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Brad Henecke

2 New Songs

Van Halen and AC/DC are two of the most popular rock bands of all time. Brad is here to teach you how to play a song from each of these legendary bands.

Taught by Brad Henecke in Rock Guitar with Brad Henecke seriesLength: 27:32Difficulty: 2.5 of 5
Chapter 1: (0:55) Introduction Now that you have mastered the basics of playing power chords, Lesson 10 features two power chord masterpieces: “Ain’t Talking About Love” and “You Shook Me All Night Long.” Brad gives a step-by-step tutorial detailing the key riffs from these songs. He opens the lesson with the rocking intro to “Ain’t Talking About Love.”

Note: Open the “Supplemental Content” tab for tablature to both these songs.
Chapter 2: (13:10) “Ain’t Talking About Love” – Van Halen Originally appearing on Van Halen’s self-titled debut album, “Ain’t Talking About Love” is a rock guitar masterpiece. Every riff is an instant classic. This song incorporates techniques discussed thus far in the Classic Rock lesson series. It combines, open chords, power chords, and barre chords into a simple, effective guitar line. Remember that this isn’t rocket science, it’s rock and roll!

Intro Riff
The intro kicks off with an arpeggiation of the open Am chord. Brad gives a quick review of the left-hand fingering for this chord. An arpeggiation occurs when the notes of a chord are picked individually rather than strummed.

Note: Open the “Supplemental Content” tab for fretboard diagrams of all the chords discussed in this lesson.

Pay careful attention to the picking of this arpeggio. It may help to print the tablature to the riff and indicate the pick direction of each note on the page.

As soon as you have successfully fretted the Am chord, access the tablature to this song under the “Supplemental Content” tab. Notice how the arpeggio pattern initially skips the G string. Arpeggio patterns frequently skip strings one or more times. To ensure accuracy and maximum comfortability while playing string-skipping patterns, certain right hand adjustments must be made.
Right Hand Technique
A. Right Hand Fingers
When playing any arpeggio pattern, it is best not to rest the right hand fingers on the pickguard. Rather, they should loosely curl into the palm of the hand. Resting your fingers on the pickguard limits your range of movement. As a result, arpeggio patterns are difficult to play with this technique.
B. The Wrist
Most players prefer to rest their wrist on the bridge of the guitar. Others find they play with better control if they lift the wrist from the bridge, and rest the forearm on the body. However, this riff is played with a technique known as “palm muting.” To perform this technique, lightly rest your wrist on the strings slightly off the bridge. The pitch should still be clearly audible when a string is played. The sound is now slightly muffled or muted. You may need to experiment with the position of your wrist for awhile to achieve the right sound. Let your ears serve as your guide. Listen carefully to Brad’s sound when he palm- mutes. Try to emulate this sound when practicing the intro section.
Playing the Riff
Play the first four notes of the arpeggio pattern together. Each note receives the value of an eighth note. After the Am arpeggio pattern, a few quick chord changes occur. Once again, break up the riff into the next four eighth notes. Play the open E string, then quickly roll the first finger down. Now it is barring the E and B strings. The next chord in the riff is G. This chord shape is the basic F chord moved up two frets. The riff ends with a quick lick on the A string. Notice how C (3rd fret) is played as a quarter note. Fret this note with the third finger.

Note: The intro riff is repeated four times before the remainder of the song kicks in.
Intro Riff No. 2
After the arpeggio patterns, the same progression is played. However, this time the chords are strummed. The progression begins with the same Am shape. Then the open G chord is strummed. (Brad provides a quick review of this chord if you need one.)
Rhythm of the Riff
The rhythm to this riff is kind of tricky. Some strums are palm-muted and others are not. The first and fourth strums in the pattern are not palm-muted. Rather, these notes receive a sharp accent. Also, notice how Brad plays this entire riff using only downstrokes. Downstrokes give the guitar a much heavier sound when palm-muting is applied.

This riff ends with the same lick that concludes the intro riff. However, a pick up note on the open A string is picked before the lick occurs.
Playing Octaves
Note: The following information comes from Lesson 9 of Matt’s Phase 2 rock lessons.

