Just want to give you a heads up…

In a few hours, enrolment for the Dan Thorpe Acoustic Academy will end.

After this time, the shopping cart will close, and you will no longer be able to join.


If you join before the deadline though, you will get all this:

A 3-step plan to help you make rapid progress for the month of February


The plan works like this:

Step 1 – Learn the simple and beautiful song “Wayfaring Stranger” (in video and full TAB/notation) for 10-20 minutes per day. This is a song covered by Johnny Cash, Ed Sheeran, and many others. It’s a “1-minute melody” song, but I’ll show you ways to simplify it further and learn it in manageable chinks. This is a great piece to impress yourself and others with.


Step 2 – Improve your technique for 5-10 minutes per day. My In Focus Essentials course will help you fix all the bad habits that hold you back, smooth out your technique, and make your songs sound more musical, starting from today. This is key stuff most people never get taught.


Step 3 – Fill in all the holes in your playing with a paperback book you can read at your leisure. For this step, you will get two books posted to you for free as a welcome gift. These books are Guitarists Get Theory and Essential Guitar Technique. Both are great for Step 3 as you can leave them on your coffee table and pick them up at will and still be learning about guitar. (Great for when the other half is hogging the TV remote!)


If you want to join, you can do so below:

Ending in a few hours – Join the Dan Thorpe Acoustic Academy


Not only that but there is also an optional Step 4 for those who want to go even deeper and faster featuring these lessons: 

  • The new way of learning scales and unlocking the fretboard using the “Big Cycle”.
  • A gym-style workout you can do along with me (played both slow and fast) to master a key scale quicker than ever.
  • How to palm mute properly with the thumb while freeing up your fingers for the melody.
  • How to make your guitar sound like two guitars being played at once. (Hint; it’s all about the thumb playing the bass and the fingers playing the melody).
  • Play one scale so it sounds like these – a classical fingerpicked piece, a delta blues riff, a big rock song, and a mini blues lead in the style of B.B. King.
  • How to think like a world-class vocalist and use the magic of vibrato.
  • A two-minute challenge where I’ll show you how to get started with fingerstyle blues (a lesson we will be building on in the future, but this is a fun way to get started).
  • Harmonics – the secret superpower of the guitar that can give your guitar playing a unique edge.
  • When speeding up and slowing down can be a good thing, and exactly when you should do it.
  • How to do the potentially dangerous but exciting behind the nut bends.
  • Also, play along with me for every single note so the process is more manageable and enjoyable without you getting lost along the way.


The above bullet points are very much the icing on the cake.

February is all about the 3-step plan though so…


If you are in any doubt or worry about distractions, fear not, because throughout the month I’ll be sending you regular emails to keep you on track with this 3-step plan.

All the other stuff will be there as a bonus if you get a chance to use it.

For now, let’s stick with the February 3-step plan.


The chance to get all of these lessons and the books will be gone at midnight PST time…

So if you are on the fence, now is literally the last chance to join and you can do so at the link below:

Join the Dan Thorpe Acoustic Academy before it closes


Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination


P.S. Even if you don’t join, it’s definitely worth having a think about how you can create a solid 3-step plan for yourself like the above for February. If you do so, you can make more progress in a month or less than many make in years.


P.P.S. I thought I would finish off with this testimonial from Nancy who joined the Dan Thorpe Acoustic Academy (DTAA for short) a while back…

“So today I was doing my usual, hanging around the house, trying to stay away from Omicron… lol…and playing my acoustic and electric…

Then I decided to go back to some basics from what I learned here about posture, pressure, etc. I started doing a metronome exercise to a Take it Easy play-along….

AND Oh wow, I felt so at ease and relaxed and I was so mindful of where I felt tension and it was so easy to readjust.

Dan, I could write ten paragraphs on everything that is so wonderful about your program and how much you are teaching me.

I wish I could articulate better how much I am learning. I just had to write this and say I am soooo happy I found DTAA – it is the ONLY thing positive for me that came from this pandemic.

A bit weird to say but at least I have DTAA to help me stay positive.

Thank you so much again for what you do!!!!


P.P.P.S. This post was originally taken from Dan Thorpe’s private email list. To get blog posts like this sent to you which are full of great tips to make fingerpicking, strumming, and learning guitar more enjoyable (especially if you are over 40) join Dan’s list. It’s 100% free, HERE.

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