Guitar Tricks Reviews
Congrats on a WONDERFUL site!
I find it quite easy (so far!) to navigate, and found the "where do I start" to be very helpful! I'm getting there!! I LOVE the forum, too. I've never been one to use forums, but the GT forum is full of great people and helpful information at ALL levels! Congrats on a WONDERFUL site!! Good job!
I believe Guitar Tricks is the best way to learn the guitar!
I just wanted to say that I originally started to learn with one of your competitors. Although it was ok, I have learned much more with the lessons here and have found the Core Learning System to be much more to my liking towards advancing as a player. Now, instead of learning nothing but public domain tidbits of songs, I am learning popular songs that make learning far more enjoyable. I believe Guitar Tricks is the best way to learn the guitar and am glad I put away my other DVDs which were boring me to the point where I was not making progress like I have been here.
I thank you guys for all you do and keep on pickin' and strummin'!
I'm very happy to be a customer and a satisfied one at that. I've been playing guitar for (I hate to admit it) about 48 years now (I'm currently 58 and still playing every day). Through all the guitar lesson sites that I've been to or been a member of, Guitar Tricks is by far the GREATEST! I thank you guys for all you do and keep on pickin' and strummin'. Like Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Hot Rod Lincoln) once sang "There's a whole lotta things that I ain't done-but- I ain't never had too much fun..." My best to all at Guitar Tricks.
I want to learn it all NOW!
Before I started with Guitar Tricks I was at a standstill with my playing. Am basically self-taught, but needed encouragement and the confidence to push myself, and explore new territories. Once enrolled, didn't take me long to gain my enthusiasm back for learning guitar. I had not had this enthusiasm for guitar since way back in high school because I did not have the confidence to push myself further. Am now ready to polish up my skills and take my playing to the next level! Problem is, hardly know where to start, because I want to learn it all NOW! Keep up the good work!
Great job GT Staff
I have learned more in last 2 weeks with GT then ever before. Not just what something does but WHY it does it and how to apply it to other parts. Great job GT Staff. Hats off.
I'm learning a lot...
I stopped my subscription a couple of months ago when I started my music study at Berklee. I thought that I wouldn't need GT with everything that Berklee as to offer. But I was wrong! I'm learning a lot and I still have a long way to go in my music program but there's always a little thing here and there that I want to get another opinion on or push something further or differently, get new ideas and lets face it ... I was also missing crazy Neal, Anders' awesome blues section, Chris's 24 hour help line and his huge bank of knowledge, Andy's awesome rock funk country chop's, Ben's awesome techniques and all the other great material from the other instructors.
I'm actually EXCITED about learning!
I'm a singer songwriter and have written quite a few songs on my guitar, but never felt completely 'proficient'. I want to feel competent to play guitar on stage. So, when I accidentally stumbled across your siteâ€¦something said,"DO IT"!! I'm still on the beginner part, but am making headway quickly! Usually, I'm not so impressed by online learning videos, but you have a GEM here!!! AND I will add, it's MUCH LESS EXPENSIVE than paying for LIVE lessons. I can easily go back to review what I've learned. Thank you! I'm actually EXCITED about learning!!! I will keep you abreast on my progress.
Christine McHoes, Alaska
Best decision I've ever made...
Awesome set of songs. Trying to get Sweet home Alabama worked out now. Love the way the chords have been simplified and learning to use the two finger anchor points for getting to C, G, and F (the dreaded F) making it so easy to get into position. Even starting to get the G with the little finger to start to sound. Wish I had learned that fingering when I first started to learn to play. Best decision I've ever made to learn to play and hopefully master guitar.
Thanks Guitar Tricks!
I want to thank all the teachers of guitar tricks. I have used them all at one time or another. I have been playing for years and only achieved a certain level of playing. I use to be so frustrated, but now I actually sit in on jam sessions with Les Paul copy and little roland micro cube amp and having the time of my life. Thanks Guitar Tricks!!
I Love Guitar Tricks!
I Love Guitar Tricks! Finally at 57 I'm getting serious and ya'll have provided the perfect venue for learning! I look forward to working with you and am very excited about the next years playing, Thanks for providing such a great tool.
John Robarge, Eagle Nest, NM
I couldn't be more pleased!
I have been enjoying Guitar Tricks for a month as monthly Full Access subscriber learning from Lisa McCormick. And now taking advantage of your Annual Special is fantastic!!! Guitar Tricks is the answer for anyone playing the guitar in my humble opinion. Thank you. I couldn't be more pleased!
Fred Walker, Ontario, Canada
I've learned some great ideas here.
I just want to say that this GuitarTricks site is really great! I don't learn every tutorial note by note. But I've learned some great ideas here, and that has helped me progress quite a lot. Thanks very much for that!!!
Dan Bloch, Pforzheim, Germany
I can't stay off of this Guitar Tricks site!
HELP! I can't stay off of this Guitar Tricks site! Way TOO MUCH FUN... Everything I could ever hope for and more. The annual all access fee is worth the instruction for just one song, but NO..you had to have hundreds, actually thousands of distractions tucked away under so many drop downs. Thanks for everything, guys!
Jesse Sherrod La Canada, CA
I'm very glad to have found Guitar Tricks
Just wanted to let you know I really like these lessons and all of the instructors! Instructor Lisa McCormick has been a lot of help to me with the lessons and with support on the site. I'm very glad to have found Guitar Tricks and I'm very happy to learn the guitar with you. Thanks again!
Gene Stearns, Meadville, PA
Glad I became a member.
Awesome!! I'm an advanced player and got a lot from the few lessons I went thru yesterday. Excellent site!!! Glad I became a member. Keep up the great work!
I just signed up for a year!
I have been with you guys for less than a week and I just signed up for a year! Thanks for having the best guitar teaching solution I have seen. (And I've tried a few!)
Brad Severson, from Blaine, MN
I think the Guitar Tricks site rocks!!
I just joined, and in two short days I have improved by playing just by cruising through some of the lessons and songs. The site is "aces" if you want to become a better player. I know I do, and that's why I'm here. I plan on staying on for a long time!
Jeffrey - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Thank you for such a great tool!
