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Title: The Thank You Thread
Post by: CrocodileBob on March 18, 2008, 12:46:48 am
I wasn't sure where or how to post this.  Seemed like as good a place as any, right here.

Justin,
I wanted to thank you for putting your this site together.  I come back to it time and again as I learn to play.  For reference, recommended songs, basic chord charts, and like that.  The information you provide is accurate, reliable, sensible, easy-to-read, and easy-to-use.  Unfortunately, I am currently unemployed, and cannot afford one-on-one lessons here, but I can certainly kick-in a few bucks that will keep me going until I'm back earning a reliable income again.  So today I donated $25.  Not much, but I know I'll get that value and more back again by the time I get that next paycheque.  And others will benefit, too.  Keep up the great work.  Thanks again.
Jim
Calgary
Canada

I challenge others to do the same.  Kick-in $5, $10, $20. 

(No affiliation, or interest, in Justin, or this site, ... total disclaimer blah blah blah....  I'm just a creative who wants to learn to play my guitar, and who's found a great resource here that needs some support.)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: mikeyav on March 20, 2008, 06:32:20 am
Another thank you, also from Canada.

This is an amazing site. Don't tell anyone, but I learn more here than from my guitar teacher hey ho!

I've donated 25 bucks and challenge others to donate what they can.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: JZMassive on October 12, 2008, 05:30:36 pm
A couple of days ago a friend recommended this site to me, so I thought I'd give it a shot as I was looking to learn theory for my guitar playing. I couldn't believe it when I found a site that wasn't swamped with adverts, false claims and anyone and everyone trying to sell me stuff I don't want.

The lessons have helped me so far and will continue to do so. Just wanting to say thanks to Justin and everyone that keeps this site going, it really is a haven.

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Classical_Guitar_Guy on November 04, 2008, 04:57:14 am
 I have been a fan of yours now for a little over a year.  Well since I was released from Fl DOC.  And I give you full props for what I have seen in just the last year.  A real generosity, a love of guitar playing, a sincere friendly vibe; all of these idealistic ways permeate throughout my small insignificant existence and perpetuate into the lives of others who have never heard the name Justin Sandercoe.

You transcend the spirit of what guitar playing is all about and I thank you for that.  Playing the guitar is my self help, my therapy, my slow climb back to hapiness through education.  And you have been a dynamic inspiration in my restoration and healing. 

Thanks again dude, and please never evaluate your success in dollar amounts or underestimate your true calling, which is to teach the LOVE of playing the guitar. 

With Admiration and Respect,
Classical Guitar Guy
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jiggyjohn_guitar on November 15, 2008, 02:29:32 pm
this jiggy john...i really appreciate the marvellous job yu r doin...i stay in INDIA but i really wish to come to UK n ve direct guitar class with yu..thanks to jedi for his kind support as well...i wrote couple of times to jedi...im gettin lots of tips frm ur site n tats true..im still in beginners stage but i  aspire to be in a much higher stage n im workin towards that nw..so keep up the gud work guys..yu guys r amazing..cheers!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bart on November 20, 2008, 01:51:49 pm
Hi Justin and Team,

Let me quickly introduce myself. My name is Bart, 38, live in Belgium and discovered your site/forum recently.

I used to play guitar in a (rock/metal) band more than 20 years ago. Last couple of months I got the 'guitar vibes' again,
so decided to buy a guitar. (Ibanez GRG serie) At least I can say now I have a hobby again :-)
I don't have a real amp. I use Cubase and Amplitube amp plugin.

After picking up some basics again, practicing scales/chords etc, I decided to go on the net and look for some info.
Man, what a difference. In my days, I had to travel to certain cities where I could buy books with tabs/chords in it.
Now, you just google for something and there you go.

I think your site is great. For the beginning musician, you can find tons of examples to practice
and it gives me a lot of inspiration to come up with new licks etc.

I don't have a lot of time to spend, due to busy professional life, but from time to time when I have an hour to spare,
I like to fool around with my guitar a bit. Also travel a lot so I'm seperated from my new toy a lot.

Anyway, thanks again and well done you and team. This is great stuff !

Regards - Bart
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: TB-AV on November 20, 2008, 03:09:59 pm
Welcome Bart,

Have fun!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bart on November 20, 2008, 04:12:55 pm
Thx.

I also welcome comments/tips/questions from everybody on this forum !

Bart
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: LievenDV on November 20, 2008, 04:34:47 pm
Greetings Fellow Belgian (I'm from Mechelen)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bart on November 20, 2008, 05:58:17 pm
Haha cool.
Don't you think this site is great?

And the internet, man, what a great resource.
In my 'old' days, I had to search for tabs/chords myself by 'ear', now you just google it.

Hope I can improve my game a little.

Cheers - Bart
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: LievenDV on November 20, 2008, 09:37:48 pm
when you've got the vids all figured out, you'll learn something alright :)

yeah the site is great...that might explain my number of posts :p
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: N o o R on December 01, 2008, 08:13:45 am
thanks............
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Chance on December 04, 2008, 04:44:59 pm
I have never posted anything anywhere (don't know if I'm doing this correctly either) but I had to make an effort to say "Thank you Justin" You are truly a class act. I have been all over the internet looking for help as a beginning guitarist, and both you and your site have been incredibly helpful and thorough, I have donated what I can, but almost feel guilty about how much you have provided for so little in return. I'm rambling now, but seriously, if you see this....Thank you.

Sincerly,
           Chance J.   Phx, AZ. USA
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Xaromir on December 11, 2008, 09:10:51 am
I have donated what I can, but almost feel guilty about how much you have provided for so little in return.

Same here, donated a little while back. :/
But i hope it adds up. ^^
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: fitadude on December 20, 2008, 04:24:25 pm
Justin,
Thank you so much for your help on your site. Life have been tough for a bit with just recovering from cancer, then having trouble with my wrists then getting laid off from my job. Things are tough in the U.S. but we have been spoiled for so many years. We are just getting a taste of what has been a common thing in the rest of the world.
I have always wanted to play guitar but never thought I could. I am sure I will never be a pro I will be able to use it in the youth ministry that I have at my Church.
I am quite short at the moment but when I get back on my feet you will be getting a good donation I promise you that. I have told some other people about your fantastic site and I know they said they will donate as well.
Again thank you for your site and effort and love of music. God bless you in all that you do and Have a very merry Christmas to you and your family.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: mozza on December 22, 2008, 10:36:11 pm
Just a quick post to say how much I am enjoying the web site (working thru the blues at present) + wish all the very best for the festive season and New Year to Justin and all the site users.
If music be the food of love......
Mozza
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: giovanni78 on December 24, 2008, 07:03:36 am
hi there

first of all my name is giovanni i'm from holland 30 years old.
so please forgive my if my grammar is wrong.
i just start playing the guitar for about 2 months, a guitar my father gave to me. and just looked on the internet for some cool things and stumbeld on your site and never looked futher.
i took your lessons and now i can already play some songs and my father was stun by it so thanks for that .
i know you rather see a other thank you but i prommise that next year i will donate because for now it's well you know .
so first of all i wanna thank you personal and your team as well for this great site and helping me with my guitar.

so i wish you and evry one who has made this possible a verry merry christhmass and a rocking new year

greetings giovanni from holland
ps i read on your forum that you a recording a cd and that you may be touring in europe? any changes your touring in the netherlands please keep me posted thanx
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bluepingu34 on December 24, 2008, 08:40:59 am
Hi Giovanni
Have a look at this. (http://www.justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?board=31.0)
I think a few people have already requested the Netherlands but not sure, so have a look just in case.
Merry Christmas
A
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: giovanni78 on December 24, 2008, 09:37:44 am
ok thnx had taken a look and whe keep watching out when he is comming to the netherlands
but i ment for a tour with his band i thougt i read that somewhere on this site

but manny thanx and a merry christmass to all
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: kosko on December 27, 2008, 12:18:14 am
I'm a 20 year old college student in the US and I took lessons for a while but then just couldnt afford it.  Then i stumbled onto this site and I can't say thanks enough for doing all of this for people like me who just can't afford lessons at the time.  I've been playing for a couple years and I'm still learning! You are such a big help to furthering my playing and I just wanted to say thanks!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Magnus on December 27, 2008, 03:58:19 am
OK, I'm completely new to the forums so forgive me if this is the wrong place for such a topic.

I'd just like Justin to know how unbelievably thankful I am to him. Justin, you've been an absolute inspiration! Not just with your lessons which are EXTREMELY helpful, but with your approach and your generosity as well. I'd love to donate and do as much as I can to return what you've done for me and SO many other people, but alas, my parents don't trust internet with their money. =/ But I'll still try to convince them somehow, or just donate when I, myself, become capable of doing so. Anyways, thanks again, Justin! Peace, take care. :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Skyline on December 28, 2008, 12:48:29 pm
I picked up my first guitar about 8 years ago, but never really learnt how to play it. About 10 months ago now, I decided to give it another go. I was asking for help on another music forum when I was linked to your channel on Youtube, and after 10 months of watching, practising and learning, I'm finally getting to a stage whereby I can play my guitars for enjoyment - all thanks to you! I've also recommended you to my cousin and a few of my friends in order for them to start learning to play.

Thanks again. :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bluepingu34 on December 28, 2008, 12:53:13 pm
Hi skyline
I know you're new here, and Justin deserves to be thanked etc. etc., but honestly, this is the 3rd "Thanks Justin" thread I've read in 1 hour. Maybe someone should set up a new section just for thanking Justin  :D
A
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: knighty 1 on December 28, 2008, 07:56:53 pm
Hi skyline
I know you're new here, and Justin deserves to be thanked etc. etc., but honestly, this is the 3rd "Thanks Justin" thread I've read in 1 hour. Maybe someone should set up a new section just for thanking Justin  :D
A
  well blue , he doesnt know that ,and if you dont see his appreciation ,poor you
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Skyline on December 29, 2008, 12:42:19 am
The title of the thread isn't miss-leading; you didn't have to click and read. =P

Sorry if it is in the wrong place.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Mark L on January 01, 2009, 11:24:14 pm
Got myself a Guitar for XMas and found a few of your Lessons on You Tube and i am now working my way through the tutorials cant imagine i would ever of figure out how to play using the "Instant Guitar" DVD is got with the Guitar.
Will almost certainly be buying DVD's and Lesson Books once i figure out the ones i need.

Great site and great work Justin (and Jedi?)

Mark.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Abreaction on January 21, 2009, 12:56:37 pm
The last few years i've been getting over a stabbing that left me near dead, my confidence took a knock and i was a bit fearful about going out. I visit the site a lot and it's helped me with my guitar playing although my concentration is erratic at times. More importantly it's helped me with my confidence and life is getting easier. I lost everything as result of the attack, my home, job my health and life at times has been very empty and lonely but justinguitar.com filled in a lot of gaps for me.... thanks justin you have no idea the positive impact you have had on my life... and you thought you just taught guitar!

~Mike~



Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: CGChief on January 26, 2009, 01:11:34 pm
Cool,

I get to be first.

Justin, I just wanted to say Thank you for this site and all the time and effort that both you and Jedi have put into it.  I've learned load from you and hope to keep learning and progressing as a player.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Dragon Man on January 26, 2009, 01:13:42 pm
Let me be the first to jump in and say Thank You Justin  ;D

I have been playing on and off for about 30 years and never got anywhere.
But thanks to your site and videos it finally all makes sense and it works!!!!

My 12 y.o. son is learning along with me and he made this video to say Thank You to you  ;)

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=Aae66DmwaGY

Thanks Justin, from your Aussie mates  ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Liam on January 26, 2009, 06:44:41 pm
Cheers justin you seem like a really awsome guy, id love to hang with you  :P
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: andrew29 on January 26, 2009, 11:33:03 pm
hey justin i just wana say you have done a really good job with this site and it has improved my guitar skills i am gettin to know the fretboard alot more and i can play alot more solos thanks to you and i am learning alot more styles and genres compared what i use to do by just learning one kind so thanks justin wouldlike to talk to you some time

andrew29
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: RJDec86 on January 27, 2009, 03:52:04 am
Hey Justin just wanted to say hello and that you are doing a great job w/all your lessons and music...you are a huge help to us virtual guitar freaks who love to learn new songs.
Take Care ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: redboat on January 27, 2009, 12:43:11 pm
Thank You Justin!

Thank You for You and Your Team to put together this excellent site! I’m just a beginner, but I haven’t seen such a good serried site, where the music theory and practice would be in balance. I got my guitar for Xmas 2007 but I didn’t feel like practice at all because I was not sure, weather my doing is right or wrong. From the absolute 0 I could develop to the absolute 0.
Then last week I crashed to your video on the YouTube, then I looked up your website. And the puzzles become to their places (especially the lessons TB-006 and TB-007 were very useful.) Now I have joy practice the guitar every day. (Now I’m on 0,2)
Your lessons are focused and detailed at the same time. Focused, because it fits to my scheduled – I can find something to work on, if I have 10 or 20 minutes – and detailed, because there are all the important answers in the videos. The Practice Routine is very helpful, so I can feel how do I develop, and found a self-confidence that I will be able to PLAY the guitar in a year!

So Thank You again! Please keep on running this site!
Peter
(Hungary, Szeged)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: carioca on January 27, 2009, 01:47:07 pm
i learn respect you more than a musician but by a good man you are thanks for the video classes. carioca/ sao paulo /brazil.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jiggyjohn_guitar on January 27, 2009, 06:03:37 pm
hey j are yu  tired of all these thankin massages? ;)hehe anyways ur stuffs are cool and yu r double cool :)cheers!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: pangkwokfungben on January 27, 2009, 06:21:27 pm
Hi Justin.
I am from Hong Kong and I have learnt so much from you. I just want to thank you. You somewhat open my mind of music while I am learning from you.

By the way, this link
http://www.justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=13696.0 (http://www.justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=13696.0)
is my songs and I want to share with everyone, especailly you. Because your thoughts of songwriting provoke me to start writing songs. The 16th one "We Are Family" is the product of your lessons about the trial chord on the first three strings. It means a lot for me if I know that you have listened to it.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: kmasterton on January 27, 2009, 06:28:55 pm
Justin i can promise you this as soon as i get myself back into the work force you'll be getting that donation !! Keep this all up this site has improved my ability so much


thanks youuu
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: guitar player on January 27, 2009, 08:21:14 pm
Also thanks your lessons are awsomme and very clear i learnt your 'sweet child o mine' lessons in 1 day including both solos

great job  :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Tomps on January 27, 2009, 09:15:21 pm
Hello!

Few years ago I wouldn't even touch guitar because I thought that it's hard to play it and that I would lose my nerv in that. But now in teenage I really wanted to learn to play ando so I bought my first guitar and luckily I was lookin for video on youtube that how to play sweet child o mine and I ran into justins lesson which was the best of all. That way I discovered this site and It has helped me learn really fast. I have played only 4 months and I can play almost like I'd had played 1 year! Thank you Justin! I want and will donate some money as soon as I get some. Or then  when I become an international super guitar star player >: D.
Thanks again. You are the best teacher ever Justin!

-Tomps    <- you may want to keep that name in mind for the future  ;)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: peter w on January 28, 2009, 06:36:25 am
Hi Justin

Hope all is well with the tooth now matey, I simply want to echo other comments in this forum by saying I saw you on youtube and have since decided to come here and study your programs/lessons as I found them really easy to follow and well laid out. The blues is new to me and I never learned the pentatonic scale when I first started playing over 36 years ago, so I'm "going back to school" as it were with you as my tutor!. I recently bought a CF Martin HD 28 Standard series, made in 1997, and really want to learn to play it well......(was a 44th birthday present to myself). I will also donate when I'm able, but being on a disability pension with Parkinson's Disease makes life tough financially, however as a fellow Aussie, you know my word is good. Sounds silly I know, but playing guitar really helps with the stiffness I get in the right hand and arm, because I'm moving it constantly I guess.
Anyway, I best stop flapping my gums here and get back to lesson 14, exploring the pentatonic scale, ....having a lot of fun with it too, just like you said. Hope to see you for lesson 15 soon!.

Hooroo,

Peter
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: squizzy on January 28, 2009, 05:09:46 pm
Hi Justin
As a single parent father of three who's now got tons of time on his hands whom many many years ago played the old axe and made a meger living out of playing pubs and parties in the Northwest of England,tunes like wondereful land and Apachie by the Shadows (embarasing now :P). I'de like to say what a crackin site you have, full of masses of information on all kinds of stuff Ive spent hours just going through it !! Gonna get the cobwebs off the geeetar and see if I can have a go again at the ripe old age of 59!!!
You explain it so well! you should be so proud of it.As soon as I get some spare cash youre havin it!!
Take care Justin you are a Diamond
Ian from Manchester UK
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: justinguitar on January 28, 2009, 11:04:03 pm
Thank you all for your support :)

I really feel honored that you guys dig my work, and I hope to bring you much much more as time allows.

It also makes me really happy that I help some of you outside the guitar realm... the guitar has sure helped me through some tough times. A guitar makes a great companion, even if it can be a frustrating journey at times, it is a wonderful release from this increasingly uncertain and difficult world.

Take care y'all, J



Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Max43 on January 29, 2009, 02:35:44 am
Hi Justin

Just wanted to say that I think your site is absolutely fantastic, and very useful. I've recommended it to loads of people.

I only have one tiny constructive criticism, and its about your little paragraph on Darfur at the bottom of the home page. I'm from Sudan myself and those two sites you link at the bottom are a little off the mark, especially the 24 hours for Darfur one, the video at the start of that one is one of the most biased accounts I've seen on the issue, any source which labels the the crisis in Darfur a Genocide should be immediately ignored.

Its great that your raising the issue on the front page of this site but maybe you could direct peoples attention to a websites like Medecins Sans Frontieres (www.MSF.org) where the money they donate can really help, This is just a suggestion there are many other good NGOs working out in Darfur, also if you would like a more truthful account on the subject I'd recommend "Darfur, the road to peace" by David Hoile, who actually worked at Uni's in both Khartoum and Darfur(Nyala).

Again, your site is wonderful and I shall keep visiting (and donate too!)

Max

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: madslc on January 29, 2009, 04:48:20 am
Thanks Justin. I have been using your site a while and have bought around 6 DVD's from you. They are great and have taught me so much. I have also enrolled at the ICMP now and am enjoying the acoustic guitar course there.

I recommend your site to everyone as not only is the information diverse but it is also accurate which I have not found anywhere else on the internet.

Thanks again.

