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What is Guitar God in 90 Days?

Like thousands of other people, I’d really like to be able to play guitar. Guitar Hero is fun, but I want to play for real. When I’m in the car, I start playing along with my favorite songs. If I see a guitarist on TV or at a show, I try to watch to see what they’re doing.

I tried lessons a couple of times. Gave them a real shot – at least 6 months each time, but there were a bunch of problems.

First, they were expensive. Anywhere from $90 to 150 a month.

Next, they were too short. My lessons were typically 30 minutes a week. Sure, I could have gone longer but then the price would have gone up. 30 minutes flies. It always felt rushed. Just as I felt like we were starting to get somewhere, the next student would be knocking on the door. Getting the lessons on THEIR schedule was a pain too. What if I had a question during the week or needed a refresher? I’d have to wait until my next lesson and basically burn a week.

Another problem with lessons is that my instructors never seemed to understand my goals or my taste in music. I’m sure that there are good instructors out there who really listen to their students, but mine didn’t. They were all over the map. Teaching me different styles, theory and songs from THEY’re favorite genres.

Finally, I didn’t see the kind of progress that I had hoped for fast enough. It’s probably because of the last two reasons. My goals were¬† to learn basic guitar playing skills, play some songs that I like, improvise a bit and figure out how to play by ear a little. I acutally lasted a lot longer than I thought I would each time.

What I REALLY needed (and still want!) is a crash course in guitar playing. Am I ever going to play professionally? No. Will I ever play in a band? Seriously doubt it. Do I want to jam with friends? Hell yeah! And would I like to blow off steam by cranking up my amp at home and playing alone? Definitely.

So I set out to find a better solution. A way to play what I wanted to play.

I checked out DVDs. They’d take care of some of the issues, but not all of them.

Books. How can you learn to play guitar from a book?!

Websites. Now it started to get interesting… There are lot’s of great benefits of learning guitar from a website. You can have videos and text, so it’s kind of like the best of DVDs and books. The problem with most guitar lesson websites that I found is that they either fall into specific niches – like ‘learn to play blues guitar’ – or they were spread too thin and tried to cover all types of guitar playing.

Fortunately, there is a HUGE amount of excellent quality guitar lesson videos available online. The challenge is in finding what you need which depends on your skill level, the style of playing that you’re interested in, the skills you want to learn and other factors.

My goal with Guitar God in 90 Days is to help you while I help myself. I am setting a goal for myself of being able to play guitar in 90 days. That means:

  • playing at least a dozen songs that I like (solos and rhythm)
  • being able to jam / improvise along with songs
  • and being able to pick up new songs and play by ear

I know that there are several core skills that will be required to check each of these off my list.

Guitar God in 90 Days will share what I find so that you can accomplish your goals. It’s also a place where everyone can share information about what works for them, what videos and other tools they find useful and anything else that might help us all become better guitar players.

Thanks for checking out the site. Please post a comment to let me know what you think or if you have any suggestions on how to improve the site.

Good luck and rock on!

– Aaron

3 thoughts on “What is Guitar God in 90 Days?

  1. Simon says:

    Hey, I’d just like to say I think this site is a great idea. I would also like to learn guitar. I have tried books, DVD’s, lessons and anything else. I know how hard it is to find quality videos online.

    -Simon

  2. Dan says:

    If you do do videos online please make sure when showing chords and notes do it slowly so people dont have to keep going back to listen again.

  3. Keegan Martin says:

    Hey, depending on the book, you can learn tons on music theory. I owe everything i know about scales and modes to books

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