Finally! A guitar method for the rest of us.
Dear dedicated guitarist,
Playing guitar is one of life's greatest pleasures. And, it becomes more pleasurable
each time you learn something new. This is especially true when what once felt
extremely awkward to practice "suddenly" becomes second nature.
Each successful step you take boosts your confidence, and fuels your determination
to become the accomplished guitarist you know you can be.
The name of the game is to keep moving ahead–to keep advancing and to really
enjoy making new sounds with your guitar. But, what do you do when the thrills of
success don't come often enough...and feelings of frustration and impatience set in?
Perhaps just ease up a bit and simply enjoy what you already know–after all, you
took up playing guitar for its enjoyment. Nothing wrong with taking a break, but
eventually, your desire for greater expression drives you back to work–back to
learning whatever it is all those other, more advanced guitarists obviously know.
Have you ever wondered how your favorite guitarists view the Fretboard when they
play? It's amazing how their fingers move around, but how do they know where to
move them? It's clear, all guitarists have an inner guide that directs their fingers.
Think of it as a mental map they invisibly place on their Fretboards.
A mental map which includes such patterns as:
• Scales and Modes
• Intervals, Triads, and Arpeggios
You are building your own mental map as you learn and practice. But, no matter
how well you play now–you have a much greater untapped ability. And, it's
mainly a mental ability!
How can your fingers get that comfortable "second nature" feeling of playing all over the Fretboard...if you don't have a mental map helping you easily know where to go?! When
you gain that, you'll end the frustration of feeling lost, and begin the joy of traveling the
secret, colorful landscapes of your Fretboard.
If someone told you about an easy way to instantly expand your view of the Fretboard,
you'd want to know more about it. Every aspiring guitarist wishes for a way to make a
giant leap in the understanding of their craft–to avoid unnecessary time and struggle.
Now you can make that wish–and have it come true! There's an easy way to make
a huge leap, thanks to an innovative, visual approach to--instant Fretboard Knowledge.
"Allow me to introduce to you — The GuitarGrid Method..."
...a most unique guide to understanding your guitar. Over a year in
the making, The GuitarGrid Method is an integrated system, designed
to simplify what often becomes an unnecessarily complicated study.
Each lesson contains mainly pictures, with just enough descriptions
to highlight their meanings. The pictures are immediately playable,
allowing you to taste confident Fretboard navigation from the start.
"You'll enjoy a sudden advance toward your guitar Mastery."
...And that's a Guarantee! ...Something you'll know for sure the first time you play
while looking at a particular GuitarGrid. The pictures reveal the reality of your Fretboard in such simple ways...you'll quickly own the mental map of a much more experienced player.
And, practically overnight...you'll wield an unfair advantage over your fellow guitarists!
Here are a few of the things you'll learn:
• The one secret Fretboard insight that instantly clears your mind of unwanted
clutter and confusion–and prepares you for a mental map that makes sense.
• Why seemingly different Fretboard patterns and concepts are really just different
ways to approach the one pattern/concept used by The GuitarGrid Method.
• How to play Scales–starting at any point without even knowing note names.
• How to play the colorful Modes of Scales–just as easily as playing the Scales!
• How to easily, and accurately move from playing a few notes anywhere on your
Fretboard to anywhere else–beginning in any direction.
• How you can confidently improvise by yourself, and with other musicians. In short
how to see your way around the Fretboard in whatever creative ways you choose.
• To see lead notes in chords, and chords in lead notes–and to freely move back
and forth from playing one to the other.
• To shift a chord or pattern from one spot to another and know how it will sound.
• To apply Music Theory to your playing, even if the phrase "Music Theory" scares
you–and even if you have no idea what "Music Theory" means!
• A unique "Building Block" technique of playing that is just Plain Fun!!!