Simon.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Ziggy Stardust on January 29, 2009, 03:32:26 pm
Hi Justin

TBH I'd have probably given up the guitar a long time ago if I never found your videos, and if I hadn't I certainly wouldn't be half as good as I am today. The technical exercises in particular have made, and are still making me improve so much, and it's not just the exercises themselves, it's the way you explain them too. Not to mention the song lessons and the information about transcribing, which I don't think I'd ever have bothered or even heard about other wise. I always look forward to your lessons and long may it continue, I say.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Brajan on January 29, 2009, 05:12:28 pm
Dont now where to start..first of all i whona thank u for this site and time u spent in teaching as playing the guitar for FREE!! I cant believe there are still people who think the way u do.Im 22 years old and always whonet to play guitar so i buy guitar a while ago and start searching on net for some guitar lessons,so i find your video on youtube!So far im doing great i learned basic chords and i even wrote one simple song by myself!! your videos and way u are learning  is fantastic!! I thought i will never learn to play guitar ..but with your lessons it is so simple and easy and i cant thank u inaf!!! God bless u Justin u and Jedi master ;) and all of your crew for the things u are doing!! And i promise i will learn from your lessons until i become an averege guitar player!! Love u all and keep a good work!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Olstoat on January 29, 2009, 08:39:16 pm
Firstly, I balls up my user name. It was supposed to read Oldstoat but couldn't see how to change it.
My daughter is learning clasical guitar and was interested by the dusty old Telecaster & Strat under the stairs. I showed her a few heavy rock riffs and she quickly wanted an electric for Christmas. It inspired me to pick them up again but I was stuck in a time warp where I left off when I was younger. Your site has helped me kick-start things again and I'm having fun. I dropped a few quid in the donation but FYI the UK PayPal didn't seem to like my Aussie Visa card.

PS: My daughter walked off with my Fender Sidekick so I bought a Peavey Vypyr 30W modeling amp. If there's anyone looking for a low cost amp that does everything I recommend it. I never though a non valve amp could sound that good. Way better than the Vox Valvtronix I tried out at the same time.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Skyro on January 29, 2009, 08:54:27 pm
Justin ur great guitar player, I'm really beginner, but i know how to play knockin' on heaven's doors by 5 minutes! Really good teacher...and sympathic people  ;) but i have problem...i cannot find more acoustic guitar video lessons for some songs....can u post me here link? BIG Thx....and ur really great ;)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: everlastingshroom on January 29, 2009, 11:53:45 pm
EXCELLENT! your the best man. Thankyou justin and all your team.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Beriol on January 30, 2009, 02:53:25 pm
I just want to say thanks, Justin. I'm a beginner but I learnt a few song from you and I think you're a great teacher, keep it up!

Greetings from Italy  ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bluepingu34 on January 30, 2009, 05:31:43 pm
Justin ur great guitar player, I'm really beginner, but i know how to play knockin' on heaven's doors by 5 minutes! Really good teacher...and sympathic people  ;) but i have problem...i cannot find more acoustic guitar video lessons for some songs....can u post me here link? BIG Thx....and ur really great ;)
Have a look here :) (http://justinguitar.com/en/ST-000-SongsTAB.php)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Quark on January 30, 2009, 06:39:30 pm
Justin, thanks for the adventure.

W
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Thule on January 30, 2009, 07:13:41 pm
Dear Justin, thanks for being the best virtual guitar teacher for me .
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: surfer69 on January 31, 2009, 01:45:56 am
I found you thro' YouTube..
Looks like exactly the kind of help I need, just crossing the line between playing and theory.
Perfect for an engineer looking to get in touch with his rythmic side... That'll be me then.

Looking forward to the journey


Can I just suggest that you put 'Previous...Next' links at the bottom of every page?
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Dirk1964 on January 31, 2009, 02:24:09 pm
Hi Justin,

found you and this site on You Tube. Just started a couple of month ago, but you really help me a lot....especially with that strumming lesseon in the beginner course...great ! ...in some of your videos you are wearing a cap. My wife wonders why all guitar player are wearing a cap, because my guitar teacher in real life is always wearing a cap  8).....Thank you Justin for all your support !!

Kind regards from Germany

Dirk

p.S I also love the spell check in that forum...  :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: desy2478 on February 01, 2009, 05:46:27 pm
Hi Justin

I recently got my hands on my Dad's old 1960's Harmony Rocket and thought it would be a good opportunity to learn how to play better, as it's a lovely sounding intrument with a nice action.  I've been stuck at what you'd probably call the BBQ song playing stage now for ages.  Although I really enjoy strumming and singing my favourite tunes I've never progressed much further than this until now.

Your site is superb and has really opened the flood gates of learning for me. Everything is starting to make sense now and it's such a thrill when I discover something new and it all clicks.  Within only a few weeks I'm jamming along to my favourite tunes with the scale patterns I've learned and it's such a great feeling. It was well weird last night.  I was jamming in minor pentatonic shapes E and D when i suddenly launched into shape G which I'd never even practiced before! Crazy stuff. Now when I next meet a guitar playing freind I can have a half proper jamming session instead of just playing songs out of tab books. Yey!

Thanks!

Matt

PS Donation imminent.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Kysercapo on February 02, 2009, 03:20:26 pm
Justin, I found you a few weeks ago.. Hats off to you for helping others learn these cool tunes. I know you sad you dont have a deal with us on your Killing me softly vid. Thx for talking up our product :) I would like to send you some goodies if you dont mind. Hit me back if you can.

Nick Palmer
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: rose on February 02, 2009, 09:33:53 pm
hello justin

I just wanted to let you know that Im realy verry happy with you lessons, Now Ireally enjoy playing , 10 years ago I couldnt continiue playing I just got bored whit this stupid books. Now every day I am looking forward to my guitar time with you as my teacher.

thank you so much :-*

Oh by the way I hope I dont make to manny mistakes writing im from holland.

xxbyebye
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: redhotzepper on February 03, 2009, 04:35:26 am
Dude, thank you so much for your generosity.  You are the bees knees of teachers brother.  Keep the lessons coming, thanks much! ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: beyond limits on February 03, 2009, 07:20:14 am
Hey, just joined the site here. I just want justin to know that his approach to teaching theory is unparallell to most of the so-callled teachers out there. You actually make it interesting to learn theory. I started reading about the caged system, and I couldnt stop(however its 3am right now where I live) So, I have no choice but to give in here. You are a natural born TEACHER!!! Im glad I found you! Keep up the excellent work!!      Beyond Limits!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: scorpiomike79 on February 03, 2009, 11:57:37 am
right on...justin your ace!!! i just purchased part one of your practical theory lessons, not only did it only take 1 week to get from england to Australia, but everything iv'e read is sticking!!!

keep up the awesome work...you rock!!

michael.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Moose on February 03, 2009, 08:12:19 pm
Just stumbled on this site.  Wow!  Loads of websites out there but this is the best I've seen. So, just wanted to say hi to all and thanks to Justin. Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: vanone2005 on February 03, 2009, 08:30:25 pm
Hi all,

I'm "Van" and I have a drink problem..., Only jokin! ;)

I'm 37, live near Salisbury UK, and have started a thing with guitars about a month ago. I first bought an Encore strat and amp which I owned for a week and sold again!, Then bought a Yamaha Pacifica (following Justins recommendation), and a Roland cube 30 amp. I have also bought since a wah wah pedal, 2 planet waves lock straps, and a Sunburst Fender CD60-CE. I decided I liked both sounds of guitar so got the acoustic too. So far I can play A,E,G,D chords and nothing else!!! ;D :P ::)
I found the site through google, and think it's the business. Justin, you are a diamond. Thanks for all the work and efforts to get this site up and keep it going. Maybe by next week I'll be able to play another chord! ;D

Thanks Again!!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: aparajitoc on February 04, 2009, 06:33:48 am
I always wanted to learn guitar by myself. One day I was searching some good guitar lessons from youtube and I came across Justinguitar. The lessons are so good that it made me pretty good in guitar. Now I can play some of my favourite songs note to note. Recently working on Yeaterday by the Beatles, the acoustic arrangement made by Justin just for us.

Thanks a lot my virtual teacher. For you the guitar is now unlocked for me. And you are my best teacher so far.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Morville on February 04, 2009, 10:33:35 pm
Hi everyone,

I'm Mads and I'm situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. I'm 16, which I guess makes me one of the younger members here, and I've been playing the guitar since August 2008 or so (although I did have a rather healthy head start on the bass - about one and a half year). I've been using your site (intensively) for 2-3 months, and in doing so, I've improved my skills pretty massively :) Just today I've had an good look at your jazz section among other things, and I've even began work on a little song. All the lessons I've had a look at so far are very educational at a speed where you can take everything in nicely - Pretty much grade-A stuff right there :)
I'm currently having a lot of education in the general area of music at school (about 17 lessons (= 45 minutes)) per week, so that probably factors into my rather rapid progression, but your site is a permanent part of my browser window when practicing at home!

I'm really grateful of the progress I've done with your help, and can only wish for you to keep uploading lessons! Thanks Justin, you've done my guitar playing a huge favour!

Mads
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Wishmaster on February 05, 2009, 02:56:39 am
Hey Justin My name is Kevin Im from the us  this is such a great web site to learn on I have learned so much from you. Are a great Teacher your students should feel very lucky to have a great teacher as Thank you for the Lessons and all the great info (Because you Rock Man !!!!!!)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: zapem10 on February 05, 2009, 03:00:35 am
I have been playing for 12 years and a few nights ago I was ready to quit. My progress has been slow and not real great. Pretty much disappointed every time I play...then I came across Justin's youtube blues teaching videos...I basically started from scratch going through them as if I didn't know anything (not far from the truth).

All I can say is thank you to Justin for publishing those videos and single handedly re-inspiring me to play. Your videos are quick, to the point and offer great tips...they give you a few things to go and immediately practice leaving you feeling like you get it...I always wondered why I couldn't bend a note to save my life...it's in the hand not the fingers...so simple and it changed me from wanting to smash my guitar (not cool guitar god style but angry I give up style) to really remembering why I started playing in the first place and believing I can do it.

Thanks...thanks...thanks.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: leadfoot on February 05, 2009, 05:07:37 am
Well! ..what can I say.. trust an Aussie to create the best free guitar instruction site on the web!! Well done mate!! it's something that was long overdue.. and isn't that supposed to be what the web is all about? ..learning and information? ..well done Justin.. If ever you're back 'down under' look me up and I'll provide my video production services gratis..
BTW.. I'm in a band down here in Adelaide (LEADFOOT) ..we're doing alot of Lynyrd Skynyrd.. (fantastic music) ..I'd really appreciate some more skynyrd stuff ..and please include SOLOS especially !!! once again ..thanks Justin for this wonderful resource!!
-Rob Englander ..www.myspace.com.leadfootoz
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: [email protected] on February 05, 2009, 05:12:40 pm
As simple as it sounds a Thank you is a must. The new found Friendship between an old man and his guitar is is a tribute to you and all the people that assist you in your day to day. to make a long story short, I purchased my guitar in 02 with great desires to play. I managed to self help my way to learning to form chords and run a few scales. and put it down pick it up over the last few years, but i could never play anything, your website has helped me put the rhythm in my strum. pay day I plan on ordering the complete package that I have been working on at your site, to help maintain this site for others.
 this site is a win win, I have been bombarded with mess from other sites who want money before proving they can deliver. In this economy it is hard to come off of a dollar for a gamble. your analogies of theory and music are right on.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Megaman on February 05, 2009, 11:27:44 pm
Justin,

Beaut site - great work.  Been using it for some time now and am startign to unloack the fretboard when i get the time - really helping my live gigging, withrememberign chord positions, adding the ocassional lead fill and the like.

Just a comment on the itunes download - i just purchased your blues jam cd via the Aus itunes site - managed to find it after searching for justinguitar but maybe you can add "justin sandercoe" to the search list - as ths did not come up with your cd.  Also "blues jam" didnt return the correct search.

I reckon if you could add some of the DVD's to itunes movie/tv purchased downloads would give you more exposure and even easier way to purchase.  Good luck with the sales - the more you sell, the longer the site stays open i hope!  Cheers, Justin (aka Megaman)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bickb on February 06, 2009, 10:07:00 am
This site has been my homepage for almost a year now but ive never seen this topic hmm? :D

a (K) and (L) for you Justin  ;D ;D :D :D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: dbuezas on February 06, 2009, 10:49:19 am
Thanks man!! this is great, if I stick to the course within 15 days, I will send you the money! This is by far the best course on the Internet!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: justinguitar on February 06, 2009, 09:05:33 pm
Thank you all :)

Really great that you dig my little site!

Take care and good luck! J
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Dense on February 07, 2009, 04:24:34 pm
Ditto what everyone else has already said, thank you very much. Its also nice getting little insights into the life of a pro guitarist, and its all done with no ego and no arrogance. Top bloke.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Xmouse on February 08, 2009, 11:13:24 am
Hi Justin,

I am 48 years old and started to play the guitar last November. I am very enthusiastic and ran into your site. I saw lots of sites, but this one is the very best. Its free, but you definitely get my donation, cause there is so much usefull stuff here for me. Working on my chords, some strumming and fingerpicking, which is going pretty well, but than I saw your tip to practice changes for 1 minute, which I will most definitely going to do. Also been doing the pentatonic minor scale, and watched your blues lessons. God are these weekends short or what ::)
Well, guess I will have to take it one step at a time, like you suggest. But I jurst wanted to say, like most of us here, that this is a really really good site!
Even in Dutch, which makes it even better. You must have a dutch friend or so, who does the translations I guess.
Again, great site, much to learn!

Back to the strings now ;D

Kindest regards, groeten,
Cilia
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: carioca on February 08, 2009, 02:16:40 pm
teste
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: carioca on February 08, 2009, 02:25:13 pm
hi im from brazil im 51, im improoving myself because yours classes. i had classes but i gave up because the teachers werent  so clear to teach like you.i would like suggest some song brasilians that have beatiful harmony to acustic guitar like djavam.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: HenrikWL on February 08, 2009, 10:12:53 pm
Just wanted to drop by here and say thanks to Justin. I started playing the guitar a mere week ago, and I attribute everything I know to this site. It really is amazing how much material is on here.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bubblesdad on February 08, 2009, 10:34:42 pm
Just a short thanks - I'm an old fart who's spent many years becoming just about adequate on the piano so now I've decided to use your services. I've got the beginners dvd and I have to say the quality of the lessons is excellent and encouraging.

I have to admit my progress is slow but that's me not the lessons.

Keep up the good work - the only improvement I can suggest is that you become young, blonde, shapely and female - still can't have everything

Jim
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: peachtree on February 09, 2009, 09:00:33 am
Hi Justin,

your website is awesome and a great inspiration for everyone who starts to play the guitar. Nothing comes close to this website...

Marc (Germany)

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: GreyGuitar on February 09, 2009, 10:03:07 am
Hi Justin

Thanks so much for sharing your skills and love of music. I am 52 years old, unemployed and wanted to learn guitar having played some bass a lifetime ago. I worked at an old peoples day centre as a volunteer until recently and god bless them they bought me a guitar so being able to learn became a reality. This is a superb site and your skill as a teacher is awesome. When I get some spare cash (birthday money or whatever) I'm going to donate. By the way, why had I never heard of Larry Carlton!? I was already into Robben Ford and some good young British kids (Ainsley Lister, Matt Schofield, Scott McKeon) but Larry had slipped the net. What a talent, what a life story and what an apparently nice guy. Thanks again Justin
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Giles92 on February 09, 2009, 09:08:54 pm
Hey Justin

This site is simply amazing. Without the helpful lessons and fun tips I can honestly say I probably would have given up guitar by now, transcribing songs is great fun :) 
keep up the awesome work man
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Caton on February 10, 2009, 01:46:39 pm
Hi justin,first of all I'd like to thank you very much for all the very cool songs I've learned thanks to you,your lessons are great!
I have a request for you,it' s been a long time that I wanted to learn one of the greatest electric guitar song but I never got to find a good tab or lesson.The song is Bold as love from the great Jimi hendrix experience album.Do you think you could try to make a lesson for it?
Thanks in advance.Jean
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Noxxio on February 10, 2009, 08:36:32 pm
A Big great thanks from South Carolina in the US

I found your website through YouTube and i am amazed about the work you put into this.

Barely played a month but your videos are so inspiring to me in the way you explain things and your laid back attitude

Now i actually take 15 mins every day just working on cords (Don't ask me to switch between them fast though  ;) )

Also finally took the time to send a donation through paypal, not much but i hope it all helps :)

Thanks again Justin and please keep it up

Regards

Casper

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: murthax on February 10, 2009, 08:41:47 pm
Yo!  I've been going through some of the lessons on the site and wanted to extend my thanks.  I really think Justin is a natural 'teacher' and I've learned more using the site in a few months than I have in the two years I've been playing.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: omnislash on February 10, 2009, 08:43:38 pm
Hi Justin,

I've been using your site for over a year now and i've only just decided to join the forum. I've brought many of your products, donated on a few occassions and will continue to do so for as long as this site is around. This is by far the best website for any guitarist of any level and it's helped me tremendously in my playing ability and my understanding of all things musical. I hope I'm fortunate enough to one day meet you and shake that talented hand of yours cause it would be an honour.

Thanks again for your help over the past year, I'm sure you'll have much more to teach us :)

Keep rockin!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Gilmorewannabe on February 10, 2009, 09:06:58 pm
Hi Justin,
just want to thank you and your crew for the lessons. I started learning to play about 20 years ago but stopped for some reason. Am now 52 years old and got the bug again. Bought a Squire strat and peavey amp found your site and am on my way again, I'm from a small country town in Victoria Australia and there are no Guitar teachers within an hours drive so your site is really helping me along. Will donate when I can but all my spare cash is going to help the bush fire victims at the moment.

thanks from country Victoria, Australia
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Moochie_Jenkins on February 11, 2009, 02:11:34 am
Thanks for all the great free content Justin!  I'll be picking up the "Master the Major Scales" DVD soon. 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ciminip on February 11, 2009, 02:45:50 am
i found out about you browsing through utube very impressed i,ll be sure to donate to you as soon as i get a paypal account set up.keep up the great site thanks a million
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: akitski on February 11, 2009, 03:57:28 am
hi justin. you're so kind and good. thanks justin.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: justinguitar on February 11, 2009, 11:18:31 am
Thank You everyone. :) much appreciate your kind words. :) J
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: NAASH on February 11, 2009, 01:50:40 pm
thanks justin , u really rock man
hope to see u personally one day

u r great ..

NAASH
Bahrain
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: G-Man on February 11, 2009, 06:38:49 pm
Hi Everyone,
I am from Michigan here in the United States, I am 52 years old and have been "playing" Guitar for 1 month now.... I have always wanted to play but just never had the time or determination , now I have both.
I guess it is part of my "bucket list"

I want to thank Justin for this great site and after I master the 5 chords I am going to be ordering some of his books and DVDs. I work two jobs due to the poor economy of the United States so my practice time is limited...but I am determined to stick with it and learn how to play. My goal is to one day play on our Church's worship team...

once again thanks Justin I hope you realize how important your work on this web site is to us beginners

thanks
Gary
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: john doe on February 11, 2009, 09:59:32 pm
hi justin

this is john from belgium!!! i must say that I have never used the forum but  I registered so maybe I can give some people some advise too.
I would say it's an honnor to work with you on your site by helping to translate it to dutch. That will be an advantage for a lot of people.

cheers and lots of "guitaristic" (what a word :-) ) greetings from Belgium!!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: BORNintoMUSIC on February 12, 2009, 09:18:13 am
Justin,

There comes a time in many people's lives when they find their calling.  Mine came about 4 years ago, when I turned 20.  I have always grown up in a musical family.  My mom is a majored classical pianist, and my dad also, a classical guitarist. Growing up however, there was always a lot of pressure for me to play an instrument.  Consequently, up until recently, I never took advantage of the spectacular wealth of knowledge that has laid at my finger tips all these years. Suffice to say, I am now starting to explore my musical spirit.

