Discover the FASTEST way to go from total beginner to playing your favorite songs without complicated music theory, boring exercises, and in JUST 10 MINS A DAY!
Escape the black hole of learning guitar online with my ULTIMATE step-by-step system for getting started that has helped thousands of guitar students JUST LIKE YOU finally learn to play the guitar.
Have you ever felt this way?
You're frustrated trying to piece together learning guitar through a bunch of random videos online?
You want to make sure you get started the RIGHT way?
You want a complete step-by-step process that will eliminate confusion and overwhelm
If you can relate, you're in the right place!
See what results my students are getting...
I'm Jon MacLennan, a long-time Los Angeles-based musician, artist, songwriter, producer and instructor with over 20 years of experience playing music for a living and teaching acoustic/electric guitar and ukulele. As a session and touring musician, I have played guitar for top artists in the blues and rock genres, and for TV and film projects with major movie studios and television networks, including: Twentieth Century Fox, Disney Channel, the NHL and Amazon Studios. You may have seen my music lessons online, where I have helped MILLIONS of students improve their guitar playing!
How to get started playing guitar!
When it comes to getting started playing guitar there is a lot of bad information out there!
You may have been told myths like in order to play well you have to be born with musical talent, or you have to start young, or you’ll never be good unless you learn complicated theory.
And I’m here to tell you that it’s just not true.
Perhaps you’ve tried and maybe you've failed before. I totally understand your frustration and disappointment.
Maybe you worked with another teacher online or even in person, and found that the lessons you were getting were too hard or just way too boring.
What I’ve found is that boring exercises and getting bogged down in complicated theory won’t really get you where you want to go.
In fact students that are taught this way eventually end up getting burned out and lose all inspiration to play!
I’m here to tell you “It’s not your fault!”
Students need a well organized step-by-step process that’s going to cover all the ESSENTIALS that they NEED to know. They also need what they are playing to be rooted in popular songs they love so practice doesn’t feel like work. When these things come together a student will have the best foundation to set them up for a lifetime of enjoying their instrument.
How to save years of frustration!
After having taught millions of students online, and before that it was years ago with in-person lessons, I have honed the EXACT FORMULA for the FASTEST way to get started playing guitar and finally having fun with your instrument!
It can be overwhelming in the new era of guitar education because there are more options than ever to learn how to play.
But how do you know that the person you are learning from can get you where you want to go?
How do you know if your teacher is even good?
What if you are learning the wrong way?
When you've never played before unfortunately you don't know.
After 25+ years of playing music for a living, teaching, gigging, touring and recording in big studios with some of the BIGGEST names in music.
I’m here to tell you that you can skip years of frustration with my step-by-step plan to play guitar that works!
A proven system to go from total beginner to playing your favorite songs on guitar in JUST 5 MINS A DAY!
The Essential Beginner Guitar System is a self-paced online course and in it you'll learn things like:
✔️Build a solid foundation with systems and techniques to FAST TRACK your progress and eventually play anything on guitar
✔️Proper fretting and strum hand technique to NEVER GET HAND FATIGUE and be able to play for hours
✔️Get rid of any bad habits, and learn the correct techniques to set you up for a lifetime of fun playing guitar
✔️Learn to play your favorite songs on guitar, WITHOUT needing to ever read sheet music
✔️Unlock my simple system to know all the note names up and down the entire guitar neck
✔️Learn some of the MOST IMPORTANT strumming patterns
✔️Discover my 4 step checklist to smoother chord transitions
✔️Learn common chord progression used in MILLIONS of songs
✔️How to find the time to practice
✔️Introduction to the blues
✔️Remove the overwhelm of learning guitar on the internet with this comprehensive solution containing everything you need to know all in one place
✔️ Works for both acoustic and electric guitars
✔️Master reading TAB
✔️Master chord diagrams
✔️How to strum properly
✔️How to pick properly
Here’s a sneak peek of some of what you’ll learn inside the 4 core action packed and easy to follow modules of the Essential Beginner Guitar System:
1. Rule the FUNDAMENTALS fast
✅Learn the names of all the parts of the guitar that we'll use throughout the entire course
✅Discover the best way to hold the guitar, that prevents pain from developing in your wrists, whether you are sitting or standing
✅Should you use a pick or no pick?
