I’m no stranger to the internet.
It just hadn’t crossed my mind that I could use it to learn guitar from the comfort of my own home.
I got on Google and Youtube and quickly found a ton of material. I even learned a few new tricks and songs and downloaded a guitar app for my phone.
But I soon got tired of learning this way.
The problem with most of the guitar content online is that it lacks structure.
Instead of spending time playing and learning, I was wasting time (sometimes hours) looking for the right kind of material.
The reason I was tempted to go to a teacher in the first place was to get structured lessons.
I’m a practical guy, so I like to have a plan set out in front of me where I can clearly see what steps I need to take in order to achieve what I want.
And that wasn’t what I was getting online.
Instead, I was getting frustrated to the point where I even put the guitar back down and didn’t pick it up for a number of weeks.
Then, another night at dinner, one of my kids asks:
“How’s it going with the guitar, Dad?”
So I told the family.
I told them all about how things were going great for a few days, until I started feeling overwhelmed by all the content and lack of structure online.
So one of my kids replies:
“Let me help you. I’m sure we can find something.”
That’s when we found JamPlay.