I stand 24 years old now, and have rarely gone a day or two without practicing the guitar in recent years.  More often then not I find myself practicing whatever comes to mind. Unfortunately most of it seems to be wasted away, noodling random thought patterns over the fretboard.  My parents are wonderful teachers and people, though they seem reluctant to dedicate much of their time to my lessons, as a result of my past. 

Presently, much of my time spent is with a struggling band.  We've had minor success in being able to draw 30 acquaintances to our few shows, but there's always been something lacking in my sound. I'm stuck in what seems like the same "style" (or mode perhaps?).  I have a strong ear and can improvise (sloppily) over most styles of music, but it's always expressed in Phrygian mode (I think).  Thus, I discovered your website.

I was browsing youtube and found a few helpful videos around; explaining theories, scales, song structure, etc... but then I came across your video pertaining to picking scales in time with a metronome. Right off the bat I was intrigued by the flow of your teaching style.  I was left longing for more and finally ended up at your website.  Your website is phenomenal.  I'm left baffled at sheer opportunity that countless people have been given, all for free nonetheless. 

I for one will be making sure to do my part in donating as much as possible - as you deserve it wholeheartedly.  Not only in helping this 24 year old to finally kick start his passion for music into gear, but being able to do that for everyone less fortunate in this world.

Please accept my sincerest thank you and gratitude Justin,
Brandon
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Whitt on February 12, 2009, 12:24:44 pm
Hi there Justin, How ya goin'?

My name is Brendan, I'm 26 years old and a fellow Aussie from Melbourne who would like to say thank you for the great work you do here on this site!

Ever since I was young I had always dreamed of playing guitar but my parents would never buy a guitar for me. In my teenage years the desire to play grew and grew and I had the option to learn guitar at my school but they were charging extra fees to learn, so I had to just stick with learning the keyboard and playing "air guitar" lol. My parents caved when I was in year 11 and said yes I could learn guitar at school but by this time I was way too busy with my studies and also the school would not teach me because I did not know the basics.

I bought myself a cheap Ashton classical guitar about 3 years ago and tried to learn, but it all seemed too complicated and very intimidating especially trying to learn on my own, (can not afford guitar lessons) so I put the guitar away. That is until about 6 months ago when I heard a song I hadn't heard in ages, Pink Floyd - wish you were here on the radio and I went straight for my guitar and told myself that I "must" learn that song. I searched on youtube for any tutorials and found your video. I was so impressed (and still am) in the way you teach and how fast I learn from your site and vids. I am a uni student who can't afford private lessons so I was stoked to see a site working on the honor system (especially in this day and age).

I am trying to do my part and recommend your site to everyone I know and I have put up your posters at uni and at some clubs and bars in Melb (the ones that will let me lol).

Sorry this is turning out to be longer than I has anticipated lol.

I will add that, not only am I getting the hang of the guitar and practicing every day now, but I also Impressed the girl I like by playing "wish you were here" and now we are in a steady relationship (turns out it's her favorite song ever), I couldn't be happier and it is all thanks to you and your lessons ;D  ;D  ;D

I must go now and do the finger gym and work on my spider.

Thankyou so much Justin & Jedi too!!

Brendan.

P.S I wasn't going to make any lesson requests but I was wondering if you have thought of doing a tutorial for a song by an Australian band, maybe something by The Living End (no I'm not up to Chris Cheney's level yet lol, but I can play the intro to "all torn down" pretty well!!).
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Whiskey on February 12, 2009, 06:48:13 pm
I just registered for your website....great site by the way.  Been playing guitar for about 23 years now, not what you would call a power player but lke to play at parties, etc.  Got some lessons from your utube video's...helped alot.  I hope to get more into playing, i like rock n roll, heavy metal and old time stuff.  A variety is what the party likes  ;D

I just wanted to say great work mate.  Learned a few songs off your video's and still learning, Sweet Child O' Mine is one...still tryin to nail the solo on that one.  But thanks Justin...keep up the good work.   8).

Whiskey  (Darryl)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Cristina on February 12, 2009, 07:40:42 pm
hEY Justiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin   :D
Thank you a milion times  ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: PaulGilbertFan on February 12, 2009, 09:44:42 pm
Hey Justin, hey everyone. My name is Billy and I'm from Pensacola, Florida. Thank you so much for this site, lessons and the forums. You have a great gift for teaching teaching the guitar. I have been playing for about 4 months now and I had always wanted to play throughout my childhood but didn't have the drive. I hated to practice. I'm 21 years old now and just recently went through a very stressful ordeal and it inspired me to play. The guitar helped me feel better throughout that trying time, but now it's all over. Throughout the time I played to escape the stress, I got better. Transitioning between chords and trying to learn new ones. No barre chords yet though. :P

Things are starting to get back to normal now, and I didn't lose my will to play.  ;D I love to practice now, as opposed to hating practice before. This is where you come in pal. Your website and lessons is absolutely wonderful and more helpful than anything I have read or seen on the net about the guitar. So thank you so much. It means a lot.

-Billy
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Ben84 on February 12, 2009, 11:20:17 pm
Hi Justin. Just wanted to give out a great big thank-you for all the licks you've taught me. Looking round the site, I think there's still loads more I can learn, so another big thank-you in advance for all of that!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: oldhack on February 13, 2009, 04:08:38 pm
I'm very much self taught with lot's of bad habits. Really appreciate your style and empathy for us novices. In the 1 hour or so i've been checking out your site, i believe i can get some really good stuff down. very cool... 8)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: nicnic on February 14, 2009, 01:45:50 am
hi,

i´m from germany, played a lot of classic stuff (bach, i live in leipzig ;) and its still the greatest music of all!!!), paused for over 10 years and startet now to take lessons on jazz-guitar. and sometimes, if i have a problem and my teacher isn´t available via phone, i start my computer, surf your site and get some answers i need. there are a few good sites in the www, but yours is by far the best.

THANK YOU

(and keep up the good work with katie (hope you are still working with her :))

c u
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: mogggg37 on February 14, 2009, 03:47:36 am
Hey Justin, just wanted to thank you from the states for all of your hard work!!  My brother told me about the site and I am psyched to be able to check it out for myself and see how great it is.  Keep doing what you do, I know the people really appreciate you sharing your knowledge.  I can't wait to begin the journey with the guitar, thanks again!!!

bill
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: juindjmj on February 15, 2009, 02:27:40 am
Hey Justin: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

                                                       

                                                                 "ALL I AM SAYING IS THANK YOU JUSTIN"

PEACE EVERYBODY
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Horatio on February 15, 2009, 01:56:01 pm
Hoi Justin!

Thanks verry mucth for your Wonderfully Site and Lessons! I'm just started as a beginner, and I thank You 100-times and are verry proud to feel this support and lessons of an exceptional person! What a pleasure, I'm am goinig to play the electr.guitar and You Justin, are living and existing hier on ouwer Planet! Thanks! greetings from Belgium.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jessep on February 16, 2009, 05:33:45 am
Justin,

I registered just to say thank you. Your site has a wealth of knowledge that I have yet to find elsewhere on the net. Thank you for all of the work you and others have put into this. I also want to thank you for keeping it free and open to the public. I hope you will let us know if the donations aren't coming in much as they need to be. 


Sincerest Thanks,
Jesse
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Remloh on February 17, 2009, 02:46:53 am
Justin,

First of all, hello from Sweden ;)

I'm a 22 year old student trying to make a living out of almost no money at all, and ever since i was a kid i wanted to learn how to play the guitar. Yesterday, yes yesterday, I finally managed to assemble money to buy my first guitar, a decent electric one.

Surfing the net mainly for tabs i stumbled across your site and I must say I am both impressed and grateful. I've been playing for probably 7-8 hours straight today and the same yesterday, my fingers hurt and I love it. I've probably come farther in two days using your lessons than I would in a month on my own. The best thing is that I expected to only get some kind of demo or introduction and after that having to pay some rediculous amount in order to continue the lessons, but they just keep going. I am so grateful for you doing this and I promise I will recommend you to my friends and also donate as much as I can as soon as my economy is somewhat... stable ;).

Thanks again!

Peter - Sweden
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: cheesus on February 17, 2009, 04:31:52 am
Mad Props to Justin...just seen all the new modes and minor scale section, been lazy with my guitar lately and looking forward to getting more serious, cheers
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Danny73 on February 17, 2009, 02:48:37 pm
Thank you all (justin and team) for your great work, I saw some of your videos on youtube, and they really motivated me to learn the (electric) guitar. Now, as my wife bought me an eguitar (as birthday present), things can start...

So, a big "THANK YOU" is the first part, the second part, donations and publicity, is currently "under construction" =)

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: slavetothegrind on February 18, 2009, 12:02:41 am
hey!
Someone I know reccomended this site to me, and it rocks!
it's cool what you're doing dude, keep it up :P
thanks!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Yozza on February 18, 2009, 12:04:18 am
Been using your site for a long time now and didn't realise you had a forum.

Thanks to Justin and all the team for the excellent job that you do. You guys are keeping it real and you deserve all the praise in the world. Justin, if I lived closer to you then I'd have no doubts that you'd be my regular teacher, I've learnt so much from you. You 'Da Man'!



Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: pfemi on February 18, 2009, 11:42:13 am
thanks for your great site, found it today via youtube,
helped me verry much all ready, and i think it will do also in the future,
don't wont to make empty promises, but i will donate something as soon
as i got enough money for buying my son his first guitar.
so, thanks for helping, realy the best site i found in this line,
greetings from austria, pfemi
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: dw1039 on February 18, 2009, 01:27:39 pm
Thought i'd quickly add in my two cents
Thank you very much for this site, its helped me a heck of a lot as someone who has been trying to get into blues guitar playing
but not really known where to start. Great tutorials and ideas. Definatly appreciate you taking the time out to make this place and being willing to give out advice and help to us learners. All in all, Cheers for a great job :D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: rickhap on February 18, 2009, 03:44:59 pm
Was at breakfast this morning and saw this article:

Justin Quoted in USA Today 18 FEB 2009 (http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/software/2009-02-17-garageband-online-music-lessons_N.htm)


DVD set arrived last weekend!  Had a great time learning the solo blues 1 and am looking forward to the other lessons.   Thanks Justin!
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Post by: Yossarian on February 18, 2009, 05:06:18 pm
Hello,

Just started to play the guitar (until few weeks ago I didn't know anything about playing the guitar) and I must say that your videos and your website is really useful. Thank you!
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Post by: mmonty34 on February 18, 2009, 06:34:28 pm
hello all.  i've been struggling to learn guitar for some time now, and the lessons and tips offered by justin are fabulous.  i've been able to correct some of the bad habits i had developed, and am excited and encouraged by each new lesson.  thank you so much. 
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Post by: CorruptPanda on February 18, 2009, 07:52:32 pm
Hello

I just registered on this forum but I just started using it for around one week. I'm a brand new guitar player and I haven't had a single lesson until I was referred to this site. Just want you to know how much I appreciate this site as I never knew what a chord was until now :D. Still learning though. Wish I could donate, will try though. Thanks a lot!!!  ;)

P.S. KEEP THIS SITE RUNNING, IT'S REALLY HELPFUL!
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Post by: dentman on February 19, 2009, 04:09:18 pm
Another big thanks to Justin! 
Turning 50, having my Dad pass away, and a big kick in the butt from my wife made me pick up my Mom's old guitar that I've had for 30 years+ and never taken the time to learn to play. Mainly as I figured I needed lessons and, with four kids, just couldn't put up with one more expense.  I don't recall what led me to Justin's site, but I haven't left it since I found it. And thanks to this site and Justin's constant reminders to get a teacher  :D I've started lessons, ordered some "Useful Stuff" from here, and now irritate my wife by constantly plonking away every single night!! 
Putting this up for everyone who can't afford "proper" lessons is a great gift to everyone.  I'm already a regular visitor, will continue to be ordering product and, once I can, I'll be sure to send in a donation when I can.  I also stuck the poster up at work and have handed out a number of the promo cards, including to my guitar teacher. 
And I have to add, Justin just makes this fun!  Cracks me up every time something makes Justin laugh in the vids!  Personable, educational, knowledgeable........Just fantastic. 
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Post by: Shaggy on February 20, 2009, 05:45:21 pm
Hey Justin,

Great site; great resource. I started playing when I was 15. I'm 52 now, and I'm just coming off of a 17-year hiatus from serious guitar playing. (Raised a family; now they're out of the nest.)

While trying to find ways to build back my chops, I came across this site. It's fantastic. I take a lesson or two every week to refresh my skills. It's all starting to come back to me now.

Thanks for all this great content. If you ever play Austin, Texas, I'm coming to see you so I can hear that great playing live.

Cheers,

Shaggy

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Post by: stayaway on February 20, 2009, 06:49:31 pm
really a great learning site i have never seen!~
thank you justin~
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Post by: pc_guy on February 21, 2009, 01:07:38 am

Wow,
I just started to learn guitar and this is the only place I will use to learn.  Best video tutorials; you really know how to teach!

Thanks! Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: cheesypoops on February 21, 2009, 03:03:50 pm
 :D I found this site by chance. Now I take Guitar lessons and come here to fill in what I'm supposed to be practising. One day I Will donate, but maybe when the Aussie dollar climbs a bit
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Phydeux on February 21, 2009, 07:50:05 pm
Justin, you are guru!  I 'started playing' guitar 15 years ago but never progressed and eventually gave it up because I had no theory and no transcribe ability.  Now after just 1 week going through the basics in your web site, I am for more advanced than any point in the last 15 years, so thank you soooo much.  I will of course be making donations to the web site, just as soon as I get a job (stupid Bush!!)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: lezzbo on February 21, 2009, 09:45:37 pm
Heya Justin,
Wanted to say thanks and happy upcoming birthday (same as mine) is there a way I could buy you a pint from Northern California?
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: unit335 on February 22, 2009, 12:39:23 am
Hi Justin,

I'll take this as my introduction to the forum: Hi everyone! But more importantly, I really did want to say "thank you" to you, Justin. I found your site via ultimate-guitar.com.

I would call myself an 'intermediate' guitarist who played for many years as a kid, but generally had unstructured practice, and the guitar teacher I had basically had be bring a CD every week with a song on it I liked and we would work on playing it. It was fun...but did not help me develop my skills very well. Now 28 years old, I've picked up the guitar again after years of college and now, graduate school. Your online lessons are helping me marvelously (here's lookin' at you, 'Finger Gym' and 'How to Find the Notes on the Guitar Neck'). I don't want to be a good guitarist, but I want to be a GREAT one, and your website is a remarkable resource. Expect a donation from me! And, THANK YOU!  :)
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Post by: tlc on February 22, 2009, 07:10:32 pm
Thank you so much Justin - you are a star. I will be ordering some of your stuff asap. I received a guitar for Christmas and with your help I can now play some of the easy songs.

I love your songs on myspace - so inspiring - when is your album coming out? :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: MikeJuran on February 22, 2009, 10:30:54 pm
Justin,

Well done.  The site is very good. Your attitude rocks and I like your teaching style. I'm very psyched to get into this. I've always wanted to learn how to play and sing. Your approach is perfect for my goals and style.  I've made my first donation (under a different user name -- [email protected]) and expect to make many more. I encourage everyone else to do the same. You deserved to make loads of money. Keep up the great work.

Mike from Colorado
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Jens on February 23, 2009, 05:54:55 pm
Hello Justin,

in Germany we say: "Vielen Dank, geniale Seite". Means Thanks a lot, awesome Webpage. I´ve found your Page yesterday and this evening im sitting on Lesson 19 of the beginner course. Next month i´ll buy a few of your DVD´s. For the T-Shirt, i´ll write you soon ;)

Keep it up my friend (or rather teacher :D )!

Greets from Germany / NRW, Jens
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Brizee on February 23, 2009, 10:30:49 pm
Hi Justin,

Just wanted to say hi and a huge thankyou.

I tried to learn to play the guitar about 5 or so years ago and then stopped as I hadn't really progressed beyond a few chords and simply didn't enjoy it very much. Fortunately my father-in-law got given a guitar for Xmas, and because he was struggling he asked for my help (god knows why). To cut a long story short, he was very keen to learn to play 'Wish You Were Here' by Pink Floyd, so off I went to YouTube. The search came out with a few instructional videos, but yours was by far the best; and the video lesson that you gave basically taught me all I needed to know to be able to play the tune pretty comprehensively...though I should point out that I used to sing your strumming patterns before I actually knew the proper words..LOL. Anyway, in the space of only a couple of months; thanks to you I'm now playing all sorts of different tunes (including 'Wish You Were Here')and i'm really enjoying it all.

I'm now really keen to progress onto the electric guitar so that I can play Buddy Holly tunes as I love all of that twangy 50's, 60's stuff and was going to suggest that maybe you could add one or two of his tracks on your website; well I didn't even get a chance to prompt you as you beat me to it when you recently added 'Peggy Sue'...you must be psychic.

Anyway, once again many thanks, keep up the good work that you're doing...you're a star!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: gumslinger on February 23, 2009, 11:52:27 pm
Hey Justin. I've been lurking on your site for a while now, and thought it was time to finally say thanks. =)

Ive been playing for years but never actually started 'learning' guitar until recently. Of all the tons of sites I've browsed, yours is the most practical and 'competent' method of teaching I've seen.

Retracing almost 10 years of bad habits and relearning the guitar is quite a challenge, so thanks a million for making it easier!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: RayGil on February 24, 2009, 10:34:52 am
Hello Justin.  :)

Just wanted to say thanks for the great DVD, Strumming Patterns, and for the great site, can we have more songs based around the DVD? learn the strumming pattern from the DVD, then migrate that to the song! I've noticed a few, can we have more please, looking forward to my birthday now, I'm pointing the family towards buying more DVDs for me!  The Strumming DVD has certainly brought me on very quickly, and I enjoy just sitting down with you and strumming along with the laptop....Perhaps in the future we could have longer lessons where we just sit with you and strum?

RayGil.
Happy Customer.  ;D


Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: TomaszJ on February 24, 2009, 10:37:06 pm
Hi Justin,

I've bought myself an electric guitar recently which was kinda one of my dreams for few years and with your lessons I'm really becoming better and better :) I've tried playing on acoustic guitar some timo ago but without luck and now after few weeks of learning I can actually play some easy songs and I'm mastering my technique and chords.

