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Acoustic Guitar for Busy Beginners

A practical guide to playing your favourite songs, without developing bad habits.

Get all the guidance you need to build a solid foundation in your guitar playing, from learning your favourite songs, to spotting bad habits, and a detailed practice plan to get it all done.

Why did I make this course?

I created this course to help beginner guitar players tackle these common problems:

Struggles like:

"I can't change chords fast enough, and I can't get through a song"

"I find it hard to play in time"

"I can't get the strumming right"

"I find myself overthinking and everything falls apart"

"I can play, but when sing along, it all goes kaput"

This course was created to solve these problems, and many more.

It was made with the struggling beginner in mind, as something to fill the gap between in-person lessons, or as an effective alternative to in-person lessons.

If you took a 1 hour guitar lesson a week, and practised for 30-minutes a day, then 78% of your practice time would be self-monitored. And that's where the real difference in progress is made - at home.

 

“The best – i.e. thoughtful, well-prepared, insightful, and encouraging – guitar teacher I have encountered, by some distance.”

- Graham Browning

Who is the course for?


✓ Adults

✗ Kids


✓ Absolute Beginners with no experience of learning an instrument

Beginners who have tried learning online, but got stuck

✓ Beginners returning to the guitar after a long break

✗ Intermediate players who can play songs with confidence

Advanced players


People who want to play their favourite songs (Acoustic, Indie, Folk, Alt-Rock genres)

✗ People who want to learn Heavy Rock, Metal, or Solos

✗ People who want to learn to read music notation


✓ Ideal for Acoustic Guitar

✓ Works just the same on Electric Guitar


What's included in the course?

This is a comprehensive online course that takes you from complete beginner, to playing your favourite songs with confidence, and having a system to follow to learn new songs. I'm walking you through the entire process. The course includes:

  • A well planned structure, tried & tested with real people
  • Multi-angle videos, so you can see exactly what to do, and what not to do
  • The Song System: How to learn songs as a complete beginner, step-by-step
  • 52 Practical Exercises to help you master the skills you need to play songs or make music.
  • Interactive Flashcards, to make sure you really memorise things like essential terms and chords. Learn mode keeps track of what you need to spend more time reviewing, so you can master material for the long term.
  • Play-Along exercises: Slow down the music, loop sections, and see what's coming up.
  • Practice plans all laid out, step-by-step. You'll always know exactly what your homework is.
  • Downloadable Worksheets for choosing the right songs and setting up a daily practice habit.
  • My personal help & guidance, to keep you on track. I'll be on the other end of the phone (or webcam) to help you out if you ever get stuck.
  • More support through a private community, where you can post your songs or get help from fellow students.

“Chris has been an excellent tutor, a really good fit for me. He’s really motivating, very skilled and clearly loves his job. I couldn’t recommend him more.”

– Amy Liversidge, Leeds, via Google


“I started lessons as a complete beginner and have found Chris to be really friendly and patient. I started learning to play the songs I like from the off, and the lesson materials are clear and easy to practice from at home. If you’re looking for relaxed lessons and a knowledgeable teacher, Chris is your guy!”

– Naomi King, Leeds


“Chris has been a brilliant guitar tutor, I went to him as a complete beginner and he has helped me make excellent progress!”

– Emily Boig, Leeds


“I started learning the guitar as a complete beginner and in the few weeks Chris has been teaching me he as gone above and beyond to make sure im not only reaching my goals but im also having fun in the process. I would strongly recommend anyone wanting to learn the guitar to contact Chris, 5+ stars”

– Stephen Bradshaw, Leeds


“Chris has all the aspects of a great tutor. In a matter of weeks, I’m playing some of my favourite music and moving on to more advanced techniques. My only gripe is inability to join group lessons.”

- Daniel Teasdale, Leeds, via Google

 

Is it really possible to learn guitar online?

If you're learning on YouTube, you might be able to pick up a few things, but it's likely you're picking up bad habits along the way. There's also no thought-out structure to the learning on YouTube, and it's difficult to separate the good teachers from the bad. Everyone's a teacher on YouTube!

