As people find themselves with more free time at home as they practice social distancing and adhere to stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus pandemic, they’re searching for ways to occupy their time. At a certain point, you’re bound to have made it through all the Netflix content you’ve been meaning to watch and then some.
If you’ve thought about using the extra downtime inside to pick up a new skill, consider learning how to play a musical instrument. Fender is now offering free online ukelele and guitar lessons to 100,000 people!
When you finally get to see your friends again, they’ll be amazed that you emerged a rock star — or at least able to serenade them with a simple song.
The offer is good for the first 100,000 people who sign up for Fender Play and includes three months of free virtual lessons. You can learn on your phone, computer or tablet, and you can practice at the time and place that works for you. Get a code here to redeem the offer. It will expire when 100,000 redemptions are claimed or by April 20, 2020, whichever comes first, and it’s only available to new subscribers to Play.
The lessons usually cost $9.99 per month or $89.99 annually, so this is a great deal!
Fender Play helps students learn to play guitar, bass and ukulele through video lessons featuring popular songs, including from artists such as Led Zeppelin, Green Day, Ed Sheeran, Sia and Shawn Mendes.
Check out this video posted to Fender’s Instagram, which shows instructor Fender Play instructor Scott Goldbaum demonstrating a legato warmup:
“We’re all going to be spending more time inside so we might as well make some noise,” the company said in a statement. “With everything happening in the world, music has the power to connect us. We want to do our part to see you through.”
During these difficult times, we all need coping mechanisms to manage stress, and research has shown that playing an instrument is linked with decreased heart rate and lower blood pressure as well as a boost to the immune system and brain development.