what and how to practice?
period for new members?
recording industry professional?
"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
(click the “Learn More” buttons to watch a brief video explaining each feature)
With the Lesson of the Week, you’ll see a new guitar lesson video every single Wednesday! This series is the unique, missing link in the guitar-education process and shows you a weekly example of how to actually use what you’re learning!
Started back in 2005, this massive library offers over 600 inspiring guitar lessons available to motivate you 24/7!
Over 290 professionally produced Jamtracks; recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave himself, to help you implement what you’re learning in real-world, musical situations, 24/7!
For Pro Members, an extra, 6-video series released each month. This 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!
As often as possible, we get the top industry pros to share exclusive tricks, tips, insight and advice. Learn from Steve Vai, Tom Quayle, Doug Rappoport, Andy Wood, Brian Baggett and more!
Guitopia’s front to back, soup to nuts guitar course. 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 new 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 a weekly** live, video chat in our Live Stream room! Ask questions real-time and discuss everything from theory to techniques to gear and beyond! Dave’s often joined by special guests such as Brian Wampler from Wampler Pedals, Blues-rock master Doug Rappoport and Jazz/Metal shred king, Emil Werstler to name a few!
"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
Are you tired of learning from unqualified youtube “teachers”?? Rest assured! Actual industry professional, real-world, experience-driven information is what is served here. Dave Weiner, founder and host of Guitopia, has experience in abundance. Here are some quick stats on who you’re learning from:
"Guitopia is the only guitar instruction site that I've found that's worth paying for. The Guitar Path has helped me learn a great deal. Woodshed practice with Dave in videos has motivated me along. Custom jamtracks are like nothing else I know of. Dave's style as a teacher encourages me to pick up the guitar. His volume of knowledge, technique, and style are both inspirational and educational. Can't recommend Guitopia enough."Corwin Ogilvie - Member since 2016
"Getting Guitopia gets you greater on Guitar. Guitopia has the Greatest Gathering of Groovy Jams in every Genre, (and for any guitar Generation) in Guitopia’s jam track jukebox. Additionally, a gargantuan video library of high quality guitar greatness. Guitopia gathers our glorious guitar community for gigantic weekly live chats of gear, gain, guitars and genius guidance and generosity! ?"Tom Atkins - Member since 2015
"I can wholeheartedly recommend Dave Weiner's Guitopia site. Dave is both an exceptional player and teacher, which I find is a rare combination. Dave has an uncanny ability to deliver a recorded lesson that makes you feel like it's live and you're in the same room (only you have the benefit of pausing and rewinding). You can dip a toe in for $4 a month, or upgrade to the Pro level for $20, and shift up or down, or quit, at any time. If you're looking to maximize your commitment and stay motivated to learn and improve, you'd be hard pressed to find a better option for your money and time."Aqui Ordine - Member since 2016
"Dave has a way of relating a lesson that doesn't just teach you a mode, scale, or pattern, but it actually changes the way you perceive your playing, and changes what you do for the better. Old solos become new again, and boring pattern based riffs turn into inspired phrases that stick in your head. He answers questions and comments personally, and is engaged with his student base. I value Dave a great deal, even when my schedule doesnt permit me to delve deeply into the lesson, I pay close attention for the reasons I listed above. He's a master teacher, and one heck of a good person. I can't give a better testimonial than that."Timothy Taylor - Member since 2017
"To put it simply, I've been playing for over 30 years but was always rubbish at motivating myself to properly learn the techniques and theory required to make my playing sound interesting... the gradual learning process journey I've undertaken under Dave's guidance has made me an infinitely better and more musical guitarist!"Jason Wilding - Member since 2016
*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.