✅How to hold the pick and which one I recommend to start with
✅How to deal with dropping the pick for effortless playing
✅How to tune the guitar so it always sounds amazing
✅How to instantly remember the names of the strings
✅How to have proper playing posture so you make it LOOK EASY
✅Learn where to place your fretting hand thumb to make chord changing easier
✅What kind of chair to use when playing
✅How to prevent wrist tension and pain so you can have years of fun playing guitar
✅What is string action, and how to make sure you and your guitar are SETUP for success
✅Develop FINGER DEXTERITY with this exercise and glide all over the fretboard
✅What are half steps and whole steps?
✅Down-picking vs. upstrokes how to navigate both
✅How to master reading TAB and learn almost ANY song online
✅What is a riff? How to play your first riff like all the great players do
✅How to play riffs on different strings so your prepared to play your favorite songs
✅Easy one string riffs to get you started right away
✅Your first easy MUST-KNOW full song, your friends will love this one
✅Master hammer-ons and really get the sound
✅Master pull-offs and sound faster
✅Master slides and you'll learn to glide across the neck
✅How to use fret and strum hand muting to always sound clean
✅What is a key? Learn theory for playing songs
✅How to play a major scale in any key, a MUST-KNOW pattern
✅My secret practice accelerators to have more FUN and get better faster
✅My simple formula to know all the note names up and down the neck of your guitar
3. Unlock chords and strumming
✅What is a chord as opposed to a melody?
✅How to read chord diagrams so you can quickly learn the chords to any song
✅Learn my secrets to strumming, and how to get a smooth and balanced tone
✅Learn the easiest chords to start with if you want to play songs
✅Discover time signatures and unlock how to count the beat in any song
✅How to tap your foot and understand the strum hand and foot connection so you'll never miss a beat
✅How to double your chord changing speed with my fail proof checklist
✅Finally develop your rhythm and timing once you learn the ESSENTIAL rhythmic values
✅What is a capo and how you'll use it in tons of songs
✅Which typo of capo I recommend to start with and how to get started with it
✅Unlock strumming patterns used in millions of songs
✅Learn how to break up your strumming patterns and start sounding like a pro
✅One of the MOST IMPORTANT strumming patterns to know as a beginner
✅How to practice with a metronome and use it to keep score of your progress
✅How to read chord progressions written with slashes for rhythms so you can follow along with your favorite songs
4. Beginner blues
✅What is the 12-bar blues and why every guitarist needs to know it
✅How to play the most IMPORTANT rhythm for blues and understand swing vs. straight feel
✅Your first blues
✅How to strum the blues like all the greats do
✅Power chord blues a simple exercise to start unlocking the sounds of blues from your guitar
✅The beginner blues shuffle a fun pattern you can easily use to jam with friends
On top of that, to make learning guitar and playing your favorite songs as fail-proof as possible I’m also going to show you my 4-step checklist to smoother chord changes.
1. How to use anchor fingers to get INSTANTLY faster
2. The secret of cheat strums that no-one talks about but all the pros do this
3. How to get chords to drop down on the fretboard FAST and sound AMAZING
4. How to practice with the RIGHT repetition and save years of struggle
So now you have a choice to make! Let's look at the options of how else to learn this.
Option 1: Private Lessons (Base Price $9,600/Year)
The material in this course is going to cover about your first 9-12 months of guitar lessons if you were taking one-on-one weekly lessons with me.
In person clients in the past have paid over $10,000 for me to teach them this EXACT material.
Private lessons are great, but they are also expensive, and as I mentioned above how do you know if your teacher really knows how to get you where you want to go? You could end up wasting time and eventually getting burned out if your teacher is having you play a bunch of pointless boring exercises.
In any other situation you have to be prepared to dish out thousands of dollars.
Even at "normal" guitar lesson prices, just look at how expensive it would be:
Online programs save you thousands of dollars!
