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Acoustic Guitar Made Easy is an intimate 26-week course where you’ll follow Nate Savage’s proven process for getting started on the acoustic guitar, finally playing real songs, or filling in all of those frustrating gaps in your playing.
Each week, you will get one new lesson with very specific instructions on exactly what to practice, how long to practice for, and when to mark it as complete.
Acoustic Guitar Made Easy is the ONLY acoustic guitar course that will actually get easier to complete as you go along - making it easier to stay motivated, easier to enjoy your practice time again, and easier to actually COMPLETE the course and make massive improvements for once and for all!
With specially designed assignments for each lesson, you’ll have everything you need to build up positive momentum and make faster progress each week.
Acoustic Guitar Made Easy is all about having a clear vision for improving your skills, and a simplified plan to get there! It’s your path to finally being able to play whatever you want, whenever you want.
We are only accepting registration during January since this is a week-by-week course that will include personalized coaching components. Join us and make 2019 an incredible year on the guitar.
Learn how to accurately tune and set-up your acoustic guitar.
Explore and master essential strumming and fingerpicking techniques.
Develop the skills to create clean, buzz-free chords quickly and effortlessly.
Execute seamless transitions between the most important guitar chords.
Learn exactly why certain chords sound good together and others don’t.
Learn how to play classics like “Brown Eyed Girl”, “Let It Be”, & more!
Each Monday of each week, for 26 weeks, you will get a new video lesson with detailed
assignments so you can test your skills and know exactly when you're ready to move on.
It’s easy to make progress when you know exactly what to do, and when to do it.
Learn at your own pace with Nate Savage’s easy-to-follow video lessons.
Have fun playing the guitar by applying everything you learn to real music.
Don’t waste your practice time. Only work on the right exercises, at the right time.
Get all your acoustic guitar questions answered personally by Nate Savage.
Even though it’s a structured 26-week course, you’ll have access for life.
Having a designated practice space where you can go to do some serious work and make progress is an important part of growing as a musician. In this first pre-lesson, we will walk through some tips for setting up your own little effective practice haven.
One of the most critical parts of success on the guitar is setting up a practice plan and sticking faithfully to it. This second pre-lesson will walk you through how to set up an effective practice plan and some tips for sticking to it.
Knowing how to change your strings on the guitar is like a driver knowing how to change a flat. Every guitarist should be able to do it. It may seem intimidating at first but with a little bit of knowledge and practice, you can apply the methods here to change your own strings.
Tuning the guitar is the first step to sounding great. But just like everything else on the guitar, it takes some practice to get good at it! Dig into this important step as you learn a two-step process for tuning your guitar by ear or with an electronic tuner.
The first pillar of actually playing the guitar is strumming. This first lesson on strumming addresses some critical technical foundations that will set you up for success as you learn how to build and figure out strumming patterns for yourself.
Understanding how rhythm works and how to read rhythms will set you up for success in a lot of areas of playing the guitar in the future. The first step here is to learn how to identify and count the fundamental note values you will see on a regular basis.
The second pillar of playing the guitar is making clean chords. As you learn the two simple chords taught in this lesson, you will also be learning some vital chording techniques that will make all the chords you learn in the future much easier!
Developing good timing is one of the most important parts to sounding great on the guitar. Unfortunately, it's also one of the most overlooked aspects of playing the guitar. Start developing your timing right from the start with some simple yet highly effective exercises and insights.
Take your ability to play clean chords to the next level by adding a few new major open chords to your library. The skills and techniques that you've built in the previous lessons will make this much easier than just jumping in cold.
Continue to develop your strumming abilities by applying the knowledge and technique you've already built to some new foundational strumming patterns. This will get you one step closer to being able to come up with your own strumming patterns and figure out the ones in your favorite songs.
Learning how to change chords smoothly takes more guitarists out of the game than any other hurdle. That's why it's the third pillar of playing the guitar. There are some simple things that you can do to make switching between chords smoothly much easier. We will go over all of those here so you can see the progress you want on the guitar.
Get one step closer to having all of your fundamental open chords down while refining your overall chording technique. This is a big step to being able to play the songs you want on the guitar.
Learning songs is the 4th pillar of playing the guitar and we are getting things started out right by learning the America song "Horse With No Name". It's a pretty simple song that only uses two chords and one strumming pattern.
This final lesson on open chords rounds out this part of your chord library by completing your knowledge of the five fundamental major chord shapes, the 3 fundamental minor chord shapes, and your overall chording technique.
Strengthen the first pillar of playing the guitar by focusing on one of the most crucial concepts to develop your strumming abilities called the Constant Strumming Technique. Along the way, you will learn some new strumming patterns as well.
Expand your song repertoire by learning the classic tune "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison. This is a kind of quantum leap where everything covered so far comes together in a big way. This is a great example of how a handful of chords, a strumming pattern, and some basic technique can create some beautiful music.
