is a detailed explanation of the HotFrets site and unique
offering to the Internet community. To view a movie with
the same information click
Are you frustrated with traditional methods of guitar
instruction- Tablature Books that don't show the fingerboard
with no accompanying sound. Video, where there's no interaction
other than stopping and rewinding? Are you frustrated
with the pace of your learning? Too fast, too slow? When
you spend $25 on a tablature book, do you feel you've
gotten your money's worth? When it comes down to it, isn't
what we're all looking for just a simple, efficient way
to learn? That's what HotFrets is all about - finding
effective solutions that help guitarists at all levels
to expand and develop their skills. We at HotFrets continue
to work towards providing comprehensive solutions for
the expanding guitarist. Rather than just TAB and a sound-file,
our tutorials bring you a complete learning system.
HOTFRETS TUTORIAL SCREEN-
At the core of HotFrets' learning system is our tutorial
interface. The HotFrets interface is totally interactive.
You hear it, see it and control it. Click the AUDITION
button to review or listen to the lesson you're about
to learn in its entirety. Then use the NEXT button or
the SPACEBAR to move ONE FINGERING AT A TIME! Tablature
and an occasional detached audio file only gives you part
of the picture. The HotFrets system gives you the notation,
the tablature, the fingering on a fretboard diagram, the
sound, and right hand fingerings all on one screen. Furthermore
the presentation of the notation, TAB and Fretboard Diagrams
help to reinforce their association with each other. In
addition, each component is synchronized with the audio.
We're working on a way to download the information directly
to your brain but in the meantime, this is as good as
it gets. But we don't stop there.
Not only is each tutorial peppered with valuable TIPS,
but also, above each tutorial window is a set of additional
learning aids. The PRACTICE button opens a screen that
plays a looping background track, which allows you to
play along and practice your lesson. The HANDS Button
provides you with a split-screen view of the Left and
Right Hands, to show the technique and placement of each
hand. The NOTATION button gives you full-screen TAB/Notation
accompanied by midi-playback and a slider to control the
tempo of playback. The INFO button offers more detailed
information about the music-theory behind the lesson,
and the HELP button is to answer any questions you might
have about how to use the tutorial.
Beyond our great tutorials, we offer additional great
features such as a GUITAR TIPS
on everything from playing tips to setting the intonation
on your guitar.
check out the FEATURED
PLAYER section where we'll feature various guitarists
CHORD-FINDER is a handy
little tool that helps you to find all sorts of fingerings
for many different chords. The HotFrets
ARPEGGIATOR is a very cool tool that shows you where
ALL the notes are located across the ENTIRE NECK of
the guitar for EVERY CHORD you can imagine!
GUITAR THEORY area goes beyond the basics. Beginners
and advanced users alike will find this area useful.
We'll address songwriting, why certain chords work well
together and much more.
if you sign up for the HOTFRETS
NEWSLETTER, we'll bring you current information
on all things guitar such as practice tips & great
deals on new gear.
but not least, every member gets significant discounts
on all books in the HotFrets
The bottom line is that the HotFrets guitar learning system
can result in less frustration because of its efficiency.
You'll spend less time trying to interpret the method
and more time actually learning to play your guitar. This
will substantially reduce the frustration factor inherent
in developing your guitar skills. And since you'll enjoy
the process more, you'll find yourself practicing more
and in the end learning more quickly.
it free by signing up for a Trial Membership at
no obligation. If you'd
like to join our community just click here or on
the orange "Sign-Up" button at the top of
your screen. At HotFrets we're committed to staying
at the leading edge of Web technology to bring you the
highest quality guitar instruction and more. We certainly
hope you'll join us so that you can become a part of
a growing community of guitarists who understand that,
"The more you learn, the easier it is to learn