11/29/2013 7:36 PM
How Does The Jack Pearson Guitar Academy Work?
It’s really pretty easy. Check out the Sample Lessons and Free Resources for an idea of what’s available for subscribers and how it works with your browsers and internet connection. If you like what you see and how it works, click on one of the Sign Up buttons and follow the instructions to sign up with your credit card. You will need to select a Username, which you’ll use to login and will identify you in the forum to other users; it cannot be modified. All subscriptions are recurring billing and will automatically renew until you cancel your subscription.
After the sign up process is completed, click on a Member Login button and enter your username and password to log in. After logging in, you will land on the Browse Lessons page. You may use the labeled tabs to access the different sections or use the boxes on the main browse page to access those areas. You can click on a series title to see the videos in that series or click on a category name to see the videos under that category. You may use the search function on the main Browse Lessons page or at the top right of the site to search for keywords for videos you may be interested in. Click on a video to open it and click the play button to start the video.
You will also find Tags on the videos and by clicking those, other videos with that same tag will come up in a new search. You can save videos in your account to view later and when finished, you can remove that video from your saved list. Watch and re-watch available videos; study at your own pace. There’s also a forum for subscribers to help each other with their playing.
Like we said, it’s really pretty easy. Jack Pearson has been busy filming for this site so there’s a lot to see and more to come. Visit the SIGN UP page to get started.
Does a subscription give me access to all lessons?
Yes, each subscription will give the subscriber access to all available videos on the site. You can watch and re-watch the videos so you can learn at your own pace. There are lessons, demonstrations, performances and Jack was filmed practicing so you can see how he works on his own playing. Some have dialogue, some don't, some may focus on one lick.
Do I need a certain kind of guitar?
Not really. Lessons were filmed with a variety of guitars, both acoustic and electric. So you’ll see lessons with acoustic, hollow body electric, solid body, etc. Don’t let the type of guitar limit you. Some things played on an acoustic can also be played on an electric and the other way around. Experiment to see what you can do.
What skill level is necessary?
There are videos for many different skill levels. But if you're an intermediate player, for example, and you click on a video that's more advanced, don't be intimidated; you may learn something from those too - after all, there are things in the beginner videos that an advanced player still uses. Jack says that he still works on the fundamental techniques that he first learned.
Remember, learning just one little thing at a time will add new levels to your playing; you might even learn something you hadn't planned on. Just watching how a person uses their hands can be a lesson in itself. There is such a variety of content on the site it will allow you to blend different styles together and keep your playing fresh.
How long are the videos?
The length of each video varies depending on the content, less than 30 seconds or several minutes; with hundreds of videos loaded in the site. There are lessons, demonstrations, performances and Jack was filmed practicing so you can see how he works on his own playing. Some have dialogue explaining the technique, slowing it down, some don't, and some may focus only on one lick - it depends on the subject of each video.
There's a lot of content on the site so it will take a long time to see/use everything...it's 40+ years of experience. The videos include techniques that Jack plays, practices with, etc. You can learn so much just by observing how someone moves their hands. Just learn one thing at a time and it will add to your knowledge and ability.
What about my internet connection?
Being an online video site, the faster your internet connection, the better it may work for you. You may need the latest versions of
internet browsers; if one doesn't work well for you, try another (such as Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Explorer). You should test your connection and computer/device with the sample lessons, free resources and other pages first to see how those work for you before subscribing.
How Do I Sign Up?
Click on a Sign Up button on the Home Page to see the subscription options. Choose a subscription that works best for you and follow the instructions to sign up with your credit card; all credit card transactions are processed through PayPal. All subscriptions are recurring billing and will automatically renew until you cancel your subscription.
You will need to select a Username, which you’ll use to login and will identify you in the forum to other users; it cannot be modified.
After the sign up process is completed, use the Member Login area to enter your username and password to log into the site. Remember to keep your password safe and don’t share it with anyone.
How do I cancel my subscription?
All subscriptions are recurring billing and will automatically renew at the end of your chosen plan’s term until you cancel your subscription prior to it renewing for a new term.
To cancel your subscription, Login and go to My Account to change your subscription details; click Edit in the Subscription box then click Cancel Subscription. Your subscription/account will be set to be cancelled and your login will no longer work at the end of the current subscription term. If you later wish to sign up again, you can do so by creating a new subscription but your cancelled account will no longer be available.