Yes, I really do mean how to learn guitar for free. Many guitar sites promote being able to learn for free but when you click through it is only a trial and then you have to pay. What I am going to share with you is the best sites I have found, where it is always free.
- Who is Mike Kennedy from NGA?
- Who is Justin Sandercoe of JustinGuitar?
- What do they offer?
- Is it all for Free?
- Should I pay for online lessons?
Who is Mike Kennedy?
Mike is a UK professional guitarist who started a band called Mags. They went on to record and perform all over the UK, Europe, and America. He didn’t start playing until he was 16 but within a year he was rocking out and writing his own songs with a group of friends.
Mike has lived the rockers dream of creating a job from the music he loves. Consequently, at the National Guitar Academy website, he shares this knowledge with you for free.
Who is Justin Sandercoe?
Justin was born in Tasmania, a fellow Australian. He started teaching guitar from his home when he was only 12. At 22 years of age, he moved to England to study at the Guitar Institute in London and started his Free YouTube Channels. He now has over 1.1 Million subscribers with 300 Million views by 2017. JustinGuitar.com
What Do They Offer?
Here is the freedom to start learning guitar today because there are no more excuses.
You can go and check out their home pages with the links above. Here you will find the answers to your own personal questions.
Each site offers you the chance to start from a beginner’s level or if you have been playing for a while, select a new direction. Perhaps, you need to fill in some gaps in your guitar education.
Take your pick and begin to explore the many, many video lessons on structure or head to the song section and start learning a new song. It really is that easy. If you are a first-time guitarist spend some time reading my Guitar Tips for Beginners.
Is it All For Free?
Yes, all the video tutorials, download PDF files, and encouragement is all free, no monthly fee. But let me warn you there are Three Catches!
Number one – You have to bring the desire to learn and do the practice!
Number two – They will offer to sign you up for some awesome emails on great gear and videos to help keep you motivated. If you buy anything through them, they may get a commission. So you get to say thank you, by helping them earn a living!
But it’s not compulsory.
Number three – You may be asked to make a donation (whatever amount you decide to their website) to cover their costs and time. How terrible? To thank them for sharing their awesome experience and skill.
But it’s not compulsory.
I think you are getting my drift by now, these really are free sites to learn on, no hidden costs or nasty surprises.
Should I Pay For Online Lessons?
This is an excellent question. There are three other options for lessons.
- A monthly payment to an Online Course
- Buy a full Course online for a one-off payment
- Buy a Hard-copy Course with DVD’s and a book that you own and the link to a Free community and live lessons each week. (My favorite choice)
Most monthly course payments are around the $30 mark. This will usually give you access to all the lessons on a chosen guitar website (sometimes you will have to pay more for a VIP lounge area).
This is a very structured way of learning and maybe you need that to stay motivated. Often you can talk to the instructors, be part of the community, and step by step follow the lesson.
Buy a Full Course Online once-off payment
This can be a cheaper way to do your lessons. On the Guitar Mastery Method website, you can buy individual courses and you own them on the website. You can access them anytime through your member’s website and do them at your own pace. You can add new courses and the deals are terrific.
Buy a Hard-Copy Course with DVD’s and Book Delivered to you
This is the way I started perfecting my guitar playing, as I had terrible wifi where I lived and I traveled a lot. I wanted a hard-copy so that I didn’t have to open my computer to do a lesson and I wanted to know I owned it forever. That was in 2012 and I’m still enjoying his lessons. I’ve been delighted with my Learn and Master Course, created by Steve Krenz. He also runs Live Lessons once a fortnight from his website at Guitargathering.com
Wrapping it all up
Learning to play guitar or wanting to improve on your guitar skills is a personal journey. I hope that this breakdown of what is available to you helps in some small way.
If you can’t afford guitar lessons and want to get started, these two Free guitar teachers can easily get you started today. Although, you may want to buy a guitar first! Here are some amazing packages from music stores in Australia and America.
Another great read is the article from Beginner Guitar HQ that will help you in choosing the best free resource to get you playing.
Whether you are on a budget or want to own your course, now is the time to choose, and get started.
If you are ready to get started but are wondering which guitar to buy and you have a small budget take a look at this amazing package that has an amp and a beautiful guitar. Perfect for beginners.
If like myself you have been playing for many years but there are gaps in your knowledge, all of these courses have enough wriggle room for you to choose the bits you want to learn.
Interested in reading more about JustinGuitar head over to Beginner Guitar HQ and read a fantastic breakdown of Justin’s lessons at https://beginnerguitarhq.com/justinguitar-review/
I hope you have enjoyed this review and if you have any questions about the two Free and Two paid teachers, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment and ask me.