Monday, June 15, 2015

10 Popular Online Guitar Gurus Who Make Learning The Instrument A Blast - part 1

Many of us have tried to play our favourite song on a guitar but the lack of proper technique has sapped our enthusiasm. It is often very difficult for a beginner to decide where to start from. The aspiring guitarist is confused by questions like what kind of guitar to use, how to go about chord transition and when and why to use a capo!  We come to your rescue and present these online guitar tutors who have made guitar learning a fun and stunning experience, for all beginners across the world!

Marty Swartz
Playing the guitar may look complicated, but it isn't! All you need is proper technique and a fun approach. Marty, with all his experience, has evolved a technique which allows anyone at any level to make huge, immediate leaps, even if you are an amateur.There are so many reasons why one will like Marty's videos and style of teaching. He is such a fantastic instructor because of his sense of humor (you have to watch the videos to see why), his ability to slow things down and make it easy for beginners, and he has such a great depth of knowledge on the guitar of which he genuinely wants to share with viewers.

Jen Trani

In her own words “I hit my head a lot as a child, and I mean, a lot. I think that somehow affected the way I show up in the world,” Jen Trani laughs. “Honestly, I don't know what makes me unique. I'm just a very lucky girl from Colorado with a guitar trying to make a living doing music.” Thirteen year old Jen Trani was watching a movie when she saw a scene of a guy playing the guitar on the end of a bed. Something clicked in her mind, and she instantly thought, “I could do that.” She picked up her mother's old acoustic guitar the next day and began playing. 
In addition to writing and performing, Jen keeps busy as a private instructor to many aspiring guitarists. She has done over a 1000 online instructional videos, which total upto more than 40 million users for YouTube and! Her guitar tutorials are ideal for beginners as they help one understand the fundamentals of guitar playing with a whole new approach.  

Andy Crowley

Andy became a full time private guitar teacher in 2009 after creating the website Around this time, he started filming youtube video lessons to advertise for new students. In 2012, he filmed a full online beginner’s course full of real songs and made it available for FREE on his website.
Andy has got a unique method; he teaches guitar knowledge and techniques through real songs as much as possible, and gets one playing along to the record straight away!.Andy's custom made beginners course and lesson materials are an accumulation of a lifetime of learning and 6 years of private teaching.

Jimmy Brown

Over the past 20 years, Jimmy Brown has built a reputation as one of the world's finest music editors through his work as a transcriber, arranger and editor for Guitar World magazine. In addition to his role as Guitar World Senior Music Editor, he is a busy working musician, performing regularly as a solo guitar/vocal act and rocking out with a full band at taverns, restaurants, resorts, weddings and private parties. Having earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies and Performance and Music Management from William Paterson University in 1988, Brown is also an experienced private guitar teacher and writer.

Erich Andreas

Erich Andreas, AKA “YourGuitarSage" has been playing guitar for nearly 30 years and has almost been teaching for that long as well. He has a passion for creating easy, step-by-step lessons and loves making "difficult" concepts attainable. His guitar lesson video channels(YourGuitarSage, YGSGuitarLessons, and 1MinuteGuitarLessons) on YouTube alone have over 40,000,000 views. He has authored several books on the subjects of guitar and music and has been praised for his teaching style and systems as one of the top instructors on the internet. Recently he was featured in the Wall Street Journal as well as appearing on Wall Street Journal Live. Erich is a full-time musician and instructor in Nashville, TN. His motto is: "With the right instruction and consistent practice you can do anything that you desire.”

there are more guitar gurus who will be featured in the II part of this blog...

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