Online Guitarist Community and Peer Learning

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What is Peer Learning and Why is it Important?

Peer learning can be defined as 'students learning from and with each other in both formal and informal ways'. Here the emphasis is on the learning process, including the emotional support that learners offer each other, as much as the learning task itself.

For example, research study from Stanford University (https://tomprof.stanford.edu/posting/418) concluded that students learn best from each other.

At Guitar Hacks students, we are responsible for our own success, but we also have a hand in the success of our fellow students. Through peer-to-peer teaching, students are encouraged to communicate with each other, set goals, and hold each other accountable for the success of the group.

Benefits of peer-to-peer learning include:

  • Direct interaction with other students to promote active learning.
  • Peer teachers will reinforce their own knowledge by instructing others.
  • Peer accountability and community results in reduced dropout rate.
  • Students are more comfortable and open interacting with each other.

Online Guitarist Community and Peer Learning:

The Guitar Hacks online community includes many diverse profiles from all other the world. Thanks to the internet, it is not limited in size, and as such, can grow considerably.

One of the ways we can use peer learning to support other students online at Guitar Hacks is by posting in the comments section under individual lessons and courses.

To maximize your progress and maintain momentum with your practice, do not hesitate to communicate with Kiko and other students by:

  • Reporting any bug, typo or mistake in the video, text or tabs.
  • Asking for clarification on anything you’re having difficulty with or are unclear of.
  • Asking for help if you're feeling frustrated or stuck on a passage or lesson.
  • Sharing your successes and progress openly.
  • Proposing course improvements, ideas or variations on exercises.

Comment levels and rewards for active community members:

You can notice in all comment sections that username of commenters have a badge next to them to show their rank in this ladder:

They are two ways to advance:

  • Post comments to earn points toward becoming Student, Strummer, Rock Star, Shredder and Guitar God badges in that order.
  • Receive upvotes from other users to earn Garage Band, Opening Act and Main Act badges.

The Challenge:

Picking up where we left off after our fir​st community contest in January, we're opening another challenge since we believe so much in Peer Learning!

We're offering Kiko's Complete Guitar Workout Package for free* to the first  3 players to earn the Shredder or Opening Act badges by March 1st 2020!

(* Fee reimbursement if already purchased.)

(* Approved comments only, moderated comments do not count.)

  • Roy Roy says:

    Excellent lesson as usual

  • just watched coffee with ola thank you for info on site

  • Kamil Kisiel Kamil Kisiel says:

    Really interesting approach for a lesson site, quite different from others I’ve seen!

  • Always spreading the knowledge I have to help other guitarists improve their playing! We’re just one giant family and I look forward to interacting with everyone here 🙂

  • Tracy Tracy says:

    Something I’ve definitely had issues with over time. I’ve never had a good practice plan. Always just a “let’s dunk with the guitar for an hour or two”.

  • Tracy Tracy says:

    Also here direct from “Coffee with Ola”

  • Mikki Rousi Mikki Rousi says:

    Just bought in! This course is something I’ve been looking for. Thanks to Ola’s covfefe moments.

  • Brad Hill Brad Hill says:

    Hi kiko

    I hope you & your family are well.

    I’m already learning an incredible amount…thank you.

    I was wondering if you could share your thoughts/advice on guitar tones. How you approach cleans, rhythms & leads including FX, gain, mids etc.
    Would it be possible to go through everything from the guitar…why you choose the timber & pickups, the cable you use, any FX & how you dial those in, the amps & their settings, the guitar cabs & speakers etc.
    I hope I’m not asking too much…I understand the fingers play a massive role in our tone, I’m hoping to pick up some great tips on things i could do to fine tune my sound.

    Thank you Kindly

  • Hi! I am here because I am a Megadeth fan since I was a teenager. Recently I started to listen to Kikos solomusic and felt really inspired. After dedicating the last 32 years classical guitar studiesm, and leaving the electric behind for the las 20 I now want to play electric guitar at a descent level. The course is really well structered and I look forward to progress with you.

  • Just saw Coffee with Ola and I can’t wait to try this

  • Is there a main forum/message board for members or is it all on each lesson page?

  • tension nylon versus electric tension help

  • Pete Pete says:

    I really like how you break up your practice time into specific times segments…very practical!

  • What’s the best way to memorize the notes for each fret and to understand the theory behind scales?

  • The interactive nature of this course is great. Its refreshing knowing that others are working right alongside me to accomplish improving as a goal.

  • Rich5150 Rich5150 says:

    Came here from the Ola Video as well

  • Cesar Neyra Cesar Neyra says:

    Hi Kiko,
    Im new to the site but a fan of yours since Angel´s Cry came out back in 93. I just check your lesson on Structured practice and i think your aproach makes a lot of sense. I´ll work on this for the next few weeks and i´ll let you know how it went…Take Care Man

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