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.

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.

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

 

Chords on Command PLUS Package

Includes everything from the CORE package plus:

Beyond the Theory (a technique mini-course)

Making sure your chord-theory knowledge actually sounds good

6 high quality video lessons

  • Lesson 1 - Introduction to technique mindfulness & the most common technique mistakes
  • Lesson 2 - Ringing true: How to consistently avoid muting and buzzing notes (Even in barre chords)
  • Lesson 3 - Tone is where the heart is (Having amazing tone by getting the right feel with the right hand)
  • Lesson 4 - Foundational chord switching exercise (How to smooth out the execution of every new chord shape you encounter)
  • Lesson 5 - The secret chord technique of solo guitar playing (This one is completely game changing)
  • Lesson 6 - BONUS EXERCISE: Finger fitness drill for improving overall left-hand dexterity

 

Chords on Command PREMIUM Package

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

Learning to Listen (a harmonic ear training mini-course)

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

8 video lessons designed to open up your ears

  • Lesson 1 - Introduction to harmonic ear training (What to expect of your ears)
  • Lesson 2 - Splitting the stack: How to practice hearing individual notes in a chord
  • Lesson 3 - Chord tone gravity: Identifying chord tones by ear based on where they "want" to go
  • Lesson 4 -The hearing skill arpeggio drill (A self-checking inner ear chord exercise)
  • Lesson 5 - Olympic ear challenge: The amazing skill of filling in missing notes by ear
  • Lesson 6 - Recognizing harmonic structures by ear from the ground up (A proven ear training exercise series)
  • Lesson 7 - Piecing it all together: Identifying chord qualities by ear
  • Lesson 8 - BONUS EXERCISE: Ear training with overtones (The art of hearing multiple pitches within one pitch)

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 preorder the course today and pay as little as $197.

THAT'S LESS THAN JUST TWO PRIVATE LESSONS! 

 

Choose the version of the course below:

CORE

$197

The core curriculum

  • 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
  • Technique mini-course: Making sure your chord-theory knowledge actually sounds good
  • Harmonic ear training mini-course: How to practice identifying chords by ear & uncovering what you couldn't hear before

PLUS

$297

+ technique mini-course

  • 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
  • Technique mini-course: Making sure your chord-theory knowledge actually sounds good
  • Harmonic ear training mini-course: How to practice identifying chords by ear & uncovering what you couldn't hear before

PREMIUM

$397

+ harmonic ear training mini-course

  • 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
  • Technique mini-course: Making sure your chord-theory knowledge actually sounds good
  • Harmonic ear training mini-course: How to practice identifying chords by ear & uncovering what you couldn't hear before

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 the course launches 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.

"Jared’s approach to teaching theory is very accessible and is easily the most practical thing I’ve ever learned as a guitar player."

- Evan W.

 

Choose the version of the course below:

CORE

$197

The core curriculum

  • 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
  • Technique mini-course: Making sure your chord-theory knowledge actually sounds good
  • Harmonic ear training mini-course: How to practice identifying chords by ear & uncovering what you couldn't hear before

PLUS

$297

+ technique mini-course

  • 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
  • Technique mini-course: Making sure your chord-theory knowledge actually sounds good
  • Harmonic ear training mini-course: How to practice identifying chords by ear & uncovering what you couldn't hear before

PREMIUM

$397

+ harmonic ear training mini-course

  • 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
  • Technique mini-course: Making sure your chord-theory knowledge actually sounds good
  • Harmonic ear training mini-course: How to practice identifying chords by ear & uncovering what you couldn't hear before

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