On the guitar, a note’s higher octave can be found two strings away. The higher of the two notes is two frets up the neck. There are two exceptions to this rule. In the case of the fourth and second string, as well as the third and first string, the higher note is three frets up. Simply play the two strings simultaneously while muting the string between them.

Playing any melody line in octaves has many great advantages. Playing octaves can fatten up the sound by giving it a simultaneous rhythmic/melodic feel. Octaves have a contrasting texture to single note lines. As a result, switching from a single note line to octaves can take a solo in a totally new, fresh direction.

This technique was originally exploited to great effect by jazz great Wes Montgomery. Listen to any of his recordings for countless examples of stellar octave use. Notice how he applies this technique when playing the melody, soloing, and occasionally while accompanying.

Instead of ending the second riff with the lick, an octave figure is often played. Begin with the C octave shape. The first finger frets the A string at the third fret. The octaves then ascend the C major scale to the notes D, E, and G.

Note: Octaves are covered in greater detail in later Phase 2 Classic Rock lesson.
Chapter 3: (13:46) “You Shook Me All Night Long” – AC/DC Intro Riff
Brad begins teaching you the song by walking you through all the chord shapes involved.

The intro riff begins with an inversion of the G5 power chord. Here’s a quick breakdown of this chord
4th string: open
3rd string: 1st finger frets the 7th fret.
2nd string: 2nd finger frets the 8th fret.
The next chord is a D5 power chord. Keep the same shape from the previous chord. Now, fret the 10th fret of the B string with your pinky. The D string is still played open. By changing the highest note in the power chord, an interesting melody line is created on the second string. This melody line ends with a big strum of the open D chord. A lick from the D minor pentatonic scale functions as a transition back to the beginning of the riff.
Verse Riff
The verse riff to “You Shook Me...” consists of a basic I IV V progression in the key of G. This riff consists of four measures. It is easiest to learn it by separating the first two measures from the last two. The progression begins on the I chord, G. The second measure features some rapid changes between G and the IV chord Cadd9. You may remember this chord shape from “Sweet Home Alabama.” It may help you to sing the names of the chords when you are playing them. This will help cement the chord changes and where they occur in your brain.

The second half of the riff features some rapid changes between the open G and D chords. Once again, sing the chord changes out loud or in your head to memorize where they occur.

The Dsus4 chord is played with some palm-muting to transition into the chorus riff.

Note: Open the “Supplemental Content” tab for a fretboard diagram of this chord. The fourth finger is added to the first string to form the suspension.
Chorus Riff
The chorus riff consists of an open chord progression. A few passing tones are added between chords to give the riff more forward motion. Once again, the chorus consists of a basic I IV V progression in the key of G.

The second measure features a chord many of you may be unfamiliar with. Lift up the second and third fingers from the C chord. Then, fret the 2nd fret of the A string with the second finger. Play the D string open. This forms a G/Bsus4 chord. This means that the chord is Gsus4 with B played as the lowest note in the chord.


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razercut67razercut67 replied on November 3rd, 2013

Hi Brad, First I would like to thank you for your great lessons, I think you are a very good teacher and I appreciate you. Anyway I was wondering if there is a way to get a better look at what your fingers are doing when you are teaching "aint talkin bout love". The A minor isn't a problem but I cant tell where your fingers are after holding the A minor. Can you help with this?

burnt toastburnt toast replied on August 30th, 2012

@ RB....WHY ARE YOU IM YHE BEGINNER PHASE????MAKE US A VIDEO...THANKS BRAD...YOUR LESSONS ARE SPOT ON FOR BEGINNERS...THANKS

burnt toastburnt toast replied on August 30th, 2012

@ RB....WHY ARE YOU IM YHE BEGINNER PHASE????MAKE US A VIDEO...THANKS BRAD...YOUR LESSONS ARE SPOT ON FOR BEGINNERS...THANKS

rangorango replied on January 15th, 2012

Enjoyed the lesson on Ain’t talk’n about love. I was hoping the Verse and Chorus parts would be tabbed out to make the song complete. I guess the solo would be way over the top at this point but if you revisit this lesson – I sure would be nice if you suggested a scale and position to at least start a simplified solo in. Thanks Chris

garrett24garrett24 replied on December 19th, 2011

Thanks for teaching AC/DC! :D

roger stacyroger stacy replied on December 1st, 2011

I'm having great fun with this 2 song lesson, but man am I slow to catch on to the kind of speed needed to make it sound right! I'll be on this lesson for months!