I love guitar tricks. I'm a professional in the music industry and STILL I learn from your site everyday and also use it for my students. Thank you for such a great tool!
Guitar Tricks is just what I was looking for
I am such a skeptic when it comes to committing to purchasing anything online, but I did. I have looked forever into sites that offer guitar tips and lessons and finally found a great one...Guitar Tricks is just what I was looking for. I am a 58 year old lady that picked up my husbands "Christmas present" one year (he loves air guitar so the kids and I bought him a guitar). Enough said!! Yesterday I was searching for tips and came across the GT site. I purchased the one year plan and I couldn't be happier. I haven't put the guitar down, except for sleeping, much at all since subscribing to Guitar Tricks. I have journeyed through the core learning with Christopher Schlegel and have looked into Lisa McCormick and love them both. I felt I wanted to start from the beginning and with that being said, I have learned things that I thought I already knew. Perhaps it was a better way of looking at it?? I have self taught, also have taken lessons off and on and with all that, I feel my knowledge of the guitar is all over the place. I need structure and discipline and with Guitar Tricks, I feel I have found the person/program that can tell me what I know and what I don't. I'm in love with this very exciting website - Guitar Tricks!!
Marci Dunn, Wesley Chapel, Florida
I enjoy every Lesson presented to me!
I have learned, benefited & enjoyed a tremendous lot from GT for the past year! My GT Instructors-Mr.Christopher S. & Ms.Lisa M. have done excellently in their Tutorials thereby enabling me to understand & enjoy every Lesson presented to me! I am indeed grateful for the opportunity to improve my guitar skills with GT.
Arnold D., Waterbury,CT.
Your site just gets better and better...
THANK YOU for the Dale Turner series of lessons on Campfire Chords With Character. This is exactly what I've wanted to learn all along. Dale does a great job of explaining what these delicious chords are comprised of, how best to finger them, how to play them in a pleasing sequence, and finally how to either strum or use fingerstyle to turn them into real music. The print option is invaluable, so now I can practice without having to be at my computer. Your site just gets better and better so that your subscribers can get better and better.
Edith B, Pueblo West CO
The Best site on the Web
Thanks for 'The Best site on the Web'. It has really opened my eyes to the guitar, and although I have been playing for 26 years, I have learned more in the past few months than ever before...and your instructors are all very skilled & knowledgeable, which makes the experience so much better. Keep up the good work.
Gary Venter, Gauteng, South Africa
I am so excited!
I just signed up as a full access member at Guitartricks.com and I am so excited! Itâ€™s the same feeling when you hear great new music or read a good book, you feel like you discovered something precious. I found myself playing the guitar in front of my computer for over 3 hours. I had to put my guitar away because my fingers just couldnâ€™t take it anymore. Now Iâ€™m looking forward to come home from work and start learning new stuff on this great website. Congratulations!
Kees Berghout , Norway
The Core Learning System really opened things up for me
I have noodled around with a guitar for almost 40 years. I could play some things but never knew what I was doing. Your direct, no-nonsense instruction in the Core Learning System really opened things up for me. (I started from the beginning as if I had never picked up a guitar before) Now, suddenly, I will be listening to a song and I know just what they are doing. I can pick up my guitar and be playing the song in a few minutes although not perfectly. I could never do that before. I practice often using a metronome and notice regular and rapid improvement.
Bill McPherson Hornell, NY
The instructors are awesome and very easy to understand.
I have been a guitar player for 49 years now and by joining Guitar tricks I have found out you can teach an old dog new tricks. Don't sit on the fence, come on in and have some fun. The instructors are awesome and very easy to understand. It's also like a one stop shop. I no longer have to surf the web for other guitar sites. Its all right here at Guitar tricks. Hope to see you there.
Peter Trentacoste, Quakake, PA
Exactly what I was looking for.
I always wanted to learn to play the guitar. I recently turned 50 and decided now is the time. I bought an electric guitar and joined JamPlay. While I found some useful things there I just didn't feel their site was the best for a brand new player so I left. I then took private lessons. While my teacher was nice enough, there seemed to be no plan to his teaching. He taught as if I had played before and I decided to look for another teacher. That's when I found Guitar Tricks. The lessons here are exactly what I was looking for. They are brief and exact. I can watch and then practice the exercise until I can play it cleanly, then I move on to the next. Chris, the instructor, explains everything slowly and in detail, giving insight into what I am learning. The website is laid out so everything is in order, and has plenty of material that should keep me busy for years to come. I am so happy with Guitar Tricks, I feel no need for a personal teacher. It's well worth the money, believe me.
You've made an old man very happy again!
I just wanted to let you all know. I am 43 years old. I've always wanted to learn to play the guitar since I was a child. I've never really had the time nor the patience because of the way some teachers want to rush things. I played around with some of the free lessons that Lisa McCormick has up there and found her instructing so nice and easy, I started strumming and hand picking in no time. A few more days into the lessons and I decided I wanted more. That's when I decided to join guitartricks.com. Well another thanks to Christopher Schlegel. Hit up the tutorials from (him) and by the end of a few hours, he had me hitting out some simple melodies like House of the Rising Sun and a few others! AWESOME! I can FINALLY start hitting some songs on the guitar! I am looking forward to learning from these other instructors as well and have shown some of my son's friends these lessons and hopefully they will sign on as well! Thanks again Guitartricks.com. You've made an old man very happy again!
Howard Anderson, Knob Noster, MO
I can learn all the stuff I should have done 35 years ago!
I just want to let you know how much I have been enjoying Guitar Tricks! I started playing almost 40 years ago but was more off and on with it, due to job and family. I picked up the guitar again two years ago. Then somehow I discovered GuitarTricks, and it has become like my best friend. I can learn all the stuff I should I have done 35 years ago! I'm learning SO much from the GuitarTricks instructors. Keep up the great work! I am evangelizing you to anybody who comes close to playing a guitar!
Patrick Gifford, Kranzberg, Germany
I like yours the best.
I have used a number of online and also book/DVD products in addition to private lessons in my quest to learn, and I like yours the best. Guitar Tricks is easy to navigate, it covers many styles, the instructors are varied and very clear.