Just want to say thanks for all your help and keeping it free ;)

Cheers!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: David74 on February 25, 2009, 03:17:20 pm
Justin - I just started playing guitar and absolutely LOVE this site!! Thank you for helping me achieve my goals! God bless!!
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Post by: avartist on February 25, 2009, 10:14:38 pm
Thank you Justin. I have been playing off and on for over thirty years. It's nice to find some new stuff to learn. I will donate more in the future when I'm working again. Right now I have plenty of time to play and practice.  Thanx again.
                                       ---Robert---
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Post by: Limejuise on February 26, 2009, 07:03:33 pm
Just logged in. Bought a (left handed) guitar a few months ago and watched the dust develop!!! A friend from NZ is coming to LA and told me to learn wish you were here, PF, gave me links to other web sites but I stumbled across yours and now have part of the song. THANKS JUSTIN....BTW how can you do this for free???
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Post by: benjira on February 26, 2009, 07:43:59 pm
Just want to say thank you for the service you are providing.I can now play a 12 bar blues riff with a little lead action.Progress not perfection i always say.


Keep up the great work
Bob Bridges
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: foot on February 26, 2009, 09:17:40 pm
Greetings Justin!

I just found your web site this past week, and I love it! I've been using your lessons to to brush up on my blues chops. I play mostly blues and classic rock. You have a nice way about you, and are very good at breaking things down, and presenting them in an easy manner. I can tell that you are a kind soul! I will certainly be donating to your site, as well as purchasing some lessons. Keep up the great work!

Best wishes,

Jerry "Foot" Maniscalco
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ostman on February 27, 2009, 10:27:56 am
This is a very good site for learning :D i have never played guitar before and i just got dads guitar that he played on when he was 8 years old :) the thinnest string is missing but i have learned a couple of chords already :) Very nice site really...
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Ghibli85 on February 27, 2009, 05:01:42 pm
Words cannot express my thanks to you. I have had free guitar lessons(classical!) for 3 years when I was young, and now I play electric without a teacher(except you online!:D) because I cannot afford one.

I do want to donate when I actually have some spare euro's, just need to figure out how to do that properly(goes on browsing your site)

I love your lessons, the way you explain stuff, and your schedual thingy, it bloody works:D

Kind regards,
Boudewijn
The Netherlands
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: randomkid on February 27, 2009, 09:02:50 pm
When I first got my acoustic guitar i didnt know what to do with it, i couldnt tune it(or even tune it for that matter) when i arrived at your website it blew my mind. everything is so clear and you are a great teacher. Now im getting pretty good and if it werent for this website i wouldnt be at any level.
Thanks a million,
Jeremy =)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: foot on February 28, 2009, 02:51:45 am
Happy birthday Justin! ;D In fact, tomorrow is my birthday.

All the best,

Foot
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Post by: CB_Blues on February 28, 2009, 04:01:29 pm
Hey Justin

Your great site just gets better and better. I love what you're doing here.
Thanks for all great work you and your team put in to help us get more from our guitars. I had a guitar for 14 years but since your lessons I have made more progress in a year than the previous 13! Thank you for giving me my enthusiasm for music back.

Hope you are blessed in all you choose to do - live happy

CB_Blues
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Post by: tackyjacky on February 28, 2009, 10:20:30 pm
Justin--

           You make the world bright!

           A few months ago, I picked up a cheap beginner style acoustic that my brother had long since forgotten, and a resolute determination formed in my mind to learn it.  I have a hard will but no previous experience with guitars or any stringed instruments.  Also, I'm an art student which is a euphemism for completely broke all of the time.  So, I needed help, and I needed it to be free.  I ravaged the sketchy world wide web, seeking tabs, chord charts, scales, anything.  And then there was JustinGuitar-- a gem!

         Thanks, man.  You're really great (and completely not sketchy).
 

-Jackie
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ubtambay2 on February 28, 2009, 10:59:25 pm
MANY THANKS TO JUSTIN AND EVERYONE IN THESE SITE !!!! MAN, I WAS LOOKING TO BUY A GUITAR CHORDS LESSON ON LINE YESTERDAY AND I THOUGHT IF I COULD SAVE I COULD HAVE THEM BY NEXT MONTH. THEN I SAW THIS SITE AND WAHOOOO! FREE!  I'D RATHER DONATE THOSE 15 BUCKS HERE. THANKS !!!
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Post by: SnapperDragon on February 28, 2009, 11:23:46 pm
Best guitar learning site that I have come across.  I've started learning music/guitar not quite 2 years ago and the more I look at this site the more I appreciate it.

I do hope that you are making enough from people who donate or buy products to keep it going.  This is a great resource.  The level of detail you go into in your videos is perfect.  I think this will save me a lot of $$ trying to get down the basics before I go back and take expensive guitar lessons.  No use in wasting time going over stuff I can study on my own.

Anyway, I have already contributed by ordering the Beginners Guitar Course last year and more recently the Blues Box set and the Strumming DVD.

Keep up the good work, I and quite a few others out there I am sure are depending on you to help us unlock the mysteries of the guitar and music theory.
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Post by: XvPupl3 haZe v on March 01, 2009, 12:48:13 am
Your a cool dude justin, thanks for running such a clean website
Your any awesome guy, rock onn man
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Post by: betoa7x on March 01, 2009, 02:27:21 am
Hi justin
my name is alberto i'm mexican and i'm  14 years old =D   
well i hope you are doing fine
i found your site and it's really fascinating
your a really good teacher and you
obviously love what you do, i am really willing to help
donating but the price of dollars is really high in
mexico and i can't afford it with my money =(
when i get some money i will sure send you some of it =D
i really can't express how grateful i am with you, because
i have been learning how to play by myself and when i found this site
i found just evereything i needed, thanks again bro
keep it up and good luck with everything you want to do
hope you're fine
best wishes. =)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Redbone on March 01, 2009, 04:33:39 pm
Hello Justin , i'm Erwin from the netherlands, and a starting guitar player. I have a Peavy Predator plus elec.
And a Ibanez AEL 20 semi acc/elec.
I think i can become a better player with your online course THX  ::)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: galenogarbe on March 02, 2009, 03:20:37 am
Hi Jedi and Justin,

Greetings from Brazil. I am sending this message to you to probably tell one thing that you already know. The Youtube now supports subtitles in the videos, those subtitles can be added after the video has been submited so you guys can invite your users/studants to help JustinGuitar to have the published videos in almost all languages. I personally can help with the Brazilian Portugueses translations.

Did you already tested this feature? Is amazing... please take a look and invite all users to help with the subtitles production so you can have all the videos with several different languages in the subtitles.

Regards,

Galeno
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Post by: cheekymom on March 02, 2009, 01:50:57 pm
hello from sunny South Africa. this is the best free guitar site ever!!! I've learned more here than ever before on any other site and I also had guitar lessons with 2 person before, But I struggled, and you just know how to give lessons!! You are a pro but understand the beginners mind.. I will surely donate, it's worth every penny!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: foot on March 02, 2009, 11:34:11 pm
Hey Justin!

I just played Solo Blues 1 several times, and really like it. If it means anything, I vote for you to write a Solo Blues 2. I feel that you can't have too many blues licks in you repertoire, no matter what style you play. Blues was the foundation for a good deal of rock and roll.

All the best!

Foot USA
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: angle_fbi on March 03, 2009, 04:48:15 pm

hello justin

this is your brother abdulla from bahrain

i would like to say thank thank you brother for your free lesson

you are the best teacher i ever had

your teaching is very cute and good

maybe someday i will be a guitar hero and you will be the one who help me to be


thank thank thank brother for your lesson

i was nothing in guitar but now i can play guitar because of you

thanks justin
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Post by: RyuKage on March 03, 2009, 08:54:31 pm
Hi, just wanted to introduce myself because I'm new here  :D

My name is Harry (18) from Germany, and I am playing guitar since Christmas ´07 first I started out on a classical guitar
 after a few month I decided to play an electrical guitar.
I already learned a few easy songs like Tears in heaven or nothing else matters.

I always searched lessons through youtube or something like that but this wasn't a good deal ^^
Then I stumbled over a pinch Harmionics lesson an thought "I wanna learn that NOW" :D
But the lessons I watched were dull and poor. Then I found justins Lesson and was amazed how funny and cool a guitar teacher could be :)

Now I have a new target for myself, to learn everything this site can teach me ;)

with kind regards Harry alias Ryu
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: licksnkicks on March 04, 2009, 03:08:57 am
I too would like to thank you for the BEST guitar learning site that there is!  I'm so appreciative of everything that you have done for YOUR/OUR site.  This is absolutely amazing!  I can't thank you enough for helping me to learn guitar,  Music is the one thing that remains a happy constant in my life!!!!!!!!

Licksnkicks
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: mihai_16_ec on March 04, 2009, 04:59:52 am
Hey!

As you may already have guessed, I'd really want to truly thank you for the great job you've done this "mini-music industry" you've created and developed. Justin, you really are a fantastic person, I'd really want to say 'one of a kind', but I don't know for sure! :P The way you teach really relaxes,inspires and makes me happier in ways that I could have never imagined. Plus, the musical theory on the site is wonderful.

Furthermore, the way you "gently touch and carress" your guitar makes me think that I will be able to become a good guitar player in a couple of years.

Keep it up!

Yours truly, Mike! (Romania)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Ntmanning on March 04, 2009, 10:07:26 pm
Thanks for all the stuff on the website that you provide for absolutely nothing. I have been using the site for a couple weeks and recommended it to several friends who all use it now. I actually just bought the Practical Music Theory to get learning some more things and really enjoy it. Thank for everything!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Perryz on March 05, 2009, 03:36:12 am
I just want to say that at 38 I had always wanted to play and you have been a fabulous teacher. I take great pride in how far I have come with my learning and your guidance in the last few months. I am really enjoying myself thanks to you!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: foot on March 05, 2009, 09:50:00 pm
Greetings!

I tried to ask a question about your Blues DVD. Somehow, I goofed, and my question came up under a string bending  post. I have no problem with bending what so ever. My question was on finger picking. I love all things blues! However, I always play with a pick, and haven't ventured into finger picking at all. Well, it's about time I started! I was wondering if your Blues DVD (Walking, Steady Thumb, and Gospel) is suited for someone new to finger picking, or do you have another product with some simple finger picking that you'd recommend for a neanderthal like me.

Best wishes,

Foot
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Astro on March 06, 2009, 02:58:29 pm
I've been playing for many many years, but self taught (and help from friends). Your lessons are fantastic, well presented and informative. I am going back to basics and polishing up what I should have been doing from the start. It has really helped me improve my playing, thanks!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: niscott on March 06, 2009, 08:08:08 pm
Hi and big thank you from France,

 I find your website and your videos fantastic!!! So, I want really thank you!

I wish you a very good continuation because you are a super teacher!!

Merci beaucoup

Sincerly,
Niscott
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: appo on March 07, 2009, 12:51:49 pm
Hi , I'm from india And i have been playing guitar for one year but still i do not know where to start from. few days ago one of my friend recommended your site to me and i find very handy helped me a  lot and will continue to do so. I just  wanted  to say thanks to Justin and i will be greatful to you.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: NexXx on March 07, 2009, 05:21:43 pm
Hello Justin,

Just wanted to say thanks, the site and lessons have helped me a lot to become a better guitar player. Much appreciated. Keep up the good work. Looking forwards to hear your own record.  :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Coolaid on March 07, 2009, 08:02:26 pm
Hey Justin, and hello from Norway !

Thanks a lot for making a difference ! I have been playing guitar off and on since I was 12 years old, I have never had a place where I could learn all the right stuff.... now I have Justin Guitar. com that helps out a lot !!!!

Thanks a lot for making the worlds greatest guitar site, and for sharing your love and knowledge for music.

Best regards from Coolaid.


Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Delaney on March 09, 2009, 02:06:09 pm
Justin!! U are a legend! i'm from Belfast, i started learning the acoustic guitar in October, your site and great work have educated me into falling in love with the instument, can't thank you enough!!
It also helps to balance me...some soft relaxed peaceful motions after hard mma training lol the Yin to my Yang....
Anyway, i plan to show my appreciation with donation and the purchase of some products...soon
Thanks again, keep well!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: anagtegaal on March 09, 2009, 02:49:25 pm
Hello Justin and the other people who make it possible to have this site up and running.

I just would like to say thanks for all the effort you all put into this site. I am playing now for 3 years and your site has thought me a lot and kept me motivated.

So thanks again and keep up the good work!!

Alex
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: SnapperDragon on March 09, 2009, 04:20:10 pm
I just received the Blues Boxe set and the Strumming DVD.  Both packages arrived in top notch conditions here "across the pond."

Your ability to teach not only the "what" but also the "why" and then add in useful playing tips that experience has taught you makes all the difference and distinguishes your teaching style over many others.  You go out of your way to explain the little details that make a difference, especially to those of us who are beginners and are never sure if we are doing things incorrectly.

Keep up the good work.  I plan on picking up additional products to help out in 2009.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: aboli on March 09, 2009, 06:16:19 pm
thank alot justin for creating such a spectacular site !!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Bill_Evans on March 10, 2009, 12:38:08 am
This is the best website of it's kind. Ever. In the world. And, it just keeps getting better. Congratulations to Justin and all those involved in maintaining this site. There isn't an online guitar tutor who comes close to what Justin is doing here. Well done mate! Keep up the good work. There are guitarists the world over relying on you to provide them with the material and the inspiration they need.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: EmmaFromItaly on March 10, 2009, 09:39:29 pm
Ciao Justin and team,
My name is Emma and I'm from Italy.
I found this website while I was looking for some video on youtube, it's a very good site, I am learning a lot!
Videos are great, I easly understand although I'm Italian.
Thanks very much for creating this site!
Bye
Emma
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: renetobe on March 11, 2009, 08:49:32 pm
Hi Justin / and the other people on the site,

im rene from Holland. Im just started with playing on the guitar.
I'm playing a accoustic guitar.
Your website is great for a beginning guitar player :) I just want to thank you :D

PS: I hope you will reshoot the easy songs with strumming because i have problems to hear them.   ::) ;)

Kind regards,
Rene
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: timothy.landis on March 12, 2009, 12:08:59 am
thanks for the stairway to heaven lead.  please check me out on youtube.  search timilandis.  justin, sorry for bending with my pinkie! ;)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jurgs on March 12, 2009, 02:32:44 pm
just a quick thanks. love this site, great to see it run by an aussie
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Aerials on March 12, 2009, 04:04:36 pm
This is Sean from the US. I just wanted to give you a HUGE thanks Justin. This is hands down the best site of its kind on the internet, period. I get exponentially better with each passing week from your lessons. I cant afford to donate right now but a soon as I am able I will because I feel this is an amazing resource that needs to be maintained. Thanks again and keep up the good work.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: wingedsheep on March 12, 2009, 11:18:17 pm
Hey mate,

I just started playing guitar a little while ago and tried learning songs played on youtube.
Then a friend of mine told me about this site so i went to check it out. I'm now doing the beginners course and am down to the chunka-chunka blues part  ;D Thanks you for the great lessons! They are really the best lessons out there.
Also like the songs on the site :D I'd really like to play those Chili peppers and Jack Johnson songs in a while  ;D

Keep up the good work :D and many years of guitar fun too!

Vincent
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: vicbenadam on March 13, 2009, 12:13:14 am
Just have to concur with all above...outstanding work Justin, Jedi and the rest.  Great to see some kiwi influence there Jedi...keep that ausie honest.
Cheers
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: TRAMPO on March 13, 2009, 01:53:26 am
want say thanks to Justin. What a great job you guys are doing here!
I live in Brasil and the site has been quite helfull to me
How can I make a donation from here

Sorry for my writing, need to practice my english... :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Raizen on March 13, 2009, 06:31:17 pm
Hey Justin, I'll keep this short.

I'm a student undergoing a degree in Sound and Music Design. I was having alot of trouble with my basically non existent guitar playing and it hindered my ability to write songs. I stumbled across your videos while looking for coherent guitar instructional videos on youtube. They've been a great asset to both my capacity as a guitarist and a song writer. The CAGED system, all the scales, that little speed building lick just to name a few. In short, I'd just like to say thank you for all the help you provide to so many individuals such as myself, sacrificing your own time and on top of all of that offering it all completely free. In years to come, when the next wave of guitar virtuoso's is upon us, you can be sure they'll be mouthing the words Justin Sandercoe when asked about how they started cracking down on guitar. Keep up the good work mate, and thanks in advance for all the new stuff I'll be learning!

A big thank you from over here in Malaysia,

Haresh
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Post by: Sakuya on March 14, 2009, 04:55:24 pm
THAnK YOU
xD
This site/forum is great. I love it. I'm having some problems in understanding some vocabulary and that, but I can andle that going to the google translator (I'm portuguese! This IS difficult, ya know?? xd). ;D xD I hope you continue your good work, and I'll also do my best to help. ;)
Bye bye

my story: Well, since I was little, I loved to sing. And I sang very well but I couldn't make songs, I couldn't have music played by me while singing. This summer, I was invited to a "base band". It's about 20 people. This band is for "noobs" (xD o.O). There we learn the bases, and we stay in that band, for a year, sometimes less. When we can play, and we have the bases and something more, then we take one BassGuitar (i think it is written like this..) player. Two guitarists, a baterist, one pianist (only if necessary), and we create a new band. A "real" one. So, if you enter the Drummies, in the future you will certainly have your own band ;D And that's my goal.
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Post by: pan on March 15, 2009, 03:44:06 pm
this is pan  i want to think you so very much when i was a kid it would have been nice to have this as i started it was hard back then i have learned more now then i ever thought too i learned my self back in the 70,s my brother gave up music he played drums  he said he was too old this just killed me then i found your sight got me a guitar and just started playing again we were never no good but it sounded ok for us
we are a big fan of ccr and all the 70,s songs and some of the new ones my brother had face cancer and it put him in a bad way but is doing fine the doctor ask him way he looked so good he said i dont know but if you would see him at his drums he is 16 again  and i must say we both are starting to rock. you have a wonderfull gift god has gave you and soon im going to give to your cause it wont be much but it will truly be from the heart you are a good person oh if you wonder way pan  ha ha thats peter pan thats
how we both fill now other guys can not walk but us we can jam all night thank you my friend  8) ps the sad part was our  dad was a drumer and a bass player we was around it all are life thank you
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Post by: raul693 on March 15, 2009, 06:12:47 pm
I just wanted to thank Justin for making his particular approach to teaching available to the masses, i gave up on guitar when i was 13 and didn't pick up again till last October (19 years old) but my progress over these 4 months has been huge mostly thanks to your site.

Keep up the good work!
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Post by: ImpurestClub on March 15, 2009, 06:29:24 pm
Hey,

I just wanted to say thank you so much for this site!  I picked up a guitar in mid January and began teaching myself.  I was pretty aimless and completely lost until I found your site about two weeks into teaching myself and everything has been great since then!  I've ordered a couple of your DVDs and your theory packet, and it finally feels like I'm making some sort of progress.  Thank you so much for this resource, I plan to recommend it to anyone who asks for a good place to pick up guitar tips.  This site really is the best of it's kind.

