While epic air-guitar solos might be a great way to break awkward silences, air-instrument maestros are a dime-a-dozen these days. If air-drums and air-piano don’t strike your fancy and you’d really rather stick to guitar, the online lessons will help you learn to play the real thing. With instructional videos, exercises and pictures, as well as step-by-step instructions, it’s literally a hands-on approach to getting you plucking the strings like a pro. The people who run the site are musical experts, eager to mould your digits into rollicking rock 'n' roll weapons.
How it works:
- Send an email with your Groupon code and Security code to email@example.com and they’ll send you information on how to register
- Once you’re in possession of your membership and login details, get started on some lessons
- Watch the videos, look at the pictures, place your fingers where the diagrams tell you to and get started on your way to guitar-greatness
- Do the lessons, exercises and keep practicing as often as they tell you to
- Follow the tips to ensure you’re getting the most out of the lessons
What you need to know:
- A practical approach to learning to play guitar
- Available 24 hours a day so you can learn whenever you want – even if it’s at 3am
- Membership comes with the added bonus of online support from the experts who are ready to answer any questions you might have
- The site also features Let’s Play Guitar lessons specially designed for children
- Another bonus is the music mentoring service, for help with everything from starting a band and setting up your first gig, to getting an agent and advice on recording
One year under the expert wing of the musical maestros at Rock Star Academy can take you from the punk on the couch mucking with air-strings, to the pro with their own band and record deal. Even kids can get in on the action, which is a good foundation for future musical greatness.
String Statistic: The first guitar was created in 1764 and was made of the wood from a scrapped Viking sailboat and the tail-hairs of an elderly Bison. It could only play in C-flat.