FretHub is a simple, clear and easy to navigate site designed to make learning guitar online a more pleasurable and rewarding experience for players of all abilities.
The idea for FretHub came about following a conversation between Nick and Bobby about how intimidating and confusing it might be, learning the guitar in the ‘YouTube’ age. On the one hand, there’s far more information available than ever before, yet on the other, the sheer volume of websites filled with clutter and hard-sell can make learning seem like a daunting prospect.
So, we set out to create the kind of website that WE would like to use, with a clean and user-friendly interface that gets straight to the point and is packed full of all of the information you need. We won’t ever try to sell you anything extra. Our members have full access to EVERYTHING on the site. We hope you like it!
How To Use The Site
Our video player is set up to include everything you should need while you’re watching our video lessons. In addition to the controls you’d expect to find on any standard video player (play/pause, mute, fullscreen view and volume control), we have a “scrubber” that makes it easy for you to move forwards and backwards within each video. There’s also a handy pair of controls at the very bottom, to enable you to navigate to the previous or next lesson within the same module.
To help you stay in tune while you learn with us, there is a “Tuning Notes” video in the sidebar on the right of every lesson. You may encounter a few lessons that require a different tuning (such as the lessons in the Electric Slide Guitar module), but we always let you know in the lesson intro.
Some of our lessons feature a backing track that you can play in your browser as you work through them; you can also download them to your computer and play over them while you practice by yourself.
Please note: audio and video controls on mobile devices are limited to play/pause and timeline scrubber.
Where To Start
You can begin learning with FretHub, whatever your previous experience. Perhaps you’ve never before picked up a guitar, or have only been playing for a short time. Maybe you’ve been playing for several years and are already an accomplished player. Whichever stage you’ve reached in your playing, you’ll find plenty of lessons here to help you become the musician you’ve always wanted to be.
If you’re an absolute beginner, the first lesson in Level 1 will get you started from scratch. If you’ve already begun playing guitar, take some time to preview the many lessons on this site in order to gauge your current standard and join us where you feel comfortable.
Levels 1 to 10 were designed to serve as a foundation course for contemporary guitar. It’s a crash-course that we hope will get you playing well in a relatively short space of time, since we’ve cut out any unnecessary exercises and just kept the valuable stuff. Whether you’re into rock, metal, country, blues or jazz, the techniques and approaches presented in these lessons apply to all styles of modern music. We teach you all the essential chords, scales and techniques you need to be able to play in a band, write your own songs or to simply make good music at home. You don’t need to be able to read music to learn with FretHub and we’ve even cut out the need to read guitar Tab, since everything is explained thoroughly, in a note-for-note fashion.
Our Learning The Neck module will extend your knowledge of music theory and help you find your way around the fretboard in any musical situation.
Our Intermediate and Advanced modules will take your playing even further, giving you a comprehensive knowledge of the modal system as well as teaching you hundreds of exciting licks, lots of different soloing techniques, tricks and rhythm styles. These modules are ever expanding and we are filming new material for these sections all the time so keep an eye out for the new stuff!
With FretHub, you’re free to learn at your own pace, without the pressure you might get from a private tutor. Like most things in life, you get out what you put in – so regular practice will allow you to progress quicker. We’re always here to help and answer questions, but the one thing we can’t do is practice for you!
Pause and review the videos regularly. Our lessons vary in length, but don’t underestimate how much information you can learn from just a short clip. You could learn as much from a ten minute video lesson as you could from a one hour session with a private tutor, since a large proportion of any private lesson is usually spent going over the same information until your teacher is confident that you’ve got it.
Ultimately, learning any musical instrument should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience, so we hope you have as much fun learning from our videos as we do making them!Back to the top