Thanks,

Tarik
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Post by: Kupes on March 16, 2009, 07:09:23 am
Hey Justin :)

Just wanted to say thanks for this awesome site :> it has tought me alot, I'm currently on the power chords which is just awesome :D

Going to buy some of your books soon ;) Maybe even today \o/

Peace out

Kasper
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Post by: wolfcry on March 16, 2009, 07:54:28 am
Hey Justin,

Name's Dan and I'm from Montana currently living in Canada and wanted to say thank you for all the great work you did and the awesome lessons and video lessons.

I'm relearning everything and your website was a huge help even with all that dodgy hair lol

Thank you and take care!
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Post by: Datadog on March 17, 2009, 07:06:48 pm
Man,  :owhere was this site 25 years ago? I can't believe all the information.......excellent.

Justin, you're a great teacher. I've been around many a hot guitar player that can't/won't teach worth a lick. You are a breath of fresh air..............Thank you.
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Post by: Macuahuitl on March 18, 2009, 05:13:32 pm
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Post by: Lady Jane on March 19, 2009, 10:45:37 am
Hi Justin

I have sooooo many questions I decided first to thank you for teach for begginers with Jimmy Hendrix ha ha...you got something you know hhm...kind of weird to see you so many times and each one you seem to be on real time or kind of something like that, you are such a very great teacher you dont look record at all!!!! and you have a very cute accent either...I hope i can find you in forums further i am a bit lazy not in practicing but im lost with the forums.
Im kind of friend of few guitarrist here and no one wanted to play for me to sing with my aaawsome voice (mean guys)!!! so I decided this to be my reason to play !!! I found you couple of months ago, and just this weekend i gave one a shock...we are giving them a lesson Justin thank you very much...Love, Faith
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Post by: Aussieaussieaussie on March 19, 2009, 11:36:40 am
Thanks heaps JUSTIN YOUR A LEGEND. 8)

You've got the best lessons on the internet by far!

Keep up the good work And THANKS HEAPS. ;D ;D ;D

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Post by: UggieG on March 19, 2009, 01:30:54 pm
y0 Gude good stuff on this site. I've been playing just over a year without good results. Nothing i played sounded right. I found this place by random chance NOW MY PLAYING IS STARING TO KICK @$$ hehehe
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Post by: cbbella on March 19, 2009, 06:58:26 pm
hi, i found my way here from your videos on youtube. thanks for a great site
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Post by: vcent1971 on March 19, 2009, 08:48:23 pm
Hi, just find you walking on YOUTUBE and put you direct on my fav's
I'm a real beginer and I begin learning wish you were here 4 days ago, now I finish intro ;))

Can you please give such lessons from John Butler Trio, pleeeeeeease.

Big hank you
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Post by: rohanz on March 20, 2009, 05:41:11 pm
Hi, i have been watching Justin's videos for some time now,and they have done wonders to my skills.Its been all most 5 years since i started playing the guitar ,i just wish i had access to this web site as a beginner.
Thanks again.
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Post by: MrDazzle on March 21, 2009, 11:26:42 am
What an amazing site!

I've owned a guitar for about 5 years, always picking it up for a bit and trying to play something.  I just tried to find tabs of songs I liked...

Since finding Justin's site about a month ago my skills have improved more than they did in all those 5 years (by a long way).  Starting from the beginning and learning proper technique instead of just learning songs is the way to go!

One downside though, I can't listen to a song anymore without trying to work out what's being played.  Justin, you've taken the mystery out of music for me.
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Post by: Venture on March 21, 2009, 01:49:29 pm
TY
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Post by: Cmasta on March 22, 2009, 02:32:16 am
After two months of taking lessons, I found all of the things I was learning I could probably learn on my own through books. I stopped taking lessons and did that, I quickly realized that it wasn't the same as having a teacher that could help you through things. So I turned to the internet for answers and here I am. After searching on youtube for random lessons, I found a video made by you and found it exceptional. This site has brough me from playing simple chords, to barre chords and complex minor and major scales. Thank you so much for all of your help Justin and company.
           
            -  Cmasta    ;D
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Post by: justinguitar on March 22, 2009, 10:40:19 am
Thanks a lot everyone :)

Lots more coming soon!

Really appreciate the kind words!

J x
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Post by: belenus on March 22, 2009, 07:53:00 pm
I have discovered this site, and Justin too, while searching for Polly songs is Youtube. I started playing (well, more accurately learning, lol) the guitar this year, tho I'm 40, and now I can almost play Polly. That's great. And I owe it to Justin.
The lessons are great. I'll try to help with some translations into spanish, but I don't know PHP nor HTML. I hope it isn't a problem, but....
Well, thanks a lot Justin. You rock!!!!!!
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Post by: dnbware on March 23, 2009, 09:35:05 am
Thanks for all your hours put into this material! I came to your site via "eagle eye cherry" in youtube  :).
I learned so much from the beginners lessons. Thanks for teaching me how to count: 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 ...

I just got myself beautifull new guitar and really enjoy all the lessons even more.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: AQUANOX on March 23, 2009, 08:50:17 pm
Hi everybody, I've recentely discovered the pleasure to playing a guitar but being "masterless" I decided to check the net to improve (well, even if i would say learn) some good songs. I found justinguitar.com from junstin's videos on youtube. First I tried to see if there was something in italian (I'm from Italy) but i found nothing as justin's lessons, easy enough even for me. I really would to say thank you for all free video lessons, they helped me a lot.

And i would also ask you all sorry for my poor english :P

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Post by: ReIgnition on March 24, 2009, 05:22:14 am
Thank You !
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Post by: Ca! on March 25, 2009, 12:53:20 am
As per all of the above I wanted to send you a huge Thanxs Justin!!!
Ive been fiddling around with these ol guitar strings for quite sometime now and think its a fine time to actually string a few notes/chords together...Threw some $'s down for a few guitar lessons that just seem to stress me out rather then bring it all together for me...then just set my guitar away for a DustBunny hidaway...All the while resenting my husband for his talent to just sit it down and strum musically away... So after xtensive couch therapy and a getover it princess!!! I dusted the ol gurl off, shoo'd off those dustbunnies and logged on to youtube and found you!!! So I may just make it yet w/ a strum and a song...
Thanxs for sharing your vast knowledge and I enjoy visiting your site daily to get my time in...

Carrie-Ann from Vancouver Island, BC
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Post by: pahefner on March 25, 2009, 01:00:44 am
Hi Justin,
I'm a 60 year old ex hippie who has been playing guitar since I was 20. I love the blues and am now concentrating on playing mainly blues guitar. I just bought myself a Martin DX acoustic and an Fender Standard Strat, like Clapton's of course. I played in a couple of bands and played mostly rhythm guitar. Your site has helped me tremendously and I really appreciate your efforts. I'm hoping to send a donation soon although my business barely made a profit last year. I know you put a lot of time and effort into the site and I've always been able to learn more by watching better players. I was fortunate enough to play with a guy who took lessons from Bobby Caldwell, a Nashville sessions player who played with Chet Atkins and he taught me a lot but you have taught me so much. I'm enjoying playing Crossroads and Down and Out on the new Martin.
You're a great person Justin and your love of music shows by your free lessons.
Thanks so much.
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Post by: bfs on March 25, 2009, 12:54:10 pm
I've been playing guitar for two months now and just found your site a few days ago.  This site is amazing, great stuff, well organized. Just wanted to say thank's.

Best regards.
BFS
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: rclement on March 25, 2009, 03:52:49 pm
Justin:

I just want to say thanks for some great guitar instruction. I recently purchased and am using your "Really Useful Strumming Techniques" and have found it to be very helpful.

I've also donated to the site.

And just now I ordered your book on music theory.

Do I get a t-shirt yet? (Just kidding.)

Thanks for all your help.

Ron Clement
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Post by: GrumpyGet on March 25, 2009, 08:57:41 pm
 ;D

Top site, and top guy, keep doing what you are doing.

I now bored my wife mercilessly with the theory I've learnt on here and in RUGS!!!

Cheers Justin!!!!
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Post by: FirstGuitar on March 26, 2009, 05:27:14 am
Thanks for the truly free lessons Justin. I just bought 3 of your products as a way of contributing to the website.
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Post by: StratManDoo on March 27, 2009, 10:47:45 pm
hey justin,    (please read this. I know it’s long, but I hope you’ll understand.)

i don't think u know what a great thing you've done and continue 2 do.

when i was in the 3rd grade, one of my sister's friends brought over her new copy of led zeppelin ii and put it on my mother's new ge console stereo and told me 2 lay down between the speakers and listen. oh my god !!! what a fantastic thing. i was hooked 4ever. i had a friend who was a couple of years older than me, and when we heard an ad for them coming 2 raleigh’s dorton arena, we went straight 2 the record bar and bought tickets. (somehow our mothers thought the event was going to be a world war ii exhibition, and so my mother drove us over and let us off.  i can only imagine what was going thru her head when she came back 2 pick us up only 2 be greeted by a sea of screaming long haired hippies and 2 find it was a rock concert with a sky scraping decibel level.)

i'm 49 years old and hav had a guitar since i was 6teen, and lately I have been feeling like time is of the essence 4 me. For 33 years i thought i could become a great guitarist simply by trying 2 make it an extension of my soul and expressing myself through it somehow magically, without ever having 2 learn 2 read or learn anyone else's stuff. i didn't want 2 play anyone else's stuff. i wanted it to be completely me. all the great guitarists made it look so easy. i thought, "if they can do it, so can i!!!” so i never took lessons. never thought i needed them! thought I could unlock all the secrets on my own. i taught myself a few simple songs and came up with few beautiful bits and pieces myself, but the guitar still remained an enigma. i remember a friend telling me i had to learn where every note is on the fret board. how horrifying, I thought. i did have a short stint with a classical guitarist at a local community college that right before i had 2 quit 4 personal reasons, suggested the notion of triads. somehow i thought this might be the key 4 me. much later, determined 2 learn about them and all the other secrets of the guitar that had eluded me 4 so long, i began a dedicated study in earnest on my own.

2 make a long story short…

i share a common musical interest with a third grade friend who by now probably has over a terabyte of torrent files he's downloaded from the internet, and it got me thinking, so i went online to see if i could find out just how david gilmore played the intro 2 wish you were here , and i ran into justin. wow!!! u were just what the doctor ordered and my playing will never be the same. i am working harder than i ever have 2 keep the dream alive, and finally unlock at least some of the guitar's endless secrets. hopefully, i won't die with all my music locked up inside of me... and as corny as it may sound, i feel i hav u 2 thank 4 that. cheers!!! you are a great person, doing great things and touching people in ways that you will never know, but rest assured you are changing the world in positive ways, and it will come back 2 u. may the force continue 2 be with u. keep up the great work. and again, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!!!! love and peace be with you always. 
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Post by: hxcmthrfcka on March 28, 2009, 03:21:42 am
i cant tell you how much you have helped me. . you have pretty much taught me how to play guitar haha. after a year and a half iv gotten that "feel" and instinct when it comes to playing. what would have taken me an hour to learn is taking me minutes. and im starting to get somewhat decent at transcribing. the thing that sets you apart from other "youtube teachers" is that you do it in the proper guitar teacher "method". you do teach songs but you also teach guitar theory and a bit of history and the right way to play. even tho we are seperated by an ocean i feel like your in my room giving me my own private lesson. iv gotten to understand and appreciate the guitar as an instrument. not just something to impress people with some popular songs. i went into my local guitar shop and just start jamming and they thought i had been playing for years. you have no idea how much that meant to me. i wish i could meet you and jam with you in person. but i live in the states and a trip over there is just way out of the question right now. and i have not been able to make a donation yet due to the ongoing economy issues. i literally have no money to spare right now. but when i get a solid income im def gonna be giving you fair compensation.you are def making a difference in peoples lives all over the world. you are one of my heroes man. keep it up.

Andrew
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Post by: soulplayer on March 28, 2009, 06:59:37 am
Thanks for your free lessons. Indeed, this is the one and only website that i found which prefer to sell their knowledge at $ 0. I hope you can continue this for those who unlucky to learn this.

However, where are you justin? You are quite busy now. What are you doing?
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jndbox on March 28, 2009, 02:50:09 pm
Just saw pics of your tour through the U.S. last year.  Too bad I didn't know about this site then.  I live in TX (not original Texan though) and would've loved to make you feel welcome here.  Anytime you're back through TX, specifically Dallas area, you have a free place to stay (I should probably check with my wife!) and any help you need.

I love the song Page 99 on your myspace too.  Sounds great!

BTW, I was in Ghana too, with a hospital ship and a group called Mercy Ships a few years ago.  An amazing place, eh?

Thanks for all your efforts and help with guitar,

Jason Gray
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: rawford on March 28, 2009, 07:47:49 pm
im a novice on the guitar only been playin a few months im self taught and i can play a few songs but nothing to fancy, i found this site via a video on youtube, this site has helped me so much and i would like to say thanks to justin and the team, the videos help amatuers progress, and the free lessons shows how much you have a passion for music, thats the way it should be, epect a donation from me shortly

thanks justin and team
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Post by: stevics on March 29, 2009, 09:47:29 pm
Thanks Justin & Team

I found this site yesterday and it is just what I needed to improve my playing.

I have been playing for about 2 years (after a gap of about 20!). I have been practicing real hard and am now about to unleash my playing on a unwitting general public with a couple of guest performances. If all goes well I will try to get a place in a band and do some regular gigging.

Again, many thanks
Stevics
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Post by: chadgto on March 30, 2009, 02:18:07 am
wow i don't know what else to say but wow. i grew up around music instead of TV we listened to music. my mother traveled around with her first husband when you would get a gig for a month or two in a bar way back in the late 60s. she met my father who took in my oldest brother and together they raised three more.. I'm the youngest. i remember as a kid sitting and listening to my mother play guitar she would have all of us with a instrument, way cool, she finger picked and played allot of christian music. long story short i started playing drums when i was twelve my mothers only request "play any instrument you want just learn it correctly and read music. i always wanted to play guitar it did not seem flat to me like the drums so many possibilities, sounds, rhythms, melodies and more. my mother died three years ago of a rare cancer. yep I'm a mamas boy any acoustic melody brings me to tears. so guess what Ive got a guitar and I'm learning just as i was requested to do thanks to you.  now the problem is "and its not a problem" i cant pick up my guitar and log in with out my three year old son next to me. soooo now he has a guitar and sits next to me all the time. i am thoroughly amazed at what a three year old can do with out any pressure to play but just to learn. with the current market I'm trying to just get the bills paid but when it comes around look out i will donate largely. man thank you.  i truly feel blessed and i know that my mothers smiling large. god bless and thank you.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Wolferocks2 on March 30, 2009, 11:11:18 am
I'm not much of a "guitar study" kind of guy and I normally become disinterested when I hear of chord shapes, notes, fret positions and scales.  My way has always been, "if I can hear it, I can learn it."  This was good for years when just playing "cheap" power chords or basic note configurations.  However, my goal has been to be a "one man" guitarist; one that can do rhythm and lead.  I've found your lessons to be "captivating," meaning, I dont just turn them off.  A favor I would like to ask though is, "can you please do a lesson for the lead parts for the song, "Sweet Home Alabama."  I have found many instructional videos out there but I'm just not "clicking" with the people that are doing them.  Some are in slow motion (way to slow) while others are out of tune and the guys looking like they just stepped off the film set for the movie "Deliverance."  hahahaha!!   Can you help out here?    :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: gerry phillips on March 31, 2009, 12:23:25 am
Justin, this is an amazing site, and it's a great thing you do for us wannabe blues guitarists.

I've been retired for a couple years and wanting to get back into playing again(if only for myself). Never been a lead player, always played rhythm. Now that I'm older (and hopefully smarter) I find myself leaning more to blues guitar, and I'm hoping I can actually learn to play lead.

The more I look around your site, the more I'm impressed.

A purchase could very well be soon forthcoming.

Thanks for all the hard work.

Gerry
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: kris739 on March 31, 2009, 12:45:10 am
HI
 Just want to say thanks for a great site !
 I have been playing on and off for many years never progressing but since finding justin is better than finding god.
 Actually managed to play on stage with my dad last week which was the one thing i wanted to do before he retires.   And damm i love the solos in johny b goode, Even if he plays it in C but it does give it more crunch lol.
 Now starting to teach my 11 year old to play with the help of this site.
 Only one thing can be said for justin and all the people that makeup this site WE ARE NOT WORTHY BUT THANKS FOR BEING GREAT!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: joweyenb on March 31, 2009, 01:05:17 am
Hi Justin and team.

I am a Belgian, but I have been living in the USA, Miami more specifically, for the last 10 years now.
I ordered 4 of your CD's last Wednesday, and even if you claim 7 to 20 business days for delivery to the USA, they arrived in ....... 3 business days!!! I couldn't believe it when I opened the mailbox today, and saw my 3 blues CD's! My wife is not that happy, because for the last 12 hours now, I have been completely ignoring her. All your fault for being so good! Ha!
Thanks a lot!!!!!!

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: eddievanslash on March 31, 2009, 02:17:44 am

Thank you so much man i could never master the sweet child o mine lick till i found your lesson Keep Rocking
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Ron de Groot on March 31, 2009, 12:00:48 pm
Hi Justin,

Thx a lot for the T-Bone Walker site :)   it was a shame he had non before.


http://www.justinguitar.com/AA-OthersSites/T-BONEWALKER/dir.html (http://www.justinguitar.com/AA-OthersSites/T-BONEWALKER/dir.html)

Gr

Ron
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: kris on March 31, 2009, 01:53:26 pm
Excellent website, thanks very much for spreading your knowledge - It's much appreciated! Looks to be a good little community here on the forums too, so I guess I'll be sticking around!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: XVicariousX on March 31, 2009, 10:50:56 pm
My god, ive gone on so many so called free lesson websites the past year, and since ive been on this site (a week or so) ive seen more progress than that whole year.  Just wanna say thanks justin, once i start bringing in money ill surely donate.  I think the other websites did more harm that good tell you the truth
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: clemo103 on March 31, 2009, 11:28:48 pm
This is such an excellent site. It's so refreshing to find a guitar website so giving. Thanks very much Justin, it has helped a lot.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: confused on April 01, 2009, 05:09:06 am
hi justin my name is dave, my brother told me about this site. i am 45 and just starting out my calouses are not yet completly hard. i have been reading books and learning how to play chords but i cannot put anything together. i am disabled for the rest of my life and watching tv all day can drive one nuts. so for xmas my wife bought me a washburn guitar and a couple of books with cds, but reading it and seeing it are 2 different things. my brother played before but i am a newbie in every sence of the word, and your site seems to be just what i was looking for. so thank you for that. since i am on disability insurance i don't have extra money to pay for lessons but i will donate when i have a good month and can rub to nickles together. now like i said this is all new to me, but just having the guitar near me i often will pick it up and put on music videos and try to make the correct sounds sometimes i can see what chord they are playing if i know it and i can copy but thats not the way to go. i really want to learn to play i practice the chords i know and of course try to copy a video. i have been looking around the site and this looks great i also have high speed cable internet and a fast laptop. and so the journey begins......
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: marcus on April 03, 2009, 12:25:30 am
hi my name is marc,38 from queensland aus and a big thanks to justin and team for this great site. its helped me alot in my playing and learning and only have one regret!!(not learning alot earlier) had plenty of oppurtunity since my dad has played for 35-40 years but you get that and ive started now thats all that counts. so thankyou very much and good work.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Minislash on April 03, 2009, 06:01:57 pm
HEY JUSTIN! :D
I've learned from you in about 2 and a half or three years. Your site is just the best guitarsite ever! From a scale from 1 to 100 I would give this site a 100. And your lessons are fantastic.
It's great to have a teacher like you!

