Live, Weekly Workshops in HD & Daily Open Discussions

Along with our pre-recorded guitar lessons, we also offer live instruction in two different formats. Our weekly workshops are filmed in 4k and broadcasted live to you in 1080p! These workshops are task-based, focused lessons about a designated topic of guitar. Also, our Live Q&A offers open dialogue and discussion with our teachers.. for up to 8 hours a day. Get pro help, anytime in a live format with a JamPlay Membership.

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Weekly Workshops in HD

New for 2015 and 2016! These focused, task-based workshops include full tablature, interactivity with the instruction, and even homework each week. We are bringing live, educational instruction into the next generation with this platform.

  • Structured Lessons in 1080p
  • Full Tabs and Guided Homework
  • Interact with the Instructor
  • Live Video Call-in Capability
  • Free with a JamPlay Membership

Daily Live Q&A

Have a question when taking one of our lessons? Wish you had instant access to a pro teacher at just about anytime? Our Live Q&A solves this problem with daily, live instruction from our teachers... streaming every day and available anytime.

  • 8+ hours of live sessions - daily
  • Live Help from Pro Instructors
  • Regular open mic nights
  • Webcam-to-Webcam Capability
  • Free with a JamPlay Membership
 
Guitar 103 with Chris Liepe

Guitar 103 with Chris Liepe Starts 7/21

6 Week Live Course, Each Thursday at 8pm

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These next six weeks are going to get you comfortably moving around the neck using simple scale patterns and using your ears in a whole new way. That's right, we're going to start learning how to improvise! For most beginner guitar players improvisation sounds incredibly scary. You may think of 10-minute prog ressive rock songs, or your favorite jam band and think "I could never learn how to go on and on for a 6 minute guitar solo." It's true that there are many masters of improv out there, but the underlying mindset and skill set necessary to improvise is something that every beginner guitar player should learn.

Pentatonic Mastery Schedule

G Major, 2nd Position

7/21/2016 at 6pm EST

A Minor Pentatonic, 5th Position

7/28/2016 at 8pm EST

Octaves of E Major Up The Neck

8/4/2016 at 8pm EST

B Minor And The 7th Fret

8/11/2016 at 8pm EST

B Harmonic Minor

8/18/2016 at 8pm EST

D Major With b7

8/25/2016 at 8pm EST


 
Rhythm and Harmony with Chris Liepe

Rhythm and Harmony with Chris Liepe Starts 6/6

10 Week Live Course, Each Thursday at 6pm

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In ten weeks you will discover how rhythm and harmony work, and unlock infinite musical possibilities. You'll gain a very focused perspective on how patterns on the neck are laid and discover how to place different sounding electric and acoustic parts together. Rhythm playing is front and center in this course, but you'll see a natural path made for beginning lead guitar as well. Bring your acoustic and your electric guitar and start creating great guitar arrangements that move to the beat and are truly a treat for the ears! Learn songs in the style of Ed Sheeran, Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Buffett, and MORE!

Pentatonic Mastery Schedule

Chords, Keys & Numbers

6/16/2016 at 6pm EST

Capos Are Magical

6/23/2016 at 6pm EST

Your Ears Will Tell You the Answer

7/7/2016 at 6pm EST

Shapes Within Shapes

7/14/2016 at 6pm EST

Simplicity and Layers

7/21/2016 at 6pm EST

Three Eyes, Three Parts

7/28/2016 at 6pm EST

Wait For Me, Come Play Guitar

8/4/2016 at 6pm EST

Boats and Memories

8/11/2016 at 6pm EST

Make Your Own Smoothie

8/18/2016 at 6pm EST

Before Your Very Ears

8/25/2016 at 6pm EST


 
UNCAGED with Ian Argys

"UNCAGED" with Ian Argys starts 5/24

10 Week Live Course, Each Tuesday at 6pm

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The CAGED system is a simple, elegant way to unlock the entire fretboard of your guitar. You'll never be lost trying to find a particular chord, scale or note again after mastering this technique. The beautiful thing is that you only need to memorize a few chord shapes and scale positions. After that, you are free to use this system to express your inner musician with an ease and grace you never before thought possible. These ten weeks will be packed with information, but if you follow along with each live session and follow the guided practice routines, you will be surprised with how quickly you master the CAGED system.

