As you watch the famous shredders on DVD, you begin to wonder if what they’re doing is real. Their finger speed is just unbelievable!
Up and down the neck they go, flawlessly like robots programmed for infallibility. Sometimes, those in disbelief about something or someone will spread nasty rumors like “that guitar player has a back-up guitarist back stage” or “that piece couldn’t have been done live.” One of the worst Internet rumors around is, “I made that lead solo for this and that guitar!”
Thanks to modern-day technology and the wonders of the Internet, anyone who has access to the web can verify for himself if such rumors were real. And it is also on the Internet that guitar players who want to prove their genuine musical godhood began posting videos of online guitar lessons and the talent they possess. A great idea indeed.
There are videos that discuss beginner guitar lessons like the formation of the rudiments in music, chords, correct handling of the instrument and posture, proper strumming techniques, plucking styles and the notes in general. Some online sites even assist the young guitar player in choosing the right instrument that best suits him by providing in-depth product reviews and comparison on guitar cables, amplifiers, stomp boxes and the guitars themselves. Their reviews have also shown high accuracy rates as most of the buyers also get to submit their own ratings and product reviews for comparison.
For the more seasoned guitar players out there, advanced online guitar lessons are also available at the click of a button. Some of the video-lectures come from renowned guitar-pros from different parts of the world. And since music is a universal language, it isn’t surprising to see American guitarists learning tricks from the best guitar players in Asia and vice versa.
What’s amazing about online guitar lessons is, even the best kept, trade secrets of the so-called guitar gods are slowly being unraveled! Here’s how it goes: one guy discovers the technique, borrows the neighbor’s mp4 video camera and spoils it for the rest of the world. Nobody gets sued anyway and the fact that it has helped lots of intermediate players get better at the craft, ripped-off guitar concepts will keep selling like pancakes.
Tablature makers are also at the receiving end of online guitar lessons. Since the arrival of related multi-media software, the fastest guitar licks and finger movements can now be shown in ultra-slow motion. This makes it easier for even novice players to understand the different styles that guitar-pros use in making their signature sounds and imitate all the notes to sound like their idols after a few practice hours.
More and more people will slowly get hooked to the Internet and discover the usefulness and convenience of having a personal fitness trainer or guitar teacher at that. All in all, online guitar lessons have greatly contributed to the lives of guitar enthusiasts by providing them an avenue to learn how to play the instrument they love at a very low subscription price or even for free!