One of your biggest fan :) :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: cabritbloke on April 03, 2009, 10:35:40 pm
Hey Justin ... just registered here after checking out several of your videos over the last month (and spreading the word as much as I can!)

I wanted to thank you for making such a difference to the progress of a "guitar dabbler" like me. I've had a decent acoustic guitar for about 6 years now (actually learned the very basics waaaay back, but just how to play C, D, G, Am, etc..), but I have made a concerted (pardon the pun) effort to actually learn how to play over the last 3-4 months. Your lessons have really helped me get through those doldrums when I've played my tutorial books, "Beatles complete" etc.. books and struggled through random tab sites on the web. Since looking at your vids I have been able to play some stuff I really enjoy, and that has done wonders for my motivation. You are a brilliant teacher over this medium, and pace things just about perfectly!

I plan to donate and/or buy really soon. I wish I still lived in the UK so I could get on your lessons waiting list... I guess I need to dig around the forum to see if you are coming to San Jose/San Francisco area any time. I few us here could contribute for a half-day group lesson for more bucks for you!

One wacky idea for money raising ... if people could pay a small amount ($1?) to "vote" for a song they'd like you to develop a lesson for. Once the vote tally reached an amount that you makes it worthwhile for you then you could do the lesson. Its a bit of a gamble for us votes, but its only $1, and the $1 is a donation!

Anyway ... thanks again for keeping the rock star dreams of a sad old 40-something alive!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: wez740 on April 04, 2009, 12:48:12 pm
hi just wantd to say thanx alot justin your lesson are great i got most of ur dvds aswel lol and i was using the master the major scale today its great i knw some scales already but this dvd when i put the jam track on and started playing the scale it  actually sounded like real music lol from me learnign scales and then not be able to put them into practice and getting frustrated  this dvd has helped me so much cheers thanx alot
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: conner on April 04, 2009, 10:30:36 pm
hey mate,

               Another Aussie here ;) have only had my guitar since xmas, and i am already seeing a fast progression in my learning. The majority of that i believe i owe to you! Your lessons are both effecient and enjoyable, and cover everything and more that is relavant to the tune that your teaching.

was planning on getting lessons, but i believe that there not as needed now :D So thank you mate, for all your hard work, time and money you put in to making this site what it is and for making it so readily available to those who need it ;D

Also a big thank you to the admin/mod team, i am an admin and i know the work you guys put in!!! lol
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: cindytrinidad on April 05, 2009, 09:52:04 am
Hi Justin,

I am from the Philippines.

I have been playing the guitar since I was very young but I got stock on playing chords and strumming and am not able to play without a chord book and tabs/chords as guides.

For so many years I've tried many different online sites to learn to play better. So far, your site is the only one that in a few hours I've learned more in an hour than I did in years!  I am now in BC 12 and BC 13 - I'm going back and forth between the two lessons.

Thank you very much and keep up the good work!

Cindy
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: coolnanas on April 05, 2009, 06:20:58 pm
Ive been registered here for a while and cant remember how i came across this site. If i havent already i would like to say a BIG thank you. I was given my guitar as a xmas present many years ago. For the first month or two i played it earnestly with a couple o books i bought. Then frustration and life kicked in and the guyitar was left collecting dust. Every so often i would feel guilty about that and pick it up but never for long.

That is until i found this site. Justin is open and honest and the lessons and songs seem pitched at the right learning curve to learn something that keeps you going

Ta very much
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: GuitarMomentum on April 05, 2009, 08:21:28 pm
Hi Justin,

Greetings from Austin, Texas! Thank you thank you for your site. You are gifted and generous teacher. I've recently come back to guitar after some time. I started when I was 12 and I'm now 40. I haven't been that consistent with it throughout. I play and learn for a few years and then drop it. An unfortunate repeating cycle. I'm glad to have found your site :)

Wishing you continued success,

Alex
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: foot on April 05, 2009, 09:49:13 pm
Hi Justin!

Greetings from Long Island, New York again. I've been using your blues lessons to brush up on my soloing. Great lessons, and backing tracks! Congratulations on the new strat. I've always been a Fender fan. The first guitar that I bought was a strat. My last purchase was a Paul Reed Smith semi-hollow body. All of my other guitars are solid body models. I have my eye on a Carvin for my next purchase. They're only sold in California, so I haven't had a chance to play one yet. However, they come highly recomended. The salesman that I usually deal with at Sam Ash Music can get any guitar that they carry at deep discounts. However, he's chosen to pay full price for Carvin's for his last 3 instruments purchases. He says they have spoiled him, and he dosen't touch his Les Paul any more. We'll see what happens.

Best wishes,

Foot
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: J-bird on April 06, 2009, 05:42:24 pm
Hey there Justin,

I just found this site out last night after browsing through Youtube. I have been trying to learn how to play the guitar for the past 2 months and have not had a lot of luck finding helpful web sources.
I saw your video of three little birds on Youtube and saw that you had a website and decided to check it out not hoping to get anything out of it because just like the other folks on the forum said so many help sites out there trick you into entering and never offer anything that is truly free and of great quality.

Imagine my surprise when I found out that the lessons you gave were understandable, easy to follow and best of all had an interactive dimension to them through video threads.

Last night around 9ish I started looking at the videos and stayed up until 2 or so fascinated by the quality and the amazingly refreshing way you give the lessons.

I am unemployed right now but I can make you the promise that I will donate once I do find a job because what you do is truly out of love for music and because of a real appreciation for your fellow mankind.

Thank you so much for the time and effort that you have put into your site to allow people all around the world to profit from your knowledge.

From Colombia with affection,

J-Bird
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Colreay on April 07, 2009, 09:26:23 am
Hi Justin

Having played for many years now and being self taught, I have always considered taking formal lessons.  Thanks to the internet and your web site my playing has improved ten fold in just a few days.

`your latest fan
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Jp on April 07, 2009, 09:08:11 pm
i found your videos on youtube

stairway to heaven first
i think ur a great teacher...

thanks a million man
its the best guitar lesson site
really...in my opinion anywayz

just thanks...:)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Trish on April 08, 2009, 02:43:54 am
i know it's been a while, but you don't stop doing what you're doing and it's appreciated.

thanks again.

trish
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Seyha on April 08, 2009, 08:35:53 am
Hi Justin ! Well it's my turn to thank you for you virtual and essential help. I'm Seyha from Paris, France. I really feel i get better since the first time i've seen your lesson on youtube and your website. Thanks ! And thanks again for sharing your knowledge !
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: lightbulbsocket on April 08, 2009, 07:05:47 pm
Hello!  Thought it was about time I popped in here and said thanks a million for all the things that you've taught over the past 15 months or so.  I'd say the largest portion of what I've learned about the guitar so far from restringing my guitar to different barre chord shapes came from you and your site.  I figured out the chord progression for Mary Jane's Last Dance the other day all by myself, which felt like a pretty big achievement for me.

Thanks again.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Schildi on April 09, 2009, 12:25:51 pm
Hi Justin,

Just wanted to stop by and say thank you. I really like your lessons and I hope you are going to do a lot more of them. I don't have enough time to get private lessons so i decided to learn playing guitar on my own. I couldn't beleave it when I found your website! All these vids for free! I've learned so much by watching them.

Greetings from Germany(sorry for the bad grammar)

Schildi
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jbuckley on April 09, 2009, 07:13:43 pm
Hey Justin,

Just wanted to say Thanks, and to be on the lookout for a donation.  I as most people here are self taught.  I was working on the Solo to Wish You Were Here, and checking around for lesson videos on You Tube when I stumbled across your site.  Let me say, I have seen hundreds of videos, but your lesson BY FAR was the best.  So easy to follow and the help with actual strumming pattern is invaluable. I have been basically been able to play this song for a while, but now after your lesson it actually sounds like it is supposed too!!  So Please keep it up, because this seems to finally be the site I've been looking for!  SO thanks bro.
Jeff Buckley
California
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Mustafa on April 09, 2009, 11:08:14 pm
Yeah, hi Mr. Justin ;D
Your teaching methods are phenomenal. I have ordered the music theory book part one and also will buy the second part ofcourse. Its just... you have done a greta job and there arent many great and kind people like you are. You kind of make leraning a lot of fun and easy. I have gained my music theory knowledge from here, so... thank you. :-*
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Sl8sh on April 10, 2009, 05:23:37 am
Hi Justin

I live in America and just wanted to say thanks.  I didn't really have a good approach to learning the guitar as a secondary instrument but your teaching methods and lessons have given me a more clear and logical approach to playing and practicing the instrument on my own.  I had struggled by myself since I was 6 to really teach myself right and wound up having a bad approach.  After 13 years of struggling to play I reached an intermediate level and thanks to this website I now have a practice routine in technique and am beginning to work on songs that I listen to. 

I found your site thanks to the Youtube video on how to play Sweet Child of Mine when I was surfing the internet one random day.  I always check it for updates and am grateful for the news updates.  I also wanted to say thanks for the forum too.  I've received alot of help and advice in the last two weeks ( I think ) when I joined. 

Again....Very thankful for this website. 

Take care of yourself.   
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Squares on April 10, 2009, 06:08:40 am
Hey guys!

My name is Brandon. I'm from Cali. I've been playing guitar for some time now, but I never really had a strong foundation. I didn't have any money for lessons so I had to teach myself. I made some progress, but then I got to a point where I couldn't go any further... Like my improvement just came to a halt. This site is helping me take my skills to the next level. Thanks guys.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Fumble Finger on April 10, 2009, 10:38:44 pm
Hi Justin - just a short note to say thanks. I came across your site when looking for examples of ways to play "Nobody knows you when you're down and out" and found yours to be the best as a starting point. Your teaching is very thorough and patient. Sure, there are more complicated versions of 'Down and Out', and I might look at those later, but for starters, your version is great. Have played classical guitar for many years but like blues and jazz too. Classical has taught me to read music quite well, but my aural and improvisational skills are sorely lacking and I hope to make headway with these with your help. Like others, I would like to echo my appreciation for the massive amount of work you put into helping those less talented than yourself. ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bronke on April 11, 2009, 01:12:08 pm
Hi,

I'm Peter (47 Y.) and livin' in Holland.
I have today purchased a acoustic guitar and my choice was the BlueRidge BR60. Great sound, and very nice playing.

I've learned play the guitar on my 17th for 2 years, but after that, nothing more done with it. Now by seeking for lessons at the internet my interest was fallen at this website. Great stuff and very good explaining here. I'm staying tuned over here.

Thanks, you're the best Justin!!!!

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Erus on April 11, 2009, 08:29:34 pm
Just wanted to say hi and thanks, Justin.
I have been "playing" guitar for almost 30 years.. power chords, bits and pieces of songs, "rock" licks that I picked up... nothing serios enough to get past awkward jams with others at home. Though entertaining to myself, not much fun after 30 years.
I have learned more from you in just a couple hours watching your videos than I have in all that time. There are other good teachers and lessons out there (youtube, etc) but your style, skill, and great personality and attitude are the best. Even my non-guitar playing family members love watching your lessons.

Thanks tons. You ever get near Vegas for a gig, we're scrambling for front row.

Erus
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jammy on April 12, 2009, 12:54:09 am
Hi Justin,

Wow,What a website to start with.......
First,I thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a wonderful website.
I appreciate your work and I am a big fan of your tutorials.
Things are explained in a simple way in the tutorials and are really interesting.


P.S.Thanks again :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: smitten on April 12, 2009, 04:19:14 pm
I also wanted to say thanks to Justin.

I'm teaching myself guitar from books and I really appreciate all the work that has gone into making the site and keeping it going!  :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Natalie Nicole on April 13, 2009, 12:30:10 am
JESUS IS PROUD OF U - thanks for what ya do man :) Just don't sell out on us that would make baby jesus cry.

Serious Note:
Have learned a lot from you and appreciate it, good luck to you and all your endeavors. :)

Peace out from Atlanta!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Drdogbreath on April 13, 2009, 12:39:48 am
Great job on the site. Only been playing a couple of weeks but really feel I am getting somewhere. Donation is on the way!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Ramzesu on April 13, 2009, 01:23:02 pm
As long as i use internet to find info about playing guitar and making music itself I never found such nice, positive, useful and great site! Thank you very much Justin!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: limmomomo on April 13, 2009, 03:15:16 pm
Hi, thanks! I really appreciate your stuff..
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Leonard_C on April 13, 2009, 05:10:29 pm
Hi Justin, you have never met me, yet you have taught me everything about guitarplaying. Thx for all the work you have done!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: FaxteR on April 13, 2009, 09:32:53 pm
Hi, First post here.
At first I have to say that I'm German. So don't get rid of my English - it sucks sometimes ;)

I found this site by Youtube after I learned one or two songs with Justins great lessons. Thanks for them!
They're detailed and VERY helpful. I hope I can enjoy your lessons as long possible!

I'm kinda guitar newbie. Been playing since November 2008 - about 5 months.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Drama on April 14, 2009, 02:57:28 pm
Hey Justin, Zach here!  Your site has a been a tremendous help to me and I am definitely making a donation.  I have used JamPlay in the past, and IMHO your site offers more value and is easier to use.  JamPlay is good, but your help is better.  I have made massive progress following your lessons and videos.  I've never had lessons on guitar before, and your guidance has made learning this amazing instrument 10x easier!  Thanks a bunch.  You got a really cool thing going here.

Drama (Zach)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: malcolmx82 on April 14, 2009, 03:48:41 pm
hi Justin...
my name is Marco, i'm 27 and i come from Italy...
just do describe you my situation i started playing guitar three years ago just for fun and never went to a teacher to take lassons...
as you can imagine having learnt guitar on my own i have "learnt" lots of mistakes...
well..now i just bought a new guitar (a 780 € acoustic Taylor...i love it!!!!) and i would like to give it a sense and start learning guitar...and maybe (this is my dream) having the opportunity in the future to play in a group...
i just hope it's not to late to start...
i have watched some of your lessons and learned playing wish you where here..your lessons are really good...
now i'm trying to learn betterman by pearl jam and i love your lesson...
i really wish to learn to play my guitar really soon...
now i would like to ask you what songs would you suggest me to learn..i love pearl jam and cat stevens and i only play acoustic (i hope you'll upload other songs by pearl jam or cat stevens ;) )..but on the other side i'd like even to try some other style like reggae for example...
hope you'll help me...i'll continue watching your lessons and hope to hear you soon!

thanks for reading and sorry for my english...
      Marco.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jph on April 14, 2009, 04:42:55 pm
Hi Justin & Friends, Co-workers!

I'm VERY happy that my Googlings/YouTubings brought me here. A delight! I won't waste your time and mine comparing your site to other resources available on the web. Some are good too, most are...well, you know...I'll simply say that yours is one of the very best and one of a kind. Glad to have found in one person a great guitarist, great teacher and certainly a very good man, too!

Also, congrats to all the tech guys (what? only one?) who have made this site very easy to use ("KISS" in mind, probably, standing for "Keep It Simple Stupid!" as you might know. I'm just moaning a little bit about the video/sound offset that can be very annoying at times, when you're trying to pick up something and what you see is not what you hear (or should I say "not yet" or "too late"), but I guess you can't do much about it. I've posted on the subject, in case somebody has found a not-too-time-consuming workaround.

ok, I'm being verbose here...A big THANKS again, Guys!

JPH
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: levity on April 14, 2009, 08:47:43 pm
Hey, after a year of teaching myself bass guitar, and 2 years of on and off teaching myself guitar I finally stumbled across this sit and realised how little I had actually learnt, whilst I could play I had no theory knowledge or any real knowledge of chords. Within a month on here I can now do all that and improvise to some degree. Its changed my way of playing and in a good way. I think ive progressed more in this last month than i have the last 6.
If i could, id buy you a beer lol
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: igorravasi on April 15, 2009, 09:01:28 am
Thank you Justin.

I'm Igor, fifteen, from Italy and I can say "I can play the guitar". I leant from you guitar technique and now I can play a lot of pink floyd songs (Comfortambly Numb, Another Brick in the wall, and thousands others).

Sorry for the english

                                                                                         
Igor
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: justinguitar on April 15, 2009, 09:37:46 am
Dudes and dudettes

Thanks for all the nice words y'all :)

Just filmed a whole new beginners course over the last two days, I'm real tired today, and I'm trying to motivate myself to get up and head into the studio... got lots of stuff I want to practice and prepare to teach you guys!!

And reading all this good stuff about how you guys are digging the site and learning lots really gives me a great vibe and sets me up to get into the studio and do lots of practice! :)

Thanks for dropping by and see y'all soon

J

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jonnygee123 on April 15, 2009, 03:43:09 pm

 Justin,
           Hows it goin man? just another fan sayin thanks for your time n effort. iv been playin self taught for 3 years n kinda hit a wall. stumbled accross your youtube videos and come on leaps n bounds. so yeh... nice one.
 - saw you played with katie melua n all  :P  shes an absolute minx. ha ha.

               thanks again. peace.
                                              Jonny Gee
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: TomPostma on April 15, 2009, 08:05:35 pm
Hi there, my name is Tom, 15 years old, and I'm from Holland. I don't have a job or anything so I have not been able to make a donation, but I would still like to make a contribution to keeping this website alive.

So I was wondering if maybe I could help by translating parts of the website into Dutch, because although Dutch people are usually quite fluent in English, younger people do not always have these skills.

So if any help is needed, I hereby offer my services ;)

Tom
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jayphillips on April 16, 2009, 02:22:13 am
Thanks Justin for all of the "hard" work you have dedicated to helping others.  Thanks to your instruction, Im getting decent at "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd.  My first song to learn.  I want my second song to be "Fallen Next to You".  Are there any videos or tabs for that song?  Awesome song!  I cant find it anywhere. 

Thanks,

Jay
Jackson, Mississippi
USA
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Clapton_IS_god on April 17, 2009, 01:34:36 am
Hi justin!

I'm Chris, i'm 15 and i've been playing for about a year now. I probably wouldn't be playing anymore if I hadn't found your site tho! Your beginners courses were awesome, and all the song tutorials are the best I've tried  :)

Just wanna take this opportunity to say thanks, and to keep doing what you do!

Keep Rockin'! 8)

Clapton_IS_god
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: andRo4tw on April 17, 2009, 08:12:28 am
Hi justin!

I just wanna say thanks for your tutorials and lessons, don't think that there is a website which is better than yours.
I hope that you are increasing your song and tab section with good and nice electric-guitar-songs or other lessons to learn playing guitar generally.

thanks, Andy from Austria
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Springy on April 18, 2009, 01:58:49 pm
Hey Justin,

I'm Liam and just got my first guitar about 1mth ago and really want to get into it, but being self taught makes it hard. But the way you explain your lessons makes it just seem so much easier to understand than any that I have found before. You make learning so much fun and that's just what playing guitar should be fun. Keep up the great work when you have the time. Looking foward to seeing your albums in stores here in Aus, your pretty amazing and will go buy a copy if I come across it.

