Marty Schwartz Guitar lessons
Learning guitar online is incredibly difficult. Of course anything is possible but Youtube videos are almost impossible. There is no direction and there are huge gaps in learning. They give you pieces of what you need to know but it almost never comes together. Another problem for me was staying motivated. A lot of the videos are poor quality and sometimes difficult to understand, no offence to those people. They did teach me a few things.
One day I was looking up a lesson and in the "related videos" I saw this guy with a hat. Out of pure interest I clicked on it and I learned so much in a five minute video, so I clicked on the link at the bottom, and signed up for the three-day full trial of his website. There was so much there and I really looked at everything I could until the third day was up. I was short on money at the time and $130 was a lot, especially since I didn't have a job.
So I kept looking onto his Youtube channel and his free content was still so good and he made all his free lessons easy for beginners to learn. He picks songs of many genres and he made it look so natural and easy.
Eventually, it came to be last summer, the summer of 2012 and I bit my tongue and paid for the Guitar Coaching Club. Even at that point, I wasn't motivated. I don't know what it was. I had waited for Rocksmith for so long that I neglected my other attempts and methods for learning.
I guess it took my creativity class for it to really hit me and I'll tell you, it hit like a BRICK. I got emotional over the fact that I had wanted, for 10 years to play and now I had every opportunity and I still wasn't taking it.
Back to Marty though. This guy is amazing. His lessons really hit with me. I began, of course, with the beginner lessons and then, because of my creativity class, I started the "Music Theory Survival Guide." All of my performing arts friends dread their music theory classes so I really wasn't looking forward to them. I've watched and played along with the first two modules and I've learned so much in those twenty or so minutes than I would ever imagine. It's connected so much that I wonder how people neglect music theory and how Jimi Hendrix, who didn't learn theory, got to be so talented.