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
Pentatonic Precision

Pentatonic Precision with Chris Liepe

10 Week Course - Starts on Thursday, December 1st, 2016

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The first scale pattern you learned was probably pentatonic. What you probably never learned was the immense power it offers. Come see how much you can play by learning one simple pattern.

Full Course Schedule

Our Home For The Next Ten Weeks

12/01/16 at 6pm EST

Two Strings at a Time

12/08/16 at 6pm EST

Chords Within The Shape

12/15/16 at 8pm EST

Meet Your Major And Minor Needs

12/22/16 at 8pm EST

Inner Bending

12/29/16 at 8pm EST

The Sound of Small Sequences

01/05/17 at 8pm EST

Trills and Thrills

01/12/17 at 8pm EST

Tasty Blues With a New Note

01/19/17 at 8pm EST

The Mean Major Sound

01/26/17 at 8pm EST

Everything In Between

02/02/17 at 8pm EST


Phrase Like a Pro

Phrase Like a Pro with David Isaacs

3 Day Live Course - Starts on October 28th

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Ready to stop playing scales and start playing music? This course with David Isaacs will teach you how to make every note count and start phrasing like a pro. You will learn how to use rhythmic techniques, fret hand techniques and knowledge of the fretboard in addition to learning how to make your guitar sing like a human voice. This course will have you sounding better in just 3 days.

Full Course Schedule

Use That Rhythm

10/28/16 at 12pm EST

Gesture and Shape

10/28/16 at 3pm EST

Call and Response

10/28/16 at 6pm EST

Scaling the Scale

10/29/16 at 12pm EST

Make Beatiful Melodies

10/29/16 at 3pm EST

Move up the Neck

10/29/16 at 6pm EST

Follow the Chords

10/30/16 at 12pm EST

Slip and Slide

10/30/16at 3pm EST

Make the Guitar Talk

10/30/16 at 6pm EST


Simple Songcrafting

Simple Songcrafting with Justin Roth

10 Week Course - Starts October 24th

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Let's face it, writing a song is one of the most fun activities on the guitar. The best part is that almost anyone of any skill level can do it! Justin will go through all of the crucial songwriting skills and break them down one by one. He will cover the important aspects of writing music and also delve into the world of lyrics. If you follow along, by the end of this 10-week course you will have a completed song under your belt.

Full Course Schedule

Why We Write and Finding Ideas

10/24/16 at 6pm EST

Creating Strategic Limitations

10/31/16 at 6pm EST

Music or Lyrics First?

11/07/16 at 8pm EST

Using Rhyme Schemes

11/21/16 at 8pm EST

Point of View

11/28/16 at 8pm EST

Song Forms

12/05/16 at 8pm EST

Adding Sensory Detail

12/12/16 at 8pm EST

Editing the Lyrics

12/19/16 at 8pm EST

Editing the Music

12/26/16 at 8pm EST

Performance and Co-writing

01/02/17 at 8pm EST


Guitar 103 with Chris Liepe

Tab Killer with Andy Whitehead

10 Week Course - Starts September 6th

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By the end of the 10-week course you will be able to learn songs by ear. During the first five weeks, we will cover how to learn melodies that use the major/minor pentatonic scale, blues scale, Major/minor scale, and melodic/harmonic minor scale. During weeks 6-10, we will cover how to learn chord progressions by ear that use power chords, barre chords, and slash chords. We will progress from easy to more difficult melodies and chords. These skills are essential if you want to learn songs, and a magnificent tool for any aspiring songwriter.

