This helped me so much.
I could play songs fine, but when it came to writing improv solos in a certain key, I couldn’t even tell you where to begin.
This site helped more than you could imagine, and on top of that its not one of those money hungry sites that you have to
be a “member” for to get a decent lesson.
This was amazing. Thank you!
I have been playing for about four years, but never
got any kind of understanding on how to improv solos. Since I don’t take
lessons, I decided the next best thing was the internet. I scoured the internet
for about two weeks. Every day, I looked for info on scales, and modes,
but I couldn’t understand any of it. Yesterday, I found this site. In one
night, I grasped the entire concept of improv. Not only did I learn key
scales, but better yet, I learned how to construct those scales so that
I can find them anywhere. Now I am out of my rut and improving extremely
I want to sincerely thank you for providing
these lessons. I really hope you realize how much you help people like myself
, I could not find lessons so simple and clear anywhere. I have learned
more from your online lessons than I have from all of the books and magazines
that I own. With private lessons being so expensive and once a week also
the problem of finding a teacher that can simplify the lessons , made me
give up learning so many times. You have some how found a way to take out
the confusion and now I understand everything that use to puzzle me. Once
again Thank You. P.S. If I (when I ) make it in the music business I’ll
owe it in part to you. 🙂
Hi there, I stumbled onto your site in my search
for guitar tabs as I was a beginner. Let me tell you that your site is one
of the greatest, superlicious, shiokiest (you figure that one out, i heard
that somewhere) and most magnificent sites ever to be created on this d*mn
internet!!!!!! Your site is the jewel in the sh*t out there, its the diamond
among the granite stones, and its simply the best of the best!!!!! I was
really astonished at the work you had done with your site…the lessons,
the tabs, etc. really helped me alot in understanding guitar theory. Though
I’m not exactly steve vai, I think others will vouch for me when I say that
your an honor to have to in the guitar world…..KEEP IT UP!!!!!
This is without question the finest guitar site
I’ve seen on the internet, period. I am self-taught from basically listening
to old folk albums long enough to figure out what they’re doing (with a
little help from some friends that taught me standard and bar chords), but
I don’t know anything about music and can’t do much more than play basic
rhythm guitar and sing – your site has taken me beyond this and brought
my playing into an entirely new realm. Thank you very much.
I must say that this is by far the best guitar
related page I’ve come across. I mean, it is absolutely fantastic. I am
a beginning/intermediate guitarist that has, until now, been frustrated
with learning the relationships of all this [at your site]. While it may
be quite sometime before I become accomplished, I have to say that your
work has definitely improved my understanding of the instrument. It is beautiful.
I pride myself on being resourceful and having
visited about every guitar site possible in search of good instruction.
You site is by far the best I’ve found. Coupled with some of the sites on
theory, I would have to say I’m on my way.
You have the most comprehensive and resource-rich
guitar lesson site on the net! If you could see me now, you’ll see me
smiling from ear to ear because I’ve chanced upon the dream site that
I’ve been searching for months! You can be assured that I’m coming back
to your site regularly to improve my skills. Thanks for keeping it free
because the private lessons here in Singapore are really expensive (so
are the books). With my greatest gratitude, I say again, Thanks a zillion!
This is the best web page I have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I mean that whole-heartedly, I just came across it today, I don’t even know
how, but I’ve spent over three hours now looking at the lessons and stuff,
what put it over the top is that you even have blank chord sheets to print
out! And also, how you have printable lessons, and how the lessons actually
have valuable, and easily understandable info in them.
I am a 31 year old guitarist. I study jazz as
well as teach lessons. I just wanted to tell you that you have a great site
here. Keep up the great work.
Wow your site is really good!! I just started
playing and I’m 11! I understood everything it is really good!!
You’ve done a great job man.
Malaysian guitar teacher
Great, great site. I’ve been playing guitar
for many years and I always learn something new from your site each time
I visit, which is often. Thanks so much for all the effort you have put
Wonderfull page !!! Keep up the very good work
I must congratulate you on a truly marvelous
website… It is not very often one finds a site that not only offers advice
and information for free, but also gives professional content in there page.
Keep it up.
You guy’s are great!!! I just recently put new
strings on my acoustic that I had not played for several years. I needed
some exercises to shake the dust off my fingers and just could not believe
all the valuable information I found in here!!!