Pentatonic Mastery Schedule

Setting the Stage

5/24/2016 at 6pm EST

Pentatonic Positions 1 and 4

5/31/2016 at 6pm EST

Pentatonic Positions 2 and 5

6/7/2016 at 6pm EST

Pentatonic Positions 3 and 1

6/14/2016 at 6pm EST

Pentatonic Positions 4 and 2

6/21/2016 at 6pm EST

Pentatonic Positions 5 and 3

6/28/2016 at 6pm EST

Bringing it All Together

7/5/2016 at 6pm EST

Playing Over Backing Tracks

7/12/2016 at 6pm EST

Playing Over Backing Tracks 2

7/19/2016 at 6pm EST

More Track Jams

7/26/2016 at 6pm EST


 
Pentatonic Mastery with David Wallimann

Pentatonic Mastery with David Wallimann - 5/2/2016

8 Week Live Course, Each Monday at 8pm

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Memorizing the pentatonic scale, and learning how to use it in a fluid and musical manor are two completely different skills. Most courses focus just on teaching you the positions and then leave you to your own devices. Not this one! The focus is all about how to use the scale across the entire fretboard in a musical and practical way. Truly understanding the pentatonic scale will open up unlimited musical possibilities.

Pentatonic Mastery Schedule

Position 1

5/2/2016 at 8pm EST

Neighbor Positions

5/9/2016 at 8pm EST

Different Perspective

5/16/2016 at 8pm EST

Putting It All Together

5/23/2016 at 8pm EST

Sliding Pentatonic Licks

5/30/2016 at 8pm EST

Sequences

6/6/2016 at 8pm EST

Chromatic Passages

6/13/2016 at 8pm EST

Going Further

6/20/2016 at 8pm EST


 
Guitar 102 - Live Course with Chris Liepe

Guitar 102 with Chris Liepe - 4/21/2016

6 Week Live Course, Each Thursday at 8pm

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We return to the world of beginner guitar in this live workshop. This six-week module is largely focused on chords. We're going to cover, the minors, power chords, barre chords and spend a lot of time looking at chord progressions. Six weeks on chords might sound like a lot, but remember, everything we do includes playing and applying what we learn over real music, so you're not stuck just learning shapes with nowhere to take them. I'm looking forward to helping you continue your guitar journey!

Guitar Beginner Course Schedule

Changing Strings, 5th Fret Tuning

4/21/2016 at 8pm EST

Do You Ever Wear Flannel?

4/28/2016 at 8pm EST

Three Basic Minor Chords

5/5/2016 at 8pm EST

The Dreaded Barre Chord #1

5/12/2016 at 8pm EST

The Dreaded Barre Chord #2

5/19/2016 at 8pm EST

Common Chord Progressions

5/26/2016 at 8pm EST


 
Guitar 101 - Live Course with Chris Liepe

Bluegrass Basics with Tyler Grant starts 4/5/2016

10 Week Live Course, Each Tuesday at 6pm

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Tyler Grant returns with another 10 weeks of blazing Bluegrass guitar. This course continues to focus on the essential skills with Tyler's easy to understand and song-based approach. You will gain an understanding of Bluegrass rhythm, melody and learn how to play lead breaks. Tyler will also cover techniques like crosspicking, "taters & tags," and common runs. Add a few useful scales and you have one powerful lesson series. While we recommend taking the first Bluegrass basics, it isn't necessary! Anyone can jump in and follow along.

Bluegrass Course Schedule

Overview of Bluegrass Rhythm

4/5/2016 at 8pm EST

Lead Breaks

4/12/2016 at 8pm EST

Learn a Song

4/19/2016 at 8pm EST

Taters and Tags

4/26/2016 at 8pm EST

Instrumental Bluegrass Variations

5/3/2016 at 8pm EST

Learn a New Lead Break

5/10/2016 at 8pm EST

All About Runs

5/17/2016 at 8pm EST

Intro to Melody/Strum Patterns

5/24/2016 at 8pm EST

Creative Crosspicking

5/31/2016 at 8pm EST

New Bluegrass Tune

6/7/2016 at 8pm EST



Archived Courses - Ready with Tabs & Guided Practice

Miss one of our courses? No problem... we archive all live courses for you to review and take at anytime. Each course comes with full tabs, backing tracks (where necessary), and even a pre-recorded guided practice routine. Learn more about our past courses below, and get instant access to all courses with a full JamPlay Membership.