Cheers,
Liam
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bawin on April 18, 2009, 03:09:47 pm
I rarely post to forums but I am so impressed with your content and teaching style that I have to say thank you!

I have said thank you in more than just words; I have made a purchase of your DVD and also have given a donation. I strongly encourage others to do the same. Otherwise, this great resource will not be available for others.

Thanks again and please continue to add content.

Kind Regards,

Bart
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: brandoh on April 20, 2009, 05:10:46 am
I started playing the guitar with help from an instructor but didn't have the cash to keep it going beyond a year. 6 years later, I've been noticing my practicing wasn't progressing. I had definitely lost my way over the years and the site has been the source of a refreshing change. Thanks for everything - you are the best music teacher I've had to date and a seemingly genuine and kind fella.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Scorcher on April 20, 2009, 09:15:11 am
 "Justin Sandercoe is my music teacher," I smile when I say that. I purchased the music theory download and my head hurts ever so wonderfully. Thank you for this site.

 I've heard it said that when the student is ready the master will appear. I just had no idea how impressive a teacher I would get.

I have a president I'm proud of (as opposed to crying.... under the bed.. in the fetal position.. in shame and horror), a Gibson maestro student editon Les Paul (a gift from a friend of mine), and the best teacher ever!

  2009 is looking so good how am I gonna sing the blues.

 THANKS AGAIN.

....."i'M SO BROKE i CAN'T AFFORD BANKRUPCY".... THAT WORKS, NOW i NEED MY GUITAR!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jimrad on April 20, 2009, 12:21:29 pm
Hi guys...Thank's for the opportunity to join what looks like a really impressive site..I'm just starting out on the learning road and Justin's site looks like a real winner..I look forward to learning as much a I can. Cheers
jimrad
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Full Throttle on April 21, 2009, 01:29:40 am
19 years old Finnish guy here. I Just wanted to thank you Justin. I've been playing for about 10 months now and I couldn't have gotten this far without you.

Music has always been my greatest joy. Now I know nothing better than grabbing a few beers and playing some Rock'n'Roll with my trusty Ibanez!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: carpediem on April 21, 2009, 02:00:18 am
justin u rock thank u
i have been playing guitar for a year and have gotten substantially better
thanks couldn't have done it without u
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: aeonish on April 21, 2009, 05:26:47 am
Hi Justin,

My name is Whitney, I'm from the U.S. and I'm 22 years old. I bought my first guitar from a pawn shop two days ago, after having previously been a violinist for just under a decade. I'm broke as hell right now and I can't afford lessons, so I was completely over the moon when I discovered your website (thanks, Youtube!).

Justin darling, you are beyond awesome.  :-* Thank you so much for all of your amazing work you've put into this and I promise to donate as soon as I am financially able. Until then, rest assured that I will be pimping this out via word-of-mouth to anyone who's willing to listen (and anyone who isn't, for that matter).

Peace, love, and music. <3
-Whitney
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Jessybear on April 21, 2009, 09:40:39 am
Hi Justin and Co!

Names Jessy and a local from where you grew up! I'm from Melbourne!
Never picked up a guitar till last week, after having a look around at various sites to help me learn I came across yours! WELL DONE! Awesome job indeed, very helpfull... I'll be a pro in no time lol.

Big Thanks! and keep up the good work! Your an inspiration.



Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Dragon Man on April 21, 2009, 04:28:56 pm
Hi Justin and Co!

Names Jessy and a local from where you grew up! I'm from Melbourne!
Never picked up a guitar till last week, after having a look around at various sites to help me learn I came across yours! WELL DONE! Awesome job indeed, very helpfull... I'll be a pro in no time lol.

Big Thanks! and keep up the good work! Your an inspiration.


Hi Jessy,
Welcome.
another Aussie here  :D

About 1.5 hours west of you, just 20 mins past Ballarat at Snake Valley :)

Yeah, Justin has put together a great website. Enjoy your time here. 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Bob Bouzouki on April 22, 2009, 07:40:21 am
Hi Justin,

Thanks for the great website. I hope to donate soon.

I played guitar when I was a teenager and I started again this year after a gap of 20 years. The reason why I stopped years ago was that I wasn't progressing any more. Now with the Internet and great sites like yours, I'm learning new things and enjoying the guitar again.

Thanks!
Rob.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Rizla on April 22, 2009, 04:51:30 pm
hello all,

how yoou all doin just wanted to stop by an say CHEERS! for this site. Its good to know that there are still people out there who like to share their knowledge for no other reason than they like playing guitar. so keep up the good work Justin and a massive thank you as im now well on my way to actuallt playing guitar instead of just making a noise with it  ;D

Chris
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: laurens000 on April 23, 2009, 06:22:36 am
hey!
i just discovered your site today! i love jazz swing and blues but have been playing classical for 6 years. Ive been trying to find away to understand the chords the changes the charts the walking bass line in a comprehensive manner with a clear technique to get me started.

to cut to the chase,

this site is amazing. your video lessons and notes are amazing.
you are amazing!!!
i cannot express how much gratitude and appreciation i have for this site and the time you clearly dedicate to it. it is wonderful to see people who really care about sharing music!

if im ever in your area, i will have to try and get a lesson with you!

much love from montreal, canada.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: LilAmy on April 23, 2009, 07:34:47 am
Justin I think your site is great! I saw the youtube vid for 'Hey Ya' and it really helped me to get into playing my guitar, (Freddie), as I was feeling a little disencouraged by some of the challenging songs out there. Your site is awesome! Thank you :-D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: brassknuckles on April 23, 2009, 09:39:08 am
 :) hi Justin, here to say a big thanks, Ive just picked up my guitar for the first time in 24 years when i was young my father bought me a Kay 320 for Christmas, my father is a great guitar player but for some reason he never had the time to put any effort into teaching me so i rebelled and never played it from the age of 14 and i was never any good then anyway, but after finding your site it has given me a new interest in becoming able, able is all I'm looking for but after finding you I'm now thinking better than able is possible, i just wished you lived next door so i could pop round and learn from you 1  2  1

                                                                                     yours gratefully
                                                                                                            Chris
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: johno on April 23, 2009, 02:27:30 pm
Hey I've been playing guitar for about 2 year's now but im a bad with all my scales and caged system and remebering where the notes are and stuff im gonna put a poster of them in my room so i remember them before i go to sleep  ( last 15 mins you get befor you go to sleep you take it in a remeber it alot better go for practising guitar ) anyway... i was looking for a basic guide to start to improvise and saw you on youtube i liked your attitude and your general vibe and decided to come to your site it's been a real help and i'd really like to thank you with the donations but im a bit poor atm and im saving up for an amp when i buy that ill make a donation  ;D

( Ignor my grammer )
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bluesbreaker on April 23, 2009, 07:22:11 pm
Hi Justin,
Thank you so much for this great site.Since I´m from Germany I´m now really glad about my English Knowledge( hope you say it like that). ;) I really like the blues and jimi hendrix stuff.I got also a bit into playing Jazz.It´s really cool that you do that all for free because in my village there is no guitar teacher and I don´t think I would learn so much from the Internet without your site and it´s really great that you remind the people of trying to work out songs by ear.Thanks so much.

Thanks also to jedi
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Ettienne on April 24, 2009, 08:16:54 am
Good day... Ettienne here from sunny South Africa, and i just wanted to say that after many hours of searching the net, i am extremely stoked to have found a site as awesome as yours. so many sites promise the moon and the stars but sadly none really deliver. I have achieved more in the last 18 hours since discovering this site than in the last six months. Call it a Guitar vibe block that i have been suffering, which is "cured" with your help.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jakohl on April 24, 2009, 08:15:33 pm
Have been following your website for a while now but just registered. Thank you for all of your hard work!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: dTanMan on April 25, 2009, 09:35:09 am
Hello. I'm a beginner guitarist, (12 years old) just started a few weeks ago... I just would like to say thanks for this site. It's helped me a lot with chords.  :D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Dubarnik on April 26, 2009, 03:58:28 am
My son recommended the website to me.  It's amazing.  I've already ordered a bunch of Justin's stuff.  Just what I need to become a better guitarist.

Thanks!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: hypnocil on April 26, 2009, 10:25:16 am
Hi, Justin !

I was loosing hope in playing guitar cause i dont have time to get guitar lesson when i saw your video on youtube and i really loved it. Your teaching style is great. Now i get a little more into the blues and i loved it much more cause of you :)

Thank you again and sorry if my english is bad.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Mr. Leinad on April 26, 2009, 07:49:41 pm
Thanks a lot man!!!  :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: marcusmarkmus on April 27, 2009, 09:09:38 am
Justin!
You gave my guitar-playing a flying start wich i never ever would believe would be possible!
Justin and Slash, thats the two reasons i pick up the guitar every day!
cheers!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Femaliscious on April 27, 2009, 10:21:42 pm
 :-* if i stop being such a lazy bum i might play at least a few chords in ... 2011 ?? lol  ;D saw ur vid on youtube, great site u have , lucky me found it ... ugh cant be that blonde then ... must be a lot of work for u and ur team, fankoo  :-*
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Sinned on April 28, 2009, 12:51:37 pm
Hi Justin,

Just wanted to say thanks for all your time and effort you put in to this site! It must be loads of work. Hopefully the honor system works and you get lots of donations and gifts :)

I'm 36 and finaly had the will to start playing the guitar, with your help I played my first blues after only 3 weeks (and real soure fingers and proud of them) wow!!! now Im making real music!! A friend of mine plays the guitar for a lot longer and we actualy jammed a bit together, me playing the 12 bar blues and him doing all kind of freaky blues sounds (that Im sure I will be able to play too in the near future). Today I orderd your dvd on strumming hopefully I will get it soon so I can realy improve there.

Again Thanks and keep up the good work


Greetings,

Dennis from Holland
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: TonyH on April 30, 2009, 10:05:26 am
I've just found this site this morning. It looks really great. I've only been "playing" the guitar properly since Christmas and am enjoying it even though I don't suppose any of my family feel the same way!!! lol.

Looking forward to going through the lessons.

Cheers

Tony  ;)

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jimbrady57 on April 30, 2009, 03:48:10 pm
AHhhhhhh!!!!!!! WE ALL LOVE YOU JUSTIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOUR THE ONLY REASON i DON'T COMPLETELY SUCK AT GUITAR!!!!!!!!!1
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Julmust__ on May 01, 2009, 09:49:43 am
I must start to say that this effort you put into the guitarnewbies around the world is awesome. I especially like your Jack Johnson lessons, I think you should look up some Jason Mraz as well. He is really good when it comes to bar chords and rhythm.  ;D :)

I don't think I would have been as good as I am today if not for your videos! Soon I also get my new Furch D-42 CR  8)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: johnbeam on May 01, 2009, 07:16:21 pm
Wow! How can you not appreciate all the work and lessons on this site.
I have to say thanks! I just can't believe that you offer so much information for free!
I've been to a ton of websites for guitar instruction.. I've spent a good 40 hours or more
looking at different guitar instruction on the web and site is by far one of the best... especially
the organization of the information....   


THANK YOU!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: w7cm on May 03, 2009, 12:05:27 am
Justin:
I am 58 years old. I started playing at the age of 12.
I always learned to play songs. I have doing your blues guitar lessons and finally I am starting to understand and be able to play lead guitar.
Thank You.
You have been a total blessing to me.

Steve
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Jasonv on May 03, 2009, 08:49:23 pm
Hey Justin how's it going. I know you've heard this time and time again but I do think it's definitely called for: Thank you so much for this web site. I 've been trying to pick up guitar for sometime but always got pretty frustrated not knowing how to figure it out. My brother has been playing off and on for years and has tried to teach me (which he did do as far as he could but when I was younger all I wanted to know was how do I play this song so he would get frustrated with me trying to explain to me that it not always how to play a song but more of how do you play the guitar and of course I wouldn`t listen) and as I got older I did try and learn all the basic`s about the guitar but I still never really learned. Looking through site after site ( I did consider private lessons but they always so expensive) trying to get help and never really finding exactly what I needed to help me, until now. I was actually on ultimateguitars tabs.com trying to play songs using tabs when I came across a tab for Pink Floyd's "Wish you were here" which was a song I had tried to learn many years ago and kind of gave up on and  I don't know how many time's I looked at those tabs trying to figure that song out, that`s when I found a link to your web site and after watching your video's and practising the way you showed, I picked it up very quickly. I have sinced moved on trying other songs and have learned quite a bit. All due to your lessons. So thanks again for all your help. Your web site is EXACTLY what new guitar player needs. Keep up the good work and thanks again!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: MMM on May 05, 2009, 11:40:22 am
Hi,
Im Mart and i found this site 2 weeks ago when i started to mess around on a old guitar we had at home. Thanks to this site, im finally making some progress, thnx to the melow kind of practice vids on this site. So i just wanted to so big thanks to all guys who are working on this site! You introduced me to a great new hobby!
Grtz from Holland
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: freeheeler on May 06, 2009, 05:22:12 am
Howdy from the wild west.  I just picked up a guitar again after years of not playing because of hand injuries.  The hand is better and thanks to your site, so is my guitar playing!

I'm just getting into Babe I'm Going to Leave You, always wanted to learn that song.  In appreciation, I'll send enough green your way for a good dinner out. 

Thanks buddy. 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: freeheeler on May 06, 2009, 05:24:26 am
Hey, I don't want to give you a big head or anything, but some of your videos have hundreds of thousands of views! 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Slippy on May 06, 2009, 05:36:52 pm
hi all,
   just found the site. What can i say.... first class. Just started the guitar ( at 37 ) its hard. ops, did I just say hard, I mean very very hard, lol.
Been looking on-line for starter tips and came across this one which has made things allot easier. I think i`ll stick at it now.

many thanks from Stephen all the way from Ireland..
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: justinguitar on May 06, 2009, 05:54:53 pm
Thanks y'all :) much appreciated!

Working hard on the beginners course and having a hang on the forum while I wait for some new vids to compress!

Thanks again everyone, it's great to be able to help you all on your guitar journey!

Cheers, J
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Squares on May 06, 2009, 06:49:39 pm
This is just beyond awesome. Not only did I learn all my chords, I'm killer at classical harmonics now.  ;D

Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Hardharpinslim on May 07, 2009, 10:19:00 am
Hi Justin/Jedi

Just like to say a big thank you for all the work you are doing...have been receiving your newletters for a while now and checking out your site on a regular basis and decided just recently to purchase a couple of your DVDs (Major Scales & Blues lead box set). Looking forward to getting stuck in!  :)

Thanks again
Dan
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: baldonion on May 08, 2009, 02:10:42 am
there is nothing i can say on here that hasn't all ready been said!
thanks very much for the lessons they are great. it really sinks in to my thick skull! lol

anyways good luck with the album.
rob ::)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: wtractor on May 09, 2009, 02:09:36 am
hi Justin, from sunny south florida.  i just want to say thank you so much for this site.  i'm 30 and just started playin' guitar this january after 20 years of listening to Jerry Garcia.  I want you to know that after wasting countless hours at work on tons of guitar websites... I HAVE LEARNED MORE FROM YOU AND YOUR SITE than all of them combined... I love this site..
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: chipbutty on May 09, 2009, 07:12:03 pm
HI JUSTIN,

Been tryiing to learn for years, I'm a "silver learner" now. lol.  All that peeps have said I
will trillion it.

Your teaching is so clear, especially when you tell us when to 'change' chords in a lesson, extremely
intuitive for you to do that.

Looking forward to the new beginners course, I am well stuck into the current one
and making valuable progress.

Respect.

Chipbutty (only with Lurpack Butter)  :)


Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: elcooperino on May 10, 2009, 10:45:46 pm
i just want to say thanks to Justin Ive played for 9 years for6 of those 9 i took lessons from the age of 7-13 but in this time i was never taught a single chord it was classical i was taught and involved picking out and no strumming (these lessons were given free from the school for a few childrenfrom each year i never payed for lessons that taught me rely nothing) I'm quite good and picking and allways wanted to be a better player but this was difficult consider i never had a passion for what i was learning i a now taking the beginners course and progressing quickly the course has really helped me to be passionate about the guitar and taught me some good techniques any way just like to say thank you
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: dmq on May 11, 2009, 04:59:25 am
Hey Justin,
I found your site 2 months ago. You are probably the difference between me giving up and continuing on. I am in my 30s and had this bucket list of things I wanted to do in my lifetime. I had a guitar I bought when I was 20, but never played more than a few times. I always wanted to be able to play. Finally, I got to a place in my life where the need to play woke up. I practiced on my own. Got better, but wasn't connected to anything. I started talking to a few guys from work. One is the lead guitarist in a big jazz band. The other is an instructor. Anyway, the instructor is now my instructor, but isn't that good. An instructor should never ask a student, "So, what do you want to learn today?". Anyway, I still have the instructor, but use your site to guide what this instructor reinforces. I have turned 2 others onto your site and know you will only prosper from this site. Money will come to you because of how good you are at what you do, but money is far outside of what you did for me. I practice over an hour a day and I have already been told that I have a gift for playing. Rock on w/ stubby fingers!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: babicu on May 11, 2009, 03:22:15 pm
Hey man.I'm from Romania!Somewhere in the eastern Europe.You have fans here to.. i guess I'm just trying to THANK you as well.You are the best guitar teacher on the net.Around here only guitar teachers,in fact,compare with your beginner s course only..Keep up the good work and success on your new album.God bless you..peace!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: JohnnyD on May 11, 2009, 07:44:49 pm
Hi Justin
 
I really like and appreciate your web site.
I play accoustic and have a black Gibson.
I am learning Wish You Were Here.
I think your method of teaching is great and easy to follow.
You don't go into the timing much but since I only play songs I really know well so that is not too much of a problem.

 
I thought that the following song is something you could add.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q7EMeLlYLY
 
Actaully I would like to learn this accoustic version and it would be great
if you could decipher it for me and post with your other song list.
 
many thanks and many thanks in advance if you manage my request
 
 
all the best
 
 
John
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Rodrigo on May 11, 2009, 08:32:39 pm

I thought that the following song is something you could add.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q7EMeLlYLY
 
Actaully I would like to learn this accoustic version and it would be great
if you could decipher it for me and post with your other song list.
 
many thanks and many thanks in advance if you manage my request
 
 
all the best
 
 
John

Now TB i ask you. What Shell we do in situations like these??

I will only say welcome to the forum JonhyD...
This isnt the proper place to post a request, for that go to the New Song request Section in this forum, and ( althought it looks like you have allready read the sticky) go and read the sticky that says in CAPITAL NO MORE REQUESTS PLEASE...

Bye
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: senecadawg on May 12, 2009, 03:24:55 am
THANK JUSTIN! especially enjoy the tears in heaven, please forgive me, trouble, the scientist, fastcar, and stairway to heaven. another David Gray would be awesome! THANX SO MUCH AND KEEP THEM COMING
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: knall on May 12, 2009, 11:00:35 pm
Hi!

