Essential Skills Song Pack Bundle

Play 32 Songs Using Open Chords, Power Chords, and Barre Chords

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After you learn the basics of guitar, what should you focus on so you become a good player?

Should you study music theory? Take a guitar soloing course? Get on a plan that involves practicing exercises daily?


After learning the basics of guitar—which should include chords—the next and most important step is playing songs.

And by playing songs I mean, strumming through entire songs and keeping in time with the music like you’re part of the band.

This is exactly what you do in Essential Skills Song Pack Bundle: Play 32 Songs Using Open Chords, Power Chords, and Barre Chords.

In this bundle, I walk you through 32 popular songs and show you how to turn your guitar chords into real music.

All the songs are simplified for beginners so you have no trouble playing along.

You focus on the most fundamental parts of songs—the main chord changes—and develop the right skills to:

  • Switch between chords on time
  • Control unwanted noise and pick strings accurately
  • Know when a song changes to a different section
  • Keep up with the pace of the music and lock in with the other instruments
  • Fill space with picking and strumming that fit the feel of the music
  • Finish whole songs without stopping
  • Play from memory without looking at chord charts

After completing Essential Skills Song Pack Bundle, you’ll be ready to jam with other musicians without feeling embarrassed.

And you’ll sound great on guitar and play confidently whether you’re in your living room, at church, around a campfire, or out playing a paid gig to a full room.

🛑 Now, hold up for a second. Let me explain something you don’t want to miss…

You could try learning songs on your own, but that’s as good as the blind leading the blind.

You don’t want to waste countless hours scouring the Internet trying to figure out how to put the guitar-playing pieces together on your own.

Your precious time should be spent following a proven step-by-step plan that puts you on the fast track to your playing goals.

You want to know exactly which songs are best to learn so you make quick progress and don't get stuck on things that are too hard for you right now.

You want to know how to work through common snags so your playing sounds smooth and you avoid frustration.

You want things broken down into manageable steps so you know what to work on each day and you don’t get overwhelmed.

You need expert guidance only an experienced player and teacher can give you.

I know your ultimate goal. You want to be able to pick up your guitar and just play without something holding you back.

Whether your ultimate goal involves playing guitar solos, improvising, or creating your own music, you simply can’t get there without certain skills under your belt.

Playing songs is how guitarists:

  • Improve their hand strength and dexterity
  • Develop their rhythm and timing
  • Sharpen their picking and strumming techniques
  • Understand music composition and song structures
  • Learn to play in different styles

If you think you can skip over the things on the list above and jump straight to riffing and jamming like the pros, you’re kidding yourself.

When you skip necessary steps in the learning process, you waste time and get nowhere.

You miss out on a lot of fun too. 🙁

You’ll feel very satisfied when you play complete songs for others and don't get nervous. You’ll feel ecstatic when you sit in with a band and hold your own like a veteran player. 🙂

I have everything planned out so these things become a reality for you. All you need to do is follow the simple steps!

And I’ll be your personal guide along the way. I’ll be available to answer your questions should you ever need help.

Get over 14 hours of guitar instruction—everything you need to be a better player, starting today—for less than you’d pay for a few hours of private guitar lessons.

With my 30-day money-back guarantee, you can try the course bundle risk-free. If it isn’t the best training you’ve ever had, return it for a complete refund.

Essential Skills Song Pack Bundle is about far more than just playing songs. It’s about getting you over that last barrier between you and all your guitar-playing goals.

See you inside the course!

Course Bundle Includes

  • 3 song packs including open chords, power chords, and barre chords
  • Over 14 hours of streaming video instruction
  • 32 different songs all together (see song titles below)
  • Notation and tablature
  • Slowed down versions of songs for easy practice
  • Links to free song recordings and backing tracks
  • Personal email support
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Songs Taught in Courses

(All songs are simplified for beginners. You play only the basic rhythm guitar parts using open chords, power chords, and barre chords.)

