The Ultimate Guitar Playing Shortcut | The IOM Process


...FOR JUST £1

From: Ian O'Brien, Founder of - "The Process"

If you accept this proposal, it will cost you exactly £1...

That's right...

One. Big. Cash. Pound. 

That's the 'bad news'.

Now For The Good News...

In exchange for this tiny investment, I am going to give you the greatest gift I could ever give an adult like you with the passion to play guitar.

It's the key to my "guitar learning vault" ...a literal treasure trove of 'cheat sheets', video courses, resources and shortcuts to enable your guitar playing success. 

And I'm going to let you have them...


...(& a whole lot more)...

...for just £1

I'll tell you why in a bit, but first, I have a question for you...​

Are You Just 'Winging It?'

'Flying by the seat of your trousers?'

Picking up a bit from Youtube and maybe a little from a friend?

Practising 'trial and error?' guitar learning?

Or do you have a clear-cut plan to learn to play guitar? 

If you are 'winging it,' don't feel bad... you're not alone, For the better part of my guitar learning, that's what I did too.

And for a while, it worked.

When I was young, I learned to play by picking up bits and pieces from here, there and everywhere. Videos, articles, books, plus other players and teachers too. It was all disconnected fragments but 'winging it' got the job done. Eventually...

Because I learned as a teenager, I had the free time to spend hours looking things up, pouring over them, struggling to make sense of them and then trying to figure out how they worked on the guitar. I moved forward one gradual step at a time, but when it came to actually teaching other people to play, 'winging it' just didn't cut it anymore. ​

So I Did Something Most Guitar Players Would Never Do...

I'd been teaching a few people guitar privately and I was offered the option to do what I love for a living, to teach guitar professionally at music college. So over one summer, between playing music and teaching private students, I carefully broke down and systematised each and every aspect of learning to play guitar from scratch. 

I painstakingly analysed my own playing: What worked, what didn't and more importantly why. But I didn't stop there.

I sought out great books, DVD's, classes and teachers and set about creating step-by-step courses and resources to achieve my goal.

And I went deep. I looked​ into the actual psychology of how we learn...

I realised that if my students didn't learn then it wasn't their fault, it was mine. If they didn't learn then there was a problem with what I was doing.​

I started teaching with my new approach and something incredible happened:

My students felt like they were following easy step-by-step instructions, but I knew that my guitar learning systems and process allowed ​them to make faster and better progress then they'd ever imagined...

...and that's when I knew I'd cracked it.​

For example:

  • I created a resource of 6 'Effortless' Django Chords that beginners and frustrated players could play almost immediately...and use to play hundreds of the most popular songs of all time...
  • The 5 Steps To Playing And Mastering Guitar they could get playing and changing chords fast...
  • The 5 Essential Rhythms Every Beginner Guitar Player Needs, so they could get strumming smoothly and fluidly without interruption... and have a go to rhythm to strum for almost any song...
  • Syncopation Success: The 8 core rhythms that would take their guitar playing to the next level. And...
  • The 5 Simple Steps To Tuning Your Guitar With A Tuner...

...and that's just to name a few​!

I documented virtually every aspect of learning to play guitar in step-by-step detail for all of my students to use. (And there were over 6 complete video courses when it was all said and done).

Then I put them to the test...

I handed these courses over to my students to follow outside of their guitar lessons, as I wanted to save the lesson time to focus on their playing and solving any problems.​

My goal was simple: I wanted to see if somebody who wasn't an expert could follow the steps in these courses and achieve similar results.​

The First Tests Failed Miserably...

OK, maybe 'failed miserably' is being a bit harsh... but it wasn't great. (Although I'm sure it was better than they would have done on their own.)

My 'guinea pigs' asked a lot of questions after watching my courses, which told me exactly how I needed to beef them up and improve them.

So, that's exactly what I did.

And then I handed them back to my test group to try again.

The Result: SUCCESS!

I now had something that most people learning guitar only dream of having...

  • I had systems...
  • I had checklists...
  • I had 'cheat sheets'...
  • I had guides &...
  • I had complete video courses

In short, I had a brand new and different method of learning to play guitar that systematised all aspects of learning to play from the very beginning.

In fact I was so proud of how effective my beefed up video courses were, I decided to rename them 'Guitar Learning Systems'.

The Secret To Rapid Guitar Learning (And Getting Unstuck)

​Look, I'm no Jimmy Hendrix...Or Jimmy Page...or John Martyn....

...But when it comes to playing and teaching guitar, I've done pretty well.

I've been lucky enough to travel and play with musicians all over the world​.

But, I don't like to brag about my guitar chops or what I've accomplished with guitar. I've never won an award for my playing and you'll never see a picture of me on the front of Rolling Stone Magazine.​

But again, I've done well.

