Lean how to play thousands of popular songs...

With only a handful of chords and strum patterns.


What's this course all about?


You'll get access to the step by step lessons that teach you 18 chords and 3 strum patterns in extreme detail, which will unlock thousands of popular songs to you.
Many years of trial and error have gone into the selection of this material, which is designed to give you the most playability with the least amount of effort. You can then apply the skills you learn in the lessons to play every beginner level song in the song library.
You will also learn valuable and efficient practice techniques that will help you play clean sounding chords and make quick, seamless transitions. As well as techniques to get you strumming successfully. Many of the lessons come with practice worksheets for practicing on the go.

1. Course Overview
2. Guitar Anatomy
3. Tuning Your Guitar
1. G Chord Family
2. Driving Strum Pattern
3. New Song in G
4. E Chord Family
5. Folk Strum Pattern
6. New Song in E
7. C Chord Family
8. Swing Strum Pattern
9. New Song in C
1. Transposing
2. Simplifying Songs
3. Changing Strings

Live Class Example


Once a month, you'll have access to a live class, where you'll join other students with Jonathan Reaux, for a time of questions and answers. You'll get to demonstrate your struggles on camera and get live personal feedback to help you move forward.

The only downside to most online learning experiences is the lack of accountability and personal connection. These regular live classes along with the Private Facebook Group are designed to solve that problem, and to give you the motivation and encouragement you need to reach your guitar playing goals.


With your purchase of the course, you'll gain access to our private Facebook group, where you can:

  • Post your questions and get feedback.
  • Post video recordings of your progress for more detailed critiques.
  • Learn from other student's questions and comments.
  • Give encouragement and motivation to other students.


Or I'll give your money back!



"I am 67 years old and recently retired and I have always wanted to learn how to play the guitar. I ran across Jonathan's course and it's just been a wonderful experience for me.

The course name "Simplified Guitar Beginner Course" is the perfect name, because Jonathan simplifies the chords so that you have the minimum amount of movement with your fretting hand, which I really need because I have arthritis. It allowed me as a beginner to play songs much more quickly.

What I really loved about this course the most was the personal interaction (through the private Facebook group). You can post questions and get feedback. You get to meet new people, and most of them are in the same stage of learning as you. It made my learning experience so much more enjoyable and successful.

I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn the guitar from their home at their own pace."
Ann Hepner

"I started taking private guitar lessons for a little over a year. Eventually I got overwhelmed and into a rut. I felt as if my personal instructor seemed to be bored or lost patience with me, making me grow very frustrated.

About a month after I quit my personal lessons I started Jonathan's "Simplified Guitar Beginner Course". Now, I have a better understanding of each different chord. I enjoy learning guitar at my own pace and am having a lot of fun doing so – Thanks Jonathan!!!!"Richard Mathers

"This is an excellent way for a new guitarist to learn and get started playing songs."Scott Stroup
"I'm in my 30's with 4 kids and I work part time. I've always wanted to learn the guitar but I didn't have a whole lot of time to spend on it. I needed something more flexible than private lessons. Something I could do on my own after I put the kids to bed.

So I decided to take Jonathan's "Simplified Guitar Beginner Course", and I've found that it really does live up to its name. It simplified the chords and the strum patterns, the lessons are easy to follow and are well explained.

You can post things in the Facebook group for feedback. You can learn from other's comments and questions as well. It's very encouraging to learn along with others.

Overall, this course has given me confidence and helped me not be discouraged. I recommend this course and I believe you will not be dissapointed."Jill Millet

"If you are just starting to play guitar this is the place for you. I highly recommend this course to young and old."Ron Jordan


Hi, I'm Jonathan. I've been playing the guitar now for over 15 years. I've had the opportunity to compete in Nashville for a songwriters competition, I've had originals on the radio, and I'm currently the music director of my local church. Looking back on my experiences with the guitar, I realize that I've learned a lot of things the hard way. This realization prompted the creation of this course. I want to inform the world of aspiring guitarists that playing the guitar doesn't have to be an insurmountable challenge.


How much does the course cost?

No monthly payments or hidden fees. Just a one time payment of $49 and you gain lifetime access to all of the features listed above. That's the same price as a 1 hour private lesson!

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. With that being said, you will be given a recommended practice schedule which would take you through all of the lesson material in 9 weeks. However, following it is completely optional.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course and all of its features listed above for as long as you like.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied, contact us within the first 30 days of your purchase and we will give you a full refund.