Express Guitar - The Ultimate Guitar Learning Kit

If you have ever wanted to play a guitar, but didn't want to take months to do it. Then this program is for you!


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Guitar Lessons: Beginner

The fastest way to learn to play guitar by ear is to read music - find out why.




How to play guitar and how to read sheet music on guitar?


That's an excellent question! Actually learning to read music on the guitar is one of the biggest stumbling blocks (and incidentally without a doubt one of the most important subjects) guitarists encounter.

There's no shortage of guitar books however the vast majority never teach you how to learn to read music. 

Here's why:

(1) The typical music shop / sheet music outlet are basically *paper merchants*(they're are in the business of selling books / sheet music), they are NOT involved in EDUCATION that is not their role.

(2)The type of "Learn To Play Guitar" widely available via internet / offline music shops etc contain the same basic kiddie tunes and songs you do not want to play! They essentially contain these songs because they are *public domain* songs i.e., you do not have to pay copyright royalties to the original writer of the song.

(3) Almost all of the books attempting to teach you how to read, do not take the guitarist beyond the fifth fret on the first string.

So in summary, I commend you for your question and I encourage you to learn to read music on the guitar (it has been an invaluable skill during my 36 years of playing).

If you are interested in learning to overcome these sight reading hazards, I've written a book to get you there fast.

It's called Sight Reading Magic - A Pro's Approach it's part of the Express Guitar course available from 



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Rave Reviews for Express Guitar:


As a student of Mike Hayes since 1999, I have found his teaching methods and products to be first class. Whatever style or area of music I have been interested in, he has provided me with useful information, advice and study materials. His style of teaching and teaching products enabled me to progress through his guitar course far quicker than I ever imagined. He also helps in teaching yourself to find and develop your own style of music. Mikeís teaching gives his studentís the ability to become useful musicians, not just guitarists.

Stephen J Reid
Guitarist & Musician



This course teaches us how to learn, how to retain, and how to recall information quickly. This entire program is built around "connected learning" with key phrases, picture words ( yes there is such a thing ) and the most dynamic personal motivator I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Ken C Simpson
Business Owner & Guitarist
Queensland, Australia



The course is varied, in-depth and well-structured, making learning and comprehension fast, thorough and enjoyable. Itís a great way of learning, as you can pace yourself and move onto the next stage when you feel competent. I find this course both innovative and inspirational. I find myself leaving Mikeís lessons with the determination to reach my new goals.

Karl J Ricker
Sales Manager
Sunshine Coast, Australia