25 or 6 to 4 [ Chicago ]
- Kick things off with a solid opening riff that turns heads.
- Barre chords got you down? This Hendrix style alternative method breathes new life into your guitar.
- Harmonically inspired "inversion" chords. (Don't worry, they're easy.)
Ain't No Mountain High Enough [ Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell ]
- You will love this sweet walking bassline melody that takes your playing to the next level.
- The fingerstyle "claw" technique will impress everyone.
- Sweet alternative chord voicings gets your strumming to the pro zone before the DVD is done.
- Wow... a Chet Atkins style technique to play the good old E major chord.
Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone [ Bill Withers ]
- Man oh man, you have never played such sweet sounding chords this easily.
- No pick? No problem. Jon is gonna show you exactly how to use your fingers to get the job done.
- Doubling a vocal line on your guitar sounds killer. Use this one secret to make it sound like heaven.
American Girl [ Tom Petty ]
- Become the life of the party when you bust out this rockin tune.
- Jon's secret "cheat code" to playing chords and a melody at the same time.
- How to mistake-proof your playing on the higher strings.
American Woman [ The Guess Who ]
- This power chord riff sounds boss. Now its yours.
- Dampening is the key to making power chords sound tight. Here's exactly what you need to do.
Another Brick In The Wall [ Pink Floyd ]
- You'll be the life of the party when you bust out this anthem.
- You are going to feel so accomplished when you rock this sweet sounding D minor pentatonic vamp.
Beast of Burden [ The Rolling Stones ]
- Brighten up your sound with these cool triads. Best part is you can use them in any song.
- Hammer chords are serious ear candy that you can learn to play in record time.
- Keith Richards is one of Jon's favorite rhythm players and after this lesson you'll soak up some of the magic too.
Bennie And The Jets [ Elton John ]
- Heads will turn when you crank out these sweet piano chord voicings on your axe.
- Weaving lines, tight rhythms, hot chords... this song has so much.
Blue Skies [ Willie Nelson ]
- This walkdown minor progression will soothe the soul of your audience.
- Key modulations are a crowd favorite and Jon will have you doing it smooth as butter in just minutes.
Breakdown [ Bone Thugs-N-Harmony ]
- All eyes will be on you at the next jam session when you start playing this powerful melody.
- Add some flair to your playing with this cool strumming technique Jon calls "back splash".
Comfortably Numb [ Pink Floyd ]
- Another smash hit Flyod tune. This chord progression gives me the chills.
- Confused on how to end a tune that fades out on the recording? Not anymore.
Don't Stop [ Fleetwood Mac ]
- Romping piano line sounds great on guitar. Easy to play if you know the trick.
- This killer sounding progression belongs in every guitarists bag of tricks. Bonus: learn to solo in the style of Lindsey Buckingham.
Dust In The Wind [ Kansas ]
- Wanna add some slick fingerpicking vibes into your next jam session? Look no further.
- Jon says that "the trick to learning this song is breaking down the right hand". These DVDs make it easy as pie.
Easy [ Commodores ]
- Learn to use a capo correctly. Many guitarists mess this up.
- An exotic chord you can play with one finger :)
Feel Like Making Love [ Roberta Flack ]
- Epic Jazz chords that instantly bolster your personal chord library.
- Conquer the hybrid picking technique by playing this chord-melody pattern. Your ears will thank you.
Give A Little Bit [ Supertramp ]
- Jon says "that there is nothing as soothing as strumming with some basic chords like in this tune". You'll agree when you take this lesson.
- Imagine taking a simple chord you already know and moving it around the neck to get some new combinations that still sound familiar.
Higher Ground [ Stevie Wonder ]
- This perked-up tune was originally played the keyboard, but Jon has adapted it for guitar in a Stevie Ray Vaughan style that will blow your mind.
Hotel California [ Eagles ]
- This song typically uses many barre chords, but Jon has simplified it using a capo so you can rock it without stressing your hands.
- You will be ahead of the pack when you learn to add this cool walking bass line into the chorus.
I Shot The Sheriff [ Eric Clapton ]
- You just gotta love some Clapton and this sweet pentatonic melody is sure brighten your day.
I Will Survive [ Gloria Gaynor ]
- 8 simple bars of guitar bliss is what you get with this pristine little number.
- This funky chunky strum pattern puts the fun back into guitar playing.
I Wish [ Stevie Wonder ]
- Hot funk chords, walking bass, and an undeniable swing. It's songs like this that take your rhythm playing to the zamner zone.
I'll Be There [ Gloria Gaynor ]
- Learning this little acoustic fingerstyle rendition will be a fun adventure.
- You won't believe how easy it is to construct your own chordal melody patterns using chords you already know.
