Whether you’re an enthusiast learning an instrument or a professional adding a new one to your repertoire, a plethora of online and cloud-based resources are available for stepping up your music game.
The following are the top cloud and online resources for learning a musical instrument—whether you’re a classical/jazz enthusiast or aspiring pop star.
Guitartricks.com is one of the most popular web resources for learning how to lay the guitar.. It has a comprehensive library of over 11,000 lessons and over 600+ songs, featuring top-notch instructors from all over the world.
Another highly popular website for learning guitar, Jamorama offers lessons tailored to the budding guitarist.
Guitar Noise presents users with a myriad of learning materials—from forums to instruction—for helping to get up to speed quickly with the guitar.
Virtual Drumming not only allows you to play a Flash-based kit alongside virtual lessons, it will also play the lesson score, allowing beginners to practice reading drum sheet music.
Beginning guitarists have Guitar Tricks.com; budding pianists have flowkey. This website plays a video clip demonstrating what keys to press, where to position your fingers fingers, and how to play the notes in the piece. Each lesson is custom-tailored based on the learner’s age and skill level. Additionally, flowkey has partnered with Yamaha to to bring its system to students—owners of Yamaha pianos get flowkey Premium for free.
Established in 1994, this website offers online piano instruction for all ages and skill levels. Since its inception, PianoNanny has won many awards and has been featured on the NBC Nightly News (1998) and CNN (1997).
CelloOnline is a popular resource for beginning and intermediate cellists to brush up their skills.
From the developers of CelloOnline.com, ViolaOnline.com is also geared towards beginning and intermediate Violists looking to hone their skills.
This website offers lessons through its community of bass players and the sharing of files, from videos to tablature.
LearningSaxophoneOnline offers traditional lessons in the online world. After all, learning the tradition is the first step towards virtuosity. This website also helps band directors deal with the challenges they face when they teach their members. Not only that it helps parents also discover lesson that are easy on the budget
BeginningSax.com takes a modern, multifaceted approach to teaching the Saxophone. The website features free sax lessons enhanced by both video and sheet music PDFs.
An instrument lesson bible of sorts, this website offers instruction for just about all instruments and genres—from piano to banjo, classical to jazz. Plus, it features a roster of renowned performer/educators in the music world.