You might not know that GuitarTricks was the first ever online video guitar lesson site. Things have really developed since then, not just on their site, but all across the Internet.

guitartricks-500-songsThey've been busy, and it really shows. They've managed to build a huge database of video lessons, both dedicated courses, and lately, specific guitar songs.

This week, they hit the 500 song lesson mark. Now that's a lot! Check out the songs here.

To celebrate, they are having a pretty big promotion, here are the details.

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gt-johnson100I don't promote other guitar lesson websites too often, but when you can get a free guitar, a decent one at that, I owe it to my students to let them know about it.

As you know, I'm friends and affiliated with the guys at GuitarTricks, and they just let me know that until the end of the month, so till June 30, 2013, they're running a special giveaway promotion.

The point is that if you sign up for their annual membership for $129 (comes out to just over $10 per month), they'll send you a Johnson JG-100 guitar for free.

This guitar sells between $75 and $100, so this promo is a great deal.

Click here to view the details of the promo, it is available till the end of June, 2013.

Oh, and even if you don't like GuitarTricks and end up asking for a refund, you'll still get to keep the guitar. Pretty risky, but I'm sure they know what they're doing.

[box type="note" border="full"]If you missed this guitar giveaway promo, check out the GuitarTricks free trial promo.[/box]

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Hohoho, Merry Christmas to all of you. JamPlay is celebrating the holiday season again by offering a nice discount to new guitar students, who sign up for an annual membership.

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JamPlay Holiday Sale

They do this every year, so if you sign up now, and like the site, you'll probably be able to take advantage of the cheaper annual price next year during the holidays as well. Just make sure you practice all throughout the year, I know there are many people that subscribe for years, without going on the site once. What a shame.

So anyhoot, I just got a friendly letter from "Kevin" (whoever that may be) from JamPlay, and these are the terms of the sale:

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TheGuitarLesson.com is expanding with a brand new section to honor the best guitarists of all time. I myself, as well as thousands of players around the world draw inspiration from these people. Check it out:

 

List of the greatest guitarists at TheGuitarLesson.com >>

great guitarists

You could call them Guitar Gods, but in fact, they are normal people, just like you and me. With an extra God given talent, and the dedication and perseverance to pursue it of course.  Read more

I have 2 very exciting things to announce today, both of which have been in the works for some time now. Actually, longer than I would have liked them to, but as a good friend once said

Slow work takes time...

Yes it does 🙂

1. New design of the video lessons

The design of the video container was created back when I started the website in 2008. The internet, and webdesign has changed a lot since then. I really liked the old design, since it did everything I could ever ask it to, and you guys never complained either.

Still, design trends have changed so much, that I thought it was time to modernize the looks of the videos, give it a sleek, modern, minimalist feel, which is trending in design nowadays.

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I know it's been a while, and I'm sorry, but I've been super busy re-creating TheGuitarLesson.com from the ground up.

The old site was nice, but it was created in 2008, so it was about time to modernize things, inside-out.

New design and logo

The first thing you'll probably notice is the new design of TheGuitarLesson.com. I wanted to make things really streamlined and minimalist, while keeping with the color scheme of the old design.

So you be the judge... Do you like what you see? (please leave a comment at the bottom of the page and tell me!)

I also wanted to make the logo just a bit more modern. I kept the main font of the logo, but played around with the plectrum, and removed the gradient from the main words. I really like how it turned out:

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Old TGL logo

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Hello everyone, I am happy to announce that we have successfully migrated the website over to a new server, which means our beginner guitar lessons will be more accessible and stream faster than ever before.

As our member base grew, we saw the need to take this step before anything went wrong with the previous server, since we could already see intermittent slow down at times. There are more than 14,000 people learning guitar on TheGuitarLesson.com at present, which is more than what the previous server could handle efficiently.

Even though the new server is much more expensive, the prices of our premium membership packages will remain unchanged 🙂

Thanks for your support and thanks for reading this quick announcement, but go grab your guitar and start practicing already! 😉

Tom Fontana
TheGuitarLesson.com