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Learn faster and more enjoyably! Play songs you know, guided by note-recognition software. Guitar Hero for REAL guitar! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on May 6, 2014.

Learn faster and more enjoyably! Play songs you know, guided by note-recognition software. Guitar Hero for REAL guitar!

About this project

As Seen on Fox 5 News!

Finally, Learning Guitar is as Fun as Listening to Your Favorite Songs

What Songs Will I Learn? Here are a few:

Level Two, Song List
Level Two, Song List

Our co-founder, Brian, never took a traditional lesson. He learned through songs instead. 10 years later, after playing many shows and working as a lead guitarist, he is bringing that method to you! Songs like Closing Time, Wagon Wheel, Ho Hey, Eye of the Tiger, The A-Team, Dani California, and more! Learning guitar is now easier and more enjoyable than ever!

How Will I Learn? 

Software In Development
Software In Development

This isn't rocket-science, guitar should be easy to learn. That's why we spent months designing the software. It's designed to operate as close to a game as possible. A really fun game. No more music frustration. Our software guides you through each song and corrects you when you slip up. It's just like playing Guitar Hero, but with a real guitar, Acoustic or Electric. Best of all it works on any Mac, PC, or Tablet!

Song Feedback, notifying you of areas of improvement and excellence
Song Feedback, notifying you of areas of improvement and excellence

An important part of learning anything is highlighting areas of improvement. We do that better than ever. After every song, a detailed screen displays your progress. Our software finds specific areas of improvement and notifies you. You earn achievements the better you play.

Learn any guitar 

Specific hardware not necessary
Specific hardware not necessary

I already had a guitar, and requiring a specific guitar for a game that wouldn't work in real life was not what I wanted. That's why we made our software work with real guitars, and any guitars. Acoustic and electric guitars are both fun to play, but each has their own sound. Which ever you prefer, we guarantee it'll work with our site.

 Not only does the game work with any guitar, acoustic or electric, the songs are chosen for every guitar. Country, Alternative, Pop, Rock, Soft Rock, and more. Whatever style you love, you can learn.

Powered By Polyphonic Note Recognition

Running in the background, listening to your guitar
Running in the background, listening to your guitar

Listening to your guitar, to ensure you sound as good as can be. And notifying you of missed notes. This is the heart of our software. This is your personal, private instructor always helping you get better. Patent-pending.

The Life of Jack, Brian, and PickupGuitarClub
The Life of Jack, Brian, and PickupGuitarClub

Rewards!

$5 - Say hi! Receive some love

Become a part of PickupGuitarClub.com You'll be a member of the club, and have a direct line to the founders and musicians. Plus we'll keep you entertained with great music.

$25 - Merchandiser

Your choice of a t-shirt or phone case. Whichever you like more. Let others know you love music and support starting businesses! Receive a limited edition official PickupGuitarClub Kickstarter Founder Member momento.

T-Shirt or Phone Case
T-Shirt or Phone Case

$40 - *Early Bird* Lifetime Membership

$219 - I'm Ready to Learn

Your Choice of your favorite guitar
Your Choice of your favorite guitar

About Us

These teenagers are not your ordinary high school students. Jack is a self-taught developer who built his own tablet at 12 years old, published his first iPhone app at 15 earning half a million downloads, and owned his own app company by 16. Brian is a multi-talented musician, self-taught in guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano, and has performed in front of audiences at some of the top music clubs. The two met freshman year and have been playing music ever since. Now, their passion has become the best way to learn guitar. Join them today!

Your Role

We've come as far as we can on our own. Now, we are turning to you to make this project a reality. With the funds we earn from this campaign, we will finish the development of the software, film the video lessons, record the songs, and bring you the best product possible.

Risks and challenges

There are always unforeseen challenges when launching a product, but we have done our best to outline and tackle all the obstacles ahead of time. Filming and recording every lesson will take time and skill, but Brian Abod is a qualified and talented musician with experience recording. The finalization of the web site and debugging of the software/note recognition will consume most of Jack's time, but he has successfully run an Internet Software company for 4 years reaching half a million people. The site itself should be up shortly following the conclusion of this Kickstarter campaign. We will continue to work tirelessly to bring the best product to you. Our projected delivery has been carefully calculated, and we fully expect for everything to run according to schedule and products to be delivered timely.