Tony Battista, Pine Knoll Shores, NC
I needed something different.
I needed something different. Guitar Tricks gives me the advantage of playing with others and learning from them, but at my convenience.
Dan Kane, Ebensburg, PA
Your site is terrific.
Your site is terrific. I only wish I had this sort of tool when I was first learning. Much easier than going to a studio to learn since access and variety is available on line.
Tim, Lakewood, OH
I can't wait to see what else you have in store for me.
I think your website is amazing and I don't feel like I am being cheated in any way like other websites I have visited. You're up front about fees and you give me my moneys worth every time. I can't wait to see what else you have in store for me. I love to see new methods every time I sign in.
James Harte, Huntley, Illinois
Love the site and the sense of community for a beginner.
Keep up the good work, love the site and the sense of community for a beginner.
Adam, Harrisburg, PA
I have learned a lot.
Keep up the good work; I have learned a lot. Thanks.
Douglas R., Dover, AR
Just keep them coming.
You have touched on so many tricks and styles. Just keep them coming.
David Moya, Lakewood, Colorado
Chris Crumpton, Anderson, SC
Excellent price for a great value.
Excellent price for a great value.
Tony, Sydney, Australia
I wanted full access so I could get into the Core Learning System.
I wanted full access so I could get into the Core Learning System and get going with learning to play the guitar.
Shawn Massey, Washington
The fundamentals 1 and 2 have been excellent.
I am a beginner and the fundamentals 1 and 2 have been excellent.
Steve Duckett, Surrey, B.C., Canada
I wanted to learn new things.
I wanted to learn new things. Been playing for over 50 years, but when I play alone I stagnate or forget things over the years. Your site offers me options to learn new things, and/or improve on playing methods I already know.
Neil Ribner, Lauderhill, Florida
Guitar Tricks is cheaper and more extensive...
Guitar Tricks is cheaper and more extensive than local teachers, together with access 24 hours a day.
Mike Bandy, England
I was glad to upgrade!
I watched the free videos and learned a ton - I was glad to upgrade for the remaining content.
I also took a Lisa McCormick lesson and was then totally convinced.
I took the basic course as a refresher and realized how this method made me learn faster and WANT to learn more. I also took a Lisa McCormick lesson and was then totally convinced. She rocks!
Lynn Daniel, Asheville North Carolina
I found it very useful.
Why I joined? First, the quality of the site, and how easy it is to navigate. Then the content- I found it very useful.
Luis Antonio Cruz, Guadalajara, Mexico
I'm seeing immediate improvement in my playing.
After seeing a few of the lessons, I'm seeing immediate improvement in my playing.
Easy to follow and fun!
I think the material is current, easy to follow and fun because there is no pressure.
John Hillyer, Freehold, NJ
Guitar Tricks has a more personal touch.
Another guitar lessons site I subscribed to has no interaction at all. Guitar Tricks has a more personal touch.
James Dallas, TX
The tutors are first class.
The lessons are easy to learn from, the songs are really good to learn from, and the tutors are first class.
Gaz Miller, England
Easy to follow.
The teachers and teaching method was clear, concise and made it easy to follow. Thanks!
Edward Kaulana Scalise Jr., Hawai'i
A wonderful community!
Guitar Tricks has a great reputation and a wonderful community that is all about helping each other.
I wanted the ability to use all the tools!
I subscribed because I wanted the ability to use all the tools in order to give myself the best learning arena possible.
David Wilbanks Jefferson, GA
Video demonstration that works.
Video demonstration that works. Tab to fill in the gaps, diversity in styles and great instructors who can both play and impart their knowledge.
Chris Bradley Sydney, Australia
I could learn at my own pace.
I took lessons for 2 years and then decided with Guitar Tricks I could learn at my own pace, and expand on what I already had learned.
Brad Poirier Placentia, Ca
I was so impressed.
I was so impressed with the free lessons I had to check out the full access. I am glad I did.
Rick Martin Tallmadge, Ohio
Thank you for everything.
Thank you for everything. I can't exaggerate enough how blessed I am to have this website for lessons.
Ryan Lott College Station, Texas
The missing piece!
You guys are the missing piece in my guitar learning puzzle!!
Monty O'Kelley Auburn, AL
A truly easy way to learn the guitar
Keep up the great job on the site. You have an awesome concept that has materialized into a truly easy way to learn the guitar. This is by far the most rewarding and fastest growth I have had playing - as well as the most economical!
Dave Shingledecker Albuquerque, NM
More than I expected
Very well put together and more than I expected.
Brian Murphy Springfield, OH
I am very impressed
I am very impressed with Guitar tricks. My son introduced me to it - he has full access and is doing better than his friends who have teachers. And I'm finally learning myself!
Mark Langan Byron Bay, NSW Australia
I wish I'd discovered Guitar Tricks before I'd wasted my time and money on a guitar teacher.
Guitar Tricks is a great resource for guitar players of any skill level. There is something on here for everyone. The tutors are fantastic, the site is incredibly well organized, logical and intuitive. As you can tell I'm just really happy! I wish I'd discovered Guitar Tricks before I'd wasted my time and money on a guitar teacher who didn't take me seriously and wasn't a particular good teacher either.
Fiona Ward Auckland, New Zealand
You guys keep showing me how limitless the possibilities are.
Ever time I go to Guitar Tricks it opens my eyes in some new way about all the amazing things a guitar can do. I'm still new to it, but you guys keep showing me how limitless the possibilities are.
David Trim, Los Angeles
It's the best thing that ever happened to my music life.
I love guitar tricks it's the best thing that ever happened to my music life. Thank you.
Hyrum Herriman, UT
I'm very happy I found GuitarTricks.com.
I would like to thank you guys for the great work... I'm very happy I found GuitarTricks.com.
Jeremy Mignolet Tubize, Belgium
The instructors are extreme professionals.
I love the fact that the instructors are extreme professionals with careers in music, and not guitarists on the side that are trying to make some extra cash by putting cheap tutorials online and charging for them.
Andrew Brown Fayetteville, NC
I like GT because I can learn the real deal on songs.
