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The expiration times affects only to the download links.
Once the lesson is downloaded on your device you’ll have access to all the content as long as you keep the files.
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1. Click on the link to the lesson you want to download
2. If your computer asks you if you’d like to save it or open it, choose save and tell your computer where to save it. If it just begins downloading automatically make a note of where it’s saving it.
3. Wait until the download is complete (should be 3-5 minutes on average). Trying to open the zip file before it’s downloaded may cause problems.
4. When it’s fully downloaded, double-click the zip file. Winzip should open it for you to reveal several files:
– lesson video
– playthru video
– pdf of the chords / lyrics
– pdf of the guitar tab
5. Save each of these to a folder of your choice and you’re ready to go. The pdfs can be opened on your computer or printed out. The videos will play in your default video player.
Our lessons are delivered as Zip files and they are large files so you have to make sure you’re allowing enough time to download them. If you open the Zip file before it’s completely downloaded you won’t see all the video files.
You’ll need to extract the MP4 and PDF files from the Zip file/s to be able to use them and you’ll need software to do so. If you don’t have a Zip program on your PC you’ll need to install one to open the file. I use Peazip which you can get free, here.
If you are downloading the file on an older iPad or iPhone, please read this :
Downloading on iPads and iPhones
PLEASE, BE AWARE THAT THIS LINK/S EXPIRE IN 24 HOURS AND YOU’LL BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD EACH FILE A MAXIMUM OF 3 TIMES.
If you have a recent iPad you should be able to download by following the instructions for a PC (above)
If you have an older iPad and are using an iPad app for downloading and you allowed enough time for the download, you should get the file.
Older Apple devices don’t recognise zip files on iPads or iPhones. Since all Jerry’s Guitar Bar lessons are in Zip file format there are two ways to go:
A. Download the free app that allows you download zip files on your iPad (For more info take a look at this link: Downloading on Ipads and Iphones)
This is how you need to do it:
1. Download and install the free Zip Viewer app (there are other apps – free and paid)
2. Go to your email
3. Open the email that contains the download link
4. Click the download link
5. The lesson will download. Wait for it to finish.
6. A box labelled ‘Zip’ will appear on the screen. Click on ‘Open in’.
7. Click on ‘Open in Zip Viewer’
8. Zip Viewer should open automatically (open it manually if it doesn’t)
9. Click on zip archives and you’ll see the file you just downloaded
10. Click on the file you downloaded and it will open.
B. Download onto another device (almost any other device can download them) and transfer them to your iPad
1. Download the zip files from the email links. Make sure you allow enough time for the full zip file to download.
2. Now you want to transfer them to your iPad. Transfer them first to iTunes. Here’s step-by-step tutorial to do that. Use method 1. Make sure that you don’t transfer the whole zip file, just the videos.
3. Now you sync iTunes to your iPad – this just means iTunes puts the files you want on your iPad. Here’s the tutorial.
Use method 1 and start from step 2. (Step 1 is what you just did).
Here’s the procedure to download the lesson on your Android:
1. Download the lesson by clicking the download link that we sent you (also available in the “Thank You” page where you arrive after you purchase the lesson). As these are sometimes very large files, you’ll have to wait until the download is completed on your device. If you open the file before it’s completely downloaded you won’t be able to see any video.
2. Find where you store the files that you download on your device. You’ll see the lesson as a Zip file. Click on it to open the Zip file and you’ll see the video lessons and the PDF files there.
3. You’ll have to extract the files from the Zip file. Usually Android gives you the option to extract. Then the folder with the extracted files should open automatically and you’ll see the files that you can use. Now you can click on the video or PDF that you want to see and it should open and work.
Michael Trongone says
Thank you so much for posting a guitar lesson video for my favorite Ed Sheeran song, The A Team. This song makes me want to dance and feels upbeating to me.
