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When Guitar Hero® addicts are ready to progress from being passive players to active music-makers, they now have a new way to learn: GuitarInstructor.com , a one-stop-shop for the best guitar lessons on the web. Just launched on December 19, GuitarInstructor.com is the ultimate online destination for learning to play guitar in all styles, beginner to pro.

GuitarInstructor.com offers professionally filmed and easy to follow video lessons and video songs ($1.99 per download) along with song transcriptions and audio tracks ($.99 per download). iPod and YouTube fans will appreciate how easy it is to navigate the site and browse thousands of downloadable lessons and songs. GuitarInstructor.com pays attention to all the details: the lighting and sound of the videos is impeccable and the visually appealing layout is easy-to-navigate. Instructors include top-shelf players who provide clear explanations and examples of concepts to help demystify the instrument and break down song parts.

Major features of GuitarInstructor.com include legal, artist-approved tabs, a popular transcription system that makes it easy to learn where to place one's fingers. The site offers more than 6,000 songs - including The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Van Halen, Nirvana and the Red Hot Chili Peppers - for download and/or print-out. Video songs feature introductory tips from the instructor, a split screen shot of the instructor's hands and a scrolling tab that follows each measure. A wide selection of audio backing tracks lets users play along with their favorite tunes and better grasp the guitar's role in a particular song.

"Many guitar lesson sites are cluttered and it can be difficult to find exactly what you're looking for, which leads to frustration," said Jeff Schroedl, vice president Pop & Standard Publications at Hal Leonard Corp. "Now, there's no reason why the guitar should be gathering dust because we've made it so easy and cost-effective to learn."

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