Consider some of the ways your playing will advance:
• Fretboard navigation–yours to command
• Cut years off learning
• Increased Creativity
• Improved song writing
• Establish your own style
• Figure out songs faster
• Play by ear more accurately
• Play chord-melody style
• Express your emotions–at will
Don't even try to simplify understanding your guitar
without viewing The GuitarGrid Method first!
This visual (simply look-and-play) approach to learning guitar is so direct, it easily
overcomes the most frustrating mental Fretboard roadblock–the one that most guitar
study methods consistently fail to even mention...let alone help you overcome!
The GuitarGrid Method adjusts and corrects your Fretboard vision–freeing your mind
to creatively explore your guitar for immediate enjoyment and rapid success.
After viewing The GuitarGrid Method lessons, you'll never have to stare unproductively
at your Fretboard again, trying to come up with ways to accelerate yourself musically.
Why? Because inside you'll find the exact knowledge all great guitarists are using as
the foundation for their excellence! All you need to do is open these lessons and follow
their easy step-by-step picture guides, and innovative tools your favorite players use.
And, never again will you wonder how to proceed toward your own musical excellence.
The GuitarGrid Method comes with this no-risk way to download it immediately, and
begin using its secrets Now.
The GuitarGrid™Method Guarantee:
– 45-Day Full Money-Back Guarantee if not satisfied –
As I promised earlier in this letter,
"You'll enjoy a sudden advance toward your guitar Mastery."
Give yourself 45 days, which should be way more than enough time to see how all
the lessons give you the big Fretboard picture. And, to know The GuitarGrid Method
is putting you years ahead of where you would have been without it!
The lessons also include–in specially enlarged for printing format–the 16 most important
visual guides of The GuitarGrid Method. Use these away from your computer, while you
play, and even while you're not playing, to speed the building of your "mental map".
One of these visual guides is the "Master GuitarGrid" that allows you to see everything covered in The GuitarGrid Method...in one amazing view!
The GuitarGrid Method lessons contain everything you need to swiftly gain the foundation
of all Fretboard advancement. To get yourself moving in a more productive direction...
To accelerate your guitar playing success...
Click the Order Button below and get your copy of The GuitarGrid Method.
Best Wishes for your advancement!,
P.S. I'd like to hear from you. Let me know how The GuitarGrid Method has
helped you or if I can assist you with any questions or concerns.
"If music be the food of love, play on..."
"Guitarists–Watch Your Fingers Play
Confidently Around The Fretboard While
You Decide What To Create Next!"
...and do it without reading music.
Copyright © 2002–2012 Bill Lints
Get ready to discover a new type of visual guitar instruction you can instantly "mentally apply" to your guitar fretboard. This simple "look and play" approach will have you playing around with guitar music theory, guitar scales, lead modes, triads, arpeggios, and much more--even if you don't know what these are now. And, you'll have all this guitar fretboard know-how ready to play...at a glance.
Questions About The GuitarGrid Method?
Mental Guitar Secret
Not Fretboard "Boxes"
Not the CAGED system
"I find your system better than the CAGED - it is more logical and I now have a better way to teach my son..." -John M.
"Guitar Grid provided what I've been missing for years. The logical progression of notes along a fret board. Once understood, the method enables you to play endless amounts of scales and progressions anywhere on the guitar." -John
"It's so easy to learn it's crazy. And, I knew it worked after I connected three different arpeggios of different tonalitys ( g-major to e-minor to c-major ) without even thinking, to create a melodic line, and was perfectly aware of what I was doing." -bass player
"The method is great, it takes the necessity of having to learn music theory out of playing the guitar. Now I can sit back and enjoy the instrument rather than struggle to understand where and why a progression goes from here." -Anonymous
"When the method is applied, those who can merely read a grid, become musicians." -Anonymous
"Cool concept for attaining intimacy with the fretboard. I do appreciate your making it available for a reasonable cost." -David
"be the guitar" -pimpin
"Bill, I've been playing for about 20 years w/o instruction. I've been playing pentatonics and barre chords since day one. I reached a point where I was fed up and wanted to take a new direction. I bought your method last week and have been pretty excited about it! I'm amazed at how I see pentatonics scales all of a sudden rather that boxes. This was a profound paradigm shift for me. Thanks," -Ron
"Hey man your stuff really helps, i tried really hard not to but i kinda rushed all the lessons... this stuff is the bomb, i just improved my own version of the Star Spangled Banner and just in time for a post song fill in my band's gig tomorrow night man, we got a big crowd, and im glad i got your help, thnx again man" -Miklos Semper Fi
"Hello Bill! I have been using your system for a week or so and all I can say is WOW! I struggled for 2 years trying to figure out how I was gonna learn all those scales in all the different modes and then POW!, your system comes along and I learned all my scales, modes, and pentatonic scales in ONE AFTERNOON! It is absolutely amazing, So simple... I have never seen the guitar so clearly! Thanks!" -Tom B.
