Any of this sound familiar?
You learn a new song every now and then, but never really improve anymore
You’re tired of scouring YouTube and TAB sites for random lessons and songs
You want to jam or improvise, but something isn’t clicking
You want to learn to play guitar by ear, but how?
Recognise any of this? Then you’ll know it’s hard to find quality help and resources online.
It’s not you – it’s the internet.
You see, much of the stuff out there is focused on quick wins: things that can be neatly tied up within a 5-minute video. It’s only natural in a world where clicks and views are what count.
And while these lessons are great at getting you up and running, they're not so great at helping you develop essential musical skills. The things that might take time and effort to develop, but make you feel like a ‘real’ musician.
And that’s what inspired me to build this site.
StringKick is an online training academy that helps guitarists develop their ‘inner music skills’.
It has in-depth guides and super practical courses to help you play by ear, navigate the fretboard, use music theory and play with confidence.
In short: all the skills that will make your musical journey more fun and fulfilling.
StringKick Will Help You To:
Train Your Ears
Improvising, composing, musical confidence, jamming, soloing… Training your ears impacts every aspect of making music. That’s why StringKick focuses heavily on training your ears in a way that’s useful in everyday playing. Instead of dry exercises, we’ll figure out real-world riffs, melodies and chord progressions by ear.
Use Music Theory
Music theory should make our lives as musicians easier, not harder. That’s why all theory lessons on StringKick are super practical and made specifically for guitar players. They’ll help you to navigate the fretboard, communicate with band mates and understand how the music you love is constructed.
Develop your musicality
All courses on StringKick focus on tapping into and developing your ‘inner’ music skills: the musician inside you. By strengthening these skills, your playing will start to feel easier and more natural and your musical confidence will grow.
What makes StringKick Different?
Interactive, super practical, hands-on lessons
Learning music is not about remembering a bunch of information, it’s about growing skills that are useful in everyday playing. That’s why my courses are 10% explanation, 90% practice. I use both videos and interactive training tools that help you put in laser-focused practice.
Learn with real music
I use as much 'real' music in my courses as possible. Instead of a stuffy laboratory class room, I like to think of my courses as an expedition into the jungle of real-world music. I want you to hear, feel and experience what things actually sound like in real songs by artists like Jimi Hendrix, Norah Jones, U2 and the White Stripes. That’s the only way it can truly make sense to you.
Also, geeky music education opinions aside, it’s just a lot more fun, right?
No Such Thing as a Bad Student
I was nervous when I had my first singing lesson, until my teacher said this. ‘If there’s ever anything you don’t understand, or if you mess up, that’ll be my fault. I’m the teacher and I’m responsible for your learning’.
That idea has been a cornerstone of my teaching philosophy ever since: it’s my job to make sure you understand, learn and make progress. It's your job to relax and follow along.
Meet Your Instructor
Hi, My name is Just!
I’ve taught hundreds of students in the last 15 years. Most of them assume I’m a ‘natural’ in music. The word ‘talent’ is mentioned a lot. But talent is practice in disguise. It took me years to figure out how to play guitar by ear. To play solos that sound good because they truly ‘come from the inside’. To feel comfortable when I'm playing.
I’m not exactly a child prodigy either, as I ‘only’ started learning on my 16th birthday. This has helped me immensely as a teacher though. I remember my journey of learning guitar and developing into a professional musician. Every day, it helps me understand what my students struggle with and how to help. Perhaps it’s why my teachers said the educational thesis I wrote for my Bachelor of Music was an example for every thesis to come, despite breaking most of the school guidelines…
StringKick is where I’m glad to share all the insights I've collected on learning music and how the musical mind works. I discovered pieces of the puzzle from teachers, fellow music students and at masterclasses with world-class musicians… I look forward to sharing everything I’ve learned with you!
Here’s what the StringKick All Access membership gets you:
Seventeen courses featuring over 800 lessons
With a little effort you can find tons of information about learning and playing guitar. But how does all of that information help you become a better player? Yeah, that’s the hard part.
That’s why my courses are 10% explanation and 90% practice. Together, we’ll put in the practice you need to get everything you learn into your system, making it easy and effortless to use.
Want to know more about these courses? Find out everything about them here!
Ask unlimited questions
Wondering what would be the best thing to learn next? Confused about the difference between modes and scales? Want some feedback on a song you transcribed or a video of your playing?
