5 Most Watched Lessons – March 2018

top 5 guitar song lessonsHey guys, welcome back to another edition of my monthly report on the 5 most popular song lessons on TheGuitarLesson.com. I like to share this report with you guys, because I hope it will motivate you to learn & play more songs, the songs your peers are playing to be exact.

Springtime is here, and welcome it is. It's been a long and hard winter in most parts of the world, so everyone can use a bit of sun and heat. The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, the sun is shining. What a great season!

You will probably start going outdoors more, which usually translates into less practice time on your guitar. I would really encourage you to buy a cheap acoustic guitar, and take it with you. Are you going camping? To the beach? Over to a friends house for a barbecue? Take your cheap travelers guitar with you, learn a few campfire songs, and strum away 🙂

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5 Most Watched Lessons – February, 2018

top 5 guitar song lessonsHello everybody, welcome to this month's report on the most popular guitar lesson on TheGuitarLesson.com. Every month, I like to publish my findings on what you guys have been up to, in the hope of motivating my students to learn more songs.

2018 is starting out strong, it looks like a lot of people got guitars for Christmas this year. It's been a cold winter in most parts of the world, it's freezing cold and snowing even as I write this post (in Europe). The US is the same. Australia? Not quite 🙂 The cold weather keeps people inside, and people pick up their guitar more. Statistical fact. And as Winston Churchill said, "I only believe in statistics that I doctored myself."

So without further ado, here is the top 5 list of tutorials from February.

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5 most watched guitar lessons -January 2018

top 5 guitar song lessonsHello everybody, welcome to this month's edition of the most watched video tutorials on TheGuitarLesson.com.

If you're a regular reader of this series of posts, you might notice something different with the site. We implemented a new design 🙂 I'll write a separate post on this though, let's stick to what you're here for right now.

So January is an exiting month, since there are lots of new guitarists (people who got a guitar for Christmas) looking for how they can learn guitar in 10 days. Lot's of google searches going on right now. To demonstrate, my post on How long it takes to learn guitar was the most viewed page on the site by a looooooong shot. But really, ridiculously long shot.

Lot's of new people signed up for lessons on the site, and also on GuitarTricks and Jamplay, the other 2 popular guitar learning sites.

Now let's have a look at what you guys have been up to. It goes without saying, that the most watched lessons were the ultra beginner ones on how to read guitar tabs, how to read chord charts, and the 1st basic lesson.

Here are the most watched song lessons though.

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Top 5 Lessons – December 2017

top 5 guitar song lessonsFirst off, let me wish all of you a Happy New Year my young Padawans! If 2017 hasn’t given you something to be happy and proud of, don't fret. The 1st of January signifies the beginning of something new. You have life. You have hope. Go out there and accomplish all that you want.

This time of year is really great in the guitar learning world, it's top season. Lot's of brand new guitar players received their first guitar for Christmas, and are now looking for lessons, info, songs, etc. They want to learn to play guitar, and my job is to help every last one of you in 2018, and on.

This series of posts usually details the most watched lessons of the previous month, but being January, I will derail. The reason is that the top 5 lessons were Christmas song lessons, which have lost their significance (and motivational factor) in January. Instead, I'm going the list the top 5 non-Xmas lessons for you.

But in case you were wondering, the actual top 5 were:

  1. Jingle Bell rock
  2. Jingle Bells
  3. Silent Night
  4. Joy to the World
  5. White Christmas

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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 doubling down 2 years ago) has molded my personality to try to recognize and convey the best in the world to my kids. At this age, I try to show them that patience, kindness and selflessness can have a positive impact on our immediate surroundings, and in turn, the world. We donate food to the needy, clothes, and even toys my kids don't use anymore. I really think donating their toys teaches them a lot. Giving up your own possessions for the selfless benefit of helping others, not expecting anything in return. But actually, you do get something. The uplifting feeling that you have made a small difference in the lives of a few people.

