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The Professional Guitar Masterclass

Want the very best guitar lessons on the web? With pro instructor feedback??

I am an award-winning GIT grad, a 15+ year professional guitarist with 70k+ students, and the founder of Guitargate - sponsored by Paul Reed Smith Guitars.

"This course will teach you how to master your fretboard, understand music theory, and most importantly, how to use these tools to craft your own unique sound."

*Watch lecture one (free preview) for a course introduction video

This course is a four part, interactive, step-by-step, all HD video course which teaches you everything you need to play with complete confidence and control in any genre of music.

Professional players don't "hunt and peck" or play without a plan. If you're getting paid to do studio work, tour with a working band, or even just play out in you local town, you need to know your instrument front and back, and know how to sound like you. This course is designed to give you exactly that.

Get beyond tabs. Get beyond memorizing note for note. Learn how to improvise and play with ease around the fretboard.

No tricks or gimmicks. If you follow the course and work hard, you will feel confident playing in any genre, over any changes, with anyone, anywhere, and be able to put your own personality into the music. It's really not that difficult if you try.

For the price of one month of private guitar lessons, you can have unlimited lifetime access to a world class guitar curriculum with real individual feedback from a professional instructor.

Lectures feature all HD videos with multiple camera angles (so you can easily see the neck), downloadable fretboard diagrams, custom jam tracks to play along with, and detailed lesson text. If you post a question or a video link in the discussion forum, I will personally respond with real individual feedback. I try to check it daily.

No matter where you are in your playing, this course will fill in the "gaps" and break down the neck and music theory in a simple, and most importantly, applicable way.

While this course is geared to players with at least 6 months of experience, you will go from the very beginning to playing over complex non-diatonic changes leaving no stone unturned. There isn't a more comprehensive course available anywhere.

After completing this course, if you wanted, you will have the tools to be a working professional guitarist... Or, you could just be a great guitar player and have a TON of fun. Either way, I personally I've spent my whole professional life crafting this unique approach to the guitar, and I stand by it 100%.

The success I've had with my students has been nothing short of outstanding. Check out these student testimonials:

  • Gerard Bellini - "I attended Berklee online. Although they hit all the topics, you are the glue that puts it all together. My hat is off to you. Thanks. "
  • Erick Plascencia - Washington, D.C. - "I'm amazed at how good your program is. I've learned more in one week than I have ever taught myself in the 10+ years that I've "played" the guitar. "
  • Bob Turitz - Eagle, CO - "Seriously, I have never learned so much in the past 25 years than I have in the last few months. I love your teaching style. "
  • Graham Baughman - Louisville, KY - "Having played for 20+ years, all blues stuff, I am glad to finally learn the neck. Thanks for building a great way to learn. There is no other web site like yours. Thanks. "
  • Jim Ferrie - Shrewsbury, England - "I've been playing guitar for 45 years and your lessons and style of teaching is second to none. It is my most important find in my quest to learn guitar. I have never been more motivated to learn. "
  • Chris Reynolds - Hertford, England, UK - "I've been self taught for 12 years mostly by tabs and songs. I haven't seen theory explained in a way that makes so much sense, and I've spent many years looking. "
  • Ryan Endersby - Fredericksburg, VA - "I have improved my ability ten fold. I finally feel comfortable on the fretboard and having individual feedback is AMAZING. You will learn your instrument. "
  • JC Senatore - Blacksburg, VA - "In 2 months, I've gotten better than I have in the past 2 years. No joke."
  • Tristan Johnson - Concord, CA - "I love the site, and it provides an excellent value. After a decade of strumming and learning a lick here and there, my playing is blossoming and I'm inspired in a way I don't think I've ever been. "
  • Donnie Eastman - Atlantic City, NJ - "I've had lessons for years and never understood theory and modes. In five minutes I felt that “ah-ha" moment. Awesome. "

Lastly, I would like this course to be as interactive as possible, so if you wish to post videos completing lessons, or have a question about any specific lesson, please post the YouTube link or the question in the discussion forum and I will respond to you ASAP.

This is something you won't find on any other course anywhere. Again, I will try to check the forums daily. I hope to see you inside.

