blues
- Guitar Success Training
- Pentatonic Power
Now, I’m not saying they don’t work. In fact I don’t know if they’ll work and that’s what I want to find out. So, over the next couple weeks I’m going actually try to wade through all the BS and find a system that works for me. I’ll post my thoughts on the different lessons I try out and let you know an actual opinion about them. Of course, they will be my opinions and may only apply to me since everyone has different preferences and learning styles. But at the very least you can get one unbiased review.
Do you have any suggestions? Are there any online lessons that worked for you? Are online lessons BS?
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