Have you always wanted to be a musician but never had the time or money to do so? Does the thought of trudging to a music studio or music store every week shelling out mucho bucks fill you with dread? Don’t get me wrong – there are many fine musicians out there giving lessons. However, there are also many available products available online today which will help you reach your inner musician. You can go at your own pace, pay a one- time fee AND do it from your own home! Do they work and are they worth the cost?
As I was searching the internet for different ways to make music, I found that there are many different types of software and programs out there depending on your goal. You can find all kinds of styles and beats from hip hop and rock to indie and jazz. There are many programs will teach you how to play a musical instrument such as guitar or piano – even violin! They are affordable and easy to use with simple instructions no matter what your experience level is.
No matter what your goal, your budget or your time constraints, there is something out there for you. Here are some of the better programs, in my opinion:
Learn to play guitar with Jamorama
With Jamorama you learn how to play guitar with step by step course materials, jam tracks and famous songs. The Jamorama Multimedia Course will comprehensively guide you through everything you need to know to play guitar. Even though the programs claims that the course covers beginners through professionals, it is really best suited for beginners through intermediate players.
Jamorama has some really positive features. It is available for immediate download so you can start right away. The download includes ebooks plus integrated audio and video files. The video lessons are high quality and are extremely easy to follow. And, you can view the lessons wherever and whenever you want to fit into your busy schedule.
When one lesson with a private instructor can run $25 to $50, the cost of $49.95 for Jamorama is a real bargain when you consider that it easily has a year’s worth of weekly lessons. And, there is very little financial risk involved since you can get a full refund within 8 weeks.
Piano for All
There are other piano learning programs which are more highly marketed and are more “slick” but I like Robin Hall’s Piano for All for a variety of reasons. With this complete piano course, you can learn to play pop, blues, jazz, ragtime, ballads and even incredible classical pieces. The Pianoforall process is simple and enables you to achieve a professional sound almost immediately, teaching a playing style is relatively easier to learn than any other style.
I was impressed by Robin Hall’s system as it considers the progressive nature of learning. As a result, a novice piano student will not get too overwhelmed by the lessons. At the same time, advanced piano students will appreciate the complex lessons designed for them. One of the major negatives of this program is that the music tends to be more “old school” because of copyright issues. However, I also think that style of music is better suited for learning piano anyway.
As with Jamorama, Piano for All is available for a low price which would not even come close to the cost of comparable private lessons and it has a money-back guarantee so there is little risk involved.
Learn to play Violin like a Pro
Imagine being able to learn violin without taking years of lessons. This program is a complete solution to learning the violin, from start to finish. ViolinMasterPro is a complete, online video package to learning how to play anything on violin.
Eric Lewis has been playing a violin all his life. He is a violinist of the Manhattan String Quartet and has been a privet violin teacher for more than 40 years. In ViolinMasterPro course, you have a chance to learn to play the violin from one of the greatest players in the world.
With ViolinMasterPro, the complete Eric Lewis method is available for beginners, intermediate and advanced players, as well as young players who have never picked up the instrument before. Learn how to play sonatas, solos, concertos and more. The Eric Lewis method is an incredibly complete solution to mastering the violin and is easy to apply. All you have to do is download the videos and mp3s in a step by step instructional sequence.
All of the above programs are designed to have you playing a musical instrument like a pro using less time, less money and less hassle than traditional lessons. For those of us who just don’t have the time to go the traditional studio lesson route, these programs are the perfect solution. They are the fast and easy way to learn to play a musical instrument!