More importantly, the people I've taught have done well.

They've done VERY well...​

​Switching chords, strumming rhythms, overcoming their sticking points and being able to play along with their favourite songs in just a few sessions...

...Even if they'd never picked up a guitar until our first lesson.

At last count, I've taught over 500 people to play. From 1 to 1 lessons and small groups to whole classes of players at music college and BBC music workshops.

I Don't Say Any Of This To Brag...

In fact any astute guitar player will be quick to point out that "it's not how quickly you learn, but how thoroughly and effectively that matters."

I happen to agree.

And fortunately, the guitar learning systems that I created ​not only allow my students to get playing songs fast and overcome their doubts, such as having too fat or short fingers, being too old to learn or not having natural talent.

They also allow them to easily make sense of the whole picture of playing the guitar, the mechanics of it and how to actually learn to play songs on guitar by themselves.

In other words, my method creates self sufficient and independent guitar learners.

Until very recently, these guitar learning systems, video courses, checklists and cheat sheets were mine alone to use with​ my students.

They were locked in my resources vault and unless you attended in person lessons with me you'd never see or experience them.

They were my 'secret recipe'...

...Our 'Mystery Ingredient'

But recently I made a very bold (and some might say crazy) move at

I decided to take literally ALL of my guitar learning systems, video courses, checklists and 'cheat sheets'...

...My entire guitar learning process...


...and make it available to other people who want to play guitar. Beginners, struggling guitarists and for other guitar teachers to use too.​

I call it the 'Ian O'Brien Music Guitar Learning Process' (or 'The Process,' for short) because that's exactly what it is:

The exact series of steps for you to take to learn to play guitar in a fast and enjoyable way.​

And I've purposely made it step-by-step and systematic for anybody to follow who feels they don't have rhythm, guitar playing talent or a natural aptitude for music.​

As a member of 'The Process,' you get to see everything...

Plus, I'm​ continuously developing new resources and strategies for all aspects of playing guitar and when I do, I systematise it, document it and turn it into a 'Guitar Learning System' (A beefed up step-by-step video course) that all members can take advantage of.

​Here's a quick look at the Guitar Learning Systems that are already waiting for you inside The Process...


  • The Django Chord System...Get Playing & Changing Great Sounding Chords Smoothly & Fluidly Within 60 Minutes Of Practice
  • The Essential Strumming System...For Beginners & Struggling Guitar Players. The Step-By-Step Path To: Playing Your Core 5 Song Rhythms, Strumming Fluidly Without Interruption And Developing Solid Musical Timing.
  • The Beginner Song Chords System: Master Beginner Guitar Chords, Changes & Sequences...And Unlock The Playing Of Real Songs At Each Stage.
  • The Essential Guitar Tuning Course: 3 Step-By-Step Methods To Tune Your Guitar Now, Whatever Your Current Knowledge & Ability. Tune With A Tuner, With Reference Pitches & With Your Ear.

...and that's just to name a few!

These Guitar Learning Systems are great for complete beginners, but what if you've been playing for a little while and you know the basics?

What if you're having trouble taking your strumming to the next level? What if you want to improve your chord playing and chord changes? or if you want to learn new songs on the guitar?​

If any of these things are on your 'To-Do List,' then you'll love these Execution Plans. There's...

  • The Syncopated Strumming System...The Simple, Step-By-Step Guide To Get Strumming Off-Beat & Syncopated Rhythms On Guitar And Play Songs Using Them
  • The 6 Step Guitar Learning Style System...Leverage Your Natural Learning Preferences To Learn Songs On Guitar In Less Time
  • The Open Chord Anchor System: Master Open Chords, Their Changes & Unlock The Playing Of More Challenging Real Songs

...and this is just a SAMPLE!

These Guitar Learning Systems are without a doubt the ULTIMATE SHORTCUT to finally playing guitar the way you've dreamed of for so long.

And by joining 'The Process' today, you can have immediate access to all these Guitar Learning Systems: video courses, checklists & 'cheat sheets' for just £1.

Yep, just £1. 

But that's not all...

The Process - LIVE:  

Weekly In-Depth Song Lessons 

As a member of 'The Process' you also get to 'drop in' to our members only LIVE Song Lessons where I'll walk you in-detail  and step-by-step through how to play a complete song every single week ...

...I don't gloss over any aspect of the song or go too fast, instead spend a complete hour carefully breaking the song down into it's components. You'll lean each chord, rhythm and technique and more importantly exactly how to put them all together to play the song ...every single week. get to play along at every step of the way...

...and as it's completely LIVE, I'll be able to answer all of your questions about playing the song on the spot.

