There are tons of guitar related websites on the internet. I found that very few have content easy to understand, nicely organised and worth checking out. Today I made a list of 10 useful sites that I found very interesting, educational and easy to navigate. Most of them have free content so I hope you will enjoy your time when you visit them.
Mr. Fastfinger takes you through a very interesting adventure where you battle deamons and other creatures with your guitar. The site is like a game, done in flash, where you shred using your keyboard, practice scales, jam on the mountain... I spent a whole hour on this site.
Andy Veil is really talented web designer/programer and guitarist. This site is an extremely helpful tool if you want to recap your knowlege in music theory. There are tools for practicing scales, chords, intervals, ear training... Live4guitar uses these tools on L4g site. The program counts how many right or wrong answers you have so it can be heplful for music theory training if you're about to enroll a music school. Check Andy's playing on YouTube as well.
Justin Sandercoe is a London based guitarist, songwriter, performer, producer and educator. As of Feb 2010 his YouTube instructional videos have been watched over 60,000,000 times and the web site receives well over 750,000 unique visitors a month. There are tons of free lessons and other useful content worth checking out.
This is a great tool if you need some accompanying music for your solos and don't have time to make your own backing track. Just fill the blank boxes with chords, pick an instrument, set your tempo and you're ready to rock. You can play up to 8 tracks at the same time and chose from various styles and grooves played by many sampled instruments. Everything can be done in less than a minute. If you subscribe you can also save/open your tracks and share them.
Kristofer Dahl has managed to make a huge guitar lesson database on his website. With over 2000 lessons and about 50 instructors there is surely something for everybody. The site is quite well organised. There is a player in which you can stream the whole video lesson for free plus one slow video part of the lesson. For other features such as: tabs, backing tracks and more you need to subscribe. Their forum is also a cool place for guitarists where they organise many collaborations, competitions, virtual bands etc...
Very useful website where you can easily find a chord shapes, scale shapes or even tune your guitar in 8 different tunings. Simple to use with a catchy graphics. Definitely recomended for a quick chord/scale check.
An awesome blog for musicians from Envato family of sites. You can find tons of useful material nicely written and organised. It's not only guitar oriented but every musician can benefit from their articles. As of today, there are 871 article in the database about recording, reviews, workshops and many useful tips and tricks for everybody. Highly recommended.
If you thought you knew how to do this then check this site out. I was shocked when I saw how many different types of tunning exist and they are all explained in a very detailed way with text and pictures. You can learn about tuning metods and tips and a whole lot of other stuff related to this topic. There is also a well structured guitar lesson section as well as the great looking tuner done in flash.
I have always wanted to jam online with friends with no sound delay. Skype and similar software were not much of a help as the sound is sometimes late for a second or more. This tool solves all those issues. It is a desktop application which you need to download and install. You can try it free for 30 days and jam with 3 other friends wherever they are on the planet. If you don't believe it, check out video on their site how Def Leppard's Phil Collen jams with two other guys online.
As you can guess from the title, here you can learn so much for free. You will have to pay for more quality material but the free stuff is also great. Lessons are well organised and easy to navigate. Most of them have a video example and a tab.