Course curriculum

    1. Guide Through Stage 2 Material

    2. Repertoire Control Sheet

    1. Recommended Practice Aids

    2. Recommended Guitar Books

    3. Get Better Faster! Get a 24/7 Personal Trainer On Guitar

    1. Class Summaries - Ctrl + F To Search a Topic

    2. Principles Concepts-Understandings and Tools

    3. Guitar Practice Organization Chart - PDF

    4. Guitar Practice Organization Chart - Word Doc

    5. Sample Practice Organization Charts

    6. Repertoire Control Sheet - PDF

    7. Order of Practice Methods

    1. Progress Control Chart - Scales

    2. How To Practice & Use Scales

    3. The 3 Finger Combinations

    4. 3 Finger Combinations

    5. The 6-2 G Major Scale

    6. The 6/2 Major Scale - Instructions

    7. The G Major Scale

    8. The Circle of 5ths and the Major Scale

    9. Open G Scales with Alternate Bass & Bass Runs

    10. Open G Scales & Bass Runs - Instruction

    11. Open D Scale with Alternate Bass & Bass Runs

    12. Open A Scale with Alternate Bass & Bass Runs

    13. Open E Scale, Alternate Bass & Bass Runs

    14. Open C Scale, Alternate Bass & Bass Runs

    15. Scales and Chords Combined In G

    16. Scales & Chords Combined In G - Instruction

    17. Scales & Chords Combined In C - PDF

    18. Scales & Chords Combined in C - Instruction

    19. Scales & Chords Combined in D - PDF

    20. Minor Scales 1st Position

    21. Learning the 6 Essential Scales - Method & Procedure

    22. 6-2_Major Scale

    23. 6-2 Major Scale - Instruction

    24. 5-2 Major Scale - PDF

    25. 5-2 Major Scale - Instructions

    26. 6-4 Major Scale - PDF

    27. 6-4 Major Scale Video

    28. 5-4 Major Scale PDF

    29. 5-4 Major Scale Video

    30. 6-1 Major Scale PDF

    31. 6-1 Major Scale - Video

    32. 5-1 Major Scale PDF

    33. 5-1 Major Scale - Video

    34. The Major Pentatonic Scale

    35. Segovia Scale - C Major

    36. Segovia Scale in G Major

    1. How To Practice & Use Scales

    2. Jam Tracks Online

    3. C Chord Jam

    4. G Chord Jam

    5. D Chord Jam

    6. C Chord Jam

    7. Scale Sequences In G

    8. Scale Sequences in C

    9. C Scales Around The Neck

    10. Rhythm Models For Improv

    11. Playing Over Changes

    12. Fretboard Knowledge

    1. Skills Checklist - Chords & Songs

    2. Progress Control - Chords & Songs

    3. Download Checklist & Chart As Word Document

    4. Preparation For Your First Song

    5. Your First Chord & Song

    6. Learning Your First Song - Using The Full G Chord

    7. The Full G Chord

    8. G to Em

    9. G to Em

    10. How To Practice Chord Changes

    11. Exercise: Changing G to Em

    12. Learning The C Chord

    13. Em to C

    14. Exercise: G-Em-C

    15. Learning The D Chord

    16. Learning The D Chord - Video

    17. Changing G to C

    18. Changing D - C - D

    19. Changing G-Em-C-D-G

    20. Arpeggios in G

    21. Arpeggios In D

    22. Arpeggios in A

    23. Arpeggios In E

    24. Arpeggios In C

    25. Simple Blues Using 1st Position Chords

    26. Simple Blues Using 1st Position Chords - Video

    27. Rhythmic Strum For Blues with First Position Chords

    28. Blues In E with Chords & Bass Runs

    29. Blues In E with Chords

    30. Blues In E With Bass Runs

    31. Minor Chords

    32. Minor Chords - Instruction

    33. Basic Bar Chords

    34. Basic Bar Chords For I IV V Around the Circle of 5ths

    35. The I VI II V progression with Bar Chords

    36. Essential Jazz Chords

    37. Essential Jazz Chords - Instruction

About this course

  • $90.00 / month
  • 666 lessons
  • 328.5 hours of video content

What Stage 2 Students Say

5 star rating

There is no better guitar teacher on the planet!

Gary Howe

I started playing guitar at 50 years old. My initial progress was faster than I expected but I soon found that I started to develop aches and pains in my sho...

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I started playing guitar at 50 years old. My initial progress was faster than I expected but I soon found that I started to develop aches and pains in my shoulders and back. My playing felt increasingly awkward and any further progress came painfully slowly. After a few years of stop-start playing I came across some of Jamie's videos online and I suspected that she may be able to help me. I signed up for her stage 1 class and after a few lessons I finally felt that I could progress again. I was forced to slow down and pay more attention to seemingly minor details that were in fact major obstacles. It was very difficult at first, but once I became more relaxed and paid attention to Jamie's guidance, I made real progress and was promoted to the stage 2 class. Jamie's methods are deeply ingrained in me now. Everything I do in my practice comes under intense scrutiny so that my playing and performing can be more musical and enjoyable. Jamie uses each lesson to deepen our understanding of what can be done to solve problems [sometimes of life itself!]. I now feel that any of my playing goals are achievable.

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4 star rating

Comprehensive, unique overview of learning guitar

Vida Fenton

This course not only gives the basics of what every guitar player needs to know to play well, but it also teaches a good introduction to many different styl...