Michael Trongone says
I was wondering. You took down the original Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Teach Your Children guitar lesson intro video from your YouTube channel. Could you please redo the guitar lesson video for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Teach Your Children so you can repost the video on YouTube for your YouTube channel?
I will be re-doing that one because I want to include the lead guitar as well.
Michael Trongone says
You’re doing Jerry Garcia’s pedal steel guitar part arranged for electric guitar as well for Teach Your Children?
Yep – that’s the plan.
Michael Trongone says
Thank you very much for taking my song request!
Michael Trongone says
Good evening Jerry,
I was wondering. Could you do a redux of the full lesson for Cat Stevens Father and Son, not including the playthrough, please? That will be helpful.
Yep. It’s just hit the Coming Up page so it’ll be on the site within a couple of months.
Michael Trongone says
Thank you very much.
Your courses are great. It doesn;t get any better than this. Thank you so much. I am requesting Red, Red Wine by Neil Diamond and Nothing Else Matters by Metallica. Please consider adding these to your list. Thanks so much.
Collections seem to be in vogue:
Love to see your “Jerry’s Desert Island Discs”? Ie your top 8 songs.
And if you feel the urge, what’s your Top 8 I-had-the-most-fun-transcribing songs?
I’m thinking Donovan is in there somewhere. :-)
Dave Carroll says
Thanks again Jerry… brilliant lessons
If you could please add Freddie White to your very long list …
or this magic version of The Parting Glass at 39:00 by Freddie again
Would you consider creating a lesson for a version of “Peggy-O?”
Hey Jerry love your site here is a request. Looking out for number one by Randy Bachman (include the solos) Thanks
More John Moreland Please, your lesson seems to have gotten closest to the little ethereal voicings he has in his picking and that is what I am trying to pick up and get better with.
If you take requests (for $) let me know and Ill definitely throw down for a few specific ones.
Ed Faneca says
It would be great of you could include some songs by Nathan Rogers or Stan Rogers.
I would really like to have the music for Mary’s Child by Nathan Rogers.
James Cavanagh says
DOnt have my old computer with Downloads I purchased from you. How can I get them back to add the files to my current laptop?
Just drop us an email at jerrysguitarbar AT gmail DOT com with the email address(es) you used for the purchases and we’ll send you fresh download links.
Scott Gibson says
Hi Jerry… thanks for everything…really enjoying the Joan Baez Diamonds and Rust tutorial… is it possible to include (in your very busy schedule) the following Donovan live version to your to do list please… you’ve almost covered everything else bar this one… much appreciated
That’s a good one. If I can get to it I will.
Whitney Herriage says
Hi Jerry. I am so grateful for all of your lessons. I’ve learned more from you than I have from my guitar teacher. I recently discovered a not too well known artist named Kim Richey. I’d love to have a lesson on her song “A Place Called Home”.
Thanks for all you do!
Howard Wagner says
Jerry – Any possibility of doing John Denver’s Windsong? Beautiful finger picking song. Thanks.
Hey Jerry, there’s a good acoustic version of Ol’55 by Tom Waits on the album The Early Year Vol 2. I’m was wondering if it’s on your long list of songs? If not could you please put it down. Thanks!
Hey Jerry- Sorry to pester you with this, I know it takes you away from cranking out the lessons, but I just can’t help myself. Do you have ETAs on This Old Porch (Lovett’s version), LA Freeway (Guy Clark’s version) and Cocaine Blues (K. Richard’s)?
Thanks. (I won’t make a habit out of this.)
ETA’s tend to get me in trouble :)
They’re all on the list.
Cocaine Blues has been requested in just about every version I’m aware of. Townes Van Zandt’s version will be the first one to come up.
Fair enough. Inasmuch as buying your lesson videos is a privilege, not a right. Plus, it’s not as if I don’t have plenty of backlog to work on. (Still, that doesn’t keep me from prowling the dark alleys of the internet, searching for black market transcriptions. A risky business indeed.)
Ken Kwiat says
New thread so indent doesn’t get too bad for smaller devices.
