We created a curriculum where every lesson is a new song, and a song you want to play! You learn all the necessary skills like scales and chord shapes inside songs by Taylor Swift, Blink-182, The Rolling Stones, and many more.View our song-based curriculum
Pickup Guitar Club is about picking up that guitar that's been lying around and learning to play. That means we work with any guitar! Acoustic or electric, we've got you covered. Acoustics work with your built in mic, and electrics work with a very simple $5 cable. It's about getting started now, no more investment needed.
The fun side to learning.
Leading edge note-recognition and an all-star setlist ensure
you play every note of your favorite songs.
Our unique note-recognition lights up every note you hit. The song will pick up as you play better, and guide you if you have trouble. Nothing ignites drive more than knowing you’re succeeding.
Forget boring lessons. We challenge you to learn by playing the intro to songs or the solo to a famous jam. You’re still going to learn the lessons, but it’s way more fun this way.
Remind yourself how far you’ve come. We show you your progress every step of the way. Every note earns points, and some give you achievements! Compete with your friends and yourself to hit new goals.
Co-founder Brian started playing guitar when he was only 12 years old. Rather than take traditional and expensive lessons, Brian taught himself through a unique set of songs. In only a few weeks he was playing well and formed a band.
Jack and Brian met their first day of high school at Cross Country practice. During practice they found they shared the same passion for music and began playing local shows and teaching music to others. As they entered their sophomore year, they had an idea to teach music in a new way.
While teaching guitar, Jack and Brian had an idea - to build an actual game that would allow anyone to learn guitar by playing fun and popular songs. Everyone they taught always excelled by learning songs because they enjoyed the practice. Jack developed a note-recogntition algorithm that could listen to a guitar and correct mistakes. The idea took off.
With the software working and a definied song-based curriculum, Jack and Brian took to Kickstarter. The idea quickly became one of the top projects on the site and was funded over 162% earning Jack and Brian a cool pile of cash to start building the product.
With funding locked down, Jack and Brian began development - working for over 14 months on building, testing, and iterating design. They worked with a large group of testers for over 6 months to ensure a fun and easy progression. Their product today has proved tried and true as the most intuitive and enjoyable method of learning guitar.
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