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The 2020 Practice Plan

Make 2020 the year of tangible progress on the instrument

As guitarists, it's easy to get sidetracked and lose focus with our guitar practice and goals. Sometimes the best way to get back on track is to not think and just do what the master tells us. In the spirit of that idea, we created this toolkit to help struggling guitarists do just that. Our 2020 practice plan covers the most frustrating roadblocks guitarists tell us they face. Take a breath, grab your guitar and follow along. It doesn't get any easier than this!

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Rock Solid Strumming

Complete Course - New for 2019

Strum like a pro! DJ Phillips walks you through strumming exercises that will build your sense of rhythm and boost your confidence! Start with simple rhythms and fingerings and build toward real-world strumming patterns you can use in your songwriting right now. DJ walks you through each pattern, adding chords as you go, then guides you through a practice session at the end of each lesson.

Contents

  • 20 Lessons (MP4)
  • Filmed in 4K
  • Delivered in 1080p
  • Tablature (GPX, PDF)
  • Own it for life

Course taught by DJ Phillips.

Purpose

Beginners will love this pack. We will start you off with the absolute basics and build your skills up slowly exercise by exercise, lesson by lesson.

If you find it challenging to form chords and keep time with the music, this course will build all of the skills you need to strum chords with confidence and style.

The Focus

Build muscle memory around chord shapes and sharpen your sense of rhythm
  • Learn from exercises designed around common chord shapes and rhythmic patterns
  • Step by step practice instruction that builds your skillset gradually
  • Designed for the beginning player who needs focus on rhythm and forming chords
  • Gain confidence by practicing common chords with increasingly challenging rhythms
  • Get cool rhythmic ideas for your songwriting
Included 100% free with your Annual Membership.

Chord Switching & Vocabulary

Complete Course - New for 2019

Everyone who's ever learned guitar knows this fact: learning your chords is not enough. You have to be able to switch between them with ease and efficiency while playing in tempo. Veteran JamPlay instructor Chris Liepe is well aware of this, and has developed a comprehensive plan to get you on the right path to achieving this goal!

Contents

  • 20 Lessons (MP4)
  • 5 Playalong Tracks (MP3)
  • Filmed in 4K
  • Delivered in 1080p
  • Tablature (GPX, PDF)
  • Own it for life

Course taught by Chris Liepe.

Purpose

The express purpose of this pack is to get your chord changes to be more fluid. We start by looking at the most common chords in the most common keys, then we will examine the most efficient finger movements to use in switching from chord to chord.

And finally you will be able to spend extended time practicing alongside Chris as he gives you the repetition you need to reach peak efficiency!

The Focus

Explore chord shapes and finger efficiency on the road to better chord switching
  • Learn fundamental major and minor chord shapes
  • Discover the most efficient fingerings for changing chords in major and minor keys
  • Execute common chord progressions and easy to follow strumming patterns
  • Examine chord switching for barre chords and other unusual chords
  • Spend valuable practice time switching chords with drum grooves at various tempos
Included 100% free with your Annual Membership.

Musical Melody Practice

Complete Course - New for 2019

This mini-course from Tyler Grant is all about becoming melodic in your soloing and over all approach to the guitar. When we first start learning to play, we typically learn chords and maybe a couple scale shapes. Seldom is there direct instruction on playing melodically. This course will provide scale information in a melodic way. Along with it's guided practice element, you will be playing melody specifically.

Contents

  • 20 Lessons (MP4)
  • 36 Playalong Tracks (MP3)
  • Filmed in 4K
  • Delivered in 1080p
  • Tablature (GPX, PDF)
  • Own it for life

Course taught by Tyler Grant.

Purpose

The function of this pack is to get you thinking about melody instead of harmony. Tyler will teach direct instruction for melodic playing, then you will have the opportunity to play along with him as part of the practice session.

By practicing and thinking more melodically, you will be able to find ways to add melody to your soloing and playing over all.

The Focus

Discover how to get out of just chording and start playing melodically
  • Explore Exercises designed around common chord progressions
  • Step by step practice instruction at various tempos
  • Designed for the beginner to intermediate player who needs focus on melody
  • Explore exercises in the most commonly played Bluegrass and Folk keys
Included 100% free with your Annual Membership.

Reach & Dexterity Practice

Complete Course - New for 2019

This pack is all about unlocking your potential on the instrument. Each of these lessons focuses on fundamental technique building blocks that, once absorbed, lead to technical mastery of things like fast and smooth alternate picking, impeccable timing, syncing the hands, easier barre chords and much more.

Contents

  • 25 Lessons (MP4)
  • Filmed in 4K
  • Delivered in 1080p
  • Tablature (GPX, PDF)
  • Own it for life

Course taught by Dave Yauk.

Purpose

Dave Yauk has developed a calisthenic-like workout program for all skill levels that uses simple chords and introduces stretches that build reach and dexterity as well as stamina.

In addition to the physical workout, Dave also builds your chord theory knowledge by working on chord extensions such as the suspended chords, seventh chords, sixth and thirteenth chords and more.

The Focus

Break through physical barriers while increasing chord knowledge.
  • Build strength and dexterity for hard to play chords.
  • Learn chord theory as you build complex chords out of basic ones.
  • Simple lessons that focus on core fundamentals with clear practice ideology.
  • Develop a practice discipline that translates to all skills on the guitar.
  • For late beginner to intermediate players.
Included 100% free with your Annual Membership.

Singing, Playing and Performing

Complete Course - New for 2019

How do some people make playing guitar and singing look so effortless? And how in the world would a person effectively practice something like that? This course is designed with those very things in mind! Your instructor, DJ Phillips, brings you a step by step package that will turn you into a singing guitar player. Not only will you learn techniques to solidify playing and singing, you will be able to practice these techniques right alongside DJ!

Contents

  • 18 Lessons (MP4)
  • 38 Playalong Tracks (MP3)
  • Filmed in 4K
  • Delivered in 1080p
  • Tablature (GPX, PDF)
  • Own it for life

Course taught by DJ Phillips.

Purpose

This course explores techniques that will help you become a more confident performer. You will tackle acoustic strumming, electric strumming and riff playing, all the while learning to sing melodies over the top of these different feels.

During the practice time, there will be plenty of opportunity to commit these new techniques to memory!

The Focus

Merge two fundamental music techniques: playing guitar and singing.
  • Practice each new technique right alongside your instructor, DJ Phillips
  • Explore acoustic and electric strumming, while also singing melodies
  • Learn to sing while chording 'up the neck'
  • Gain confidence by learning tips and trick for memorizing lyrics, using a microphone and more
  • Learn how to properly warm up your voice
Included 100% free with your Annual Membership.
The 2020 Practice Plan

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This Toolkit is for guitarists of all skill levels with a focus on effective practice and core skill building. Play-along JamTracks are provided for musical practice which speeds up progress on the instrument. Learn more about the Toolkit contents below.

The 2020 Practice Plan

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