We use all of the membership fees to pay for Premium HD guitar lessons, exclusively for VIPs. Check our our promo video for one of our latest Premium lessons.
The premium video includes the full riff, played fast and then slowed down, with multi-angle zoom shots for clear viewing of the fretboard and what the artist is doing. There is also a full text description of what you need to do, with the tablature to help you.
VIEW PUBLIC LESSONS BEFORE ANYONE ELSE:
We regularly add free lessons for the public - as a VIP Member you will gain access to these lessons 2 weeks before anyone else. Check out this video for an emample of the teaching quality that can be found on our site...
We also specialise in advanced guitar lessons from some of the top guitarists from around the world. Check out this example!:
We have a mini-section of the site where VIP Members can share YouTube videos they've seen that others may be interested in, with sub-sections of 'guitar lessons', 'music videos', 'funny videos' and many more.
PREMIUM DOWNLOADS & TOOLS:
Not only do VIP Members get to use the free tools (online guitar tuner, an online metronome, backing tracks tool and more) VIPs get access to our HD wallpapers, backing tracks, and best of all - make use of the following 2 programs:
66 Licks This tools is usually sold for $49.95 and provides 66 licks recorded and tabbed in the same key. You can learn them individually to pick up some ideas, or you can add them together into a queue, and build a guitar solo! The licks are all designed to work together in ANY order!
Finger Trainer This program is usually sold for $34.95 and breaks guitar techniques down into 10 key areas (such as warming up, alternate picking, sweep picking, chords & scales etc.) and then contains a number of exercises for each area. You can work on the exercises 1 at a time, or add multiple exercises to the queue to keep yourself interested and focused. The exercises contain full audio (not midi!) to play along with.
VIP Members area already contributing to the site, so we do not ask you to look at our sponsors as well. All advertisments are removed to help you get to the content you want to see faster.
INTERACTIVE Q&A VIDEO CHAT:
Each month a Shred Academy instructor logs in via our video software to take an interactive video class, exclusively for VIP Members. The artists will take your questions, answer and demonstrate answers - anything you need help with, they will be there for you.
If you've ever had a question for someone who is truely a guitar virtuoso, you can take advantage of this amazing opportunity every month as part of your EXTREMELY small membership fee.
UP TO 50% SHOP DISCOUNT:
We have over 50 items in our shop specifically aimed at turning you into an advanced professional guitarist. Ranging from downloadable videos and eBooks to Finger Weights and guitar strings - as a VIP Member you are entitled to between 10-50% off anything you purchase from the store.
SHRED ACADEMY JUKEBOX AND BACKING TRACKS:
The VIP Members area comes complete with our Jukebox which contains tracks from Shred Academy artists and other instrumental guitar tracks you might be interested. You can even 'pop-out' the Jukebox so you can listen to the tracks while you browse the rest of the site. There is also a backing track archive which you can take advantage of via the bundled free tool "Jam Loopz"