  1. “Love Me Do” The Beatles
  2. “Last Kiss” Pearl Jam
  3. “Knockin' on Heaven's Door” Bob Dylan
  4. “Zombie” The Cranberries
  5. “Folsom Prison Blues" Johnny Cash
  6. “Three Little Birds" Bob Marley
  7. “Hotel California” Eagles
  8. “Brown Eyed Girl” Van Morrison
  9. “Bad Moon Rising” CCR
  10. “Heart of Gold” Neil Young
  11. “The Lord Our God” Kristian Stanfill
  12. “Born In The U.S.A." Bruce Springsteen
  13. “Beverly Hills” Weezer
  14. “Rock You Like a Hurricane” Scorpions
  15. “All the Small Things” Blink 182
  16. “When I Come Around” Green Day
  17. “Fight for Your Right (To Party)" Beastie Boys
  18. “I Love Rock and Roll” Joan Jett
  19. “Rolling in the Deep" Adele
  20. “You Really Got Me” Van Halen
  21. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Nirvana
  22. “Susie Q” CCR
  23. “Black Magic Woman” Santana
  24. “Refugee” Tom Petty
  25. “Two Princes” Spin Doctors
  26. “I Can't Explain" The Who
  27. “I’m Yours” Jason Mraz
  28. “Can't Help Falling In Love” Elvis Presley
  29. “My Girl” The Temptations
  30. “Little Wing” Jimi Hendrix
  31. “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” Pat Benatar
  32. “Layla (Unplugged)” Eric Clapton

Courses Included with Purchase

Play 10 Easy Guitar Songs Using Open Chords
Step-by-step video course to play along with 10 popular and easy guitar songs using open position chords
Desi Serna
Play 10 Easy Songs Using Power Chords
Step-by-step video course to play along with 10 popular rock songs using power chords
Desi Serna
Master 20 Songs Using Barre Chords
The Ultimate Barre Chord Trainer 💪
Desi Serna

Original Price: $189

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Here's what enrolled students are saying about the course.

“I’m really enjoying the Essential Skills Song Pack Bundle. The videos are very well done. The teaching style is outstanding. I feel like I’m actually playing with the band to some of my favorite songs—in time! This is exactly what I was hoping for. It makes me feel like an actual musician.”

- Scott Y.

“Desi fills in the gaps left by other teachers. Before, I was just gathering information. Now, I’m actually playing music. I can play through several songs beginning to end and I love it.”

- Mandy E.

"I am so amazed by everything! Desi is an excellent instructor. He teaches just what I need. Previously, I resisted learning songs. It held me back. Now, I can play complete songs. Unreal! I am improving my chords and timing. I am also making better use of my gear and effects. I had played for a while but it wasn’t until this course that I felt like I was accomplishing something. I find myself reviewing the songs in my head when I’m away. I never thought I could do that."

- Michael M.

“I have to confess that I'm an online guitar lesson junkie. I must have tried hundreds of lessons with the hope of trying to understand how to play guitar for real and in the style of my favorite songs. Despite spending a lot of time and money, I only ended up frustrated.

The thing that tripped me up was the lack of attention to detail with most lessons. Instructors would always leave out critical information, whether it had to do with technique, timing, or other nuances of playing. I eventually gave up my dream of being a guitarist and lost my joy for the instrument.

But, everything changed when I stumbled upon Desi Serna. All I can say is—WOW—this guy is truly a gifted teacher. I’m no longer struggling to make progress. With Desi, I 'get it.' He’s able to explain the little nuances of guitar playing that enable a student like me to play real music. The way his courses are presented it's as if I am taking a private lesson with Desi. Most importantly, my joy for guitar is back. Thanks, Desi!”

- Mike C.

"In just a couple of months, I’ve started at about zero on the guitar and can now play over 20 songs. Desi’s step-by-step teaching style is what most other teachers I’ve seen on YouTube or otherwise lack. They tend to go from zero to 100mph in a second and seem to be more concerned with showing off than teaching. I’m impressed with how each song in Desi’s song packs builds a little bit on the previous ones and how quickly I’ve progressed. The lessons are fun and keep me looking forward to getting home at night and picking up the guitar."

- Charles

"Trying to learn guitar with so many online resources to choose from put me on the wrong track. I fell into the trap of learning theory and soloing. My playing wasn’t taking shape and I wasn’t enjoying it. I now realize I need to learn how to play simple songs using basic chords before I venture into harder things. I took many steps back so I can actually move forward in a productive fashion. This course was exactly what I needed."

- Grant P.

Your Instructor

Desi Serna
Desi Serna

Hailed as a “music-theory expert” by Rolling Stone magazine, Desi Serna is the author of several instructional guitar books and video courses. He hosts one of the most popular guitar podcasts on the Internet and has millions of views on YouTube. Desi is known for his practical, hands-on approach to music teaching, with a focus on the guitar fretboard and emphasis on popular songs. He honed his craft through decades of teaching, performing, and publishing. He lives in the Nashville, Tennessee area, and works full-time managing his website and related content.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
Get lifetime access when you choose One-time Payment or Payment Plan. Watch across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund.
What do I need to know before enrolling in the course?
You should already be familiar with open chords, power chords, and barre chords.

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