to play electric or acoustic guitar quickly and easily with the
most amazing step-by-step interactive program available today!"
wish I'd had Guitar Made Simple when I was learning how to
play guitar. Chris Standring shows all you need to know about
how to play great guitar in this package and he makes it fun
and easy to do. There's much to learn from the program and
it's a terrific journey into guitar playing from a pro!"
- Stephen Bishopsinger/songwriter www.StephenBishop.com
a doubt this unique and brilliant method for beginners and intermediates
is the future of guitar instruction!"
Dear fellow guitar enthusiast,
My name is Chris Standring. I am a recording artist and music educator
and I can't tell you how excited I am about a brand new guitar program
I have developed. I am excited because this is something that I have been
thinking about for many years and finally after burning the midnight oil
for what seemed like forever, has now come to fruition, and surpassed
my own high expectations I might add....
In my 20 something years as a professional musician I have come across
many guitar methods, most of them relating good information that is relevant
to the student. However, most of the books and DVDs I have seen seem to
pander to the reader or viewer and dwell on subjects that are just not
thorough enough. What is more, there are a million web sites offering
So why on earth have I spent over a year of my precious time developing
another? I hear you ask...
I'll tell you why. First of all free lessons are all well and good. But
I see way too many websites, courses, methods and DVDs discussing particular
aspects of the guitar that the student cannot fully absorb because in
order to play this, one has to know that, and all too often
that important knowledge is not discussed at all. In short, music
instruction is just way too scattered. It's just not thorough enough.
Second, technology is at an all time high! The courses presently existing
right now in book form are almost redundant. Sure it's nice to read music
from a book on a music stand and pop a CD in your stereo to hear an audio
example, but wait 'till you see what I've got for you, you simply won't
over Mel Bay! 'Guitar Made Simple' is an extremely well thought
out beginners program, with a very thorough and personal approach
to help you easily learn how to play the guitar... correctly!
So much more than trying to learn alone with just a book,
this brilliant system connects with you as if an instructor
is right with you in your own home. Well done Chris!"
- Corky James
LA studio guitarist with Avril Lavigne, Hilary Duff, Kelly
Clarkson, Leann Rimes, Backstreet Boys, Liz Phair, Nick Lachey
and Mandy Moore www.CorkyJames.net
have the most forward thinking, practical, useful, thorough and
talked about method existing ANYWHERE in today's market!
If you want to seriously learn guitar the
right way, the correct way, the thorough way, and learn from a real professional
who knows what it takes to play at a super high standard, then I urge
you to read on because I have some life altering lessons to give you.......
The Guitar Was Made To Be Simple!
So why on earth does it always seem like rocket science when learning
to play it?
There are a number of reasons. First, Many teachers take pride in their
achievements, and after all why wouldn't they? But for some bizarre reason
they relish in presenting straight forward stuff, as if it were a dissertation
Others clearly like to concentrate on one particular aspect of guitar
playing. All very well, but it assumes previous knowledge which is immediately
overwhelming, especially for the beginner.
Other times, and most commonly, the material is not logically presented.
This is not to say it is wrong, but presenting such a wealth of information
simply MUST be organized, logical and clearly thought out. One subject
must follow the next and convey the right amount of information so the
next subject can be tackled and studied effectively.
Not only that, the guitar should be fun and musically exhilarating! Why?
Because in the early stages, many folks begin to play guitar but soon
get overwhelmed and give up.
My personal philosophy....
If the guitar program is done right, it should provide enough inspiration
to motivate you the student, so giving up is never an option! Period.
But why should you listen to me?
Well you don't have to actually. In fact I would prefer it if you listened
to everyone else recommending my program. You can read a few reports here.
CD ROM is a must for those who want a direct approach to the
guitar. It has given me the confidence to tackle any type
of guitar music. Simplicity, that's the key. I ask myself
what I want to know, and it's there in the program. And it's
easy to find too. Thanks Chris!"- Dino
artist and Lionel Ritchie sax/keyboard player www.dinosoldo.com
just to assure you, I have spent the last 20 something years in many many
different musical situations, be it following a conductor in a Broadway
style musical, to reading the heaviest chart on a Hollywood recording
session, to performing in front of thousands of people with my own group.
