What if you could finally break out of basic open chords and easily play hundreds of rich & lush chords on the fretboard?

Discover my step-by-step online course that takes you from knowing only basic chords, to full blown chordal mastery - without any complicated theory, in just a few minutes a week.


Antoine Michaud

Hi I’m Antoine Michaud - ambient guitar artist on Youtube, touring musician for Canadian progressive rock band Mystery, and founder of Ambient Guitar Academy.

Do you feel you know enough chords on guitar to fully express yourself?

If you are like I was a few years ago, the answer is a big NO!

At the time, I knew basic open chords like C, Am, Em, D.

I also knew barre chords and power chords… but that was about it.

There HAD to be something more than those basic chords. I kept hearing beautiful and rich sounding chords from other guitar players, but I had no clue how to play them or how to learn them...

I tried all of these methods, and it did not work.

  1. I asked my private teacher to teach me more advanced chords. And he taught me chords like Am7(b5) and Dmaj7… but I just didn’t get it. I didn’t understand what these chords were for and how I could use them. It was just mechanical: I learned new shapes, but they didn’t have a real purpose to me.

  2. I bought some books at the music store, but it was either beginner methods that were too basic or jazz bibles that were WAAAY above my head and my skill level.

  3. I spent many years getting a University degree... and that worked! But it took me more than 4 years of intense work. I had to rigorously study jazz, music theory, solfege, pass exams...

And those methods are demanding, complex and VERY long!

But there's a better way...

You are probably playing guitar part-time, as a hobby. You have too many responsibilities to spend this humongous amount of time, resources and energy getting a degree, deciphering complicated jazz books (tedious, especially if you don’t like jazz), getting regular in-person guitar lessons…

And this is exactly why I created my flagship online course on guitar chords.

So that you can learn advanced chords, simplified, in only a few minutes a week, from the comfort of your house.

And that’s going to take you a few months to master the world of guitar chords, not 5+ years like it did for me!

I wish I could have had an easy way to learn lush and dreamy chords back then. The only way that was available to me was the hard, long way.

And that’s not what I want for you.  

For that reason, I built this amazing online course for you, introducing...

A step-by-step online course to help you reach complete chordal mastery, learn hundreds of groundbreaking chords, and allow you to create any chord you want on the fretboard.

KORDZ Program takes you by the hand and makes advanced guitar chords accessible to you with this simple 3-step process.

Step 1

You watch the main lesson showing you a new bite-sized chord concept.

Step 2

You see me walking you through how to practice the exercises of the module.

Step 3

You know exactly how to practice those new exercises. Start practicing right away to implement those new chords into your playing!

Rinse and repeat for 18+ modules

... and suddenly, without realizing it, you are playing chords that only the most skilled guitar players in the world know (polychords, clusters, modal chords, non-diatonic progressions, etc). The kind of stuff they only teach you at University... now made super accessible to you, even if you're not an advanced player yet!

Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll learn inside the program.

  • Module 1 - Ambient Chords: First Look at All The Different Structures of Ambient Chords
  • Module 2 - Harmonization: Never Play The Wrong Chords Again by Learning How To Harmonize a Major Scale
  • Module 3 - Relative Minor: What is the Relative Minor and my Methods to Find and Play It
  • Module 4 - Triads: The Power of Triads and Their Inversions, Unlocking New Parts of Your Fretboard
  • Module 5 - Close Voicings: How Using Close Voicings Instantly Makes Your Chord Progressions Sound Better & More Balanced
  • Module 6 - Shell Chords: Discover a Quick Hack To Play Chord Extensions Easily
  • Module 7 - Extensions: Expanding Your Vocabulary With Extended Chords (7th & 9th)
  • Module 8 - 4-Notes Inversions: Open a Whole New World of Chords by Inverting 4-notes Shapes
  • Module 9 - Pedal Points: Learn My Absolute Secret Weapon: Pedal Points
  • Module 10 - Clusters: A Completely New Way of Constructing Unique Unresolved Chords by Using the Cluster Method
  • Module 11 - Polychords: Create Complex Sounding Extensions by Using My Easy To Understand Polychord Concept
  • Module 12 - Building Your Own Chords: The Simple Guide to Creating Your Own Chords by Following My Straight Forward Templates
  • Module 13 - Altered Chords: How To Play With Tension and Release to Give a New Dimension to Your Chord Progressions
  • Module 14 - Modal Chords: The Easiest Way to Approach Playing Modal With Your Chords (Without Any of the Overly-Complicated Unnecessary Stuff)
  • Module 15 - Mild & Sharp Dissonance: The Beauty of Mild & Sharp Dissonance and How To Correctly Balance It In Your Chords
  • Module 16 - Mode Mixture: A Quick Trick To Add a Modern Sound to Your Progressions: Mixing Opposite Modes Into Them
  • Module 17 - Non-Diatonic Chord Progressions: How To Create Unique Progressions That Break All Rules by Introducing Non-Diatonic Chords Into Them
  • Module 18 - Your Chordal Identity: Building & Refining Your Own Chordal Identity (and I show you mine)

+ many bonus modules!

