Free is not always free, right? All of us learned that the hard way at some point, I’d venture to say. They tell you there’s no money involved to lure you in, and before you even know what’s happening, they got your credit card number. Not exactly free, in my opinion. But I guess that’s how good sales people operate, I guess. I clearly don’t belong to that group because I’m terrible at anything sales. I tried it, but I failed miserably. So, why am I telling you all that? For two reasons: first of all, I’m not in the business of selling you anything. As a matter of fact, I’m going to recommend to you what I feel are some of the best online guitar lessons resources, all of which are all totally free of charge. Yet, you get pretty much everything you would get as part of many paid-for programs. Secondly, I will also tell you my personal top choice of the best place to learn guitar online, at least as far as I’m concerned.
So, at this point, I assume you got yourself a nice guitar. One that’s playable (and not a toy) and is ready to go; meaning it has all six strings and it’s tuned. Now, we’ll have to figure out what type of online guitar lessons you’re interested in. Because let’s say you’ve been playing guitar for a little while already and you got all the basic stuff down, then it doesn’t make sense to talk about beginner guitar online lessons. Likewise, as a guitar starter I won’t be of help suggesting a good source for advanced jazz lessons.
Therefore, here is what I think would probably make the most sense in terms of figuring out where you need to go to get the best online guitar lessons for you: let’s look at two specific resources that I can recommend to you.
The first one is strictly for guitar beginners. It is also completely free of charge. We will get to that in a second.
The second one is the market leader and hands-down, in my opinion, offers the best guitar lessons online at a super affordable price for guitarists at all levels. I’ve tested them, I wanted to hate them, I looked for flaws and things for me to complain about, but without avail. I concur, they are the best out there and therefore I have absolutely no problem to point you over to them. Before I do that, though, let’s discuss a couple of important considerations first.
Oh, you don’t want that? You just want to know what place I was talking about? Well, I still would like you to read this first, but if you absolutely must know, I’m talking about JamPlay. They are awesome. But don’t take my word, just check them out for yourself. Click on the banner below and see what they have to offer. However, and even though their prices are very low to begin with and they have flexible membership models, I do have a couple of coupon codes for you to get additional discounts. You’ll find them at the end of this article or by clicking here.
Best Free Online Guitar Lessons
I’m all for free stuff, IF it’s of value. Free is good, but not always. And, as we discussed in the beginning, very often somebody gives you something (of little or no value) for free, but actually just to afterwards bombard you with offers a la buy my “Best Way To Learn To Play Guitar Online Fast” program. Sounds familiar, right?
But where can you get online lessons that are really free AND offer great quality? I know of three concrete places that I find trustworthy, valuable and truly free of charge. And here they are:
JustinGuitar: I am not intimately familiar with all the things that Justin has to offer, but the fact is, you will find tons of great online guitar video lessons on this website and YouTube page. He has something for all levels and the few lessons I saw on his site were all top-notch!
Marty Schwartz: Pretty much the same is true for Marty. A great guy with a strong presence on Youtube. Tons of free online guitar lessons across all genres.
GuitarIngenuity: Wait! GuitarIngenuity? Isn’t that this very website you’re on already? Yes, it is! Right here, right now you can access dozens of free guitar video lessons and tutorials. So, what exactly can you find here?
Guitar Chordbank: For those of you who just want to look-up or learn a new guitar chord very fast, check out the Chordbank. It’s essentially a video library of guitar chords. You click on the chord of your choice, and during a short video (usually between 30 and 60 seconds) I show you what you need to do with both hands to play that respective guitar chord. Pretty neat, right? Oh, yes, it’s of course completely free.
Beginners Guitar Course: As the name suggest, this is a completely free program for all guitar starters, with strong focus on beginners acoustic guitar video lessons. In some reviews it was mentioned as the place for the best online guitar lessons for beginners (Thank you, guys!). Initially, this actually was a paid-for membership program, but for the reasons I shared with you already – namely, my non-existing selling skills – I turned it into a completely free online guitar course. You don’t need to register via email or any of that non-sense. You just click on the link and get started.
Free Online Guitar Tutorials And Song Lessons: This is another category on my website that keeps growing at a fast pace. It is filled with video online tutorials and song lessons across the board. There’s nothing we don’t cover. I usually get a song request from my viewers to do a tutorial for them – and well, that’s what I do. So go and check it out. Free’s good, right?
So, I just shared three specific places for you where you can get anything from the o, intermediate and advanced players. You’ve got nothing to lose. Check all of them. As you can see, I’m not someone who’s afraid of pointing you to other people’s websites if I feel they could be of value to you. Quite the opposite. With that being said, I’m not saying that there are not any other additional good online resources out there. If you know of any, feel free to share them below in the comment box. But to be clear, I will check your links and where they point to. Any nonsense or fishy sales stuff is going to be removed pronto!
Best Online Guitar Lesson Packages – With Exclusive Coupon Codes!
I don’t want to speak for Justin, Marty or anyone else offering good quality online guitar lessons. I can only speak for myself and I will have to readily admit that while I whole-heartedly believe in my free tutorials, courses and lesson, there are limits to what I can offer. I’m doing everything myself on a part-time basis. Also, while I do have a couple of decades of guitar playing and teaching experience, there are things that go beyond my skills. Things that I therefore simply can’t teach.
That’s why I had to look for a partner whom I can trust. Because a lot of my students, subscribers and viewers kept and keep asking me about where to go and what to do in order to fine-tune their skills in a specific genre. So, rather than sending them all over the place to people that I don’t know, I am tremendously pleased that I can point them to one single source that I know has all of them covered. And that is JamPlay, the leader in offering the best online guitar courses at very affordable rates. They have a ton of options with regard to memberships. For those of you who don’t like long-time commitments, you can do it on a month by month basis.
Well, it doesn’t make sense for me to go into all the details when you can just take a look for yourself. Go check them out, you have nothing to lose. I’m pretty confident that there’s something for you, in which case I have a little gift for you. Below are the promised Jamplay Coupon Codes, exclusively for visitors of GuitarIngenuity (these coupon codes are for “Guitar packages”. If you’re interested in any of their bass programs, email me and I will send you the bass codes).
Jamplay Coupon Codes
33C6CE – 10% off all guitar products (monthly, quarterly, yearly)
1BA1E2 – 25% off first month
Look, I said it so many times before already. Whenever I get questions on where can one find the ‘best free guitar lessons online’ and alike, the answer will always be highly subjective. Of course, I didn’t investigate each and every free online guitar lesson provider on the Internet. That would be a waste of time. But based on my experience and based on what I’ve seen, I feel that what I just shared with your regarding free and paid-for options to get guitar lessons, you have some very good references to get started. The three free sources are truly ‘free’ and as for Jamplay, just go over there and check them out first. I think you will like what you see. If not or if you’re uncertain, ask me! Leave a question below or email me personally and I’d be happy to talk to you.