Plane Talk...sheer genius my friend. It has already helped me expand my knowledge of the fret board by maybe 10 light years.
Julio P, from NJ, USA
I'm not sure just how I came upon your website but I'm glad I did. What a truly refreshing approach to teaching, and for me, learning. I've been playing guitar for 35 years and I've tried several different books and videos to improve on what skills (as limited as they are) I have. It was stale and boring and at least for me very difficult to comprehend. I had relinquished myself to being content with the level of ability I had. After some reading on your web site, I ordered the course and I now have the enthusiasm I had when I first began to learn guitar and just wanted to say thanks.
Michael R from Griffin, Georgia
Believe me, it is WITHOUT DOUBT the best general guitar instruction/theory book I have ever come across in my 36 years of guitar playing:The best by a long shot!!!...you WILL derive great benefit from Kirk's approach to music in this course. Buy it with confidence. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Guitar Jim from The Acoustic Guitar Forum
I am so thankful for the gift you have given me here. I have been playing for 20 plus years and made little progress from the first year or so of playing chords. Ive tried to learn scales and leads but get confused and frustrated and put the instrument down for months or even years. I came across your method and saw the youtube video. Something clicked in my brain and I purchased the product. I have made more progress in 3 days this week than I had in 20 years prior. I am seeing the guitar as a gift now and have not put it down. I cant wait to play and learn more from you. I'm a 3rd of the way through the online lessons and had to stop and find a way to say thank you. I feel like I need to pay you more for this! I am truly grateful for you.
J.T. Pouland, USA
This method has helped me grow as a guitarist and musician more than I expected. Kirk's instruction is superb and the way he presents the logic of the fretboard is an exercise in inspired clarity. He is a great communicator and teacher. Worth the purchase price? Absolutely. Without a doubt.
Marty Babitts, USA
I agree with other reviewer's who have contributed to this forum. Many of us have accumulated some knowledge of theory. In my case, the learning process was disjointed, almost random. This is a serious drawback to being self-taught. Translating theory into playing requires a guided step-by-step coherent and understandable approach. Kirk's PlaneTalk method of understanding the fretboard provided the cohesion, finally bringing together years of partially learn theory. As Kirk points out, the first time we examine our instruments, there are six strings, some markers and between 12 and 24 frets. There is no guide and seemingly no order to all of the possibilities. PlaneTalk will give you the ability to understand and enjoy playing the guitar. PlaneTalk is coherent and straightforward. It just works and will be your guide for a lifetime.
Martin, California, USA
Have you heard of "life hacking"? Or the 80/20 rule? That's what this is, but for playing guitar. Extremely highly recommended!
Geral Mulhern, UK
Still trying to make sense of music and the fretboard?
Are you thinking, as I did many years ago, that there must be a trick to it all? That there must be something down there in the maze of strings and fret wires—some sort of visual constant, a simple landmark—and some kind of straightforward mindset, that can unravel the mysteries of music and the fretboard and keep your playing on track the whole length of the fingerboard at all times?
You'll be glad to hear that YES, you're right, there is!
Who am I?
PlaneTalk Online is a 40-video course based on the lesson the original Book/DVD/Sliderule package teaches. Covid put an end to that format as the postal system ground to a standstill. This online course teaches you the same very simple but all-powerful visualization technique using something you learned in the first week of your guitar journey, something that, when you know how to look at it, unlocks the entire fretboard, points to everything and anything you can think of: melody, chords, harmony, scales --- everything. It also teaches the mindset and language that studio musicians use to tackle a piece of music while the clock is ticking.
Endorsed by Tommy Emmmanuel, who says:
"A fresh and new approach to helping young and old have a better understanding of music and the guitar. Well done, Kirk."
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to know all the scales and modes?
Do I need to know any theory?
I only just bought my first guitar. Is PlaneTalk for me?
Will I be needing to remember endless patterns?
What if I don't understand it?
Do I need to read notation or tablature?
Does your course teach any playing techniques?
Here is an example of some melodic improvisation over a blues backing track. It's an old video but it's a good one to demonstrate the mindset. I'm not thinking scales at all, I'm simply following the chords and viewing the fretboard à la PlaneTalk to create my lines and phrases. I have the whole fretboard at my disposal at all times.
I could do this all day and night :-)
If you complete this course and don't find it the most useful and powerful way to navigate the fretboard, I'll refund your money. No questions asked. All you need to do is send me an email within 14 days from the date of purchase and I'll refund you in full.
Sound fair?Ok, I'm sold, let me get started!