ootieootie replied on July 30th, 2011

what are you using to achieve that certain tone.I know its a PRS and a Marshall. Are you using any pedals. Thanks

ieleftheriouieleftheriou replied on August 29th, 2010

You Rock!!!!!!!

dan1963dan1963 replied on January 31st, 2010

do you have tabs for the last part of the riff that you said we should be able to tell by listening to it. I am new and dont seem to be able to catch that part

strat9strat9 replied on June 16th, 2010

More songs Brad! Any Who?

strat9strat9 replied on June 16th, 2010

the C chord in You Shook Me is actually a Cadd9. I guess a Cadd9 is technically a C. I figured it out becasue of the fingerings used to switch from the G. to play a straight C is much tougher than just switching to a Cadd9.

martymaymartymay replied on October 26th, 2009

Funny, I have got the same guitar but different pickups I can't wait to play ac/dc song

andrearicciandrearicci replied on October 7th, 2009

I like very much the way and wath you teach. very immediate results. Thanks a lot

martinthallmartinthall replied on August 11th, 2009

I'm about 20% of the way through your Rock Genre set Brad and enjoyed this one the most. Excellent lesson and many thanks!

blueguitar420blueguitar420 replied on June 8th, 2009

awesome lesson!

breezebreeze replied on May 14th, 2009

i like the way u show it on tabs, it helps alot, wish the other teachers used them

bwoodatstatebwoodatstate replied on May 11th, 2008

is it just me or is he playing the intro for shook me all night long diffrent then the tab given in the supplemental content??? Between the chord with the 10 in it and the two 7's I dont know what hes doin. Any help would be great

brett911brett911 replied on March 23rd, 2009

LOL I was thinking same thing!

bwoodatstatebwoodatstate replied on May 15th, 2008

Thanks Brad for the help. I finally got it down. I was wondering if anyone has thought about doing more Van Halen songs. I think the DLR era was the best and would love a lesson on a while song

Brad.HeneckeBrad.Henecke replied on May 16th, 2008

more Van Halen ! I will see if i can teach Little Dreamer Thats a fun one .

vmfa122vmfa122 replied on April 29th, 2009

Any and ALL EVH would be great; David M is supposedly highly influenced by the master, but yet he hasn't done any music by them; I suspect David is MIA on this site.

Brad.HeneckeBrad.Henecke replied on May 11th, 2008

the last 870 Is played shorter then the other two .Then on the last two notes (the 7th fret notes )pull off your 2nd finger that is on the 8th fret 2nd string and barr the two 7th fret notes on the 3rd and 2nd string . I hope that helps let me know :)

brett911brett911 replied on March 23rd, 2009

Bar 2nd and 3rd string but sounds like open D before Dmajor?

bwoodatstatebwoodatstate replied on May 11th, 2008

I am guessing there is one two many 078 before the two 7's. I am guessing after the 0,7,10 you play the two quick 0,7,8 then play an 8 on the second string, 7 on the second and 7 on the third. Is that right???

Brad.HeneckeBrad.Henecke replied on May 11th, 2008

I think you are having a problem with the timing that is the problem with tab. stick with it you will get it :)

brett911brett911 replied on March 8th, 2009

More DLR for SURE. One word Panama!

tucker1974tucker1974 replied on September 29th, 2008

awesome lesson my levels of play are getting better thanks

timmlktimmlk replied on July 7th, 2008

Hey Brad, I'm Having trouble with the chords and the palm muted open A in the Van Halen song. I cant seem to get the kind of speed needed, to make it sound right. Do you have any pointers that can help ?

rblgeniusrblgenius replied on April 25th, 2008

I don't think the chorus tabbing is quite right... he plays the open A B C and a little chord notes between the switches. I understand this is an easy version to learn and still workable but for those who want the full version you might want to check a complete tab if you want to play it exactly

squeezysqueezy replied on January 19th, 2008

great lessons brad like the use of songs in the lessons

gene duttongene dutton replied on November 13th, 2007

I like your program allot.; Worth evey dime

cdawsoncdawson replied on January 11th, 2008

Good! Thanks for the comment.

kevinacekevinace replied on January 11th, 2008

Glad to hear it!

fallenang3lfallenang3l replied on August 1st, 2007

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CPCGFmUlR0[/url] in german there is a saying: "das auge isst mit" which means "the eye also eats". don't know if there is something similar in english but what it actually means is: that the visual is also very important if you know what i mean :D

Rock Guitar with Brad Henecke

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

In this Phase 2 series Brad Henecke will school you in the art of rock guitar. You will not only learn how to play some of your favorite songs in this series, but you will also learn how to create your own.



