JamPlay Contest: Get Honored Like a Guitar God, Get Paid Like a Guitar God

You may remember that we have an ongoing contest to become the next JamPlay guitar instructor, your lessons nestled comfortably in their website next to the likes of Tosin Abasi, Steve Stevens, Emil Werstler, Bumblefoot, and more. But what you may not have been aware of is that you won’t simply be smiling in your place of glory next to those guitar superheros: you’ll be paid like them as well.

Here’s the deal: the contest winner will be flown out to JamPlay HQ in Colorado… well, unless you already live there, because as far as I’m aware there are no Denver to Denver nonstop flights…. where you will have your lessons professionally filmed for 3 days. Then the enlightenment of your teachings will live on for millions to bask in (and for those millions to maybe say, “yo, this person is a mad sick guitar teacher, what bands is this person in because I need to make that band my favorite of all time and steal all of their records”). But hey, you’re a world champion guitarist now, not one of those chump up-and-comers who works for free. In accordance with your newfound bump in status, JamPlay will pay you $4,000 for your time.

Internet immortality? Shoulder to shoulder with the world’s greatest guitarists? A session pro’s salary? Complimentary water and juice on the flight? Can it get any better? I don’t think so, buddy. So here’s what you have to do: Create one short lesson guitar lesson video (2-5 minutes in length), upload it to your YouTube channel, and then paste it into the entry form below.

Your lesson should be distilled tutorial perfection: informative, concise, interesting, personable, and if you can put your own unique stamp on it then go for it (but please no gimmicks). We’ll be accepting submissions from today through the end of August, and then we turn the best of the best to face reader judgement on September 15th.

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Jamplay is the most active publisher of guitar lessons on the planet. They consistently film, edit and publish around 11 hours of new guitar lessons every 30 days; an enormous amount of material to keep your playing focused and interests piqued. With new lessons added on a daily basis, you cannot find another company as dedicated to teaching you how to play guitar as JamPlay. To learn more about the service, and check out the myriad of instructional videos available, head to the JamPlay website.

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and mp3.com were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.