Submission Guidelines


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Thank you musicians!

The submission deadline has passed. Voting starts on Wednesday the 21st at 10am PST.

The mission of Heartwood Guitar Instruction is to spread joy through music. Here’s a chance for you to join in on the spreadin’ this August. Submit a video of you or your band covering one of the 600 songs featured on this site, and then rally your friends to vote for your video. All skill levels welcome.

You Choose Your Grand Prize

$100 Gift Certificate to Musician’s Friend
A 1-hour guitar lesson (in-person or Skype) with Rob Hampton


Video submission deadline
Tuesday, August 20 at 12pm PST

Voting period
Wednesday, August 21 at 10am PST to Wednesday, August 28 at 2pm PST

How it Works

How To Enter
Upload your video to your YouTube channel.
Send Rob a link to the video.

How To Vote
All videos will be posted to a gallery on this site on Wednesday, August 21.
Visitors may cast one vote for their favorite video.
Facebook account required for casting votes and leaving comments.

Song Choice and Performance Guidelines
Song must be from this list of 600 chord charts.
Video must begin with performer mentioning the Heartwood Guitar Instruction Summer Cover Competition.
Video must be family-friendly (swearing in lyrics allowed).
Solo performers or bands welcome.
Instrumental or vocal performances welcome. There just needs to be some guitar in it, OK?

Questions? Shoot me a note.

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