Lesson 1

Basic Rock Guitar

This lesson covers the absolute basics of rock guitar. Learn about the electric guitar, pickups, amplifiers, changing strings, and more.

Length: 52:09 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Learning Chords

The first step of your rock guitar experience is learning some of the more popular chords and that is what this lesson is all about.

Length: 42:30 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 3

Barre Chords and More

Brad Henecke introduces common strumming patterns and barre chords.

Length: 42:23 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Your First Song

In this lesson Brad covers some of the more advanced barre chord shapes. He applies these shapes to the song "Hotel California."

Length: 41:31 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 5

Blues and Scales

Rock has its roots in the blues. Brad helps you explore the wonderful world of blues in this lesson. He also covers some chord theory.

Length: 48:14 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 6

Tricks and Lead

This lesson is all about specific techniques used by lead guitarists.

Length: 52:02 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 7

Jammin' with Scales

This lesson details how to improvise with the blues scale.

Length: 27:27 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 8

3 Songs

In this fun lesson, Brad Henecke teaches you riffs from 3 classic rock songs.

Length: 28:28 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 9

Power Chords

Power chords help give rock music that "punch you in the face" feel. Learn basic power chords in this lesson.

Length: 13:22 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 10

2 New Songs

Are you ready to learn "Ain't Talking About Love" by Van Halen and "You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC? That's what this lesson is all about.

Length: 27:32 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 11

Pentatonic Scale

Brad teaches the first pattern of the minor pentatonic scale and explains how it relates to the blues scale.

Length: 14:30 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 12

Second Pattern

Brad covers the second pattern for both the minor blues and minor pentatonic scales.

Length: 9:07 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 13

Message in a Bottle

Learn the classic rock song "Message in a Bottle."

Length: 10:22 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 14

Third Pattern

This great lesson covers the 3rd fretboard pattern of the minor pentatonic and minor blues scales.

Length: 7:19 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 15

Colorful Chord Tension

Brad demonstrates how open strings can be added to chord shapes you are already familiar with.

Length: 9:09 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 16

The Fourth Pattern

Brad covers the fourth pattern of the minor pentatonic and minor blues scales.

Length: 8:28 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 17

Daytripper

In this lesson Brad demonstrates how to play the Beatles song "Daytripper."

Length: 15:21 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 18

The Fifth Pattern

Brad demonstrates the 5th pattern of the minor pentatonic and minor blues scales. He also discusses practicing and memorizing them.

Length: 13:05 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 19

"Brown Eyed Girl"

Learn the classic rock song "Brown Eyed Girl" in this episode of Rock Guitar.

Length: 11:23 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 20

Phrasing

Brad introduces you to the importance of phrasing. Quality phrasing is essential when performing any melodic line.

Length: 14:19 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 21

Basics of Tapping

Tapping is an idiomatic guitar technique that offers a unique sound.

Length: 14:34 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 22

Intro to Modes

Learning the modes is essential to the development of your scale vocabulary.

Length: 31:04 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 23

Understanding Chord Shapes

Brad further explains what chord shapes are and how they relate to barre chords.

Length: 10:15 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 24

Natural Harmonics

Learn the right and left hand mechanics involved in playing harmonics.

Length: 13:16 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 25

Advanced Harmonics

Brad covers more advanced harmonic techniques such as harp harmonics, pinch harmonics and tap harmonics.

Length: 16:10 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 26

The Dorian Mode

Brad moves on in his modal lesson series to explain the Dorian mode. This lesson includes 2 backing tracks.

Length: 22:00 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 27

Phrygian Mode

Brad explains and demonstrates the Phrygian mode.

