You may have noticed that lately I talk more often about guitar learning, how to improve our guitar level, etc… I kind of feel that need since I started to make those Guitare Live guitar reviews. So when John from Guitar Master Class contacted, I thought it was a good occasion to practice a little bit more, and try to improve. Plus, thanks to him 5 Muzicosphere readers will win a 6 months membership to Guitar Master Class (find out how to enter at the end of the article).
Guitar Master Class has over 2000 guitar video lessons that cover pretty much every style of music that you can play with a guitare either acoustic or electric. I’m not going to lie to you, the vast majority of the lessons are for the electric guitarists though.
The website is pretty well done as you can enter the lessons via different categories :
- By level : From Absolute Beginner to Insane level (didn’t try that one yet!)
- By genre : Once you are into a genre then you have another menu that displays a list of sub-genres (for instance : Genre Rock – Sub-genre Hard Rock, Punk, Vintage, Pop Rock,…). Obviously Rock, Metal, and Shred have the biggest part but there are over 200 lessons for Jazz, and Jazz Fusion for instance.
- By artist : These are lessons “in the style of…” and there are over 400 of ’em.
- By chanson
- By instructor
Of course, I didn’t check everything but every lesson I’ve watched share the same high quality with close-ups on the right, and left hand. Each lesson is divided into a main video, and additional videos focusing on a special section.
The video player is really good to as for each lesson it allows you to :
- Display an html ou guitar pro tab
- Trigger a metronome to practice at any speed you want
- Play a backing track at up to 5 different tempos
To sum up, I think that this website is really well done. It is very easy to browse it, and most important the lessons are really good. The website is not free. You have to subscribe for at least a 1 month membership at $15 ($110 for a one year subscription).
Good new is… Guitar Master Class are offering 5 lucky readers to win a 6 months membership ($70 value)… Ain’t that cool? To enter the giveaway, you’ll have to leave a comment telling me : What is your favorite style of music (there can be more than one)? And what particular aspects of your guitar playing would you like to improve? The competition will end on the 31st May at Midgnight (Paris Time) and the winners will be drawn on 1st June.