Fretboard Mastery - Shifting

How to shift with proper technique & build your overall guitar technique.

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Fully engaging multimedia lessons provide endless learning & enjoyment.

Download and jam to all the audio examples and backings tracks for each course.

Courses are filmed to give you the best experience in the practice room.

Have a question or need help? Matt will provide feedback to you 7 days a week.

Matt’s proven practice strategies are guaranteed to increase the level of your playing.


"I’ve spent tons of time learning how to play scales, arpeggios, chords, and more, only to find out that my shifting is sloppy. I’m all over the place. Total bummer!”

The biggest problem you face when learning shifting (that keeps you stuck in a rut and not seeing results) is:

Having a subpar shifting technique, making everything difficult to play, leading to frustration and sloppy performances.

Sound familiar? Learning how to pick properly can be a challenging experience, especially if you don’t have an organized, proven method of study to guide you.

Have you had any of these common shifting experiences?

You work so hard to get done a new riff, scale, or song, etc. only to have your sloppy shifting technique ruin all that hard work as you miss notes every time.

You’re tired of playing with poor shifting technique but you feel you need hours a day to fix your chops. Who has that kind of time?!

You find your fretting hand tiring out much too quickly, preventing you from enjoying your time playing guitar because of improper shifting.

Over the past 25 years, I've played over 2500 gigs, taught over 8000 private lessons, and given workshops all over the world to guitarists of all levels.

I’ve found that many online courses and teachers overcomplicate shifting, making it difficult to learn with boring exercises that produce exactly zero results.

This is 100% not the case with Fretboard Fundamentals - Shifting.

In this course, I walk you step-by-step through my proven learning method guaranteed to teach you authentic shifting techniques.

With Fretboard Fundamentals - Shifting, you benefit from my over 20 years of guitar teaching experience, so you know exactly what to practice for immediate results.


3 Ways Guitar Fundamentals - Shifting Improves Your Playing:

1. Learn Proper Shifting Without a Huge Time Commitment - Developing rock-solid shifting can be achieved in as little as 10 minutes per practice session. Master shifting without sacrificing your practice or free time.

2. Shift Perfectly Without Thinking - Learn how to shift with perfect technique without thinking. Allowing you to focus on dynamics, accents, slurs, emotion, etc. in your playing instead.

3. Shift with Maximum Efficiency - In this course, I show you how to shift with the absolute smallest amount of movement in your hand. This allows you to shift clearly, accurately, and on any string without any unwanted string noise.

"He makes learning guitar so much fun you can't wait to practice! ..."

"I encourage anyone interested in learning how to play guitar to check out Matt's courses! His lessons are presented in a clear and concise manner, he takes you from the exercises to playing guitar right away. The production quality is excellent which makes it an enjoyable learning experience. I appreciate Matt's teaching philosophy that takes you from where you are to where you would like to go as a musician, he makes learning guitar so much fun you can't wait to practice!"

- David

Here's a Sneak Peek

Learn how to use this course, why you should learn this material, and how to get the most out of your practice time with these lessons.

Get started on the right foot finger as you build your shifting fundamentals with these fun and beneficial exercises.

Level up your shifting chops as you expand your workouts to include 4-finger shifts between every position and on every string.

Apply your newfound shifting skills to these essential five-note scales in your technique and soloing workouts.

Level up your scale shifting by expanding to 7-note scales and modes in your workouts.

Add wider shifts to your repertoire as you expand into arpeggio shifts with these exciting and creative exercises.


How to Get the Most from Fretboard Fundamentals - Shifting

1. Follow the curriculum order - Start with the introduction, learn how the course works, then jump in and practice the chapters in order. All lessons are presented in sequential order to make practicing fun and easy.

2. Practice at your own pace - As you finish any section, click “complete and continue” to mark your progress. Then, play at your own pace. You have lifetime access to this course, so there’s no rush at all. Take your time and work at the best pace to fit your schedule.

3. Coaching from Matt - As you work through this course, post questions in the comment boxes below any exercise or in the chat bubble in the bottom right of any screen if you get stuck. I’m happy to answer your questions and give constructive, positive feedback. You can also post an unlisted YouTube video in the comments for feedback on your playing.


How YOU Benefit from Matt’s Teaching Method

This is how Matt's proven teaching method makes you the best guitarist you can be


Who is this Course For?

This course is designed for guitarists looking to increase your shifting skills without having to spend hours a day in the practice room.

It's for guitarists who:

  • Struggle with shifting and shifting technique.
  • Want to get rid of shifting string noise once and for all.
  • Want to shift with as little effort as possible and maximum tone.
  • Don’t have hours to waste learning shifting in the practice room.
  • Want to be able to play what you hear in your head with clarity.
  • Are tired of not playing up to your full potential because of shifting issues.

I've been studying and teaching shifting for 25 years and have spent years on shifting techniques during that time.

I want to share with you everything I've learned about how to shift properly using my proven shifting learning system.


Who is this Course NOT For?