The course workbook is included!

On top of all these awesome modules, you get one giant workbook for you to keep, of 87 pages.

It contains all of the chord diagrams of everything I show in the program. It has 400+ new chords inside for you to learn.

It also contains custom exercises so you can have something to practice in order to master the chords of each module. There are more than 200 pre-written progressions to read and play. (Note: a side effect can be a lot of extra inspiration to write your own songs after reading those progressions!)

"The things you learn with Antoine’s KORDZ program will make a huge positive difference in your ability to voice chords you never considered or knew existed before. It’s a alot of fun to be around friends you jam with and they ask: “hey what was that chord you just played?” Or things like, “wow, when did you learn those chords?” The best compliment I can give is that after paying for and using this course, I would not hesitate to do it all again or recommend it to anyone looking to expand their chordal chops. Thank you Antoine!"

Mark Sloan
KORDZ Program Student

This program is for...

► Intermediate guitar players who are searching for an easier way to master and play advanced chords;

► Guitar players who always play the same chords and want to expand x100 the chords they know.

► Songwriters who want to expand their chords vocabulary to write amazing songs;

► People who only know basic chords like Em, D, C and barre chords and want to bring their chord playing to the next level

And it is NOT for...

► Complete beginner guitar players (you should already know how to play guitar);

► People who don't want to practice (muscle memory to form chords takes regular practice, there is no other way!)

"I've always admired Antoine's chord usage: the soaring, open, spacious chords he gets. So I enrolled in the KORDZ program and haven't regretted it. Antoine shows step-by-step how to get those very sounds I love. Plus his approach is deep, opening up creative chord ideas to me and really helping me explore compositional opportunities I hadn't seen before. I highly recommend this course!"

Bill Keilt
KORDZ Program student

The KORDZ Program isn’t based on any complicated jazz book or advanced teaching method

It’s quite the opposite.

It always seemed like ‘’advanced’’ chords were reserved for jazz theory nerds or ‘’elite’’ musicians.

My job with the KORDZ Program is to simplify everything, create an easy to follow process and make advanced guitar chords accessible to anyone who wants to put in the effort.

The path is already traced, simplified and optimized for you. You only have to start and follow each step in front of you.

And because this process is so powerful, I can charge over $2600 to teach it to my one-on-one students.

All the knowledge contained in the KORDZ Program would take at least 1 year of regular and dedicated private lessons to cover all the material.

At an average rate of $50 per lesson, even if you took only one private lesson each week for a year, it would add up to $2600.

But when I decided to package my system into a course that anyone could follow, at their own pace, I wanted to make it as accessible as possible.

That's why you can join KORDZ Program for only one payment of $397!


No risk, 60-days money-back guarantee, no questions asked.
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I’ve packed a lot into the KORDZ Program because not only do I want you to become the chordal master that you deserve to be, but I want to guarantee that you don’t fail.

And to make it a no-brainer deal for you I’m giving you a 60 day 100% money-back guarantee with your purchase of the KORDZ Program today.

That’s right: Go through the course, check out the bonuses, follow the steps, put in the work, and if you don’t love it in the first 60 days of your purchase, send me an email and I’ll refund you immediately. No questions asked, no hard feelings.

If the KORDZ Program doesn’t work for you, I’d much prefer for you to take your money and invest it where you will be happier and get results. I just want you to unlock your chordal playing potential!

Also - if you sign up for the KORDZ Program today, you’ll receive some exclusive bonuses:

Bonus #1 – 4 Songwriting Chordal Trainings 

Learning a lot of chords is helpful to have more tools to choose from when crafting your own progressions, but what is even better is knowing HOW to use them.

In these 4 bonus videos, I walk you through each section of the program and show you how I would use the chords to write my own ambient guitar songs. 

I write a new guitar looping song in front of you and explain my whole thought process on the chords I decided to use for each layer of my song. 

It’s very valuable if you want to actually know how to write music with the chords you'll learn!

Bonus #2 -  KORDZ Beyond extension 

Once you’ll learn all the fundamentals, you would probably like to know where you can go from there.