Here's my deal, I studied jazz for a bit, love the blues, grew up playing rock. I do mostly improvisational jamming. I never learned songs all that well, mostly fudging along as best as I could, and improving. I like GT because I can learn the real deal on songs I have played for a long time (like the new Sweet Home lesson). And then I really like the styles of certain players 'cause I pick up on tone and licks that I can incorporate. Very cool.
Al Ferguson San Luis Obispo, CA
I am like a kid in a candy shop!
Guitar Tricks is a fantastic website, offering a multitude of styles, presented by some exceedingly competent instructors. I am personally like a kid in a candy shop, wanting to do so much and spending so much time listening to and trying different techniques.
Stuart D Chorley, UK
My skill level had stagnated for years until I discovered Guitar Tricks.
"I have been playing for a long time, but I am far from an advanced player. My skill level had stagnated for years until I discovered Guitar Tricks. I have improved more in the last year than at any other time with the guitar."
Aaron Harmon Napoleon, Ohio
I'm having a blast at Guitar Tricks.
"I'm having a blast at Guitar Tricks. I've been playing off and on for 20 some odd years now. Self taught and learned alot of songs along the way, but never really stopped to learn the whole deal. So here it is, the WHOLE DEAL, at Guitartricks.com.Â I've been going through the lessons and learn something every time I come. And it's a blast!!! Thanks Guitartricks, YOU ROCK, and everything else too!!! "
a fantastic tool for my development as a guitar player!
Hi ! My name's VinÃcius and I'm from Brazil. I've been playing guitar since the eighties. Recently I found guitartricks.com on the web, and after analyzing it carefully I became a member. The site is just amazing with a lot of guitar lessons about many different styles. The video lessons are a fantastic tool for my development as a guitar player. I'm really very happy with guitartricks.com!
VinÃcius, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I had my doubts about an online course, but this is perfect
I was spending $100.00 a month for guitar lessons, and was becoming quite frustrated. My instructor was attempting to teach me things that I totally didn't understand. I had my doubts about an online course, but this is perfect. I like being able to keep returning to a certain lesson, and reviewing it. The video is excellent, and the closeups are very well done. I can actually see what strings I'm supposed to be striking, and how they should be strummed. I can also view the lessons at any time of the day or night. Now, instead of chasing everybody out of the house, I actually have people encouraging me. I've even caught my wife looking at guitars. To all of the excellent teachers here, I wish to send you my sincere thanks.
Douglas Long, Kodiak, Alaska
GuitarTricks.com is hands-down the best online resource for learning to play the guitar!
GuitarTricks.com is hands-down the best online resource for learning to play the guitar. So far I've only gotten through the Fundamentals part 1 but I will say that your customer service and easy UI is awesome! I was going to spend a hundred bucks on some other learning DVD but when I saw your site I was very intrigued and after spending some time reviewing it, it was a no-brainer. Good job over there!
Tom Condit, Arlington, Virginia
The best online guitar teacher I have ever experienced. I love it.
. . . from beginner through expert Guitar Tricks has it all. I was getting stale and felt I was done learning. I still was getting gigs, but I did not feel I had anything new to offer my audience until I discovered Guitar Tricks. Whether it is learning the style of your favorite guitar player or learning a new genre, Guitar Tricks has it all. I have new life and my audience gets more from my performances. It is by far the best online guitar teacher I have ever experienced. I love it.
Craig Leonard, Mesa, Arizona
Your instructors are awesome!
I was skeptical but jumped in with a yr. subscription. A 50 yr. old very average guitar player. Basement band that plays out a few times a year. The band considers me the lead player. I dont know anything. Your instructors are awesome. I spent about an hour with Anders That guy is incredible!!! I am learning some cool stuff!! I told our female singer/ guitar player about the site and she joined. I have not heard what she thinks but I cannot wait to show her a few tricks I learned. Use me for a reference. I already got my moneys worth and I have not seen a small piece of this site!! Nice job!!
Rick Clark Exeland Wi.
Guitar Tricks has set the bar!
Guitar Tricks has set the bar! (pun definitely intended ;) I'm simply in awe at the quality of this site. Between the skill levels of the instructors, the attention to every detail in the lessons and the actual quality of the videos, these lessons "pop" onto the screen and truly engage me each step of the way. What a wonderful experience. Thank you so much!
Lea Kennedy, Phoenix, Arizona
Exactly what I have been waiting for!
Awesome job!! The changes you have made are exactly what I have been waiting for from an online teaching system.... Thanks again!
Wayne C. from Cranston, Rhode Island
Keep it rocking! Love you guys!
Thanks so much for the lessons. I'm really enjoying myself, and your site is great. Without a tutor, learning guitar was difficult, but now it's simple, interesting and easy with GuitarTricks. I just switch my computer on, learn and master a few lessons from your lovely site, and then sit down to practice. I've really improved--thanks to you! Keep it rocking! Love you guys!
Morgan Nakufa from Chililabombwe, Zambia
You guys fill in the blanks for me!
I think your site is really well done. I have a really great private music teacher but when it comes to specific guitar technique and theory you guys really fill in the blanks for me. Iâ€™ve learned several key fundamentals in just a few visits as a member.
Paul Muldoon, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
I am thoroughly impressed
Your site is awesome! I am going through fundamentals right now, and I have paged through basically all of the lessons just to see what I will be doing down the line and I am throughouly impressed. Well-done all of you, and thanks again for your great service.
John Moriarty, Glen Mills, PA
I couldn't let go of my guitar!
Played guitar for quite a while but never seriously and never with any skills. When I discovered guitartricks I couldn't let go of my guitar anymore. I love the site and the work you all guys do!
Tomas Landberg, BÃ¥lsta, Sweden
I don't think there is a better deal on the Internet than GuitarTricks.com
Hi, just wanted to say that you guys are doing a great job! I subscribed a year or two ago just for a few months; but the new site looks great and is easy to understand! I just signed back up last week. Going through the beginner course part 2 again. The instructor is excellent! Looking forward to the blues course. Thanks again. I don't think there is a better deal on the internet!
Chris Eddy, Seattle, WA
My guitar playing has improved so much in a short time!
