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!" -
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 free lessons.
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!" -
LA studio guitarist with Avril Lavigne, Hilary
Duff, Kelly Clarkson, Leann Rimes, Backstreet Boys, Liz Phair,
Nick Lachey and Mandy Moore www.CorkyJames.net
I 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
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
recording artist and Lionel Ritchie sax/keyboard
But 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
- 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 lessons!
- 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
rhythm 'strumming' patterns!
to play melodies and chords to over 25 well known songs!
over 300 exercises with highest possible quality audio examples for
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
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!
personal touch makes use of streaming audio and video so lessons are
like one-on-one private instruction!
- 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
- TAB is
included for every example song and exercise!
music notation is included for every example song and exercise!
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)
See a sample
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 you.
In short this program is the real deal because I would expect nothing
less for myself if I were to start all over again.
|"Great 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
not take a look at what's in this course?
the really important stuff including:
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
simple rhythm patterns and well known songs
switch from chord to chord
Major & Minor
Barre chords and
How to use
them everywhere on the fretboard
Learn to read music
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'
an audio example performed by me, then
(Lead) to hear the example with the melody omitted so you can play along
and try the melody yourself.
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
minor, 7th, major 7th, minor 7th, sus 4, 7th sus4, diminished, half
diminished, augmented, major 6th, minor 6th, 9th
how songs are structured
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
chords and studies
and simple fingerpicking
incorporate fingerstyle playing into songs with tons of examples and
Jazz and Bossa Nova
Single string improvisation
scale in all positions
and licks with tons of examples and play along tracks
chord progressions and grooves to solo over
scale in all positions
roll tricks including bends, hammer ons, pull offs,
the whole fretboard to improvise with
- inspiring words of wisdom and encouragement
Presented in an
in the course using the Guitar Made Simple "search facility"
to page you were working on
Guitar Made Simple diploma upon course completion
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
step by step program that takes you through every necessary aspect
of guitar in order to play at super high levels.
fast streaming audio enables you to practice endless musical ideas.
and professionally presented notation, charts, audio and video
- explained in an easy to understand way.
the best part of it is that you can learn at your own pace!
it from the experts...
- 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!" -
guitarist and educator www.visionmusic.com
And if this simply wasn't enough...
I'm also giving away two fabulous and helpful tools to accelerate
your guitar playing embedded into the program:
Find any scale or chord in any key and see it displayed on
a fretboard diagram along with clickable audio!
Play a series of random notes and the decoder will tell you
what chord those notes make up!
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
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 $69.95
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 about that?
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
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 $69.95 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