If you've tried learning online but struggled to get very far, then this course is designed for you. When there's structure, support, and accountability, your chances of success are much higher.

In fact, I would even say that it's better than in-person lessons. Here's why:

  • It's much cheaper. When I teach this course in person, it costs students £210 or more.
  • Instead of getting overwhelmed by a ton of information in a 1 hour lesson, you can spread out your learning in bite-size chunks. When you have time to digest & apply what you've learned, you're less likely to forget things.
  • You still get 1-1 help from your teacher, and you won't be left to struggle if you're stuck.
  • You still get a tried & tested structure from a real teacher
  • You can take the lessons completely at your own pace, any time of the day. You don't need to worry about scheduling, travelling to lessons, or missing lessons and losing money.
  • You can watch the lessons as many times as you need, or take the course again and again. It never expires, and you get upgraded to newer expanded versions for free.
  • You can see where the lessons are going and there is an end point to reach.

A Course for the Busy Beginner

I wanted to make this course something that even the busiest person could fit in.

All you need to do is log in, hit play, and follow my clear instructions.

This is very much a beginner course, so I assume you've never picked up a guitar, and we go right from the basics. After finishing the course, you'll be playing songs with confidence.

If you can already play chords & strum songs with confidence, without stopping, stalling, or crashing, this course probably isn't for you.

On the other hand, If you're a beginner who wants to get the best start on guitar, without developing bad habits, then this course is definitely for you.

Your Instructor


Chris Morton
Chris Morton

Hi, I’m Chris. I've been a guitar tutor in Leeds, UK & online since 2014.

I help busy beginners & self-taught guitar players play their favourite songs, without developing bad habits. Once you can get through songs, I can help you train your ears & free up the fretboard.

I also write, record & tour with Team Picture, a Leeds-based Alternative Rock group. You probably haven't heard us, but our music's been played on BBC 6Music, BBC Radio 1, and a Netflix series. I've also done TV work as a solo performer, recording acoustic guitar for ITV's Girlfriends series, which aired in 2019.


Course Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Will I learn songs inside the course?
The goal of this course is to give you the skills to play not just one song, but pretty much any song that has Chords & Rhythm. I help you choose your own songs inside the course. I don't teach real songs in the course, as this would be against copyright law - besides, who am I to say what your favourite songs are? Instead, you'll be playing chord sequences based on commonly used chords, and common rhythms that you can use for your own cover versions. You'll have a step-by-step, repeatable system to tackle songs - whether you like Acoustic classics, Indie, Folk, or Pop.
Can Chris check if I'm doing things right as I go through the course?
Of course! I'd love to see how you're getting on. If there's something that isn't clear in the course, I want to know about it. If you're stuck, there are lots of ways to get help. You can post comments and upload pictures for Chris to see. You can also post videos or photos to the private community, or send them to me directly. I'll give you personal feedback and tips. If you're still struggling, there is an option inside the course to schedule a one-to-one video call with Chris. Full video coaching calls are paid separately to the online course, at an extra cost.
Do I get instant access to the videos?
This course is in the pre-launch "Beta" phase, which means that the videos will be released week by week. By listening to your questions, and creating the videos as you learn, I can make a better course for you. You'll also get full access to any new versions of the course in return for your feedback.
Chris, what makes you qualified to teach this course?
My background in music spans two decades, 19 years of those being on guitar, 17 years writing & performing in bands, and 6 years teaching guitar as a full time profession. I have a Grade 8 certificate on guitar, and I also have a BA Hons Degree in Popular Music Studies. Really, though, the thing that qualifies me the most is the extensive amount of trial and error I have been through in my own personal practice over the years. I’d like to save you the time and effort and help you play songs from start to finish, in a clear & straightforward manner.

This is a limited pre-launch offer, so you'll get exclusive access to the course, before it's released to the general public. I'll be working closely with you as you go through the lessons.

First, you'll fill out a short questionnaire to make sure I understand your goals & struggles.

At the end of the course, there will be a feedback form, which helps me make improvements to the course. As a beta tester you'll get free lifetime access to the updated versions of the course, even if the price goes up!

If you have any questions, you can post a comment at any time.

I can't wait to see you inside the course!

- Chris

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