So I've rather been into the free online lessons for 3 months and have just joined another. So a year ago I started off with a 4 week course (8 lessons twice a week) with Shaw Acadamy. There I was for the first time ever introduced to tableture and suddenly I started learning songs. Today,exactly a year ago I finished the lessons. And with lockdown being a rumor I wasn't wasting unneccesary money(no wife/girlfriend=no extra income)
Then lockdown happens and is in full swing as of thursday and I'm left asking myself "f#$€,I definitly wanna learn more. So the Friday I decide to follow Fender on Instagram. Few hours later,I learned that Fender Play was offering anyone and everyone free online lessons for 3 months. And I was like,sign me up. So I asked how do I qualify and the Saturday morning,Fender inboxed me with a code and said to register. It was that easy. I could believe my luck,so I spend my whole saturday learning. Then I learned that there was a Fender Play App available,BUT I had to change my region to usa or where ever as it wasn't available in South Africa. But I got it and was well away,learning everything I can and boy,was there a shitload to learn,the a few pointless exercises(repeats) which started getting to me. Suddenly a chord(B7) got snucked in and no lesson and I had to just figure it out. Then came that dreaded F chord and more info and suddenly I'm overwhelmed and didn't want to touch my guitar for at least 3 days. No lessons,no youtube tips.Niks. So I eventually pull through and finished the 3month course and did all the paths and levels and songs. I now know more than I did,but already forgot somethings and have been demotivated an a few occasion.
But now before the 3 months was over,Gibson announced that they are also doing free lessons online for 3 months. The nice thing is, it works similar to Yousician,so it listens to you play with play along songs and tells you wher you've gone wrong. Only trouble is, it's only available for the "newer" IOS and Android (not everyone can adford the latests & greatest as everything is so overpriced)
Then D'addario sends me an email stating they have teamed up with truefire which is also doing online lessons for 3 months for free and I have already done a few lessons and am enjoying it so far. So they show you 2 chords,how to strum using whole notes and quater notes,how to pick up the pace and then jamming with a "band" so you can get a better feel for what you're doing.
It's also available on IOS,Android as well as Windows and you can also join without the promo code(just not sure what access you get without promo code)