So you just got your first guitar, and are looking for a way to learn to play?

Or you've been playing for a while, and want to take things to the next level?

Using the best online guitar lessons to learn guitar is a very efficient and cost-effective way to advance your chops, no matter what level you are at.

I have been playing guitar for 20+ years and teaching for 15+ years. I still use online lessons to learn new things almost every day.

If you are interested in which online guitar teaching websites I use and can honestly recommend, and also which ones I stay away from, read on. I will also list my favorite guitar YouTube channels on this page.

best guitar websites

I would estimate that there are literally hundreds of thousands of guitar related websites on the Internet, with a few hundred popping up every month. While many of these sites will have something valuable to add, I tried to collect the best guitar websites, the ones that I think will be most useful to my guitar students.

Now, this is nowhere a definitive list or guitar directory, but it's a good start.

If you find a site that you think is innovative and worthy of being called one of the best guitar related sites on the net, then please leave a comment and if I agree, I'll add it to this list. Oh, and don't just spam comment links. If you don't explain why you think your proposed guitar site is awesome, I'll just delete your comment.

Instead of just presenting an insanely long list, I've separated the sites into categories to make everything easier to digest and find. Click on a category and you'll magically be taken to that part of the page.

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GuitarTricks.com is now offering a free trial membership for 14 days from signing up. After the trial period, you will automatically become a monthly member, and be billed $19.95 per month for the remainder of your membership at GuitarTricks.

Click here to access the GuitarTricks.com Free Trial >>

14 free trial at GuitarTricks.com

The way the Guitar Tricks free trial works is that you need to give your credit card or PayPal info already during signup, but you won't be billed anything until the 14 day free test period is over. This is a totally risk free process, so if you have been planning on giving GuitarTricks a shot, now is the best time.

If you don't like what GuitarTricks is all about, you can cancel your trial membership easily at anytime during the 2 weeks. Canceling is easy, you simply log in to your profile on GuitarTricks, and click cancel.

That's all there is to it. But of course, if you like what the site is all about, you may want to save some money by signing up for a longer period, as can be read on this Guitar Tricks discount page.

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If you are thinking of learning an instrument, learning the guitar is an excellent choice. Its cheap, takes up very little space, and you will see that performing a tune that you’ve been listening to your entire life, or improvising will be really enjoyable.

If you're considering teaching yourself the guitar without a live teacher, GuitarTricks, JamPlay and Learn and Master Guitar will be your most likely options. We will now review all three of these guitar learning methods, so you can decide which one you'll go with.

Comparison table

Here are the main differences between the 3 guitar learning methods at a glance. To find out the details, keep on reading 🙂
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Because of all of the media hype around e-learning these days and after reading this GuitarTricks review, we decided to conduct a review of GuitarTricks, an online guitar instruction site. We just wanted to see if a beginner would be able to learn to play the guitar online, as well as what a more advanced guitarist could learn.

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JamPlay.com is quickly becoming one of the largest online guitar lesson websites on the Internet. They offer a competitively priced service, but it gets even better. These JamPlay coupon codes will allow for a discount on Jam Play services of up to 25% off of the normal price, which is always nice to have.

JamPlay Savings

JamPlay Savings

Before presenting the coupon code you will need to write into the appropriate box upon signup, lets talks a bit about what JamPlay is.

It is the no. 2 online guitar learning website, preceded only by GuitarTricks. No matter whether you're an absolute beginner, or an advanced player looking to go deeper into the ins and outs of specific genres, you'll be in for a treat with Jamplay.

And without further ado, here are the promised JamPlay coupon codes, which will allow you to save 25% off their normal pricing:

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How can you know what note to play on your electric guitar if you don't accurately hear music? How can you know what note to sing in case you don't even know what key the song you are singing is in?

Ear training and using ear training software is important for both performers & musicians!

Ear Training Software

Ear Training Software

You need a good sense of relative pitch to be a good artist. But in addition it ought to go without mentioning that it's paramount to becoming a good songwriter.

What on earth is relative pitch? It's the capability to understand how notes and chords connect with each other.

When you have a good sense of relative pitch, you are going to not simply be capable to tell precisely what notes you hear, most importantly, you are going to know which tone will sound good after that.Because of this, it is important for song writers as well as musicians.

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Learning to play the guitar from beginner guitar books is still huge, despite the availability of the more modern form of learning guitar, online video tutorials.

My vote for best cover!

My vote for best cover!

The "learn guitar books" (both acoustic and electric) are here to stay, since thousands of guitar lesson books are being sold everyday.

For this reason, I thought I would buy, read and compare a couple of these books and see how they perform.

The ones I ordered were not at random, but chosen from the top seller lists of online book stores

This means that these should be the best beginner guitar books out there...

Or the ones with the best marketing 😀

I am a guitar teacher of 15 years and a tech junkie, and I prefer to steer people towards online video lessons. I believe that with the multimedia technologies of the 21st century, video guitar lessons are the most efficient way of teaching yourself guitar. I'll add some recommendations for video lessons after the book reviews, in case you want to see that side of learning guitar as well.

Now before I review the books, here is what I (as a guitar teacher of 15+ years) deem important in a guitar book.

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Do you think you're too old for games? Think again!

Guitar games are great for getting you to learn several guitar concepts, that you would otherwise have to learn by mending over a book and studying/memorizing. And no, they're not just for children, adult guitar students use guitar games all the time as well.


Testing and improving your guitar knowledge with games

For example, think about how you would learn the notes on the fretboard. You need to learn the very basics of course, and if you have a fun online game, where you can even compete against other, you'll be sure to learn the notes much faster than just trying to memorize everything.

I'll list several great guitar games for all to enjoy in this article, and if you know of any more, please leave a comment and I'll add it to the list after reviewing it.

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When my students ask, I deliver 🙂

Here is the promised detailed analysis of Blues Guitar Blueprint by Nate Savage. Watch the video if you are thinking of learning to play blues guitar, since it'll show you basically every aspect of this DVD course. If you like it, remember that all TheGuitarLesson.com students are entitled to a free shipping discount when purchasing the course.

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