What is more I already have a hugely successful jazz guitar course (for
intermediate and advanced players) called Play
What You Hear, that students have raved about for years. Since the
success of that course I wanted to present a similar cutting edge method
for those who are not up to the level required for this program.
Enter "Guitar Made Simple"....
Made Simple is the most logically presented program for beginners
and intermediates available today!
Standring has assembled a beautiful and comprehensive method
for the beginning guitarist. This 'how to' CD Rom includes
audio and video examples that guide the student through a
logical path to fretboard understanding. This is a one-of-a-kind
tutorial that has no peers. It's truly an excellent way to
start guitar studies. Highly recommended!"
Michael Clinco- Film & TV composer www.MichaelClinco.com
This course is designed for two different
types of students.
1) Beginner guitarists
2) Players who have been playing for some time who feel they need to go
back and understand the guitar more thoroughly. In other words, those
players with 'gaps' in their playing.
In this jam packed guitar course you will:
- Have 65 in depth interactive
- Have enough information
to last you between 5 to 10 years! (depending on your level)
- Be playing guitar within
days from absolute beginner and continue at an accelerated pace!
- Learn rhythm 'strumming'
- Learn to play melodies and
chords to over 25 well known songs!
- Practice over 300 exercises
with highest possible quality audio examples for each!
- Learn by example and then
practice those examples to 'play along' tracks!
- First of all let me congratulate you on this fine product
you have produced. I feel that if you're an aspiring student
that wants to learn guitar at any level from beginner to intermediate,
even a semi-professional can pickup a few tricks of the trade
from this masterpiece. Anyone interested in learning to play
the guitar or reviewing what he or she knows would definitely
benefit from this product." -
Eddie Rivera GMS student
||But what is so impressive
about this course?
The Guitar Made Simple course is completely cutting edge because:
- The course literally 'talks'
you through step-by-step from beginner to intermediate!
- Chris' personal touch makes
use of streaming audio and video so lessons are like one-on-one private
- For every image, diagram,
example and exercise, you can click on a file and hear how it sounds
on the guitar!
- For every chord diagram,
there is a photo (with 'click to hear' audio) from the student's perspective,
showing that shape!
- TAB is included for every
example song and exercise!
- Traditional music notation
is included for every example song and exercise!
- Super high quality video
throughout for the real nitty gritty stuff!
- You can click on any chord
symbol anywhere in the course and see 3 versions of that chord!
- You can print out the entire
course to study away from the computer! (315 pages)
video segment here.
What I do want to impress upon you is that this is a pretty serious
course and it assumes you want to know how to learn guitar the right
way. I have been playing for over thirty years now (20 as a professional)
and I put some real hard work into it I can tell you. Now in my professional
performing career I get to play with the greatest players in the world
both live and in the studio.
But I'll be honest....
I'm not going to sell you a cheap guitar or a 10 watt disposable amplifier.
I wouldn't recommend anything I personally wouldn't use!
And I'm not going to tell you not to learn theory, I'm
not going to tell you to avoid all those 'pointless' exercises. On the
contrary, I am going to show them to you in their most simplest form
and explain exactly why they are necessary to make you a great musician.
If you are serious about the guitar you must understand that there is
no substitute for practice and commitment no matter who tells you otherwise.
But there are ways to present the material so learning guitar
can be fun and fascinating. And I promise my course will do that for
In short this program is the real deal because I would expect nothing
less for myself if I were to start all over again.
course! Your laid back style makes learning fun, not just
a study course. Your technique of teaching presents a relaxed
atmosphere which makes learning easy. I have gone through
the entire course just to see what is offered and I see nothing
left out!" - Robert Nordan, GMS student
not take a look at what's in this course?
All the really important stuff including:
Holding the instrument
Notes on the fretboard
rudiments and theory
Take a look and see how deep this program gets...
In this super-extensive course you will get to study:
Open Chords and
Strum simple rhythm patterns
and well known songs
switch from chord to chord
Major & Minor
Barre chords and
to use them everywhere on the fretboard
Learn to read
Translate those notes to the
guitar in all the familiar guitar keys
tons of single string exercises and get to know individual strings and
How to choose
the appropriate chord shape
Learn using my
'selective' interactive audio.
Click on an audio example
performed by me, then
Click "L" (Lead)
to hear the example with the melody omitted so you can play along and
try the melody yourself.
click on "R" (Rhythm) with the rhythm guitar omitted so you
can play along and try the rhythm part yourself.
