Glad I found guitarjamz.com 08 July 2013 Reviewer: Mrdutchy from The Netherlands
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** Teaching effectiveness **
Marty tells you where to fret your guitar and shows it slow enough to see. Occasionally you will need to rewind.
The method works and it's fun. It doesn't focus on theory. It follows a learning by doing approach. This is one of the reasons I had good progress with it over the last 7 months.
Marty Schwartz teaches most of the guitarjamz.com video's himself. There are some guest lessons by Papastache and Tony Brucco (like 10%).
Marty's style is fun to watch. He often makes a joke to lighten it up. The DVD's and video's on the premium site teach the same way Marty does on Youtube. If that works for you this will too. Guitarjamz is way better than the last course I followed (which was L&M Guitar, not recommended).
** Styles **
If you're into rock and blues this will be right up your alley. If you're primarily into hardrock it's a bit lacking. For heavy metal you'd need to find material elsewhere.
** Format **
Most of it is video explanation without tabs or written material. Some video's are jamtrack style. You can solo along while Marty plays a few minutes of rhythm.
A few jamtracks are downloadable as mp3 for members and there's a downloadable chord/scale PDF ebook.
** Ease of use **
The site works perfectly on a PC or laptop. On a tablet or phone the site navigation could use some work.
The site has nice features which show which video's you've watched and how often and if you flagged it as completed etc.
The site also has some bugs. The commenting system didn't work for me but I didn't care really. I would have liked a forum though. Some interaction with a community would definitely add value for me.
** Value for money **
It is a bit pricy but it does offer a lot. Sometimes there are good value promotions (for email subscribers). I bought the Rock & Blues Rhythm Revolution DVD set when it was offered with a year of guitarjamz.com premium membership.
In summary, I would recommend Guitar Jamz to a friend.