"yeh my playin is really comein on cus of you" -jimbib
"Hi Bill, I wrote to you about a week ago regarding your Guitar Grid product. As you expressed curiousity of my feedback in the matter... My initial impression of your method was that it is a stroke of brilliance... Your descriptions of the mode "feels" is among the most useful that I've encountered... I enjoyed reading through your method, and I'm looking forward to future versions and updates. Regards," -Ilia
"Thank you. I'm already seeing a difference in my playing. You're a genius!" -Felix
"I only downloaded the software yesterday and I'm completely amazed! It's a fantastic system and it's really working for me. Kind regards," -Christina
"GuitarGrid Is Really amazing, and after only a few minutes of actually playing the guitargrid, i am amazing, thank you so much!!" -Adam Lorette
"I finally bought an instructional program that actually works, and works wonderfully! It took me five minutes to get results!" -Craig
"Really powerfull method. It reveals a hidden learning prospective, supplying you the inside fretboard reading keys and making your progress faster. Thank you Bill" -Antonio Senatore (Italy)
"I immediately saw the ease of the patterns from the Guitar Grid system. I knew the "caged" system but this makes the fret board come alive." -Anonymous
"This method is right on. I could never comprehend the fret board until I used this method. WOW , I just watch my fingers now and they know where to go. I have have impressed my self and that really say's it all. When someone say's you sound good that is a compliment. But when say that to your self, well I think you get the picture. Rock on and enjoy the gift of making music." -Symon
"Great stuff. Even an old guy(59) can understand. I've thrown out my other books and now I will play the Guitar. Your customer service is great. Thanks, Bill, for your work. From a customer for life. Bo in Zachary, La." -Bo Jenks
"Your system is as easy as sun in the summer time, very sweet." -Lance L.
"This is more of a visual way to approach scales. This unlocks the repeating pattern that every scale, chord, arpeggio etc.. contains. Learn the example shapes at first, it took me about 1 hour with guitargrid and I felt that I´d found a treasure, and i realized that if I dug even more then I would find another.. and another and another... This way of looking at the guitar gave me a new way to see things, instead of learning 7 different boxes for every scale in the world... you simply just figure out a small pattern that repeats itself and bang!!! Your mental map for each scale and arpeggio starts to take form in YOUR own way of seeing these little repeating patterns. ´" -Guitarist /Sweden
"Bill-- For a LONG time, I've "internalized" the typical guitar boxes, and improvised that way. When I started working your lessons, I wondered how I could put aside those visual patterns and do things differently. Surprisingly, the more I play off your ideas, the more changes I see. I'm also a writer of children's books (I just sold two picture-book bios of Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan), and am working now on a well-known jazz subject. Well, I've been listening to his work a lot, and when I went through your Triads lesson, remarkable things happened. Not only did I finally see how the triads move up and down the strings, but I started using those triad forms as jumping off points for playing. Everything suddenly had this lovely jazz feel, with improvisational ideas that seemed to come from nowhere. So, for what it's worth, shifting one's hearing habits--while working the Guitar Grid lessons--makes for unexpected and powerful results, too. very best, and thanks again," -GARY G.