As your shifting technique guide, my job is to keep this course positive, encouraging, and welcoming for EVERY guitarist who joins. That’s why this course isn’t for you if…

  • You’re looking for a “Guitar God quick” fix. There’s no such thing as an overnight guitarist. This program is about building a long-term relationship with the guitar that leads with enjoyment and real growth – not hype or impossible promises.

  • You’re not a team player. This isn’t American Idol for guitar, it’s not a competition. The MWG Community is a safe environment for new and experienced guitarists to support and learn from each other. This is for team players who encourage growth in their fellow guitarists – not trolls who heckle their peers.

  • You’re a negative Nelly. If you like to complain, tear down, or argue with other guitarists just for the sake of it, this program isn’t for you. We’re about encouragement, welcoming new players, and positive, constructive feedback. No negative energy or comments allowed in this program.

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What You Get - Breakdown with Price

  • Lifetime Access to Fretboard Fundamentals - Shifting ($20 Value)
  • Matt’s Proven Practice Strategy to reach your guitar goals. ($200 Value)
  • Feedback and Coaching from Matt 7 days a week. ($500 Value)
  • And More!


    The Total Value of This Course and Bonuses Is Over $720

    If you have the desire to become a better shifter, then you can reach your musical goals with Fretboard Fundamentals - Shifting.

    And, I don’t want you to have to spend a fortune to find shifting happiness in your practicing.

    I’ve made this multimedia course affordable for anyone who wants to ditch the struggle of learning proper shifting on their own.

    You won’t pay $720, $320, $120 or even $20 like some other overpriced courses you see online…

    This course is only available to GMM Members

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    You’re about to gain immediate access to a proven shifting learning method that levels up your playing today.

    That’s less than you’d pay for 5 minutes of a private lesson.

    Instead, you get a full multimedia shifting course that levels up your playing and helps you quickly reach your guitar goals.

    In return for this massive discount, I’d really appreciate your honest and constructive feedback so I can keep making my courses more successful for you and everyone in the MWG community.

    Other than that, all I ask for is your full commitment and positive attitude so you can get the most out of this shifting course and reach your guitar goals.


    How This Course Transforms Your Playing

    1. Never Miss a Note When Shifting - There’s nothing more annoying than learning a tough line, riff, scale, arpeggio, etc., only to be let down by poor shifting skills. No more. Shift with confidence and total accuracy with these exercises.

    2. Get Rid of String Noise Once and For All - Rid your playing of any unwanted string noise with these exciting and creative shifting workouts.

    3. Shift Anywhere on the Neck Clearly, Accurately, and with Full Tone - Learn the exact methods pros use to shift clearly, accurately, and with that full tone you want in your playing.


    What You Get with Fretboard Fundamentals - Shifting – Quick List

    Whew, that was a lot to take in! Here’s a quick recap of what you get when you enroll in Fretboard Fundamentals - Shifting.

  • Lifetime Access to Fretboard Fundamentals - Shifting ($20 Value)
  • Matt’s Proven Practice Strategy to reach your guitar goals. ($200 Value)
  • Feedback and Coaching from Matt 7 days a week. ($500 Value)
  • And More!

  • Zero Risk 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

    To make sure you have ZERO risk, you’re protected by a 30-day 100% satisfaction guarantee.

    If you’re not happy with this course for any reason, simply send Matt an email ([email protected]) or instant message, and he’ll refund your money.

    No questions asked. No hassle. No waiting.

    We guarantee that if you play these exercises you will reach your musical goals and have fun in the practice room.

    If not, we’ll make it right…right away!

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    Course Curriculum

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      Chapter 2 - 1234 Shifting
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      Chapter 3 - 4321 Shifting
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      Chapter 4 - 4th Finger Shifting
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      Chapter 5 - 3rd Finger Shifting
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      Chapter 6 - 2nd Finger Shifting
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      Chapter 7 - 1st Finger Shifting
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      Chapter 8 - Pentatonic Shifting
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      Chapter 9 - Scale Shifting
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      Chapter 10 - Arpeggio Shifting
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      Chapter 11 - Technical Challenge
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      Chapter 12 - Outroduction
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      What's Next?
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    Still Feeling Undecided?

    When does this course start and finish?

    This course starts now and never ends! It’s a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

    What if I am unhappy with the course?

    If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact Matt by email [email protected] in the first 30 days of your purchase and you will receive a full refund.

    Can I download the files for each course?

    You can download all PDFs, audio examples, and backing tracks to practice offline. The videos are only viewed on the page.

    What if I have a question about the courses or about music?

    You can post all questions related to the course in the comments section of any section. I aim to answer all questions within 24 hours of posting. Also, you can use the instant messenger on the bottom right of page to ask questions or you can email me at [email protected].

    What if I don’t know where to go next after finishing this course

    No worries, use our success paths and follow the step-by-step guides to learning what you want to work on – getting started, jazz guitar, blues guitar, guitar technique, lead guitar, rhythm guitar and much more!

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