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  • Chords, strumming & rhythm
  • How to find your way around the fretboard
  • How to use scales and riffs
  • Improvising and soloing lessons
  • Customized to your current level

Discover How Music Works - With Your Guitar

Sometimes, what you don't know that you don't know is the very thing holding you back the most. 

In my experience, the single biggest issue facing most guitar players is a lack of understanding how music works, together with their guitar. Call it music theory, guitar theory, or whatever you want - names aren't important... how to use it - that's what counts. 

My most popular course by far is a very practical, functional look at guitar theory and how it will impact your day-to-day guitar playing. 

You'll discover you don't need advanced musical training to apply music theory to your everyday guitar playing - in fact, I like to say that if you can count to eight, and you know your alphabet, you're fully qualified! 

If you'd like to experience a "light bulb" moment of your own, like so many of my students have, and truly discover how practical music theory can accelerate your journey on guitar, click the button below, and I'll explain further. 

Recent Guitar Lessons

Triads on the Top Strings (A Shapes)

Rock This Muted Stroke Strum

Triads on the Top Strings: D Shapes

How To Create Musical Storylines

A Hybrid Picking Pattern For Beginners

The Ping Pong Picking Pattern

Do You Want To Learn How To Play Guitar?

Or maybe you’ve already played for years – decades even! – but now you’ve picked up the guitar again with fresh determination and you really want to clear up some questions that you’ve had for a long time, and most importantly, take your guitar playing to a whole new level, farther than you’ve ever been before?

If so, welcome, because you’re in the right place. My name is Jonathan Boettcher, and I’ve helped thousands of guitar players improve their playing - in some cases, more than they even thought possible.

Why My Method Works

Many guitar players have learned to play with the “monkey-see, monkey-do” method, where essentially they’re copying what others play, without any real understanding, and without gaining the ability to apply those skills creatively for themselves.

My teaching method is the reverse – first giving you understanding of what is happening on the guitar, and then learning how to apply it. As such, hundreds of guitar players have written me with stories of their progress.

How To Use This Site

At we have many free guitar lessons where you can learn how to play guitar without dropping a red cent. I encourage you to take advantage of these – the best way is by signing up for my newsletter at the top of this page, where you will get one lesson per week.

However, if you really want to accelerate your guitar playing faster than a short lesson once per week can manage, I highly recommend checking out my premium guitar courses.

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Popular Courses

Unlocking I IV V

Discover the power of the musical number system! You'll learn how notes, chords, scales and keys all work together, and how to use these principles to create awesome music. 

Guitar Scale Patterns

Discover how to use scale patterns all across your fretboard - in any key! If the fretboard is currently a mystery to you, then this course holds a lot of answers for you. 

Slow Blues Solo in A

Looking for a fresh approach to your solos? You'll learn some sweet licks, plus discover how to target individual chord-tones in your solos. This one is a lot of fun!