The leader of a one-man band usually has calloused fingers from holding down guitar strings and snapping out his own drum solos. Take up your own instrument with this Groupon.
$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons ($108 Value)
For one year, you'll have complete access to high-quality lesson videos that you can watch at your own pace on your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Tailor your own lesson plan by starting at a beginner or intermediate level, or choosing lessons that focus solely on specific techniques or songs, including pop hits such as Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," metal staples such as "Enter Sandman" by Metallica, and classics such as Eric Clapton's "Layla." Other site features include study materials you can practice on your own, tabs to popular songs, ear-training exercises, jam tracks, and quiz material.
Center Stage Guitar Academy
With more than 20 years of tenure in the music industry—including experience teaching, recording, and touring with bands such as Blessid Union of Souls—Bryan Billhimer knows how to shred. In his latest venture, Center Stage Guitar Academy, he's converted his knowledge into easy-to-follow, high-quality lesson videos designed to let students master the guitar at their own paces.
Shot from multiple angles, the videos feature split-screen footage for ease of comprehension. With instruction broken down into over 500 lessons with new ones added each month, students can start with basic strumming and fingerpicking techniques, building up the motor skills and hand dexterity needed to tackle subsequent lessons in barre chords, 12-bar blues, and improvisation. Students are welcome to design their own lesson plans based around skills (including music theory), or genres of music, such as country, blues, rock, classical, pop, and pop rock, which must never be mixed with Diet Coke.