Very eclectic guitarsenal for sure.
If you had to choose one for fingerstyle playing, which one?
The Yamaha is my favourite for fingerstyle.
Also good fingerstyle guitars are the Santa Cruz and the J-45 which has a unique tone.
David Litty says
Could you some day do a lesson on Neil Diamond’s “And the grass won’t pay no mind:?
Thank You much,
Do you think you can do a lesson on “Since you asked” by Judy Collins?
John Luke says
Hi Jerry; 1st- thanks for all the tabs you create for us. About 2 years ago or so I sent in a request for a Gordon Lightfoot tune called The Last Time I Saw Her. I’ve been checking the list of songs each month as they come out but haven’t seen it yet. Is it still on your list somewhere ?
Hi Found you after completing a couple of online beginners courses over the years but never really feeling I could play a song… plenty of chords and all the minor pentatonic scale shapes down but nothing singable… Clearly I’m doing something wrong. I’m getting your Dylan ‘It’s ain’t me babe’ down now, it’ll be a couple of weeks of sustained practice, but thanks – it feels possible. Do you have anything by Luka Bloom?
I don’t yet I’m afraid.
If I can in the future, I will.
Sounds like you’re doing well with It Ain’t Me Babe.
Tanya Luterotty says
Hi Jerry, so excited to find you! I just purchased your Cactus Tree tutorial and will be purchasing several more, next is Heart and Bones Paul Simon definitely.
Do you have any interest in Yes or Rush? I’d pay big bucks for acoustic versions of soooo many songs lol. Only if you enjoy them though, I can’t imagine learning songs I didn’t personally like.
Thanks for your hard work! Truly a blessing to find you 🌈
I haven’t had many requests for Yes or Rush up to now, but you never know.
Hope you enjoy Cactus Tree and Joni’s unique style.
Do you cater to request I send a song/video of original singer to be converted or worked out into lesson format like those on your website?
I won’t be able to do that bin. Too many songs on the list already.
Sorry I can’t be more helpful.
Would you add in your List the song Mon Vai Destin, Peter, paul & Mary. Thanks!
As you may have seen, someone posted a terrific video of Donovan performing ‘Please Don’t Bend’ on the Facebook group page recently. Would be great if you could get round to that one some time in the future. Best wishes
kris kimmel says
I have purchased several songs from you. Super enjoyable. I am working on one that is complicated for me. Is there a way to slow down the play thru file…..example 90% normal speed?
Slowing down video is a product of the video player rather than the video itself.
Try Googling “How to slow down video in (name of your player)”
If that doesn’t help, let me know what video player you’re using and I should be able to tell you how to do it.
kris kimmel says
I think my video player is Windows Media Player. I am trying to slow down Good Time Charlie’s got the Blues. I have all the tutorial down. I want to follow a long on the ‘play thru”….need it at 90-95%
1. Start video playing in Windows Media Player
2. Right-click in video window
3. Move cursor down to ‘enhancements’
4. On the menu that appears, click ‘play speed settings’
5. A slider will appear. Move it to the left to slow down or to the right to speed up the video.
Lately I’ve been listening to a Simon and Garfunkel song, ‘Citizen Of The Planet” that is included on their Old Friends DVD and up on u tube. Would be great to have your take on this one if not already requested.
Stephen Martin says
there is a couple of songs by the late Jimmy McCulloch of Wings.
Wino Junko &
that I think would be appreciated by many people if they were to appear as lessons.
Alan Cook says
I would love to see more Lindisfarne songs.
I have another one for your ‘to do’ list, that is if it’s not already on it. I would love to have a decent guitar arrangement of ‘Gunga Din’ by the Byrds. I can’t get near the original sound and think he (Byrds drummer in ’69 Gene Parsons) must be playing a banjo. But perhaps you could find a way to replicate that. Best wishes
Speaking of “banjoesque” sounds, is Lola on the list? That seems like one where you could combine the parts and come up with a terrific solo arrangement.
