Guitar Tricks review 2024

The OG guitar tutorial site is still the benchmark for online learning

Guitar Tricks review
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Guitar World Verdict

A comprehensive but concise learning experience with plenty on offer for intermediate and advanced players, as well as beginners.


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    Comprehensive lesson plans

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    Covers the basics well

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    Content for intermediate to advanced players

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    Eclectic style tutorials covering genres like surf and classical

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    Great instructors

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    Excellent resources, including tone guide and scale finder


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    Interface isn’t as slick as some of its counterparts

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    Pop fans will find the song library a bit limited

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At a glance

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Price: $19.99 monthly, $179.99 yearly, free 14 day trial Key features: Guided paths; digestible lessons; comprehensive song tutorials which include amp and guitar settings; artist and genre studies that cover all the basics of a range of styles; additional resources such as scale charts and maintenance tips. Genres: Acoustic, Rock, blues, bluegrass, classical, country, jazz, funk and soul, rockabilly, surf, world Platforms: Desktop, iPhone, iPad, Android Contact: Guitar Tricks

For the purposes of this review, Guitar Tricks granted us full access to their online lessons platform.

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Chris Schwarten

Chris is a contributor to Guitar World and MusicRadar with around 20 years of guitar playing experience – including writing for and recording various projects for around 15 of those. Outside of practical experience, he’s studied music throughout his life, with a particular focus on composition at university. He’s something of a 90s tragic and a sucker for anything with a groovy, metallic edge or psych and stoner vibes. Outside of music, he’s an avid cook, gardener, and rugby league lover.