Full Course Schedule

Simple Pentatonic Melodies

9/6/2016 at 6pm EST

Blues Scale Melodies

9/13/2016 at 6pm EST

Major and Minor Melodies

9/20/2016 at 8pm EST

Melodic Minor Melodies

9/27/2016 at 8pm EST

Harmonic Minor Melodies

10/4/2016 at 8pm EST

Intro to Chord Progressions

10/11/2016 at 8pm EST

Power Chord Progressions

10/18/2016 at 8pm EST

Barre Chord Progressions

10/25/2016 at 8pm EST

Open Position Chord Progressions

11/1/2016 at 8pm EST

Slash Chord Progressions

11/8/2016 at 8pm EST


Rhythm and Harmony with Chris Liepe

Thumb IQ with Don Ross

3 Day Live Session - Starts September 9th

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Now this is what separates JamPlay from all others! Take a 3 day, 9 session live course from the legendary Don Ross! This course will give your thumb a "brain", and allow you to breakout of pattern based picking. Develop more independence between bass lines, and bring out your inner voice and melody. Don will work through 3 songs to teach you challenging picking patterns to break out of your traditional fingerstyle arrangements. This course starts on September 9th, and continues throughout the weekend (10th and 11th) with 3 sessions per day.

Full Course Schedule

Machine-Gun-Style Picking

9/9/16 at 5pm EST

16th-note Fingerwork

9/9/16 at 7pm EST

West Africa Meets Leo Kottke

9/9/16 at 9pm EST

Simple Bass & Triplet Feel

9/10/16 at 12pm EST

Taking Advantage of Rich Harmonies

9/10/16 at 3pm EST

Polyrhythms

9/10/16 at 6pm EST

Funk Feel & Syncopation

9/11/16 at 12pm EST

Rolls and Brushes

9/11/16 at 3pm EST

Altered Voicings in Funk Feel

9/11/16 at 6pm EST


Guitar 104 with Chris Liepe

Guitar 104 with Chris Liepe

6 Week Live Course, Starts September 15th

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This course is a continuation of Chris' past 3 beginner courses. With this six-week set of lessons, we will bring scales and chords together. So often, guitar players treat lead and rhythm as separate ways of playing. It is easy to compartmentalize certain aspects of guitar when, in fact, they are all intricately intertwined. After this next six weeks, you will be able to play simple chord progressions in a new way.

Full Course Schedule

Putting Things Together

9/15/2016 at 6pm EST

Blurring the Lines

9/22/2016 at 6pm EST

Infinite Possibilities

9/29/2016 at 6pm EST

Greatness Will Come

10/06/2016 at 6pm EST

Every Guitarist Needs To Know This

10/13/2016 at 6pm EST

Diving In Head First

10/20/2016 at 6pm EST


Pentatonic Mastery with David Wallimann

Achievable Fingerstyle Composition with Jim Deeming

8 Week Live Course Starts September 19th

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Learn to compose your own fingerstyle compositions! Jim will walk you through the process of taking separate elements such as chords, a melody, and a baseline and weaving them into one tight and honed fingerstyle masterpiece. Don't worry, this is not as complicated as it sounds, especially for basic arrangements; the end product, however, will be mindblowing and have everyone you know wondering when you got so good.

Full Course Schedule

Fingerstyle Basics You'll Need

9/19/2016 at 8pm EST

Melody Is Job One

9/26/2016 at 8pm EST

Chords Are The Scenery

10/03/2016 at 8pm EST

Putting It All Together

10/10/2016 at 8pm EST

Get in the Groove

10/17/2016 at 8pm EST

Make It Yours

10/24/2016 at 8pm EST

The Big Picture

10/31/2016 at 8pm EST

More Than Just Coversr

11/07/2016 at 8pm EST


Rock Rut Busters with Emil Werstler

Rock Rut Busters with Emil Werstler

3 Day Live Course - Starts September 23rd

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If you don't know Emil Werstler just yet, head to YouTube and introduce yourself to one of the finest young guitar players out there. Emil is a thoughtful, intriguing guitarist who can change the way you think about the instrument. This course covers everything from breaking out of boring power chords, to interchanging ideas for licks and lead play. Don't miss it!

