I have compiled the Learn Guitar in 30 Days eBook Review to highlight a successful program that teaches new students to play the guitar within a month.
Surprisingly, the creator of this online course claims that absolute beginners too can be taught this art without any added fuss. This is undoubtedly an almost impossible feat to accomplish.
Absolute new guitarists have no knowledge of the instruments, the notes, the scales and other vitals. Hence, for them, to be able to play an entire song on the guitar can be a daunting task. This too needs to be accomplished within 30 days of starting off with this e-guide.
What all Have I Covered in Learn Guitar in 30 Days eBook Review?
1) The promise that this digital guide makes to their students.
2) Main highlights of this online course.
3) The bonus offers included in this online package.
4) The advantages and disadvantages of this eBook.
5) Top 10 ways to learn playing the guitar faster than anyone else
5) My final verdict on this digital guide.
When I first took a closer look at this guide book, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it made promises that were quite tough to believe. In fact, I was always in two minds whether this guide had the ability to fulfill what was being promised through it. At times, I wondered whether it was all an advertising gimmick to get maximum sales.
Here is what this eBook claims to accomplish –
1) The One Tenth Formulae
First and foremost, this is an online guitar course that teaches you techniques that are not commonly known to even “experienced guitarists”. These techniques are also termed as revolutionary by the creator of this course. These tricks have been tried and tested and they claim to reduce your learning curve by a tenth of the average time.
2) An Enriching Career
This digital guide also states that after completing this course, you have the added advantage of starting off as a professional guitarist. This in turn implies that you can actually learn to play the guitar in a professional manner. After this, you can host solo guitar concerts or join a band. When you play this instrument professionally, you tend to make a lot of money.
3) No Scheduling Issues
This is a digital guide. For those of you who are not aware, this is a guide that can be directly downloaded onto your computer, laptop, iPad, iPhone etc. The moment you place an order, you shall be sent a link.
When you click on that link, the entire courseware shall be downloaded onto your computer. Thereafter, you can start making use of the best online guitar lessons. This is a hassle free process that ensures that you learn guitar at your own pace and as per your dictated schedule.
4) Traditional Methods
The tricks and techniques taught via this digital guide are completely traditional in nature. This in turn implies that all that is being covered in this course is based on age old musical techniques that have been followed by eminent musicians for centuries. Most of these tricks or techniques have now been forgotten. Only a handful of top rated guitarists follow these basic techniques. Nonetheless, when you incorporate these techniques into your schedule, you shall begin to play awesome guitar.
5) Using Your Ear
Learning to play the guitar by the ear is undoubtedly the most effective means of playing the guitar. In this eBook, there are certain lesser known tricks that shall allow you to play this instrument by the ear. You do not require having prior guitar playing experience in order to learn this technique. In fact, you do not require having any prior musical background in order to master playing by the ear.
6) Play to Impress
A unique technique is covered in this eBook that allows you to play the guitar like a thorough professional. In fact, it is so effective that you are able to impress your friends and family members by your newly learned technique. At the end of 30 days, you would be able to play any song that you desire on the guitar without making even a single mistake.
7) Learn to Write Guitar Songs
Learn Guitar in 30 Days eBook helps you compile songs. You are taught ways and means of writing songs that are best suited for guitar only. Even if you do not have a prior background in songwriting, using the tricks mentioned in the guide, you can write your own guitar based song in a jiffy. For this purpose, you just need to follow a predetermined format.
Highlights of Learn Guitar in 30 Days eBook
I found the following features offered by this e-guide to be of immense value for aspiring students –
@ Firstly, I realized that this eBook claims to teach you the most suitable way to play the guitar by the ear, when I delved deeper into the guide, I realized that the creator of this course claimed to teach you how to play the guitar without forcing you to understand the Music Theory. It should also be noted that you can accomplish this task in as less as 30 days from starting out with this course.
