This post is for our newer visitors, who are still contemplating whether it's possible to teach yourself guitar online. The blunt answer is yes, thousands of people do it every day, just like the thousands of registered students at TheGuitarLesson.com. Don't want it to sound like bragging, but I get at least 5-6 thank you letters per day from my online students from around the world, which shows you that you can definitely learn the guitar online.

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Teach Yourself Guitar

Online video guitar lessons at TheGuitarLesson.com are aimed at newbie guitarists who would rather teach themselves the guitar, than learn with a personal teacher. There are many reasons why people learn the guitar online, the most popular beging less costs and no scheduling conflicts. Whatever your motivation, know that it is totally possible to teach yourself the guitar online.

How can we help you get started?

  1. You'll find video guitar lessons teaching basic guitar techniques, which will get you off in the right direction.
  2. Once you are comfortable with the basics, you can learn dozens of popular, yet easy guitar songs on our site as well.
  3. Each one of our video guitar lessons has on-screen animated tabs, scale and chord diagrams, which make learning the guitar much easier, since you don't need to look at any reference material other than the screen.
  4. Once you feel like it, you can dive in and learn guitar theory on our website as well, so you can find out why chords are constructed the way they are, which scale fits which type of music, etc.
  5. You'll also find a variety of online guitar tools, such as our online guitar tuner, jam tracks, Guitar Pro tabs, and more useful widgets to help you teach yourself the guitar.

All in all, TheGuitarLesson.com is a thorough resource for beginner-intermediate guitarists. If you are thinking about whether learning the guitar online, without the help of a personal teacher is possible, I can assure you it is. It takes dedication and practice, just like it would with a personal teacher. The old saying, "practice makes perfect" is all the more important when you want to learn the guitar, so don't wait, grab your axe and start learning.

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There are a few specific things you want to look for before buying or enrolling for guitar lessons online. Almost all of the websites you visit will give a great pitch for the their product, but it's difficult to know if it's worth while until after you've already handed over your money. I'm going to give you a few tips about what to look for in beginner guitar lessons so that hopefully you'll make the right purchase decision the first try.

Online Videos or a DVD?

The two most popular alternatives to learn to play guitar on your own are either purchasing a guitar lesson dvd or enrolling in an online video lessons membership. The first thing to consider is can you picture yourself watching guitar lessons on your computer screen? You have to be connected to the Internet in order to watch lessons online, therefore you probably have to watch them on your monitor. Of course, dvds can be watched on your computer as well, but you also have the option of watching those lessons on your TV via your home dvd player.

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I just came across this book called Teach Yourself Visually - Guitar, which is a book that is supposed to help absolute beginners learn to play the guitar. I read around a little and wanted to give my thoughts about it quickly. Just to warn you, that if you are looking to teach yourself guitar from a book, this will not be pretty. If you are looking for the positive aspects of learning guitar from books, just go ahead and hit the Back button now...

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Tabs + Chords = Music

The reason most people start playing the guitar is clear: to be able to play songs.

A lot of my students told me, that after buying their first guitar, they immediately Googled how to play their favorite song, only to be presented by lots of tablature sites, like Ultimate Guitar, 911 tabs, and so on.

Now tabs sites are great for learning songs, but the problem is that super beginners have no idea how to read guitar tablature, or chord diagrams right off the bat. Why would they?
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