As an All Access Member, you’ll get access to the coaching section on the site. So ask away! I'm here to help.
Stay Motivated with the Progress Report
Progress is key to staying motivated. But sometimes, it’s hard to notice that you’re improving, because progress is gradual. That’s why StringKick keeps track of some key stats for you, kind of like you’re the hero in a video game. Though instead of slaying monsters, you'll be learning real-life skills. Ever wondered how many chords you know? Or how many notes you’ve figured out by ear? Just check your progress report and you’ll know!
Pick Your Roadmap
All courses on StringKick are ordered into simple roadmaps on topics like ear training, rhythm guitar and music theory. So choose a path and follow the steps to go from zero to awesome. Everything is set up to become progressively more challenging, so you keep growing your skills with each lesson you complete. What roadmap will you choose?
Celebrate Your Milestones
Becoming the musician you want to be is a journey. So it’s important to celebrate the milestones you reach along the way! I’ll let you know whenever you hit these milestones, like completing a course or figuring out 100 notes by ear. It’s a bit like Duolingo, but for guitar players!
30-day No Questions Asked Money Back Guarantee
When you join StringKick you are fully protected by my 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you change your mind for literally any reason (don’t like the colors on the site / decided you’d rather learn the trombone), simply let me know within 30 days and I’ll give you a full and prompt refund. No hassles or hoops to jump through.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Questions? You can always send me a quick message: just (at) stringkick.com! Below are some answers to common questions.
What kind of player is StringKick suitable for?
Any player that wants to develop their ‘inner music skills’. Think training your ears, playing by ear, understanding music through music theory, soloing and improvosing.
I'm a complete beginner, is StringKick right for me?
The site doesn’t cover the complete basics such as how to hold a guitar, or how to fret a note on the fretboard, so as long as you have that down you’re good to go. A great time to start is when you have a couple of months of playing under your belt. You’ll develop your musicality from the start and have the support and advice to help you through your journey.
I’ve already been playing guitar for a couple of years. What can StringKick do for me?
Assuming you want to keep growing as a musician, StringKick can help you develop your musicality and enhance your understanding of music. Much of the site is focused on training your ears with real-world music – a skill that all professionals spent a lot of time on developing. There are also courses focused on music theory and making sense of the fretboard that many more experienced players really enjoy, because it helps them fill in all the gaps in their knowledge. This is not a ‘beginner only’ site: some members have tens of thousands of listeners on Spotify or play gigs for large crowds.
Are all of the lessons available straight away or is it time-released (drip fed)?
You’ll get access to everything right away! No waiting for the content to be released. Just jump in and start learning immediately. I’m constantly working on new lessons and courses too, so the library of courses will keep growing.
Can I get one-on-one help and support?
Definitely! You’ll get access to a private coaching section on the site, where you can ask me any questions you want. Whether it’s about something you don’t understand, or if you want some feedback on a song you’re working on. This alone is worth more than the price of admission!
What if I don't enjoy the StringKick All Access membership?
I know you’ll love being a StringKick All Access member. But if you’re not 100% satisfied for any reason, you’ll get a full refund within 30 days. No questions asked. I want you to succeed and each lesson on the site has been created for that sole purpose. So if you go for it, you’ll see great results!
What happens if I decide to cancel my membership?Super simple: you can cancel in exactly 3 clicks of a mouse. Click 1: Go to the 'Account Settings' page. Click 2: Scroll to 'Your Subscription Details' and click the large red 'Cancel' Button. Click 3: Give some feedback if you like (totally optional) and click the 'confirm cancellation' button. That's it!
Can I access the lessons and courses released on StringKick during my membership once I cancel?
No. As an All Access Member you get will be able to take all the lessons and courses released prior and during the duration of your membership. If you cancel or do not renew your membership you will no longer be able to access them.
Do you have Black Friday, Cyber Monday or other seasonal sales?
I don’t do seasonal discounts like Black Friday etc. here at StringKick. That way you know you’re always getting the best possible price. What I do offer is an annual plan, which works out to 25% off, or 3 months free every year.
I’m not 100% sure what StringKick is or if it's right for me. Do you offer a trial so I can test it out?I don’t have a trial for the entire membership at the moment, but you can try the first couple of lessons of most of the courses for free. Check out all the courses here!
I have another question.
Feel free to email me at just(at)stringkick.com if you have any questions!
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