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You don't have to struggle with learning guitar anymore!

Take a look below to see how the Academy's structure and targeted lessons can completely change the game for your playing!

A message from Lee Anderson:

Owner and instructor of Play Guitar Academy 

Hey there Player!

If you are ready, today can be the very last day of your guitar frustration!

Since you are reading this, I'm sure you know what a struggle learning the guitar has become.

With the 24/7 information firehose and the self-guided à la carte method of picking disjointed videos to learn from, it's harder than ever to get good at guitar.

Since the YouTube guitar explosion, I've been helping frustrated players make sense of the chaos and I've shown them the path to real, steady, and predictable results.

You see, the guitar isn't difficult it's just not obvious. It's not the user-friendly experience that we have all become used to.

The skills you learn... MUST be learned in order. They build upon each other. When you do that, things speed up VERY QUICKLY!

I'm looking forward to seeing you build those skills and helping you become the guitarist that you've always wanted to be!

A message from Lee Anderson:

Owner and instructor of Play Guitar Academy 

Hey there Player!

If you are ready, today can be the very last day of your guitar frustration!

Since you are reading this, I'm sure you know what a struggle learning the guitar has become.

With the 24/7 information firehose and the self-guided à la carte method of picking disjointed videos to learn from, it's harder than ever to get good at guitar.

Since the YouTube guitar explosion, I've been helping frustrated players make sense of the chaos and I've shown them the path to real, steady, and predictable results.

You see, the guitar isn't difficult it's just not obvious. It's not the user-friendly experience that we have all become used to.

The skills you learn... MUST be learned in order. They build upon each other. When you do that, things speed up VERY QUICKLY!

I'm looking forward to seeing you build those skills and helping you become the guitarist that you've always wanted to be!

Feb. 27th, 2023 

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PLAY GUITAR ACADEMY

 The Academy is UNIQUELY THE BEST resource for ending frustration with the guitar

 

And it's filled with step-by-step weekly training that makes sure you don't miss anything you need to build the right skills at the right time in the right order.

 

This super helpful Roadmap, with the best and most supportive guitar community online built-in, live monthly training and Q&A, and ever-growing bonus lessons get you on the right path to put frustration in your past.

 

You can say goodbye to the copycat guitar lifestyle and get on the path to being a musician... today!

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 "One of the best experiences of my life. And, by far, the best thing I've done to help progress on guitar."

Jim L.

 Australia

 

I've now been taking coaching lessons for close to 19 months and, to be honest, it's really been a great thing.

Dean Y.

US

 

"I was lost until I found Play Guitar Academy. It's the best internet program I've found out there."

David R.

US

MEMBERS GET ACCESS TO ALL OF MY PREMIUM ROADMAP COURSES

start HERE guitar!

101 - This is where it all begins!

 

If you are starting from scratch or if you think you need to make sure you haven't missed any important skills along the way, start Here guitar! is the place for you.

 

Here we introduce:

 

  • Technique exercises
  • Open-position chords
  • Open-position major scales
  • Strum with backing tracks
  • Basics of Music and Tablature

Solid Strumming

102 - It's time to get those chords to sound just like the songs you love.

 

In Solid Strumming, you will:

 

  • Learn strum patterns
  • Build strum patterns
  • Mix and match strum patterns
  • Master 1/4, 1/8, and 1/16 note strums
  • Open-position sus, aug, dim, and all 7th chords

Bar Chords And Blues

201 - In Bar Chords and Blues, you will combine the skills to play most popular songs.

 

You will learn:

 

  • What Bar chords are
  • Common E and A string Bar chords
  • Open-position scales in multiple keys 
  • Song forms (like 12-bar blues)
  • Boogie guitar Blues forms
  • Introduction to Improvisation

Welcome To Lead Guitar

202 - This course is where we start to master the fretboard.

 

You will learn:

 

  • The Minor Pentatonic scale patterns
  • In all five patterns
  • In all keys
  • Fretboard independence!
  • New Blues based strum patterns

Major Scale Over The Whole Guitar

In level 203 we learn:

 

  • All five patterns of the Major scale
  • Major scale in all keys
  • Start basic music theory
  • Practice interval training
  • To start chord building
  • To master diatonic chords
  • To build Diatonic chord progressions

Major Pentatonic Workout

In level 204, we take improvisation to the next level:

 

  • All patterns of the Major Pentatonic scale
  • In all keys
  • New Chord Progressions each week
  • New Styles of music each week
  • Targeting chord changes
  • Understanding chord tones
  • Altering Major Pentatonic scale.

Putting Things In Sequence

Level 205 introduces a new skill to your melody writing and Improvisation... SEQUENCES

 

At this point in your playing, phrasing is becoming more important.

 

Creating sequences by breaking up the scale adds interest and musicality if used correctly.

