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Free tabs plan

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  • Access to a selection of free tabs
  • All tabs in one place
  • Static PDF tabs (upgrade for interactive tabs)

All access plan

Instant access to everything. 
  • Lifetime early bird discount (price will gradually increase to $25+ for members who join later)
  • Access to all courses
  • Access to all songs
  • Access to all bonuses
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Cancel anytime
  • Get answers to all your guitar questions (community forum)
  • Interactive tabs with powerful learning features
  • Coming this year: The ultimate success path (exactly what to learn on guitar in order)

Professional plan

For the serious players (very limited spots).
  • Everything in the all access plan
  • One 30-minute monthly 1-on-1 video call with me for guitar, graphic design, music production, content creation or whatever you want to talk about
  • Unlimited email support
  • Personalized guitar success plan
  • Fastest way to reach a professional level on guitar
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Why do I make this offer to you?

Becoming a great guitarist is one of the best things I’ve done for myself in my life. I gives me so much joy it almost feels unfair. I want more people to feel the joy I do and express themselves like they imagine in their minds. 

I believe this is the best way I can help you achieve this. And funny enough, the more people who joins, the more time I'll be able to spend on this and help other guitarists reach their goals. So your support is truly appreciated and I hope to see you inside!

Frequently asked questions

What is the lifetime early bird discount?
Play With a Plan is still in the early stages and many more exciting courses are on the way! As an early member, you’ll get a lifetime discount. That means you lock in that price forever. As more courses are added, the price will also go up for new members (but not for you if you’re already a member). The price will gradually increase to more than 5x of what it is now. 
How is Play With a Plan different?
Many guitar lessons online can teach you how to play guitar. There are two things (surprisingly many) I think many of them miss out on.

The first is to not focus enough on actually understanding the guitar. On Play With a Plan, I want you to really understand the instrument. This will make you a much better player. The second thing is that I don't think most people teach in an effective way. Videos can be unnecessarily long, exercises are not optimal and the lessons are not as simple as they could be.

When creating lessons for Play With a Plan, I only create what would be really useful for me when I was earlier in my guitar journey. I know exactly what would have helped me earlier, so this is what I teach in Play With a Plan.
Is it worth it?
If you follow the program in any of the courses, you’ll see results. I have spent more than a decade figuring these things out so you don’t have to. If you don't get any better you’ll get your money back. The only risk is literally not practicing the right things and not getting better. You might end up buying some courses or lessons here and there instead and end up paying more than you should.

And right now, you can get a membership for less than $0.3 for each day. That's the same as one nice cup of coffee each month. My guess is that reaching your guitar goals is worth more than that. Oh, and there's a free trial so you can test it out completely free. 
I don’t know what to practice. Will Play With a Plan help with that?
I’ll let you know exactly what you should practice. You can also request courses if you want to, if there is something specific you want to learn.
I’m not sure if I’m talented enough. What should I do?
Here’s a little secret: Research suggests that we learn the best when we feel challenged, not when we feel things are easy. If you practice the right things, put in the work and actually challenge yourself, it’s almost impossible to not become better. If you feel stuck, the community forum is there to help you out. 
Can you make 10 hours of practice into 20 minutes?
20 minutes of amazing practice might even outperform 10 hours of poor practice. You’ve probably seen decent guitarists with 10+ years of experience. Still, people with a fraction of the playing time can be 10x times better. Why? The first guitarist is not practicing efficiently. One of the main problems is that they don’t know exactly what they should practice, so they often end up noodling and not improving. This is like going to the gym and lifting the same weights for 10 years.
Do you offer refunds?
If you don't see any improvements within 30 days, send me a message and I'll refund you. Play With a Plan is 100% risk-free. The only risk is literally that you keep practicing the same things and don't see a lot of progress.
How long are the courses? What are they like?
Most courses aim to make you better at something specific, for instance the "Master the Pentatonic Scale" course. Some courses can be completed in a single day and some will take several weeks. It depends on the topic. However, all lessons are very digestible and not unnecessarily long. The courses are a combination of video, text, images, tabs and lots of love. There are also tasty songs to learn, licks to add to your own playing and bonuses. 
Who are you?
If you haven't been following me on my socials, you might ask who I am. My name is Simen Otnes and I’m a guitarist, music producer and graphic designer from Norway. Already when I started playing guitar at the age of 12, I wrote practice journals and obsessed about achieving my guitar goals. I believe there are some skills you need to work harder for (such as technical skills), but sometimes it’s just about knowing the right things, which is crazy to me.

I have played in around 10 different bands in Norway and the UK, played at some of the biggest stages in Norway and I also have a bachelor’s degree in music from LIPA (The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) which looks good on paper. Hooray. I'm also a professional graphic designer. 
Who is Play With a Plan for?
Electric guitar players who want to elevate their guitar playing.  I also have courses on how to create professional and beautiful guitar videos. 
Who is Play With a Plan not for?
It's not suitable for complete beginners at this point. The courses are made with electric guitar in mind, but a lot is obviously transferable to acoustic guitar. It's also not suitable for people who likes slow progress ;)
Who is the professional plan for?
This is for dedicated guitarists who want the fastest way to reach a professional guitar level. Your skill level can be either late beginner, intermediate or advanced. It's not for complete beginners. I will personalize a success plan for you as well as giving you unlimited support via email and one 1-on-1 live call each month. 
Do you have to be a serious guitarist?
If you're playing guitar just for fun and look for some inspiration and new ideas, that's also completely fine. There are different types of courses and songs that fit both the hobby guitarist and those who are taking this guitar thing more seriously. The professional plan is only suited for guitarists that are serious about reaching a professional level. 
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