Beginner rock guitar lessons for n00bs and rusty rockers
One of the reasons I started this website was to research recommended guitar products so I could pass that information on to you. As I travel around the World Wide Web, I've gotten to know all sorts of guitar websites, guitar lesson courses and tools you can use to improve your playing.
I've checked out and purchased both beginner level and advanced guitar courses and subscriptions, mainly so I can get better at guitar, but also so I can give you the heads up on where to find good guitar instruction.
And there's a lot of good instruction available. I don't like to discount anyone who is trying to help out a fellow brother (or sister) in arms - or axes, as the case may be! If you can wade through all the videos, YouTube can be a great source of free snippets, but to get good, solid instruction, you're going to need to shell out some cash.
While I'm a big advocate of lessons with a local guitar guru, you don't always have one available. Sometimes the corner music store has a professional music educator, sometimes not. And that doesn't guarantee you a guitar teacher. They may have a music degree and can teach you music theory, chords and scales, but they probably don't know the ins-and-outs of rock guitar.
Plus, you're shelling out $20 or more a week for a half-hour lesson, without access to your teacher until the next lesson. Again, I'm not putting it down, but you may need something more. That's where online courses, DVDs and other tools come in handy.
What I typically find with guitar products is they tend to cover the same material, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. How's the saying go? "Repetition is the mother of skill." (Anthony Robbins) But everyone has tricks and styles unique to them, and you can benefit from that.
The key to choosing recommended guitar products is finding the courses and tools that fit into your learning style. You have to go and review what course content is being offered up and whether there's samples of the material. Maybe even a free trial, if you're lucky.
What I'm offering up here is the courses and tools I've either purchased or demo 'd that I recommend because I've found them to be good learning resources. These are the ones that pass the test and get the Davy "Seal of Approval". Of course, getting back to what I said before, you need to take a look and make sure it works for you.
The way these recommended guitar products are listed is pretty self explanatory. However, just because a course is classified as a beginner or intermediate level, don't think that it can't benefit you based on your level. For example, you might be a beginning guitarist, but Pro Speed Picking can help you develop hand and finger coordination because you're practicing different picking techniques along with scale exercises. You're also getting a good workout for timing with the metronome.
I'll add to the list as I come across premium products. Here's the stuff I recommend:Beginner
Do you have any rock guitar courses you've invested in that the rest of the world needs to know about? Tell us what your recommended guitar products are. Maybe they'll end up here!