I stumbled upon Guitar Tricks purely by accident a year ago. I was blown away by the knowledge and quality of the instructors and the vast array of styles and lessons. After checking out a few of the free lessons on the site, I became a full access member. It's amazing how quickly I've progressed. Thanks Lisa, for teaching me to play the Guitar Tricks theme song! Chris, you have been really a big help with learning scales. And notice the beautiful Epiphone guitar I'm holding in the picture? I was the winner in one of the monthly Sweetwater giveaways! Yes, regular people do win!
Wendy Aaronson, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
So Glad that I Signed Up!
I just signed up for unlimited access to Guitartricks.com. I WAS taking private lessons for the past year. I am so pleased that Guitar Tricks is now my primary source for learning how to play and jam on my guitar! I'm always reluctant to join anything based on the credibility of the reviews, however I'm so glad that I did! Thank you!!
Tim Gauthier from Providence, Rhode Island
A Very Happy Customer!
I just wanted to say thank you for an amazing site. I went from being a total beginner when I first logged on to being able to play guitar. The site is so comprehensive and caters for people who have no clue about guitar. I feel like I have had such an advantage over people going to lessons because for a fraction of the cost I was able to take lessons every day. Thank you very much for everything. It's been an absolute pleasure. A very happy customer!
Tristan Conway, from Melbourne, Australia
I've Picked a Winner with GuitarTricks.com!
I'd like to say that so far I'm VERY happy with GuitarTricks.com I've already learned quite a bit in just the Fundamentals area, and I'm looking forward to the more advanced tutorials when I'm ready for them. Your site is easy to use and navigate, and offers everything advertised in abundance. I was concerned about not getting my money's worth with all of the 'learn guitar' sites out there, but i feel I've picked a winner!! And at $12.95 per month, you simply can't beat that! I was paying $25 per 30 minute lesson at an arts academy locally. And you can't quite put their instructors on AB repeat. :)
Chris Vogel, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Worth Every Penny!
I want you to know that I am enjoying your guitar lessons. I am taking it slow and enjoying it. It is worth every penny and I thank you for having this program. Thanks!
Dave O'Leary, Quincy, MA
First of all I'd like to compliment you on your site,its AWESOME! It is soooo much better than other guitar sites I've been to previously. Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.
Scott Wood, San Francisco, CA
Talk of the Town at Guitar Stores and even Starbucks!
LOVE THIS SITE!! I haven't been able to be here in over a year due to economic issues, but I have returned and the Guitar Tricks site is even better than before. You really made an excellent site that I've been hearing a lot of people talk about at local guitar shops and even people at Starbucks coffee stores. Keep up the good work!
Michael Youngblood, Dallas, Texas
It's A Pleasure To Be Part of GuitarTricks!
Hello! Thank you for having me on the site! :) I have played guitar for roughly a year now (teaching myself mostly from either youtube, or any books I could get my hands on). I must say, that I have learned a ton with guitartricks, just in just the past two days! I no longer have to search youtube for information; everything is all laid out on the page in front of me with guitartricks! Thank you for being so proactive, and taking such good care of your members. It's a pleasure to be part of the guitartricks family!
Brandon Mulholand, Grove City, Ohio
Just wanted to thank you so much for your fabulous work. I learned or rather thought I learned how to play guitar 25 years ago and then after 5 years of practice just dropped it. Now, I'm back at it and thanks to you I finally feel I am learning how to play. Lots of fun - and hard work! - thanks to you. Just fabulous!
Christian Simon - Tarragona, Spain
"WOW" that's all I can say!
I have to say I'm finally impressed!. I had been a member since you guys got started. It was not as useful in the past, but now "wow"; that's all I can say. You had made the material idiot-proof. I was thinking about canceling my membership since I haven't really been using it. I decided to check it out once more and I was amazed of how much improvement you have made over the material. I was so impressed that I decided to keep the account, which I'm planning to use to teach my 8 year old son. I'm also going through all the different levels to see if I've missed anything on my years of self-teaching. My wife also likes your site. She wants to start learning to play the guitar and having a membership is a great investment. Thanks for making some great improvements to the site!
Wilson Ocampo from Washington, D.C.
I really like the five Cash-style lessons that Forrest Lee Jr setup on Guitar Tricks, this is awesome! I'm looking forward to more like lessons like these. My personal compliments to Forrest Lee Jr.
Doug Diehl, Caseville, Michigan
You really care about your customers!
IÂ´m a senior-aged world wide entertainer. Your search function method serves its purpose more comfortably than ever. Congratulations on a wonderful site, youÂ´ve done a really good job. Thank You for all your info, it seems like you really care about your customers.
Eero MÃ¤Ã¤tta, Sweden
Exactly What I Was Looking For
Wow, Lisa McCormick's fingerpicking beginner series is exactly what I was looking for. Big hugs to you all!
Harvey Silverberg, Montecito, CA
Just what I needed!
This is just what I needed to advance my study of the guitar. I have been taking lessons for nearly 3 years under a very accomplished player/instructor. But in just a few days your program has helped a great deal. THANK YOU ALL!
Brock Sorenson, Lake Oswego, OR
Progress from a complete newbie
The site has been terrific...I'm a complete newbie but my progress has already exceeded my expectations. Great site!
Jeff from Portland, Oregon
Works Like A Charm
I just want to say: 'Great Site!'; Works like a charm! In one week I can play three songs now on my electric guitar. For now, all I can say is 'keep up the good work'
Olaf from The Netherlands
Makes everything make sense!
I got to tell you I absolutely loved the Blues course for beginners and I'm about to start the Rock course. I'm not new to guitar but I've never had the foundations to make everything make sense and I'm really getting that from these courses. Thank you so much.
Sergio Romero from Montreal
Really enjoyed the variety of music!
Thank you, thank you, thank you I have been playing guitar for around 5 months. I purchased e media guitar method, highly gloated about on the web and in guitar magazines. I am really bored of strumming chords and playing songs I really don't like. It's an insult to my hagstrom sweede. I really enjoy the variety of music in the beginner lessons you have. I skipped over the beginner 1 chord section but enjoy the melodies and the scales as well. Thanks again for saving me from boredom.
