5/5 There is no denying it. JamPlay offers the best collection of online video lessons we’ve encountered. It might not be the cheapest option around, but if you want a comprehensive set of well-structured, easy-to-follow lessons: look no further.
- Loads of video content to keep you busy.
- Top-quality instructors.
- Detailed genre and skill lessons.
- Multiple camera angles so you always know what the instructor is doing.
- Written tabs and supplementary material for each lesson.
- Much cheaper than private lessons.
- Teaches the fundamentals before giving you the freedom to learn the things you want.
- Volume of content could be overwhelming for some learners.
- Not the cheapest option available.
- You need to be at a computer with internet access to watch lessons.
The lessons are taught through HD-quality videos, with five resolution options just in case your connection can’t handle HD streaming. They’re separated into beginner lessons, genre lesson, skill-building lessons and songs. Each contains structured lessons from different instructors, so you always learn from an expert. There are beginner series for both the electric and acoustic guitar, and numerous courses dealing with specific genres and skills.
JamPlay has a dedicated community of learners and instructors, and you can get involved with the conversation through user forums and live chats. Everybody on the forums has been through (or is currently going through) the same things you’re grappling with and they’re more than happy to help you out!
Instructors participate in forum discussions and live chats, so there’s plenty of help available if you’re struggling with a lesson. JamPlay also has a dedicated customer service team who respond promptly to any queries or technical issues you may have.
There is a chord library including over 950,000 chord shapes, an extensive scale library (in all 12 keys), over 500 jam tracks, lick and riff libraries and four interactive games. You also get a tuner and metronome to keep you in time and in tune.
Full, no-questions asked refund within seven days of purchase. Less than 0.5 percent of subscribers request one, though!
JamPlay really is the ultimate online subscription-based guitar lesson program. It blows private tuition out of the water in terms of cost, and gives you enough lessons to take you from a beginner to an advanced guitarist. We’ve rated JamPlay as the best option available, because no matter what you want to achieve as a player, it can help you get there.