Music Theory 101 Live Course Completed 2/29/2016 - Archive Available

David Wallimann teaches beginner music theory. To make your music come alive and develop your own music personality, you must understand the instrument. That's what this course is all about.

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Live Blues Guitar Course Completed 4/7/2016 - Archive Available

Learn the basics of Blues, and then see how extremely simple ideas from classic Blues players have influenced modern, more contemporary players. Features ideas from Blues greats!

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Basic Guitar Live Course Completed 3/9/2016 - Archive Available

Chris Liepe leads "Guitar 101" as if you just picked up the guitar for the first time. This 10 week course is designed to get you up to speed quickly, and even playing your first song with confidence.

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Bluegrass Live Course Completed 2/23/2016 - Archive Available

Tyler Grant brings you 7 weeks of expert Bluegrass instruction. Tyler will begin with basic Bluegrass rhythm and quickly move to learning your first Bluegrass songs... complete with JamTracks and tabs.

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Live Strumming Workshop Completed 3/15/2016 - Archive Available

Ian Argys introduces a 10 Week Course to develop simple skills to greatly improve your acoustic playing. The first five weeks will focus on strumming while the second half will focus on playing with your fingers.

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Lead/Solo Melodic Live Course Completed 4/12/2016 - Archive Available

Bring out your inner melody in the easiest way possible. Forget learning theory or memorizing hundreds of patterns. This course focuses on the nuts and bolts that can inject flavor and style into your playing.

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Live Q&A Information and Schedule

Have a question when taking one of our lessons? Wish you had instant access to a pro teacher at just about anytime? Our Live Q&A solves this problem with daily, live instruction from our teachers. Unlike the Weekly Workshops, this is a more general use live platform for general discussions, help with any student issues, or just generally debauchery to kill some time at work (but don't tell your boss!).

  • JamChat
  • Open participation for all members
  • Free with a JamPlay Membership
  • Broadcast your own video stream
  • Get help from pro instructors
  • Regular open mic nights, show your skill
  • Webcam-to-webcam capability
  • 30,000 Hours Delivered since 2009
  • 8+ hours of live sessions - daily

Access to JamChat is included with a JamPlay Membership. Signup today to begin utilizing our service to become a better guitar player.