@ The second highlight of this program is the overall quality of the tutorials. Each tutorial is backed by a high definition video lesson. There are not one or two video tutorials but hundreds of them. Each video lesson teaches you a particular step of guitar chords or notes in a detailed and step-wise manner. This makes the entire process of learning how to play the guitar a pleasant and fun filled process.
@ These lessons can be viewed onto your laptop, your desktop or your iPad. These lessons are also compatible with your Windows operating system as well as your Macintosh operating systems.
@ The thirty day promise to learn guitar chords, notes and terminology is the biggest highlight of this package. The manner in which this guide moves forward is quite casual in nature. Nonetheless, in that time duration, you are able to master each and every note and chord without any fuss.
@ Another highlight of this electronic guide is its promise to make you a better guitar player. This is regardless of whether of your current level of guitar playing ability. By the end of this course, you would be able to play ballad, classics, romantic songs and much more.
@ You can actually make a flourishing career from guitar playing. This happens when you proceed from playing the guitar as a beginner to a professional level player. After putting in the required amount of practice into your training regime, you would be able to play solo and make money.
@ Lastly, you get to play a wide variety of musical genres. Some of these include Ballads, Blues, Romantic, Jazz, Classics, Country, Pop and Rock.
The Bonuses Offered for Free
1) The first bonus offer is a set of top rated international songs. You shall be taught to play these songs on the guitar. Step by step tutorials shall be provided to you for accomplishing this task. Some of the top rated chart busters include songs sung by Alician Keys, Adele, the Beatles, Taylor Swift etc.
2) The second bonus offer is in the form of music cheat sheets and tabs. These shall allow you to enhance and further develop your guitar playing abilities. You are even given access to thousands of audio files. You can listen to these files and then play them on the guitar.
3) The third bonus is in the form of a special online forum. You have access to this forum, wherein you can resolve your guitar related queries with professional guitarists. You can also share your viewpoint or technique with others via this forum.
4) The fourth and last bonus is a software application that has tools and resources linked to playing the guitar instrument. You have access to guitar flashcards, visualization tools, games and quizzes. You can play the guitar on your computer using this software application. The ability to edit as well as record your musical songs is also in-built on this system.
The Pros and Cons of this Guitar Learning Course
Like any digital product, this one too has its shares of pros and cons. Let us discuss both.
The advantages of this digital guide –
@ This online guide contains numerous training videos, theoretical data, audio clips and images. Hence, you have ample resources to master the art of learning the guitar in record time span.
@ When I compared the cost of this video guide with the cost of private tutors, I realized that this e-guide is a real “money-saver”. It costs a fraction of what a private tutor shall charge you for learning guitar.
@ You do not need to be embarrassed any longer, as you practice at home. Unlike regular tutorials, you do not need to get embarrassed in front of others, especially when you play an incorrect note.
@ The practice sessions are fun filled and interesting. There is no scope of boredom. At the same time, this eBook gives you complete access to an online community of guitarists. They shall help resolve any query that you may have regarding guitar playing.
@ There is an inflow of new and innovative songs each month. At the same time, you can practice these lessons at your own pace. You do not need to rush and keep pace with others, as is the case with regular classroom session.
@ These lesson are structured on thousands of year old traditional musical principles. You shall have a definite edge over other students who make use of regular learning techniques.
@ This digital guide is backed by a refund guarantee. Within 2 months of placing the order, if you do not like its contents, simply ask for a refund. This does not happen as students are very happy with the course-material.
The disadvantages of this digital guide –
@ Learn guitar in 30 days eBook is not a product that produces a miracle. You need to practice what is being taught in these lessons in order to reap the rewards.
@ In case you are not comfortable learning guitar on your own then you should avoid these online lessons.
@ Ironically, this course claims to make you a champion guitar player within a time span of 30 days. Unless you accomplish this task by trying out the course on your own, you cannot be 100% sure of these promises.
