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Using Modern Technology To Improve Guitar Technique

Learning how to play the guitar isn’t always as simple as many people make it out to be, but that shouldn’t discourage you from jumpstarting your music career. While beginning guitar techniques are not impossible to get a handle on, the finer points of the instrument can be incredibly difficult to master. Investing time and effort is key.

This being the case, there are many different types of technology that can help today’s guitar players to improve their craft, most of which are relatively easy and inexpensive to incorporate into one’s lifestyle. Consider the following, all of which can help to make you a better player.

Online Guitar Lessons

Everyone can benefit from taking guitar lessons when they are trying to learn more about their instrument in the beginning. Since music teacher jobs are far and few between, many teachers have taken to utilizing online services to help extend their services to students. Skype and other, similar services allow music teachers to connect with students even if they don’t live in the same area; perfect for those who are tired of making a commute. Online guitar lessons can be just as effective as those given in person, and should not be underestimated.

Modern Guitar Tuners

Tuning used to be relatively difficult, especially for those who don’t necessarily have trained ears. Modern guitar tuners, on the other hand, are extremely accurate and user-friendly. Shopping for a guitar tuner isn’t always easy, considering how many can be found on the market. Look for those that can tell the pitch of the instrument based upon vibration, as these can be clipped to the headstock of the instrument and used in both live and recording scenarios. While tuners can sometimes be expensive, having a high-quality instrument tuner on your side can make or break your ability to progress as a musician.

Play-Along Software

There are a variety of different types of software that can be configured to play a certain groove or chord progression on repeat. These can be looped and played over by musicians, and are ideal for those who are looking to get better at soloing. Perhaps the greatest thing about this type of software is that you can often find either freeware or shareware versions, which means those who are on a budget can utilize these programs without issue. Try out at least a few programs to determine which is best for you.

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  1. Gary

    May 26, 2013 at 8:31 am

    I am so desperate to learn playing guitar this summers but, don’t know where to start?

    Should I opt for traditional guitar master locally in my area or these online lessons worth spending time?


  2. jay

    July 20, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    I think online guitar lessons are well worth the effort, i found it a lot easier to play guitar then just try to read tablature from straight out of a book.

  3. J Douglas

    August 28, 2013 at 3:55 am

    Online lessons are a great way to learn guitar without th expense of a one on one tutor or trying to learn on your own without any guidance.

  4. Mike

    September 5, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Online guitar lessons are working very well. But I think you should have some basic skills before checking out such curses

  5. Edwin Kohl

    September 15, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Absolutely buy a metronome. If you can’t play with a steady rhythm, all of your other efforts are wasted. Never practice without one.

  6. Allen Jackson

    November 8, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Excellent list of guitar lessons! People really have individual learning curves. So, it varies which guitar learning technology will they choose. It is really important to understand what learning curve you are in? In order to have an effective and productive learning process without wasting your time.

  7. Steve

    November 20, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    All of those will definitely make learning guitar easier. When looking into online courses, be sure to find one that has a forum or personal help element of some sort so you can ask questions when needed.

  8. jon

    December 2, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Learning the guitar is always a challenge for most people even though it is not hard. And as far as i know, online lessons is the best way to teach yourself the guitar.

  9. Matt

    February 11, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Recently they came out with a Guitar Hero type video game that actually teaches guitar using your own instrument. A couple of my friends have had great success using the tool and it would make a worthy addition to your list!

  10. DW

    March 18, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    YouTube alone I think has revolutionized the way we play and learn guitar. I remember being a college kid spending hours combing through the web to find guitar tabs that may or may not have been anything close to the real song. Now you can find a video for practically any song and watch how the guitarist actually performs it – step by step in many instances. This has been so valuable for me on the last few songs I’ve learned how to perform.

  11. Eric

    March 30, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    With this various technologies now available, Learning guitar is now made easier for anyone. Thanks.

  12. Gitarrlektioner

    April 3, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Im swedish but I use a couple of american guitar online course. They work perfectly. Guess jamplay is the one I would recommend the most. Put in the effort and anyone could learn!

  13. eric

    May 4, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Technology is everywhere these days, and music is also not untouched by it, and over the years by the change of technology music is changed and it keep improving day by day.

  14. Samuel T. Cummins

    July 13, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Many guitar players are often turned off by the idea of practicing technique and learning theory in an abstract non-musical way. The growth of any guitarist can be greatly improved by the simple awareness of the development of that growth.

  15. Christina

    September 23, 2016 at 12:06 am

    But the critical thing is not finding static, rather growing
    the weight as the earlier setting gets easy”.

  16. Ronald Enos

    January 20, 2020 at 5:37 am

    Thanks for sharing the post. The way you narrated the post is good and understandable. This post helped me to learn some new guitar techniques. Keep posting. Please let me know for the upcoming posts.

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