Here are some play along audio
examples so you can hear the super high quality.
Learn all about
chords and their applications by example
Major, minor, 7th, major 7th,
minor 7th, sus 4, 7th sus4, diminished, half diminished, augmented,
major 6th, minor 6th, 9th
Learn how songs are structured
What chords make up certain keys
Palm muting and
electric guitar "controlling" techniques
Left hand technique
studies (to avoid bad habits!)
Funk rhythm studies
Major and minor blues,
shuffles boogies and chugs
Rock 'n Roll stuff
Power chords and studies
Classical and simple fingerpicking
to incorporate fingerstyle playing into songs with tons of examples
Jazz and Bossa Nova
Single string improvisation
The pentatonic scale in all
Phrases and licks with tons
of examples and play along tracks
Different chord progressions
and grooves to solo over
The Blues scale in all positions
Rock 'n roll tricks including
bends, hammer ons, pull offs,
the whole fretboard to improvise with
- inspiring words of wisdom and encouragement
Presented in an
Find anything in the course
using the Guitar Made Simple "search facility"
Glossary of terms
Go straight to page you were
Guitar Made Simple diploma upon course completion
Take a look
at the quality of the notation here
ladies and gentlemen
...Introducing the Guitar Made Simple Chord Finder
have included a Chord Finder, something that I personally
developed and put together. If you need to look up a chord, simply
go to the chord finder and click on any key, then the type of chord
you need to find, and a menu of 3 different chord shapes comes up,
each with a photo (from student perspective), and chord diagram.
Click on any image and hear that chord. These chords are not synthesized,
they have been recorded by me personally so you can hear the characteristics
of the guitar.
Here's an example. Let's say you want to look up how to play the
chord of C major. Click
here to see what you would get.
Guitar Made Simple is a wealth of knowledge!
Everyone has their favorite songs. My course will enable you to
play all your favorite songs in no time at all! Furthermore, you
will have at your fingertips, a complete method that will inspire
and motivate you to learn at new accelerated levels!
Guitar Made Simple is a wealth of musical
- A step by step program that takes
you through every necessary aspect of guitar in order to play
at super high levels.
- Super fast streaming
audio enables you to practice endless musical ideas.
- Clear and professionally
presented notation, charts, audio and video - explained in an
easy to understand way.
- And the best part
of it is that you can learn at your own pace!
Hear it from
- You've really done a superb job with this course, especially
the way you guide a newcomer with absolutely no experience
or knowledge regarding the parts of the instrument, the
way it's held, the basics of reading music, essential first
position chords, playing songs, and so on. Congratulations!"
- Mark Stefani, guitarist and educator
Now picture this: You have been playing for a couple of years since
you started this course, your playing has taken on a whole new level.
You are jamming along with friends, performing live with a band,
maybe writing your own songs....
Now stop and look back on today. What price tag might you have put
on the information I have given you? Think about how much money
you could have spent on a private instructor. I would hazard a guess
at thousands of dollars....
Well I thought about this long and hard and arrived at the price
tag of $
However, I have decided to reduce the price to make it affordable
to serious students!
For a limited time, I want you to have the complete "Guitar
Made Simple" home study course for just $97.00
Imagine having one private guitar
lesson every week for five years. One half an hour private lesson
with a private instructor averages at around $30.00. That's $1,800,
and money well spent I would say. But what if I offered you the
same amount of information for just a fraction of the price? ...and
the ability to take it all in at your own pace. What would you think
Your "Nothing to Lose And Everything
To Gain" Guarantee!
you buy "Guitar Made Simple", I personally
guarantee that your guitar playing will take on a whole new
level. Otherwise you can return the course and I will refund
you 100% (including your shipping!) I make this guarantee for
the 99% who are honest, (but naturally skeptical) -- not the
1% who'll take advantage of me.
If you've read the testimonials from my customers and peers,
you've already seen what my product can do for you. I teach the simplest,
most easy-to-understand techniques, secrets, and principles to learning
guitar, available anywhere today.
Don't forget - order the complete course now for just $97 and save!!
This offer won't be here for ever!
Don't forget, order today and get the Guitar Made Simple course along
with my personal Chord Finder AND Guitar Codex AND Decoder as bonus
PPS: If you have any more questions, you can drop me an email at