Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What sets Way of the Guitar apart from other courses?

A: One of our greatest strengths lies in our six-week training cycles. These cycles cover a wide range of essential topics, including Scale & Interval Patterns, Triads, 7th Chord Arpeggios, Pentatonics & Hexatonics, Modes, and more. They are a game-changer, revolutionizing guitar-based musicianship across all 36 Major, Melodic Minor, & Harmonic Minor keys.

Q: I can't read standard notation. Is this site suitable for me?

A: Absolutely! While the training cycle PDFs contain standard notation, all courses are packed with detailed video demonstrations, TAB, and fretboard diagrams to ensure comprehensive understanding and learning.

Q: I'm a beginner. Will this site work for me?

A: Yes! If you're familiar with basic open-position major & minor chords, you're ready to embark on your journey with Way of the Guitar.

Q: I'm an advanced musician. Will the content be challenging enough for me?

A: Our courses offer a unique blend of thorough review and advanced concepts. Early videos provide a comprehensive refresher, while later chapters dive into more complex ideas. Additionally, the six-week training cycles are ideal for professionals seeking to maintain a high-level technique and harmonic vocabulary, regardless of style.

Q: It seems like Dan Cosley focuses on classical and jazz. Will this site benefit me if I play other genres?

A: Absolutely! Way of the Guitar is dedicated to mastering the fundamental building blocks of music. Our core curriculum focuses on harmony, ear-training, and improvisation, which are essential across all styles and genres.

Q: How long does it take to complete the courses?

A: Students typically take 6-12 months to absorb the video content. The courses culminate in a highly-organized six-week training system for ongoing practice. The training cycle PDFs provide a lifetime of study, but remember, learning music is a journey, and we're here to guide you toward musical fluency.

Q: Is there an optimal order to study the courses?

A: While each course can be approached individually, we recommend the following pedagogical sequence for an ideal learning experience: Scale & Interval Patterns, Triads, Pentatonics & Hexatonics, 7th Chord Arpeggios, 7th Chord Inversions, and Modes. However, many students have successfully completed courses out of sequence or studied multiple courses simultaneously, showcasing their creativity and adaptability.

Q: How can I stay motivated throughout the courses?

A: WOTG's certification process not only builds motivation but also assesses student achievement, providing a sense of accomplishment. It's perfect for goal-oriented learners or those seeking feedback and personalized guidance. Check out our certification process for more details.

Q: Can I download the course videos and PDFs?

A: While you can download the extensive PDF content for printing and offline practice, the videos are not downloadable and require an internet connection for viewing.

Q: What's included in the courses?

A: Our courses offer a comprehensive and interactive learning experience, including text explanations, scores with standard notation & TAB, fretboard diagrams, multi-tempo video demonstrations, practice audio & PDFs, guided improvisation videos, and public discussion forums. The video player even features a speed control option for convenient practice. Dan personally engages in discussions and clarifies any points of confusion.

Q: Do you offer a money-back guarantee?

A: Absolutely! We are confident that Way of the Guitar is the most comprehensive and organized resource for fretboard harmony study available online. If, for any reason, you're unhappy with your purchase, let us know within 7 days, and we'll provide a complete refund.