Keep up the Great work!
Hello and thank you for your website. I have
never played the guitar and I was just surfing and decided to see what was
out here regarding lessons. Man, am I glad you were born! I can’t wait to
get a guitar and start to explore your information. Matter of fact, I have
your website open in a separate window…it is bookmarked but I just don’t
want to close it! Wonderful site and great knowledge. Thanks.
Kudos to a job well done!
I’m a drummer who knows a little about guitar
but I want to know more……..I ran across your site and I just wanted
to tell you that it is GREAT…….I love this site………I appreciate
it and keep up the good work…….
Hi there! I just stumbled upon your web site
via harmony central while searching for guitar lessons on the web. Thinking
of your age bracket your going to be a pro someday. You’ve got an interesting
lessons in here. Keep it up man and thanks for the lessons!!…can wait
to study that ‘circle of fifths’
WOW: Patrick is one giving and gracious human
being! This can’t be his first incarnation here on this planet. He has,
at a very young age, produced a legacy that will follow him through his
lifetime. Aside from wonderful web page that is extremely helpful to many
guitarists there isn’t a hint of a monetary agenda under the surface. Making
a buck no doubt is the name of many games but Patrick’s giving nature will
be rewarded in much greater ways. Anyone who can simplify a subject as complicated
a music theory the way he has also has the ability to make his way through
a world that gets a little confusing at times. Anyway, thanks Patrick It’s
a joy to share your work and believe me I am stunned by what you accomplished
I think your web page is great. I really love
the guitar, and your lessons are spectacular
I have been playing for about 3 years now, and
I have been teaching myself. Your site is great! The lessons and scales
have helped me a lot.
Just wanted to tell you how awesome I think
you page is. I am 27 years old and just started learning guitar in January.
You’re page has helped me a lot. Keep up the good work.
A fabulous web page!
Thank you so much for building this web site.
I am just starting to learn to play and with your site I amaze myself as
well as my peers with the improvments that i have made with the assistance
from this site….thanks again
I think it’s the best site devoted to guitar
I too am 19, yet I live in the UK. Over here,
the library system is rubbish. I have spent many hours trying hunt down
guitar books, without success. Ten minutes on the Internet and I find your
site, my search is over.
Just to give you a few Kudos … Very nice ..
Thank you .. I will pass this one to my fiends ..
You made a great site, especially the lessons.
I’m 40 years old and I have played guitar for more than 25 years now, but
I will keep on learning. I also use the lessons for my son (although the
language is a small problem for him and sometimes for me too).
Jaap van der Molen
Patrick, Thank you for providing such a great
site. I’m 30 yrs. old and just purchased my first guitar. This site looks
like it is going to be a great resource for me. I’m amazed that at only
19 years of age you have such a wealth of guitar knowledge as well as the
ability to set up such a cool web site.
Great site you have; I’ve been playing the guitar
for about a year and half, but still I found some pretty interesting stuff.
And the layout, oh my god the layout!
YOU’RE ONLY 17??!! So am I!! Your page is excellent
in content and style. I’m actually going to use the lessons that you have
to show my one (and only!) student a thing or two. The tabs was also very
helpful. I just saw the awards page and the nice things said, and it looks
like you’ve had your work cut out for you. It’s a wonderful thing when musicians
can share information with other musicians. That’s the only way to learn,
and you’ve certainly got that covered! Thanks again for a great page.
I just found your site; very nice, good work.
I wish that when I was coming up in this business, this type of instruction
All i can say is: Your site is awesome! It’s
incredible. As a second year guitar student, what i’ve learned from your
site, i don’t need to pay my teacher to reiterate 😉 I’ve told all my guitar
buddies about your site because it is _THE BEST_ guitar lesson site i have
ever found on the internet
I’d like to say you’ve put together a really
cool site. I’ve been playing since 1980, with two years of classical guitar
instruction, and this about the best site for us “life long learners”,
that I’ve come across yet. Thanks!
Your site has made me come from knowing nothing
about the guitar to playing and understanding how notes are put together.
I have searched many sites before and after I had found yours, and YOURS
is still the best by far nothing I have found even comes close to it. Thanks
for taking your time to give me what you know.
Many thanks for your insight into chord resolving.
