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Guitar Course Reviews

After playing guitar for 11 years, I found that formal training was necessary for really mastering the instrument. So, I decided to invest in a course to fill in some of the gaps of my skills, but ended up trying quite a few over the years!

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Before you pay for lessons or any guitar course, check out this comparison of the top 4 courses (and read the reviews):

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JamPlay Guitar Tricks Learn and Master Guitar Jamorama
Overall Rating 9.8/10 9.2/10 8.7/10 7.4/10
Lesson Quality 5 Stars 5 Stars 4 Stars 3.5 Stars
Value for Price 5 Stars 4.5 Stars 4.5 Stars 3.5 Stars
Support 5 Stars 4.5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars
Teaching Style 4.5 Stars 4.5 Stars 4.5 Stars 4 Stars
Lesson Variety 5 Stars 5 Stars 3.5 Stars 3 Stars
Ease of Use 4.5 Stars 4 Stars 4.5 Stars 4 Stars
Entertainment 5 Stars 4 Stars 3.5 Stars 4.5 Stars
Learn More Read Review Read Review Read Review Read Review
Product Online Community & 1,000+ Videos Online Community & Videos DVD's, Book, CD's & Forum PDF's, Videos & Software
Delivery Instant (Online) Instant (Online) 3-14 Days Instant (Online)
Guarantee 7-Day, 100% Money-Back 60-Day 100% Money-Back 60-Day, 100% Money-Back 60-Day, 100% Money-Back
Instructors 46 45 1 1
Beginner Check Check Check Check
Intermediate Check Check Check Check
Advanced Check X Check X
Song Lessons Check Check X X
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Highly-Recommended Guitar Lessons

These are the only courses I highly recommend for guitarists looking for awesome, affordable guitar lessons:

JamPlay Review - 5 stars
JamPlay is my favorite guitar community. This site has more than 1,000 high-quality video lessons, well-organized into courses. They have an amazing tool set (chord & scale library, tuner, etc.) and the best support I've ever seen, from 44 professionals...[Read More]

Learn and Master Guitar Review - 5 stars
My favorite home study guitar course, Learn & Master Guitar is a DVD-based program that includes a complete exercise book, CD's to play along with, and 10 full-length DVD's jam-packed with stellar lesson material, in a step-by-step format...[Read More]

Guitar Tricks Review - 4 stars
Another popular online guitar community, GuitarTricks.com consists of 400,000+ guitarists, 45 professional instructors spanning dozens of genres & playing styles, and over 3,000 video guitar lessons for beginner through advanced...[Read More]


Honorable Mentions:

These are the products that didn't quite make the cut, but I still recommend for specific situations:

Jamorama Review - 3.5 stars
The top digital download guitar course, Jamorama is fantastic for complete beginners, but I do NOT recommend it to anyone who has already been playing guitar for a while. It covers the basics well, and includes software games to aid in learning as well...[Read More]

Amazing Guitar Secrets Review - 3.5 stars
Another solid home study course overall, Amazing Guitar Secrets comes with 2 DVD's, a 401-page book, a CD-ROM, and 40 MP3 jam tracks. While there really aren't any "secrets" revealed in this course, it does a good job of laying a foundation...[Read More]


Courses to Avoid:

Of all the courses I've reviewed, these are the ones to avoid (due to a much lower quality than the above options):

Music Master Pro Review - 1 Star
The bottom of the list by a longshot, Music Master Pro consists of nothing but useless, poorly-recorded video lessons, and a couple 1-page PDF's taken from other people's work. This course is NOT recommended for anyone, no matter the skill level...[Read More]


If you're feeling lost trying to learn guitar, be sure to read the reviews above. It's my goal with this website to help you avoid getting scammed, save money, and most importantly: find the best method to reach your musical goals.

Have fun learning guitar!


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#1 - JamPlay
#2 - Learn and Master Guitar
#3 - Guitar Tricks
#4 - Jamorama