Length: 13:33 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 28

The Lydian Mode

Brad continues his discussion of the modes. You will learn the Lydian mode in this lesson.

Length: 9:27 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 29

Mixolydian Mode

Brad explains the Mixolydian mode and its practical applications.

Length: 10:00 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 30

The Aeolian Mode

Continuing with his modal lessons, Brad Henecke teaches the Aeolian mode.

Length: 9:09 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 31

The Locrian Mode

The final lesson in our modal series covers the Locrian mode.

Length: 9:00 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 32

The Ace Zone

Brad teaches some licks inspired by Ace Frehley of KISS. Incorporate these licks into your own solos.

Length: 7:18 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 33

Learn Licks

In this lesson Brad Henecke teaches you some fun licks that can be used in your own guitar solos.

Length: 10:00 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 34

Blues Licks

Brad Henecke demonstrates some cool blues licks.

Length: 17:00 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 35

Modes and Scales

Brad Henecke provides an alternate way of comparing modes and scales.

Length: 8:00 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 36

A Different View

In the last lesson, Brad Henecke compared some scales that are major or dominant in quality. Now, he repeats this process with minor scales.

Length: 7:00 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 37

One String Scales

This lesson is all about 1 string scales. Learning scales on 1 string is essential to your knowledge of the fretboard.

Length: 8:34 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 38

One String Ionian Mode

Brad demonstrates a one string version of the Ionian mode. This lesson demonstrates the importance of horizontal scales.

Length: 7:27 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 39

Aeolian Mode on One String

Brad continues his discussion of single string scales. He explains how to play the Aeolian mode across a single string.

Length: 4:11 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 40

Octave Scales

Brad explains how to locate octaves within scale patterns. He demonstrates a cool lick that involves playing simultaneous octaves.

Length: 7:07 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 41

Using Octaves

Brad explains how to use octaves in the context of an exercise. Octaves can also be used to build effective licks.

Length: 5:18 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 42

Harmonic Minor Scale

Brad introduces the harmonic minor scale. He explains how it can be applied to the solo break in "Sweet Child O' Mine."

Length: 7:00 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 43

Learning by Ear

Brad Henecke provides valuable tips regarding the process of learning songs by ear.

Length: 23:00 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 44

Ear Training Game

Improve your ear training by playing "The Tone Is Right" with Brad Henecke.

Length: 29:00 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 45

Diminished Arpeggio

Brad Henecke explains diminished chords and provides a fun diminished arpeggio exercise.

Length: 19:00 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 46

Understanding Time Signatures

Brad Henecke addresses time signatures.

Length: 10:00 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 47

Diminished Chords

Brad Henecke explains the construction of diminished seventh chords. He also provides a diminished chord exercise.

Length: 10:30 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 48

Open G Tuning

Brad Henecke introduces open G tuning in this lesson.

Length: 23:50 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 49

Drop D Tuning

Brad Henecke introduces drop D tuning in this lesson. He explains many advantages of this tuning.

Length: 12:57 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 50

G Major Pentatonic

Brad Henecke teaches the G major pentatonic scale. He demonstrates all 5 patterns and explains how they can be transposed to any key.

Length: 22:50 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 51

Changing Scales with Chords

In this lesson Brad Henecke talks about changing the pentatonic/blues scales with each chord in a chord progression.

Length: 11:08 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 52

Mixolydian Scale and Chords

Brad will show how to use the Mixolydian scale with a blues chord progression.

Length: 6:56 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 53

Gear and Effects

This lesson is all about gear and effects. Brad begins his discussion with power conditioning and removing hiss from your amplifier. He progresses to discuss a plethora of effects pedals. Brad explores...

Length: 52:48 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 54

The Wah Pedal

In this lesson, Brad Henecke introduces the wah pedal and demonstrates its many applications.

Length: 15:53 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only

About Brad Henecke View Full Biography Brad Henecke was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on May 5th of 1963. He has been a fan of music for as long as he & his family can remember. You could always find him running around the farm wailing on his cardboard guitar, pretending to be a member of the rock band KISS. Additional inspiration came during his first concert when he got the chance to see Boston & Sammy Hagar in the early 1970's.

