Free guitar lessons – My Holiday gift to all students

The Holidays are here again 🙂 This time of the year means different things to different people, depending on your religion, your upbringing, where you live, and in general, the kind of person you have become over the years. What the Holidays means to my family For myself, becoming a parent (4 years ago and…

WordPress HTTP to HTTPS Migration Guide – Case Study of Securing Our Site Over SSL

I’ve been thinking about migrating TheGuitarLesson.com (which runs on WordPress) to HTTPS for quite a while now. There are many advantages of moving a site to HTTPS, there are a lot of articles online that deal with the subject, so I won’t go into detail on them. Being secure is important, but for me, the most important factors were:…

GuitarTricks updates its Rock Guitar course

GuitarTricks.com, one of the biggest guitar learning sites on the internet (even bigger than TheGuitarLesson.com 😉 ) has totally revamped their rock guitar course on their website. You may or may not know that the rock guitar course is part of the Core Learning System at GuitarTricks, which is their basic course to get beginner…

We’ve Optimized the Encoding of Our Guitar Lesson Videos Once Again

Hi Everyone, In my continuous effort to make the streaming of our video guitar lessons as fast as possible and retain the quality of the videos at the same time, we have once again re-encoded all of our lessons. This time around, instead of using .flv (flash video) format, we’ve encoded to the newer mpeg4…

New Video Encoding

We are happy to announce that we’ve installed new encoder software onto our streaming servers, resulting in 40-50% lower file sizes, therefore half the streaming time required for videos. This upgrade is especially useful for our students with a slower Internet connection who experienced interruptions and lags while watching the videos.