Over the last year I’ve been working at creating an online course that teaches guitarists all about guitar effects. After countless hours of work, the course is now available.
Have you ever heard a song and you know it uses some type of effect, but you’re unsure what the effect is?
Have you ever bought a guitar pedal and struggled to dial in a good sound from it?
There are so many different types of effects available to guitarists that it can feel overwhelming at first. Working out which effects suit you and which don’t isn’t an easy job.
The goal of this course is to give you a complete overview of all types of guitar effects. You will learn how each type of effect is created, how it sounds and how to use it.
Here are the list of effects covered to give you an idea how much this course covers:
- Noise Gates
- Noise Limiters
- Wah Pedals
- Envelope Filters
- Pitch Shifters
- Octave Pedals
As you can see, there’s a lot of effects available to guitarists. Many of the above effects can give you an endless source of creativity and inspiration. Other effects can enhance your sound in some pretty impressive ways.
The Guitar Effects Course will teach you all you need to know about effects and how to get the most out of them. Whether you’re a beginner just starting out or a more experienced guitarist looking to get some effect pedals, this course is the best place to learn everything you would want about guitar effects.
Check out the Guitar Effects Course here to get started.
The wah pedal (or wah-wah as it used to be called) is an incredibly expressive and fun effect available to electric guitarists. If you have bought a wah pedal and want to learn how to get the most out of it, here’s a lesson to show you different techniques to use along with audio examples:
If you haven’t got a wah pedal yet, check the lesson out to find out why you will enjoy using a wah pedal. The website, Guitar Gear Finder, also includes reviews on wah pedals so you can find out what type of wah pedal is the best choice for you.
It’s always a good idea to learn from as many different sources as possible. Hearing how another guitar teacher explains certain techniques or music theory can make a big difference to your development. Don Parkhurst Jr is a guitar teacher at Electric Crown Guitar Studio in USA who has created a free online course for beginners to access. So if you want to teach yourself how to play guitar, going through Don’s course will be a great way to get started (along with the lessons and articles on this blog). Check out the site here:
Simply register for free and you will gain access to Don’s lessons along with advice as well as the ability for Skype lessons or his video exchange program. The lessons in the course cover the basics so if you’re just getting started it’s a good place to start.
There are so many different things you can do on guitar and so many different styles to learn. The lessons and articles I write on this blog are for beginners wanting to learn on their own. As a guitar teacher I enjoy helping students out and I know a lot of people have found my lessons useful so far. But I want to provide better quality lessons and resources for you to learn exactly what you want.
So to help me do this I just need you to answer one question:
What do you want to learn on guitar more than anything else?
Are you set on learning a particular style or do you want to learn songs? Are you interested in learning how to improvise and create your own solos or do you want to start a band and write songs? Let me know what you want to be able to do on guitar by leaving a comment below.
In your comment, let me know the following details:
- How long you have been learning guitar
- What problems you’re currently having
- What topics or skills you would like lessons on
I’ll respond to every comment and help provide you with some guidance. If there are multiple requests for certain topics I’ll write lessons and articles on it so make sure you add your comment.
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If you found the lessons and articles on this site useful and want to further develop your guitar skills and understanding, Aaron now offers Skype Guitar Lessons.
How do Skype Guitar Lessons work?
Skype allows you to connect with Aaron via Webcam. Aaron can give one on one guitar lessons regardless of your location. You can be on the other side of the planet (Aaron lives in Australia) and still have lessons. The basic requirements are that you need a webcam, a decent quality computer and a high speed broadband connection. The better quality equipment you have and the faster your internet connection, the better the video displays.
Read more on how Skype Guitar Lessons work here.
What times are available?
As Aaron lives in Australia, you will need to check his Available Times here and convert them to your local time. A link to a time zone converter is available on that page. Once you find a suitable time, you can contact Aaron to schedule the lesson.
What you can learn in the lessons
If you’re a beginner, Aaron can provide you with a simple path to learning the basics and help guide you to the goals you want to achieve. Aaron can create a custom lesson plan suited to your goals and ensure you learn what you want to learn.
If you already know how to play guitar and want to further develop your skills and understanding, Aaron can help you reach higher levels. Here’s a couple things Aaron has helped his intermediate students achieve:
- Master the entire fretboard and break away from box shapes
- Learn to improvise in any style
- Develop a unique playing style
- Master technical solos and techniques
- Write songs and record them
Feel free to comment below to ask Aaron any questions and check out his other website for more information.
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If you teach guitar, having your own website is an extremely effective way to find new students and spread the word about your guitar tuition. More and more students are searching online to find a guitar teacher so it’s more important than ever before to have your own website.
Live and Teach Guitar have just announced today a new service for guitar teachers to easily set up their own website to use to find students. You can choose your own website name then customize every page with your own details, photos, videos or whatever else you want. You don’t need to have any programming skills as the entire website is automatically set up for you within seconds.
From personal experience I know that having your own website is the most effective way to reach new students. The best thing is once you have it set up, you can just leave it and people will continue to contact you for years without any extra cost.
Live and Teach Guitar also provide teachers with lesson materials they can print off and give to students as well as guides and advice on how to run a guitar teaching business.
To find out more visit Live and Teach Guitar here.