"Wow, I never believe the comments on these websites, but this method works. I just played blues in B up and down the neck like a pro, top to bottom. I am blown away, no lie !" -Tom R
"This is without doubt, the finest program that I've seen. It's ashame that there isn't a video version. Incredible customer support! Thanks alot Bill. Let's Jam." -John Aff
"I have reviewed (and bought) a number of guitar courses, but nothing is like this! Bill has an amazing conceptional idea transformed to lessons. Any questions or advice are handled quickly and courteously. Get this! Money well spent!" -Dr T
"After a few days of practicing guitar grids, I am finding it much easier to pick up melodies and to write my own tunes. My mind works well with this method. There is no way I could have memorized the entire fretboard in the manner other people do. I am finding individual notes all over the neck instantly now. My scales and pentatonics have improved greatly. This was the missing link that other lessons had missed in my opinion. I can see how it would work for any level player. Planning on ordering part II very soon." -Doug Sullivan
"I am still impressed with the guitar grid method after first purchasing it several years ago. I continue to revisit it reaping rewards in my playing each time. On the side, i am impressed with customer service as Mr Lints re-sent me the download after i initially lost the files when switching from PC to Mac after a couple of years of first purchasing. I was greatly appreciative and mention this method with heart-felt sincerity to all who may benefit." -Glen Sorrentino
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First off let me say that after 20 years of a lot of confusion and very little playing....this is an awesome system you created here. My 12 year old nephew is already understanding it. Myself, I'm excited to pick up the guitar after work every day again. Thanks alot!!!!
Just a quick note to thank you for the amazing work you have done creating
the GuitarGrid method. I ordered it almost a year ago and it has been the
best money I have ever spent to improve my guitar skills. Your unique way
of looking at the fretboard has unlocked infinite possibilties and I now find
myself flying all over the neck of my instrument. I have been playing guitar
for over 15 years, and I believe I have improved more in the past year than I
have in the all the previous time combined. Thanks again, and thanks for the
new lesson [in the Members' area].
-Steve from Newfoundland
You've heard it before, but - WOW! My understanding of the fretboard has greatly expanded in just a couple of days with the GuitarGrid Method! I'm a self taught player of 6 years and was pretty comfortable with pentatonic scales, knowing a few boxes and a sliding scale that allows me to climb the neck. But there were a lot of areas of the neck that I just couldn't play on well. It's like a light has been suddenly shone on my fretboard! After an hour or so of skimming through the program, I saw your comparison of grids and pentatonic boxes. CLICK! I am way "out of the box" now! I have always looked for and used some "logical" fretboard patterns, because they have always helped me a LOT. GuitarGrids are THE Ultimate Logical Pattern that explains ALL the other patterns! I wish I'd had this 6 years ago! I would be a MUCH more advanced player than I am now. I can't recommend this method enough.
-Houston Blues Guy
I already posted a comment on your website about your method, but thought I would drop you a personal note about it. This system is really amazing, and I continue to have what someone else called "scary" fretboard insights. All the bits and pieces I had learned before are all falling RAPIDLY into place, even though I JUST STARTED with it! I know a lot of guitar players that will be hearing about it/purchasing it. I have always tried to help other players on their journey when I can, but I'll tell you I was VERY tempted to keep this knowledge a secret because it is SO powerful!
However I can't do it to them, and you definatly deserve the $$$ for saving people like me YEARS of study. Anyway, I have a couple of friends that don't have computers and I might soon be purchasing at least one more copy (for them).
P.S. You can edit and post this in your comments if you want to, and if you want further posts of praise I will be glad to oblige, I love talking about it!
-Brian G. (A Houston Bluesguy)
OK, I have read the whole book a couple of times and I'm blown away.
