Technology has changed so much in the past ten years; this has affected so many aspects of life and how we go about our day to day objectives.  Learning the guitar has not been left behind and the amount of different ways you can now learn is outstanding.  When I first started to learn it involved diving into theory books and the odd occasional cd for listening to chord progression.  That was pretty much it, so you are probably living though the best period of time if you are looking to take up the instrument.

Online Lessons

We spoke to Tom Hess guitar extraordinaire who discussed online tutoring and how much it can benefit you.  Tom in his own right has had a lot of success and has been playing now for over 30 years.  He has been a member of two successful bands called Rhapsody of Fire and HolyHell whilst also managing to achieve two degrees in music.  Tom is also dedicated to helping others via his online courses.

The days of awkwardly shuffling your guitar all over the place to get to your tutor are over.  You now have so many different outputs of tutoring online.  Endless amounts of videos to help you improve are available to you twenty four hours a day to ensure you can learn whenever is best for you.

Make the Most of Social Media

You should never underestimate the power of social media and the benefits it has to you.  You could share your progress via your accounts, show people how hard you have been working.  This will give you vital feedback and also the motivation to get better.  Who knows? You may even gain a bit of a following the better you get.  In all seriousness it is a great way to keep a backlog of your process as the recordings or videos will be stored online and easily accessible.

Finding Content

Every budding guitar player has that one song that they want to master.  Where do you even start? Trying to learn it by ear alone is such a difficult task and it’s not like you can give the artist a call for help.  Not to worry, there are actually many different websites that will do this for you.  With huge catalogues of tablature and chords you can learn how to play your favourite music.  So whether you want to ‘Think out Loud’ or become a ‘Voodoo Child’ whatever your taste you are covered.

Online Forums

You are not the only one going through this process, with endless guitar forums you can discuss you journey and experiences into guitar playing with others.  Make new friendships, gain help from more experienced players and even help others.

However you decide to proceed, learning the guitar is rewarding.  So enjoy it, work hard and before you know it you will be looking back at your old social media videos and realise how far you have come.