In the song “Alice’s Restaurant” Arlo Guthrie played a nice progression
of chords that tied up the tune with a bit of flare. I’ve looked all over
the Internet for someone who had written those chords out, but with no luck.
So I ended up searching on “chord progression” and came across
your fine site. After educating myself in the theory of chord resolution,
I realized that he was playing the I-IV-V sequence with the III chord for
the IV and V chords. I figured out a nice voicing on the guitar, and ended
up with a fine sounding progression to finish off a simple 12 bar blues
song. Thanks again, and I’ll never forget what you taught me!
I have been searching for a site like this for
ages and finally I’ve found it!! thank you thank you THANK YOU!!! you’ve
organised it beautifully, tastefully and in such a way i could find everything
i wanted (which was almost everything!) at the click of a mouse! the lessons
are great and the tab is terrific again thank you i will now put you in
the favorite list and check out your links area thanks a hell of a lot sunshine!
ps: down here in kangaroo land there simply are no sites anything like yours
keep it up!!! i will be back!
I have just stumbled across your guitar lesson
site and i just had to email you to say FANTASTIC! I am a professional guitarist
from australia that thought he knew every little thing about guitar, but
i didn’t until now because of your site (the little things that matter in
the long run). I hope you are getting money for this thing because you deserve
it greatly. Keep up the good work and make all those guitar heads out there
I’d like to thank you for a great site. I purchased
an acoustic the other day on a whim. I NEVER even held a guitar before!
I have some keyboard experience, but not much. Anyways, I did a yahoo search
and came up with quite a few sites. Some were selling lessons by mail, and
others had tabulatures that were way over my head. There were even sites
that had music to back up the guitar….ONLY problem for me was that I didn’t
even know how to hold the damn thing ! THEN I came across your site…which
had information progressing in a sensible format. From the basic beginner
(ME) on up. I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to enter all
this info. I have a site for my business, and know how time consuming it
is. Your time and trouble is appreciated, and hopefully, soon…I’ll be
able to play a C chord without hitting that d*mn low E string! thanks again
First let me tell how fantastic a job you did
with your site. Its incredibly clear, i really enjoyed your lessons in style
and all the real audio samples that helped me figure out what a tab should
sound like. I wish someday i’ll be as good as you.
This the the best guitar page I’ve ever seen….
I love it. Great work.
Just a note of thanks for putting your lessons,
warmups and other information on the Web. As a former player in the 70’s,
who gave it up in ’78…and just now getting back into music seriously,
these concise and “to the point” lessons are absolutely the greatest.
Again, my thanks for such a “groovy” site.
I want to thank you very much for the lessons
you have provided. The content is very broad, accurate, and easy to follow.
You get right to the topic with little preamble. There is an incredible
amount of content. I appreciate your love of music and the guitar. It’s
a great instrument. I’ve been playing for almost 25 years, and the joy the
guitar has brought me is astounding. I’m certainly going to let my friends
know about your site. Great job. If I can vote for the site, or otherwise
support your efforts I’ll be glad to. Kindly let me know.
Your site is tremendous and helping me understand
the guitar a little more each time I look at your site.
Watt Casey, Jr.
You have the best site I have seen. You are
Greetings, hi my name is Alex, two days ago
I bought my first acoustic guitar, so that I can begin to teach myself this
wonderful instrument. I just have to say that your site is outstanding!
A very good resource for us beginners. I am starting from scratch and I
know see that I have a long way to go before I can even begin to make beautiful
Frankly this is the best guitar site I have
ever visited. Thanks.
Hey, your guitar lessons on the page are great!
I learned alot. Thanks, and keep up the good work!
I really enjoyed your site. Great information.
your site = awesome
I like your new page. It’s cool looking. I updated
my page, and put your new address on it. My guitar playing is coming along,
and your page has helpled me out a lot.
I just wanted to comment on how nice your page
is. It’s nice to see a web page teaching guitar that doesn’t run through
nirvana songs. I stumbled across yorur page because I’m a fanatic about
SRV and clapton. I’ve never had a professional lesson, so the lessons there
about the modes and so forth will be useful, it’ll be bookmarked for quite
a while!! keep up the good work!