You know, I spent a lot of time learning the 5 basic pentatonic patterns of
the CAGED system (and never was able to REALLY memorize the 5
major scale patterns). With guitargrid, I can play major and pentatonic
patterns all over the fretboard...and it took me just a few minutes. This
really is amazing. In fact, the guitar fretboard makes so much sense to
me now it's scaring me. It's so amazing to see that first grid... It's a weird
experience! The horizontal (and "overall") pattern in your system is very
cool, and extremely easy. ...it's very simple and profound. ...your discussion
of modes was great. Best explanation I've ever seen anywhere.
Thanks again! -Tim C.
Thank you for making such a useful and concise learning tool.
-grateful student, Nathan Pierce
WOW! I am only an hour into your concept and it is opening many doors of
comprehension. I have been playing guitar for about three years and taking
lessons for a little over one year to try to learn "music theory". Changing
modes and memorizing the scales has been within my reach but not totally
within my grasp. Within only a few minutes, still on your first page, it all
came together, the missing link turned on the light. I know that I have only
scratched the surface of your method but I can say that after buying and
studying countless books on guitar and music theory, this method and concept is brilliant. Thanks. -Howard Smith
I purchased your guitar grid book yesterday and it immediately helped me understand the guitar better. I’ve played piano my entire life and only took up the guitar a couple of years ago. When I play piano I have an intuitive sense of scales and my fingers seem to “know” where to go. I was struggling with developing this sort of sense with the guitar and though I’d memorized the 5 pentatonic patterns per my instructor I wasn’t able to link between them easily and would often get stuck in one pattern or another when trying to improvise.
Within a hour or so of studying your method I had vastly improved my ability
to improvise all over the fretboard and really feel like this helped me break through to a new plateau in my guitar-playing ability.
Thank you for your innovative and helpful book.
-Steve, Livermore, CA
Subject: Thanks for this incredible tool (Guitar Grid)
Just wanted to send you a personal thank you for publishing the Guitar Grid
- where were you when I was 12? (LOL). You've greatly advanced and
simplified my grasp of chord theory on the guitar, which I've struggled with
for years, as well as helping me understand modes and other musical theory
as it pertains to the guitar. Also, your "booster" site is also a great expansion on the grid and worth a look for anyone who purchases the grid.
I hope you'll continue to add to the "booster" site and expand on your grid
Best $ I ever spent on the 'web! Thanks again (and feel free to use this as
a recommendation on your site, if you'd like)
'-Screamin' Mimi AKA 'The Blister Sister'
You have the best system out there! I have been playing guitar for 13 years. I have played in multiple bands, have some recordings in, and have now been teaching guitar for 3 years. Never has there been a system that has made it all so clear. I have gone through the CAGED method, but yours is simply the best! Thank you!
Thanks for the book and your webite articles in the members area are enlightening!
Subject: Finally, a method that really works!
My guitar was totally neglected until the GuitarGrid Method...now I can't put the guitar down...it all makes perfect sense. What is really exciting to me is the fact that this method encourages exploration, experimentation and creativity; it gives you the facts then the theory is at your command to actually make music.
Thank you sooo much! (and my guitar thanks you!)
-Deborah -- a grateful gridtarist
Subject: Long thanks...
I had been a guitar “player” for about 20 years (ironic quotes intentional), but, let’s be honest, after all that time (and quite a few lessons) I still felt like an imposter – someone who knew a few chords and scales, but would dread the thought of having someone suggest playing outside of a basic pentatonic scale (“oh please, oh please, can we play it in A minor”) or that wasn’t tabbed in front of me – I simply had no clue.
I’ve tried a number of the books and “logic” systems, but all of them left me in pretty much the same boat – confused and, basically, unsure of what I was playing. I was simply in awe of people who could play anywhere on the neck and somehow “magically” know where the notes were. I would think ‘How the hell do they do that?’ My memory is just not that good!’ Then when you threw in key changes I pretty much figured that, given my poor memory, my playing would be relegated to tab music for the rest of my life.
