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Welcome to Our Video Courses!

Our online video music courses are a very efficient and cost-effective way to learn new musical skills, or advance your progress. While it’s true that there are a lot of videos available out there, most online guitar and ukulele programs have no comprehensive curriculum in place and do not offer a concise presentation of the material. Our unique and all-inclusive courses are thoughtfully designed to give you the fundamental building blocks required to succeed and excel on your instrument of choice, wherever and whenever you want!

You’ll be impressed with our high-quality videos and the teaching style of your instructor, Michael Violette. Watch and play along as Michael shows you the basics, like how to hold the guitar or ukulele and strum the strings, as well as more advanced techniques, like changing chords and improvising your own riffs and solos. Each lesson includes clear camera angles, zoom-in features, sheet music, and backing tracks.

You can revisit each lesson in a course as many times as you need, and practice with or without the videos on your own schedule. When you’re ready, all you have to do is click the button to go on to the next lesson. Michael’s instruction is straight-forward and easy to understand–suitable for students of all ages!

Available Courses

Update May 2020: Our Blues ‘N Clues series is launching soon! Please watch this space for more announcements very shortly.

We currently have Pure Beginner Courses for both guitar and ukulele. There is a Pure Beginner Banjo Course in the works, along with more advanced courses for the guitar and ukulele. We also plan on expanding into other instruments in the future!

Our videos are hosted on Vimeo, which means the quality of both the video and audio is very good. This isn’t a subscription so once you pay for the course you want, you will have access to the whole thing, forever!

So no matter your age, ability level, or location, you’re in good hands with String Sound Studios Video Lessons. Click the links below and get started today!

**Not sure you want to buy a full course just yet? Check out our live streams, where Michael shares some of the same methods and techniques in a live and interactive setting! We typically host them on Friday and Saturday evenings, but our previous streams are archived in this convenient playlist. Stay tuned for fun songs in multiple styles!

About the Teacher

Our founder and president, Michael Violette, has taught thousands of students over the course of his 30-year teaching career. He is well-versed in multiple styles and techniques, including rock, jazz, blues, and country, and brings this wealth of knowledge to his online lesson series. Read more about Michael by clicking here!

NEW: Our Beginner Blues Guitar Course!

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Professionally designed with the novice guitar player in mind, this awesome course will teach you the basics of the blues genre. And it’s a great followup to our Pure Beginner Guitar Course!

Included with the Beginner Blues Guitar Course:

  • Play Along Backing Tracks – in both Video and downloadable MP3 format
  • Sheet Music – in downloadable PDF format

This course also covers strum patterns, capos, double stops, and more! Each lesson contains zoom in features so you can make sense of all the riffs and chords.

NEW: Our Midway Blues Guitar Course!

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Ready to really get your chops flowing? The tailored curriculum of this course specializes in soloing techniques and is the perfect followup to our Beginner Blues Guitar Course!

Included with the Midway Blues Guitar Course:

  • Play Along Backing Tracks – in both Video and downloadable MP3 format
  • Sheet Music – in downloadable PDF format

This course also covers slides, hammer ons, pull offs, blue notes, and proper fretboard movement. Each lesson uses our famous zoom in feature so you can get a look at all the intricacies of that fretting hand.

Start learning now with my Pure Beginner Guitar Course!

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Start learning now with my Pure Beginner Ukulele Course!

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