Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Making Guitar Fun for Beginners - Guitar Bots

I admit unless your really driven and determined learning guitar can be frustrating especially in the beginning.
Growing up it was the sheer desire to sound like Ace Frehley, Jimi Hendrix, Kirk Hammett or Randy Rhoads that kept me practicing guitar for countless hours. For fans of Guitar Hero there is now a fun way to utilize the same gaming style learning from that game but with a real guitar. It is called Guitar Bots. Initially you'll only get a few free minutes to play but you can earn more by referring players. If you would like to try out this guitar learning site you can sign up with my referral link - which will allow me to gain some extra free time on the site as well. If you are under 18 please get parental permission before joining. I am not endorsed  or affiliated with Guitar Bots  and make no representations about the service or site. As with all links or products use at your own risk and discretion. I just thought that  the free version was personally interesting. Here is the referral link: https://guitarbots.com/invite/Vwwn81Ws

I've only explored the early levels of the site. It goes through basic chords and some notes in the open positions on the guitar.  There are also a selection of songs with various levels of difficulty. I've used an electric guitar plugged into my computer but I believe you can mic an acoustic guitar as well. I hope this site an similar ones catch on because it does hold you attention and keep you playing which is really important especially when you are beginning guitar.

I'd love to see more advanced arrangements of popular songs in the future. My only reservation about site like this is it can occupy too much visual learning. Once you get the note sequence down really listen to the timing. Don't get too distracted by the colors and shapes but focus on using your ears to hear when chords and notes should change and keep in time with the backing music.

Thanks to www.makeuseof.com where I read about this site.