 

We explore sequences in our scale work and improvisation using:

  

  • Major scales
  • Major Pentatonic scales
  • Minor Pentatonic scales

Chord Foundations

206 - Level up your knowledge of chords to supercharge your rhythm and (surprisingly) your lead playing!

 

This level goes in-depth into:

 

  • The theory behind how chords (triads and 7th chords) are built and used.
  • Stacking different intervals of thirds to create all common chords
  • Making use of interval charts and the Circle of Fifths
  • Mastering the Major scale patterns and Major improvisation

Minor Scale Workout

207 - Master the Minor scale with this intense workout!

 

You'll learn the following:

 

  • All of the patterns of the Natural minor scale
  • Natural minor scales in all keys
  • Improvise over common minor chord progressions
  • Harmonic minor introduction
  • Harmonic minor in all patterns and several keys
  • Uses for Harmonic minor and the reasons why it works
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Members get these absolutely FREE BONUS RESOURCES inside the Academy

COMMUNITY

"The Woodshed", our state of the art community, is the secret weapon of Play Guitar Academy.

 

This is where experiences are shared, problems are worked out, questions are answered and life is shared.

 

This community in particular has an added advantage. It comes pre-loaded with the best and most helpful guitar community online.

LIVE GROUP CLASSES

Each week, I bring us all together for our live classes.

 

These are super important and will showcase several different topics.

 

Masterclass topics, community Q&A, student spotlights, and even hangouts just for fun are planned.

 

Get your calendar ready because I can't wait to meet you at the community get-togethers and classes!

PLACEMENT

A common question with new Academy Members is:

"Where do I fit in with all of this?"

 

The biggest problem for self-taught guitarists is that the a la carte method of picking your own lessons has created confusion and gets new players stuck in a rut.

 

"The Narrow Path" series of videos helps you to see exactly where you are on the roadmap and what you need to brush up on to start moving forward again.

 

     

PART 2

Our newest addition to the Academy is our continuation of the topics from our regular YouTube videos.

 

Each "Part 2" video takes up where our public content left off. 

 

Academy members get an extra lesson and special resources that allow them to get a deeper understanding and apply what they have learned.

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Here's What Guitar Players Are Saying:

I am 10 times the player I was and feel I can now hold my own.

Chris W.

Durham, UK

I have improved more over the past year following Lee’s roadmap than I had in the previous 5 years! 

Marty M.

New Jersey, US

I encourage anyone who is on the fence about joining PGA to get a running start and hop on over. 

Evan R.

Pennsylvania, US

He’s the real deal. He is truly passionate about seeing you succeed!

Jim L.

Perth, AU

"Week 9 is my favorite so far. The chord progression is sounding like music. I’ve come back to the “Week_9_Background_track_song” several times after finishing the coursework for week 10, Week 11, and even after the 102 Solid Strumming courses. It’s my go-to backing track when I finish a daily lesson and want some variety. It feels like the next step should be learning the words so I can attempt to sing along to this chord progression.

Duane C.

Hi Lee,I started out listening to your podcasts and decided to jump into some lessons to refresh my skills. I play with a church group and began feeling like my skillset was getting stale and I wasn't enjoying what I was doing. I starting struggling and thought maybe I wasn't good enough anymore. Listening to your podcast made me understand so many things about what I was feeling and how to fix my issues. So, I have decided to go back to the basics to see if I had missed any skills. I love the 1,2 2, 1 exercises and can't wait to see what the week ahead look like. Thank you for putting your knowledge out there, it is very appreciated!

Natalie M.

Wow, Lee, having a fun time with your course you've carefully constructed. I love the theory and am motivated to memorize the fretboard and read music. It has been my wish to learn how to play guitar and I appreciate you helping me realize this dream.

Christine L.

I'd have to say that Lee's way of teaching is the one I've gained the most from. He keeps it interesting and teaches a mix of fundamentals along with the things students want to learn. He has also given me direction and helpful advice for achieving my own musical goals, and I appreciate that his extensive background as a musician allows him to do so.

Ginger B.

Love this course so far it’s given me something solid to focus on for practicing. I have strayed from the path a few times to try and learn songs I like to listen to and just when I start to feel like I’m not making progress anymore this course puts me right back on track. The anticipation of being able to play things that sound good for other people is huge but I know I’m on the right path.

John M.

Hi Lee,I'm self taught and have been playing, or I should say attempting to play over a number of years. I have no knowledge of music theory and I definitely haven't dedicated myself as needed, so now I'm starting from scratch and starting with an actual course that has structure. I'm diving in today! Thanks!.

Rick T.

I finished Lee’s Start Here Now 101 online class a couple of weeks ago. I couldn’t wait for the Play Guitar Academy to launch to continue my guitar playing journey. I jumped in and am now working on 102 Solid Strumming. Lee is a fantastic teacher and walks you though the lessons with a very helpful, encouraging, and patient attitude. The way the lessons are structured keeps you engaged and moving forward but not overwhelmed. I have asked multiple questions of Lee and the responses are timely and very helpful. If you are interested in playing guitar, I highly suggest you give Play Guitar Academy consideration, I am a very satisfied student.

