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Dennis July 20, 2017 at 10:10 pm

Hey my Candian Guitar Buddy,

Question… i am a lifelong member of Guitar Mentor.  That said, i only have access to the group of songs i bought.  I would like to get access to more of your lessons and new songs.  How do i do that?



Dennis Sholl


songmentor August 9, 2017 at 8:22 am

Hi Dennis. The group of songs you bought is the actual Song Mentor program. It consists of over 200 songs but is fixed. I do have three other programs in mind for the future that are specific to the country, folk and British Invasion genres. But they will be down the road. Thanks kindly and take care.


Richard Suppes November 30, 2016 at 4:36 am

Ok, I am impressed and excited by this site and the learning capabilies. I had a problem with the site at first and sent an email to Jackson. He fixed it once he seen the problem and even responded to my complaint.  I will totally now be a loyal student of his.  I have tried many other sites and have paid for help to learn the guitar,  I have found this site is the best by far,  Slow learning and over and over teaching of the songs., Perfect and again thanks Mr, Jackson.


songmentor November 30, 2016 at 5:34 am

Thank you Richard! I’m glad the pacing works for you!


Jim November 27, 2016 at 6:45 pm

Hi Jackson

Are all the lessons available on your premium program a similar presentation as the free lessons on your web site?



songmentor November 28, 2016 at 9:25 am

Hi Jim! I believe they are much improved! Longer, more detailed and with cleaner organization than the free lessons! 


Randy Clark September 20, 2016 at 12:07 pm

Love your site. I have maxed out on the songs to learn. Will you ever add to this. I sure hope you would consider it. Your lessons truly "ROCK"


songmentor November 3, 2016 at 9:14 pm

Site is fixed at 208 Randy but I truly appreciate your kind words!


Peter Watson January 4, 2016 at 6:45 am


Just become a premium member after seeing your lesson : I'll never find another you.

I don't seem to be able to find it here. I've put the title into the search engine but no results.



songmentor June 19, 2016 at 8:59 am

It’s on freeguitarmentor.com … cheers!


Robert Kirkendall July 1, 2015 at 8:20 am

Hi Jackson,

How about a lesson on BTO's  "Let It Ride". I heard you play the intro on one of your guitar sale videos and love it.




Phoenix98 March 11, 2015 at 1:05 pm

What an impressive site, love the song search options, sure speeds up the process of getting to what your wanting to work on that day… 

Coodoo's to everyone involved developing this incredible site. 

Thank you 


songmentor March 11, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Thanks so much Kenneth. I’m glad the site is working well for you … cheers!


Joseph Miller May 11, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Jackson, do you recommend a soft ot hard pick for alternating up/down picking exercises?


songmentor May 11, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Ji Joseph!  I would recommend using the pick that you plan on using most of the time when you play. It really doesn’t make sense to me to use a hard pick for exercises and then switch to a soft pick for your everyday playing. So, figure out which pick is right for you on a day-to-day basis and then use that for the exercises. Cheers!


Stephen Mullins March 24, 2014 at 6:28 pm

Song suggestion


I'm Your Captain ( M.Farner ) PS Mark has recorded an acoustic version on RED WHITE & BLUE CD


thanks Jackson, you have the best site, why? Cause you go SLOW in your lessons, that is key


Rebecca Hooper February 15, 2014 at 8:17 am

Jackson, I am subscribed to Rockin and Relaxed and still I am locked out of some of your categories on the upper page such as, Chord Diagrams.  I get the message that I don't have the correct membership to access these areas.  What else do I need to join to have total membership with 100% access to everything you offer?  Lee


Levis Ouellet September 15, 2013 at 6:38 am

Hi Jackson,

One ot the songs that is requested a lot during our sing-song evenings is ABBA's song "I Have a Dream".  As you know it is a fairly easy song but it would be nice if you could have that one on your web site.  I will be in Florida this Winter again and want some of my friends to join your online lessons.  Anyway, I will be trying to have them join in with you as they are very new at guitar playing and would like to know.  So I will recommend you.


Levis Ouellet September 12, 2013 at 12:13 pm

By the way Jackson….I'd learn a few chords when I was in my early 40's than I was hospitalized with Guillain Barré Syndrome which paralized me from head to toe.  That was in 1982.  At that time I left the guitar aside until just recently after learning a few open chords.  Two years ago I took my Fender out and started playing again.  I now have 6 guitars and learning more and more and try to practice everyday.


songmentor September 12, 2013 at 12:15 pm

You should be very proud of yourself! Enjoy!


Levis Ouellet September 12, 2013 at 12:07 pm

By the way Jackson….I'd learn a few chords when I was in my early 40's than I was hospitalzed with Guillain Barré Syndrome which paralised me from head to toe.  That was in 1982.  At that time I left the guitar aside until just recently after learning a few open chordes.  Two years ago I took my Fender out and started playing again.  I now have 6 guitars and learning more and more and try to practice everyday.


Levis Ouellet September 12, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Hi Jackson,  I recently took advantage of your special for the Song Mento Premium.  After viewing some of your lessons I decided to join.   I will be 73 later this month and I enjoy you way of teaching.  I also love some of your song selections.  I especially like…. Neil Young, Neil Diamond, the Beatles, the Eagles….and more.  I love some of the country and western that you are teaching us also.  Thank you for all this.

I would like to know if you are ever planning to teach a few of Chris Isaak songs?

Thanks again



Lyn May 19, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Sorry, one last question about the Premium membership if that's ok?

Are all the lessons able to play on iPad? It's just that many programes only play the newest uploads on iPad and the older ones are only able to open on a main computer. I love the versatility of using my iPad and playing my guitar in comfort not stuck in a room because that's where the home computer is. 




songmentor May 19, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Hi Lyn! Yes …. all the video plessons will be viewable on your iPad!


john February 17, 2013 at 2:12 pm

What level do you need to be……beginner, intermediate….????


songmentor April 23, 2013 at 12:13 am

Probably the best answer is advanced beginner through Intermediate!


Paul February 4, 2013 at 11:09 am

also: didi u say that R&R means you get a 1 relaxed son & one rockin' song each week (2 songs) compared to the others whick only give you one song per week?


Paul February 4, 2013 at 10:57 am

Hi Jackson…can a member print the song material as well?


Paul February 2, 2013 at 8:58 am

Jackson, what if i become a member and want to switch from relaxed to rockin'?


songmentor February 2, 2013 at 9:07 am

Hi Paul. That would not be a problem at all. I would just change your membership level internally from Relaxed to Rockin. Take care


Eric December 31, 2012 at 1:41 am

If I subscribe, do I get access to all the previous songs that have been covered up to now? Like on "Free Guitar Mentor".
Eric from Switzerland


songmentor April 23, 2013 at 12:22 am

Absolutely Eric!


Gerry Jorens August 6, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I'm on a monthly plan.  Can I change to a yearly plan without interupting my membership?


songmentor March 18, 2015 at 9:38 am

Absolutely. Just let me know Gerry and I’ll help you with that.


Jerry June 30, 2012 at 8:37 am

How long after the original posting will the lessons be available for?


songmentor June 30, 2012 at 8:39 am

For as long as you remain a member Jerry! You always have access to previous posts!


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