And remember, you have a no questions asked 30 day money back guarantee. I'm confident you'll see the quality of the course right away, but if you don't love it, that's fine too...just send me a message and tell me how I can improve:)

Also, just to make sure you love it, you can preview the course for 5 minutes without purchasing. So take a look around.

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easy to follow

Good clear lesson , easy to follow ,works great on my phone I’m absolutely loving it.

Practical and useable Macht Spaß, gut erklärt und nachvollziehbar Works well Well done Excellent Even as a more advanced player there are some cool little bits so far Easy to follow and practical Mais ou menos Very Clear and easy to follow.

Not easy to follow or understand.

interesting, informative, quite easy to follow except for chord shapes, that took me a while to figure out and i still struggle a little there, but i'm working on it.

Very clear and easy to follow instruction.

Easy to follow and engaging.

The course so far is very easy to follow and really enlightening my knowledge and understanding of how things fit together.

It is easy to follow so far and very good exercises, especially building the right foundation.

The stuff for beginners was well done and easy to follow and should allow any beginner to get started.

Easy to follow.

Other courses might teach the same theory, but these lessons are easy to follow and are packed full of information.

This course is straight forward and easy to follow.

Very easy to follow.

Easy to follow Extremely easy to follow along and understand!

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so far so good

Good but hard to see what string the instructor is holding Down when he is teaching So far so good!

So far so good!

So far So good It's amazingly helpful.

So far so good.

It will obviously take quite a bit of time to fully make sense of it all but so far so good Im pretty early on in the program but i am an decent guitar player who is looking to fill holes in my musical education havent got really in depth with theory yet Very informative and in a way that is easy to understand.

Finger exercises make it obvious this is a course for learning not tricks to play a few songs quickly This as to be the most informative guitar course that I've come across looking forward to the rest of the course So far so good, putting structure to a lot of patchy learning over the years and filling in the gaps.

So far good teaching skills and speed, but I'm going slow with every beginner lectures so we'll see how it goes later in the course So far so good, I love the instruction style!

:) very informative so far well explained Excellent Too basic So far so good Michael Palmisano's guitar master class is a unique offering on the web.

so far so good So far so good Asked to So far, so good great advice!!!

Good review Okay so far Too basic So far so good.

Nice easy start So far so good.

Awesome instructor So far so good It was just the intro so not really ecstatic about it yet.

So far so good Slow start It’s great Great intro awesome Very good and simple.

so far so good more to come Like it !!

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highly recommend this course

I highly recommend this course to anyone seriously interested in learning to play the guitar well from both a theoretical and practical standpoint.

I highly recommend this course to anyone serious about getting expressive on the guitar.

I highly recommend this course.

I would highly recommend this course.

so if your serious about being a guitar musician i highly recommend this course.

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self taught

I've been playing guitar for over 10 years, self taught.

Very happy with this course, I'm a self taught guitarist who was looking for a good course on theory, spent quite a bit of cash on other courses just to be disappointed.

I find that this course so far is filling in the gaps that i have from what i have self taught myself, and i am already finding a huge value only a view lessons in!

Even the first section is useful for intermediate self taught players.

I'm a self taught guitarist who has been playing guitar for 20+ years, I literally played via sound, passion and a boatload of determination.

I have been playing guitar (self taught) for several years.

Filling in some of my self taught blanks, but not so thrilled with the exercises yet.

I have 30 years of self taught experience and want to expand on what I know.

i am learning guitar from 3 years self taught mostly but kinda stuck and not improving.

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for many years

I've been playing for many years without any formal training which left a ton of holes in my knowledge.

He makes you work for it informative & thorough I'm moving through quickly because I have been a guitar player for many years.

I've been playing guitar for many years, but there are things that I don't know, and theory and power-chords are two.

I’ve been playing for many years, but I’m a self taught guitar player.

Clear, concise instruction with a sense of humour always makes learning easier i have been playing guitar badly for many years so trying to learn all over correctly is a big challenge Already know these first things but he explein very well The information provided is really solid, easy to follow and easy to learn.

Highly recommend I am playing for many years and already have learnt some new things ...

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caged system

But I felt I miss something and this was CAGED system which helps me a lot to link things together.

