8 Chords Online

Students learn together with online blog for 8chords100songs.com

Testimonials

Watch and read about some of my students.  You really can learn and begin to play just like you want.  It is simple to get started!

I have been playing 3 months with the 8 Chords Program. I tried to play before but any other book I tried I gave up on because I couldn’t do it.  Now I can play about 70 songs! – Aaron Innes

LEADING WORSHIP IN ONE MONTH…

“I’ve had your guitar method for about 1 month. Since then I have led worship and sang several times! It has been the best method I’ve ever tried for learning an instrument! I also enjoyed your CD a lot!
Thanks!!” – Ross

  • I found 2 great things at this convention and your program was one of them!” – Kelly in Boston at the MASS Hope Convention 2007.
  • It may be the best purchase I have made at the home school convention! (We have been going for 10 years.) Lewis Vanlandingham
  • “The class was absolutely awesome and the system works! – Melanie Morrett, Springboro, Ohio
  • “Using the 8 chords 100 songs books has been an empowering experience – Amy Larsen
  • You have given my playing a modern, very satisfying sound. Mike Innes
  • All the chords were close to each other. I didn’t have to learn any big jumps between chords. – Aaron Innes

Leading Worship after 5 Months

My wife purchased the Worship Pro Pack at Christmas and I have been enjoying it immensely. I have been playing for 5 months and have led worship several times as well as accompany our piano player since starting your DVD’s. My two girls, 14 and 9 years old have just started the program as well. It has brought a lot of fun and God honoring worship into our lives.
Chris Hinckley Pastor-Olmsted Falls Baptist Church

LEADING WORSHIP IN TWO MONTHS…

Hi Eric! I met you the first weekend in May at the Homeschool Conference in Lansing, Michigan. I bought your complete 8 chords, 100 songs book package and have been diligently working on them ever since. I knew very little about my guitar before I bought your set (I could play the B-I-B-L-E with “cheat” 3 string chords). It has been about 2 1/2 months since my purchase and I can now play every song in levels 1-4 and some from level 5 & 6! I am so excited about my new ministry at my church. I have sung and played my flute in our Praise Band for several years and just recently told my director that I was learning how to play the guitar. He asked me to bring it in and show him what I had learned so far. When I started playing “Come, Now is the Time to Worship” his jaw hit the ground. That was about 2 weeks ago. He had me play it in church that very next Sunday. Yesterday he called me and asked for a list of songs that I knew and said that our piano player will be out of town this Sunday and he wants me to play for the congregational worship! How cool is that? We’re even going to teach a new song, “How Great Is Our God!” Isn’t He great? I’m so glad that He laid on your heart to write this worship series! Thank you for listening to Him and following that direction! I hope the Lord will continue to bless your ministry and be praised because of it!
~Malissa Gantz, Bath, Michigan

…I just wanted to say that you’ve done an awesome job brother. The DVD’s are very well done and with the new branding, your dedication and hard work definitely shows. Kudos to you and your support team. The package is a total blessing. The previous review I provided to you and which you had up on your website about a year ago when I first found your product is as true today and even more so than it was when I first read it. Your instruction and skill as a teacher is very encouraging and your method of approaching and learning guitar is top notch. You method books are awesome and it flows very, very well. You actually help us build a solid understanding of all music theory and practice as well as some serious guitar mastery for beginners. I can say enough how blessed I feel to have found your program. – T.L. Pakii Pierce

This was a great program that got me moving in my love for music.  It was simple and easy to understand, but challenging enough to learn from. 
-Liz King – Springfield, Ohio

Eric’s guitar lessons were what really got me interested in guitar.  The lessons were easy and enjoyable and were a great way for me to learn guitar.   I highly recommend it.
-Conner Fletcher – Beavercreek, Ohio

My wife purchased the Worship Pro Pack at Christmas and I have been enjoying it immensely. I have been playing for 5 months and have led worship several times as well as accompany our piano player since starting your DVD’s. My two girls, 14 and 9 years old have just started the program as well. It has brought a lot of fun and God honoring worship into our lives.
Chris Hinckley Pastor-Olmsted Falls Baptist Church

You know, I got back into the guitar after 20 years of not playing (and I was never very good to begin with). Your 8 Chords/100 Songs book is what gave me the confidence to start playing at church. Being part of the worship team is a great blessing in my life. I am glad you had the vision to teach online. Thanks again and God Bless,
By the way, your course and song book has allowed me to play well enough to play with my church’s worship team. You can see us doing Shine Jesus Shine at http://www.godtube.com/rickdwyer. I am standing just to the left of the drummer (as you look at the video). Thanks and God Bless,

Wishing You Life’s Best,
Rick Dwyer

Touching the World Through the Mission Field:
I received your guitar program as a Christmas gift this past year. I am not sure if the gift was so that I could learn to play or if the gift was so my wife would not have to suffer through any more of my poor attempts at teaching myself J Anyway, the program has helped greatly. Now my wife comes in the room to hear me play. Thanks! My wife Frances and I are missionary appointees with SEND International to the country of Slovenia in North Central Europe where we will serve as church planters.
May God continue to bless the work that you do.
In His service,
Kyle Holmes