We tend to get caught up in the rush of life. Chasing wealth, and not paying enough attention to what's really important. I aim to take the time to be mindfully aware of my life, help others, and enjoy my family, friends, and the world. This is what I try to instill in my children as well.

Sorry for my rambling, now let's get to the point 🙂

The gift of music

This is also why I love teaching you guys through TheGuitarLesson.com. Learning music, then playing it to your friends and family creates an atmosphere of comfort and happiness. Seeing the smiles on the faces of your family members when you play a Christmas song during the Holidays is proof of this 🙂

You are awesome for learning guitar, really, and I am privileged to have the opportunity to pitch in and offer guidance.

As a small gift, I have made all lessons on the site free to everyone for 2 weeks, until January 7th. Simply log into your account, and you will have full access to all lessons, even if you're not a premium member.

If you hurry, you can still learn a Christmas song or two, or just go to the main lesson list and learn songs in any genre you like.

Have fun, and Happy Holidays to you all!
Tom

Top 5 Lessons – November 2017

top 5 guitar song lessonsHello my young Padawans! It's that time of the month again, time to review what you guys have been up to on TheGuitarLesson.com, what you've been learning, watching, sharing.

While I was getting ready to write this post, I realized that I forgot to create the Top 5 post for October. My bad, sorry about that to everyone who anxiously awaits this series of articles. No but seriously, I don't even know what happened, I have my Google calendar set to remind me in the beginning of every month to write this post, I don't know how I didn't notice.

Anyhow, the show must go on!

The holidays are coming up, which is always a big time of the year in the guitar world. Lots of people get guitars, start practicing, and start becoming the guitarist they've always dreamed of being.

Now let's have a look at the most popular guitar lessons of October.

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72% off – Cyber Monday Sale 2017

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You just gotta love Black Friday and Cyber Monday! It's the only time of the year, when you'll find an insanely great deal wherever you look. If you've been putting off learning guitar, today is the day to change your mind, here is why.

Take advantage of this once per year sale, and get a massive 72% discount off of a 1 year premium membership to TheGuitarLesson.com. Get access to all the high quality video guitar lessons on our site, and advance your technique by learning songs from artists, such as: Read more

Top 5 guitar lessons – September, 2017

top 5 guitar song lessonsHello guys and gals, welcome to this month's report on what my online students at TheGuitarLesson.com have been learning.

Each month, I dive into my analytics program with a dual aim:

  1. To find out what my students are learning,
  2. And to motivate everyone through this series of posts.

My logic is that by letting you know what your peers are learning, you will be motivated to learn some of the Top 5 songs as well.

September is the first school month, the true end of summer. It is also the month that most people start practicing guitar again, after the summer hiatus. If that sounds like you, that means you have a lot of practice time to make up for.

Let's start!

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5 Most Watched Guitar Lessons – August, 2017

top 5 guitar song lessonsHey guys, welcome to this month's post on the most popular song lessons on TheGuitarLesson.com.

Summer (my favorite season) has officially come to an end. Kids are going back to school, adults are returning from vacation, and as I write this, hurricanes are ravaging the Caribbeans and Florida. We live in Florida, but we're not there right now thank God. Stay safe if you are in an area affected by the hurricane, do as the officials say.

Now back to the topic at hand, people usually start picking up the guitar again after their summer break, so if you have been neglecting your guitar, start showing it some love already 🙂

To give you some motivation, have a look at the guitar songs your peers have been learning in August.

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5 Most Popular Beginner Guitar Lessons – July, 2017

top 5 guitar song lessonsHi guys, we're in the middle of summer, time flies by quickly. So quick, that I actually forgot to write the Top 5 post last month, sorry about that to whoever reads it regularly.

We're still in the middle of summer, so most of you are enjoying your vacation time with family and friends. It's been a hot summer, so I can imagine that going to the beach has had priority over your practice time 🙂 It's ok, it's only natural, but keep your calluses in check, otherwise they'll disappear and you'll need to work extra hard to form calluses again.

In case you are needing a bit of inspiration as to what to practice, have a look at the most watched video lessons from last month.

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