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Learn Guitar With Michael Palmisano

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  • Michael's Complete Beginner -> Advanced Guitar Courses
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Zach Bryan
Singer, songwriter, guitarist

"One of my dreams in this life was to be on your channel. I’ve learned so much from you on guitar, you have a good spirit, and you’re always kind to others in these videos. Thanks so damn much. You’re the best man, seriously." 

Daniel Donato
Daniel Donato

"Michael is indeed a legend. He's a truly successful and realized individual with an immensely inspiring story. His outlook on life is wildly positive but also rational. His ear is second to none and his playing is absolutely tasteful…

Jake Cinninger
Umphrey's McGee

We’re gonna bring up a good friend of ours right here, Michael Palmisano, from Guitargate.  In the guitar community, he’s one of those badasses, trust me.” …

Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein

“Michael is the only guitar guru on earth who cultivates such good feeling with his community. Pro or amateur, we are all here out of the same love for the music - and with Michael behind you - you always feel like pushing yourself.”

Community Success Stories

Our community is focused on creating a safe, welcome, inclusive space for Guitarists of all skill levels. Our members regularly share tips, music, gear and arrange for meetups and jams.

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What keeps me coming back is the inspiration that you project. When you say “keep picking this thing up and try to get a little better each day”, that resonates deeply. Thank you for what you have done for me Michael

Donald Hauta
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"I never thought I’d be able to understand or benefit from music theory, but I love it and 100% recommend this to everyone."

Josh Leyden
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I haven't felt this great about any personal accomplishment in years. Being able to navigate the fretboard the way I am has accelerated my learning curve 100 fold.

Jason Duval
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"After a lifetime of playing guitar and learning through playing and intuition, the Guitargate lessons are a revelation. Now I do understand a lot more theory, especially which chords belong to what key. "

Chris Emmerson

Keep it In your hards™

Welcome to the largest community of guitar enthusiasts online. You’ll feel inspired and motivated to grow with us.

Unlock Your Guitar Potential: Dive Deep, Play Unique!

Discover the heart and soul of guitar playing. Master the WHY behind every note, seamlessly transition between rhythm and lead, and create your distinctive sound.

Step-By-Step Guitar Courses

Michael's 15+ award winning courses feature 100's of hours of On-Demand video lessons, jamtracks, PDF's, and more. 

Daily Live Masterclasses

Monday - Friday, we're live to help you keep moving forward. Join the best instructors in the business on screen, and in the chat. 

A Lifetime Of Learning Resources

A constantly growing library of 6500+ videos, diagrams, PDF's, jamtracks, & loops. Organized by level and lesson. 

Help When You Need It

Post videos, ask questions, and receive guidance at every step of the way from our instructors and your peers. 

Core Lessons
8 Level Guitargate CORE Curriculum

The Guitargate CORE curriculum is a 20 year culmination of being a student, teacher, and professional player. It's what I call "a practical application of music theory." 

Quite simply: it's my life's work and it will make you comfortable anywhere on the neck, in any genre.  Step-by-step, beginner to advanced. 

Level 1 - The Total Beginner's Course - is 100% FREE. 

The Jam
 Band Primer
Jam 
Band Essentials

This is for all of you Dead fans, as well as those who feel stuck playing over changes. The key is to use SIMPLE melodies to connect triads and dyads.  

Jerry's playing changed my approach to the guitar forever, and I'm so excited to share what I've learned. 

It’s about becoming a “third hunter”.

Guitar Training Course
The Guitar Training Course

The difference between exercising and training is like running 30 minutes vs preparing for a marathon. Or a boxer getting ready to fight. 

It's about doing more than you think you can, and not giving up when it gets hard. 

Come train with me and start stacking those wins!

Blues / Country Fundamentals
Blues & Country Fundamentals

Blues and country music are the foundation of modern guitar playing. In these lessons, you'll learn the scales, chords, forms, techniques, and more used by the world best country & blues players. 

Keep it in your hands. 

Guitargate Members Drive The YouTube Channel

Members consistently say Guitargate is their #1 place to find new music. 

 

Members pick what comes next on Michael's YouTube Channel - and watch AD-FREE.  Request your favorites today!

Ghost | LIVE Prague 98
Phish
Ghost | LIVE Prague 98
Red Hot Mama
Widespread & Umphrey's
Red Hot Mama
So Ready
Goose
So Ready
Hungersite
Goose feat. Trey Anastasio
Hungersite
Michael w/ Umphrey's
Umphrey's & Duane Trucks
Michael w/ Umphrey's
Factory Fiction
Goose feat. Trey Anastasio
Factory Fiction
Lie In Our Graves
DMB & Derek Trucks
Lie In Our Graves
Personal Challenge from Derek
Derek Trucks
Personal Challenge from Derek
Roll The Bones
Shakey Graves
Roll The Bones
Welcome to the Internet
Bo Burnham
Welcome to the Internet
The Devil Wears a Suit and Tie
Colter Wall
The Devil Wears a Suit and Tie
OCEAN
John Butler
OCEAN
Tennessee Whiskey / Drink You Away
Justin Timberlake & Chris Stapleton
Tennessee Whiskey / Drink You Away
Ego Death feat. Steve Vai
Polyphia
Ego Death feat. Steve Vai
Playing God
Polyphia
Playing God
Classical Gas
Tommy Emmanuel
Classical Gas
Dust In A Baggie
Billy Strings
Dust In A Baggie
G.O.A.T
Polyphia
G.O.A.T
keith urban bump
Keith Urban
To Love Somebody
freddie king
Freddie King
San-Ho-Zay

Together, we turn practice into habit.

Together, we turn practice into habit.

Guitargate is more than just a course pack – it's a family. When you surround yourself with people trying to achieve their goals, you'll increase the likelihood that you'll do the same. That's the power of community.