How to Get My Instructional PDFs & Song Sheets
Guitar can be complicated to learn! While my free video lessons will get you started in learning songs or techniques, I believe there is immense value in print-friendly diagrams that you can reference alongside my video lessons. I take great pride in creating diagrams to explain the concepts behind strumming patterns, fretboard & chord charts, scales, tablature, and more.
I offer two types of premium printable content:
Instructional PDFs (non-songs)
Approximately half my video lessons teach general guitar techniques: tips, quick riffs & exercises, practical music theory, and more. These are meant to get you up-to-speed with universal concepts used in countless songs. With each of these instructional videos, I make a PDF to accompany the video lesson. Each PDF is print-friendly, and typically between 2 and 5 pages. Here’s what they look like (showing the first page only):
Want full access to my library of instructional (non-song) PDFs?
Interested in a free sample? Here’s some of my instructional PDFs available at no charge:
- Travis Picking vs. Traditional Fingerstyle (tips & techniques)
- Essential Mods for the A-major chord (tips & techniques)
- Fingerstyle Walkdown exercise, Key of C (warm up exercise)
- "Happy Birthday" triad exercise, Key of G (warm up exercise)
- Blank guitar tab templates
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Song sheet music (licensed, for purchase only)
✨ Patreon supporters save 50% on each purchase!
For my full song video lessons, I create print-friendly sheet music to accompany the tutorial. These song sheets are available for purchase through Musicnotes.com, who provides licensing for each arrangement – here’s how to buy them. Patreon supporters save 50% on each purchase with a discount code available I publish each month. Each sheet music arrangement is print-friendly, and typically between 2 and 5 pages. They’re priced between $3 and $5 (before Patreon discount). Here’s what they look like (showing the first page only):
Want to browse all my song lessons with sheet music? View them here »
Note: as of April 2021, song sheets aren’t downloadable directly via Patreon anymore because of copyright reasons – learn more here. My song sheets are now properly licensed and 100% legal, ensuring the publishers and songwriters are getting their fair share.
Patreon is the best way to support me and my lessons!
Many folks have asked what’s the best way to support me and this project – and the answer: become a member on Patreon. The cost is $3 per month (cancel anytime) or via annual pledge (save ~15%) – most of which goes directly to me. These lessons are a labor of love, but make no mistake – they take a lot of work to create! It’s my dream to one day work on this project full time – and the key to making that happen is your support.
What happens after signing up on Patreon
The membership perks become available to you immediately!
- You get immediate access to a 50%-off discount code for my licensed song sheet music arrangements (available on Musicnotes.com)
- You have immediate access to all of my Patreon posts, where the instructional PDFs can be downloaded (warm-up riffs, tips & techniques, music theory, etc)
- You get an email each time I create a new lesson (1-2 times per week), with a link to any instructional PDFs
- You can participate in the Patreon community! Comment on my posts, send in lesson requests, send me direct messages, etc.
Whether you join as a monthly or annual member, your first payment happens at the time of signup. If you join on a monthly plan, your next pledge will be charged on the 1st of the following month (no matter which day of the month you originally signed up on).
You can cancel Patreon anytime
Seriously, it’s dead simple – with just a few clicks you can end your membership if for whatever reason you’re no longer able or interested providing ongoing thanks & support. You can keep any of the instructional PDFs you’ve downloaded.
Obviously, I hope you stick around! Even if you’re not active with your guitar playing, even the few bucks a month of ongoing support is incredibly helpful to me. Thank you so much!
What members are saying
You have the very best tabs on the net! Easy to follow, logically designed, complete with all information. That's why I'm a supporter!
Thank you David for the most excellent guitar lessons. I am getting old now and my guitar is a new and awesome instrument that gives me peace in our troubled world. Your contribution and dedication to your lessons provides me with hours of learning in an easy fun style. I am blessed to have been able to support you on Patreon and have access to everything you put out there.
I've seen more guitar instructional videos on the web than I can count but but no one does a better job of explaining and simplifying a song as you do, with the added bonus of a downloadable PDFs. I just got back into playing acoustic guitar last year after a hiatus of too many decades. Keep up the good work you do for all us beginners, re-beginners and not so beginners.
Thank you 🙏 you are a wonderful teacher as well as a fabulous musician not often do you get both in the same package.
I have just picked up the guitar after 30 years of saying 'I would love to learn that'. Out of all the lessons I have come across online yours are the best. You have a way of making the song sound close to the original and making it pretty easy to learn as a beginner to learn. I could not keep watching the lessons without donating something because learning the guitar takes time and devotion. You deserve to get something back for all you put in. I have subscribed to your channel, and I have never subscribed to anything online. I wish you all the best and hope you have continued success.
I enjoy your lessons and teaching style. They are practical and I love that you break things down in an easy to understand way. Also your lessons are fun! :) I'm a happy supporter and thank you for providing great service and your musical gift.
I’ve tinkered with the guitar since I was a teenager but never really committed to practicing it. I could never find the passion or the structure from a teacher to keep me at it. I have a full time job and kids...and life is busy. Almost two years ago, I broke my ankle playing baseball and dusted off the guitar. I stumbled across your lesson Say It Ain’t So by Weezer. I was completely sold. I decided to become a patreon supporter of yours. Tonight, I was just completely compelled to send you a message. Your lessons, teaching, PDF’s...you name it...Are pure quality. You come across as passionate about your work and it truly makes a difference. Anyway. I hope you and your family are staying healthy and safe during these times. I wish you all best. Thank you for the lessons and I also hope that your site becomes so successful that you can just do this full time. No response necessary. Just reaching out to say I wish lots of good karma to go your way! Cheers!
You are such an amazing teacher! You describe steps in detail that is so necessary for beginners like me. Thank you for all that you do!
Man, you're the best out there and the way you break things down with printables along with the different camera angles helps me in ways I can't put into words. It's truly a pleasure to be a Patreon supporter of yours!
You are the very best on the web for teaching how to play a particular song down to the details that deliver a truly professional sounding version. I love it!
Ready to take your playing to the next level?
Become a member on Patreon – it’s as little as $3! The content you’ll unlock will go miles in helping your guitar playing improve. Thanks so much for your support – it helps make these lessons possible!
Don’t want to pay? I make plenty of free content!
- 375+ video lessons on YouTube, with new ones added each week! Subscribe to my YouTube channel here. This includes song lessons, in addition to general instructional videos (guitar techniques, quick riffs, music theory, etc).
- I send out a email newsletter every 1-2 weeks, keeping you in the loop with my latest lessons. Sign up for my email newsletter here, it’s free – and is the best way to stay in the loop.
- This website! No login required. Search all my lessons, use my FretMonster web tool, and view notes & tabs for all of my non-song lessons.
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If this and my other lessons have proven helpful to you, please consider making a one-time donation to my tip jar. Contributions of any amount help make this project possible (including the many, many hours I put into it).
You can also support me on Patreon. For only $3/month you'll get access to a print-friendly PDF of my notes for each lesson.
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Be sure to never miss a lesson by subscribing on YouTube. I put out 2-3 new videos every week. These include full song lessons, as well as covers, practice tips, behind-the-scenes updates. Thanks!