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    JOIN OUR COMMUNITY + WEEKLY PLAYLIST
    Get access to our Facebook group to talk to our musicians and give feedback. PLUS, get an incredible playlist every week in your inbox. We'll send you playlists for the beach, for hanging out with friends, or for just relaxing, all with great guitar. It's like having your own personal DJ.

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    16 backers

    T SHIRT or IPHONE CASE
    Support this project, get a T-Shirt or an iPhone Case, join our Facebook group, and receive the weekly playlists! (specify T-Shirt size or iPhone model when ordering, add $5 for iPhone Case) See description below for images of shirt and case.

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    *EARLY BIRD* LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP
    It's finally time to learn how to play that guitar that's been lying around! But you're a busy person. This is the package for you! Since you're amazing for helping us get started, we want you to be a member for life. This will not be sold to the public, it is Kickstarter only! Never pay dues, never pay monthly subscription fees. Plus, joining now earns you a spot in the PickupGuitarClub Hall of Fame. Enjoy learning your favorite songs on guitar through our groundbreaking curriculum with revolutionary software, guiding you every step of the way. As you learn guitar, you learn fun, well-known songs. PLUS Access to the Facebook group to join with the community AND as always, awesome weekly playlists.

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    259 backers

    LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP
    It's a new year, time for a new hobby. Find your old man's guitar and let's jam out. We will teach you everything you want to know about guitar. Enjoy learning your favorite songs on guitar through our groundbreaking curriculum with revolutionary software, guiding you every step of the way. Joining now earns you a membership for life! You will never pay membership fees or monthly dues. This will not be sold to the public, it is Kickstarter only! As you learn guitar, you learn fun, well-known songs. PLUS Access to the Facebook group to join with the community AND as always, awesome weekly playlists.

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    10 backers All gone!

    *EARLY BIRD* GUITAR + MEMBERSHIP
    Don't have a guitar? Now you do! This package is everything you need to start from scratch. A great guitar picked by our team of experts that sounds great and is easy to play. Your choice of acoustic or electric. See below for descriptions of the guitars. PLUS, a lifetime subscription to the site.
    You also receive access to the facebook group and the great weekly playlists. (Add $40 for electric guitar)

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    1 backer All gone!

    GUITAR + SUBSCRIPTION
    Put down that air guitar, and pickup your new guitar (see what we did there?). This package is everything you need to start from scratch. A great guitar picked by our team of experts that sounds great and is easy to play. Your choice of acoustic or electric. See below for descriptions of the guitars. PLUS, a lifetime subscription to the site.
    You also receive access to the facebook group and the great weekly playlists. (Add $40 for electric guitar)

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    9 backers

    GUITAR + SUBSCRIPTION
    Put down that air guitar, and pickup your new guitar (see what we did there?). This package is everything you need to start from scratch. A great guitar picked by our team of experts that sounds great and is easy to play. Your choice of acoustic or electric. See below for descriptions of the guitars. PLUS, a lifetime subscription to the site.
    You also receive access to the facebook group and the great weekly playlists. (Add $40 for electric guitar)

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    Only ships to: United States
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    2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)

    PERSONAL SONG + GUITAR + MEMBERSHIP Brian will write you your very own song. It can be about anything you desire. Recorded in our studio and sent to you for your listening and sharing. High quality and customizable. Plus you will receive, your choice of an acoustic or electric guitar and a lifetime membership. Facebook group, t-shirt, and weekly playlists are included.

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    0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)

    DINNER WITH FOUNDERS + GUITAR + MEMBERSHIP
    Learn guitar, get a guitar, and eat the best meal in DC! Its a win, win, win. We'll take you out to dinner at the finest restaurant. Put on your Sunday Best, it's going to be classy. You're guaranteed to leave full and musically talented. What's not to love? Oh, and your name will be forever engraved into our hearts and put on our website. Facebook group, t-shirt, and weekly playlists are also included.

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    DELUXE GRAND PACKAGE
    Come visit us in DC for an action packed weekend! Stay in the most powerful city in the free world and hang out with the coolest guys in town. We'll take you to our studio, film some lessons, meet some musicians, and jam out. Your hotel, car, and meals, all included. It's a vacation for a rockstar (Rockstardom not included... yet).

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