One truth of guitar is: You’re always learning. New licks, new styles, new songs. This is part of what makes guitar so fun – it’s constant exploration.
Below you’ll find resources to feed your learning curve. Online lessons, YouTube recommendations, and more
These are our top articles and recommendations for finding guitar learning resources:
- Learn Guitar: Top 5 Beginner Guitar Lesson Courses
- 5 Places to Get Modern Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons Online
- 13 Great Country Acoustic Guitar Lessons on YouTube
- Top 5 Places for Online Acoustic Blues Guitar Lessons
Explore On Your Own:
There’s a number of guitar lesson sites online that do a great job of providing video-based lessons, usually focused by playing level and style.
Here are a couple places to check out:
Truefire is an excellent source of guitar lessons from beginner to advanced, and across all genres.
The best deal with them is to get the ALL ACCESS PASS. You can watch any course at any time.
Jamplay is another source of all sorts of lessons, from fingerstyle to blues to metal. They’ve got some great artists series and “master classes” if you’re interested in really learning a particular player’s style.
Fender is a huge name in guitars, and they’ve gone big into lessons in the past few years. Their courses are particularly helpful if a) you are a complete beginner and b) you’re mainly interested in pop and rock.
ArtistWorks takes a deep dive into each subject it tackles, which includes guitars, piano, and many other instruments. It’s like taking a college course. You’ll get in-depth resources including tablature, play along tracks, and even direct feedback from the video instructor.
GuitarTricks provides comprehensive guitar lessons, from beginner to advanced. And they cover many genres – country, rock, folk, etc. They’re ‘secret sauce’ is that they provide a path for advancing in your guitar playing. If you like a structured, long-term approach to learning, then GuitarTricks may be a great fit for you.
Udemy is a learning site with courses on all sorts of things, not just music. They do have, though, a lot of guitar courses on their platform. This platform is a bit more hit or miss. The available courses really depend on which instructors have happened to put stuff up. The strong part is that there’s really good ratings and user feedback.
If you’re looking specifically for acoustic fingerstyle guitar lessons, than Adam Rafferty has a great online school. He’s a very personable teacher, and his online has a great community and encouraging atmosphere.