Song Notes is creating easy-to-follow guitar lessons
41

patrons

$132
per month

Hello friends!

David Pots here, creator of Song Notes. Since 2013, I've worked hard to create easy-to-follow guitar lessons through my website and YouTube channel. I love playing the guitar, and I hope it shows through the lessons I create. I want nothing more than others to be able to find as much joy with music as I have.

But what's the deal with Patreon, you may be asking?

Patreon is a fantastic platform that allows independent creators like me to receive direct support from their wonderful community of fans. By pledging just $3 to my Patreon page, you'll not only support my Song Notes project – but you'll also receive some hand-crafted printable lessons (in PDF form) created by me. These printable lessons & chord sheets are a great way to learn the songs I make lesson for. 

Why am I asking for money from my fans?

Real talk: I spend many hours each and every week on these lessons – in addition to having a wife & kids, full-time job, and all other life-related obligations. While the lessons are a labor of love, they don't come without their share of late nights, early mornings, and hobbies put on the sideline.

I don't want it to always be this way – it's my goal to eventually, one day, go full-time with my Song Notes project as a business I can make a sustainable living on. But before that can happen, I have to build up the foundation for my future business to stand on. That starts with you, for just a few dollars every month.

Don't I already make tons of cash from YouTube?

No... I wish! It's true that I do make some money from pre-roll ads on YouTube, but these are pennies per hour given the effort I put in. Furthermore, relying on these ads for income puts me at the whim of YouTube – and their platform may change one day, at the expense of the creators who put the wind in YouTube's sails. I'd rather work directly for my community of fans (including you), as opposed to trying to appease the YouTube algorithm in my quest for views.

Money I make from your Patreon pledge – how would it be used?

In the near term, the community pledges would primarily be used to offset core costs of my Song Notes project. The instruments, the production gear (audio & visual), the server costs, the software I use for editing – these are all costs I've taken on myself over the last few years. Looking forward, my ambition is to invest the money back in this project with a longer term vision – i.e., building a bridge to eventually take this full time, and see if I can make it work as a way to make my living.

Thanks so much!

I appreciate that you've read this far, and hope you'll consider becoming a patron and directly supporting this project.
Tiers
Print-friendly PDF Access
$3 or more per month 36 patrons
🎸 Print-friendly PDF for each new lesson I publish – including chords, tabs, lyrics, and practice notes (approximately 4-5 lessons every month).


🎸 Be a part of the Songnotes community! Give feedback on lesson ideas, get behind-the-scenes updates, general Q&A.


🎸 Sample pack of 10 lesson PDFs from my library, to give you a taste of what's coming w/ each new lesson!

VIP
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
Everything above, plus...

🙏My sincere and most heartfelt thanks & gratitude for your very generous support. It means a lot. Every pledge at this level makes me feel one step closer to making a living doing this full time. THANK YOU!
Goals
$132 of $500 per month
At this level, I'll finally be able to afford a new camera for recording my lessons! Straight up – 98% of all my lessons have been shot on my iPhone. The phone I use every day. Don't get me wrong, it's a great device, but it's nowhere near the quality it could be. I want my lessons to be evergreen and provide value to you forever – and this goal (plus the camera it would make possible!) would let me ensure my videos take a step up in terms of production quality.
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Hello friends!

David Pots here, creator of Song Notes. Since 2013, I've worked hard to create easy-to-follow guitar lessons through my website and YouTube channel. I love playing the guitar, and I hope it shows through the lessons I create. I want nothing more than others to be able to find as much joy with music as I have.

But what's the deal with Patreon, you may be asking?

Patreon is a fantastic platform that allows independent creators like me to receive direct support from their wonderful community of fans. By pledging just $3 to my Patreon page, you'll not only support my Song Notes project – but you'll also receive some hand-crafted printable lessons (in PDF form) created by me. These printable lessons & chord sheets are a great way to learn the songs I make lesson for. 

Why am I asking for money from my fans?

Real talk: I spend many hours each and every week on these lessons – in addition to having a wife & kids, full-time job, and all other life-related obligations. While the lessons are a labor of love, they don't come without their share of late nights, early mornings, and hobbies put on the sideline.

I don't want it to always be this way – it's my goal to eventually, one day, go full-time with my Song Notes project as a business I can make a sustainable living on. But before that can happen, I have to build up the foundation for my future business to stand on. That starts with you, for just a few dollars every month.

Don't I already make tons of cash from YouTube?

No... I wish! It's true that I do make some money from pre-roll ads on YouTube, but these are pennies per hour given the effort I put in. Furthermore, relying on these ads for income puts me at the whim of YouTube – and their platform may change one day, at the expense of the creators who put the wind in YouTube's sails. I'd rather work directly for my community of fans (including you), as opposed to trying to appease the YouTube algorithm in my quest for views.

Money I make from your Patreon pledge – how would it be used?

In the near term, the community pledges would primarily be used to offset core costs of my Song Notes project. The instruments, the production gear (audio & visual), the server costs, the software I use for editing – these are all costs I've taken on myself over the last few years. Looking forward, my ambition is to invest the money back in this project with a longer term vision – i.e., building a bridge to eventually take this full time, and see if I can make it work as a way to make my living.

Thanks so much!

I appreciate that you've read this far, and hope you'll consider becoming a patron and directly supporting this project.

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Tiers
Print-friendly PDF Access
$3 or more per month 36 patrons
🎸 Print-friendly PDF for each new lesson I publish – including chords, tabs, lyrics, and practice notes (approximately 4-5 lessons every month).


🎸 Be a part of the Songnotes community! Give feedback on lesson ideas, get behind-the-scenes updates, general Q&A.


🎸 Sample pack of 10 lesson PDFs from my library, to give you a taste of what's coming w/ each new lesson!

VIP
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
Everything above, plus...

🙏My sincere and most heartfelt thanks & gratitude for your very generous support. It means a lot. Every pledge at this level makes me feel one step closer to making a living doing this full time. THANK YOU!