Song Notes by David Pots

is creating easy-to-follow guitar lessons

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🎸 Access my existing library of 200+ print-friendly PDF chord sheets (includes chords, tabs, lyrics, and practice notes for each lesson).

🎸 Ongoing access to new videos and PDFs I continue create (1-2 per week) – you'll get an email whenever I publish something.

🎸 Be a part of the Song Notes community! You can send me private messages, suggest songs for new lessons, and participate in the discussion around each video (not open to public).

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🙏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!

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New here? ☝️ Watch this video for a quick 2-minute explanation of what this is about!

Existing Patreon supporters: browse my full library of videos & PDF chord at playsongnotes.com


About me & my Song Notes project

David Pots here, creator of Song Notes. Since 2013, I've worked hard to create easy-to-follow guitar lessons through my website, my YouTube channel, and the library of PDF chord sheets I've been creating. 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 access to 200+ hand-crafted printable lessons (in PDF form) created by me – plus all new lessons I make going forward. These printable lessons & chord sheets are a great way to follow along with my video lessons.

The $3 charge is monthly, with no commitment. You can cancel anytime and keep all of the PDFs you've downloaded. Whether you support me for a few months or many, the support is tremendously appreciated.
 

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.

What existing supporters are saying:

  • "I've seen more guitar instructional videos on the web than I can count but but no one does a better job of explaining and simplifying a song as you do, with the added bonus of a downloadable PDF. I just got back into playing acoustic guitar last year after a hiatus of too many decades. Keep up the good work you do for all us beginners, re-beginners and not so beginners." – David

  • "I enjoy your lessons and teaching style. They are practical and I love that you break things down in an easy to understand way. Also your lessons are fun! :) I'm a happy supporter and thank you for providing great service and your musical gift." – Tangie

  • "You are such an amazing teacher! You describe steps in detail that is so necessary for beginners like me. Thank you for all that you do!" – Cara

  • "Man, you're the best out there and the way you break things down with printables along with the different camera angles helps me in ways I can't put into words. It's truly a pleasure to be a Patreon supporter of yours!" – BB

  • "You are the very best on the web for teaching how to play a particular song down to the details that deliver a truly professional sounding version. I love it!" – Nick

Thanks so much!

I appreciate that you've read this far, and hope you'll consider becoming a patron and directly supporting this project.
Goals
300 - reached! patrons
At this level, I'll be able to afford an upgraded microphone to up the quality of my videos. This will not only make the average video (recorded in my makeshift garage studio) sound better, but it will also allow me to record in more places – my bedroom, outside, etc – which ultimately will lead to more lessons. 
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