Complete your fundamental strumming training by looking at 16th note strumming patterns. Many newer guitar players feel intimidated by 16th notes but there are some very methodical things you can do to make these types of patterns easier on yourself.
Bar chords can be the arch nemesis of guitar players but there are some simple alternatives. These simplified chords allow you to play chords like F major, F# major, Bb minor, and B major without worrying about bar chords. This is a big step to playing even more of your favorite songs on the guitar.
Every guitar player should know how to play at least one Beatles song. Learn the song "Let it Be" and get it to where you can play along to the original recording. Moments like this are why we put in all of the hard work learning new things on the guitar.
Learn how to add some motion and color to your rhythm guitar playing. This is just the first step to learning how to embellish your strumming and chords but it's a vital one.
Take your rhythm guitar playing to the next level by seeing how one of the all-time pros did it. The Hank Williams tune "Jambalaya" is a simple but extremely effective way to apply everything you've learned about the guitar so far.
The words "Music Theory" can be scary and intimidating to a lot of newer players. Never fear! There are some things you can do to make learning the basics of music theory very simple. This will be the beginning of helping you to understand how to tell which chords go together.
Understanding how major keys work will allow you to learn songs much quicker and even start writing some of your own music! Explore a few simple concepts to demystify music theory a little bit more.
A capo is a super useful tool that any guitar player can use with simple chords they've memorized to play in any key. Learn about the fundamental concepts involved in using a capo and gain some valuable and practical experience.
This final music theory session helps you understand exactly how major and minor chords are made. Once you get this down you will have a deeper understanding of why certain chords sound good together. This is a great place to be if you want to springboard into learning more about theory.
Having the basics of strumming down is great, but dressing it up and making it more expressive is even better. Explore some techniques and elements of strumming that can add a whole new layer of depth to your playing.
The song "Take it Easy" by The Eagles is the pinnacle of this entire course. When you can play this song you will have conquered the basic physical parts of playing the guitar! It's the most challenging song covered here but also the most rewarding.
Want to take your rhythm guitar playing to a new level beyond strumming? That's exactly what you will do with this fingerstyle session. Learning the fundamental techniques of this style will give you a whole new color pallet to choose from when playing the guitar.
Crosspicking is another technique that you can add to your bag of rhythm guitar tricks to help take you past simple strumming. It's kind of like fingerstyle guitar but with a whole new set of physical techniques to learn.
Getting the fundamentals of playing the guitar down is epic and critical. But what do you do once you've already done that? That's exactly what we will discuss here. Setting musical goals with specific due dates is a big part of future success.
Unlike a guitar book or DVD, Acoustic Guitar Made Easy is designed as an ongoing course with weekly exercises and cumulative improvements. Because of this, students will experience the best results if they’re able to progress along with the rest of the class. And that’s why it’s important for you to know that registration will close on January 31st at midnight.
& The Art Of Creating Better Guitar Lessons
ate Savage always knew he wanted to share his love for playing the guitar with others. After earning his Music Degree at San Jacinto College and playing hundreds of shows across Canada, the USA, and Europe -- he wanted to find a better way to help guitarists around the world. So in 2009, he connected with Musora Media to start GuitarLessons.com -- a massive library of free online guitar lessons that has since helped more than 20 million guitar players.
“I loved playing shows and touring,” Nate said in 2009. “But my heart has always been set on guitar education. I truly believe that playing the guitar can be a life-changing experience, so having the opportunity to create online lessons and help students around the world felt like such a perfect opportunity.” Nate’s most popular videos are built to give beginners an easier way to get started without the friction of private lessons. “8 Guitar Chords You Must Know” has reached more than 4 million views. “Play 10 Songs With 4 Chords”, “5 Essential Strumming Patterns”, and “How To Hold The Guitar” are just a few other examples of videos that have been seen more by more than a million students.
Through his online lessons, Nate has been able to reach more guitarists than he’d ever imagined and get feedback from tens of thousands of YouTube comments and personal emails -- gaining a deeper understanding of where students were having issues, what obstacles were getting in the way, and what was creating the fastest breakthroughs for getting to that next level.
“A lot of new guitarists end up quitting because they’re missing one of the five major pillars of acoustic guitar: strumming, playing clean chords, changing chords smoothly, music theory, and playing songs,” says Nate. “When even just one of those pillars is missing, your guitar experience can be super frustrating and you’re left with no clear path forward.”
Acoustic Guitar Made Easy is Nate’s solution -- giving students a simpler approach to accelerating their skills on the acoustic guitar through weekly lesson plans (where you’ll always know exactly what to do, and in exactly what order) and personalized coaching for all of your questions along the way.
"Free lessons are great, but fumbling through in no particular order isn't the best way to learn new skills. Nate presents everything clearly, and each lesson is just another small step on the path.
I had guitar lessons for 5 or 6 years. I learned more in the first year of taking lessons from Nate than I had learned in those lessons or the last 20 years of learning on my own."
