Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2020-04-08T19:50:57-05:00
I’ve never heard of Dave Cleveland. Who is this anyway?2020-09-15T17:19:00-05:00

Dave Cleveland is a first call session guitar player wth over 35 years experience recording, playing live, and touring. He has played on a multitude of Grammy and Dove Award winning projects with artists including Steven Curtis Chapman and The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and many others. Over his 26 years in Nashville, Tennessee, Dave has played on over 30,000 songs. You may not have heard of him, but if you’ve listened to Christian music, country, pop, rock, or seen movies in the last 30 years, you have certainly heard him. You can see the whole story here.

This web site was built so Dave could pass on his wealth of experience to you. Whether you want to make a living playing guitar, or just be the best player you can be , Dave will teach you all of the important things you need to know to take your playing to the next level.

Is this for electric or acoustic players?2020-09-15T17:18:19-05:00

Both! In the lesson programs, the concepts you’ll learn are not specific to either electric OR acoustic, they apply to playing both instruments. So whether you are an electric or acoustic player, everything still works. You don’t necessarily need to start on one or the other.

Why should I pay for guitar content on your site when I can get stuff for free on YouTube?2020-09-19T18:19:36-05:00

Excellent question! There are several things that this program offers that you generally won’t find with free content:

  1. What you’ll learn
    Instead of focusing on learning how to emulate a certain style of music, solo techniques, or learning how to play songs, Dave’s program focuses on teaching you the real-world skills that will make you a marketable guitar player. With these skills, you will then be able to master any style of music, create solos with your own personal sound, create songs and guitar parts yourself, among many other things.
  2. Printed Material
    Each weekly lesson includes a downloadable pdf file with all of the important information you’ll need for the lesson. The material is notated in traditional music notation as well as guitar tablature, so if you don’t yet read music, this will make the transition easier.
  3. Lick & Jam
    In addition to warm-ups, reading exercises, ear training, and triads, each lesson has a section called the Lick and Jam. In this section, Dave teaches you a guitar lick which is based on the skills covered in that lesson, and then provides a 3 to 5 minute backing track for you to use the lick to jam along with. You can use this time to implement the skills learned in the lesson all while having a fun time jamming out! Also included with each lesson is a video of a 10-minute looped version of the backing track, so that once you are comfortable with the lick, you can jump over to the Extended Jam video and jam out and get creative for an extended period without worrying about having to re-start the video. Check out our Free Licks and Jams.
  4. Get personal coaching and instruction directly from Dave
    The Premium Membership allows you to interact directly with Dave through a messaging portal on the web site. Sign up for the Premium Membership and you’ll be able to ask Dave specific questions, send videos of yourself playing and have Dave critique your playing, and receive coaching and feedback directly from Dave.