LEARN "THE PRINCIPLES" DIRECTLY FROM JAMIE!
Stage 1 Foundation Training Class Recordings!
Let me PERSONALLY teach you "The Principles"!
Learning guitar should NOT be frustrating or confusing. When you watch my classes you will be getting "guitar enlightenment" directly from me - the author of "The Principles Of Correct Practice For Guitar"
Complete Training In Pick & Fingerstyle
Get Strength & Independence of Each Finger
How To Practice:
Powerful methods you will learn & love!
Watch Me Turn These Ordinary People Into Real Guitar Players!
You have no idea how good you could be on guitar, but I know! People come to me after struggling with guitar for years, and I put them on the right path to guitar ability, and it never fails!
You will see me do this with these students, step by step, week by week. You will learn how to train yourself as you see all the common problems being solved. (link to self diagnosing)
Here is one of hundreds of "Ah-Ha" moments you'll get as you watch each class!
Expert Instruction You Will NOT Find Anywhere Else!
In each one hour class you will see Jamie solve student problems that would otherwise hurt their playing for years!
"I’ve had a few private lessons and trawled through you tube videos but haven’t come across any teaching like yours".....Dave, Stage 1 Student
Here Is What You Get
A New Class Each Week
You'll watch a new 1 hour class each week, where Jamie shows you how to learn "The Principles", step by step
See Problems Solved
Virtually all students have the same finger problems. You'll see Jamie deal with real students and guide them past their problems.
You'll learn all the methods of solving your problems.
Step By Step Guidance
You will learn all the essential finger skills needed for good guitar playing.
You'll learn them directly from Jamie, in exactly the right order - which is important.
All Foundation Exercises Covered
The Foundation Exercises in "The Principles" is where the skill enters your fingers. You'll see exactly how to practice each one.
You'll see Jamie give the all important corrections to student after student. You'll learn what to do and what not to do!
Special Learning Resources
Jamie is constantly developing new exercises and training methods that bring pro level skill to student fingers faster and more effectively than ever before
In this classroom, you will have access to those exercises and methods. These methods were developed after publication of 'The Principles" and have not been published. They are only to be found in the Stage 1 Classroom
EXTRAS: Special Private Lessons
Nothing matches the intensity of a private lesson with Jamie - any student who has had one will tell you that!
Jamie has selected some of the very best lessons she has ever given. Powerful in-depth insights are delivered in real time to students learning "The Principles".
You Will Master 6 Foundational Guitar Skills
SKILL SET #1
Correct Sitting, Arm Placement and Hand Positions
All guitar skill mastery starts with sitting and holding the guitar properly, and the correct positioning of the both hands.
SKILL SET #2
Powerful, Accurate Picking
Long time players often have fundamental problems with picking. In this class you will learn how to develop pro level picking technique by learning a correct up pick and down pick.
SKILL SET #3
Fingerstyle Made Easy!
Jamie is a virtuoso classical player, and that means she is a master of fingerstyle technique. You will learn the powerful training methods she uses to give all her students perfect control of the fingers. Includes training in rest stroke and free stroke.
SKILL SET #4
The Heavy Arm Adding Arm Weight To Fingers
All good players do this, but no one ever talks about it or teaches it - except Jamie in "The Principles". When you learn to relax your shoulder and have arm weight push the strings down - that's a game changer. Playing will feel easier than ever before.
SKILL SET #5
LEFT HAND MASTERY Essential Preparation For Scales
Never practice scales until you have mastered the fundamental finger movements! Learn to walk before you try to run!
You will learn and master those fundamental finger movements in this class. You will see Jamie refine each players fingers week after week until they get pro level skill
SKILL SET #6
How To Practice Guitar The Key To Mastery Of All Skills
Practicing guitar is the science of teaching your fingers new movements so they can perform those movements effortlessly. If you don't know this science you will have trouble learning anything on guitar.
You will learn the science of correct practice in this class.
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!
We've Included Some Great Bonuses
4 Private Lessons To Study!
Chris wants to get the fundamental guitar skills quickly from the Master herself! Watch Chris develop week by week with the intense personal teaching of a private lesson
See Jamie give detailed, on the spot corrections that remove every obstacle that starts to cause problems for Chris.
BONUS: Private Lesson#1
Chris Learns To Pick With Power & Control
- How to add arm weight to the picking
- Building picking strength with the "Full Press Technique"
- How to connect the arm to the string and form a "dynamic relationship" to the string
BONUS: Private Lesson #2
Chris Builds Pick Speed & Develops The Left Hand
- Getting correct pinky curl
- Details of finger movement
- Hand anatomy
BONUS: Private Lesson #3
Chris Learns To Work In Groups To Build Speed To 8th Notes
- Getting to 16th notes by working in groups
- Necessity of recording yourself
- Separating fingers 2 and 3 during 1-4
- Using the touching technique to eliminate tension from 4 during 1-3
BONUS: Private Lesson #4
Chris Gains Complete Control Over Each Finger - With Powerful Picking
- Chris realizes on a deep level what slow practice really means and how powerful it is.
