The 10 best guitar lesson channels on YouTube

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Finding a guitar teacher who can kick-start your playing or elevate your chops can be a difficult experience. It can be costly, too. If the teacher’s good, that is money well spent. If not, well, that can kill your buzz.

But this is 2020. We have so many resources at our disposal. We’ve got Guitar World coming through the letterbox each month (wait, you do subscribe, right?… No!? what are you waiting for?). We’ve got lessons posted here - for players of all levels, including beginners taking their first steps into future of calloused fingers and an existential anxiety surrounding whether they should be using a .73mm pick or something thicker. And we’ve got YouTube, too.

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.