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This course not only gives the basics of what every guitar player needs to know to play well, but it also teaches a good introduction to many different styles of guitar technique. Great emphasis is given to proper form, how to make the fingers do what needs to be done. This is the first program I have seen where there has been discussion of what muscles and joints are supposed to be doing when certain techniques are done. Jamie is the first teacher I have come across that has properly explained exactly how to practise the material provided. She teaches much more than what finger to put on what string and when. The class approach is also excellent as students get to watch what others are working on and learn from what Jamie teaches each person to do in order to improve. It is also good to be able to post on the FaceBook private group in between weekly class sessions and have Jamie's corrections and comments. However, the reliance on the use FaceBook is also a weakness of this course. If a student loses access to Facebook, a lot of the learning potential of this course is lost. In the approximately 2 1/2 years that I have been working on this course, the amount of material in it has grown a lot. The course is an excellent value for the fee charged. I look forward to growing in my guitar skills with this course for a long time to come.

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5 star rating

There's nothing like this!

Rohit Sinha

I had the pleasure of embarking on a guitar journey with Jamie, and I can confidently say that she is the epitome of excellence in her field. Jamie's teachin...

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I had the pleasure of embarking on a guitar journey with Jamie, and I can confidently say that she is the epitome of excellence in her field. Jamie's teaching methods are not only detailed and comprehensive but also exceptionally beginner-friendly, making learning the guitar an absolute joy. From the moment I visited guitarprinciples.com, and her youtube channel I was impressed by the wealth of resources available. The courses are well-organized and user-friendly, allowing me to quickly navigate through various sections tailored specifically for beginners. The abundance of written materials, video tutorials, and exercises provides a solid foundation for the guitar learning journey. What truly sets Jamie apart is her unique ability to break down complex concepts into manageable, bite-sized pieces. She understands the challenges that beginners face and addresses them with utmost care and patience. Her step-by-step approach ensures that no concept is left unexplained, making the learning process seamless and enjoyable. Jamie's attention to detail is unparalleled, and she leaves no stone unturned when it comes to explaining techniques, finger placement, and musical theory. One aspect that particularly stood out to me was Jamie's emphasis on building a strong foundation. Rather than rushing through lessons, she takes the time to ensure that each fundamental aspect is fully understood before moving forward. This approach not only instills confidence but also sets the stage for long-term growth and success on the guitar. Jamie's dedication to establishing a solid musical foundation is a testament to her commitment to her students' progress. Another remarkable aspect of Jamie's teaching style is her genuine passion for music and the guitar. Her enthusiasm is infectious and has a way of inspiring and motivating her students. She creates a warm and encouraging learning environment, fostering a sense of camaraderie and support. Jamie's ability to create a connection with her students goes beyond the virtual realm, making the online lessons feel personal and engaging. In addition to her outstanding teaching methods, Jamie's commitment to ongoing support is truly commendable. She offers personalized feedback, guidance, and encouragement throughout the learning process, ensuring that her students continue to progress and grow. The availability of live Q&A sessions and regular updates to the course materials make GuitarPrinciples.com an all-encompassing platform for aspiring guitarists. In conclusion, Jamie is a phenomenal guitar teacher who possesses a rare combination of expertise, dedication, and passion. Her detailed and beginner-friendly teaching methods have empowered me to make significant strides in my guitar journey. The vast array of resources available on her website, coupled with her personalized support, make learning the guitar an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Whether you're an absolute beginner or an intermediate player looking to refine your skills, Jamie is the ideal guide to help you unlock your musical potential.

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5 star rating

Not Another Quick Fix, but a Slow Fix to Reduce Tension

John Oster

My last instructor suggested I pick up Jamie's book, Principles of Correct Practice for Guitar. He understood the importance of eliminating tension and Jami...

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My last instructor suggested I pick up Jamie's book, Principles of Correct Practice for Guitar. He understood the importance of eliminating tension and Jamie was the only one teaching this that he knew of. After working through the book, I decided to start taking lessons with Jamie and now I am learning How to practice and How to train my fingers. Usually the answer to most of my problems is to slow down and pay attention.

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5 star rating

Great chances for me to get in touch with real Jamie Andreas

Kaori Hilton

I have been taking this class for a while, since I progressed from Stage 1, I've been on and off the track. Maybe that is because I am not very sure which wa...

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I have been taking this class for a while, since I progressed from Stage 1, I've been on and off the track. Maybe that is because I am not very sure which way I want to go. This class we can have glimpses of Classical and Rock&Blues and I like them both. I was a bit stuck what to do, but I decided to just show up on weekly online class anyway. Just because I wanted to see Jamie talk and teach in real time. She is a very special teacher. Through the classes she would kindly push students' back. That put me back to the course again, little by little I feel I am making progress.

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5 star rating

I developed finger strength, agility and independence

John Gegg

I started playing guitar about 10 months ago and found a lot of things difficult since my fingers were not trained and independent enough to perform what was...

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I started playing guitar about 10 months ago and found a lot of things difficult since my fingers were not trained and independent enough to perform what was being taught. I took Stage 1 to get back to the basics and it did a great job developing my finger strength, agility, and independence. I've now moved on to Stage 2 and already seeing more benefits. I believe all beginners and even people who have played for some time will benefit from these programs.

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