Instructor When? Starts In Duration Topic
Nick Amodeo Sun, Aug 28th at 12:00 PM 2 hours, 57 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Glen Drover Sun, Aug 28th at 6:00 PM 8 hours, 57 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Dave Yauk Sun, Aug 28th at 9:00 PM 11 hours, 57 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Steve Eulberg Mon, Aug 29th at 10:00 AM 1 day, 57 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Mon, Aug 29th at 12:00 PM 1 day, 2 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Eric Madis Mon, Aug 29th at 2:00 PM 1 day, 4 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Mon, Aug 29th at 4:00 PM 1 day, 6 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
David Isaacs Mon, Aug 29th at 6:00 PM 1 day, 8 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Dennis Hodges Tue, Aug 30th at 10:00 AM 2 days, 57 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Lisa Pursell Tue, Aug 30th at 12:00 PM 2 days, 2 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Allen Van Wert Tue, Aug 30th at 2:00 PM 2 days, 4 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Jim Deeming Tue, Aug 30th at 9:00 PM 2 days, 11 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Amodeo Tue, Aug 30th at 11:00 PM 2 days, 13 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Emil Werstler Wed, Aug 31st at 10:00 AM 3 days, 57 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Wed, Aug 31st at 12:00 PM 3 days, 2 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Pamela Goldsmith Wed, Aug 31st at 2:00 PM 3 days, 4 hours 1 hour Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Wed, Aug 31st at 4:00 PM 3 days, 6 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Alan Skowron Wed, Aug 31st at 10:00 PM 3 days, 12 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Emil Werstler Thu, Sep 1st at 12:00 PM 4 days, 2 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Thu, Sep 1st at 2:00 PM 4 days, 4 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Allen Van Wert Fri, Sep 2nd at 12:00 AM 4 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Allen Van Wert Fri, Sep 2nd at 6:00 PM 5 days, 8 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Daniel Gilbert Fri, Sep 2nd at 8:00 PM 5 days, 10 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
David Isaacs Sat, Sep 3rd at 10:00 AM 6 days, 57 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Alan Skowron Sat, Sep 3rd at 12:00 PM 6 days, 2 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Sat, Sep 3rd at 2:00 PM 6 days, 4 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Mark Lincoln Sat, Sep 3rd at 6:00 PM 6 days, 8 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Glen Drover Sun, Sep 4th at 6:00 PM 7 days, 8 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Dave Yauk Sun, Sep 4th at 9:00 PM 7 days, 11 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Mon, Sep 5th at 12:00 PM 8 days, 2 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Mon, Sep 5th at 4:00 PM 8 days, 6 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Dennis Hodges Tue, Sep 6th at 10:00 AM 9 days, 57 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Lisa Pursell Tue, Sep 6th at 12:00 PM 9 days, 2 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Allen Van Wert Tue, Sep 6th at 2:00 PM 9 days, 4 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Amodeo Tue, Sep 6th at 11:00 PM 9 days, 13 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Emil Werstler Wed, Sep 7th at 10:00 AM 10 days, 57 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Wed, Sep 7th at 12:00 PM 10 days, 2 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Pamela Goldsmith Wed, Sep 7th at 2:00 PM 10 days, 4 hours 1 hour Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Wed, Sep 7th at 4:00 PM 10 days, 6 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Alan Skowron Wed, Sep 7th at 10:00 PM 10 days, 12 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Emil Werstler Thu, Sep 8th at 12:00 PM 11 days, 2 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Thu, Sep 8th at 2:00 PM 11 days, 4 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Allen Van Wert Fri, Sep 9th at 12:00 AM 11 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Daniel Gilbert Fri, Sep 9th at 8:00 PM 12 days, 10 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
David Isaacs Sat, Sep 10th at 10:00 AM 13 days, 57 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Alan Skowron Sat, Sep 10th at 12:00 PM 13 days, 2 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Sat, Sep 10th at 2:00 PM 13 days, 4 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Mark Lincoln Sat, Sep 10th at 6:00 PM 13 days, 8 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Glen Drover Sun, Sep 11th at 6:00 PM 14 days, 8 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Dave Yauk Sun, Sep 11th at 9:00 PM 14 days, 11 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Mon, Sep 12th at 12:00 PM 15 days, 2 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Mon, Sep 12th at 4:00 PM 15 days, 6 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
David Isaacs Mon, Sep 12th at 6:00 PM 15 days, 8 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Dennis Hodges Tue, Sep 13th at 10:00 AM 16 days, 57 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Lisa Pursell Tue, Sep 13th at 12:00 PM 16 days, 2 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Allen Van Wert Tue, Sep 13th at 2:00 PM 16 days, 4 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Amodeo Tue, Sep 13th at 11:00 PM 16 days, 13 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Emil Werstler Wed, Sep 14th at 10:00 AM 17 days, 57 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Wed, Sep 14th at 12:00 PM 17 days, 2 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Wed, Sep 14th at 4:00 PM 17 days, 6 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Alan Skowron Wed, Sep 14th at 10:00 PM 17 days, 12 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Emil Werstler Thu, Sep 15th at 12:00 PM 18 days, 2 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Thu, Sep 15th at 2:00 PM 18 days, 4 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Allen Van Wert Fri, Sep 16th at 12:00 AM 18 days, 14 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Daniel Gilbert Fri, Sep 16th at 8:00 PM 19 days, 10 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
David Isaacs Sat, Sep 17th at 10:00 AM 20 days, 57 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Alan Skowron Sat, Sep 17th at 12:00 PM 20 days, 2 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Sat, Sep 17th at 2:00 PM 20 days, 4 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Mark Lincoln Sat, Sep 17th at 6:00 PM 20 days, 8 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Dave Yauk Sun, Sep 18th at 9:00 PM 21 days, 11 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Mon, Sep 19th at 12:00 PM 22 days, 2 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Mon, Sep 19th at 4:00 PM 22 days, 6 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
David Isaacs Mon, Sep 19th at 6:00 PM 22 days, 8 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Dennis Hodges Tue, Sep 20th at 10:00 AM 23 days, 57 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Lisa Pursell Tue, Sep 20th at 12:00 PM 23 days, 2 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
...and many, many more. You get the point. If you need live instruction, it's all yours!!

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