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Hey guys one of the things i'm working on at the moment is an online business specialising in guitar lessons. It will have to be world class and offer services and an education in guitar that you can find NOWHERE ELSE as the aim of this business is to radically improve the levels of thousands of guitarists throughout the world. So, all guitarists out there, when searching the web for a site specialising in guitar lessons, what kind of teaching products/services would you be hoping to find? In other words, what things would make you gravitate to a site offering an education in guitar playing over all those other sites?
#2
I think most people would be best served by an in-person instructor, if they are paying for lessons. I'm not sure people really search for lessons per se, so much as information. There's only so much you can communicate in two dimensions.

If you just want to make money I'm sure you can find contributors and put up a bunch of random lessons and articles and charge for access... or get enough advertisers that you don't need to charge (which is a pretty obnoxious experience for the site's visitors).

There are a ton of sites with random information, likely a good many that have well-organized information, and a handful that provide a curricular approach from a licensed/experienced instructor. What would you hope to do differently or better than any of those?
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In other words, what things would make you gravitate to a site offering an education in guitar playing over all those other sites?


Free content. If I'd pay for education I'd want it to be proper, one on one lessons and classes. There's enough free material on the internet right now that I don't feel a need to pay for an online education. That's just my personal opinion, but that is what you asked, right?

Just for the sake of discussion, the thing that would make a site stand out for me would be in-depth, thorough lessons that have a lot of concrete information, instead of the "7 things that make you a better guitar player" style articles. So list articles and blatant noncontent like "how to score chicks with the guitar" are an instant red flag for me. I'd read a 5 page essay on theory over watching a 5 minute infomercial about cool guitar tricks any day.
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Quote by ChrisFailla
Hey guys one of the things i'm working on at the moment is an online business specialising in guitar lessons. It will have to be world class and offer services and an education in guitar that you can find NOWHERE ELSE as the aim of this business is to radically improve the levels of thousands of guitarists throughout the world. So, all guitarists out there, when searching the web for a site specialising in guitar lessons, what kind of teaching products/services would you be hoping to find? In other words, what things would make you gravitate to a site offering an education in guitar playing over all those other sites?



This is a great idea. Have you defined and decided what it is that you have to offer that you've been been able to identify as things that no one else does? I think part of moving forward, is to have a reason, a sense of who you are and what you bring to the table, rather than become a "me too" website.

I'd say that I haven't seen many sites that actually go into the why's behind the music - they just teach you songs, licks and chords etc, but no context, harmonic analysis, breaking down musical idioms, etc.

Good luck with your ambitions!

Best,

Sean
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Quote by ChrisFailla
Hey guys one of the things i'm working on at the moment is an online business specialising in guitar lessons. It will have to be world class and offer services and an education in guitar that you can find NOWHERE ELSE as the aim of this business is to radically improve the levels of thousands of guitarists throughout the world. So, all guitarists out there, when searching the web for a site specialising in guitar lessons, what kind of teaching products/services would you be hoping to find? In other words, what things would make you gravitate to a site offering an education in guitar playing over all those other sites?


Chris,

My company, MusicIncite Ltd, has been working towards these goals for several years now. We are launching around Q3 this year with a product line and learning platform, called emuso(TM). No web presence just yet.

The content (lessons) is only one part of a myriad of things to sort out to have a chance of making a difference. Be glad to share some pointers with you, which may help.

I doubt very much the forum would be interested in the business stuff so feel free to PM me
#6
I can't imagine with all of the free stuff already available on various sites and YouTube and DVDs that there is a market for another internet based service with no live one on one. Good luck but I don't see it.
Yes I am guitarded also, nice to meet you.
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#7
The purpose of this forum is not for advertising commercial product nor is it for market research. Closed.
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