Imagine [ John Lennon ]
- Check out this killer "claw-bass" technique that makes your guitar sound like a piano line.
- The hammer-on roll riff sounds oh-so sweet. You're going to love this one.
The Immigrant Song [ Led Zeppelin ]
- The house will be rockin' when you nail this killer Zeppelin riff.
- Jon takes the mystery out of using the Tritone Chord. And boy is it a doozey.
It's Too Late [ Carole King ]
- This cool sounding jazzy chordal riff gets feet tapping and heads bobbing.
- Want to give a performance a really lush ending? Try this incredible sounding jazz chord.
Jealous Guy [ John Lennon ]
- You don't see this one every day. One of the special "Lennon" chords that makes you feel like you're in a field of Strawberry diamonds.
- Or what about the "sliding C chord". It's so potent that it will become a permanent part of your guitar arsenal.
Just The Way You Are [ Billy Joel ]
- A choice standard that you can play without resorting to boring beginner chords.
Killing Me Softly [ Roberta Flack ]
- If "thumb chords" have ever been a problem for you then you need to watch this one.
- Percussive rhythm is where it's at. You can master this killer fingerstyle rhythm before the lesson is over.
Layla [ Eric Clapton ]
- Bring the roof down at the next jam session with this one.
- Learn how to hit a chord on the "right beat". Must know stuff.
Lean On Me [ Bill Withers ]
- What a classic tune. Jon says "this song is a great example of a couple of simple ideas that mean a lot musically".
- These hammer-chords and walking bass lines are going to make you sound like a seasoned guitar veteran.
Let Em' In [ Paul McCartney ]
- Explore the wonderful world of harmonics. Don't be intimidated. Jon makes everything simple.
- Discover a different tricks to converting a piano song into a guitar rendition.
Let It Be [ The Beatles ]
- Here's another favorite that was composed on the piano but Jon has arranged it for you in way that's easy to play and sounds majestic.
Let's Get It On [ Marvin Gaye ]
- Wah Pedal 101. Among the other things here, Jon gives some killer tips on getting the "vowel" sounds using a wah.
Let's Stay Together [ Al Green ]
- That 70's vibe. Sweet, funky sounds that get the crowd on the dance floor.
Lovely Day [ Bill Withers ]
- A spicy 16th note rhythm to get the party people groovin.
- The "11 chord" is mindblowing because its one of the best chords and also one of the easiest.
Me And Bobby McGee [ Janis Joplin ]
- Jon gives you his own special rendition with Chet Atkins style chords.
- You'll also learn "Travis Picking". I strongly encourage you to take this opportunity to learn from a great teacher.
Message In A Bottle [ The Police ]
- The 9th chord riff in this tune is a wonder. Everyone loves this one.
- "This stretch is a great exercise", says McLennan. (Plus an alternate way to do it if your hands are in bad shape)
Miss You [ The Rolling Stones ]
Moondance [ Van Morrison ]
- An old favorite with a jazzy feel to it. Jon demonstrates how to a create a percussive vibe using a special rhythmic technique.
Oye Como Va [ Santana ]
- You can't think of guitar without thinking of Carlos Santana and this tune is the cream of the crop.
- The Montuno Rhythm will blow your friends minds. Bonus: how to play the iconic Santana lead.
Refugee [ Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ]
- This one belongs in every guitarists repertoire. Hot and simple.
Roxanne [ The Police ]
- Sound like a pro with easy killer triads.
Superstition [ Stevie Wonder ]
- This mighty song has an awesome bassline that Jon is going to show you how to recreate on your guitar.
- The Stevie Ray Vaughan chords in this tune are off the hook.
Since I've Been Loving You [ Led Zeppelin ]
- Confused by odd timing? Well not anymore. This tune is in 12/8 and Jon decodes it in a simple way you will understand.
- This slow blues has a sweet G minor turnaround you're gonna love to play.
Take It To The Limit [ Eagles ]
- This ¾ time tune will make everyone want to dance.
What's Going On [ Marvin Gaye ]
- The sweet sounding 7th chords really sing, and they go great with this amazing strum pattern.
Wild Horses [ The Rolling Stones ]
- Go back in time to the 70s with this guitar line made up from double stops. You'll be able to see the lighters in the crowd when you play these chords.
Wonderful Tonight [ Eric Clapton ]
- The guitar melody on this classic is as recognizable as the name Eric Clapton. You will impress your friends and family with this one.
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life [ Stevie Wonder ]
- A cheerful song usually in the key of B: Jon has transposed it to E to make it easier for you.
You've Got A Friend [ James Taylor ]
- The open chords in this one will have you flowing through this sweet progression in record time.