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The best news is that you'll actually learn to strum the guitar AND sing at the same time - one topic most instructors never even talk about!
If you want to flip through pages and pages of tablature to learn your favorite song, then EZ Strummer is NOT for you.
But if you're like me and want to play as many songs as possible, only spending a few minutes on each song, then you've come to the right place.
After spending the last 10 years teaching online guitar lessons I've learned that traditional teaching CAN get a little tiresome.
However, the real truth of it all is that SOMETIMES you want a break from traditional teaching and just sit down and learn a song from beginning to end!
This is where my program comes in.
The EZ Strummer method of learning gives you a break from traditional instruction in a variety of ways.
You aren't required to learn chords in any particular order. Quite possibly the most traditional rule that I break is based around the understanding of chords. Chords are used to create progressions - period. Every single song you will ever learn is based around a chord progression. The easiest and MOST effective way to learn a variety of chords is not by staring at a bunch of chord diagrams. Chord diagrams should purely act as quick references. Nothing more. Nothing less.
When following traditional instruction, it could take weeks or months to learn a chord like Dsus4/F#. Why? Traditional instructors often follow a guideline - which is great when it comes to understanding music from a music theory-based platform. But as I've already mentioned - sometimes you just want to strum, sing, and simply learn theory when you approach it!
I'm not a "traditional" instructor. My course is all about learning while you play - not before.
Don't get me wrong - there's NOTHING wrong with understanding how chords get their names, the theory involved in creating these chords, or even reserving 'difficult' chords for later on, but....
....when you JUST WANT TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY A SONG none of this is necessary!
Once you understand the 'nuts-n-bolts' of a song you are then free to explore the theory behind it using my NEW "Chord Workshop" program - one of the MANY new bonuses when you join EZ Strummer.
Learn chords AS you approach them.
Use SIMPLE strum patterns that you can alter.
Learn to strum THROUGH songs
Play songs through VISUAL learning (video)
FINALLY perform songs from beginning to end.
NO STALE TEXT INSTRUCTION!
NO CONFUSING THEORY!
NO INACCURATE SONGS!
It's not about watching me perform a song. It's about you learning a song. I've made it easier than ever too. All you have to do is simply play and/or sing along with me. Each song offers the lyrics right under each chord name, which enables you to strike a given chord based on the lyrics being used.
Play and sing right along with on-screen prompting!
If you've seen tab-based or traditional strumming patterns using note values, then you know that they tend to be extremely confusing. However, I simply provide you with a suggested template to use for a given song using a simple "D" or "U" to keep you from getting lost in the pattern.
NO confusing patterns to figure out!
Staring at pages upon pages of boring text and useless filler material is a thing of the past. It simply doesn't keep you interested.
If you want to perform live (or just around the campfire) a variety of songs is a MUST!
I could go on all day about how beneficial this aspect of your guitar playing is, but I'll just touch base on one point:
It doesn't matter how good of a lead guitarist you are if you can't keep rhythm. This may very well be something you have neglected!
The chord diagrams I provide for the songs allow you to see where to place your fingers as well as the notes that are produced from finger placement.
You'll benefit from knowing that with one quick glance you'll know every note that is used to create a given chord - which allows you to find additional chord positions all over the fretboard!
Find new chord positions using a variety of positions with absolutely no crazy finger acrobatics!
Not every song should be just about strumming. Songs like "Imagine" or "Dust In The Wind" need fingerstyle. A song like "Sweet Home Alabama" MUST contain that special riff or it just doesn't work. Strumming, riffs, and fingerstyle - what more is there?
Develop lead guitar skills AND learn fingerstyle the EZ way!
Having trouble changing chords?
Every song from the EZ Strummer database utilizes the lyrics, NOT the chords, to help you push through even the most challenging of songs. Think of the EZ Strummer formula as basically "karaoke for guitar."
By using this formula, you'll discover how to rely more on the lyrics provided in a song to help you strum through a series of chords. Often chords appear in awkward places in a song, so instead of trying to explain how one chord gets one beat and another chord gets half of a beat, you simply...
Are strumming patterns an issue?
You don't need to understand complex strumming patterns to play the songs here at EZ Strummer. You don't need to understand time signatures. You simply follow the on-screen chord/lyric prompts and use what I like to call "standardized strumming patterns."
Want more than typical chords?
The beauty of the EZ Strummer song database is that it doesn't discriminate between easy chords and difficult chords.
If you want to play a song - regardless of the difficulty - I make it as "EZ" as possible. If you were to take traditional instruction you may not see a chord such as F#m7 or Esus4 until the instructor begins covering 'intermediate' or 'advanced' instruction.
