Become a Member

Teague Purtell's complete online guitar method!

Hi, my name is Teague Purtell and thank you for considering to become a member!

If you are tired of wasting time trying to find a cool song to learn or just not sure what to practice to see the results you want, then you are on the right page ūüôā

What is the membership?

The membership is a complete step by step guitar method designed to make learning the guitar fun!  I started this site in 1999 and I know from 20 plus years of teaching experience that students learn better, progress faster and have much more fun when songs are at the core of the method.

What is inside?

The method is much more than just songs.  Inside you will find 24 main lessons, with each having a section on chords, strum patterns, scales, arpeggios, theory, ear training and improvising.   Each lesson expands on the previous lesson and reinforces the material already taught to guarantee results you will be proud of.  And the best part,  the material in each lesson work towards carefully chosen songs and riffs.

You will also find 200 videos, almost 100 songs. 100's of mp3's and jam tracks to play along with and you can work through it all at your own pace.   You will even find topics like singing and playing together and song writing.

 

7 Day Trial Membership for $1

Come check out the complete¬†members section for 7 days for $1. ¬†This will give you a chance to see¬†if you like it ūüôā If you do, you don't have to do anything and on day 8 you will be charged $19/monthly until you cancel. ¬†If you don't feel the material is for you,¬†just¬†cancel your membership within the 7 days and you will be charged nothing but the $1 and I will even gladly refund the $1.

The members section is a complete method designed from 22 years of teaching experience and has been growing online since 1999.  I wouldn't even be able to put a dollar amount on it but to give some reference, I charge $50 an hour in person and a year of lessons with me would cost $2400.

7 Day Risk Free Trial for $1

then $19/monthly

  • Complete Access

6 Month Membership for $99.00

6 Month Membership for $99.00

This package give you complete access for 6 months and includes a 1 hour Skype or FaceTime or Google Hangouts one on one lesson with me (Teague)!  During this online lesson I can get a feel for where it is you are at as a player and give suggestions to making the most of the site!

6 Month Membership - $99.00 One time payment

  • Complete Access
  • 1 Hour Skype Lesson ($50/value)

1 Year Membership for $199.00

1 Year Membership for $199.00

This package give you complete access for 1 full year and includes a 2 Skype or FaceTime or Google Hangouts one on one lesson with me (Teague)!  During this online lesson I can get a feel for where it is you are at as a player and give suggestions to making the most of the site!

1 Year Membership - $199.00 One time payment

  • Complete Access
  • Two 1 Hour Skype Lesson ($100 value)
  • One Video Lesson made specifically for you!

Guarantee

I know the importance of finding the right teacher.   If you are taking lessons in person, finding the right teacher and connection makes all the difference to how the lessons go.  I don't think it is any different when looking for the right online method.  It will either work for you or it won't.  And if it doesn't, I completely understand and there will be no questions asked and no hard feelings.

So you have 30 days from when you sign up to decide whether the site and method works for you.  If you decide it doesn't, your credit card will be refunded the full amount you paid.

Contents

  • Beginner (Lessons 1-8)

    • String names and easy finger exercises
    • Easy open chords and exercises to make switching easy
    • The power chord
    • The major scale
    • Basic music theory
    • Easy songs
    • 12 bar blues
    • Intro to improvising and writing
    • The Dominant 7th chord
  • Intermediate (Lessons 9-16)

    • How to use scales when writing and soloing
    • Argeggios (what they are and how to use them)
    • The bar chord and further exploring major and minor chords
    • Plus power chords, sus2 and sus4 chords, triads and inversions on strings 1 2 3 and 2 3 4
    • Different popular chord progressions
    • How to tell what key a chord progression belongs to for soloing and writing
    • major 7th, minor 7th, diminished, diminished 7th, augmented, augmented 7th, minor 7(b5) chords
  • Advanced (Lessons 17-24)

    • Most commonly used modes
    • Harmonic Minor and Melodic Minor scales
    • More advanced arpeggios and sweep picking
    • More complicated songs
    • More complicated stum patterns
    • Various guitar techniques like pull offs, hammer on and tapping
    • Soloing over more difficult changes
    • Connecting scale position and arpeggios
    • Odd Time Signatures
    • More difficult songs and solos

Have Fun.  Learn Songs and Riffs.  Fast and Well.

