immure
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I am currently thinking about taking some guitar lessons to get a better playing perspective. Has anyone on here ever taken lessons through skype? I was wondering what are the advantages or disadvantages to skype lessons over regular lessons.
Hail
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some friends took lessons via bandhappy and it went pretty well, but it runs in the ballpark of $50 a lesson if i remember right
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corza334
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I've done it a couple times. Works great - unless you have a crappy connection.
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immure
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Thank you for the feedback. I think I'm going to sign up for one this weekend. I'll keep y'all posted how it goes.
axemanchris
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#5
What are people's experiences in terms of:

Latency: ie. playing something together between teacher and student?

Tone: can you help a person with their tone given the audio quality of Skype?

Other platforms: chatting with people over Google+ is WAY smoother than Skype, IMHO.

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GuitarMunky
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Quote by axemanchris
What are people's experiences in terms of:

Latency: ie. playing something together between teacher and student?

Tone: can you help a person with their tone given the audio quality of Skype?

Other platforms: chatting with people over Google+ is WAY smoother than Skype, IMHO.

CT


I've been teaching over Skype for the last 2 years @ DBGuitarLessons

My experiences is:

Latency...... you really can't jam together.

tone..... yes you can help a person with their tone

Compared to other chat programs I would say Skype is great, and more or less equally smooth.

I would recommend Skype lessons with a good teacher to anyone other than a very young absolute beginner. Teen & adult beginners are no problem.

It's pretty much the same thing as taking a lesson at a music store or a teachers house, except its much more convenient.
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Last edited by GuitarMunky at Aug 27, 2012,
briankeenan
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#7
Hi guys

I'm a professional teacher in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I looking at the feasibility of Skype lessons. Would any of you be interested in being a 'guinea pig' for me and get a lesson for free. You can find me performing on YouTube by searching 'Brian Keenan guitar' or visit my website at www.briankeenanguitarcentre.co.uk and email me from there.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Brian