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1) Gibson's Learn and Master Guitar, by Steve Krenz
(Click HERE to enter the Learn and Master Guitar product site)

What You Get     Suitable For     Lowest Price
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Update

Gibson's Learn and Master Guitar have started a Three-Day Sale. Course sold for 40% off. Additional details Here, in their site.

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What You Get:

108 pages detailed workbook
Video files: 20 full-length DVDs (20 hours), organized as 20 sessions containing countless files.

110 "active" jam tracks (5 full CDs), w. possibility to turn guitar track on, partial or off, and play slow, medium or fast.

Numerous supplemental files online (songs, music, guitar tabs, tips and tricks)

Online members forum

Lifetime membership and updates to online section

Live help line

Suitable For:

All levels:
   Beginner , Intermediate , Advanced , Professional.
   Beginner level also suitable for Children
of 8 years and above.

Compatible for both PC and Mac.
Also playable on CD and DVD players.

Lowest Price:

Lowest price is available from the publisher, by clicking here .

Learn and Master Guitar offers Easy Payment plans. The course can be purchased in monthly installments of up to $49.

The course is available as a physical package. No download version is available for this course. This is no great loss: due to the extremely high quality of the physical goods and the ability to use them on your CD or DVD players away from your computer, we would have recommended against purchasing it via download, anyway.

Risk: Order Security + Money Back Guarantee:

No Risk, Full money back guarantee.

Learn and Master Guitar order processing performed by 1shoppingcart.com, which is very secure. The ordering process is straightforward, clear, and very safe to use.

Learn and Master Guitar provides a 60 days, No questions asked money back guarantee. If you are not 100% satisfied with the course, just return it and receive a 100% refund - No questions asked.

This is REALLY our way of doing business. Two thumbs up!

What We Think:

Putting it simply: Gibson's Learn and Master Guitar emerged from our test as the King of "learn guitar at home" courses.
With 20 full-length DVDs stocked with excellent video files, 110 high quality jam tracks and a very effective workbook, PLUS a vibrant student's forum where Krenz himself often answers questions and provides tips and advises on the students' playing and progress, the program is by far the most comprehensive program we tested. However, its forte is even more in the Quality of the material than in its Quantity. It is very effective, and easily wins our #1 ranking, even at its admittedly high price.

Learn and Master Guitar is a very well structured program. It combines a workbook full of text and pictures, with visual and audio training via DVDs. Everything falls neatly into place, blending fun with results. The program enables a complete novice to start playing almost instantly, while allowing a seasoned pro to run through it the umpteenth time, honing his/her guitar playing skills and constantly improving.

The program is based on three massive pillars:

  • The 110 Jam-Along tracks are a real treat. Similar to those in Jamorama, these "active" tracks enable you to play the tracks with the lead guitar track turned on, off, or at partial volume. The tracks for beginners songs also enable playing each song at slow, medium or fast pace. This enables you to progress gradually from following and imitating the lead guitarist (slow speed, guitar track turned on), to playing lead guitar by yourself (guitar track turned off, medium or full speed), even ad-libbing with the bass and drums backing you up. Probably the nicest part comes after you master the skills, play the songs at full speed with the guitar track on again and try to outplay the lead guitarist.
    Keeping with this course's high level of execution, the band used for the Jam Tracks is amazing. For example, the keyboard player is Dino Pastin, formerly part of the super-group Alabama; The drummer is Javier Solis, who played and recorded with countless famous musicians (Usher, Kenny Loggins...). Such professionals are EXPENSIVE, but the makers of this course certainly did not skimp on quality.

  • The DVDs are the best we've seen on any program. Period. These 20 DVDs contain numerous tracks covering 20 sessions (about 20 hours of content!), that teach just about any thinkable subject connected to guitar playing. Although initial learning is quick and you learn to play guitar very quickly, there are so many lessons, tips and tricks that the DVDs cover a full year's worth of lessons (and that's before you start going through them a second time).

  • The thick and fully illustrated book complements the DVDs beautifully. Although this course naturally revolves around the DVDs, the course's book alone can be considered as the best book or eBook course we tested. We truly admire its thoroughness.
    (more about the DVDs and book later)

  • Although this course is based on physical DVDs, CDs and book, it also provides access to an online members area containing excellent supplemental material. This section enables you to learn to play new songs and music, read guitar tabs, and learn tips and tricks.

  • The members area also provides a members forum for you to communicate with fellow guitar students and post your questions to the course organizers and professional musicians.

  • The course includes Lifetime Membership and Lifetime Updates to the members section. Additionally, it includes an effective Live Help Line via the members forum.

The DVDs and book teach you gradually, step-by-step, everything about guitar playing: how to hold the guitar and a pick, basic and advanced chords, chord  substitution, strumming, hammer-ons, pull-offs, advanced bends, the Eddie Van Halen technique, the Merle Travis Technique, fingerstyle secrets, arpeggios, Blues notes and Blues chord progressions, Jazz chords and Jazz chord progressions, Country Bends and fast Chicken Picken, Funk and R&B guitar and muting techniques... The list is endless...
The course also teaches you how to train your ear, how to read sheet music and guitar tabs, how to play solo guitar using any part of the neck, how to play Blues solos, how to play Jazz solos, and most importantly - how to develop your own unique style for playing lead guitar. What's more, besides teaching "how to" techniques the program is packed with music theory, guitar playing tips and tricks, and you can immediately practice everything you learn by playing great songs.

 

Maybe the best indication for the excellence of this program is that the experts have accumulated countless hours using this program, and still find themselves practicing with it, constantly improving and gaining new insights, tips and tricks. Except for the excellent Jamorama, no other program we tested comes close.

Learn and Master Guitar wasn't the most expensive Guitar Lessons course we tested, but it was definitely the best. We checked courses costing twice as much - but no course, no matter what price, was as good and as complete as Learn and Master Guitar. We see no reason to pay more than this for a lesser price, so the other reviews we're posting are for lower priced (and lower quality) courses. So, if you absolutely cannot afford the price of Learn and Master Guitar - read on the following reviews. However, if you take your guitar playing seriously we think the program is almost a must-have. If you want the best program but can't shell out the course price all at once, we recommend that you still buy this program, using an easy payment plan, or try register to the site's mailing list and try waiting for one of their 3-day sales. For the price of a few guitar lessons, you obtain a course that will provide both fun and learning for years to come.

Product Site:

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1. Learn and Master Guitar

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4. Learn Guitar Quick

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