-The electronic ring of a Skype call is music to Jeff Feldman's ears.
It signifies his guitar lesson is about to begin.
How you doing today buddy?
-I'm doing good.
How are you doing?
-Already an accomplished guitar player and instructor, San Francisco-base Feldman wanted to learn the finger style of playing.
One that national Tennessee-based Lance Allen has perfected.
So after lending an ear to Allen's collection of Youtube videos, the two have connected over Skype for lessons.
-'Cause I'm gonna have to do thumb, thumb, first.
-So thumb, thumb, first.
-Technology is so good right now.
Just with my built-in camera and microphone from my computer, I can see exactly what his hands are doing and he can see what I'm doing.
-[unk] first finger come down to the B.
-Roughly half of Allen's 50 guitar students take lessons over Skype.
charges them $120 for four Skype lessons, $20 more than in person lessons.
But he says that extra fee is for additional materials.
-[unk] and then-- What I do for my Skype lessons in all my Skype students is I, after a lesson I'll do a video recap of the lesson and I'll put it in a dropbox.
-And for students taking a lesson over the computer allows you to record the conversation for additional help at a later time.
-That is something that is an extra value that you don't get in normal guitar lessons without having, you know, a camera setup and everything which nobody does.
-With everyone singing the praises of this high-tech teaching method, I decided to give it a try.
It's like 1, 2, 3--.
Although advanced players complain that remote lessons make it hard to jam together, I saw the benefits.
They're easy, convenient and still of high quality.
-Yes, that's pretty good.
-Just don't expect to see me strumming my Uke on a beach at sunset anytime soon.
In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi cnet.com for CBS News.
-Yeah, that's pretty good though.
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