A lot of guitarists don’t fully understand the logic of the fretboard.

I help them gain complete clarity of music theory on the guitar so they can express themselves more freely.

Start your journey of having more creative control over music today.

Introducing

Chords on Command

by Jared Borkowski

The ultimate and most practical way to learn guitar chord theory and map out the fretboard

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Theory is so often taught without an exciting goal, a clear end-point, or a specific skill you can walk away with feeling good about. Not this time.

No more Googling. No more guessing.

 

Chords on Command is a complete program for learning how to analyze or create any possible chord on the guitar, from scratch, anywhere on the fretboard.

 

It's theory with an exciting and practical purpose that anyone can learn.
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Crack the code to chords. All of them.

Identify or create any chord

You'll be able to identify, or design from scratch, literally any chord, anywhere on the guitar, no matter how advanced or complicated

No more looking up chord shapes

You'll never have to look up how to play any chord ever again

Understand complex chord labels

You'll know all the proper naming and labeling conventions for all chords, simple or complicated

Be an asset to other musicians

If a friend or bandmate asks you what any chord is you'll know the answer or be able to figure it out quickly

About Chords on Command

Chords on Command is a comprehensive guide to how chords are made on the guitar. It's a proven, transformative, and hands-on system for gaining a complete understanding of chord structure. By combining foundational music theory and the logic of the fretboard you'll learn how to identify—or design from scratch—literally any chord, in multiple places all over the guitar, no matter how advanced or complicated.

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Course Curriculum (CORE Package)

Welcome & Introduction

1 welcome video + e-book download

  • VIDEO: Welcome to the next level of your musicianship (How to get the most out of this course)
  • BONUS RESOURCE: Awesome supplementary booklet (Crystal clear exercise checklist)

Module 1

Building Your Mental Guitar Map & Theory Foundation

6 video lessons + practice checklist

  • Lesson 1.1 - Learn the must-know foundation of all music theory and how to use it
  • Lesson 1.2 - Unlocking the logic of the fretboard with a single interval shape
  • Lesson 1.3 - Clearing up the most confusing area on the guitar
  • Lesson 1.4 - Fretboard map manipulation (Completing your picture of the fretboard with chromatic notes)
  • Lesson 1.5 - Mastering interval alchemy (Internalizing the raw ingredients for any chord)
  • Lesson 1.6 - Demystifying compound intervals vs chord extensions
  • Crystal clear practice checklist for module 1 exercises

Module 2

Complete Chord Knowledge Study Guide

4 video lessons + chord spelling list & practice checklist

  • Lesson 2.1 - Minimal memorization: Drilling only the necessary components for theory mastery
  • Lesson 2.2 - Chord spelling prerequisites & proper chord nomenclature
  • Lesson 2.3 - Chord spelling list walkthrough (Breaking down the nuts & bolts of EVERY chord)
  • Lesson 2-4: Start where you are, go anywhere: the power of chord shape templates
  • The ultimate chord spelling list resource
  • Crystal clear practice checklist for module 2 exercises

Module 3

Analyzing & Identifying ANY Chord Shape

5 video lessons + practice checklist

  • Lesson 3.1 - The fail-proof procedure for analyzing any chord shape
  • Lesson 3.2 - Analyzing the anatomy of familiar, simple chord shapes
  • Lesson 3.3 - Analyzing the anatomy of unfamiliar, complex chord shapes
  • Lesson 3.4 - What to do about chord shapes with multiple identities (This is one of my favorite concepts)
  • Lesson 3.5 - Putting your skills to the test with a fun, simple exercise
  • Crystal clear practice checklist for module 3 exercises

Module 4

Creating ANY Chord from Scratch

4 videos + practice checklist

  • Lesson 4.1 - Shape-finding trick: How to multiply any chord shape with the most crucial interval
  • Lesson 4.2 - The fail-proof procedure for creating any chord out of thin air
  • Lesson 4.3 - No more getting stumped when looking up songs online or using song books
  • Lesson 4.4 - What about jazz? Confidently conjure any complex chord from a jazz lead sheet
  • Crystal clear practice checklist for module 4 exercises

Final Core Module

Closing remarks video + full slides download option

  • Closing remarks video (Watch this before you go!)
  • BONUS RESOURCE: Full course slides download
Hear what students are saying about Chords on Command

 

Chords on Command PLUS Package

Includes everything from the CORE package plus:

Beyond the Theory (a technique course)

Making sure your chord-theory knowledge actually sounds good

10 high quality video lessons designed to make you sound better

  • Lesson 1 - Welcome, and get ready to sound better
  • Lesson 2 - The ultimate secret to good technique & sounding professional
  • Lesson 3 - Two foundational technique exercises (These aren’t what you think they might be)
  • Lesson 4 - The most common technique mistakes & how to fix them
  • Lesson 5 - Technique truths - how to not get stuck
  • Lesson 6 - Ringing true: How to avoid muting notes (Even in barre chords)
  • Lesson 7 - Tone is where the heart is (Getting the right feel with the right hand)
  • Lesson 8 - Legit chord switching exercise (Smooth out the execution of every new chord shape you encounter)
  • Lesson 9 - The Secret Chord Technique of Solo Guitar Playing (This One is Completely Game Changing)
  • Lesson 10 - Important final technique reminders

Here's what Bavan, a student in Beyond the Theory, said about the course:

"It's one of the best investments I have ever made in my life. It's not just any ordinary technical course, it lays the foundation for learning any skill."
Want to buy the Beyond the Theory technique course on its own? You can do so here.

