Good Youtube Channels

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  1. plankton

    plankton Well-Known Member

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    I've been trying to get into lead playing and struggling a bit. I had been working on the solo to Highway to Hell from an online tab and listening to the song, but it just wasn't clicking.

    So I found this guy on Youtube and it just brought everything together for me. He gives the right amount of detail without any annoying repetitiveness. There's heaps of songs he's done and many of them go really into depth with the solos which is a shortcoming of many other videos I've seen.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYqDqs59rgZ3_7hJugnbXog

    Anyone else found any good instructional stuff on Youtube or elsewhere online?
     
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    To me a good one is this: rocker the metal.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwuouiHa8DH3cUottrI9pWw

    He doesn't speak during his videos. I saw only a part of them, for AC/DC's solos, but I found them useful because he first plays and then shows the riff or solo in different licks with tabs below it.
     
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    This is my main go-to channel for song lessons, too! I like his teaching style and the transcription seem to be very accurate.

    Apart from GuitarLessons365 there are some other Channels I watched for song lessons:
    Marty Music
    JustinGuitarSongs
    AndyGuitar

    I think they are a bit more targeted to beginners though and not as in depth as GuitarLessons365.

    Then there are some smaller channels with lessons for specific artists. For example if you want to play Ghost songs there is no way around NotANamelessGhoul. For Black Sabbath I like to watch the videos of TheSterlingSound. Not really lessons but very helful!

    For general guitar lessons I frequent JustinGuitar as I also bought his DVDs and Books and follow his courses to learn guitar. He's a great teacher and I can recommend his lessons to every beginning to intermediate player!
     
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    Right, I forgot him... he's really good! I've seen his videos lots of times. Excelent!
     
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    I forgot another channel which is great for rock/metal oriented song lessons: GuitarForce
    Well explained, with tone tips and on screen tabs.
     
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    I usually search for a specific tune I want to learn and go through the list, to see which one sounds the closest to what I have in my head.

    My latest craze is this one:

     
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    Another great channel is Lick Library, lots of cool stuff!
     
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    Thanks everyone for contributing, I've now subscribed to some of those other channels.

    While not a Youtube channel, and not free, for general guitar lessons I can highly recommend the guys at Truefire. Lots of great stuff from great teachers. I think you can get like a month free access, then it's a paid subscription, or the way I do it which is just buy the lessons you want and work on them in your own time. They often run good sales too, so it's not a bad idea to wait for one of them and buy a few lessons. The interface is really great too and they're always improving things.

    https://truefire.com/online-guitar-lessons/
     
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    I like Tim Pierce, Paul Gilbert, and Tom Hess.
     
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    Thanks for the tip! I will definitely look into it when I am done with Justin's Intermediate Course. I like the approach to pay per lesson and be able to download it instead of paying for a subscription. Marty Music also has some interesting lessons that are reasonably priced. I like his style of teaching, too (as far as I can tell by watching his free Youtube videos).
     
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    Just get Rocksmith!!
     
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    MAN ! These kids are a riot. Go see their YouTube page.

     
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    Absolutely kill "Killing in the Name"
    They break the internet around 56:32
     
  15. Steve D

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    Rocksmith is great, I'm goofing around with it now. But here's where I went wrong when I tried to teach myself guitar years ago: I decided to focus on playing songs, learning tabs and ignored really learning anything about theory, even scales other than some basic pentatonic boxes. I bought lots of tab books, even classical music ones, and learned a ton of songs. You can do the same with Rockstar and the riff repeater feature (which slows down riffs as much as you want but keeps the pitch right and lets you practice them over and over and over) is really awesome.

    But even though I knew a ton of songs with note-for-note accuracy when my high school friends would get together to jam at first I was the rock god who could play all the awesome songs. But a year later instead of saying "anyone know that new Ratt song?" they'd come back from their lessons and say "let's do I IV V in A minor, , Steve get us started" and I'd be like "uh, maybe we could play some Ozzy instead?" I just never got better with just playing off the cuff. Learning songs this way helps a lot with technique and training your ear but you won't really know why Clapton is playing the chords he is, why Gilmore hit that note right there that sounded so f-in perfect. And so if someone asks you to improvise something, you don't really know what to do so you just play a bunch of licks you know from songs, maybe they'll even sound good but often it's kind of obvious where they came from. Which is embarrassing and makes you less likely to want to jam with friends, which in turn makes you less likely to improve, etc.

    About 13 years ago I put away my guitar after noodling on it that way for 20 years. My daughter had just been born and we had a new house and I wasn't any good anyway. So I put it in it's case, pushed it under the bed and moved on. For 13 years. But I decided this year that I was going to learn it proper, actually learn to play it, not just mimic the bands I like. So I've been hunkering down, learning theory from books, playing scales over and over and over and over, and to keep it fun, using Rocksmith to pick up some songs along the way. What I've found is that the focus on the theory side has made a gigantic difference. There's no shortcut to it, you have to just play those scales and arpeggios and other exercises over and over and over and it's boring. But it's really making a difference for me.

    I love Rocksmith, I play it probably four nights a week. But I wouldn't rely on just that. That's all I'm saying.

    Of course, you may have perfect pitch or something and if you learn a song you can decompose it in your head, instantly relate it to all the other songs you know and reverse engineer the structure and rationale for it, et cetera. I mean, lots of rock stars learned by listening to old records so it's possible. And that Audrey girl from the Rocksmith videos above was playing Satriani and Eric Johnson when she was 9 so she's not normal. Personally I never could connect all the dots in my head, I'm not a natural. So your mileage may vary.
     
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  16. Steve D

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    But back to the original topic. some youtube channels I've been gorging on:

    Ian Stitch is a goofy dude who has some really useful lessons, many decomposing the songwriting and performing approaches of artists so you can learn from them: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzArv1HZtOroXdla0jT8Zuw
    Fretjam has a lot of useful info related to fundamentals of the guitar like scales, triads, arpeggios in easily digested nuggets: https://www.youtube.com/user/fretjamdotcom/videos
    Move Forward Guitar is simialr to Fretjam, basic fundamentals in easily digested nuggets: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHLC1nLTX10w_hZu8RSSMDw
     
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    Damn nice thread. Thanks to the OP.
     
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    I put a link on my phone to come back. I live on my phone these days. Thanks again.
     

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