Top 10 Ways to Learn Playing the Guitar Faster than Anyone Else
I believe any and everyone can learn to play the guitar. With time, practice and patience, you learn the basic skills needed to play a bestselling song on your guitar to impress your girl. Nonetheless, by the time you do master the fingerboard, your hair has already started to grey. So, in order to avoid the time-gap (super-lengthy) needed to learn to play a song from exceeding its limit (as set by you), it is important to speed up your guitar learning process.
Here are the top 10 ways to speed up your guitar playing process that have been proven by Albert Einstein himself (pun intended):
Light, Action & Camera:
I have always been of a firm opinion that to be able to learn anything, you need to be in the right place at the right time. So, for speeding up your guitar learning process, you need to be in an environment that allows you to shorten your learning curve significantly.
First and foremost, you need to be in a well lit room that has noise control mechanism. With plenty of natural light and the nagging ‘external noise’ reduced, you can concentrate better. Nonetheless, you also need ambient temperature – which should be in between 25 degree Celsius to 28 Degree Celsius (neither too hot not too cold).
A ‘clutter free’ room with scant furniture is an ideal way to concentrate. Lastly, the presence of an indoor money-plant placed neatly within a bottle can make learning the guitar even easier.
Enroll For an Online or Offline Guitar Lesson:
While learning to play the guitar, you should definitely enroll for an online or offline guitar lesson. Doing so shall ensure that the usual glitches at the onset, shall be erased completely. Always pay attention to what your teacher is saying. Practice what has been taught today (rather than postponing it to another day).
Pick a guitar lesson as per your preferred timing. If you have all the time in the world then, pick an offline class. In case you are a student or a working individual then, I (LeanAndFit Review Staff) suggest you join an online guitar class. It all depends on your daily schedule and time at hand. It is also suggested that you practice at a time that allows you to concentrate the most. This is to do with your body’s own internal mechanism that determines when you sleep and when your mind is at its peak level.
Take Baby Steps:
After enrolling for a suitable guitar lesson, it is best to establish your daily goals. For example, on Monday you need to practice chords, on Tuesdays you need to practice fingerboard, on Wednesdays you should listen to your favorite guitarist etc. etc. Success comes when you learn to take baby steps.
Take time out to determine which songs you wish to really play on the guitar. Once you have identified these, take time out to practice them on the guitar. Your target should be to learn 5 new songs within a month. So, practice all aspects linked to playing the guitar to achieve this monthly goal (this is just an example – your goals could differ). The aim here is to speed up the guitar learning process.
Get a Grip on Your Mind & Body:
In order for you to achieve the near impossible feat of learning guitar within 30 days, you need to have a firm grip over your mind. For this, you should avoid all negative influences and adopt only the positive ones. Simply put, think positive, eat positive, drink positive and live positive.
For this to happen, you need to include yoga or meditation into your daily routine. Fifteen minutes a day is sufficient to achieve this goal. Also, your mind needs to be fresh in order to absorb the new guitar tricks that you learn each day. To ensure that this happens, you should sleep for at least 7 to 8 hours at night. When you awaken the next day, you shall be fresh as a lily.
Become an Addict:
To be able to speed up your guitar playing process, you need to get hooked to playing it. In simpler words, you need to be passionate about learning to play the guitar. It is quite similar to how a smoker is addicted to his daily dose of cigarettes. The only difference is that guitar addiction is way healthier and beneficial as compared to smoking tobacco laced cigarettes on a daily basis.
Be Your Own Competition:
Instead of comparing yourself with a guitarist that you look-up to, become your own icon. What I mean to say is that instead of trying to play like another guitarist (I am assuming of a much higher caliber and fame as compared to you), it is best to compete with yourself. For that, you need to keep testing your skills.
Just like in High School or college, conduct a self-assessment test to gauge your guitar playing skills. Take this test every two or four months. Check your fretboard progress, your riff progress, your tempo (menotrome set-up), your speed of playing (fingerpicking set-up) etc. etc. Have your online guitar teacher grade you on these tests.
