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What courses do you offer?

We have lessons for every step of your guitar journey.

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Written by Sam Blakelock
Updated over a week ago

Want to learn something on guitar? Chances are, we have a lesson for it.

Learning Pathways

These extensive courses feature six grades of guided learning with daily practice exercises, play-along jams, and straightforward guitar lessons.

  • In each Grade, you have the opportunity to get custom video feedback on your playing from our team of pro guitarists.

  • If you need help figuring out where to start, just send us a message through the chat pop-out on this page! Don't be shy – we don't bite.

online beginner guitar lessons

Take your first steps into the wonderful world of guitar. In this pathway, Joey will show you how to play your first chords – from simple one-note chords all the way up to bar chords. By the end of this pathway, you'll be able to jam along to almost any popular song.

Continue your guitar journey. This pathway will help you bridge the gap between the beginner and intermediate levels with a smorgasbord or rhythm and lead guitar concepts. By the end of this pathway, you'll have a solid set of rhythm skills and will have taken your first steps into the world of soloing.

online intermediate guitar lessons

Build a rock-solid foundation for rhythm and lead guitar. This pathway will teach you how to solo and play with tight rhythm in a ton of different styles. You'll take a music-first approach to level up – it's a ton of fun.

CAGED Learning Pathway (Dr. Molly Miller)

online CAGED system guitar lessons

Learn how to solo in any key and style across your entire fretboard using the CAGED system. This is one of our most popular Learning Pathways for a good reason. By the time you finish this pathway, you'll be able to nimbly navigate your fretboard like the back of your hand.

Apply your guitar skills to the bass as you embark on a journey to learn and think like an authentic bassist. Low-end guru Jonathan Colman will teach you fundamental techniques, show you how to lock in with a drummer, and even introduce you to advanced slapping and raking techniques.

Soloing Learning Pathway (Sam Blakelock & Karl Kerfoot)

online guitar soloing lessons

Learn to play solos that don't suck. In this pathway, Sam and Karl will turn you into a refined lead guitarist. From simple pentatonic licks to advanced modal sounds, this course will change the way you think about soloing.

Learn how to funk it up and sit in the pocket. This pathway will turn you into a rock-solid rhythm player with a tasteful "less-is-more" approach to chords.

Jazz Learning Pathway (Cecil Alexander & Sam Blakelock)

online jazz guitar lessons

Demystify the world of jazz guitar. In this ultra-guided pathway, you'll develop the skills and vocabulary to solo like a bonafide jazz cat in three months. It's like a semester of college jazz without the stuffy collegiate atmosphere (and 10x more fun).

Neo-Soul Learning Pathway (Melanie Faye & Sam Blakelock)

online neo-soul guitar lessons

Neo soul: jazz's cooler younger brother. In this pathway, you'll learn how to harness the buttery-smooth sounds of neo-soul guitar in your playing as it relates to rhythm and lead guitar concepts.

Acoustic Fingerstyle Learning Pathway (Colin Hill & Nathaniel Murphy)

online fingerstyle guitar lessons

Learn to fingerpick like a pro. In this guided pathway, you'll develop a rock-solid fingerstyle foundation and learn how to arrange your own acoustic fingerstyle songs. You'll learn how to play lush fingerstyle arrangements in the style of Tommy Emmanuel, and by the end of this pathway, you'll be able to make your guitar sound like an entire band.

Blues Learning Pathway (Seth Rosenbloom)

Learn blues guitar from the ground up. This beginner-friendly blues pathway will set you on a path to solo like the greats and jam on any 12-bar blues. You'll learn how to shred like B.B, Freddie, and Albert King, plus legends like SRV and John Mayer.

Country Learning Pathway (Daniel Donato)

Master the art of twang. From beginner to pro, Daniel will guide you through six levels of jam-ready country rhythm & lead guitar concepts. You'll learn chicken pickin', pedal-steel bends, core country grooves, and so much more. Buckle up, partner 🤠

Music Theory Learning Pathway (Dr. Quentin Angus)

online music theory guitar lessons

Learn practical theory for guitarists from the fundamentals of chord progressions and rhythm to advanced songwriting techniques and difficult time signatures. This class is going to change the way you play and hear music.