Collin R.

I'm a new guitar player and have been following Lee since the beginning of Play Guitar Podcast, mostly listening and being encouraged while not always believing in myself enough to put the work behind what I wanted to do.  Lee's honesty and ability to relate to the struggle of being a beginner in a world that seems saturated with people who are much farther along is what encourages me to keep learning and keep using his content. I am really excited to start the academy as I believe it will be a fantastic companion musically and mentally to the work I'm already doing to move toward being the musician I want to be. 

Liz H.

Don't stop now! There's even more that you get as a MEMBER of the ACADEMY

MULTIPLE DEVICE SUPPORT

From your library, you can access any of your Play Guitar Academy products, no matter what device you are using. 

 

The Academy remembers where you left off and you can go immediately there, as soon as you log in. 

 

You can log in with your desktop or laptop computer and have all of your lessons saved and ready to go.

 

You can also use the community and Academy apps on your tablet and phone.

CHALLENGES

One of my favorite things about members of the Academy is that they are ready to have fun at any moment.

 

When you first enter our "Woodshed" community, you are presented with all of our ongoing challenges.

 

These can range from the challenge of recording and uploading a welcome video to full Song and gear demos. 

 

If you are ready to start running and jump into the community, we're waiting.

 

But, if you are not the type to join in, these challenges are great fun to watch!

YOU'RE GUARANTEED FOR 30 DAYS

At Play Guitar Academy, your investment is secure!

 

If in the first thirty days of your membership, you wish to leave for any reason, your first month's tuition will be returned to you: no questions or hassle.

 

Just email me, and I'll cancel your membership and start the refund process.

 

After your first month, you are free to cancel at any time.

 

I'm so confident that you will get results from my system, there are no long-term contracts.

BACKING TRACKS

You can download the tracks from the weekly roadmap videos.

 

There is also an evergrowing collection of backing tracks at various tempos and keys to keep you practicing and jamming. 

 

Members can submit requests for particular backing tracks as well. 

BRUSHING UP SERIES

Shorter one-off topics that are separate from (but also support) the regular Roadmap courses.

 

These are great to help those of you who are finding their level but know that there are some things that you could brush up on without having to go through the entire roadmap to find them.

 

Check out the "Baby Steps" videos for ground-level, absolute beginner, instruction on a variety of topics.

 

(Theory is definitely included:) in Baby Steps)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you tell me about The Academy?

Of course! The Academy is our membership program that solves the common problems of learning guitar online. Members have access to all my roadmap courses that go, in order, from absolute beginner all of the way to advanced guitarist. You not only have your journey planned out for you, but you see every step of the way in front of you. 

CLICK HERE if you have any other questions and I'll get them answered right away!

  

Get ACTUAL Results From Your Guitar Practice

There's Nothing Random Here


The backbone of the Academy is the Roadmap. This is a systematic way to build the skills you need to progress. Each skill is placed on the Roadmap at the right time, in the right order, with the right amount of time and repetition spent on each subject.


Experience Helping Frustrated Guitarists


This Academy's beginnings were centered around the frustrated guitarist. It was started to solve the problems of the players in my in-person group guitar classes who were lost after unsuccessfully trying to learn online. From filling in the gaps caused by random video lessons to learning how to use repetition as your secret advantage, to understanding why music works, this Academy is designed for you!


A Time-Tested Roadmap


Since the beginning of the Roadmap, it has been a work in progress. As students work their way through the levels, I have evaluated re-evaluated, reworked, and refined the lessons and worksheets. My online coaching students, over the past year, have helped me bring this system to you in a way that is very effective and straightforward to the online student.


Access To An Experienced Instructor


If you are looking for me, you don't have to go too far... I'm in the community forum. As you are going through the classes, if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share, pop into the community. I will bring my over 30 years of experience of teaching and playing guitar to you and help steer you in the right direction. I get my best ideas from students like you. if your question is a topic worth some more exploration, I can add a training video to the bonus lesson section.

 

You're Not Going Through This Alone


Play Guitar Academy is filled with students who, just like you, were fed up with the way online learning created more headaches than results. After finding your level in the "Narrow Path" series of videos, pop into that level's section of the community. There you will find players who are going through the same experience as you. The extreme value of having a group to ask questions and share your experiences with is priceless.

 

This Is My Expertise And Joy


I began my journey with the guitar at twelve years old and taught my first lesson at eighteen. I've been a beginner, intermediate, advanced, and professional guitarist. All the way, I've shared my knowledge with other players, and I always get more back in return. Playing guitar has been the centerpiece of my life and I will be here for you to guide and cheer you on as you become the guitarist that you always wanted to be!

Are you ready to stop wasting time and start seeing some results? 

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