Nancy asks…

Best free online guitar lessons?

I’m planning on teaching myself to play guitar or even bass guitar. However, like a lot of people, I simply don’t have the money to be putting towards those usually expensive guitar lessons. A lot of people have told me that there are free online guitar lessons that are actually worthwhile, and this seems like the best route for me to take. That being said, does anyone know of any GOOD free online guitar lesson websites that teach guitar and/or bass guitar?

If this helps at all, I will be practicing guitar on acoustic; for bass, just a regular bass guitar.

Thanks a bunch for your time and answers 🙂

josh answers:

Some people make it with the help of on line lessons and a guitar playing friend who will work with them now and then.
If you really want to do it right, you will find a good teacher and take lessons. Guitar is relative easy, but not so easy that every one can learn on their own.
Take lessons and you will most likely still be playing 2 years from now. Teach your self and you most likely will not be playing 2 years from now.

Ken asks…

EASY ONLINE GUITAR LESSONS FOR THE PUNK GENRE?

HEY GUYS

I HAVE TO TAKE GUITAR LESSONS FOR COLLEGE ELECTIVES….

I WAS WONDERING IF U KNEW ANY EASY ONLINE GUITAR LESSONS SITES FOR THE PUNK GENRE…

I LIKE PUNK…AND I MORE THAN EVER WOULD RATHER LEARN THAT THAN ANY OTHER GENRE OUT THERE….ANY HELP???

josh answers:

Wow, now THAT is a doozy of a question. Punk is basically the antithesis of formal guitar instruction. It’s a genre of music that gets its sound specifically from players who don’t “know how” to play guitar. (I put that in quotes because I don’t really believe in a “right” or “wrong” way to play any instrument.)

I can kind of give you an online lesson right now, actually.

1) Pick an open-chord shape (most likely E or A.)

2) Move it up a fret and barre.

3) Slam down on the guitar strings repeatedly.

4) Move your hand to another position on the fretboard.

5) Return to step 3.

And I’m only being half-facetious here. The idea behind punk is to “buck the system.” Guitar lessons, by nature, are instruction on a system.

And I’m not knocking them; I make my living teaching guitar. I also love punk rock. All I’m saying is that anything that claims to be “teaching punk guitar” is really kind of a paradox.

Your best bet is to listen to a lot of punk and try to imitate it. Listen to the classics, like the Sex Pistols and the Clash, Ramones, stuff like that. (God help me, not this new pseudo-punk crap that is actually emo pop.)

Rock on dude!!

William asks…

Where can i get online guitar lessons?

josh answers:

Do a search for “online guitar lessons”. This is one of the sites that came up in a search:

http://www.guitartricks.com/

Mark asks…

Do online guitar lessons really work? And if so which one is the best?

josh answers:

Online guitar lessons, lessons from books, or lessons in person all only work if the person taking the lesson puts the effort into learning the guitar.

Sharon asks…

great online guitar lessons?

I want to start learning the guitar online, is there any good ones? I want to learn how to play a normal guitar and then a eletric. Also are eletric and the normal one sort of the same to play?

josh answers:

Electric can be easier with regard to the action and size (width) of the neck…

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