 

Chords on Command PREMIUM Package

Includes everything from the CORE and PLUS packages as well as:

Learning to Listen (a harmonic ear training course)

How to identify chords by ear, listen deeply, and connect theory to sound

8 high quality video lessons designed to open up your ears + exercise checklist download

  • Lesson 1 - Introduction to harmonic ear training (What to expect of your ears)
  • Lesson 2 - Splitting the stack: Hearing individual notes in a chord
  • Lesson 3 - Introducing chord tone gravity: Identifying chord tones by ear based on where they “want” to go
  • Lesson 4 - The rules of the game that will change how you hear music
  • Lesson 5 - Unlocking the ability to hear TWO-note structures
  • Lesson 6 - Unlocking the ability to hear THREE-note structures
  • Lesson 7 - Unlocking the ability to hear FOUR-note structures
  • Lesson 8 - Final ear training reminders
  • Resource Download - Crystal clear exercise booklet guaranteed to improve your musical ear
Want to buy the Learning to Listen harmonic ear training course on its own? You can do so here.

It would take dozens of sessions to learn this same information from me in private lessons.

At my standard rate of $100 per private lesson, that could add up to over $2000 to learn exactly what's in this course! 

But you can sign up for the course today and pay as little as $197.

THAT'S LESS THAN JUST TWO PRIVATE LESSONS! 

 

Select the version of Chords on Command that most aligns with your goals:

CORE

$197

The core curriculum

  • Instant access
  • Lifetime access
  • Building your mental guitar map & theory foundation module
  • Complete chord knowledge study guide module
  • Analyzing & identifying any chord shape module
  • Creating any chord from scratch module
  • Printable supplementary e-book
  • ADDITIONAL TECHNIQUE COURSE: Technique course on making sure your chord-theory knowledge actually sounds good on the guitar
  • ADDITIONAL EAR TRAINING COURSE: Harmonic ear training course on how to practice identifying chords by ear & uncovering what you couldn't hear before (this is your long-term harmonic ear training road map)
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PLUS

$297

+ technique bonus-course

  • Instant access 
  • Lifetime access
  • Building your mental guitar map & theory foundation module
  • Complete chord knowledge study guide module
  • Analyzing & identifying any chord shape module
  • Creating any chord from scratch module
  • Printable supplementary e-book
  • ADDITIONAL TECHNIQUE COURSE: Technique course on making sure your chord-theory knowledge actually sounds good on the guitar
  • ADDITIONAL EAR TRAINING COURSE: Harmonic ear training course on how to practice identifying chords by ear & uncovering what you couldn't hear before (this is your long-term harmonic ear training road map)
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PREMIUM

$397

+ harmonic ear training bonus-course

  • Instant access 
  • Lifetime access
  • Building your mental guitar map & theory foundation module
  • Complete chord knowledge study guide module
  • Analyzing & identifying any chord shape module
  • Creating any chord from scratch module
  • Printable supplementary e-book
  • ADDITIONAL TECHNIQUE COURSE: Technique course on making sure your chord-theory knowledge actually sounds good on the guitar
  • ADDITIONAL EAR TRAINING COURSE: Harmonic ear training course on how to practice identifying chords by ear & uncovering what you couldn't hear before (this is your long-term harmonic ear training road map)
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90 Day 100% Money Back Guarantee

30 day return policies are everywhere, and 60 day guarantee's are common as well, but you have a full 90 DAYS to try this course out and decide if it's right for you. That's how confident I am about the program. 

That's right, signing up for Chords on Command is totally risk free! 

I'm confident that this course will provide immense value for your guitar playing and musicianship. However, if you decide after enrolling that it’s not the right fit for you, for any reason, just contact me within the first 90 days after your purchase and I'll give you a full refund with no hassle whatsoever :)

Even if you decide that you want your money back simply because you don't like the sound of my voice, that's no problem! Just email me within 90 days ([email protected]) and I'll gladly return every penny. 

Imagine the freedom of complete chord knowledge on the fretboard.

Abmaj7(#11)? No problem!

Want to play that C#min6/9 chord in another voicing or location? Simple, just follow the steps from this course.

Need to fill in some texture in a song arrangement using richer chord types, and then teach them to your band-mates in the studio? You got it.

Your colleagues will marvel as you sit on the jam-room couch and workout something unique and beautiful straight from your head without having to reference any websites or chord books—you'll just be using standard chord construction theory and the logic of the fretboard.

