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Offline hughesa1

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When should I use the RUST 1 DVD?
« on: December 28, 2011, 09:53:54 pm »
It does not mention anywhere on the site (well, I've had a look) about when to use this DVD. Should it be used at the same time as the beginners course or after the beginners course has been complete. And if at the same time, should certain parts be used with certain stages?

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Re: When should I use the RUST 1 DVD?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2011, 11:09:31 pm »

I did it after the beginners course (BC).  Rust is a more comprehensive look of the rhythm lessons in the BC.  Justin implies that you wait until you finish the beginners course under "Really Useful Strumming Patterns (RUST)" here.
http://www.justinguitar.com/en/BC-136-RhythmBasics1.php
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Re: When should I use the RUST 1 DVD?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2011, 12:21:41 pm »
So long as you can change between one or two chords, I'd advise using RUST whenever you feel your rhythm is holding you back and work through it as quickly as you like or as slowly as you need.
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Re: When should I use the RUST 1 DVD?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2011, 12:46:32 pm »
I'd agree with Tourni.  You can start RUST after you have a few chords down and some understanding of eigth note strumming. 
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Re: When should I use the RUST 1 DVD?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2012, 01:03:30 am »
I bought the rust 1 DVD just after completed the beginner's course. However I think it suits perfectly to use at the same time as the BC (add 5 mins extra to your practise schedule for strumming patterns though).

Also I think you'll see which patterns to practise at what stage, for example wait with practising the ties until you hear about them in the BC(BC-165), and wait with strumming pattern 16 and forward until you hear about it in the BC(BC-175).

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Re: When should I use the RUST 1 DVD?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2012, 09:05:38 am »
I think it's useful to do WITH the course if you are struggling with your rhythm playing, or wait until the end and use it while you consolidate your chords knowledge and changes.

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Re: When should I use the RUST 1 DVD?
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2012, 04:57:53 am »

I got the RUST stuff right at the end of Stage 7.   I've found it's a good time for it, because in the stage 8 practice schedule, he lists practicing all the strumming patterns though pattern 16.  Without the RUST 1 stuff, I wouldn't have known what to do or what exactly to practice.  I think waiting until after the whole beginner course is a little too late, because then the first half is too easy, although forcing myself to play it with a metronome makes it a little more challenging.   I'm thinking of doing RUST 2 after i finish the Beginner course.  So close now, halfway through stage 8.  These later stages definitely take more practice of everything, so I think it's another 2-3 months to finish.

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Re: When should I use the RUST 1 DVD?
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2012, 10:46:11 am »
hey thanks for the tips guys..

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Re: When should I use the RUST 1 DVD?
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2012, 07:09:22 pm »
I was in the same boat with whether I should do RUST while doing the BC. So glad there is a forum to go to for tips and info. Thanks everyone!  :)

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Re: When should I use the RUST 1 DVD?
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2012, 03:57:06 am »
I think it's useful to do WITH the course if you are struggling with your rhythm playing, or wait until the end and use it while you consolidate your chords knowledge and changes.

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Re: When should I use the RUST 1 DVD?
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2012, 04:52:52 am »
Not being able to play in time and/or up to speed for typical songs.

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Re: When should I use the RUST 1 DVD?
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2013, 02:25:55 am »
I started toe/foot/finger/anything tapping to all and any music at all and any time I hear music from when Justin introduced it in stage 2. My tapping has now progressed and I can follow patterns far above my own skills with a guitar. I got RUST mid-way thru S4 after struggling as to stay with simple down struming as recomended or to follow my instinct in to strumming that just seems right. D DUD D and D DUDUD and D DUD DU all seem so natural that since I my computer skills and net plan stuff have improved also that I can play along with most songs in the stages.
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I hope to hold back my RUST just a little so as to keep pace with the BC
I have also started the RUGS and will also just be pacing this with the BC

Any one that feels Begineer Guitar Stage 5, Really Usefull Strumming Teq and Really Usefull Guitar Stuff (1) is not enough can maybe start learning some stuff for me 8)
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