Master Classes

These short-form classes are designed to give you a jump start into various genres and playing styles of top guitarists. They're perfect for finding inspiration and leveling up fast.

The 3:2 System (Spencer Askin) – Learn how to make the most of the pentatonic scale. Pickup Music's 3:2 system will help you unlock new avenues of fretboard movement and become a fluid lead guitarist.

Hendrix CAGED (Karl Kerfoot) – Decode iconic Hendrix rhythm moves through the lens of the CAGED system. You'll leave this class with a dynamic set of rhythm-guitar skills that capture the essence of Hendrix.

CAGED Arpeggios (Sam Blakelock) – Elevate your soloing skills and bring a new level of connection to your CAGED foundation. In this class, you'll internalize five essential arpeggios shapes that'll expand your soloing vocabulary in a big way.

Melodic Jazz Soloing (Rosie Frater Taylor)This advanced course will help you make strides as a lead guitarist and break out of any soloing ruts you're stuck in. Rosie will guide you through a simple approach to hearing, singing, & playing your way through the major, minor, & dominant worlds of sound while showing you how to apply a soulful & melodic approach to your existing soloing skills.

Gospel Guitar (Lawrence Jones) – Tackle the advanced sounds of gospel harmony and lead guitar. In this class, you'll study everything from classic hymns to modern gospel ballads.

How to Write a Melodic Prog Solo (Plini) – Sharpen your soloing skills through the lens of prog while learning original solos composed by Plini.

Melodic CAGED Soloing (Sophie Giuliani) – Okay, so you know the CAGED system, but how do you make music from it? Sophie breaks it down in this music-first class focused on upping your phrasing and teaching you how to craft tasteful licks.

Learn Funk in 7 Days (Jude Smith) - Get the fundamentals of funk under your fingers to give your playing a fresh injection of groove.

Play Guitar Faster in 10 Days (Justus West) - Supercharge your playing with Grammy-winning guitarist Justus West. This class features musical practice exercises that'll help you play fast & fluid.

R&B Techniques in 7 Days (Melanie Faye) - Pull back the curtain on the expressive techniques and harmonic approach behind Melanie Faye's unique R&B-fueled playing style.

10 Techniques in 10 Days (Nicholas Veinoglou) - In need of quick inspiration? This jam-ready class will give you 10 dynamic intermediate techniques that'll freshen up your rhythm playing right away.

Learn Guitar in 10 Days (Scott Goldbaum) - Get started on the right foot with this 10-day introduction to the guitar from Scott Goldbaum. By the end of this class, you'll be able to play along with almost any popular song. Scott is an expert instructor who has a knack for making learning guitar, fun and approachable.

Advanced Jazz Improvisation (Cecil Alexander) - Learn to improvise blazing-fast bebop lines. Inspired by the ornate vocabulary of jazz greats like Charlie Parker and Wes Montgomery, Cecil will walk you through his methodical approach to the mechanics of bebop scales and logic-based chromaticism.

7 Melodic Minor Modes in 7 Days (Sam Blakelock) - Take this class if you're looking to level up your soloing skills and music theory knowledge. 7 Melodic Minor Modes in 7 Days is an intensive college-level class that will equip you with the dark and rich sounds of Melodic Minor harmony.

Ear Training (Michael Mayo) - Join internationally-acclaimed vocalist Michael Mayo as you sing through essential exercises to quickly train your ear. This Master Class provides you with the exercises and tools you need to develop your ear and unlock a new appreciation for music.

7 Major Scale Modes in 7 Days (Sam Blakelock) - If you’re looking to improve your improvisational skills and develop your understanding of music theory, then you’ve come to the right place. This Master Class is your intensive, online introduction to the seven modes of the major scale – a fundamental area of study for any guitarist serious about their learning journey.

