I’ve written about Guitar Tricks a lot.
I’ve created video reviews, highlighted the best features, and compared it to other courses side by side.
It’s 2017, and I have an updated review here for you.
And yes I’m still a member, and I actually use the site every week!
Here’s the truth:
There seems to be so many new guitar learning programs out there. Wouldn’t you agree?
I don’t know about you, but every time I watch a YouTube video there’s a guy recording “guitar lessons” from his basement and trying to sign me up.
I’m not bashing the competition, as I think it’s great for us consumers. But after researching so many of these other courses, it’s REALLY hard to come out on top against Guitar Tricks.
But you don’t need to believe me:
Simply start a 14 day free trial with GuitarTricks, and test it out yourself!
I’m happy to help, and create this thorough review, but to be honest, you really just need to start a free trial, and see if it’s right for you.
This is what I tell every single person that comes to my site or emails me:
I’ll explain everything you need to know in the video and review below, but I encourage everyone to at least get started with the free trial.
You have nothing to lose.
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The video above is a pretty complete GuitarTricks review which covers everything you're going to get.
But if you're not into watching the review, I decided to create a written review as well. Since I'm going to be covering a few sections, I've decided to create this small table of contents:
This is by far one of the easiest learning websites out there.
Within a few minutes, you can start your first guitar lesson, right from your home.
Grab your guitar, sign up with your email, and watch your first lesson. It's literally that simple.
Want to try? Click here to start your 14 day free trial.
But people stick with these lessons because they work. Guitar players of all skill levels see results, and continue to use the website on a regular basis.
I've been a regular member now for several years. I've gone through all the beginner sections, moved to the advanced lessons, and now can regularly get through some of the easier song lessons.
It's convenient, the lessons are fresh, and I don't need to leave my house to get better.
The main lessons are offered through the Core Learning System, as well as song and genre lessons.
In 2017, they began offering their Full Access Plus to a limited number of people which I'll talk about briefly.
What's in Their Core Learning System?
Guitar Trick is one of the easiest learning platforms out there because of their Core Learning System.
It's basically a series of step-by-step video lessons that build on each other.
So if you're a pure beginner, you start at Guitar Fundamentals 1, and work your way up. If you're a bit more advanced, then perhaps you can jump right into Blues, Country or Rock Level 1.
Here's the bottom line:
The lessons build on each other. It's about progression from one to the next. This is what works, and what separates it from the other learning websites out there.
I've actually noticed that many of the other programs are all starting to use this approach now as well.
The best thing about the Core Learning System is that it's so easy to use.
How Many Song Lessons Do They Offer?
Song lessons are added every week.
At the time of writing this there are well over 700 song lessons.
These are officially licensed song lessons which many programs don't have access to.
You can search for songs based on the Popularity, Artist, Date, Difficulty and Genre.
The lessons are provided in a very easy step-by-step format. There's usually an introduction, and a nice table of contents which covers the important chords, transitions and so on. There's usually a play along track as well.
If you want to learn songs, you'll be impressed. They have a large section of easy guitar songs for beginners.
Would You Benefit from 1 on 1 Coaching?
New this year is the Full Access Plus section.
This is an add-on feature that you would make to your regular subscription.
There are video chats with a guitar teacher, customized lessons plans and email support.
Some people really want that personalized coaching, and this option delivers that.
If there was a downside to online lessons, it's that you're kinda learning on your own. You watch videos of real lessons, but there isn't much feedback.
Many people don't need feedback, but for those who do, there is now an option for that.
It's a great way to interact with a guitar coach, while still avoiding the high costs of real in-person lessons.
You will have access to this section through your regular account.
There are limited spots. At the time of writing this, they had 62 spots left.
There's a 60 day money back guarantee and a waitlist in case it fills up.
The video review above does a good job at showing you what the video lessons look like.
Again, anyone can try them out on their own, with a free trial.
But I'll take some screenshots from my dashboard and post them here:
There's a full money back guarantee, so if you've gotten this far you should definitely try it. Click here to start your free trial.
If you're super advanced, then you might not benefit from a lot of the Core Learning System which was described above.
You might just benefit from the song lessons and artist studies, which alone are worth it in my opinion.
Advanced players who are looking for more than song lessons might benefit from live lessons at JamPlay.
People who will see the best results are beginners, and intermediate players.
If you have what it takes to simply login and practice, you will definitely get better. And if you don't, then just cancel your membership.
There's nothing to lose.
The guitar learning market is pretty big.
Every year I see new products and courses. Many of them just don't last.
Right now there isn't a better option (for most people), in my opinion.
I've written a full "Insider's Guide" and researched a bunch of different ways to learn guitar.
Guitar Tricks continues to be my top recommendation.
Remember, this company has been teaching online lessons for almost 20 years now. They know what they're doing, and they have a ton of resources to create new and better lessons.
At this moment, you simply won't find a better learning program online in my opinion.
In terms of real video lessons, and real person demonstrations, this is your best pick.
GuitarTricks.com is a membership site.
So you don't buy a DVD, or download 1 set of video lessons.
You buy a membership, and you get full access to all the lessons they've created. They update the site weekly with new song lessons.
What's great is that because it has so many members, the cost is very cheap.
Why is it so cheap?...
Instead of paying 1 guitar coach for 1 hour with just you, you basically share that cost with millions of other members.
Did you just have an "ah ha" moment?
I know I did when I first learned about the benefits of online lessons.
This is why you don't pay $40 for a single hour lesson. Those days are over!
With online lessons, you pay $19.95 for 1 full month, with 24/7 access.
If you buy a full year membership, the price is reduced even further.
Think of it this way:
Instead of paying for 5 guitar lessons from a random guitar teacher in your town, you get a whole year's worth of online video lessons from expert guitar teachers.
It's pretty sweet, and it's why I recommend this to everyone.
At least give it a shot, and see if you like the lessons.