TrueFire review 2024

A massive online resource for guitar players of all levels. But with so many lessons platforms out there, how does it compare?

Acoustic guitar sat next to a computer displaying a TrueFire lesson
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Guitar World Verdict

TrueFire offers a smorgasbord of online guitar tuition that’s suitable for beginners and lifelong learners alike. From blues to flamenco, there's lots for everyone.


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    Huge spectrum of courses

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    Impressive variety of genres

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    Tuition standard is very high

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    Celeb educators


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    Overwhelming at first

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    Premium content costs extra

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    Song library is weak

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

In the last couple of years people have turned to guitar playing – and online lesson platforms like TrueFire – in their droves, as a way to cope with the upheaval that recent events have wrought. Apparently, new players are getting younger, and more women are taking up the guitar, too, which is just fantastic.

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Simon Fellows

When Simon's childhood classical guitar teacher boasted he 'enjoyed a challenge', the poor man had no idea how much he'd underestimated the scale of the task ahead. Despite Simon's lack of talent, the experience did spark a lifelong passion for music. His classical guitar was discarded for an electric, then a room full of electrics before Simon discovered the joys of keys. Against all odds, Simon somehow managed to blag a career as a fashion journalist, but he's now more suitably employed writing for Guitar World and MusicRadar. When not writing or playing, he can be found terrifying himself on his mountain bike.