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Review of Jamplay
JamPlay is an online guitar lesson site featuring over 60 instructors and countless hours of instruction. It includes professionally shot video and plenty of lessons for beginners and advanced guitarist alike.  There are many community features and tools geared toward getting any guitarist started and playing songs in no time at all. Here's a rundown of everything that JamPlay offers.

JamPlay Instructors

Just like with Guitar Tricks there are plenty of instructors to choose from with JamPlay. There are well over 60 instructors, each with their own teaching styles.  Some of these instructors are even actually the artists teaching their own songs. If one instructor isn't working out for you then you can always check out some of the other instructors. You are sure to find a few that you really enjoy learning from and even communicating with through the JamPlay forums. The instructors are carefully interviewed and matched with the teaching needs of JamPlay. With one on one lessons you are stuck with just the individual instructor you selected so having so many professional instructors is a great advantage.
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The Lessons

JamPlay Lessons

The lessons are made up of a series of high definition videos. The videos are professionally shot and include several camera angles so that you can see what the instructor is playing on the fretboard.  There are also additional resources included below the lessons showing the music and the tab for each song/exercise being taught.  The video player has a feature that allows you to replay the specific part of the video that you are working on in a loop so that you can practice it until you get it down.  I have included a sample series of lessons below from the JamPlay website.  There are also plenty of free sample lessons to be found on the site.

What They Teach

The JamPlay site teaches just about every guitar style and level of playing imaginable. They teach songs from popular artists and techniques that lay a foundation that will allow you to play more difficult songs.  Their teaching curriculum consists of 3 different phases.  Phase 1 includes basic guitar instruction that is aimed toward the beginner guitarist. In this phase you will learn how to hold the guitar, your first chords, basic finger picking techniques, barre chords, and basic lead scales.  Phase 2 lessons focus on individual genres and help guitarists further their knowledge and playing skills in a specific style of music.  Phase 3 is all about learning your favorite songs.  They have a difficulty rating to help you determine if you are ready to learn a specific song or not.  Overall, I found the structure of the lessons at JamPlay to be well thought out and easy to navigate.
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JamPlay Community

JamPlay Guitar Lessons CommunitySo, just like a lot of the other programs and sites out there, JamPlay makes several bonus features available to their subscribers to assist them while learning the guitar.

Probably the most beneficial of these features are the Jamchat live webcam sessions with their instructors every day.  They almost always have a session going and they post a schedule so you know when your favorite instructor will be online.  They usually take questions and have a general discussion.  When I've been online I usually notice about 15 to 20 people in the chat room so the instructor should have plenty of time to get to most questions.

The site has many social features such as searching for other guitarists and messaging them, chat, and JamPlay forums.

Teaching Tools

There are also several other common guitar tools for your use. One of these is the interactive guitar tuner that plays the tones for several common tunings so that you can listen and tune your guitar by ear. Another of these tools is a basic online metronome that helps you keep time while you are practicing your guitar lessons. The third and my favorite is the chord library. It contains almost every chord that you could ever need to form. It shows you multiple voicing of each chord and even has pictures of someone playing the chord properly.
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The Bottom Line

JamPlay is an excellent resource for beginner and advanced guitarists alike.  They offer lessons from many different instructors that teach every style or genre imaginable.  They even have live online learning sessions for those who would like to ask questions.  Pairing this with the great user interface and teaching tools makes this one a no-brainer.  If you are ready to play the songs you have always dreamed of playing then this is a great place to start!

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