If you'd like me to speed up or slow down,  demonstrate something again, answer any question or focus on a particular part of a song for longer... I will.  

It's like you're sitting in a private guitar lesson with me, but without having to leave your own home!

...and I'll stay on until the last question is answered every single week.

Plus, in 'The Process: Live - Song Archive' you'll get access to the recording of every Live Lesson so far to watch later in your own time, as many times as you want.

Guitar Learning Questions VIP Membership - Your 24 Hours, 7 Days A Week Online Community Support Group

As a member of 'The Process' you're also getting VIP access to our private guitar learners community group 'Guitar Learning Questions'

Guitar Learning Questions is all about:

  • Sharing your guitar progress & experiences...
  • Asking questions...
  • Sharing what's working...
  • ...And getting help with what isn't, exactly when you need it.

​Our members include:

Fellow adult guitar learners of differing levels and abilities plus the Ian O'Brien Music team of expert guitar teachers.

And once you have shown that you are committed to this group, these members will be ready and able to come to your aid.

But fair warning: You will be expected to do the same and help out your fellow guitar learning community.

We never let a question go unanswered so ask away as much as you like.

and not only that... It's the easiest direct link to me...

Normally my private lessons are at £60 an hour (when I have availability), but as a  Guitar Learning Questions VIP, you'll have the opportunity to receive advice and feedback direct from me at no extra charge.

So you get it all...

  • The Guitar Learning System Library (all my guitar learning systems, video courses, checklists, shortcuts and 'cheat sheets'... literally my complete guitar learn process that I use to teach guitar at every level...)
  • Weekly 'Live Song Lessons' (So you can a new song every single week)
  • 24/7 VIP Access To Guitar Learning Questions -Learner's Community (So you can get help and support whenever and wherever you need it) and...

You Get It ALL - For A Full 30 Days - For Just £1

That's right...

Your investment in your guitar playing today is just £1...

I May Be Crazy...But I'm Not Stupid

It may come as a surprise, but I do have an ulterior motive for making this offer.

As you have probably already guessed, I'm not getting rich giving away my best stuff for just £1.

My sincere hope is you'll love what you see and choose to stay.

If you do, GREAT.

If not, that's ok, too.

Just cancel before the 30 days are over, and you'll receive a full refund.

But if you do love it (and I think you will), you'll automatically be renewed at our charter member rate of just £19.57 a month.

It's a tiny amount...

...especially when compared to what you'd be paying to go for weekly guitar lessons with a private tutor...

...or the time you'll save by getting a direct, specific and immediate answer to that one big question that's been plaguing you.

...Not having to waste time waiting for your next guitar lesson can make a big different to the speed of your progress. 

In fact, I'll make you a deal...

If you aren't able to start strumming your favourite songs, build confidence with your playing and getting helpful answered to your urgent questions during the first 30 days, then I'll insist that you bow out and look for help somewhere else.

Again, that's how confident I am in what you're about to have.

Click the Add to Cart button below, and let's get started...​

​See you on the inside,

Ian O'Brien,

Founder of

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How Long Will It Take To Get Access To This?

A: Immediately.

Your login and access information will be sent to the email address you provide, and I'll also explain how you can access The Process member's area.

Q: How Does This Compare To Having Lessons With A Teacher?

I've taught 1 to 1 guitar lessons for 14 years. Seeing the problems people have with traditional lessons is why I created 'The Process':

1. It's not possible to immediately take in and apply everything that is taught in a lesson. Often you'll need to 'get' one thing before moving on to the next and to 'get' that first thing takes practice. So, a certain amount of the teaching and your time is wasted. Having prerecorded video lessons and downloadable resources where you can return to what you need to know at any time, solves this problem.

2. You will always have questions unique to your guitar playing and learning that can come up at any time, not just during a lesson.

Not having to wait until your next lesson to get answers to your questions have a huge impact on your rate of progress.

In my members only Facebook group you can jump in, ask away and I'll get right back to you with your answer and a video demonstration of it.

3. 1 to 1 lessons can feel lonely. Having a sense of community around learning guitar is one of the ​reasons that people stick with it and overcome their challenges. Inside 'The Process' we have a growing community of guitar learners who encourage, motivate and inspire each other with their guitar playing every day.

Q: Is There A Guarantee? 

A: Yep...everything we do has a 60-day, no-questions-asked guarantee.

In other words, if you aren't happy for any reason, just let us know and we'll give you your money back. We obviously don't think that it'll come to that, but if you're even the least bit worried if this will work for you, the put your mind at ease.

You either get the results you want or you get your money back. It's as simple as that : )

Q: Do You Have Any Examples Of Other People Who Have Used Your Methods To Get Good Results?

A: Here are just a few...

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