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Learning Guitar

I signed up for a very nice online guitar course that is reasonably priced. Every day you do a 10-minute video. I like that you can rewind it, download the tabs, do the exercise at 3 speeds: slow, medium and fast, and the instructor has a good sense of humor and is positive. He has free video's on youtube for you to see it it's a good match. https://tonypolecastro.com/

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Personally, I got a lot from the tutorials here:
http://toneway.com/learn
I highly recommend them.

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Heres another great tab site for many different kinds of instruments including guitar and mando
http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk

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Check out Jerry Silverman's Oak Publication book on Flatpick Guitar, it is still valid and the best instruction book on the topic ever produced in my opinion Jody https://www.amazon.com/Flat-Pickers-Guitar-Guide-Jerry-Silverman/dp/B009MQNV0E

Edited 2 times; last edited May 17, 2017 by Kenneth Cooke
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what is the cost for guitar lessons

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I think there is a range. The last lessons I took were $65/hour. That's when I found Toneway, as I needed to get up to speed on just chord changes and playing with people. I also took group lessons which I find I do better in than individual lessons, as it helps me not be so self-conscious about making mistakes. Some places to take group lessons besides Toneway are through community colleges like Cabrillo, Freight and Salvage in Berkeley and music camps like CCMC - The California Coast Music Camp (https://www.musiccamp.org/), Puget Sound Guitar Workshops (http://www.psgw.org/) or Walker Creek Music Camp (https://www.walkercreekmusiccamp.org/).

Edited 2 times; last edited May 21, 2017 by Jody Healy
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A friend told me about a newsletter that has a weekly free lesson called activemelody.com

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With the facilities available on- line, for free Jody, I personally cannot see any justification in paying for lessons, even back in the early 60's when, at 15 I started to play guitar, I did not pay for lessons. I listened a lot and asked those more advanced than me. Most guitarists are only too willing to help someone learning. I can clearly remember asking Davy Graham on two different occasions how to play his instrumental “Anj”?

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