In the Nashville area, Comcast is the dominant cable television provider. We have subscribed to their Comcast Digital Cable service, and one of the advantages of the service is a feature called On Demand. The On Demand service offers plenty of movies and television shows that are available on demand; you can watch these shows anytime you want. They offer recent movie releases for an additional fee. We use (and love) Netflix, so we rarely use the On Demand service for movies.
However, I have found a feature of the On Demand service that I like to occasionally view. There’s a Music section of the On Demand service that includes a large variety of music videos, concerts and interviews. There’s also a Guitar Lessons feature, which I’ve found to be really interesting. There are usually several lessons to choose from, and there’s a section for Guitar World videos, which includes celebrity lessons and gear reviews. Some of the celebrity lessons currently available are lessons from John Petrucci, Joe Satriani and Steve Morse. These are, I assume, the same videos that would be available with the CD that comes with Guitar World magazine. I would also assume that most of these videos would be available on YouTube. However, it’s nice to be able to load up the videos on the television and watch the lessons from the comfort of my couch. I spend all day on the computer, so it’s nice to break away sometimes and be able to watch videos like this on my television rather than watching them on the computer.
If you happen to have access to Comcast cable and weren’t aware of the guitar lessons available with their On Demand service, you might want to check it out. There is some pretty good stuff on there. If you’re on another cable provider, maybe they offer a similar service.