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1. Get a personalised guitar-learning plan (customised just for YOU), so you can learn faster.
Take your GuitarMetrics™ assessment and receive your personalised guitar-learning plan, which will show you STEP-BY-STEP what you need to do next.

Pinpoint your weaknesses and your biggest opportunities to improve. See EXACTLY what's holding you back as a guitarist and how to overcome it to reach the next level.
GuitarMetrics™ is the centrepiece of your NGA membership because it is YOUR personalised guitar-learning roadmap. Our members love it! 
2. Enjoy UNLIMITED access to world-class guitar courses 🎸
Your NGA course library is jam-packed with world-class online guitar courses

You'll learn in bite-sized pieces and make satisfying progress.
It's a gold-mine of guitar fun! (And a lifetime of guitar tuition & wisdom.)  😎
This is a world-class guitar learning suite. And it's at your fingertips. 

Every course is designed so you can learn at your own pace.

We regularly add membership-exclusive content to this course library, so it's always growing! 🤘
3. Join an AMAZING community of generous and warm-hearted guitar learners ❤️
The community campus & learning forum is where our community lives and breathes! 

It's a truly epic resource for guitar learners and is PACKED with useful information, handy tips and so many friendly, welcoming people.
You will get all the best tips and ideas from the NGA team, but even better, from your fellow members and guitar learners.

Upload videos of your guitar playing for feedback, ask for help & advice, show off your guitar gear and chat with your fellow members.

There are no elitists here. This is a place for LEARNERS and we're all learning together. No question is a silly question and everyone is here to help you

Together, we lift one another up! ❤️
4. Use the Song Library to find ability-suitable chordsheets & tabs 🎶
Visit the ever-growing song library and you will find 100+ chordsheets and tabs to grow your repertoire.
Every song has a difficulty indicator so you can quickly identify songs that are suitable for YOU and perfect for your level. 

Regardless of the difficulty level, you can use our famous stepping-stone chords to make hard songs easy to play. (More info inside the Song Library.)
It's easy to request songs to be added to the Song Library and many of the songs in the Song Library include guidance and learning notes to help you.
5. Enjoy weekly livestreams, workshops and Q&As
Learn from world-class guitar educators, interact in real-time and get YOUR questions answered. These weekly live sessions are lots of fun and take place over Zoom. 
Get YOUR questions answered in the weekly livestreams and Q&A sessions.

•  With your guitar, what are you struggling with right now? What's blocking or bothering you?
•  Is there a particular song or artist that you'd like us to discuss or analyse?
•  What have you always been puzzled by, or wanted to know more about?
•  Is there a particular guitar technique you want to discuss?
•  Is there an item of guitar gear, effects or technology you'd like us to discuss?
•  Maybe you want songwriting tips? Performance ideas? Guidance on how to build your repertoire?
Basically, if it's related to guitars or music culture you can discuss it with us during these live sessions. 😎

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It's all about YOU
After you sign up you’ll take an in-depth online guitar assessment called 'GuitarMetrics' so we can learn about YOU and YOUR musical story. 

Your favourite bands and artists, your favourite musical genres, your current musical skill and ability level, your goals, your areas of strength and weakness as a guitarist. 

Then you’ll get your unique personalised guitar tuition plan that is perfectly tailored to YOU.

We will target your weak areas (the ‘blind spots’ you have as a guitarist - we all have them!) to make sure you don’t have anything holding you back.

Join us today and try National Guitar Academy membership FREE for 7-days.
Peace of mind
Relax and enjoy your guitar journey, safe in the knowledge that you are in the hands of professional guitar teaching experts who have seen it all and heard it all. Whatever you need, we’ve got you covered.

Say goodbye to difficult, confusing and expensive guitar lessons. 
Say hello to simplicity, progress, fun and the joy of music.
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We're so absolutely sure that you'll love this experience that we're happy to offer a 30-day money-back guarantee.

We believe that you learn the most about a business when you ask for a refund. Do they REALLY care about you or are you just an order number? We treat people like human beings.

If you for ANY reason you are not satisfied, just drop us a line within 30 days of signing up and we will refund you immediately.
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How the guitar world fits together
We divide the guitar world into 4 quarters: 
Chords | Rhythm & Strumming | Lead guitar | Theory

We have a ‘master’ course for each of these areas and they are the heart of your video library. 

