One of These 5 Shredders Will Be the Next JamPlay Instructor, but The Choice Is in Your Hands

Well, it’s time. Regular Gear Gods readers, and good souls who know that learning is fundamental, are likely aware that we’ve had a contest running in conjunction with They’re looking for a new instructor to film hours of top-quality lessons with, and we as a community are going to provide one. For the past month we’ve been accepting submissions from viewers like you. Now we’ve chosen the cream of the crop, the top five creamers, and we’ve siphoning that cream on to you.


Below are The Final 5. It’s up to you now. It’s your job to choose the best instructor from the batch, and vote on them in the poll below. Remember, your job is not to select the greatest shredder, but the one who can impart the knowledge of shredding with the most skill. The greatest teacher. Less Bruce Lee, more Mr. Miyagi.

So it’s on you now. I’m sure you want to see hours of lessons from one of these 5 guitar wizards. Let the 5 following videos soak into you. Learn all you can. And then choose your guru. Voting ends at midnight on October 1st.

UPDATE: We have a winner. Congratulations to Joseph Chawki.

Eli Santana

Joseph Chawki

Mendel bij de Leij

Ray Suhy

Rebecca Scammon

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and 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.

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  • I voted for that Chawki guy, thought he had some cool ideas. Pretty unique sound, too.

  • I voted Chawki !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I voted Eli. These videos are all basic shit you normal see in guitar lesson vids. Should have stepped out of the box instead of scale runs. Whole tone scale or tapping exercise will not fix your shitty songs!

    • But how many songs will you actually use that tapping on?

  • Joe Chawki.

  • Joe Chawki is a serious player and is by far the best of this lot. Instructional videos are an insight into a players approach and yes these include signature licks.Joe’s playing is top drawer and I’m glad he will finally get a platform to showcase his style.

  • Blown away by this Chawki guy. Planning on flying him in for clinics soon :)

  • Mendel plays with aborted. So that’s pretty much the only reason you need to vote on him.

  • Voted for Joe Chawki. Very unique and skilled player. Also… he plays lefty, and upside down!! Crazy shit !!!!!

  • Joe is such a great tutor and an awesome human being! That goes to say, I voted for him! :)

  • So whats the verdict or are we in different time zones?

  • Mendel SMOKES this guy.

    • I don’t think so bro, have you checked out his other youtube clips?

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