When you are aware of your own shortcomings and your plus-points, speeding up your guitar learning process becomes a breeze indeed. These tests also motivate you to learn the art of playing this instrument better each time around.
Include Audio & Visual Learning Aids:
Learning aids have to be kept at par with your expectations. If you want to learn to play the guitar at a speed that matches your expectations (speed of light) then, your learning aids need to be at par with your expectations. Have an audio as well as video lesson handy. Keep both these learning options ready so as to get the best visual and audio backup to shorten your learning curve.
Apart from the audio and visual learning aids, never forget your theory. Simply put, while listening to the audio of your favorite song being played on the guitar, keep a notebook handy. When you start to play the song that you just listened or viewed over the digital devise, make notes of where-all you fell short of perfection.
Look-up the notes and make necessary amendments to your current playing skills. This helps you improve your guitar playing skills when you attempt the same song over and over again.
Open Strings Need to be Nicknamed:
When you play any song on the guitar, the open strings (A, B, D, G, E) need to be used in the most optimal manner. This further ensures that you become capable of playing any song that you desire without batting an eyelid. You may like to nickname each of these as per your choicest words.
Some of the most common ones include A- Apple, B- Boy, C- Catty, G- Golf, E- Echo (for the open strings). These nicknames are super easy to learn and they make playing the guitar an interesting task indeed. So, if your song is using A, C and E notes then, it implies (in your mind) Apple Cattle Echo. It’s a fun and easy way to learn…eh!!!
Be Happy while Playing a Song:
You do not have to be a wiz in everything that you attempt – especially while learning to play the guitar. If you have not been able to complete a song owing to a slight goof-up in the fretboard or chord progression, you need not to worry. Simply note down the mistakes in a piece of paper and work to get rid of the issues.
Laugh out aloud when you make such mistakes. This in turn enables you to learn the toughest tunes in a jiffy. So, laugh and never be too stressed for skipping the tune. Even the most seasoned guitarists have been known to slip-up.
Choose the Right Guitar:
I believe I should have brought this point up in the beginning of the sub header. Nonetheless, last is definitely not the least. So, let’s get to the topic – the right choice of guitar. Well, it plays a major role in allowing you to learn to play the guitar as per your predetermined standards. You can choose from acoustic, archtop, classical, resonator, electric or the iconic twelve strong guitar.
Find out more about the different types of guitars. Pick the one that suits your style the most. I believe, there are 12 different types of guitars that you can choose from.Spend some time researching on how each guitar type functions and then assess which one suits your playing style the most.
My Opinion on These Online Guitar Lessons
To be very honest, I have personally not tried this course. I have ordered it read its contents very carefully but I never got a chance of trying it out myself. This is because I have been playing the guitar for over 20 years now. So, I did not require following all that was being taught to be by this e-guide. I had tried and tested most of it in my years of guitar playing.
The best way to explain the true worth of this program is via the customer feedback it has received. Allow me to jot down a few of these –
@ Jerry Smith from Australia says that he along with his brother James decided to learn guitar. They ordered this e-guide and during the summer holidays mastered the art of jamming. Now, they jam on a regular basis and belt out their favorite songs night after night.
@ Earl Parker from Texas is of the opinion that this digital guide was the best thing that ever happened to him. Not only was he able to play the guitar in record time period, he also managed to play songs for his kids.
@ Jessica from London ordered this electronic guide and was more than satisfied with its contents. She says that not only did she master the basic chords she also managed to plays several of her favorite songs after completing this course.
@ Amy from New York says that she found this digital guide to be simply wonderful. She did not have to commute or pay a hefty fee for learning the guitar. She also managed to fulfill all her assignments while learning the guitar in her spare time.
There are thousands of such positive feedback on this online guitar learning guide. If we are to go by these feedback, then this e-guide is definitely worth a try.