Live Guitar Courses with Daily Q&A

Along with our pre-recorded guitar lessons, we also offer live guitar lessons 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.

Live Guitar Courses

In-Studio, Live Lessons

These focused, task-based workshops include full tablature, interactivity with the instruction, and even homework each week. We are bringing live 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 Open Q&A

Teacher Broadcasts

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 daily.

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

Active Live Courses

Jump in to our active, live courses currenlty happening this week. All courses are available with your membership.

Key Starting Points for Beginners

10 Week Course - Starts on July 3rd at 6pm EST

Welcome to 10 weeks packed with powerful areas of focus focus that can really improve your playing. Though geared towards beginners, these tips hold valuable nuggets of truth for nearly all players. Discover how to learn new chords and scales, master shapes necessary for all players, boost your rhythm and lead chops, discover the power of ear training, and much more.

Full Course Schedule

How to Learn New Chords

07/03/2019 at 6pm EST

How to Learn and Scales Well

07/10/2019 at 6pm EST

Go To Chord Shapes

08/07/2019 at 6pm EST

Go To Scale Patterns

08/14/2019 at 6pm EST

How to Start Playing Rhythm Guitar

08/21/2019 at 6pm EST

How to Start Playing Lead Guitar

08/28/2019 at 6pm EST

How to Practice Well

09/04/2019 at 6pm EST

Making The Most of a Melody

09/11/2019 at 6pm EST

Tuning and Possibilities

09/18/2019 at 6pm EST

Ear Training Ground Work

09/25/2019 at 6pm EST

Merging Pentatonics

10 Week Course - Course is Complete. Archive Available.

Pentatonic scales are everywhere, but often you can feel limited with what you can do with them. In this 10 week live course, Dave Brown will not only help reduce the confusion so that you’re able to grasp how and when they’re applied, but you’ll also develop vocabulary by borrowing notes from other pentatonic scales so that not only do you know what those notes sound like, but now you know where to find them too. Dave will be using uniform cuts across the neck that will apply the same way in every key, then when it’s all said and done, we’ll revert back to the traditional approach of learning pentatonics in position to see how your new found understanding of how they work and how to alter them applies to the positions some of you already know.

Full Course Schedule

The Major Pentatonic and its Blue Note

03/12/2019 at 6pm EST

Major Pentatonic add 4

03/19/2019 at 6pm EST

Major Pentatonic add Flat 7

03/26/2019 at 6pm EST

Minor Pentatonic and Its Blue Note

04/02/2019 at 6pm EST

Minor Pentatonic with a Major 3rd

04/09/2019 at 6pm EST

Minor Pentatonic add 6

04/16/2019 at 6pm EST

Minor Pentatonic add 2

04/23/2019 at 6pm EST

Position 1 Accumulation

04/30/2019 at 6pm EST

Position 2 Accumulation

05/07/2019 at 6pm EST

Position 3 Accumulation

05/14/2019 at 6pm EST

Masterful Melodies

10 Week Course - Course is Complete. Archive Available.

One of the main dividing lines between good and great players is a strong understanding of the concept of phrasing. Phrasing generally means grasping how melody works with harmony to create emotion using nothing more than an instrument. In this 10-week course we study the core concepts that are critical to finding your melodic voice on your instrument. Featuring 10 killer backing tracks, we will give you all the pieces necessary to begin crafting beautiful melodies, solos, lead parts and bass lines, no matter your current skill level. This course is perfect for both bass and guitar players.

Full Course Schedule

Starting Simple

03/11/2019 at 8pm EST

Moderiffic

03/18/2019 at 8pm EST

Walking Around in Circles

03/25/2019 at 8pm EST

Modal Madness I - Mixolydian

04/01/2019 at 8pm EST

Modal Madness II - Aeolian

04/08/2019 at 8pm EST

Modal Madness III - Dorian

04/15/2019 at 8pm EST

Modal Madness IV - Lydian

04/22/2019 at 8pm EST

Vocalize It

04/29/2019 at 8pm EST

Chromeleon

05/06/2019 at 8pm EST

Off the Wagon

05/13/2019 at 8pm EST

Playing Over Chords: Part 2

6 Week Course - Course is Complete. Archive Available.

We return to the world of open position with this exciting follow up to the original “Playing Over Chords” course. This time around we explore simple 3-note figures, and show how they can be used to navigate chord changes in open position using several of the most prolific keys. Understanding these concepts is the key to developing your ability to write songs, improvise guitar lines and discover your place in a band or jam session.

