I’ve been meaning to tell you folks about Jim Lill since I started this blog, and today’s the day. Jim is a guitar player. He specializes in country but he can play in any genre, and best of all, he will show you how to do the same.
Jim’s not just a top-notch guitarist and teacher; he’s also a great example of how to create and grow a musical presence and business on the Internet. I first noticed his YouTube channel when it was mentioned in Guitar Player, and then learned that Jim gave a free video lesson every week! Each one combines good humor with solid information. Is there anyone who doesn’t like the combination of high-quality and FREE? So this was the perfect way to get noticed at first, and I suggest that you all head to Jim’s home page and sign up for these free lessons.
Jim has since expanded to Instagram, where he posts a lick a day (with TAB) and now onto Patreon, where you can get more advanced stuff in return for a fee (you choose the level at which you want to participate and support him).
Because we have so many readers from Just Jazz Guitar I thought I’d link to one of Jim’s shorter videos on How to Fake Jazz Guitar. He also shows you how to fake most other styles, how to improve your harmonic vocabulary, gain speed in your playing, use pedals effectively, and much, much more. These are all short, no-nonsense videos that get right to the point and teach you something useful that you can use right now! Check out Jim Lill today.