Thanks for the followup again. Jenny had her first performance with the youth band last night and she came home SO EXCITED. The pickup worked great. She said she was very nervous until she began playing, and then a calmness came over her… Thanks again…we’ll keep you posted on the progress. – George from Kids Love Travel

“Good Morning! I just purchased book one via download. So far real good. I was even able to load it on my ipod. I have already learned more in one day than I have with most of the lessons and videos I have purchased to date. I look forward to improving my personal time of worship. God Bless.” – Jim Quoss – Maryland

“I really believe the way you presented the material was excellent. The CD’s are like having you in person each time it was used (at home). Learning the G, C and D chords quickly got my attention and let me know I could do it. I once wondered if I would be able to learn to play. You made a believer out of me. This has been a lifetime dream finally come true!” – Pastor Bob Jones
Your guitar program is practical, affordable and you can tell your heart is in the right place. It is nice, new and excitiing to see this at a home school convention!” Patty in Southington, CT

REAL STUDENTS DOING REAL MINISTRY…

Thanks for the followup again. Jenny had her first performance with the youth band last night and she came home SO EXCITED. The pickup worked great. She said she was very nervous until she began playing, and then a calmness came over her… Thanks again…we’ll keep you posted on the progress. – George from Kids Love Travel
Just a note on the side… we had the pleasure of hearing a great student of yours play a number of cowboy favorites by the bonfire just last weekend, and truly enjoyed it!! –Noah Back did a fabulous job!! and we were blessed by his music! Now our children really want to learn guitar–we are collectors of instruments, but do not actually play them– so we are now saving to get your music package, so that they can learn to play the 2 guitars that we own!! It seems like it can all be a reality for them, with your program!!
Wayne & Becky Clark, CHEO – Ohio Home School Network

Your guitar program is practical, affordable and you can tell your heart is in the right place. It is nice, new and excitiing to see this at a home school convention!” Patty in Southington, CT

“Good Morning! I just purchased book one via download. So far real good. I was even able to load it on my ipod. I have already learned more in one day than I have with most of the lessons and videos I have purchased to date. I look forward to improving my personal time of worship. God Bless.” – Jim Quoss – Maryland

“I really believe the way you presented the material was excellent. The CD’s are like having you in person each time it was used (at home). Learning the G, C and D chords quickly got my attention and let me know I could do it. I once wondered if I would be able to learn to play. You made a believer out of me. This has been a lifetime dream finally come true!” – Pastor Bob Jones

GREAT FOR HOMESCHOOL STUDENTS!

Your guitar program is practical, affordable and you can tell your heart is in the right place. It is nice, new and excitiing to see this at a home school convention!” Patty in Southington, CT

I am really enjoying and learning a lot from your program. My husband and I are music ministers. It has been a while since I played my guitar and your studies are really helping us find new music. – Rose Buchina – Spring, Texas

I just wanted to say that you’ve done an awesome job brother. The DVD’s are very well done and with the new branding, your dedication and hard work definitely shows. Kudos to you and your support team. The package is a total blessing. The previous review I provided to you and which you had up on your website about a year ago when I first found your product is as true today and even more so than it was when I first read it.  – Thomas

Your instruction and skill as a teacher is very encouraging and your method of approaching and learning guitar is top notch. You method books are awesome and it flows very, very well. You actually help us build a solid understanding of all music theory and practice as well as some serious guitar mastery for beginners. I can say enough how blessed I feel to have found your program.
– 8 Chords Student Email

“The class was absolutely awesome and it was amazing from week to week watching beginners who didn’t even know how to hold the guitar, playing worship songs they had only dreamed they would be able to play. The system works and it was so much fun to watch everyone learn and evolve.” – Melanie Morrett

I am very impressed with all your material. The method books are fantastic. My 20 year old son who has been playing only since we got your material 5 weeks ago is already getting to sound pretty good and is very encouraged. – Mike Innes

“Using the 8 chords 100 songs books has been an empowering experience. It’s great to be able to learn at my own pace. The books have some easy songs to get that musical momentum going, and there are also some songs that are a little more challenging, to keep things interesting. When I played one of my favorite songs, My Offering, successfully, I just wanted to learn even more and continue on with the book. I love using the guitar to enter into my own personal worship times. With more time and practice I’m confident I’ll be able to play with a band in the future. Thanks for putting together such a great songbook!” – Amy Larsen, Peoria, Illinois

Eric,
You’re stuff has been and continues to be the foundation of all my learning because you are a gifted teach with a passion for Christ and because we share the same passion for Christ and I too want to be able to play many genres well but especially worship music that blesses the soul and gives glory to God. You continue to improve this product and I’m glad to see that.
I started full on with guitar using your course back on March 29, 2008. I practiced diligently with some high and lows in time depending on my work schedule but I generally touch my guitar EVERYDAY. I got a solid foundation your course and built up the confidence to try learning a few other songs as learning vehicles. I chose “Good Riddance” by Green Day because of the arpeggios segments in the song and figured it would be a great work skills workout to supplement the exercises in your course.

In the Grip of His Grace,

~Thomas

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