One of the most common asked questions and misunderstandings about the site has to do with ‘how the downloads work.’ So, I wanted to create a post that best explains how everything works and what counts as a download and what doesn’t. I’ve got video tutorials that I strongly encourage you to watch as it explains everything much better than I could write it out. But first – Watching videos and accessing video does NOT count against your download limit. You can stream in and watch as much video as you’d like. This is unlimited!
Second, anytime you click on a link in the ‘lesson materials/downloads’ it will count against your overall limit. Unless it’s from “The Vault,” the ‘Beginner’s Course’ or the lesson is marked Free.
Third, I usually have two downloads for every song. One is just the PDF file of the tabs. The second one is .zip file containing the tabs and practice tracks. I do this because PDF files are much easier to handle on mobile and tablet. .Zip files can be a bit trickier and require an extra step. Plus, I have the audio tracks embedded on the lesson page so you can stream these in as well. If you’re comfortable ‘unpacking’ a .zip file then you really only need to download one item for each lesson.
Fourth, the reason for the download limit is simple. It’s to prevent people from joining, downloading everything, and then canceling. Most people find that 8 downloads are more than enough for each month.
Fifth, the download counter will reset on the 1st or 2nd of each month, not your billing date.
Sixth, if you don’t use up your downloads they do not carry over into the next month. It will always reset back to 8.