Guitar for Busy Beginners

AN ONLINE COURSE FOR ADULT BEGINNERS BY CHRIS MORTON

Learn to play your favourite songs on Guitar, without developing bad habits.

Step-By-Step Lessons

Multi-angle videos, in an order that makes sense. Includes detailed printable practice routines.

Get personal feedback

Get personal attention, at a fraction of the cost of private lessons.

Interactive Player

See colour-coded finger positions, slow the tempo, and loop tricky sections.

Meet other Guitarists

Join a supportive private community, off social media. Our monthly challenge helps you finish the songs you start.

or watch Module 1 & 2 before you sign up

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Get all the guidance you need to build a solid foundation in your guitar playing, from learning your favourite songs, to avoiding bad habits, and a detailed practice plan to get it all done.

Plus, get personal feedback from a private tutor, at a fraction of the cost of private lessons.

Learning guitar and trying to self-teach?

How many of these problems sound familiar?

If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. I’ve helped hundreds of guitarists get over those beginner hurdles.

Trying to self-teach usually leads to:

Half-learned songs.

When you don’t finish the songs you’re learning, you’re missing out on so much of what playing guitar is really about.

Bad habits.

You might not even realise you have bad habits – when you self-teach, it’s hard to know if you’re doing things right.

A lack of structure & routine.

Do you only practice when the stars are aligned? Are you overwhelmed by all the possible paths you could go down, and have ended up getting nowhere?

All of this is stopping you from picking up the guitar and enjoying playing.

Learning guitar is so much easier with feedback, structure & support.

Do you have a plan and structure for your practice?

Can you transition between chords quickly & smoothly, while strumming a rhythm?

Are you learning full songs?

Do you know how to spot, address and prevent bad habits in your playing?

If you answered no to any of those questions, this course is specifically designed for you.

 

Inside this online course, you’ll find:

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Step-by-Step Video Lessons: See exactly what to do, what not to do, with multi-angle videos. Each lesson builds on the last, so you’ll be much more likely to stay on track.

Interactive Player: All the exercises you need are ready & waiting. Play along to the sound of real instruments, change the speed, loop tricky sections, and improve your skills.

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Downloadable PDF Worksheets: Get clarity on your goals, use my system for selecting & learning songs, and follow weekly practice plans, all in printable worksheets.

Help & support from a real teacher: If you ever get stuck, there’s a teacher on hand to help. This is like having your own private lessons with me, at a fraction of the cost.

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private guitar community

Private Community Access: Challenges, support & discussions with fellow guitarists on learning, playing, and writing music. Join our ‘One Song a Month’ live call, or post your songs in the group.

Here's what you get with Guitar for Busy Beginners.

Designed for adult beginners, this is a comprehensive online video course that takes you from complete beginner, to playing your favourite songs with confidence. I’m walking you through the entire process. Plus, I’m on hand to help whenever you need it.

It’s a practical guide to playing your favourite songs, without developing bad habits.

Your practice will be process driven and consistent, and as a result – you’ll be finishing the songs you start. This means you’ll be able to focus on building your confidence and moving on from the basics.

With a full 8-week plan in place, you’ll spend less time and effort on finding practise solutions that work, and as a result, you should expect to see real progress.

I can help you become a guitarist.

Someone who can pick up the guitar, play a song with confidence, and find enjoyment in the process.

Your instructor

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Chris Morton

Musician & Guitar Teacher

I’m Chris, and I’ve been a guitar tutor in Leeds, UK and online since 2014. I’ve worked with hundreds of guitarists from beginner to advanced, and have taught over 3,000 guitar lessons.

My guitar playing has been heard on a Netflix series, BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Radio X, BT Sport, and an ITV series.

I’ve been playing guitar for over 19 years, and have extensive experience both on stage and in the studio.

I’m also trained in Performance Psychology for Musicians.