Full Course Schedule

Playing Over C Major

02/20/2019 at 8pm EST

Playing Over A Minor

02/27/2019 at 8pm EST

Playing Over G Major

03/06/2019 at 8pm EST

Playing Over E Major

03/20/2019 at 8pm EST

Playing Over F Major

03/20/2019 at 9pm EST

Playing Over D Minor

03/27/2019 at 8pm EST

Next Level Triads

10 Week Course - Course is Complete. Archive Available.

It's triad time. In this 10-week course we will cover the basic triads and their variations, taking care to unlock their full, and often hidden, potential. You will be surprised how far these simple shapes can take you. Whether a beginner or intermediate player, this course will take your comping and chord play to a new level, allowing you to write more interesting songs, or create more intricate interactions with your jam partners.

Full Course Schedule

Welcome to the Course and Triad Inversions

02/26/2019 at 8pm EST

Layering the IV

03/05/2019 at 8pm EST

Sus2 and Sus4

03/12/2019 at 8pm EST

Breaking the Rules

03/19/2019 at 8pm EST

The Many Layers of Music

03/26/2019 at 8pm EST

Minor Triad Inversions

04/02/2019 at 8pm EST

Major Over Minor

04/09/2019 at 8pm EST

Wicked Combinations

04/16/2019 at 8pm EST

Popular Pop Trick

04/23/2019 at 8pm EST

Diatonic Triads

04/30/2019 at 8pm EST

Archived Live Courses

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.

Learning to Loop Guitar Course

Learning to Loop

COMPLETED February 2019 | Archive Ready

It's time to get out your loop pedal and learn new ways to practice, improve your lead playing, and craft better song ideas by incorporating basic looping technique. You will learn all about the loop pedal, and the best ways to use it, in this exciting 10-week course.

Fretboard Focus Guitar Course

Fretboard Focus

COMPLETED February 2019 | Archive Ready

Through a thrilling exploration of single string, major and pentatonic scales we will explore the entire fretboard of your instrument, unlocking hidden sounds and your true musical potential. Stop sounding like a mechanical player and develop your musicality.

Chords and Cadences Guitar Course

Chords and Cadences

COMPLETED January 2019 | Archive Ready

Unleash your inner guitar player by mastering easy variations of chords you already know, improving your ability to transition between chords musically, building a massive new chord vocabulary and practicing different grooves and strum patterns.

The Roots of Fingerstyle Blues Guitar Course

The Roots of Fingerstyle Blues

COMPLETED October 2018 | Archive Ready

This class will breakdown the Piedmont, Ragtime and country folk blues stylings and show you both how to play this unique style and to create your own songs.

Playing Over Chords Guitar Course

Playing Over Chords

COMPLETED November -0001 | Archive Ready

Learn the secrets of playing over chord changes and progressions using simple, easy-to-memorize figures. Say goodbye to confusion and hello to music.

Practicing for Real Music Guitar Course

Practicing for Real Music

COMPLETED August 2018 | Archive Ready

Each week we introduce a new lick or playing exercise that will prepare you for playing and creating actual music. Improve your technique and creativity.

Radical Rhythms Guitar Course

Radical Rhythms

COMPLETED August 2018 | Archive Ready

In this exciting 10-week course, we take you on a journey in time, groove, and feel as we examine the building blocks of rhythmic musical structure.

Making Modal Melodies Guitar Course

Making Modal Melodies

COMPLETED May 2018 | Archive Ready

This course attacks the concepts of modes from an entirely new angle. We’re going to use songwriting and arranging to explore melodic possibilities using the modes. We’re also going to use modes to enhance our creativity while songwriting.

Fretboard Roadmap: CAGED Guitar Course

Fretboard Roadmap: CAGED

COMPLETED April 2018 | Archive Ready

The CAGED system is one of the most powerful tools for unlocking the guitar's entire fretboard. It will allow you to associate scales with chord positions, move chords up and down the neck, as well as make better use of arpeggios.