"Hmm, maybe I'll add a 13 to that last chord in the bridge and take the root out of the bottom" you might say as you conjure up multiple options for the same chord while listening to your artistic instinct for which one you like the best.

Hi! I'm Jared.

I'm a guitarist from Seattle who has been teaching and playing professionally for twenty years.

I've used the exact information that I teach in Chords on Command to play in countless professional situations including performing and recording with artists such as Macklemore, Stewart Copeland of The Police, Allen Stone, and Ben Smith of Heart. 

I have a degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Washington School of Music where I also extensively studied classical guitar performance, music theory, and composition.

I post weekly lesson videos on my YouTube channel called Sound Guitar Lessons and I love playing jazz guitar, practicing classical guitar repertoire, and writing songs.

I've taught the theory skills from this course to hundreds of students over many years, slowly refining the most effective approach, making sure that the method works, and getting exciting results. It's now all distilled into this complete, step-by-step, self-paced, online course.

Hear what students are saying about
Chords on Command

"It's changed my world because in my prior world it was all a guessing game. . . Now I'm able to speak the language."

- John Applegate

 
 

"A no-brainer investment . . . It's different than gear . . . You're gonna have this with you the entire rest of your life no matter what guitar you pick up."

- Chris Haines

"It's an incredibly well thought out method . . . I've been playing these chords for however many years and never really understood them the way that I'm beginning to now."

- Dave Novacek

 
 

"The little tricks and tips have just totally revolutionized the way I'm seeing and looking at things and hearing things."

- Stuart Alexander

"I always had difficulties with more complex chords in my playing. . . If you also feel limited with your knowledge about guitar chords then Chords on Command will fix it and will give you maximum freedom with your chords and your playing."

- Wolfgang Kraus

 

Wolfgang Kraus

The approach of "Chords on Command" is completely different. You learn from scratch how intervals are put together to form chords, all over the fretboard. 

Jared provides a clearly structured and logical plan of what and how to practice. You have to put in the work yourself, but there is no doubt about whether you will be able to do it. I even started playing jazz tunes and can sing better than before 😉  Thanks Jared, for these great courses!

Dan Harvey

While I know a reasonable knowledge of theory regarding chord construction, it has been difficult to try to memorize chord shapes and their applications. That's where Chords on Command has really helped me.

The preliminary lessons reinforced my existing knowledge of intervals. This portion of the program alone would have been well worth the price. For me, however, the highlight of the program were the 5 chord templates and learning how they are used. Simply knowing the structure of the templates and the intervals enables the player to construct chords "on the fly" with minimal effort.

Sean Wholey

Jared explains his lessons in a clear and logical way, making it easy to understand. No matter what your level of expertise is, his lessons will be beneficial to you. I can now more readily identify any chord that I may come across or, in turn, create beautiful chords of my own.

His techniques are like nobody else that I have found and it has really made a difference. I give Jared my highest recommendation.

 

Select the version of Chords on Command that most aligns with your goals:

CORE

$197

The core curriculum

  • Lifetime access
  • Instant access
  • Building your mental guitar map & theory foundation module
  • Complete chord knowledge study guide module
  • Analyzing & identifying any chord shape module
  • Creating any chord from scratch module
  • Printable supplementary e-book
  • ADDITIONAL TECHNIQUE COURSE: Technique course on making sure your chord-theory knowledge actually sounds good on the guitar
  • ADDITIONAL EAR TRAINING COURSE: Harmonic ear training course on how to practice identifying chords by ear & uncovering what you couldn't hear before (this is your long-term harmonic ear training road map)
SIGN UP NOW

PLUS

$297

+ technique bonus-course

  • Lifetime access
  • Instant access 
  • Building your mental guitar map & theory foundation module
  • Complete chord knowledge study guide module
  • Analyzing & identifying any chord shape module
  • Creating any chord from scratch module
  • Printable supplementary e-book
  • ADDITIONAL TECHNIQUE COURSE: Technique course on making sure your chord-theory knowledge actually sounds good on the guitar
  • ADDITIONAL EAR TRAINING COURSE: Harmonic ear training course on how to practice identifying chords by ear & uncovering what you couldn't hear before (this is your long-term harmonic ear training road map)
SIGN UP NOW

PREMIUM

$397

+ harmonic ear training bonus-course

  • Lifetime access
  • Instant access 
  • Building your mental guitar map & theory foundation module
  • Complete chord knowledge study guide module
  • Analyzing & identifying any chord shape module
  • Creating any chord from scratch module
  • Printable supplementary e-book
  • ADDITIONAL TECHNIQUE COURSE: Technique course on making sure your chord-theory knowledge actually sounds good on the guitar
  • ADDITIONAL EAR TRAINING COURSE: Harmonic ear training course on how to practice identifying chords by ear & uncovering what you couldn't hear before (this is your long-term harmonic ear training road map)
SIGN UP NOW

90 Day 100% Money Back Guarantee

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