- More speed on all combinations
- Avoiding finger slant as the speed goes up by controlling the move over of 1
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Get Professional Level Fingers In
Less Than 3 Months
With 1 hour of practice a day, many students have successfully learned all the foundational guitar skills taught in "The Principles" and are now using them to make real music!
THEY LOVE US
What Our Students
Have To Say
I FOUND MY INSPIRATION AGAIN!
I have struggled for years trying to learn left hand placement, and the mechanics of the various chord changes, but alone this is nearly impossible.
Everything Jamie describes is what I am experiencing, from having a bad teacher to trying to teach myself. I watched videos of teachers saying "Watch me play it, now you do it." They never tell you the real mechanics of how the fingers must work. This is what is missing from everyone else’s lessons. I think I just found my inspiration again!
David Falgout // InTouch Engineer Schlumberger Rosharon Campus
I DISCOVERED SUCCESS IN MY PLAYING AND PRACTICING.WITH THE PRINCIPLES
I took a few group lessons. I started feeling that I was attempting to play way beyond my ability. The number of complicated techniques boggled my mind and frustrated my fingers. My right shoulder kept aching so much that I would have to stop playing and rub it.
The Principles explained many things about playing guitar that I had not noticed or knew to be on the lookout for. I have looked at many guitar instruction books, and this is the only one that really addresses where to be within your body in order to become a musician.
That rushing, frenzied, frustrated feeling in practice is gone now. Also, I was in pain before and I am not anymore. The "Principles" have helped me redefine and rediscover success in my playing and practicing."
JAMIE ANDREAS INTERVIEWED IN GUITAR ZERO
In 2012 Jamie Andreas was interviewed by Dr. Gary Marcus for his upcoming book on the science of how people learn guitar. Also interviewed were jazz legend Pat Martino and Tom Morello from "Rage Against The Machine".
"A teacher who impressed me immensely, and who takes a very different approach, was Jamie Andreas. Jamie is one of the few teachers who seems interested in the relationship between muscle and brain, and how to use one’s body efficiently. Swim coaches and golf teachers consider such questions all the time, but it’s decidedly rare in the field of music instruction.
Guitar Zero // Penguin Pres
AFTER 5 YEARS, I KNOW THIS SYSTEM WORKS!
The mind is a powerful practice tool, but first, the mind needs to have the right information. This information is found in “The Principles Of Correct Practice for Guitar” and other publications by Jamie Andreas. I’ve been using them for over five years now and know that this system works. Thank-you, Jamie!
Kathy Black // Retired Educator - Guitar Student
A HUGE MILESTONE!
Jamie, I just want to say Thank You for your practice method and teaching guidance!
We had new friends over last night. They saw my guitars and asked if I played. I played and sang House of the Rising Sun on my electric and Fast Car on my acoustic. I am thrilled to say that I had no problem playing and singing both songs and although I had a few butterflies, when I placed my first hand position the slow practice and continuous contact with the guitar paid off and I was calm and relaxed throughout the rest of the song.
Considering a few months ago I struggled with simple 3 chord strumming songs, to play flat-pick and finger style confidently for others is a huge milestone!
Stacey Welu // Retired Business Owner - Guitar Student
"I CAN DO THIS!"
Thank you. Just started "The Principles". It's changing everything for me, and increasing my happiness because I now have confidence I can do this!
Rusty Farrell // Guitar Principles Student
Thanks Jamie, you rock. When I first started playing I thought you were to technical I don't see anyone else explaining things like you do. So I wouldn't follow your suggestions, then after struggling and struggling I started watching your videos again. I guess I'm hard headed.
Norvell Burton // Guitar Player
What Students Say
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No Matter Your Skill Level, You Are Ready!
This class will start beginners perfectly, and get long time players off their playing plateau!
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Frequently Asked Questions
It’s up to you. There are excerpts from the Principles in the classroom to get you started. But at some point, you might wish to have all the Principles training from the book and dvd in one place.
You will have access to 20 1 hour classes. You get a new class each week.
In addition, there are 4 private lessons, each 40 minutes long.
Yes, and a whole lot more besides! You get:
- All the right hand foundation exercises
- All the left hand hand foundation exercises
- All the powerful, "how to practice" methods
You don't have to, but you will certainly get more out of watching the classes if you read the book as well. Either way, you will get what you need to make powerful progress on the guitar.
Absolutely! If you already play, you will see all your playing improve as you work with "The Principles" Foundation training. If you are beginning, you will avoid the many, many bad habits the usual guitar instruction gives to beginners.
All styles are played with the same fingers, the skills you learn here are the foundation of all good guitar playing.
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