Jeffrey D. Wills
I want to tell you I got shocked when I read
you are only 17 years old [Message sent on 3/16/98], because the site is
actually a great draft that involves pretty good guitar stuff. I have to
say that I have been teaching guitar for 18 years and I found a lot of support
[from your site], especially on the issues based on theory, which is interesting
but always hard to go through. Now I found an easier way to teach the same
theory lessons by explaining from another point of view which is always
I found your site a few months back and was
very impressed. You have quite a comprehensive collection of lessons and
guitar related information
I’ve been playing guitar for about 6 years now.
Your site is exactly what I have been looking for. Thanks so much.
I’ve been visiting your site over the past week
and was impressed with the information you put together. Last night I stumbled
on to the write up about you and your age and was floored! I could not believe
that you were 17 years old! [This message was sent on 3/22/98] You have
such a professional product. Great Job.
I am astonished with the things that I found
here. I couldn’t play without having such a guide. It is really nice.
Man, this is the coolest site ever… Wow! It’s
just a trip! Thank You!
I just wanted to let you know that I think your
site is great!! I took guitar lessons for nearly 2 years, and I never was
taught very much theory. I haven’t had a lesson in about a year now. I am
so glad to have found your site because now I can actually start learning
again! Lately, I’ve been a bit burnt out on guitar since I haven’t learned
anything in such a long time. Now I feel that I will get back into it after
learning these things.
I found your site about eight or ten months
ago and have been a fairly regular visitor since. I just wanted to take
a minute to tell you what an outstanding job you have done with your site…
I have benefited greatly from your efforts and I am truly grateful for the
time and effort that you have put into this.
These pages are EXCELLENT!!! Thanks for making
them. They are just perfect for me, who hasn’t played in 20 years but wants
to get back into it.
Just dropping you a line to say congratulations
on your site! It is one of the best tuition sites I’ve come across. You
seem to have taken the approach that goes something like, “give a man
a fish for supper and you give him a meal for one day, but teach him how
to fish and he will never be hungry again.” Really excellent site!!!!!!!!
Hey man, I just wanted to express my gratitude
to you for creating such an idiot proof and knowledgeable site.
I’ve got to tell you what a fantastic service
you’re providing with your site. I’ve been playing for 30 years, and I wish
someone had shown me this kind of info 30 years ago.
I love your site. I have quite a few guitar
bookmarks, but yours is the best I’ve seen lately. The design is really
terrific – frames or no frames. Keep up the good work.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PAGE IT HAS REALLY BROUGHT
SOME LIFE BACK TO MY GUITAR PLAYING!
I just wanted to say thank you to you and those
who have helped you put together this website. I’m just now beginning to
learn guitar seriously and your site has helped immensely.
From me to you I just wanted to say that you
have a great page!
As a beginning guitarist, your site KICKS BUTT!!
Thanks man! (I replaced the explative used instead of butt)
Thank you so much for the insight, your page
is really helpful.
Caleb Masters Guitarist 5 years
I just wanted to tell you that your page is
GREAT! I have been playing guitar for about 3 years now and your page has
been the most helpful in progressing my guitar playing. Thank you!
just a quick note to Thank you for your guitar
site! It looks great, loads quickly, but most importantly, it has some great
information and graphics. I will put this on my list of favorite sites and
will be checking for updates occasionally. thanks again!
WHAT A FANTASTIC SITE. I have been a pro guitarist
for quite a few years and still I’m finding sites like this one that teach
me something new. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
Thank you for providing a site as good as this.
Your logical progression of topics, vast knowledge, wide variety of examples
and ability to make the concepts that have plagued me now seem so simple,
have given me the enthusiasm to pick up my guitar and really get into it.
Pearson Education Australia (Longman)
I am 27, an artist/ poet / all that other clichÃ©
stuff. After spending one night at a party & fooling around with a buddies
guitar I am possessed. (I am not one for fads or impulse) I immediately
sold most of what I owned & got a new Washburn Maverick BT-9. Food &
the like can wait, this guitar is the food of my soul. I stumbled on your
site & can not express how deeply enthralled I became. I have before
me in your site the proper beginning to a life long symbiosis. I have never
in my life found anything as directly expressible as a guitar. What you
give for free can not be bought . The world could take a lesson form your
dedication & heart
Man, your tutorial rocks.Â I tried those crappy
*ss learn it yourself books, but yours rules.Â If any person should be
recognized worldwide, you should. You’re God. You rule.Â Don’t ever take
the tutorial down – ever man.