I went above and beyond and created a whole new section of the program called ‘’Beyond’’, where we explore the outer limits of chord substitutions and fairly new concepts in the world of music theory and ambient guitar.

It includes those brand new modules:

  • Beyond Module 1: Harmonic & Melodic minor Chord Substitutions
  • Beyond Module 2: Advanced Modal Interchange (Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian and Locrian modes)
  • Beyond Module 3: Atmospheric Harmonic Relationships
  • Beyond Module 4: Super Scale Chords (over the top clusters)
  • Beyond Module 5: Negative Harmony

Bonus #3 – Melodic Stretching & Finger Independance (course)

I know some of the chords later in the program can be challenging because of the stretches. 

This course is a collection of 30 stretching exercises of rising difficulty + a few helpful tutorials so that you can improve your stretching technique and reach farther frets in a melodic way! 

(I was so tired of annoying stretching exercises based on symmetrical shapes. They sound awful. My exercises always stay melodic and are nice to play!) 

It's a great complement to the program and can also be used as a warmup before you practice the chords of the KORDZ Program. 

"I've been learning guitar on my own for about 11 years. The KORDZ Program helped my playing and opened new doors to discover musically. Antoine is a great player, teacher and has everything well thought out and planned in this course. If you want to understand or incorporate unique chords into your playing, don't look anywhere else: This course has you covered!"

Noel Beaulieu
KORDZ Program student

So here’s what you’re getting with the KORDZ Program:

  • All 18 KORDZ Program modules teaching about groundbreaking ambient chordal concepts.
  • Workbook of chords and exercises, total of 87 pages.
  • BONUS #1: 4 Songwriting Training Videos on how to write ambient songs with the chords you'll learn
  • BONUS #2: KORDZ Beyond extension (5 new modules added in 2020) to master the art of chord substitutions
  • BONUS #3Melodic Stretching & Finger Independence online course and practice pack.

Today you get access to all of this for only one payment of $397

Just think about it.

For less than the price of a an average guitar pedal, you can learn hundreds of new chords and finally unlock so many options on the fretboard!

Wouldn’t it be worth it to delay getting yet another new guitar pedal, then?

As guitar players, we are used to spend thousands & thousands of dollars on equipment over the years (guitars, pedals, amps, speakers, software, studio gear, cables, strings...), and sometimes we forget about investing to actually become better at playing guitar!

The KORDZ Program is the perfect occasion for you to expand your knowledge & your abilities on the instrument, so you can finally reach perfect chordal mastery.

Imagine a year from today...

Imagine a year from today when you’ll be knowing and mastering hundreds of new chords. Your friends will be impressed and you’ll be very confident about your guitar playing.

Imagine sitting down and having more ideas than ever to write songs of your own, thanks to the wealth of knowledge you have acquired on harmony and guitar chords

If you don’t act, everything is going to stay the same. You will play with the same basic chords you’ve always been playing and you will feel stuck and uninspired.

It doesn’t have to be this way!

You can do this - Advanced guitar chords don’t have to be complicated. Let me simplify them for you. I’m proof that it’s possible and I’m here to coach you every step of the way and make your life easier!

Get Instant Access to KORDZ Program!



KORDZ Program (18 modules)

Entire workbook (100+ chord charts and exercises)

4 Songwriting Trainings 

KORDZ Beyond extension (5 modules on chord substitutions)

Melodic Stretching & Finger Independence online course (tutorials + 30 musical stretching exercises)




KORDZ Program (18 modules)

Entire workbook (100+ chord charts and exercises)

4 Songwriting Trainings 

KORDZ Beyond extension (5 modules on chord substitutions)

Melodic Stretching & Finger Independence online course (tutorials + 30 musical stretching exercises)


Frequently Asked Questions

When you enroll, you have access to all of it, instantly! If you want to binge-watch all modules or rather take your time each week, it's all up to you. I want you to go at your own pace! You also have a lifetime access to it. 

Yes, if you are not happy with your purchase, you can get 100% of your money back up to 60 days after purchase, no questions asked, no hard feelings :-) 

You need to know: basic open chords, barre chords, how Major scales work & being able to find the name of the notes on the guitar. I take care of teaching you the rest!

By intermediate player, I mean being able to grasp open chord shapes with ease, being able to apply good pressure on barre chords and make them sound good, being able to play some songs from start to finish, and most of all, have confidence that you can sound great on guitar. If you are not able to switch chord shapes from one to another or have a hard time playing barre chords without buzzing, this program might be too hard for you. If it's the case, take your time to cover the base, and come back here after!


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