Words to Live By: Learn To Play Guitar
Here is a list of the best websites we found containing FREE information and instructions to help you along your musical career path.
You may find a cushy job and I hope that you go far
But if you really want to taste some cool success
You better learn to play guitar… ~JCM
- Justin Guitar – One of the most popular website to learn playing on a guitar.
- Zebra Keys – Over 50 free lessons for learning piano.
- Teoría – Learn Music Theory. Hundreds of tutorials, exercises and articles available.
- Study Bass – Lot of bass lessons in one place.
- How To Play Piano – Dozens of interactive lessons to learn piano.
- Ultimate Guitar – 800,000 songs catalog with free chords, guitar tabs, bass tabs and much more.
- Music Theory – Interactive way to learn music theory.
- The Ukulele Site – Ukulele video lessons for beginners.
Hone your craft, love what you do, and success will find you.
Mellencamp was a rebellious teenager, and had trouble with the law. He formed his first band at the age of 14, and continued to play throughout his teens. When he was 17, he eloped with Pricilla Esterline, his pregnant girlfriend. He was supporting his family by working a series of blue-collar jobs. At 24, he moved to New York City and made his break into the music industry.
Mellencamp did not allow his music to be used in commercials until making a deal with Chevrolet in 2006 to use his song “Our Country” in an advertising campaign. Mellencamp’s reasoning was that music industry consolidation had forced quality songs off the airwaves, and using songs in commercials would be the best way to reach an audience. Considering the state of the industry today, Mellencamp was a visionary.