Gospel Guitar

Spice up your playing with essential gospel chords and concepts.
Join professional touring guitarist Isaiah Sharkey as he teaches you gospel guitar concepts and how to find your voice as a musician.



For all ability levels

Spice up your playing.

  • Expert instruction from John Mayer's touring guitarist
  • Learn how to find your unique voice as a guitarist
  • Track your progress
  • Comes with unlimited access to every class on Pickup Music

Step-by-step Instruction

45 lessons

HD video tutorials with interactive TAB, chord charts, and PDF class notes


3 week commitment

Learn at your own pace. Most students take three weeks to complete this class.


Learn the art of gospel guitar

Learn chords and skills to play gospel quartet guitar and find your voice as a guitarist.

Just the start

Unlimited access to all classes

Develop your skills with lessons for every step of your guitar learning journey – from beginner to expert.

An immersive online class

Learn gospel guitar in three weeks

Join your mentor Isaiah Sharkey as he deconstructs his approach to feel, rhythm, and gospel guitar. By the end of this Master Class, you’ll be able to confidently play gospel quartet-style music and walk away empowered to find your own voice as a guitarist.

Part I.

Part I. How to Find Your Voice

To start, Isaiah breaks down the journey to authentic self-expression as a guitarist with lessons on how to play what you hear and turning licks into concepts.

Part II.

Part II. Chords & Harmony

Next, you'll dive into the world of gospel guitar with techniques to improve your chordal skills and map out your fretboard.

Part III.

Part III. YouTube Videos (and the Concepts Behind Them)

In this section, Isaiah pulls back the curtain on the playing in some of his most popular YouTube videos, including performances with John Mayer.

Part IV.

Part IV. Songs from "Love is the Key"

To wrap up the class, Isaiah walks you through the theory and concepts behind three songs from his album Love is the Key.

Hear why students love this Master Class

Learn what makes Isaiah Sharkey's class so popular

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Jason K.

I love it. I’ve already delved into a lesson and it’s helping me get past a plateau in my guitar playing. It’s such a great value and a great idea to have lessons accessible to people without leaving home.

Join thousands of students around the world


Learn at your own pace

Learn through a step-by-step curriculum

The lessons in this class are suitable for guitarists of all levels. The curriculum was crafted by Isaiah along with our team of master's-level and pro touring musicians to give you the best possible beginner’s pathway for learning the guitar.

Isaiah Sharkey


Isaiah Sharkey

Isaiah Sharkey is one of the world’s leading guitarists. He won a GRAMMY in 2015 for his work on D’Angelo’s album Black Messiah and has worked with an enviable roster of artists, including John Mayer, Paul Simon, Lala Hathaway, Chris Dave, Lupe Fiasco, Kelly Price, and many others.


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  • 5 Minute Lessons
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  • Interactive TAB that you can slow down
  • PDF class notes
  • Artist Toolkit
  • Members-only forum

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  • 14-day free trial
  • 30+ Master Classes
  • 300+ SongSquads
  • 70+ Lick Packages 
  • 5 Minute Lessons
  • Artist Toolkit 
  • Jam Tracks
  • Members-only forum
  • Enter in the Emerging Artist Fund