At first glance, GuitarHotshot.com appears to be just another online video guitar membership website. In reality however, Guitar Hotshot is a reincarnation of a widely-known guitar lesson scam known as Music Master Pro, which we’ve reviewed here before.
Guitar Hotshot was created and taught by guitarist scam artist Jamie Lewis, (also known as Jay Dynasty on MusicMasterPro.com) who allegedly is a professional guitar teacher and recording artist in New York, NY.
Essentially, not much has changed from the Music Master Pro days. The "good" news is that there are 15 additional videos in the member's area. The bad news is that they still look like a complete amateur filmed them with a wobbly webcam. The audio is still terrible, and the video clips typically run between only 2 and 4 minutes long.
Now what about the actual lesson content? Well, most of the videos go something like this: “See me play this cool lick? Now go ahead and try to figure it out. Good luck.” Being completely honest, we can’t really see Jamie Lewis as a bona fide guitar teacher, as his lesson material and teaching techniques are absolutely awful.
Oh, and you know where they say on the homepage that you can download the videos from the member's area? When we tried to download the lessons to our PC, we were told that in order to do that, we’d have to “upgrade” our membership for another $20 so we could watch the videos offline. Can anyone say "bait and switch"?
Just for kicks, we’ll address a few more promises Guitar Hotshot makes on their sale page:
- Promise: "Access to “Over 10,000 counted riffs, solos, scales and licks” – This “ultimate resource” is nowhere to found on GuitarHotshots.com.
- Promise: “Become a master of music theory” – Call me a skeptic, but how in the world am I supposed to become a music theory “Master” when all that's provide is a introductory 12-page document on the topic?
- Promise: Access to an “Extensive library of every scale, chord, arpeggio and groove known to man” – Hmmm… that actually sounds more like something you’d find in a REAL guitar lesson site, because it's not here...
- Promise: “Learn to play guitar in every style imaginable: Rock, Metal, Classical, Jazz, Fusion, Latin, Folk, Country and more!” – In the introductory video, Jamie Lewis promises that GuitarHotshot.com will be bringing in more diversified guitar talent to teach different genres of guitar. That hasn’t happened yet.
When we tried to download the lessons to our PC, we were told that in order to do that, we’d have to “upgrade” our membership for another $20 so we could watch the videos offline.
- Promise: “52 video lessons” – There are only 32 extremely short flash video clips which can hardly be called "lessons". I’m just wondering if this is a case of not being able to tell a “5” from a “3” or just false advertising. We’ll go with the latter.
- Promise: “40 Hours of Intensive Guitar Lessons on Video” – Turns out that not only is there not anywhere close to 40 hours of video on GuitarHotshot.com, but you can’t even download the video lessons without coughing up an extra $19.95.
There are plenty more issues we could take Guitar Hotshot to task on, but we don’t think there’s any point to discuss the program further. It’s just unfortunate that websites like these give legitimate online guitar courses a bad rap.
The payment processor Guitar Hotshots uses is Clickbank, which means that if you were unfortunate enough to have purchased this course, you have up to 60-days to apply for a refund. Don’t ask GuitarHotShot.com for the refund, as they will not get back to you, but instead apply directly here.
Guitar Hotshot is a perfect example of an online guitar lesson scam. Avoid these types of sites like the plague. If you're looking for low-cost guitar lessons for beginners, we would highly recommend that you check out our review of Jamplay, which is our overall #1 guitar lesson pick, and the best in its category and price range.Official Guitar Hotshot Website
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