All the songs and riffs chosen for the site work with the overall members method.  They were chosen for very specific reasons.  Whether it be for a strum pattern that was recently introduced or a certain technique that will better your playing, you can be sure they are there for a reason and will help you overall as a player.

Sometimes the style may not be something you would pick to play, but keep an open mind because you may find music that you don't necessarily like to listen to, can be very fun to play.

And more importantly the riffs and breakdowns will make you a stronger player all around.  And that is the goal - Give you the skills necessary to be able to play anything you want.  Any song, any style.

Learn songs and riffs by artists like:

The Beatles, Coldplay, Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jason Mraz, Passenger, Blink 182, Greenday, Pink Floyd, Oasis, Bruno Mars, John Mayer, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Lit, Justin Beiber, Guns n Roses, AC/DC, Cat Stevens, One Republic, Linkin Park, Led Zeppelin, Bryan Adams, Megadeth, Nirvana, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Shawn Mendez, Van Halen, Korn, Selena Gomez, Jack Johnson, Neil Young, The Animals, Joan Jett, Rage Against the Machine, Plain White T's, Motley Crue, Seether, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Taylor Swift, DNCE, Calvin Harris, The Eagles, Pantera, Coheed and Cambria, Three Days Grace, Joe Satriani, All that Remains, Paramore, Breaking Benjamin, One Republic and more.

And  remember again that you may see artists on that list that you have no interest in, however you may be surprised at how fun some of those riffs and songs can be to play.

If I could use one example:  Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me

For some you may not even know who she is, for others you might think she is just some pop artist writing pop songs you have no interest in.  But let me say this, the riff in this song is awesome.  Fun to play and clever.  And has a technique that can be used all over the place.  So it is worth every minute you spend on it.

So the key is, open mind......and watch yourself become an amazing guitarist!

Stop the Frustration!
The Method provides Direction, Focus and Results

If you find yourself wasting a lot of time doing search after search to learn a song only to become frustrated and quit then you are considering the right method.

By becoming a member you get access to a complete step by step guitar method designed to take the guess work out of what song to learn next and what to practice to see real results.

I know from 20 plus years teaching experience that students learn better, progress faster and have much more fun when songs are at the core of the method.

Having said that though, the method is much more than just learning songs.  It is a complete method that will have you mastering :

  • strum patterns
  • chords
  • ear training
  • technique (scale and arpeggios)
  • learning your fretboard
  • understand music theory
  • improvising and creating great solos
  • playing and singing
  • many styles of music
  • be able to jam with others easily

Learn to practice to see results and feel great

The importance of the beat by beat breakdown cannot be over stated.  It is the single most important thing you can do to learn things properly and make the most of your practice time.  Whether talking about a song or riff, by breaking things down you can absorb the material in a way that is just not possible any other way.

It is the way professionals practice.  And I can tell you from my own personal experience having learned 100's of songs for various gigs, it is the single most important thing you can do to learn things well and fast.

That being said, people quite often think breaking things down so small will take so much longer to learn but it is actually the opposite.  Although I can see how it does appear at first that it would take longer, it couldn't be further from the truth.

The truth is when you break things down, you are able to play them faster and properly.  This creates momentum.  Positive feelings lead to better practice.  You are also working on muscle memory and focus.

Play Along With A Professional

There is no better way to improve then to be able to play along with a professional.  The play along mp3's make it so you have a professional to play along with every time you pick up your guitar.  Private lessons don't even provide that.

Every play along track on the site was made by myself and careful consideration was made to the speed and how many times it repeats and whether to put space in between repeats for rests.

The rests in between are meant to allow the brain a chance to absorb the material.