So, I was understandably a bit (ok, a lot) wary of yet another “easy” guitar method. But your approach (and the comments) sounded unique, so I just went ahead and bought it.
At first I tried it a bit here and there and liked it, but because I didn’t really understand it, I still saw it as another pentatonic-based system that would leave me about where I was before.
It wasn’t until I really focused on it and practiced that the incredible power of the method showed itself. In just a couple of days something just clicked and I found I had began to actually understand the guitar neck. Whereas previously I would have to really think about even the basic scales before I could play (and using a mode was at best a guess at the notes) I found that now I could not only easily find scales, but the modes within scales as well, and intuitively link them up and down the neck with ease.
Having now spent about 3 weeks focused on it, I can confidently say that I now KNOW where the notes are. Given a key I can instantly find all the related scales (pentatonic and diatonic), play every mode within that scale, build chords off any note, and do so on the fly and in any location on the neck I choose! Through the Guitar Grid method I have gone from a hack amateur never having a clue as to what notes to play to stay in the same key, to a hack amateur never playing a note outside the key – my fingers now know where to play – it’s almost as if they can’t play the wrong notes! As others have said, it’s kind of scary…
Because of this, my playing has improved a thousand fold and, more importantly, my enjoyment of the guitar has grown immeasurably (I mean, how many times can you play Sweet Home Alabama or Dream On before you are REALLY sick of them???). I now pick up the guitar every moment I can – it’s the first thing I do in the AM and the last thing before I go to bed – and am playing things using my own ideas, not constantly trying to copy someone else’s. By using the Guitar Grid I am now able to jam and solo with complete confidence, allowing my brain to focus on what I want to say with the guitar, rather than trying to figure out where the next note I want is located.
I would tell anyone – if you want to play the guitar, this is the place to start. Period. Guitar Grid will allow you to play (and more importantly UNDERSTAND) the guitar faster than any other method I have ever seen. For those who have spent a few years struggling with other methods on their own, you will find that it will allow you to combine everything you have learned previously, pull it together logically and put it into actual use with an ease not seen in other methods. For those taking lessons, it will allow you to stop wasting your valuable lesson time trying to find the right notes and instead spend it on the reason you hired your teacher to begin with – to tap into their knowledge of playing music.
So, Bill, this is a rather long-winded way of saying ‘Thanks’! I am someone who has dreamed of being a musician for years, and you have made it a reality.
As impressed as I am with the grid (and I am),I am even more impressed with the way you run your business! After I lost the grid when my computer crashed,I offered to re purchase the grid.You sent it free of charge.After I failed to download it fast enough;you re-sent it.Then you followed it up with a note to make sure that the download was successful.Very impressive! I can't recommend your product or you highly enough.
Thank-you for all your effort,
(By the way, I got it!)
I just bought your method and I've got to say it is amazing. I've been tinkering with guitar on & off for 15 years but still couldn't really find my way around the fretboard beyond first position. After a couple hours I finally "see" the pattern and all my other skills i've learned are coming together. The creativity this method opens up feels so awesome, it's exploding!!
Thanks very much. Money well spent.
I've been playing so long that my fingers sort of know where they want to go
without thinking too much but I LOVE your system. I'm a guitar method
junkie and I had to get yours. I can see where it's going to bring me to a
whole other level. (And I was getting pretty happy about where I was
By the way, about my comments for your site, here are two more you can use.
"One half hour guitar lesson is about the price of this book and this book has the equivalent of many many lessons."
"The chapter on tension/resolution alone, available as a GuitarGrid Insight Booster is worth the ticket price. It clearly explains this topic, an explanation I've been looking for for years."
I have to say that the single thing that has helped me translate my love for lead guitar riffs and lead-fills has been the "guitar grid". I have learned to smoothly transition between pentatonic scales and regular scales because of the guitar grid. I almost never lose position. The best learning guitar tool I've ever seen for lead guitar!
30 yr. worship rhythm guitarist
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