Thank you Patrick for teaching a beatiful thing
“Music”. Your name will always mean something to me.
I’d just like to say thanks for such a great
site.Â The best on the Web for sure.
I just wanted to express my gratitude for the
site you provided me with! I’ve been pretty lost in my attempts at learning
to play the guitar, but your site is like the light at the end of a tunnel!
This is the best guitar site I have ever seen!!
This is really great. Thanks for taking the time to make such a comprehensive
AND FREE site, nice one.
Hello! I’m pretty excited! After buying a guitar
4 years ago I’m finally getting to a point where I sound decent and can
improvise a little because of your scale sections and chord construction
charts. I became so frustrated after I bought it that I put it down after
only a few weeks but this page has inspired me to sit long hours in front
of my computer screen belting out some alright sounding stuff! You’re doing
a great service and I want to thank you for it! Keep up the wonderful work!
I can’t believe this site! It is the best I
have found, some site are not even as good as this and ask you to pay. Well
Done this is fantastic.
Hi my name is Will Broeske and it may sound
stupid but I havent picked up a guitar in 20 years, I sort of remember the
base chords, yet I need far more instruction. Your web site is the only
one that I’ve seen that is willing to help us of “A lesser God.”
Just a moment to say thanks for the time and
effort you placed on your site. The material is:
Hi, first of all I’d just like to thank you
IMMENSELY for the awesome job you’ve done with your site. It is by far the
best source of information on the net for a beginner guitarist-wannabe like
me. The lessons are straightforward and easy to understand and I learn something
from them every time. Really a wonderful job.
Your website I stumbled onto just yesterday
and I find it to be quite comprehensive.Â I am appreciative to have the
opportunity to learn from your site.Â I have read books that haven’t been
so informative.Â Also your price is right. [Free]
Just a quick note to say that I find your site
really useful, and in fact have printed out all the lessons – on the companies
printer of course ! Keep up the good work.
I just joined your mailing list. I will download
your site today, I like what I’ve seen so far. It’s the best site that I
have come in contact with. very complete, consise and easily understandable.
You have done an excellent job in relaying your information and knowledge
in an effort to assist others who would also like to be able to play their
guitars well. I’ve struggled off and on for several years too many, in an
attempt to teach myself how to play well, with time being a major stumbling
block. Your site allows for even the littlest bit of time to be used efficently.
Your page is excellent. Your lessons are clear
and concise, and the diagrams and pictures clearly explain what you are
trying to get across. I wish I had just found this site earlier in my playing
career. Thanks for the resource, I just downloaded the site to my computer
so I can always look at it. Thanks and keep up the good work!
Just a quick note to say what a good and informative
web page you have done. I have seen many on the net but this one really
has everything in laymen’s terms
Pardon the language that follows but I feel
it’s necessary. Your site is f*ckin’ awesome. I never thought I could learn
so much about playing a guitar. It’s organized with great detail but still
retains its ease of learning. Thanks for the help.
GUITAR LESSON WORLD RULEZ! I am just getting
into learning the guitar and because of my schedule and being father of
two young kids, lessons are not in the cards. So I’m gonna try and teach
myself well with the help of my brother and some friends. I’ve been searching
the Internet for 3 days now for a site that would have the basics and be
able to teach me what everything is like how to perform cords properly and
how to read tabs, but to my disappointment they all lack the explaining
that a total beginner like myself requires. For example they have tabs but
don’t explain how to read them. THEN I stumbled onto your page and it has
everything I need and more. I’ve book marked it and will be visiting it
daily. Thank you for the time and effort you put in your OUTSTANDING page
and thank you for sharing the knowledge.
I came across your site today and boy was I
blown away… I have been searching for 6 months to find a site that covers
just about everything you need to know to be a good player. When I found
Guitar Lesson World I couldn’t beleive it!!! Congratulations and well done
to THE BEST GUITAR SITE ON THE NET!!!
Thanks so much for you site!!!!!! Your talent
and communication skills are unmatched!! I am a 41 year old, musically challenged,
left handed, hopeless guitar student; your site has given me so much fundamental
information I now have the inspiration to press on!! I played a little (or
should I say tried) as a teenager (right handed), recently bought a lefty,
and now trying again after many years…. Again, thank you for a
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