"Nate has a teaching style that puts you at ease with a warm and down to earth tone that makes him relatable and his lessons are enjoyable which makes you WANT to continue learning. Each step is dissected in a simple way so that beginners such as me can make sense of it all."
"Nate is the only online teacher I could find who teaches people to be a musician. To take the time to explain what he is doing and why he is doing it. From scales, reading music, chords, technique, etc. All other teachers are in a hurry to get you to play as fast as possible BUT do not teach any fundamentals. Nate is teaching in a way that builds SOLID foundation."
"Nate's demeanour is great. He is very easy to understand from a beginners point of view but not to the point of being too simplistic. I went from being able to only play a G chord to now playing open chords, barre chords, power chords, Metal galloping, palm muting etc. I have a long, long way to go but progress has been amazing."
"Nate has really helped me refresh my old skills and learn new ones. His teaching style and communication skills really help me with grasping the concepts he is teaching. He explains things simply and doesn’t overload you with too much information at the same time."
"I am 63 years old and only started to play 3 months ago. The major impact for me was his teaching style, slow, clear, easy-going, understanding and having an in-depth knowledge about teaching. I never thought learning guitar with Nate would be so much fun, not work. For me chords and sounds are marvelous just like colors. "
|Weekly Guitar Lesson|
|Guided 26-Week Course|
|100% For Beginners|
|Learn From Home, Anytime|
|Re-Watch The Lessons Anytime|
|Designed To Get Easier|
|Organized To Save Time|
|Unlimited Access For Life|
|Connect With Other Students|
|World-Class Student Support|
|Your Total Investment||$7.58/week||$30-50/week|
Normally, Nate Savage charges $50 for a 30-minute private lesson and is extremely selective on which students he’ll teach. With Acoustic Guitar Made Easy, Nate is your personal guitar coach for 26 weeks, giving you a new exclusive video lesson each week, a clear path to improve your skills, and personally answering your questions along the way -- all for just $7.58 per week.
You can choose a one-time payment, a two-payment plan, or a five-payment plan -- and the entire Acoustic Guitar Made Easy course is yours for life with no recurring subscription or additional fees.
Normally we offer a 90-day money back guarantee. But Acoustic Guitar Made Easy isn’t normal! We aren’t looking for students who aren’t quite sure if they’re ready or not. This isn’t meant for a ‘wait and see’ approach. If you’re committed to playing the music you love on the acoustic guitar, then you can’t go wrong: A world-class course delivered by a trusted authority on guitar education. Take the leap of faith and join me for an amazing learning experience.
The first lesson officially launched on January 21st, but you can still register for Acoustic Guitar Made Easy until January 31st at midnight.
While you’ll still learn a ton with an electric guitar, this course was designed to deliver the best results for acoustic guitar players and players who want to play their favorite songs on their acoustic guitar.
Guitareo lets you learn anything you want, whenever you want, with a massive library of lessons. But we’ve noticed that students sometimes benefit more when they are guided on a specific path - always knowing EXACTLY what to practice, when to practice, and for exactly how long. Acoustic Guitar Made Easy is a 26-week approach to playing your favorite songs on the acoustic guitar where you’ll also have full access to Nate Savage’s personal inbox to get the feedback you need to reach your unique goals on the guitar.
Absolutely! Acoustic Guitar Made Easy isn’t intended to require 100% of your practice time. It’s a focused, dedicated pathway to playing popular songs on the acoustic guitar. But that doesn’t mean you don’t want to improve anything else during the next 26 weeks or learn from any other instructors! We recommend both Acoustic Guitar Made Easy and Guitareo for a well-rounded approach to improving your skills.
For time invested, obviously the more time you practice the faster you’ll get better. But we recommend investing at least 2-3 hours per week to truly benefit from this course.
You’ll get 26 weekly lessons and exercises. And while they’re intended to be completed week-after-week, we know that everybody’s schedules are different - so we’ve included progress-tracking so you never lose your spot. If you need to miss a week, that’s fine! You might need to review the previous lessons a bit before continuing again, but you’ll never lose your spot and once you’ve registered, you have unlimited access to the entire course for life.
You sure can! For 26 weeks, Nate will be your personal guitar coach! You’ll have direct access to ask him questions along the way to make sure you achieve your goals.
Yes! Even though it’s a week-by-week course, you’ll have LIFETIME online access to everything inside Acoustic Guitar Made Easy, so you can review the materials or re-watch the lessons, anytime.
There’s really no guarantee for Acoustic Guitar Made Easy. We believe you’ll LOVE the course and the progress you make during the 26 weeks, but because this is a structured plan we’re looking for guitar students who will commit and ‘grind-it-out’ to achieve results. If you really, really don’t like the course - we’ll hope you’ll keep pushing for the full six months to see what happens. You can always send us your questions and we’ll do our best to resolve any issues and make sure you have everything you need to progress!