Recently, several other bloggers have mentioned the Web site GuitarInstructor.com. If you’re not familiar with GuitarInstructor.com, as its name implies, it is a guitar instruction site. What makes the site fairly unique is that it features video lessons by guitar legends, such as Eric Johnson, Keb Mo’, John 5, and others. You can purchase videos a la carte, which I think is a great way to buy videos. Video lessons are $1.99.
Another unique aspect of the site is a la carte song transcriptions. They have many song transcriptions by popular artists, such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton. Song transcriptions are generally $0.99-$1.49 each.
GuitarInstructor.com also features video lessons of songs by popular artists. Like the other aspects of the site, the song-based video lessons are pay as you go, with the lessons costing $1.99 each.
The site sounded interesting, so I thought I’d check it out in depth. I’ve recently been listening to some old Metallica tunes from their Ride the Lightning album. I had learned how to play part of “Fade To Black” when I was younger, and I wanted to learn it again. It just so happens that this was one of the song transcriptions available on GuitarInstructor.com, so I decided to purchase it.
Song transcriptions are delivered in PDF format. GuitarInstructor.com uses Sibelius Scorch to deliver and protect the content of the song transcriptions. You get one chance to print the transcription, so it’s important that you ensure that your printer is set up and working before trying to print the transcription. However, this is a minor quibble, and after purchasing the transcription, it was extremely simple to load and print it.
Based on my somewhat limited experience with GuitarInstructor.com, I’d recommend it to someone looking for pay as you go pricing on guitar lessons and guitar transcriptions. The site was extremely simple to use and offers a wide variety of lessons and songs.