> ChordMaster will give you fast chord changes and crisp & musical chords.

> RhythmMaster will show you how to strum your guitar with rhythm, beat, energy, variety & flow.

> LeadMaster will show you how to play incredible lead guitar (riffs, licks, scales, solos all that fun stuff).

> TheoryMaster will teach you clear & simple music theory for guitarists (so you understand what’s happening on the fretboard).

How the guitar world fits together

Here are the FREE bonus gifts you get when you join LeadMaster today...
FREE Bonus Gift #1
Bonus Mini-Course: Lead Guitar Improvisation Masterclass
Boom! In this Video Masterclass Mike and Jack guide you through 5 REAL musical improvisation scenarios. We’re going deep! You get to see the LeadMaster techniques being applied in real situations. 
 The jamming and discussion in these videos covers a lot of ground. We discuss keys, pentatonic licks, solo skills, how to create ‘mood’, using root notes for plotting, how to phrase & garnish notes, using triads to compliment chord tones, defining keys & using intervals for guitar black magic!
Value: $49.99
You pay: $0.00 FREE 
FREE Bonus Gift #2
Bonus VIP Download: '30 Essential Licks and Riffs Every Guitarist Must Know'
In this bonus download, we share our 30 favourite licks and riffs. They are tabbed clearly for your convenience and will give you a repertoire of riffs you can use immediately
This is really cool and PACKED with useful licks & riffs for both beginners and intermediate players. If you want to upgrade your lead guitar skills and sound more polished and musical you will love this bonus VIP download!
Value: $19.99
You pay: $0.00
FREE Bonus Gift #3
Bonus VIP Download: 'The ULTIMATE Lead Guitar Cheat Sheet - The 7 insider secrets that will set your riffs, licks and solos on fire'
Did you know that there are 7 quick and easy tips that will INSTANTLY make your lead guitar playing sound more expressive and sophisticated?
In this epic bonus pack, we share our 7 best lead guitar secrets. These simple tricks will set your riffs, licks and solos on fire and make you sound more musical instantly. They also improve your lead guitar technique and flair.
(In short: it's lots of fun!)
Value: $39.99
You pay: $0.00 FREE
FREE Bonus Gift #4
Lifetime access to the secret National Guitar Academy VIP Facebook Group
As a student in the National Guitar Academy you will gain access to our 'VIP Facebook Group', where you can chat and collaborate with other guitar learners and also get additional guidance and support from our team.
Value: $240.00 per year ($20 per month)
You pay: $0.00 FREE
FREE Bonus Gift #5
Lifetime updates to LeadMaster
As time goes by technology changes and evolves, and the guitar world does too. But you won't have to worry as we've got your back! 

