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TL;DR: As of May 13, the PCMag Shop is offering a massive discount on Udemy’s Complete Guitar System class — it’s normally $199.99, but you can enroll today for a mere $9.99 (a 95% savings).

This just in: No one’s obligated to pick up a new hobby or tackle a huge project if they’re stuck at home. While it’s (probably) true that William Shakespeare wrote King Lear while he was in quarantine from the bubonic plague, as people on Twitter were so kind to point out in the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s dumb and unfair to measure your self-worth by your productivity during a freaking global pandemic.

That being said, it’s not an entirely awful idea to pursue a new skill while you have the time, since boredom is going to kick in eventually. If you’re interested in learning how to play the guitar, signing up for a cheap, self-paced online course is a low-pressure way to get started. Conveniently, the PCMag Shop (which is owned by Mashable’s publisher, Ziff Davis) is currently running a deal where you can sign up for Udemy’s Complete Guitar System class for just $9.99, which is a fraction of its usual price of $199.99.

Led by Erich Andreas, a guitar player/teacher with nearly three decades of experience, Complete Guitar System aims to turn its students into skilled musicians in as little time as possible. Its step-by-step lessons cover techniques like chord transitioning, strumming, fretting, picking, and fingerpicking across almost 35 hours of video instruction, with over 150 downloadable resources available for additional learning at any time.

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The best part about Andreas’ class? You don’t need a lick of prior experience with music theory or training to enroll — just a guitar and a willingness to practice. Here’s what Udemy student Ana P Rosales had to say about the Complete Guitar System experience in her five-star review:

“I took two guitar semesters in college many years ago! It was a good class. I stayed as a beginner, mainly because I stopped practicing. However, this class helps in a whole different way because Erich takes his time narrowing down the basics. It’s tedious but imperative. He’s honest and considerate in his teaching. Erich is also very creative in coming up with different ways to help all types of students. I love the class. It feels like I have a personal teacher right in my living room. :)”

Hit the blue button below to sign up today for only $9.99.

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