Introduction to Fingerstyle Blues Guitar Course

Introduction to Fingerstyle Blues

COMPLETED March 2018 | Archive Ready

In this course you will learn to fingerpick in the pre-war style of the great blues artists from the 1920’s through the mid 1940’s. Learn all of the basics including blues progressions, call and response, rhythm playing and turnarounds.

Rut Busting Practice Tips Guitar Course

Rut Busting Practice Tips

COMPLETED March 2018 | Archive Ready

This course is all about getting the most out of your practice sessions. Without a clear understanding of what to practice, when to practice and how to learn, your guitar playing will suffer greatly. Get ready to progress like never before.

Riffs Rule Guitar Course

Riffs Rule

COMPLETED February 2018 | Archive Ready

Dave Brown will not only walk you through some sweet new riffs in a variety of styles, you’ll also learn where they come from and how to create your own. Learn your instrument and explore the fretboard using fun riffs!

Beginner Bass for Guitarists Guitar Course

Beginner Bass for Guitarists

COMPLETED February 2018 | Archive Ready

This course is the perfect starting point for those who already know how to play guitar and are interested in stepping into the world of the bass. Learn everything you need to get started and thrive on the instrument.

Starting to Record Guitar Course

Starting to Record

COMPLETED February 2018 | Archive Ready

This course is all about recording. We will cover setting up your gear, choosing software, using software, recording as part of your practice, and even the basics of mixing. In addition, we cover all of the common problems beginners face.

Essential Flatpicking Tunes Guitar Course

Essential Flatpicking Tunes

COMPLETED January 2018 | Archive Ready

We will spend 8 weeks looking at classic Flatpicking tunes. Each week we will cover a new classic flatpicking song, break down how it is played and include useful variations. Rhythm, melody and solos, it's all covered in this course.

Playing Together Guitar Course

Playing Together

COMPLETED February 2018 | Archive Ready

In this exciting new course, veteran players David Brown (guitar) and Alex Scott (bass) will help you navigate the world of playing with other musicians. Each week you will explore a necessary component of playing together.

Skill of the Week: Part 2 Guitar Course

Skill of the Week: Part 2

COMPLETED October 2017 | Archive Ready

Each week we will take a look at a highly-desired skill and work towards getting just a little bit better at it. Chord changing, proper practicing, soloing and even ear training, we cover it all.

Modes Made Easy Guitar Course

Modes Made Easy

COMPLETED October 2017 | Archive Ready

Understanding modes might seem difficult or even unachievable. This course is going to break the subject down into an easy method that nearly everyone can understand.

Speaking in Rhythms Guitar Course

Speaking in Rhythms

COMPLETED August 2017 | Archive Ready

This course is all about improving your rhythm skills. We will add groove to your playing, make you an amazing accompaniment player and help you add spice to your phrasing.

Basic Guitar Live Course Guitar Course

Basic Guitar Live Course

3/9/2016 | Archive Ready

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.

Music Theory 101 Live Course Guitar Course

Music Theory 101 Live Course

2/29/2016 | Archive Ready

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.

Basic Guitar Live Course 2 Guitar Course

Basic Guitar Live Course 2

5/26/2016 | Archive Ready

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.

Live Blues Guitar Course Guitar Course

Live Blues Guitar Course

4/7/2016 | Archive Ready

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!

Basic Guitar Live Course Guitar Course

Basic Guitar Live Course

8/25/2016 | Archive Ready

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 are going to start learning how to improvise!

UNCAGED with Ian Argys Guitar Course

UNCAGED with Ian Argys

7/26/2016 | Archive Ready

The CAGED system is a simple, elegant way to unlock the entire fretboard of your guitar. You will never be lost trying to find a particular chord, scale or note again after mastering this technique.

Pentatonic Mastery Live Course Guitar Course

Pentatonic Mastery Live Course

6/20/2016 | Archive Ready

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.

Lead/Solo Melodic Live Course Guitar Course

Lead/Solo Melodic Live Course

4/12/2016 | Archive Ready

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.

Bluegrass Live Course Guitar Course

Bluegrass Live Course

2/23/2016 | Archive Ready

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.