Thursday, May 6th, 2010
ArtistWorks, based in California’s Napa wine country, is taking online lessons to a whole new level, combining some of what’s best in the online lesson format with a personal interaction between student and teacher. Fretbase was given exclusive access to the Martin Taylor Guitar Academy where students can get one-on-one interaction with Martin Taylor himself, an award-winning British jazz guitarist. We’ve also included some sample lessons at the bottom of the post. Check it out!
Thursday, August 7th, 2008
After our story on Tuesday about legal guitar tablature, one of our readers (known only as “James”) commented that we missed GuitarInstructor.com. After reviewing the site, we realize “James” was right.
Like Sheet Music Direct, Guitar Instructor has tablature available for prices as low as $.99 per tab and also pays royalties to the music publishers. Just like Sheet Music Direct, Guitar Instructor requires users to install the Sibelius Scorch software for seeing and viewing the guitar tabs. Guitar Instructor is owned by music publisher The Hal Leonard Corporation (as is Sheet Music Direct).
Furthermore, in addition to tablature the site also has *video* guitar lessons from guys like Keb’ Mo’, Joe Bonamassa and Eric Johnson. Those lessons range in price from $1.99 to $3.99 and integrate the tablature into the lesson. We’ll be doing a separate feature soon comparing guitar instruction sites, but we really like the way Guitar Instructor has tablature and instruction available from one quality site. There is also something spectacular about being able to have a video lesson from Keb’ Mo’. We’re fans.
Related Story: Can Guitar Tablature Go Legit?