About this project
Six Month Guitar teaches people how to play guitar in six months. From beginners to touring artists, my program is a thorough step-by-step online video-based program that teaches people chords, progressions, strumming patterns, rhythmic percussive techniques, key transposition, and the Nashville number system all through the use of some of history's hottest songs from rock, pop, and country charts.
I bet if you're reading this, you're probably thinking 'I always wanted to play guitar'... I meet people everyday that do.
When I talk to people out on the road, most conversations about guitar are filled with admiration and wonder. Unless I'm talking to a professional musician, those dream-filled bubbles usually burst and my new found friends start listing reasons why they DON'T play guitar anymore.
The most common reasons people don't play?
- My guitar teacher never had any focus and I lost interest.
- I didn't want to learn songs like "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star".
- My life is too busy, It would be to hard to schedule regular lessons.
- It's too expensive.
I created Six Month Guitar to address all of these issues and more.
First of all, Six Month Guitar is an incredibly focused program that will take you further than you can imagine. 26 weeks of individual attention to chords, progressions, strumming patterns, theory, the Nashville number system, and ear training. Six Month Guitar is the focus you are looking for.
Don't want to learn music you sang when you were 5? I understand... neither did I. How about learning a new song every week from the top charts of country, pop, and rock? Six Month Guitar has a sampling of music from the 50's to today including songs first made famous by Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Wilson Pickett, the Beatles, to newer material by Taylor Swift, Jamie Johnson, and Lifehouse.
Your life is busy. I'm here for you! In fact, I made this program just for you! I call this program Six Month Guitar, but the truth is everything is broken down into 26 individual weekly lessons. Have a few days off and looking for a challenge? Do two lessons in one week. Work is hitting you too hard this month? Slow it down. Take your time. When you're ready to go, log in...
We will do this together!
Let's take a minute to talk about cost. Benjamin Franklin said, "Time is money." I prefer Shirley Temple's expansion on this idea: "Time is money. Wasted time means wasted money means trouble."
Yes, some people can sift through the millions of random articles, songs, youtube videos, and other unrelated items that pop up on Google when searching for "Guitar Lessons". (20.8 million results, just FYI) But, at what cost?
I've taught tens of thousands of lessons to people from age 5 to 83, from beginners to industry professionals, and everyone has that spark inside them... the one that says "I want to play guitar".
If you have that spark, let's ignite it.
If you've lost that spark, let's rekindle it.
Please take a couple of minutes to watch the video above, and select the package to the right that's most appropriate for you.
Thank you so much for your time and willingness to participate in my Six Month Guitar Kickstarter project!
**** PRICING AND COMMON QUESTIONS LISTED BELOW ***
Q) What is a mini-lesson?
A) Throughout Six Month Guitar, you have the opportunity to record yourself (through video and/or audio) playing an exercise or song and asking a question. After emailing that attachment to me, I will respond back with feedback to help you work your way through any rough spots.
Q) What is a Skype lesson?
A) Skype is frequently used as a video-chat application on your computer that allows us to conference live from your computer to mine. For our one hour lesson, please write down any questions that you have so we can go through those first. I will watch your playing technique and give you tips for success. These lessons are all about you and helping you become the best guitar player you can be.
Q) Does my username and password expire?
A) No, your username does not expire. Even though my program is called Six Month Guitar, I built it with the intent that people could go through the program several times and learn more from it every time.
Q) How many people can use a username?
A) Each username is valid for only one user. Your username gives you exclusive access to mini-lessons and Skype lessons. Only those registered with Six Month Guitar have access to those features. Your username is not transferrable to another person.
Q) My daughter and I want to take lessons together, is there a discount for ordering two or more packages?
A) Yes, there is a discount. Because of the custom nature of Six Month Guitar (Internet Star, Rock Star, Super Star, Standard, Gold, and Platinum packages), offering multipack options within Kickstarter would be too complicated. If you would like two or more packages, please order like this:
- Please click the multipack option
- Calculate the cost of which packages you would like. (For example: 2 Rock Star Gold, ($549 + $549 = $1098)
- Subtract 10% from total amount. ($1098 - $109.80 = $988.20)
- Sponsor with this amount
- In the order box, please list the packages you are purchasing.
Risks and challenges
Most private instructors teach part time, usually up to 25 students at a time. At my peak, I was teaching 73 private students along with another 7 group classes every week. In the last 20 years, I've taught more students than most instructors see in their entire lives.
I've spent the last two years formulating a way to take everything I've learned about the fundamentals of guitar and pass that knowledge on. Here it is in Six Month Guitar.
I've spent every free hour on this project and spent down every dollar I could find to make sure that Six Month Guitar is of the highest value, both in substance and production.
I do need your help! I need believers in the program. I need people to talk about Six Month Guitar to their friends. And, the biggest challenge now is finding those people willing to become the first "graduating class" of Six Month Guitar.
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