Testimonials

"Chris has all the aspects of a great tutor. In a matter of weeks, I'm playing some of my favourite music and moving on to more advanced techniques."
Dan Teasdale
"I started learning to play the songs I like from the off, and the lesson materials are clear and easy to practice from at home. If you’re looking for relaxed lessons and a knowledgeable teacher, Chris is your guy!"
Naomi King
"Chris has been an excellent tutor, a really good fit for me. The most important thing is that he’s teaching me songs that I love. He’s really motivating, very skilled and clearly loves his job. I couldn’t recommend him more."
Amy Liversidge

What’s taught in the course?

Crystal Clear Goal Setting

From Day 1, we’ll dig deep to uncover the musical goal that excites you the most, find your core motivation, and get your priorities in order. In just 10 minutes, you’ll have a clear goal statement you can read whenever you feel like you’re falling off track.

The Guitar Habit Toolkit

There’s no “one-size-fits-all” for setting up a daily practice routine. Rather than simply telling you to “play every day”, you’ll get a deep dive into how motivation really works (it’s not how you might think), and how to establish a practice habit you’ll actually stick to.

The Bad Sounds First Approach

Discover how making bad sounds first can supercharge your learning speed, and help you troubleshoot without the frustration. In Module 1, I explain exactly how to do this without developing bad habits.

Bad Habit Buster

What if you already have some bad habits that need correcting? That’s where the Bad Habit Buster comes in. Just recognising the habit is half the battle. In these lessons, you’ll learn how playing to a wall can improve your technique, and how rubber bands and post-it notes are your best friends. Let’s bust those habits once and for all!

The 6-Point Hand Position Check

Most guitar teachers will tell you to “arch your fingers”, and stop there. There are in fact 6 key things you need to consider when it comes to the left hand alone. This routine only takes 20 seconds, but it might just transform the sound of your playing.

The Chord Switching System

I don’t know a single guitarist that didn’t struggle with chord switching as a beginner. When it comes to building speed & accuracy, “just practise more” isn’t going to do it. Learn my step-by-step chord switching routine with targeted exercises for your problem areas.

Steady Pulse Challenge

You can’t play a song if you can’t hold a beat. How good is your sense of timing, really? You’ll find out with the Steady Pulse Challenge, designed to test & train your sense of beat. I’ll also reveal how pro and amateur musicians think differently about rhythm & timing. Worried you “don’t have rhythm?” If you can walk in a straight line, it’s good enough to start.

Strum Like a Pro

You’ll learn the 3 techniques that can improve your strumming and set you apart from beginner guitarists. I’ve also included 27 play-along strumming patterns, to expand your rhythm repertoire. That’s more than some people learn in a lifetime of guitar playing!

The Song Selection System

So many beginners set themselves up for failure at the first step: choosing songs. Choose a song that’s too difficult, and you’ll want to smash the guitar up. Choose something too easy, and you’ll get bored. So how do you find songs that you actually want to play? Can songs be simplified? I’ll also lay out my exact process for learning your first 5 to 10 songs.

Hand Coordination Mastery

So you can switch between chords, or strum a rhythm – but what about both hands at the same time?  Does playing guitar feel like rubbing your stomach and patting your head? Want to sing and play? My hand coordination exercises might just be the missing piece in the puzzle.

Barre Chord Secrets

I used to struggle so much with chords like F and B. Looking back, it’s no wonder my chords sounded terrible – I was doing so many things wrong. I want to save you hours of frustration and help you nail those barre chords, so you don’t need to waste so much time like I did.

The Fallback Routine

If you work or study full-time, it’s easy to procrastinate on practice. This all-round 5 minute routine will keep your skills sharp. Practise smart, not hard. Perfect for those busy days when you just don’t feel like playing.

What's different about this guitar course?

Price: Not that much

Inside this online course, you’ll get access to all of the same resources, exercises, and methods I teach in private lessons, at a tiny fraction of the cost – and you can still get personal help from me.

or watch Module 1 & 2 before you sign up

30-Day Money Back Guarantee

If you're not happy with this course for any reason in the first 30 days, just let me know, and I'll give you a full refund. No worries.