This opened up a whole new world of rock and roll music for him; his parents noticed his growing interest in music and enrolled him into guitar lessons when he was 13.

From there he jumped into two years of lessons at a local music store in Cedar Rapids. After discovering Eddie Van Halen, Brad knew that the guitar would always be a part of his life. He took his love throughout the city as he played as a pit musician & jammed at parties for friends.

This made him thirsty for more. He enrolled classes at Kirkwood Community College & also took lessons from the one & only Craig-Erickson (www.craig-erickson.com).

His love for music landed him a gig opening for Molly Hatchet in Cedar Rapids with a band called "Slap & Tickle". He has also played in the Greeley Stampede show for quite a few years with "True North".

Brad is currently playing in Greeley, Colorado with a rock band titled "Ragged Doll". They play a wide variety of music with an emphasis on classic rock from the 60's to present, with Brad playing electric guitar in the five piece lineup.

He currently jams on his all-time favorite guitar: a Paul Reed Smith Custom 24. Beyond guitar, he plays also plays drums & bass guitar. He has also been known to thrash a banjo from time to time. He is still actively playing & passing his 31 years of playing experience on to others (you!).

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Backing Tracks

Jam-along backing tracks give the guitarist a platform for improvising and soloing. Our backing tracks provide a wide variety of tracks from different genres of music, and serves as a great learning tool.

Interactive Games

We have teachers covering beginner lessons, rock, classic rock, jazz, bluegrass, fingerstyle, slack key and more. Learn how to play the guitar from experienced players, in a casual environment.

Beginners Welcome.. and Up

Unlike a lot of guitar websites and DVDs, we start our Beginner Lessons at the VERY start of the learning process, as if you just picked up a guitar for the first time.Our teaching is structured for all players.

Take a minute to compare JamPlay to other traditional and new methods of learning guitar. Our estimates for "In-Person" lessons below are based on a weekly face-to-face lesson for $40 per hour.

Price Per Lesson < $0.01 $4 - $5 $30 - $50 Free
Money Back Guarantee Sometimes n/a
Number of Instructors 88 1 – 3 1 Zillions
Interaction with Instructors Daily Webcam Sessions Weekly
Professional Instructors Luck of the Draw Luck of the Draw
New Lessons Daily Weekly Minutely
Structured Lessons
Learn Any Style Sorta
Track Progress
HD Video - Sometimes
Multiple Camera Angles Sometimes - Sometimes
Accurate Tabs Maybe Maybe
Scale/Chord Libraries
Custom JamTracks
Interactive Games
Community
Learn in Sweatpants Socially Unacceptable
Gasoline Needed $0.00 $0.00 ~$4 / gallon! $0.00

Mike H.

"I feel like a 12 year old kid with a new guitar!"
 

I am 66 years young and I still got it! I would have never known this if it had not been for Jamplay! I feel like a 12 year old kid with a new guitar! Ha! I cannot express enough how great you're website is! It is for beginners and advanced pickers! I am an advanced picker and thought I had lost it but thanks to you all, I found it again! Even though I only play by ear, I have been a member a whopping whole two weeks now and have already got Brent's country shuffle and country blues down and of course with embellishments. Thank you all for your wonderful program!


Greg J.

"With Jamplay I can fit in a random session when I have time and I can go at my own pace"
 

I'm a fifty eight year old newbie who owns a guitar which has been sitting untouched in a corner for about seven years now. Last weekend I got inspired to pick it up and finally learn how to play after watching an amazing Spanish guitarist on TV. So, here I am. I'm starting at the beginning with Steve Eulberg and I couldn't be happier (except for the sore fingers :) Some day I'm going to play like Steve! I'm self employed with a hectic schedule. With Jamplay I can fit in a random session when I have time and I can go at my own pace, rewinding and replaying the videos until I get it. This is a very enjoyable diversion from my work yet I still feel like I'm accomplishing something worthwhile. Thanks a lot, Greg


Bill

"I believe this is the absolute best site for guitar students."
 

I am commenting here to tell you and everyone at JamPlay that I believe this is the absolute best site for guitar students. I truly enjoy learning to play the guitar on JamPlay.com. Yes, I said the words, ""enjoy learning."" It is by far the best deal for the money.



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