Hey, I’m Justin Johnson, and I love guitars! I have devoted my life to them from that first moment when, as a little boy, I picked up my mom’s beat-up old Stella with one rusty string. I've been hooked ever since. Playing guitar was the first job I ever had, and I’ve been playing professionally ever since. I’ve played thousands of shows in bars, theaters, concert halls, and festival stages around the world.
8 years ago, I sold everything I owned and moved into a tourbus in order to tour full time and devote every minute to music. While living on the road, I began posting videos online, and over the years, my online following has grown to over a million people.
I settled in Music City, Nashville TN, in order to devote even more time to the studio, recording new music for my fans and creating more instructional videos for those asking.
Four years ago, thanks to massive fan support through Kickstarter, I created an Instructional Series for 3-String and 4-String Guitar, which continues to sell all over the world. Since then, I’ve received thousands of requests for follow-up material on conventional 6-String Guitar, so I’ve decided it’s time to create a series of instruction for the 6-string, based on the hard-learned lessons, techniques, and secrets that have helped me overcome the biggest hurdles in my personal development on guitar.
I’ve learned a lot of lessons from those first days with the guitar… falling asleep playing it, bleeding with it, learning from mistakes, developing new approaches, gigging, touring, recording, developing voice and style…. the list goes on.
Luckily, there are libraries full of great guitar instruction out there… I know, because I’ve read and watched hundreds of books, DVDs, videos, and workshops on guitar. I’ve trained for thousands of hours, hovering somewhere between passion and deranged obsession.
What I want to do with this new series is to teach the techniques that would have saved me years of practice, had I only learned them sooner. I will teach everything from how simple hand positions can change your sound, to boot-camp-like practice techniques to dominate your weaknesses on guitar.
I’ll use real-world musical examples for each of my lessons, pulling from some of my most popular online performances, showing you how elaborate techniques can easily be broken down into simple and easy-to-understand concepts. Think of it as a “greatest hits album” of the lessons and techniques that have helped me the most over the years.
I’ve been able to distill the thousands of questions I get asked all the time, into a 5-Part Instructional Series that will answer all of those most frequently-asked questions. The series will include in-depth courses covering beginner to advanced fingerpicking, beginner to advanced slide guitar, and Hill Country Blues fingerpicking. The courses will cover hundreds of techniques, including detailed exercises, tips on how to apply theory to music, hours of musical walkthroughs, and thorough demonstrations on how each of these techniques applies to real music.
This lesson series will include thorough walkthroughs of my most popular online videos, focusing on the melodies, key riffs, rhythmic techniques, chords changes, improv strategies, and more!
Here are just a few of the videos that will be taught in this series...
Want to be part of it? Come aboard!
The challenge to making this Series happen is that I’m busier than ever, splitting my time between multiple studio projects, film projects, and tour dates around the country. Juggling all of these things as an independent musician makes it difficult to commit the time and resources necessary to creating an in-depth Instructional Series. All I’m asking, to help make it happen, is if you’ve asked for a course in the past, or you see some that you would like to have on DVD or download.. or if you see something that you know a friend or family member would enjoy.. reserve your copies now by choosing from the list of rewards on my Kickstarter page. Those preorders will fund the project and help us make this happen. As soon as we reach our funding goal, I’ll hit the ground running to create this series!
Titles in the new 6-String Instructional Series will be:
•Beginner Slide Guitar
•Intermediate Slide Guitar
•Beginner Fingerpicking: Essential Fingerpicking Techniques and Exercises
•Intermediate Fingerpicking: Applying Fingerpicking Techniques to Music
•Hill Country Blues Guitar
Risks and challenges
You will NOT be charged until we meet our goal of $20k. If we do not reach our goal, we will not receive any money and you will NOT be charged.
If we reach our goal of $20k, you will be charged for what you pledged and the items you purchased will be shipped to you by the estimated delivery date listed in the description. Every pledge is rewarded from the smallest to the largest. Please view the sidebar to see what you can get for helping us breathe life into this project!
It is also possible to raise more than our goal! The more support, the better!! Whatever we raise over our goal will just help us to create a better product!
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