Guitar Mojo Review:
Apparently, guitar mojo is a term used among
musicians to describe that mysterious force that takes a
musician above all the rest and allows him to impress the pants
off of any audience. All the blues greats like B.B. King, Stevie
Ray Vaughn, and Eric Clapton had this intangible power to rock
their crowds. Is it magic, or is it serious training and
commitment? It is difficult to answer that question, but it is
obvious that one guitar-learning program called Guitar Mojo is
definitely not the answer.
Even though this program takes it’s name from the overwhelming
and seemingly magical power of the great guitarists, there is
nothing magic about this course. It is an online web membership
service that requires you to pay in order to gain access to
lessons. It makes huge promises to teach you everything you need
to know about how to play the blues guitar just like the greats.
If playing like the greats means learning some canned
information that you could find anywhere else on the internet
for free, then Guitar Mojo will follow through on it’s promise.
A huge question that I had in perusing the web site was, who
came up with this? Most guitar training programs have a lot of
information about the author in order to persuade you that their
course is the absolute best for training you to play a rockin’
blues guitar. This site has absolutely no details about who
authored the program and why you should spend your hard earned
money to learn from their expertise. If I am going to put time
and money into an online guitar course, I want to know that it
is designed by someone who really knows what they are talking
about. The only name I could find on the website is from the
Webmaster of the site. It makes one wonder if a crafty computer
geek out there put together this site made up of various lessons
that he could find online.
The site claims that all the bonuses of the membership will
include important blues scales, common blues chords, how to
improvise, how to play by ear, techniques for acoustic blues,
instruction on turnarounds, and how to play slide guitar. These
are definitely important techniques to master if you want to
become a great blues guitar player. However, the presentation of
the information on Guitar Mojo will not get you far in your
quest to transcend the other amateur guitarists on your block.
Yes, there are lessons on these topics, but I found them very
unoriginal. I could get the exact same information online for
free with a little bit of searching, instead of paying for a
subscription to the web site.
In an effort to help you learn, the program includes audio
examples, blues tabs, mp3 jam tracks, video demonstrations and
detailed instructions. These also seem as if they are pulled
randomly from other sites and programs with very little
information about who is playing the examples or who came up
with these techniques. The audio examples are not very high
quality and the mp3 jam tracks are extremely difficult to
follow. The site is not very user friendly, as you have to click
pages between the audio examples and the explanation texts that
The price of Guitar Mojo does look appealing when you compare it
to some programs. They claim that there are other courses that
you could buy for hundreds of dollars, but this one is only $30
for a year subscription. Of course they don’t mention what the
cost will be after a year is up. And who is going to perfect a
real guitar mojo in just one year of practicing? One enticing
item to get you to subscribe is that if you sign up the first
day you log on to the site you will be able to get a lifetime
subscription for the $30 price of a year-long subscription.
Sounds tempting, but I found several postings on guitar forums
from users that had major issues with their supposed lifetime
subscription to the site. Why would you want to pay $30 for a
lifetime subscription to a site that doesn’t have a shred of
original information, anyway?
In closing, if you really want to be a great guitarist, you will
need to find some mojo magic. In order to develop that magic,
you will need to devote a great deal of time and energy into
practicing your craft so that it flows naturally from your soul.
However, no one I know has the level of commitment needed to
wade through this pile of poorly constructed and clichéd
lessons. If you are going to commit to becoming an awesome
guitarist, you should put your efforts toward learning from a
real expert and not some website created by people with no
musical background. The best course you will find to help you
get true mojo is called Learn and Master Guitar by Steve Krenz.
Read more about it here.
To your success,
...I'm off to
the Guitar Licks!