Danny O'Connor from Calgary
Annual Subscription... Love it!
Here's the thing. I'm a skeptic. I sprung for a year subscription, expecting to be disappointed. ...Uh uh. Love it!! And I've only been a member about a week!
--Bruce Goldish, Santa Barbara, CA
Standing Ovation for Guitar Tricks!
WOW! From what I've seen so far on your web site, I'm blown away! I applaud your efforts with a standing ovation! Not only have you now provided a huge libray of Top Quality at home guitar lessons for the struggling Musician, your helping us save on GAS!!!! (..standing ovation....) What a mental boost it gave me when I found GuitarTricks! Everything I was looking for and MORE! It breathed life back into my Music, which has been stagnent for so long! Thanks your inspiration!
Mike Vick, Waterport, NY
I've doubled the speed of my learning!
"I love the site! I have been trying to learn the guitar on my own by just learning the chords and getting help from my brother whenever he is around, but it has been slow going. The videos have really helped me and I think I have at least doubled the speed I am learning at. Keep up the good work and I will definately recommend you guys to anyone asking for advice in learing how to play the guitar!"
Josh Sims, Birmingham, AL
The greatest thing since...
I am impressed! I am 21 years old in a small town in Illinois. I needed something to do, so I picked up my first guitar about a week ago, a Squire Fender Strat. Although I have been researching guitars for over 3 months and know the Squire is not the best of the bunch, I thought it would suit me for now. I stumbled upon this site on accident and found it to be too good to be true. I decided to give you guys a try, and paid the $14.99 fee. I have learned so much in a week that I am flabbergasted! This, my friend, is the greatest thing since the invention of Starbucks!
--Chris Lantrip, Effingham, IL
Thank you for doing such a great job on this site!
I just wanted to say, thank you for doing such a great job on this site! I have for years wanted to learn to play the guitar, but as many beginners did not have the slightest clue as to where to start. I've searched around online for guitar lessons and videos and the like but seemed to always end up running in circles. I came across your site today and watched a demo of one of your beginner lessons, and I was amazed. It was great it covered all the little details that advanced players take for granted. I've been a member of the site for lets see... 3 min and 30 secs give or take and am truly impressed! Thank you once again!
--Brandon Emerson, Remsen, NY
More effective lessons!
I love guitartricks.com and I tell everyone I know who plays guitar or any instrument for that matter! I love it, thanks for putting it together. I originially play drums, and started picking up guitar about five years ago. Three weeks ago I started some expensive private guitar lessons, and so far, I found not just more with you guys, but better, and more effective lessons! Thanks again to all the instructors, and your webmaster. You people ROCK!
--Charles Elkins, San Diego, CA
Just soaking it up and learning fast!
Its been 1 year since I started and after several crappy DVDs and other sites I suck! However since finding your site I am like a child with a new toy just soaking it up and learning fast...as Flounder said in Animal house " Oh boy is this great!" As an airline pilot being able to access the lessons from home and hotels is just fantastic. So far I have used them on 4 continents in less than a month. I cannot say how happy I am to give you my 11 bucks a month instead of the instructor who wanted 40 an hour. Everyone I meet when traveling gets a recommendation for your site from me. Nothing in life is perfect, but this is definitely the best!!!
-- Dugald MacDonald, Leesburg, Virginia
New is great and this site is the same!
Thank you for this opportunity, I've been playing guitar for 47 years and have gotten sick of playing the same old stuff---new is great and this site is the same , thanx again!
-- Bobby Slevin, Fallston, MD
We can't believe how easy!
Hi Jon, Just a quick note to say that I got a chance to look around the site last night and it is AWESOME!!! Can't get enough. Had a ball with my son. We can't believe how much info is on there and how easy some of the lessons are to pick up. Thanks heaps for a great site! Worth every cent.
-- Chris, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
The best investment
I really love the site and I know that it is absolutely the best investment I could ever make.
-- Shane, Troy, MI
I realized that the whole pentatonic system made sense!
ok-when I saw the pentatonic scale (I think I'm spelling it right), it kind of made sense, but I didn't take much from it. However, when I decided to see what the "tricks" were all about, I listened to the [sound] files and followed the tab and I ended up playing tricks that I thought were really cool and also relatively easy. I spent like two hours going through a bunch of tricks, and after a little break and then going back, I realized that the whole pentatonic system made sense. And in my limited perspective, I think it's much less difficult than I thought, and fairly easy to at least play a little improvisational stuff. So anyway, I'm just psyched that I could put on "Knockin on Heaven's Door" (preferably Dylan's version) and then play up and down the pentatonic scale doing some of those tricks. It may not be much, but I don't know a single note on the guitar so to make this leap is really exciting.
-- EL, New York, NY
It's been a long time since my fingers were this sore!
Hey Jon, I just started using the site last night and I love it. I have played for years and now my son is just getting started and this site is great for us both, we will be members forever. It's been a long time since my fingers have been this sore. Hats off to Terry Couch, I'm really enjoying his stuff. Thanks!
-- Herm L, Belleville, Ontario, Canada
On my schedule
I want to thank you for making this service available on line. I am truly appreciative of the hard work you put into the site. It is excellent. I am an older rock player without much free time and this gives me the opportunity on my schedule to upgrade my blues licks, etc.
-- Brian, Nashville, TN
It's just a wonderful concept
Hey Jon, It's just a wonderful concept learning guitar through internet I'm playing for 20 years now but since Bill Gates I'm Flying keep up the good work U rule.
-- Leon, Heerlen, NL
I've learned more in the last 3 hours
Just wanted to say thanks a lot! Great site. I'm a self-taught beginner; about two years now. I've occasionally purchased instructional books, but I've learned more from the last 3 hours spent at your site than from all prior experiences put together. Again, thank you! This is the best lesson I've ever had...
-- John D, So. Cal
Now I can see how important they are
I have never bothered to learn any scales and now I can see how important they really are. I can see just how limited my playing skills are. I play stuff like Sultans of Swing, Hotel California, Free Bird Etc: I have no idea as to how i got to play these songs, not knowing scales, but i have got them down pretty close. If you were to ask me as to why i go to, and play certain notes on the guitar neck, i would tell you i have not got the faintest idea, except that it sounds right to my ear. Pretty silly way of playing guitar don't you think? Always guessing. Any way thanks for your time and keep up that awesome guitar playing. Eric.