Full Course Schedule

Advanced Rock Warm Up

9/23/2016 at 12pm EST

Build Your Progression Bank

9/23/2016 at 4pm EST

Spice Up Power Chords

9/23/2016 at 7pm EST

The Answer is in the Chords

9/24/2016 at 12pm EST

Quick Thinking Lick Interchange

9/24/2016 at 4pm EST

Fretboard Navigation

9/24/2016 at 7pm EST

Performance Application

9/25/2016 at 12pm EST

Octaves In All Their Glory

9/25/2016 at 4pm EST

Plan Your Work - Work Your Plan

9/25/2016 at 7pm 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.

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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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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Basic Guitar Live Course 2 Completed 5/26/2016 - Archive Available

Chris Liepe returns with "Guitar 102". 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.

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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 8/25/2016 - Archive Available

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!

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UNCAGED with Ian Argys Completed 7/26/2016 - Archive Available

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.

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Pentatonic Mastery Live Course Completed 6/20/2016 - Archive Available

Memorizing the pentatonic scale, and learning how to use it in a fluid and musical manor are two completely different skills. The focus is all about how to use the scale across the entire fretboard.

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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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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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Bluegrass Live Course Completed 6/7/2016 - Archive Available

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.

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Rhythm and Harmony Completed 8/25/2016 - Archive Available

In ten weeks you will discover how rhythm and harmony work, and unlock infinite musical possibilities. You will gain a focused perspective on how patterns are laid out and discover how to place electric and acoustic parts together.

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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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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
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  • 8+ hours of live sessions - daily

