Say goodbye to buzzing strings, awkward pauses, haphazard strumming… and finally get a grasp of playing rhythm guitar.
90% of people trying to learn guitar quit in the first year.
What if you could go from frustration & overwhelm, to competent guitar player, in just a few months?
“I’ve only been having lessons with Chris for a few weeks but i’ve already seen lots of improvement with my playing. His approach to teaching is very tailored and helps you get what you want from his lessons and get you closer to your long term goals each session.”
– Jamie Moore, Leeds
How many of these problems are holding you back in your progress?
Buzzes and Twangs
If you’ve ever picked up a guitar, you’ll be familiar with these sucky sounds.
I lay out a 3-point system for self-correcting common errors, and a new way to think about mistakes in general.
When you go to strum while changing chords, it can feel like fighting a monster with 8 heads.
In Chord Craft, I show you how to systematically combine skills, and how to avoid frustration & overwhelm in the process.
Chord changing is an essential skill for playing guitar – and one of the most common frustrations for beginners.
For Chord Craft, I’ve developed step-by-step exercises that tackle this problem head on.
Memory lapses are a normal part of getting older. Our brains are not the sponges they used to be.
That’s why in Chord Craft I’ve created repeatable memory drills & flashcards to help things stick – from Chord shapes, to note names, and strummed rhythms.
The Practice Problem
You know that learning guitar takes practice. But you just can’t seem to find the time to fit it in around your schedule.
With Habit Building worksheets & weekly goals, you can finally take a break from the distractions & stresses of life, focus on what’s important and actually get stuff done.
Spoon-Fed Song Learning
Learning by rote is stunting your progress, and giving you a narrow experience of music.
My ingredient-based method helps you build the 20% of skills that are needed to play 80% of songs.
Aches & Pains
The last thing you need is a nagging pain to stop you from practising. I’ve been there.
In Chord Craft, I show you the common posture mistakes to avoid, to stay healthy & happy.
Disclaimer: This isn’t medical advice, and I don’t claim to be a doctor.
Guitar strumming isn’t as intuitive as you might think. In fact, most beginners I see start off doing it completely wrong.
In Chord Craft, learn what Strumming & Sushi have in common, and learn to strum any rhythm by ear. Don’t worry, It’s easier than reading.
Half-learnt songs are ok, until you want to play in front of someone.
Don’t leave them with a cliffhanger. Give them the full story.
In Chord Craft, I outline the song learning process I use, from start to finish.
Brutal Barre Chords
Eventually, you’ll need to tackle these trickier chords. They call it F for a reason. When I was learning, It took me months to make these chords sound good.
I’ve got a system which breaks this hurdle up into manageable steps. And if you’re not there yet – I’ve got easy alternatives you can use right away.
All of these problems suck.
Which is why you’ll feel amazing when you tackle each of them, one at a time.
I’m Chris Morton, Guitar Teacher and the creator of Chord Craft.
At the time of writing, I’ve helped 246 regular people play their favourite music on guitar, over the last 5 years.
Most of them started as adults, who were complete beginners, with no musical knowledge whatsoever.
Why this course is different from other guitar courses
I’ve seen too many guitar courses that try to cram in all sorts of extra tutorials to add ‘value’. A lot of them will be irrelevant, and more content to sift through just puts you further away from your goal. If you see “master the guitar in weeks” – stay well away. If it sounds too good to be true – it probably is.
This course is highly specialised for adult beginner guitar players who want to master chords and strumming, so they can play songs from start to finish.
This course gets you to the destination, in the quickest possible way, without the fluff.
Chord craft isn’t about learning a pre-made, cookie-cutter song list, either.
In Chord Craft I teach you the 20% of skills that will allow you to play 80% of songs. By the end of the course, you’ll have the tools and skills to play full songs, from start to finish.
Who this course is for:
Adults who are either complete beginners, or can’t break past the beginner level.
People who can’t change chords quickly & smoothly enough.
Anyone who wants a better way, more natural way to strum, without memorising “Down, Down, Up, Up Down, Down…” patterns
Self-taught Guitar Players looking to fill in any gaps in their skills.
Guitar players returning to the instrument after a long break.
Anyone looking for a step-by-step plan, with a way to track your progress.
Fans of Rock, Alternative Rock & Folk Music.
Who this course is NOT for:
Anyone who is unable to travel to Leeds, LS4 for the in-person lessons.
Guitar Players who can easily play songs from start to finish – changing between open chords smoothly, while strumming a rhythm.
Anyone wanting to learn Classical Guitar, Heavy Metal, or Jazz.
Aspiring Lead Guitarists (this is a beginner course with an emphasis on rhythm playing)
Anyone who wants to try and tackle advanced techniques before mastering the basics.
“I’ve been with Chris for a year and have found him to be not only an expert tutor, but extremely patient. He has an excellent command of modern pieces as well as classics and I would heartily recommend him to young and old alike”
– Damian Collins, Leeds
Here’s what you get when you join the Chord Craft course
Chord Craft is a step-by-step course, taught through in-person lessons, and video lessons.
You get the best of in-person and online instruction: A teacher who can tell you where you’re going wrong, and videos you can follow in your own time, as many times as you need to.
First, you’ll get a free introductory session, where I ask questions and establish where you’re at. After this, we’ll dive right into the course material, which consists of:
6 x In-Person Lessons, 30 minutes each (one-to-one)
Online Course area with Multi-Angle HD Video Lessons
Step-by-step ‘milestones’ so you can track your progress
Interactive flashcards for memorising chords long term
Diagrams & PDF Worksheets
Click the button below to save your place in my 2019 Beginner Guitar Course. Places are limited.
This is a free, no obligation trial lesson.
After the free trial session If you decide if the course isn’t right for you, that’s fine.
I don’t take any money until you are happy to go ahead.
The price includes 6 x One-to-One Lessons to take you through the hands-on parts of the course.
07928 972 060
Frequently Asked Questions
Leeds, LS4. You’ll get a specific address on booking your first free lesson.
No – this is a rhythm-focused course. Rhythm guitar is what I learned first, before moving on to riffs & lead. I believe it’s important for beginners to grasp this before leaving gaps in skills & knowledge.
Through an easy to use, online course platform, where you’ll have an email & password login to access the video lessons and track your progress.
You may schedule more lessons at £30/hr.
No – I take payment in person, only when you are happy to go ahead with the course.
Your success relies on putting the methods & systems taught into practice. This course is not an ‘information download’. You need to put in time to practice regularly at home.