Lola is on the list.
Gunga Din isn’t but I’ll add it and maybe be able to get to it in the future.
Thank you Jerry!
Thomas Gibson says
Hi Jerry! Where can I find a list of the songs I have already purchased? My I be able to find the links again if I lost them?
Email us at [email protected] with the email you used to buy them and we’ll send you a list. Any that you need again we can then re-send.
David Horlick says
I have only just re-discovered Judee Sill. In her troubled short life she wrote some of the finest songs I know. If you were to think about adding The Kiss or Jesus was a crossmaker I would be eternally grateful!
Jesus was a Cross Maker is on the to-do list
Omine Eager says
Thank you! You rock! I have learned more from you in the last 6 months and have become the guitar player I have dreamed of since I was a child.
I know your list is long for song requests. I have one to add to the queue:
“Crazy” by Willie Nelson (Willie Nelson’s version that is on the album called “Classics by Willie Nelson”)
Thank you in advance.
Lawrence Edwards says
I have enjoyed trying to master the selections I’ve downloaded so far. I only wish you would have included a more “classical” (i.e., “finger-style”) outro to Taylor’s “You can Close Your Eyes.”
Since it appears to be very simple (but never the less, beyond me), I don’t know whether you would undertake providing a lesson for “Bob Dylan’s Dream” as played by PP&M on their 1700 Album, but if so, that would be my request.
First off, Jerry, you’re a master and I appreciate so much your teaching style… it matches my learning style. Your countless hours of instruction documentation are meticulous and easy to follow even for a rank beginner like me.
I am a big Don Mclean fan as I see you are too. I was wondering if you have a lesson for the song Taxi?
your studen, Mark
Thanks Mark. Glad it’s working for you.
I’m not familiar with Taxi by Don McLean.
If you have a link to it I’ll be happy to add it to the to-do list.
Ken Wilson says
I wonder if he means “Taxi,” by Harry Chapin?
Oh, yea – could be.
That one is on the to-do list
Rick Bentsen says
Any other Harry Chapin songs you feel like doing lessons for, I would be happy to learn. He’s the reason I picked up the guitar in the first place. :)
John G. says
Sorry if this isn’t the right place to submit a song request – but how about If you want to sing out by Cat Stevens? Thanks!
Hi Jerry, may I ‘second’ this request? I’ve tried to learn this one on my own but a few pushed chords and some G—>C/G rhythms throw me off. I need that Jerry Instructional Magic to straighten me out. Thanks!
Im curious what guitar(s) you play on the videos? Beautiful, rich sound.
I use a few.
Santa Cruz Model F
Taylor 717 Grand Pacific
Ken K says
So your Gibson’s a J45? Don’t you often use a SJ-200? It seems like I’m seeing the mustache bridge and seeing/hearing the maple b/s chime?
I have so many of your lessons now, I’m forgetting the specific lessons.
I do have an SJ-200 too but it doesn’t come out to play very often these days.
Nick James says
I know Your list is very long but I thought maybe it would be Ok to add a couple of songs for 2022. Al Stewarts Last Train To Munich. And Strawbs, Grace Darling. There’s a acoustic version Dave Cousin does thats pretty good. Thanks for turning me on to some great acoustic songs that I’ve never heard of before. And the arrangements of the ones I have.
Letesse christophe says
Hi Jerry l love lines on my face from frampton comes alive could you transcribed this tune
George Higgins says
Hey Jerry, have you considered more Jethro Tull? Some incredible acoustic playing by Ian Anderson on this album ‘The Best Acoustic Jethro Tull’ 2007. Mother Goose, Thick as a Brick just to name a few!
Jerry, I think your lessons are the best on the internet and have purchased many. One request you may consider is to have chord diagrams at the top of the Songsheet – it would save having to reconstruct them from the tabs and would make strumming easier when we get lazy with our fingerpicking (e.g. The Dangling Conversation by S&G)