Here you learn how to strum chords as you encounter them.
Some songs provide a serious challenge while other songs are super easy to play. Regardless of the songs you select, the good news is that you will quickly add a variety of chords that you otherwise may never have seen without learning them as you approach them.
BONUS 1: DOWNLOAD EVERY ONLINE SONG
When a new song is added to the member area of EZ Strummer you will have the option to download it! You can create your very own DVD collection right from your computer by downloading the songs you want - when you want them.
BONUS 2: "Chord Workshop"
This 15-week course offers you a step-by-step approach to understanding how chords work, the notes involved in these chords, and much much more. I have JUST launched this in the member area, and EZ Strummer members are very pleased with it.
This mini-program covers:
This course usually sells separately for $37, but you won't pay a single dime for it. It is absolutely FREE with your EZ Strummer membership.
BONUS 3: DRUM TRACK DOWNLOADS
As a member of EZ Strummer you'll be pleased to know that I will have a library of drum tracks for you to download. Many of the new songs that I offer feature a drum track/metronome as requested by current EZ Strummer members and subscribers.
BONUS 4: REQUEST-A-SONG
It's BAAAACK for good! This is a benefit you'll truly love. If you want to learn a song that isn't featured in the member area of EZ Strummer just let me know and I will do my very best to provide it to you.
BONUS 5: 100% FREE ACCESS to "EZ Acoustic Riffs Lite"
I will be re-launching my popular EZ Acoustic Riffs program in April of this year (2013). In this course I teach you how to play official riffs, fingerstyle passages, and licks to some of the top acoustic songs on the planet! As an EZ Strummer member you will get insider access to a revolving list of the top 25 songs from the EZ Acoustic Riffs official member area. This 'lite' course is absolutely free as an EZ Strummer member.
BONUS 6: DOWNLOAD "Strumming Patterns 101"
You are the first to know of this new and exciting upcoming project that I will be undertaking. In this project I take the most common strumming patterns found in the EZ Strummer song catalog and show you how to change these patterns up in a variety of ways. This enables you to create a completely unique arrangement of traditionally played songs.
While I will be releasing this as an official DVD, as an EZ Strummer member you can download the digital version to your computer absolutely free of charge!
BONUS 7: Get Points For Participation
I tested this feature a while back on EZ Strummer members and they loved it, so I'm making it official. You get points when you perform various activities such as:
You even get points on your birthday! It's a great way to stay motivated and keeps you engaged. What do you do with the points you accumulate?
You can trade in your points for...
1. FREE DVDs
Accumulate enough points and you'll never need to buy another DVD again. You won't even pay the shipping cost. Keep in mind that you aren't doing any real 'work' to gain points. I'm not asking for you to put in a 9 - 5 workday. All you need to do is participate and contribute as a member and I take care of the rest. The points system is automated and tracks what you click on so there's no 'human error' to worry about.
2. FREE ACCESS TO MY OTHER PROGRAMS
I have a few other instructional programs that I am working on right now. While you build up points as an EZ Strummer member I will be working on content for a few of my other programs. When the new programs launch you will have the option to turn in your points for a free membership to ANY of them!
This is the part that will pleasantly surprise you the most - the cost. How much would you pay for an online program that gives you all of this?......
Over 450 songs in the database right now (30+ new songs added monthly!)
EZ-to-follow strumming patterns with no need to understand timing or note values
Video-based strumming lessons that are perfect for the hands-on, visual learner
Learn the value of accompanying a musician by strumming and sing right along
FINALLY perform songs from beginning to end
ENJOY playing guitar again with fun and engaging practice session
Bonus 1: Download EVERY video featured online
Bonus 2: Chord Workshop (15 week course!)
Bonus 3: Drum Track downloads
Bonus 4: "Request-A-Song"
Bonus 5: "EZ Acoustic Riffs" Lite
Bonus 6: Digital Download - "Strumming Patterns 101"
Bonus 7: Get "Points" For Participation
NO STALE TEXT INSTRUCTION!
NO CONFUSING THEORY!
NO INACCURATE SONGS!
I want to make it clear to you that I am not filling this page full of empty promises or testimonials. I don't ask anything from my members
more than to enjoy playing guitar and give my method a chance.
No questions. No hassles. Just a simple promise...
"If you are not 100% satisfied that I have delivered everything that I have promised you - and MORE -
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I wish you the absolute best, and I hope to see you in the member area soon!
Creator of EZ Strummer