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Instructor When? Starts In Duration Topic
David Isaacs Sat, Dec 3rd at 10:00 AM 9 hours, 18 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Alan Skowron Sat, Dec 3rd at 12:00 PM 11 hours, 18 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Sat, Dec 3rd at 2:00 PM 13 hours, 18 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Mark Lincoln Sat, Dec 3rd at 6:00 PM 17 hours, 18 mins 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Amodeo Sun, Dec 4th at 12:00 PM 1 day, 11 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Sun, Dec 4th at 2:00 PM 1 day, 13 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Steve Eulberg Mon, Dec 5th at 10:00 AM 2 days, 9 hours 1 hour Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Mon, Dec 5th at 12:00 PM 2 days, 11 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Eric Madis Mon, Dec 5th at 2:00 PM 2 days, 13 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Mon, Dec 5th at 4:00 PM 2 days, 15 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Dennis Hodges Tue, Dec 6th at 10:00 AM 3 days, 9 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Lisa Pursell Tue, Dec 6th at 12:00 PM 3 days, 11 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Allen Van Wert Tue, Dec 6th at 2:00 PM 3 days, 13 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Dave Yauk Tue, Dec 6th at 4:00 PM 3 days, 15 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Jim Deeming Tue, Dec 6th at 9:00 PM 3 days, 20 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Amodeo Tue, Dec 6th at 11:00 PM 3 days, 22 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Emil Werstler Wed, Dec 7th at 10:00 AM 4 days, 9 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Wed, Dec 7th at 12:00 PM 4 days, 11 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Pamela Goldsmith Wed, Dec 7th at 2:00 PM 4 days, 13 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Wed, Dec 7th at 4:00 PM 4 days, 15 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Alan Skowron Wed, Dec 7th at 10:00 PM 4 days, 21 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Steve Eulberg Thu, Dec 8th at 10:00 AM 5 days, 9 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Emil Werstler Thu, Dec 8th at 12:00 PM 5 days, 11 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Thu, Dec 8th at 2:00 PM 5 days, 13 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
David Isaacs Thu, Dec 8th at 4:00 PM 5 days, 15 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Eve Goldberg Thu, Dec 8th at 8:00 PM 5 days, 19 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Dave Yauk Thu, Dec 8th at 10:00 PM 5 days, 21 hours 2 hours Dave Yauk
Allen Van Wert Fri, Dec 9th at 12:00 AM 5 days, 23 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Miche Fambro Fri, Dec 9th at 10:00 AM 6 days, 9 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Fri, Dec 9th at 12:00 PM 6 days, 11 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Andy Whitehead Fri, Dec 9th at 4:00 PM 6 days, 15 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Allen Van Wert Fri, Dec 9th at 6:00 PM 6 days, 17 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Daniel Gilbert Fri, Dec 9th at 8:00 PM 6 days, 19 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
David Isaacs Sat, Dec 10th at 10:00 AM 7 days, 9 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Alan Skowron Sat, Dec 10th at 12:00 PM 7 days, 11 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Sat, Dec 10th at 2:00 PM 7 days, 13 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Mark Lincoln Sat, Dec 10th at 6:00 PM 7 days, 17 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Glen Drover Sat, Dec 10th at 8:00 PM 7 days, 19 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Amodeo Sun, Dec 11th at 12:00 PM 8 days, 11 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Sun, Dec 11th at 2:00 PM 8 days, 13 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Mon, Dec 12th at 12:00 PM 9 days, 11 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Eric Madis Mon, Dec 12th at 2:00 PM 9 days, 13 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Mon, Dec 12th at 4:00 PM 9 days, 15 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Dennis Hodges Tue, Dec 13th at 10:00 AM 10 days, 9 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Lisa Pursell Tue, Dec 13th at 12:00 PM 10 days, 11 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Allen Van Wert Tue, Dec 13th at 2:00 PM 10 days, 13 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Dave Yauk Tue, Dec 13th at 4:00 PM 10 days, 15 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Jim Deeming Tue, Dec 13th at 9:00 PM 10 days, 20 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Amodeo Tue, Dec 13th at 11:00 PM 10 days, 22 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Emil Werstler Wed, Dec 14th at 10:00 AM 11 days, 9 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Wed, Dec 14th at 12:00 PM 11 days, 11 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Pamela Goldsmith Wed, Dec 14th at 2:00 PM 11 days, 13 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Wed, Dec 14th at 4:00 PM 11 days, 15 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Steve Eulberg Thu, Dec 15th at 10:00 AM 12 days, 9 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Emil Werstler Thu, Dec 15th at 12:00 PM 12 days, 11 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Thu, Dec 15th at 2:00 PM 12 days, 13 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
David Isaacs Thu, Dec 15th at 4:00 PM 12 days, 15 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Eve Goldberg Thu, Dec 15th at 8:00 PM 12 days, 19 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Dave Yauk Thu, Dec 15th at 10:00 PM 12 days, 21 hours 2 hours Dave Yauk
Allen Van Wert Fri, Dec 16th at 12:00 AM 12 days, 23 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Miche Fambro Fri, Dec 16th at 10:00 AM 13 days, 9 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Fri, Dec 16th at 12:00 PM 13 days, 11 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Andy Whitehead Fri, Dec 16th at 4:00 PM 13 days, 15 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Allen Van Wert Fri, Dec 16th at 6:00 PM 13 days, 17 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Daniel Gilbert Fri, Dec 16th at 8:00 PM 13 days, 19 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
David Isaacs Sat, Dec 17th at 10:00 AM 14 days, 9 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Alan Skowron Sat, Dec 17th at 12:00 PM 14 days, 11 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Sat, Dec 17th at 2:00 PM 14 days, 13 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Glen Drover Sat, Dec 17th at 8:00 PM 14 days, 19 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Amodeo Sun, Dec 18th at 12:00 PM 15 days, 11 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Sun, Dec 18th at 2:00 PM 15 days, 13 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Steve Eulberg Mon, Dec 19th at 10:00 AM 16 days, 9 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Nick Kellie Mon, Dec 19th at 12:00 PM 16 days, 11 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Eric Madis Mon, Dec 19th at 2:00 PM 16 days, 13 hours 2 hours Open Discussion
Marcelo Berestovoy Mon, Dec 19th at 4:00 PM 16 days, 15 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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