IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING PLEASE READ THIS!...
I remember when I was first starting out, numerous books collected, chord symbols I didn't know, songs I loved that seemed almost impossible to play.
It took me decades to discover that by far the fasted way to learn is to be shown by someone who can already play what I need to know!
I genuinely wish a site like this one existed when I was in my first 10 years of learning (which is why I built it).
There were no local teachers who could play and teach this stuff :(
I wanted to learn blues, folk, acoustic technique, country, finger-style, how to really play with a pick... I wanted to know the theory and how it all works.
I loved all that good acoustic blues and folk music, Robert Johnson, Clapton, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Ry Cooder, Richard Thompson, Hendrix, BB King, etc, etc, etc!...
I was lucky enough to be gigging for a living from a young age, I I started out busking, then onto local pubs, playing blues, folk, bluegrass, swing, my own songs and often pop, Beatles, modern stuff, anything to pay the bills!!
One thing I struggled with was playing really solid, pro sounding parts (even though I was getting away with it!)
In my late 20's I was lucky enough to start playing with some of my personal guitar heroes, I toured across the USA, Europe and Asia
- I still perform over 100 concerts per year internationally alongside running AcousticMasterclass.com.
My playing dramatically improved at this point as through regular gigs and rehearsals I was shown the "secrets" by literally some of the best players in the planet.
I'm really not trying to brag by saying this...
The aim of this amazing online academy is for me to be able to share these secrets and skills with you and help you become the player you should be... as fast as possible!
HOW I TEACH
I teach the way I and almost all pros I've met learnt. I show you the chords to a particular song we are working on that week... slowly.
Then I'll reveal to you some really nice things you can do with the chords to make it sound more advanced, bass lines, fils, riffs, passing chords. How to create a really solid guitar part...
If it's a lead lesson, we take it right back to basics. Which scale? Which position is best on the neck? How can I immediately sound good without risking playing the wrong notes?
Once that's understood, how can we expand on it?...
There are many methods to spice up your soloing, to sound cool and to really start understanding guitar.
When you join and start regularly attending, these methods will be slowly and systematically revealed to you in a way that sinks in.
If you want to learn to play in a day, this isn't the place for you...
But if you are willing to put in the work and practice, attend the weekly lessons when you can then over the weeks, months and hopefully years you'll make steady and drastic progress.
I've seen it happen to 100's of students over the years and I love sharing the art of great guitar with like minded people. It's almost as big a buzz as playing the Royal Albert Hall! ;)
Most players I meet have never learnt this way and are forever destined to noodling around the basic patterns with one or two strumming patterns...
Fair enough but those players will never turn heads in the jam or get onto that next level.
That's what this site is all about!
Thank you for reading and if you like the sound of it, I've even set it up so you can try before you buy!..