Learning to Play an Instrument Online

Learning to Play an Instrument Online

These days, just about anything can be found online, whether it is research, getting an answer to a question, or getting a rating on a local establishment. To add to that list, many individuals are now using the internet to learn a plethora of skills; one of these being playing a musical instrument. No matter if you are a novice or an expert, there are lessons or songs you can learn to play online.

There are several free sites that offer structured virtual lessons, and then there are sites that are less official with an individual sharing their knowledge and talent to help others. Either way, both can be a good source of learning to play an instrument online. Lessons are offered in guitar, drums, piano, panflute, bongos, and more.

YouTube has a variety of free lessons given by experienced individuals. Of course, while conducting a search on YouTube, you will probably come across both good and bad videos. Some might be hard to understand, have bad lighting or camera angles, or might be put together by someone that is not experienced enough to be teaching lessons. It is worth taking the time to go through several videos to find the one that is going to work for you. This site will offer a variety of lessons for several different instruments.

For a more structured lesson plan on learning to play the guitar, one might visit Jamorama. This site has lessons that are free, but also offers paid lessons. The free lessons will give a beginner the basics, such as, learning the chords, rhythm patterns, and playing a simple song. The paid courses are very inexpensive, yet very thorough. The site will use eBooks, videos, software, and some music tracks to teach the online lessons.

If the piano or keyboard is what strikes your fancy, there are several sites available for online learning. Zebra Keys is an entirely free site offering 50 lesson plans. The lessons are targeted for those 13 years old and over. Some of the materials that will be covered throughout your learning experience are technique, chords, rhythm, theory, and learning to play songs. The nice thing about these online learning courses is an individual can work at their own pace.

If you are looking to go to the beat of your own drum, you will want to check out the site 411 Drums. This host offers over 500 lesson plans and they are absolutely free. This is not just a site for beginners; advanced drummers can also reap the benefits of this online learning tool. As well as providing lessons, the site gives links to other learning tools and tutorials. There is a glossary, tips, hints, and history available to fully understand the instrument.

This is a look at just a few of the sites that are available for eager online learners. With some time spent doing research, a user is sure to find something that will suit their online learning needs. As well as the most common instruments mentioned, there are sites offering lessons on some of the more unique instruments also.

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Nov 30, 1999