You will receive FREE LeadMaster course updates and lifetime access to ensure you stay fully up-to-date.
Value: $197.00 per year (1-year license to access our software)
You pay: $0.00 FREE
1. Chords - What's included?
Beginner level:
  • Change chords quickly & smoothly... With FLUIDITY
  • Make your chords sound crisp and accurate
  • Improve your finger accuracy and stop touching unwanted strings
  • Add ‘embellishments’ to your chords to play with more flair. Learn notes and tricks you can add “in-between” chords to sound more musical.
  • Eliminate 'string buzz' and stop deadening unwanted strings
Intermediate level:
  • Play barre chords in a sharp & clean way without deadening unwanted strings.  
  • Understand and USE the powerful CAGED system framework to explore the entire fretboard
  • Master moveable chord shapes like major 7, minor 7 and dominant 7’s. 
  • Unlock the ‘DNA’ of the guitar neck with powerful key-based techniques. 
  • Understand chord theory and chord construction for EVERY chord type.
  • Master moveable advanced chord shapes like diminished, augmented, m7b5, major 9, dominant 9, minor 9, dominant 11’s and 13’s and inversions.
Our chords course is called 'ChordMaster'. Click here to see exactly what's inside the course.
2. Rhythm & Strumming - What's included?
Beginner level:
Intermediate level:
  • Apply strumming tricks and rhythms you can add “in-between” chords and standard strumming to sound more musical.
  • Make your barre chords sound more colourful and textured.
  • Explore the shapes of the CAGED system to develop NEW sounds and strumming options.
  • Explore 'guitar hero' strumming techniques like partial strumming and percussive strumming to radically enhance your musicality.
  • Develop fingerpicking skills and learn classic fingerpicking patterns you can use for any song
Our strumming course is called 'RhythmMaster'. Click here to see exactly what's inside the course.
3. Lead guitar - What's included?
  • Lead guitar basics (knowing which notes work with one another)
  • Playing lead with fluidity (connecting and linking scales, riffs and phrases)
  • Creating amazing solos (with cool intros and endings)
  • Improvising effortlessly (in all genres)
  • Using scales correctly (knowing what works with what, major vs minor etc)
  • How to practice effectively (to improve as quickly as possible)
  • Avoiding frustration (& fatigue)
  • Having perfect lead guitar technique (finger and pick placement)
  • Beating common lead guitar problems (big fingers / arthritis / strings breaking / strings buzzing etc)
Our lead guitar course is called 'LeadMaster'. Click here to see exactly what's inside the course
4. Theory - What's included?
Novice guitarists will learn:
  • Why Music Theory Matters So Much (PS, it's EASY!)
  • HOW the fretboard works and WHY
  • The musical alphabet (‘sharps’ vs ‘flats’ etc), music theory vs guitar theory.
  • What are KEYS, why do they matter and how do we use them?
  • What are SCALES, why do they matter and how do we use them?
  • How To Learn Lead Guitar TWICE AS FAST Using Relative Keys
  • What Are Intervals? 
Intermediate guitarists will learn about:
  • The Theory of The Major Scale & How Major Scale Notes 'Become' The Chords Of The Key
  • The Theory of The Minor Scale & How Minor Scale Notes 'Become' The Chords Of The Key
  • How To Easily Work Out The Chords In A Key
  • How To Work Out The Key of A Song?
  • What Guitar Keys Should I Learn?
  • Musical keys and their common chord progressions
  • Chord construction
  • Advanced chords (including major and minor 3rd, 6ths, 7ths and diminished)
  • Advanced guitar scales and modes (including Dorian, Mixolydian, Lydian Phrygian and Locrian scales)
Our theory course is called 'TheoryMaster'. Click here to see exactly what's inside the course
Even more courses, videos, downloads and mini-courses
Our 'Master' courses cover chords, rhythm, lead guitar and theory. 

But there's lots of important and fun pieces of the guitar world that don’t fit neatly into any of these four areas. You’ll find all this covered in your video library as standalone courses, videos and mini-courses. 
Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
There are 11 modules in the course. Each module contains between three and twenty six video lectures that you can watch at any time that’s convenient for you. Most lectures are between 5 and 10 minutes long, and they’re all available online.

Jack and I have always got the guitar in our hands and I’m constantly demonstrating with examples. This is a very visual course, it’s very easy to follow. (You will have NO guesswork!) Dozens of the lessons have downloadable PDF's with chordboxes that supplement the main video lesson.

As a LeadMaster student we see you as a 'VIP', so if you ever get stuck, or have a question, you can email us and we'll respond quickly to any questions you may have.

Do I have to show up at a particular place or a particular time?
No, the entire course happens online, and you can take it from any place where you have an internet connection. All lectures are prerecorded so you can watch them at any time that works for you. 

Of course, you can also enjoy all the lectures on your smartphone or tablet.

Do the videos need to be downloaded? Does it take up memory on my computer/phone/tablet?
No. The course is hosted entirely on Vimeo's industry-leading servers. You don’t need to download anything and it won’t take up any memory on your device.
Is the course transferable from one device to another?
Yes. You simply access the course on our website from whatever device you want to use

How much time do I need in order to take this course?
You can spend as much or as little time as you want, and you get lifetime access to all course materials, so there is no reason to complete the course within a certain time period.

You can follow the course at your own pace and always come back to the videos later when you want to revisit the material or work on improving certain aspects of your guitar playing.

Even if the timing is not right for you, I still encourage you to sign up because the registration won’t open again anytime soon (and when it does, the price will almost certainly be higher).
What if I’m not good with technology?
The majority of our students describe themselves as 'not good with technology', so don't worry! Even if you feel like you know nothing about technology, you won’t feel left out.

