Creative Boost for Beginners: The 10 Best Beginner Guitar Tips

Starting on Friday, July 7th at 6pm Eastern

Starting July 7th, 2017 and live each Friday at 6pm EST for the following 10 weeks. Archives will be available within a day of the conclusion of each course. This course will get you out of your beginner rut.

Every beginner guitar player hits a frustrating plateau. A place where you play daily, but get stuck and feel as if you are not making any progress. David will help you break out of that tired-old-beginner rut in this course. Each week, you’ll learn a simple technique that can help you sound better, improve your skills, and most importantly have fun.

Get access to this live course with a full JamPlay Membership, which includes access to all past live courses and over 5,400 on-demand lessons. This also includes all teaching tools, chord and scale libraries, along with gear giveaways, teacher reviews, and daily live lessons.

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About our Live Courses

We have upgraded, revamped, and organized in-studio, live weekly workshops broadcasted in 1080p. 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.

5,000 Lessons

In 2016, we completely re-engineered our recording studio with top of the line gear, including a full suite of 4k cameras complimented by a new audio outfit. The result is beautiful live streams to your computer, in qualities as high as 1080p!

79 Instructors

Each live course is supplemented with full tablature, music notation, and even backing tracks. Our live lessons are focused, planned, and even give you homework options on how to improve and look forward to the following week.

Live Lessons

Our staff fields questions from the audience throughout each section, and opens the "classroom" up for questions throughout each course. You also have the ability to call in live with your own video stream!


Our live platform has been a major focus over the past 18 months, and we are very excited to fully unleash it's capability! Attend any of these courses with a full JamPlay subscription and get the benefit of full interaction with our instructors in a focused, planned course. We even have the ability to field your questions with live video call in!

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Full Course Schedule

View the full course schedule below. And of course, we keep everything, so if you miss a week you can always watch our archive of live courses. Tabs, backing tracks, and a full course PDF are provided for students, along with homework for each week! Interact with other students along with the instructor and get the instruction you need to advance your playing.

Date Topic

Session 1

07/07/17 6PM EST Get Access

Better Chord Voicings

Learning chords can be very frustrating, painful and never ending. It doesn’t have to be this way. In this session we will build our own voicings using super simple fingerings and learn how to grow our chord vocabulary the easy way.

Session 2

07/14/17 at 6pm EST Get Access

Tasty Pentatonic Tricks

In today’s session we will take a look at simple things we can do using the traditional minor pentatonic scale to make it sound more interesting. This session is ideal for beginners who want to sound a bit more advanced without having to memorize a bunch of new scales. Instant gratification!

Session 3

07/21/17 6pm EST Get Access

Improving Musicality

This session is all about finding new ideas using our ears. Absolutely no theory or scale knowledge is required to improve musicality. We’ll spend time developing our ears and finding ways to bring out our musical ideas on the instrument.

Session 4

07/28/17 6pm EST Get Access

Musical Confidence

Confidence is extremely important when playing. If you believe in what you are saying musically, so will the listener. This session will help students feel more confident in the delivery of their musical ideas. We’ll work on simple rhythm exercises to boost player's confidence.

Session 5

08/04/17 6pm EST Get Access

Finding New Ideas

Being creative is not always easy. In this session we will learn how shapes can help players come up with new interesting musical ideas by looking at full fretboard diagrams and finding interesting visual shapes within those patterns.

Session 6

08/11/17 6pm EST Get Access

Working With Time

In this session we will practice our timing over a metronome and see how time can trigger new creative ideas. We will approach the exercises from a rhythm guitar point of view, and from a lead guitar point of view.

Session 7

08/18/17 6pm EST Get Access

Inner Ear Development

The ear is the most important tool a musician has. In this session we will develop our ear by exploring how different pitches can set the mood. We will use different pedal tones to develop the students inner ear.

Session 8

08/25/17 6pm EST Get Access

Making Up Patterns

It can be easy to get stuck and feel uncreative sometimes. This session will help players get out of a rut by breaking the comfort zones and coming up with new patterns. This will trigger new ideas in the student and help them feel more creative.



Session 9

09/01/17 6pm EST Get Access

Efficiency Driven

Technical difficulties can often hinder progress on the instrument. This session will help students come up with new ways to get past issues due to a lack of technique. Sometimes it only takes changing the direction of the pick to get past a difficult musical passage.

Session 10

09/08/17 6pm EST Get Access

Creative Limitations

There are times when too many options can kill creativity. In this session we will come up with simple limitations that will actually help students feel more creative.