Two-Handed Tapping (Sarah Longfield) - Looking to add some prog flair to your playing? Join Sarah Longfield as she guides you through the nuts and bolts of two-handed tapping.

How to Break out of the Box (Molly Miller) - Gain fretboard freedom. In this comprehensive, college-level Master Class, you'll learn how to map out your fretboard and express yourself on the guitar in any key using the CAGED system.

Sight Reading for Beginners (Jamey Arent) - Reading music notation on the spot is a valuable skill to develop as a guitarist. In this Master Class, Jamey Arent breaks down the fundamentals of sight reading on guitar.

Advanced Fusion Guitar (Manuel Gardner Fernandes) - Take your playing to new heights. Join prodigious guitarist Manuel Gardner Fernandes as he guides you through the cutting edge of fusion guitar.

Advanced Neo Soul Guitar (Ashton Sellars) - Unlock new sounds on your guitar with Ashton Sellars. In this Master Class, you'll learn how to play next-level neo soul and map out your fretboard through a systematic, triad-based approach.

Introduction to Classical Guitar (Evan Taucher) - Join award-winning classical guitarist and expert educator Evan Taucher as he walks you through the fundamentals of classical guitar.

Guitar Tone (Mason Stoops) - If you’re wondering what those knobs below the volume dial on your guitar are for, you should probably take this class. Join Mason Stoops as he shows you how to craft great guitar tone.

Slide Guitar (Ariel Posen) - In this Master Class, Ariel Posen will teach you how to play lyrical slide guitar. This course will give you everything you need to make your guitar sing.

Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar (Nathaniel Murphy) - In this Master Class, you'll learn fundamental techniques and advanced concepts in fingerstyle guitar. By the end of the class, you'll be able to write and arrange your own acoustic fingerstyle songs.

Advanced Gospel Guitar (Isaiah Sharkey) - Join pro touring guitarist Isaiah Sharkey as he teaches you gospel guitar concepts and how to find your voice as a musician.

Chord Melody Arranging (Arianna Powell) - Professional touring guitarist Arianna Powell teaches you her complete system for composing stunning chord melodies for solo guitar.

Advanced Fusion and Funk Guitar (Horace Bray) - Are you feeling stuck? Boxed in? Uninspired? Join Horace Bray as he teaches you advanced techniques and concepts to elevate your playing with fusion and funk guitar.

Funk Guitar (Nicole Cerminara) - Get some groove into your life. In this Master Class, you'll learn fingerstyle funk guitar from Instagram guitar phenomenon, Nicole Cerminara.

How to Get Started with Jazz Guitar (Quentin Angus) - Calling all future jazz guitarists! Jazz 101 is now in session. Join internationally-acclaimed guitarist and educator, Dr. Quentin Angus, as he guides you through the foundations of jazz guitar.

Guitar Flow (Ruben Wan) - Through his iconic musical and visual style, Ruben Wan has carved a name for himself as a powerful player in the international guitar community. Now, it’s your turn to learn Ruben's signature sound.

Piano for Producers and Guitarists (Elijah Fox) - In this Master Class, renowned producer Elijah Fox will walk you through the fundamentals of piano and keyboard playing through the lens of songwriting and production.

Arpeggios for the Modern Guitarist (Will Johnson) - In this Master Class, you'll learn modern legato guitar technique and how to play arpeggios across your fretboard with ease.

How to Shred on Guitar (Tastefully) (TJ Whitelaw) - In this Master Class, you'll learn how to play tasteful gospel, funk, and rhythm guitar fast – like really fast.

Singer-Songwriter Foundations (Emily C. Browning) - Calling all singer-songwriters! Join Emily C. Browning as she breaks down her unique approach to singing, fingerstyle-guitar playing, and composing.

Modern Jazz Guitar (Ben Eunson) - Learn how to craft your own modern jazz sound using advanced theory and Ben Eunson's signature legato technique.

Neo Soul and R&B Guitar (Nicholas Veinoglou) - Learn the foundational concepts behind the buttery-smooth sound of neo soul.

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