The course is very easy to navigate and all technical concepts are described in simple terms while avoiding unnecessary jargon, which allows people from all age groups to successfully participate in Leadmaster.

And just in case you get stuck, you can always ask any questions, which will be promptly answered either by me or one of my team members.

Technology should not stand in the way of your creativity!
What if I’m really terrible on guitar?
You don’t need any previous guitar experience to join Leadmaster. All the lectures start from the very beginning while gradually progressing into advanced topics.

The course is specially designed for beginner-to-advanced guitarists. There are no prerequisites and anyone can learn to play the guitar.

Even if you think you have no talent or artistic ability, you’ll be able to play the guitar by applying the specific techniques that you’re going to discover in Leadmaster.

What if I’m already an experienced guitarist?
If you’ve been actively studying guitar for several years, you’re probably going to be familiar with some of the ideas and techniques that are discussed in this course.

With that said, I’ve learned over the years that you can always pick up new things from other guitarists. Always. There’s always a lick, riff, springboard, idea or concept that you can take and implement into your own playing.

If you’re worried that you might already know everything we teach in this course, I encourage you to sign up, go through some of the modules, and ask for a refund if you’re not learning new things.

In my experience, no matter how much experience you already have, there are always more things to learn!

Does it make any difference if I have an acoustic or electric guitar?
It makes no difference at all. Guitar is guitar. We encourage all our students to take an interest in BOTH.

You are not a well rounded guitarist unless you play both. Why only experience half of the joy of guitar? Play acoustically and amplified!

What if I don’t have a guitar?
Beg, borrow, steal… Do whatcha have to do to get one! (You can’t learn guitar without playing guitar.)
Why is the price in US dollars? How much does the course cost in British pounds?
The majority of our students are in the US so that’s why we price in dollars.

The USD dollar v GBP pound exchange rate changes frequently. To see how much LeadMaster costs in pounds based on today’s exchange rate Google it. (Or click here.)

How does the money back guarantee work?
It's simple. If you want to request a refund, send an email to within 30 days of your purchase and you’ll get 100% of your money back, no questions asked.

We can only afford to offer this cast-iron guarantee because we know people will love this course!

Is it safe to pay by credit card online?
Your security and privacy are important to us. We use industry-standard encryption to protect your credit card details throughout the checkout process, your information is never shared with anyone and we don't see your credit card details. (The entire process is handled by Stripe who are a global leader in online payments.)

And of course, you’re also protected by our generous 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.

How can I contact you?
You can email us at or via our contact page which is here.

Are you on Facebook?
Yes. Our facebook page is here 

My question isn’t listed here!
No worries, contact us and we’ll do our best to help you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I learn at my own pace?
Yes. Every part of the membership can be enjoyed at your own pace. (The only part of the membership that happens 'live' is the livestreams, but you can watch them on-demand afterwards if you prefer.)
How do you handle time zone differences for the livestreams?
With a global audience there's no easy solution to the time difference challenges, but we do 3 things to mitigate the problem:

1) We rotate the livestreams so they take place at different times. We can't make EVERY call take place at a convenient time for you, but at least SOME of the calls will be. 😊

2) The livestreams are available to watch on-demand afterwards. If you can't attend live, you can watch it later, at a time that's convenient for you.

3) You can submit your questions before the livestream, so you don't have to be physically online to pose a question or contribute to the discussion. (E.g. if the livestream is taking place in the middle of the night for your time zone.) You question will still be addressed and you can watch the livestream later, when it's most convenient for you.

Why is the price in US dollars? How much does it cost in my currency?
The majority of our students are in the US so that’s why we price in dollars.

To see how much the membership costs in your local currency, click here.
My internet connection speed is slow! Can I still take part?
Your connection needs to be fast enough to stream video. We can't increase your internet speed of course, but you can change the stream quality of our videos (by clicking the cog icon in the corner of our videos), which makes them work better on slower connections. It's not ideal, but it's a workaround that helps some of our students that live in rural locations.
Is it safe to pay by credit card online?
We use industry-leading encryption to protect your credit card details throughout the checkout process. Your information is never shared with anyone and we don't see your credit card details. The entire process is handled by Stripe who are a global leader in online payments. If you prefer, you can pay via Paypal. 
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