The other disadvantage of private instruction is that you have to remember everything the teacher says. They are not there to guide you when you are practicing at home. In an online course you're getting very focused and organized lessons that will reward you for a lifetime. Plus you don't have to leave the comfort of your home.
Try to learn this for "free" on YouTube
Now I hesitate to even put this as an optional method for a TOTAL beginner. I DO NOT recommend as a good way to start.
Don't get me wrong, there is a lot of great info out, but in the guitar space it is WAY too saturated with unfortunately a lot of instructors spreading BAD information.
There is no barrier to entry for a guitar instructor, which is why I would encourage you to look at anyone who you are learning from and listen to them actually play a song, because that is what they sound like. Also check and see if they have ACTUAL REAL WORLD MUSIC CREDITS.
Learning guitar online is a giant black hole that can easily lead you to frustration and overwhelm. It's much easier to get value from it and also navigate it better after a few years of playing are under your belt.
I always put "free" in a quotations, because it's never really free... eventually you have to pay someone to help you unlearn all the wrong techniques you have been practicing, which could take months and become costly!
When you're a beginner you don't know where to start and you'll find that everyone seems to be telling you something different.
In this system you are going to learn the ESSENTIAL inside information that only a real-world professional can provide. I've been where you are, and I made it through to the other side, plus I've been teaching this exact material for 25+ years and my students have had INCREDIBLE results.
Let me make it much easier for you!
And you can get instant access to the entire Essential Beginner Guitar System for just one payment of $297.
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Don’t forget: it’s completely risk free
I’ve packed a lot into the Essential Beginner Guitar System because I want you to SUCCEED and finally start playing the guitar like you've always dreamed!
To make it a NO-BRAINER deal for you I’m giving you a 14 day 100% money-back guarantee with your purchase of the Essential Beginner Guitar System today.
That’s right: Go through the course, check out the bonuses, follow the steps, put in the work, and if you don’t love it in the first 14 days of your purchase, just send me an email and I’ll refund you immediately. No questions asked, no hard feelings.
If the Essential Beginner Guitar System doesn’t work for you, and you're not getting the results you need, I’d much prefer for you to take your money and invest it where you will be happier and get results. I believe anyone can learn to play guitar, and I just really want to help you unlock the music you've got inside you!
Bonus #1 - Grab My Note Names Fretboard Map PDF Download
✔️A super valuable chart that details out all the names of the notes on your guitar neck in sharps and flats
✔️This handy resource will help you THRIVE on the fretboard for years to come
Bonus #2 - My Song Planner/Practice Journal PDF Download
✔️Use this PDF planner to write down your guitar goals
✔️ Track your progress with the songs you are working on
✔️Keep score of your growth on your guitar journey
The Essential Beginner Guitar System is FOR you if...
- You want to start from the beginning and review the basics
You're interested in a fun and easier way to learn chords, strumming and picking on your guitar
You don't want to learn a bunch of complex theory to start playing guitar and making music
- You want to play electric and/or acoustic guitar - this works for both
You want to make sure you've built the proper foundation for a lifetime of fun playing guitar
- You have little to no experience with the guitar
You want the FASTEST system to take you from TOTAL BEGINNER to playing your favorite songs
This is NOT for you if…
- You feel comfortable with the basic fundamentals of guitar playing and feel you don't have any gaps in this area than this course is not for you
The program consists of 50 step-by-step lessons, so you'll always know what to watch next.
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When you login to the private members area, you’ll be able to access the entire Essential Beginner Guitar System and begin watching video trainings immediately.
You will have access to the program on any device you like: computer, tablet or phone. As long as you have internet, you have the program!
When you join, you get lifetime access to this material!
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Imagine a few months from today...
Imagine a few months from today when you have have started applying this material and you are able to play some of your favorite songs for friends and family!
You've built the ULTIMATE foundation for a lifetime of having fun with your instrument.
You'll even be able to jam with others!
You can read chord diagrams, and TABS, and you're well equipped to take your music in any direction you want!
No more overwhelm, no more frustration!
That’s the power of what I teach inside the Essential Beginner Guitar System!
You can do this - I’m proof that it’s possible and I’m here to guide you every step of the way!
Your Virtual Guitar Coach,