-- Eric Graf, Kelowna, B.C.
Always looking for new material...it's great!
Indeed I am enjoying the tips and licks from obviously talented guitarists. I have been playing for 25 years and am always looking for new stuff... its great!
-- Kenny C., Corsicana, TX
Sounding much better than two weeks ago
I decided to teach myself guitar as my schedule really won't allow for scheduled instruction. I subscribed to a couple different online teaching sites and I did learn some from them, but a couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon your lessons and wanted more, so I signed up for the Full Access Service to get the most out of them. I imagine you upload the lessons without really knowing if anybody is actually getting anything out of them. Just to let you know: I am! In fact, about half an hour ago my wife just commented on how much better I'm sounding as opposed to a few weeks ago!
-- Chris, Virginia Beach, VA
The most comprehensive guitar self learning place on the net!
This site is most the comprehensive guitar self learning place on the net!! Wow!! Also there is nothing more I love to do than sit down with some great jam tracks and employ exotic scales and rip through some monster riffs harmonic minor style!... Quality and I mean high quality in all styles! Amazing and the fact it loops forever is great because it really is disturbing when you are in the moment hitting the right note in the right scale to highlight the ringing chord in the backround making it so pronounced!
-- Joseph M., West Haven, CT
guitartricks.com rocks. Really good! I'm finding it perfect for the way I like to practice; lessons and jams are the perfect combination. Well done for putting together a really useful resource.
-- Nicholas W, Chesterfield, UK
Your site is an eye-opener
I find guitartricks a treasure trove of goodies on all things guitar. Thanks alot. I have played classics guitar for 30 yrs and am now embarking on a discovery journey of Country, Blues and Jazz genre. Your site is an eye-opener. I thought I know all there is to guitar playing, now I realize I know [not as much].
-- Casey M, Malaysia
For years I wanted to jam...now it's easy
Wow... so far not much can be improved, this is an amazing Web site. For years i wanted to jam but when you are alone, it's kind of hard to do. Now with the jam session you have there it's easy to do. And also since 2 days I have learn stuff that I wanted to do for years. Well... there only one word for your site, and it's 'good job Guys... well done'
-- Patrick from Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Learned more than I could have imagined
THANK YOU for the lessons, ALL of y'all are too kind to help us regular players out. Although I have been playing for years, it took me about 5 seconds to upgrade my account. I am/have learned more in a couple of days from this site, than I could have imagined... My head's swimming ..AGAIN THANK YOU, You have made a big difference in my attitude towards my guitar, and my ability...!
-- David O., Bastrop, Texas
I'm very shocked at how low your fee is!
I just joined as a member (I'm very shocked at how low your fee is!). I love the amount of top-quality content you have!
-- Mike Saunders, Englewood, CO
Better and More Efficient
Thank you for taking the time to thoroughly explain tips and points in your lessons. Your instructions have gotten me to develop my skills better and in a more efficient manner. Thank you and keep putting out more lessons.
-- John B. from Shawano
I've learned more in ONE DAY with Guitar Tricks than I have learned in months of lessons
You guys are fantastic. I think you have the best lessons out there. I have been taking from a personal instructor for $15 - 30 minute lessons, and I have learned more in ONE DAY of being a member with Guitar Tricks than I have learned in months of lessons with my teacher! Phenomenal Job. Keep the lessons coming!
-- Dr. Kenneth, Tulsa, OK U.S.A.
I got it!
I got it!. The da-da-dada thing. I dare you to put this in lesson 10 of the 12 bar blues. I learned to play the blues at guitartricks.com, I learned to play the blues at guitartricks.com, Lisa McCormick taught me how to play this song. She showed me how to do the da-da-dada thing, Yeah she showed me how to do the da-da-dada thing, All I need now is someone to teach me sing. Da da doodle de doo. Thanks!
-- Don, Asheville, NC
I have been telling all my patients!
So far I have worn myself out and I just joined. I have to thank Lisa McCormick as she is the instructor I have chosen to start with. She responded to my email and offered to create more lessons in an area I was struggling with. Whoa!!! Now that is customer service. I am a Dental Hygentist and I have been telling all my patients about your site. Thanks for reuniting my love of the guitar. Keep up the good work!
-- Kathleen Ossiander RDH, Long Beach, CA
You guys have really helped me!
1st off, I'd like to tell you "Guitar Tricks" is great! I subscribed to it recently (full access) and I have been very satisfied so far. I have been playing guitar 40+ yrs. To make a long story short, on August 13th last year I had an accident at work and cut my middle finger off on my left (fretting) hand. I had emergency surgery to re-attach it and then 3 days after Christmas I had re-constructive surgery. Basically I am having to re-think and re-teach myself how to play again. Needless to say I have been going through some changes. I played guitar for living and I "need" to play guitar to live. Its my soul, my life. I have checked many "guitar" sites trying to find inspiration, exercises etc, etc. I'm sure you get the idea. I just want to say: "Guitar Tricks" has it all! You guys have really helped me.
-- Lenny C, Scotts Valley, CA
In the first 5 minutes
I just wanted to tell you as a 44 year old pro chef who is a beginning guitarist, i just love the guitar tricks website. all of the information has been very insightful, i was able to pickup at least one new trick in the first 5 minutes of looking at the videos on the front page. Thanks for a great learning tool!!!!
-- Matthew Nobriga, Sacramento, CA
It's incredibly easy to use!
I love the site! It is incredibly easy to use, and the lessons are very informative. I just started 3 days ago and have made it through the beginner section 1 and moving to lesson 2 tomorrow, if the blisters heal on my finger tips...lol. Anyway, great job on the site, it's the best thing I have ever used.
-- Matt Hiltibidal, Wisconsin
I am so glad I came across this site. It's great!
Hi Bobby, I wanted to comment that I really enjoy your lessons, and in particular, your teaching style is great. I have been working on the fingerstyle jazz, and the way you have broken down the lessons into manageable pieces is wonderful! I am so glad I came across this site. It's great!
