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"Just joined, am a beginner and am hooked. Your philosophy on "output" makes so much sense and has me looking forward to practicing every day! I put on a jamtrack from the Jukebox and just go. I'm already making music and playing on a level I didn't expect to achieve so quickly. Cheers from the UK!"Brian Lafora - Member since 2018
"Hate to admit it, but I thought YouTube would be my "teacher". I found some good info but also some very misleading and poor teaching that started to give me bad habits. Decided to give Guitopia a try since I saw Dave on tour with Vai. I've learned more in a month from Dave than years on my own. Thank you!"Jesse F. - Member since 2016
"I joined Guitopia almost 2 years ago. Dave's approach is like having a personal teacher! He has a great way of explaining things that I didn't understand before. The best part, he takes the time out to talk with his Members. Highly recommended!!"James Kapherr - Member since 2016
"I've tried so many guitar education sites. Most are focused on just learning cover songs, but I wanted to know what I'm actually doing so I can create MY own music. Guitopia has helped from day one. I can't thank you enough for this resource! I'm a player now, not just someone who recites someone else's creativity!"Scott P. - Member since 2015
"I joined guitopia a couple of days ago. Jumped right in to my first exercise, season 11, 32 I think, string skipping, hybrid picking, legato, awesome! Pretty challenging. Exactly what I need to push my guitar playing forward!"Eric Tinn - Member since 2017
Started back in 2005 this massive, now archived library offers over 750 inspiring, music-output and usage-focused guitar lessons available to motivate you 24/7!
Over 450 professionally produced Jamtracks to help you implement what you’re learning in real-world, musical situations.
For Pro Members, this archived series contains exercises from Dave’s very own, results-proven practice regiment to help you discover what and how to practice to continue progressing your playing!
Our vast reference library of scale, chord and arpeggio charts.
Guitopia’s front to back, soup to nuts guitar course is currently in production. This will take you from day 1 of owning a guitar to professional level concepts!*
Mass repetition is the key to becoming proficient. The Woodshed is not only library of exercise videos, but more so your virtual practice partner to help keep practicing fun!*
This amazing feature is extremely helpful for learning each week’s lick/concept. Watch the notes come alive on a virtual fretboard as you see the tab scroll automatically as the video plays!
Join Dave for interactive live events** in our Live Stream room! Ask questions real-time and discuss everything from theory to techniques to gear and beyond!
Dave’s heading back on tour with the great, Steve Vai! Dave’s main content-sharing feature brings you behind the scenes footage and special, exclusive content.
The newsletter gives you info about each week’s episode, site updates and news, directly to your inbox!
"Guitopia supplies you all the tools, theory, chords, scales, & jam-tracks of all styles that sharpen your knowledge and skill sets. Add a touring musician who’s played with legendary musicians we’ve all admired whom he shares his experiences from the road. (“Experiences from the Road”) It’s personable as well. Packages affordable. No site comes close to all you get from Guitopia."Kevin Jerome - Member since 2015
"Been a Guitopia member from the beginning. Followed Riff of the Week for years. By far the best guitar education site I have ever experienced. Easy to understand the lessons and apply to my daily playing. I have improved so much thanks to this learning method."Bill Rexford - Member since 2015
"Guitopia is the best, Dave is the man, I’ve learned soooooo much. Best teacher ever!"Craig Clements - Member since 2015
"Guitopia's pedagogy is excellent, starting at a basic level and progressing to advanced. I'm enjoying it and I have a profession that takes me a long time (I'm shoulder surgeon), the ease of attending classes when I have free time is great. ??"Leonardo Martins Da Costa Rodrigues - Member since 2018
"I've been with Dave since the Riff Of The Week days and the launch of Guitopia just took what was already an amazing guitar resource to another level. Dave's approach on Guitopia offers something for everyone regardless of experience or level in a super easy to follow way. The site navigation is super easy and the price for the quality of what you get is worth every penny!!"Brian Jones - Member since 2015
*Lessons of the Week and Live Events happen mostly every week, excluding the last 2 weeks of the year and some schedule-conflicting events/holidays.
**Live Events occur for all members weekly (see * above). Some additional events occur for Pro members only. Essentials and Player members will not have access to those.
***Essentials members have access to the on-demand recording of the Live Event in the Live Event Archive UNTIL the next Live Event occurs (similar to the rotating, new jamtracks in the Essentials Jukebox). Then, Essentials members will have access to that new Live Event until the next occurs, etc.