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Complete Guitar Course – 2017

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

$381.65 $199.95

The Complete Guitar Course 2017

This is a complete step-by-step approach to help you become an accomplished guitarist. These rock guitar lessons are designed as a series of 48 weekly lessons and can be mastered without the need for personal instruction. If you do need help, we’re here for you. Post your questions on to receive help from our  instructors and students.

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Rock Guitar Lessons

Learning to play guitar is a process. You must learn something new each day to continue forward. This process doesn’t end in a week, a year or even a decade.  Metal Method guitar lessons are also a process.  Our program began in 1982 and continues to improve as technology advances and we learn from student feedback.  A program like this takes decades of dedication to develop.

This program includes everything needed to become an accomplished rock guitarist. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, intermediate or experienced player. Study this course and move from where you’re at right now to where you imagine yourself to be in the future. This is true regardless of how impressive your goals are. We have a long list of graduates that are successful at the highest levels of the music business due to this program’s effectiveness. It’s your turn to join them!

Free online video guitar lessons are fun but they lack a step-by-step process. For this reason you can experience huge holes in your learning experience that leave you baffled as you try to move forward.  It really is true that “you get what you pay for.”  With free lessons the price is right but only if you don’t include how valuable your time is.  Doug Marks, acts as your personal coach to move through the course with efficiency – you can learn more in a month studying this program than you would typically experience in years learning from other programs, on your own, or even with private instruction.


  • Play along with “real band” backing tracks
  • Exercises can be looped (repeated) and practiced with Guitar Pro animated tab (adjustable tempo).
  • Exercises feature on-screen animated tab (fixed tempo)
  • Printable tab
  • Fretboard diagrams
  • DVD, Download, or Streaming to all devices
  • 48 weekly lessons
  • Certification for each Level

Can guitar lessons be as fun as playing a video game?

There are two components to this course:

1) A step-by-step program that includes all instructions for guitar mastery.

2) Each lesson is enjoyable, yet challenging. The feeling of accomplishment that is experienced with completing each lesson motivates you to move effortlessly to the next.

The secret is, a lesson can’t be too challenging or it will be frustrating and boring.  Compare the process to a video game.  Video games begin on Level 1, which is very easy.  It’s fun because you can start accomplishing goals right away.  The prize is the sense of accomplishment that moves you to the next Level.  Video games offer rewards along the way like explosives, potions, and the ability to render your foes helpless or destroyed.  We use this same “video game” strategy to motivate our students. But still, this is a guitar course so your rewards are a bit more modest – less violence. Depending on your current skill level your reward might be simply playing a song for family and friends.  As you become more accomplished your rewards may include applause for on stage performances or even success in the music business.  Many of today’s rock stars took their first steps learning to play guitar with Metal Method guitar lessons.

What can you expect to learn?

All skills, techniques, and music theory needed for mastery are included.  Okay, so exactly what IS taught in the course?  That requires a very long list.  We suggest that you look at the individual descriptions found in the 48 Weekly Lessons.

The Complete Guitar Course comes on 14 DVDs and is also available streaming for all devices for only $9.95 per month at This gives you unlimited access to all 48 weeks for one low monthly fee. You can stream to tablet, phone, or PC.



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7 reviews for Complete Guitar Course – 2017

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Darrah

    I’m going into week 17, which puts me at the end of level 6. This course was exactly what I was looking for when I contacted Doug for the first time 3 months ago. I can’t explain how awesome this course is, and Doug is a top notch teacher. I’m studying this course weekly to keep the excitement level at a max. If you want to learn what is needed to play guitar purchase this course, you won’t be sorry.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    B M

    I bought most of his tapes in the early 90’s which included his 6 lessons, song tapes & speed kills. You could buy them individually then. Lesson 1-3 came on a single tape and only had a printed label on the tape. Soon he got fancy packaging. I always wanted to play the guitar but didn’t want to go out and take lessons. The tapes worked. I would buy sheet music books from Cherry Hill and work on playing songs I liked. Also played many songs from Guitar magazines. Still have Speed Demons of Metal magazine that had several great songs.

    Back then he offered a rebate if you bought a Guitar from Carvin after seeing his tapes. I got that. Carvin made nice guitars.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    I completed 90% of the previous version. Then this came out. The previous version was so good that I wanted to see how it could possibly be improved. The pacing is slower, everything is made plain and simple. Doug breaks down literally everything into tiny, digestible chunks. Best of all, he teaches you how to practice and sets specific goals so you can measure your progress. If you follow Doug’s instructions and stick to the course, it is impossible not to improve your guitar playing. Bottom line: this is a quality product for serious guitarists.

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      Doug Marks

      Thank you very much for that Dustin. The 2016 version of the course is new so I haven’t had a lot of feedback yet. This means a lot to me because I’ve spent the last 11 months working very hard on this revision. Thanks

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    I’ve been working my way slowly though the course (and slowly is purely because I have other playing commitments that take up my time). It’s actually perfectly paced in terms of how much to work on each lesson, especially if you’re busy. My goal for this was to improve my soloing skills, and honestly they’re already SO much better. Definitely enough improvement that I keep working to finish the course. Doug is also amusing enough to keep my interest for the videos….

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Cotton

    Having a great time with Doug’s new version of the guitar course. Been playing for a while but Doug makes sure you focus on playing cleanly and the exercises help significantly with keeping time while playing. My problem was always lead playing with scales and the different positions and in a couple of weeks I have already shown improvements in these areas. Highly recommended.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vincent V

    I’ve been enjoying Doug Marks’ courses. In a short amount of time, my speed has increased significantly and I have a better understanding of scales and bar chords.

    This 2016 revision is a gold mine of information! And I hope that the Metal Method brand gets the awareness and recognition it deserves. Everyone who pays expensive weekly guitar lessons should be aware of Doug Marks courses. They are less expensive and far more effective.

    Thank you Doug Marks!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Simon Stock

    I have messed around on the guitar for many years (I am now 60!) but have never made any real progress but since starting this course I have been blown away by it. I too am working slowly through – I am now on week 26 which has taken me about 9 months to complete but that has been my choice as I find some lessons harder to master than others. Doug Marks is an excellent instructor – clear, concise and with a sense of humour. His motivational tips are also a great help. I now look forward to practice each day and have clear goals to achieve. I cannot recommend this too highly to any beginner or intermediate player.

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