JamPlay Free Trial: What You Need to Know
A deep dive into the JamPlay free trial that includes the sign up process, what you can expect, and what you can get out of the program during the trial period.
Free trials are a critical part of almost every membership website. Though when it comes to JamPlay their free trial isn't widely advertised and is a bit more shrouded than programs like Guitar Tricks that more actively encourages and builds interest in their free trial period. Perhaps even more intriguing, there are actually two different free trial options that JamPlay provides.
To help remove some of mystery I'm going to sign up for both JamPlay free trials and detail the process as well as what you can expect on the "free side" of your membership.
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FAQ on the JamPlay Free Trial
There are a few frequently ask questions in regards to the JamPlay free trial, some of which could pertain to any membership site. We'll look at these before getting into the interior of the program.
These FAQs cover most of the questions surrounding the JamPlay free trial, at least the ones that I've seen and - in some cases - have asked personally. For those interested in the trial, checkout the button below. If you're still skeptical, read on for additional detail and some screen shots of the process.
Two Kinds of JamPlay Free Trials
As I alluded to earlier, there are actually two different free trials provided by JamPlay. They include:
- 30 Days: Requires credit card or PayPal account
- 7 Days: Requires only email and user account setup
This is something you don't get with many other free trial offers, in that you have the option to avoid using a credit card entirely, either by way of PayPal or by down-shifting to the seven-day trial. We'll primarily focus on the 30-day trial, though I'll also cover the process of the shorter option.
The 30-Day Free Trial with Credit Card
For those considering the 30-day trial, the credit card ask might be a hang up. However, it's is an extremely typical practice, true of powerhouses like Amazon, Netflix, and the PlayStation network. Where JamPlay actually does a little better in this regard (beyond providing the no-credit card option) is by letting you use a PayPal account to sign up, which may or may not be linked to a credit card.
Guitar Tricks now does this too in their free trial.
This is the process I used to sign up for my free trial test run to write this article.
I've pasted screen shots of the two options below, credit card first, then PayPal:
To checkout, I used the PayPal option, which took me to the following confirmation screen inside PayPal:
Once I hit the "Agree & Continue" button it bounced me back to JamPlay's congratulations screen which confirmed that I had 30 days free and had been charged $0.00. Note that it also mentions the $19.95 monthly price, which would be incurred, should I decide to keep the membership beyond 30 days.
The 7-Day No Credit Card Free Trial
To get in without a credit card, you'll go to a different free trial page.
On that page, sign up looks a little different:
Simply fill in the information to get started:
You should then get a verification email like the one below. Simply click the link to activate:
Clicking on the link will then take you to the "success" page where you can log in:
Once you click "Log in" you'll go through the exact same process we outline for the 30-day free trial (detailed under "Using the JamPlay Free Trial" below), including the "Setup" part with the questionnaire. Once finished, you'll have access to the site for seven days with no risk of being charged after the trial runs out.
Do I get access to everything with both trials?
Both the 30-day and 7-day free trials give you access to the entire site once you login with your new account. Everything will look exactly like a full, paid membership which is essentially what you have at this point, just without the payment.
Using the JamPlay Free Trial
To use the JamPlay free trial (either version) go to the login page and use the email address and password you signed up with:
Once you login for the first time, you'll go through a "Setup Your Account" wizard that is fairly thorough.
Of course most of this setup is optional, which is good considering the amount of questions it puts forward. I'd answer whatever your comfortable with, because it does help shape your experience with the program to an extent. From here, you'll be taken to your home dashboard where you can start browsing content.
Since the scope of this article is limited to the JamPlay free trial, I won't delve into details of the content within JamPlay courses. Though if you want more information on it, we have a couple reviews published that might be interesting to you, one video and one written:
Check those out for more information or just sign up for the trial and browse around for yourself.
I'll embed the video review here as well, for those interested:
Follow Up Emails
In my experience, JamPlay's follow up emails are far less aggressive than most with this type of trial sign up. However, the emails you do get seem to come from the 30-day free trial sign up and not the seven-day option.
For the 30-day trial I used an alias and a Sudomail email address.
After waiting a couple of days and checking the Sudomail inbox, I had two messages from JamPlay, both asking me to fill out a feedback form, the second of which promised to be the last such request.
Since then, I haven't gotten any additional emails, though I'm expecting to get one before the free trial runs out.
Is JamPlay's free trial the longest?
JamPlay's credit card free trial matches the 30 days that TrueFire offers, making it one of the longest in the industry. However, its seven day free trial is a more commonly-selected option and is one of the shortest, despite being available for a simple email address and no payment information.
The Longevity of a JAMPLAY Membership
So how viable is a JamPlay membership? What are the odds you'll continue finding good use for it beyond the free trials?
In my experience, JamPlay is more ideal for intermediate guitar players which means you can spend more time in each individual lesson and video. They also do a great job of regularly adding new courses from specific guitar players, which helps make the monthly membership worth it.
For those that want to hone their craft and work on particular aspects of their playing, the longevity of a JamPlay membership is certainly there.
The JamPlay free trial is surprisingly good.
It makes me wonder why they don't promote it more or at least make it more visible on their site. Of the major guitar lesson websites, they're the only one I know of that offers two different trials and makes their content available without a credit.
With some of the mystery taken out of the equation, give the trials a shot yourself and explore some of the JamPlay content.
Even if you just do the seven day option, that's plenty of time to look around and get a feel for the content. Once you do that you can decide whether or not it's a good fit for you in the long run. If you do, we'd ask you consider buying through one of our links to support Guitar Chalk.
Just use the trial button below. Thanks for reading.
Follow Up Questions
Do you have questions about the JamPlay free trial? If so, drop them in the comments section below and I'll take a look. If I can't answer your question, I have contacts I can reach out to that can help you out really quickly.