Understanding the octave shapes/CAGED system is a big piece of the puzzle that I was missing in understanding the fretboard and chord progressions.

Looked at many resources on numerous websites and haven't really been able to connect or move past scales and CAGED system.

Plus most teachers reserve the CAGED system for advanced levels, but I like how he emphasizes that's fundamental to everything in the Guitar.

very good way to learn your major and minor chords and learning the notes of the neck of the guitar As soon as the lessons went to this 'Caged system' it went all to pot.

I am learning things with this course that I should have known for ages, like the CAGED system.

I don't usually leave Udemy ratings before the end of the course, however Michael has achieved the impossible and after 30+ years of trying - I'm starting to understand the theory of the CAGED system.

first person to clearly explain to me the CAGED system.

I already knew about the CAGED system, but am now getting more of a framework to put into.

It would be helpful to have clarification so... 3 was my sort of... initial impression - looking forward to learning more though Clear instructions with high quality videos Learning the CAGED system in one lesson is kind of overwhelming.

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teaching style

But this course had just the right amount of content with high-quality video to support it and the author's teaching style was clear and precise.

I enjoy his teaching style.

Love your teaching style, and enjoy learning from the other students.

The teaching style is easy to understand and the lessons move at a reasonable pace which isn’t boring to watch.

I like the teaching style, thorough, succinct and easy to follow.

Great teaching style and gets to the point.

Great teaching style.

Instructor goes to fast Its good i like the no bull teaching style “get this down before you move on” bar chords tho!!

video quality and sound are not the best I've been playing for a while but still learned something in the first 2 lessons Been a long time since I played.. nice to have some guidance I like this guys teaching style Excellent videos easy for my son and I to understand Great and through info for any beginner.

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looking forward

looking forward for more learning =) Playing guitar since 30+ years I have never thought that it's so easy to go to advanced levels.

I'm actually only 25% of the way through as well and am looking forwarded to actually finishing the course.

I feel after a few weeks/months of really committing that I will grow so much, I will be more expressive which I'm truly looking forward to.

now have the time to dedicate to learning so really looking forward to completing the course.

I'm looking forward to moving along!

Looking forward to a what's coming next great one I think its well explained and and easy to understand Way to hard to understand the words Interesting exercises for fingers.

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finger exercises

ive been playing for years, but even in the first few videos, its good to get a reminder of proper tuning, posture, and different finger exercises.

liked the finger exercises!

It is awesome, how he motivates me and makes fun from boring finger exercises.

Easy to follow and very nice likeable teacher Good finger exercises.

I like the finger exercises and the suggestion to use a metronome.

good introduction to finger exercises...there are so many out there Michael has a very direct approach without any fluff.

Never seen the finger exercises before!

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next level

Past 5 years or so I've been wanting to take it to the next level.

Having just finished the 1 section, so far I have learned a lot and the well thought out structure of the curriculum is really helping me to take my playing to the next level.

I am through the course for 10% and so far I am impressed by the content, video quality, PDF resources, amount of information that was covered... A Must recommend for Guitar enthusiasts who want to go the next level !

exactly what i was looking for to take my playing to the next level, great content and delivery!!

I would recommend this course for anyone looking to take their guitar game to the next level.

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put together

Now after about 2 months of this course, I can put together some decent solos or play some rhythm guitar.

The instructor is very good at explaining in simple terms things that I've been trying to put together for years.

Well put together.

Michael is a great instructor and the program he's put together is just rock solid!

The lessons are well put together and Michael explains everything clearly in both written and video form.

Really liking the way this is put together.

This guitar course is put together well; I've tried many courses, and this one is the most organized and systematic I've seen.

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highly recommended

Highly recommended to guitarists, beginner and advanced alike.

it is really worthy Great course,highly recommended,especially for beginners and intermediate players.

- Highly recommended I've been trying to teach myself how to play a long time ago.

Highly recommended!!

Highly recommended.

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Rating 4.4 based on 949 ratings
Length 9.5 total hours
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $19
From Udemy
Instructor Michael Palmisano
Download Videos Only via the Udemy mobile app
Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities
Tags Music Instruments

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