-- Kristin, Portsmouth NH
FINALLY a very well developed curriculum!
Dear Mr. Schlegel, I am 56 years old and have recently picked up the guitar again after picking at it while a High School student. Not much experience other than playing chords. I decided to write this note in appreciation for your outstanding effort in the beginner course you led for GT and which I decided to take from the beginning. I thought that although I already play many chords without a problem that there could be a tip here and there that I could pick up. Man, WAS I WRONG, I ended up FINALLY coming across a very well developed curriculum, something I find lacking in many programs. I should know, I also have a Masters degree and taught both at college and secondary school. I know what a well develop curriculum looks like. I learned many things either overlooked or not known by many other instructors. I came across GT, unfortunately for me after spending quite a bit of money on other courses, books, CD's, and DVD's. The chapter on Barre Chords was specially enlightening to me as it did not stop at just showing you how to play an F and G chord but actually went through the construction of the chords and its application down the fretboard. I normally do not comment on most things, but you sir and GT deserve a very enthusiastic Well Done! Thank you both so much. I look forward in continuing following your lessons with enthusiasm.
-- Franklyn Suliveres, Sarasota, Florida U.S.A.
I already have several favorite teachers!
I received a membership to Guitar Tricks for Christmas, and wanted to express my satisfaction with your website. I am a beginner/novice, and particularly appreciate the ability to view different teachers and learn from their various styles. I already have several favorite teachers, and I enjoy practicing their tutorials over and over (and over and over). This is one of the great aspects of your site, that I am able to repeat a lesson as often as necessary. I also want to compliment you on the upgrade to your flash video player; it makes looping a section much easier, and the keyboard shortcuts are greatly appreciated. I just wanted to let you know I think you are doing a great job, and I look forward to learning much more in the coming year.
-- Jean Martin, East Haddam, CT.
I can't believe what I am now doing!
Am a beginner and I just started with Guitar Tricks. I decided to start with an 8 lesson set from Lisa McCormick on Acoustic Fingerpicking. What an instructor. She made it so easy and natural. I can't believe what I'm now doing. Nothing short of fantastic. I would recommend your service to anybody who is serious about playing and enjoying themselves doing it!
-- Bill Bertalan
My brother was better than me until I found your site!
Just wanted you to know that you site is just the one I have been looking for for years. I can play, but really need to move forward and had no real guidance. I love the site and am so excited about using it to its full potential. I'm from the UK but living in Dubai in the UAE for more than 20 years, which has taken me away from folk nights and half decent music shops of the UK... My brother plays also and he lives in the UK. Thanks to technology we can generally share a few guitar sessions over the web cam!! Great stuff..... but we're just about at the same level.. well actually he was better than me until I found your site! LOL... now he's wondering where I get it from.. I'll keep him guessing for a while.. .but guess you will have another new member soon enough!!! Many thanks.
-- Christine G., Dubai, UAE
Now if I could just get some sleep!
Hey you guys rock! I have really been struggling for about 10 months now, but in two nights with Guitar Tricks I already have a better grasp on my learning. Thank you very much. Now if I could just quit practicing and get some sleep!
-- Jared Foulger, Hurricane UT
I can learn at my own speed and choose what I want to dive into at any given time.
Kudos to you people for putting this together and your contributions that make the site what it is. Just finished going through a few of your tutorials. I've been playing since six years of age and am only now striving to learn theory after playing by ear for thirty years. The site is invaluable. I can learn at my own speed and choose what I want to dive into at any given time. Very exiting. Cheers!
-- Dean Unger, BC, Canada
This site should be of immense help for thousands of people out there for whom playing
I just joined guitartricks as a full access member and I'm going through the Beginner's guide. I first tried tuning the guitar and I was curious to check out your Guitar Tuning problems section to see if it has any extra help. And I find it amazing. You wouldn't believe I've been tuning my guitar the usual way for endless years and this is the first time in my life I figured out that I'm actually tuning closer to the fourth fret like it says in the First part of your article. The difference in sound is so subtle that I wouldn't have been able to identify if without the method you have given there! I'm hoping I'd be able to achieve my dream of playing guitar with the lessons on your site! Thank you very much for such a site and I hope you would continue to post high quality lessons to people like me for whom learning to play the guitar is a huge passion! Cheers!
Dayavanth Emmanuel, India
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR FOR HELPING US REGULAR FOLKS IMPROVE AND MOST OF ALL HAVE FUN! AGAIN!!!
Truly this is the BEST LEARNING site I have ever seen... I have never played metal and it took me a couple of days to get the rythym, etc down..but after a LOT of practice its starting to come along. Thanks for sharing, I really mean that. This is by far the best learning site i have ever had the pleasure to learn from. ...its only a matter of time before I get the hang of the timing for this kinda music. You have kinda opened a different door for me. I am looking forward to your new lesson...I have played around with a few of your lessons and they have made an impression on me. I just keep practicing and those doors and starting to open.. Thanks again, keep on rockin'
David Ostrander, Bastrop, Texas, U.S.A.
No guitar teacher would have the patience!
What you're offering is, it seems to me, unrivaled in its value. I've been playing guitar for many years. I've bought books, books with CDs, guitar magazines, private lessons, on-line lessons and nothing comes close to the variety and usefullness that's available on your website. The tutorials are "bite sized" and multi-media. I can't do much with a whole book of Jimi Hendrix tab. (I've tried.) I need a series of little steps - clear, slow, and well explained that I can replay as many times as I'd like. Guitartricks is visual, audio, verbal, musical. I'll watch a lesson video a few times and just listen and get the feel... Then I'll watch some more and just watch the fingers. No guitar teacher would have the patience for the scrutiny and repetition I'm into with Guitartricks. Thanks for putting it together. Rock on.
Bryan from Eugene, OR U.S.A
Great teaching techniques!
I have been playing professionally for about 24 years and have always tried to improve my chops. I stumbled onto your site by sheer accident but it is the best accident I could have gotten into. Your site offers great teaching techniques and is a good source for tweaking anyone's techniques. Kudos to you and your instructors.
Chuck Sirko, Greensburg, PA