“The best – i.e. thoughtful, well-prepared, insightful, and encouraging – guitar teacher I have encountered, by some distance.”
Graham Browning
"I’ve been seeing Chris for tutoring for around a year - in person, and more recently online. The transition to online lessons has been far easier than I expected, and the lessons are every bit as productive as those in person. Chris has a comfortable and well-equipped teaching space, and makes good use of web-based resources to bring the same experience to online lessons. Chris is an excellent tutor - he has a very calm, friendly and professional manner, and a great teaching style. My experience with Chris has been very positive, and I’m delighted to recommend him to others."
Mark Waudby
"I started learning the guitar as a complete beginner and in the few weeks Chris has been teaching me he has gone above and beyond to make sure im not only reaching my goals but i'm also having fun in the process. I would strongly recommend anyone wanting to learn the guitar to contact Chris"
Stephen Bradshaw
"I’d been planning to learn guitar for so many years so researched tutors reading many a testimonial along the way. When I stumbled across Chris I knew I’d found my tutor. I’ve only had the benefit of Chris’ expert tuition for 2 hours but have learnt so much. Chris explains things so well and is extremely patient. Lessons under Chris are so much fun and I cannot speak highly enough of him. My only regret is that I didnt find him sooner!"
James Wood

FAQ

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Will I learn songs inside the course?

The goal of this course is to give you the skills to play not just one song, but pretty much any song that has Chords & Rhythm. I help you choose your own songs inside the course. I don’t teach real songs in the course, as this would be against copyright law – besides, who am I to say what your favourite songs are? Instead, you’ll be playing chord sequences based on commonly used chords, and common rhythms that you can use for your own cover versions. You’ll have a step-by-step, repeatable system to tackle songs – whether you like Acoustic classics, Indie, Folk, or Pop.

Can Chris check if I'm doing things right as I go through the course?

Of course! I’d love to see how you’re getting on. If there’s something that isn’t clear in the course, I want to know about it. If you’re stuck, there are lots of ways to get help. You can post comments and upload pictures or videos for me to check. I’ll give you personal feedback and tips for improvement. If you’re still struggling, there is an option inside the course to schedule a one-to-one video call with me. Full video coaching calls are paid separately to the online course, at an extra cost.

Chris, what makes you qualified to teach this course?

My background in music spans two decades, 20 years of those being on guitar, 17 years writing & performing in bands, and 7 years teaching guitar as a full time profession. I have a Grade 8 certificate on guitar, and I also have a Degree in Popular Music Studies. Really, though, the thing that qualifies me the most is the extensive amount of trial and error I have been through in my own personal practice over the years. I’d like to save you the time and effort and help you play songs from start to finish, in a clear & straightforward manner.

How does it work?

Step 1: Join the course by clicking one of the enrol buttons on this page.

Step 2: Follow the videos in order, using the play-along exercises & downloadable worksheets along the way

Step 3: You can keep track of your progress by checking off the lessons as you go through the course.

Step 4: Use the comments section inside the course if you ever need feedback or help. Alternatively, send me an email or video and I’ll give you personal feedback.

Step 5: Start putting your ready-made practice routines into action, and finally play the songs you love. You can re-use the song learning checklist each time you want to learn a new song.

So, if you want to avoid bad habits, or undo the ones you’ve learned…

If you want to play songs from start to finish…

If you really want to learn, but don’t know where to start…

Click the button below, pick up the guitar and enjoy playing.

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This launch offer has ended, but you can still get the course at regular price.

Price: Not that much

Inside this online course, you’ll get access to all of the same resources, exercises, and methods I teach in private lessons, at a tiny fraction of the cost – and you can still get personal help from me.

or watch Module 1 & 2 before you sign up

If you’re not satisfied in the first 30 days, I’ll give you your money back, no questions asked, no hard feelings.