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

Learn how to put chords and notes together to play a song you can recognize.




My main question is I know chords and I can strum but I'm having problems understanding how to put cords and notes together to play a song you can recognize. I need to see both hands at the same time. I've read every thing I can get my hands on but I still do not understand. Thank You for any help you can give me. Maybe I'm just to old to be trying to play the guitar!! I like your program and I am just about ready to buy it but I wanted to wait to see if I could even play the guitar first.


Most guitarists start out by learning a few chords and singing along with their guitar accompaniment. When a person approaches learning the guitar in this manner they sing the melody (i.e their voice is providing the melody) whilst their guitar playing is supporting the melody with rhythm and harmony (chords).

Another option is to learn to read standard music notation, that gives the guitarist the benefit of being able to play single note melodies.This is an excellent skill to acquire and a lot fun with two guitars (one guitarist plays the melody and the other guitarist plays the chords). 

A third option is to play the melody and harmony on the one guitar(the technical name for this stlye of playing is CHORD MELODY), this is more involved, requiring a higher level of skill, nonetheless it is a very rewarding way to play the guitar.

We have devoted a special section of our course to reading music (SIGHT READING MAGIC) Express Guitar - this is the way professional guitarist approach this very important subject.




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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