Thanks a lot for making this page! I've been playing for 6 years, but I haven't made any real progress for years until I found the Beginners course here. I love your lessons and especially your videos.

Knall
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Acoustic0717 on May 13, 2009, 03:34:06 am
Hey Justin,

I just wanted to take the time to thank you sincerely for all your lessons and words of wisdom. I've taken lessons from a bunch of people but I never really connected with their lessons. The site is so great my father who's been playing for 40 years not only learned something new but actually said to me "this is the way you should be learning." I haven't been playing long but you've made it easy for me to get over the "difficulty hump" so to speak and now I can't put it down. Your passion comes through in every lesson man. Makes a huge difference to me and im sure who ever is lucky enough to come across your site. Keep changing the world one strum at a time.

Thanks for everything,
~Paul from NY
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: dave1cha on May 13, 2009, 07:03:21 am
just joined the forum because i wanted to thank you for all the hard work you've been doing on this site.  It's hard to believe how awesome your site is and how much it's improved my playing.  keep up the good work.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: GTX23 on May 13, 2009, 05:48:45 pm
Hi Master Justin !!!!!  i am Ali from Pakistan ......... I really appreciate all the effort you have put in Sir on this particular website you have inspired me to continue trying to learn how to play a guitar its been 3 years since i bought my guitar  and 3 months back i had struggled Way too hard and had mannaged to learn only a couple of guitar riffs of some songs :( but thanks to you i have found my way back and i have Finally mannaged to play a Guitar Solo (Wasting love by iron maiden ) !!!!!! :D you teach everything in soo much detailed reasoning that it becomes all clear to me. by the way i am learning my 2nd guitar solo ( NIB by black sabbath ) :D

Your a real insperation to me to most people Jimmy Page, Jimmy hendrix, Ritchie blackmore would be their guitar heros but your mines :D
by the way Sir have you been playing with anyone lately i mean with any comercial artists cuse i love your live performances :D
 thanks for having the time to read my weird Text
                                                                          your's Sincearly
                                                                            Ali

 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: HaLaKhAk on May 15, 2009, 07:38:13 am
hey, Justin!thank you for everything..you're probably the greatest, and the most generous guitar teacher in the world!you've change my playing so much..made me realize that i still had so much to learn!thanks so much!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: dexus on May 15, 2009, 03:38:29 pm
Hey guys,

I wanted to stop in and just say Thank You for everything that you're doing for the community of guitar players and future guitar players! This site is definitely one of THE best sources of information on how to play guitar, from start to the never-ending finish. Don't ever stop!

I've been playing for 3.5 weeks now and already have been able to make chord changes from all basic open chords (maybe not lightning fast), but quick enough to keep up with Knockin' on Heaven's Door, and Wish you were here by Pink Floyd. My fingers hurt less and less each day, and my playing smoothly begins to sound better with each practice session.

Also, for anybody out there, it really helps to have a good buddy to play with. Especially if you're at the same level. Not only will it force you to want to play more, but you subconsciously always want to beat him/her, so you'll continue to improve at a rapid rate.

Once again, thank you Justin for all the great tutorials/videos, you've been nothing but a great Teacher. I hope this site is around for the next 5+ years.

Cheers, from Ontario!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Mave on May 16, 2009, 01:46:36 pm
Hy!

My name is Attila, and Iam from Hungary. I am very new learning from here, because my first real guitar i bougth is in my hands 2 days ago. So, I hope i will be able to learn much more than i can imagine from here.

Thats why I'd like to say thanks to you Justin.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: CoryC on May 16, 2009, 02:50:07 pm
Justin keep it up man.  Best guitar site on the internet hands down.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: iva on May 16, 2009, 03:50:53 pm
Justin!!! Your site really IS the best!! I want to learn to play the guitar so much and now I see there's hope for me through your site. Loove it!!! And I love your teaching videos, you're so cute, especially when you wink at the camera, so charming, I wanna marry you!  :D

Keep it up! You're great!! :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: tommekexd on May 17, 2009, 10:31:37 am
I can't say how much you helped me with this site,
thanks Justin !!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: the3ftdirtbag on May 17, 2009, 08:56:36 pm
hi =]

       im a begginer but am learning fast im learning timeslikethese by the killers if you have any good advice please please please with cherrys on top tell me i have had guitar lesssons once a week for about 3to4 months but justin has helped me more than he has im only 11 years old and can harderly spell so sorry if u can't read my spellings. i am 4ft but 3ftdirtbag has stuck with me my whole life.

             
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: awesomeSRV on May 18, 2009, 03:01:21 pm
Hey guys,

I wanted to stop in and just say Thank You for everything that you're doing for the community of guitar players and future guitar players! This site is definitely one of THE best sources of information on how to play guitar, from start to the never-ending finish. Don't ever stop!

I've been playing for 3.5 weeks now and already have been able to make chord changes from all basic open chords (maybe not lightning fast), but quick enough to keep up with Knockin' on Heaven's Door, and Wish you were here by Pink Floyd. My fingers hurt less and less each day, and my playing smoothly begins to sound better with each practice session.

Also, for anybody out there, it really helps to have a good buddy to play with. Especially if you're at the same level. Not only will it force you to want to play more, but you subconsciously always want to beat him/her, so you'll continue to improve at a rapid rate.

Once again, thank you Justin for all the great tutorials/videos, you've been nothing but a great Teacher. I hope this site is around for the next 5+ years.

Cheers, from Ontario!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Invigilator on May 18, 2009, 03:20:15 pm
Hi Justin

I have been a self taught hack since 1990.  I recently got a new job that allows me the chance to play for up to an hour at work 4 days a week.  This renewed my desire to play better.  I could not have found your site at a better time.  I am working through the intermediate routines and the blues lessons right now.  This is a wonderful thing that you have put together. :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jimiclaptoncarl on May 19, 2009, 04:43:19 pm
Hey Justin,

How's life treating you?  Good I hope. :)

Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks for doing what you do. Your site has helped me grow as a geetar player.  :)

So, since I can't donate(no credit card; only 17, no job either :p), I've made a thread over at Truefire's forum,(awesome forum), linking to your site. Here's my thread:

http://truefire.com/forum/showthread.html?p=20095#post20095

So I hope you will get a bit more traffic, as well as a bit more sales.

Cheers,
jimiclaptoncarl
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: oldaxehacker on May 19, 2009, 11:58:46 pm
Justin,
 
"Hello, Steve here, how ya doin', today I'm gonna show you how much I appredciate what you're doin" ;D  Seriously though, as many others have said , you are THE best thing going for all of us who love the guitar and are trying to constantly improve.  Your videos are not only very well done and instructive, they're just plain fun to watch......"Oh, there goes my phone again" ::)..... and your whole attitude is very natural and relaxed.  Being self-taught you have shown me many mistakes I've made for years playing certain tunes and it's really great to finally see how it's actually done, Bravo.

Besides the guitar, your outside interests have given me some intersting insights.  I mean the story of your trip to Ghana was amazing (BTW I did fill one of the childrens wishes on Amazon) and I was touched by some of the video you shot.  And the film "Zeitgeist"..... :o. 

Please keep doing what you're doing and best wishes to ya.

Steve 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: justinguitar on May 21, 2009, 08:15:03 pm
Thanks everyone!

This site is real multi-cultural :) amazing to hear from so many of you from all the globe. Kinda cool! United nations of guitar players...

And thanks for helping out on the Ghana front oldaxehacker - I'm sure they appreciate it very much. Which reminds me I have loads of video to edit still from that trip... when will I get time to do that????

Thanks again to everyone for supporting the site, love to you all

J
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: c40uk on May 23, 2009, 08:59:29 am
tnxs fella mega site love the way you teach i can actually grasp what your telling me. and my promise is when i get a job ( 1st time been outta work since i left school and its over 20 yrs lol) you get my money promise . may the force be with you lol
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Kumagoro on May 23, 2009, 03:05:36 pm
Hi Justin

I can't say how grateful I am for the great service you did for free. Rest assured, as soon as I can, I WILL donate.
I'm from poland, currently 19 years old (late to begin but hey, Glenn Tipton started at 21)
I play guitar for about 8-ish months (for real though I'd say a year, but I had a time when I said "It's no use", after that I heard Camel and again got inspired to play ;) ) Since then I made great progress, transcribed Sultans of Swing myself (tedious, long and whatnot, but DAMMIT it's rewarding as hell!). I really love how you don't just "pluck this string, then play an Amin, rejoice, you're awesome" but you actually teach the theory behind "why was THIS string plucked and not that one"

Once again, thank you very much.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Jack Cheffoombi on May 24, 2009, 02:04:42 am
Howdy Justin, just discovered you and am very impressed. Kicked-off by purchasing the Blues DVD to give me an injection of enthusiasm down the track. Best regards, Pete Lane (aka Jack Cheffoombi) Mackay, Queensland, Down Under !!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jocko1960 on May 25, 2009, 01:23:55 pm
Wow 22 pages of thanks! Guess that goes to show you that a lot of people agree with me in that you provide some of, if not the best instructions available.

Not too fast, not too slow and boring. Very clear and easy to understand.
Thanks Justin!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: c-dawg-94 on May 26, 2009, 03:28:08 am
Thanks so much justin, Your lessons help me out so much. Keep on rocking :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: edders on May 27, 2009, 11:17:36 am
Hello Justin and fellow guitarists!

I've been playing for two-and-a-half years, after recieving a guitar as a surprise gift.  Never knew I could love an inanimate object so much:  I play it whenever I'm at home sitting down!  I'm 40 now, and wish i'd discovered my love of playing years ago.  My son, who's 12, has been playing for 18 months or so - i love jamming with him!

Just wanted to thank you for your site, Justin.  It's perfectly pitched at an amateur player like me - yet your videos give me something to aspire to.  I'm currently working on Tears in Heaven: got the intro, verse and chorus down...just gotta do more practice on the bridge.

Thanks again for a great site!  ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Jacobe on May 27, 2009, 12:56:34 pm

 Hi and greetings from summery Finland.Great site you got here! Big Salute for you bro!

I'm 36 now and played since I was 12, playing left-handed and mostly jazz nowdays.
One thing, If you are interested of the guitarist Pat Martino (btw, I met him 27th may), I got lot of transcribitions of his playing that I've made with 'Guitar Pro 5'- software thingy.So if you are interested of those, I will gladly give them freely for this sites use.Please private message me of email me as you like...

Yours, Jacobe

My music @ :
www.mikseri.net/jacobe
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Zohaib on May 27, 2009, 02:50:34 pm
Hello Justin my name is Zohaib and I live in Karachi, Pakistan.
You are the best man when I needed the lessons most and I found your site cool site to hang out.
As you know its quite difficult to find good teachers over here.
Justin thank you very much for the lessons that you have given in this site. Appreciate it!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: EWOO13 on May 28, 2009, 02:47:18 am
Justin great site, i hope to be stopping in often
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: eder on May 28, 2009, 06:52:39 pm
Hi every body ,specially you justin.
 I dont have words to say how much your site is helpful for me, my english is not really good but anyway i m trying to do with my level. since i find your this site accidentally i make it my number one source of knowledge. Justin Very big thanks 4 your help and i make you one of my favorite guitarist, i don't know if
my writting is good enough but i hope i was explainfully. one more time big thanks to you guy keep it up!
                                                                                                               Its   Eder from Haiti.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Nikolaos on May 28, 2009, 09:14:38 pm
I`m new in quitar, in your e lessons, and in the forum!!!

THANK you very much, very helpfull, and it would be not possible for me to start quitar without you Justin!!!
Promisse that I will not forgive to Donate!!!! :)

Thank you
Nikolaos!!

 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: plukey on May 29, 2009, 12:26:11 pm
Hi Justin,
Fantastic site, I've learned more in the three weeks since I found this than in the previous 15 years of fooling around on my own. If only I had stumbled this way sooner!! I haven't donated as such yet, been too busy buying your resources (from here and amazon), but I will be doing so regularly once I've exhausted the store! You have such an honourable philosophy with this site's intentions, you truly put the majority of us in this country to shame. Ever thought of running for parliament? We could do with a few like you in there!!!

Regards and Thanks,

Peter, UK
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: BO47QC on May 30, 2009, 07:49:06 pm
Hey Justin and team...

First of all... just wanted to say thank you for the great material out here... this site is haven for a beginner like me. I am just about to start learning guitar... right after I finish this post :P and the beginners exercice and structure seems so easy to follow that I`m sure I'll be able to learn the basics quick enough to keep the momentum going. I'll let you know how it goes!

After 10mins navigating... I had to Donate... wheter I use or don`t use the material myself... the effort is there and I can regonize great work when I see it. I invite everyone that can to do the same...

Again... great stuff... can`t wait to exchange and share the experience with everyone and wish you all great success!

Cheers!

Dave
(alias BO47QC - for whom ever asks.... BO is a short for my real last name, I`m a big fan of the Hitman game, and I'm from Montreal in Quebec province of Canada)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: omgwtfork on May 30, 2009, 10:50:42 pm
Hey Justin! thanks for the great site. I started fiddling with the guitar about a year ago, and then i actually started playing for 3 months now. I've actually went to my local music store to get some lessons. They treated me with sort of a mild neglect and i stopped going after a few lessons because i felt like there was no improvement. I've learned more from spending 30 min on your website than the lessons i took over there. Thanks again for taking the time to manage this great website! Rock on!

-Sean
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: steve2 on May 31, 2009, 04:18:06 pm
hello justin my name is steve i live in iraq and i got less than a year playing guitar and when i discovered your site by chance while lookin for some internet lessons i was thrilled of the content and i was just wow thats what i need really.. i'm learing many things from you so thank you so so much justin you re really a good teacher and amazing guitarist i wish i could find a way to donate for you as there's no paypal in iraq yet but i promise as soon as i find a way i would donate....thanks again justin



 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: richyroo on June 01, 2009, 12:58:22 pm
Thanks Justin, for years ( and I do mean years ) I have had a guitar sitting in the corner collecting dust.  I bought it when I was a student and since then mortgage and marriage have given me excuse enough not to learn.

I saw a youtube vid of you and was so impressed by the fact you don't patronise the viewer and just try to encourage someone to play because they enjoy it rather than any other reason that I went on to buy your blues series, must admit its worth the cost alone to be able to pause the vid easier and watch the vid on a big tv without pixelation.

In short you rock  ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Russ1973 on June 01, 2009, 03:39:43 pm
Hi Justin and Everyone!

Figured it was time I posted something, I've been lurking for a few months and finding the site incredibly useful!

I first started trying to learn guitar a couple of years ago, but only had a cheap, nasty Encore from Argos....I couldn't get anywhere with it and gave up.... I've since been to a music shop and found one that feels much better and sounds better and wasn't much more expensive! That combined with finding this site has given me a new lease of life and I am enjoying finally making some progress with the guitar....even if it is painfully slow going lol.

Anyways, thanks for the site and keep up the awesome work, there's no-one else out there quite like this site!

Thanks, Russ
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: goretti on June 02, 2009, 12:28:43 am
Justiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!! :-* :-* ;D ;D
 I discovered you last week and I'm sure my internet bill has gone through the roof !!!!! ::)
You have such a gift & you have helped me a great deal already, (I'm a late starter on the wrong side of 50 !!!)
A request from an aussie to another ....
How about posting one of the greatest aussie songs "Flame trees" ?? this is a classic everyone should know !!
P.S. Once I figure the PayPal thing .... :-[  "cause you're worth it, I'm sick of spending too much money on patronizing guitar heros that talk too much while the clock keeps ticking in their favour !!!!
Keep spreading the joy
I better go and do some house work now  :( :(
cheers 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: joshmorison on June 02, 2009, 07:10:44 am
Hey Bro,

Found your site through a video lesson you put up on ultimate-guitar.com

Site looks good, i have a blog (which has been neglected recently) and will definately link back here for you.

Keep up the good work mate.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: firefix on June 03, 2009, 11:03:20 am
Hi Justin,

I quit smoking 3 years ago, after 23 years of smoking. Thanks to Joel Spitzer. Have a look at http://www.whyquit.com/joel/ . It's completely free, and could really, really help you. I follow you on twitter (f1r3f1x) if you want to send me a message. Thanks for what you do. I wish you all the best. Cheers.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: missKT on June 03, 2009, 03:00:02 pm
Hi Justin,

i found u through youtube and have been learning from you since then (not so often though)

Im a totally new in this guitar playing and i get lotsa help from your vids.

and
THANK YOU!!!!
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i linked your add from my blog...
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Bill_Evans on June 04, 2009, 08:50:41 am
Hi Justin (and everyone involved in getting the V2.0 Beginner's Course on to JustinGuitar.com),

Absolutely brilliant course guys! Truly. The video quality is excellent. The range of lessons is incredible. Can't wait for the subsequent parts to follow. And, more importantly, can't wait for the DVD to be made available to buy.

Well done all!

Keep on pickin' folks. And, keep supporting this wonderful resource for guitar players everywhere.

Take it easy now.

Bill
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: rwspeh on June 04, 2009, 09:34:21 pm
Just wanted to add my thank you for the new beginner course as well.  You managed to fill in all the gaps that v1 was missing and improve all the others.  Great job
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: robin2611 on June 05, 2009, 02:07:11 am
Hey Justin!!!

I was doing your old beginners course. And now I'm starting your new beginners course from scratch! I'm very excited! ;D

Thanks for all the lessons!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Raystyle on June 05, 2009, 11:42:57 am
Well, bonjour from Canada!!! And more precisly, from Dieppe, New Brunswick!!! I've been on your site for well over 2yrs now, i have learn a lot of basic stuff..just too bad i cannot put all the time in the learning i would want!! Thank you for the fantastic job you are doing, keep on rocking on world, but helping us play the guitar each our individual way!

Tks a million, i am now able to put a few chord straight! ! ! ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: mamosa on June 06, 2009, 04:50:24 am
You've really helped me. I'll give what I can.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: dickiebong on June 06, 2009, 08:13:47 pm
 8)
Thanks Justin!!!!!!

My good friend turned me onto your site and it is a godsend!!!!!

Thank You
Thank You
Thank You

Dickiebong
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: dyates1688 on June 06, 2009, 09:42:06 pm
Justin, what can I say that hasn't already been said? I thank you for your time and devotion for such a wonderful place to learn to play guitar. I have always wanted to learn to play but where I am at make it difficult to find a good instructor. I recently acquired a box set made by pretty well known instructor/player(whose name I'd rather not say) with hope that I would soon be rockin with the best of 'em. Unfortunately, for some reason I couldn't get used to his method of teaching.I got on the net and went to youtube to see if i could find a video that would help me to learn a chord better than what I was getting from the box set. Low & behold I accidentally stumbled across one of your vids and was amazed. By going to your site and watching your vids I have learned more in 1hr. than by working with the box set all week. You have pointed out every problem & question that I have had (so far). I just want to thank you for making this 40 yr old finally being able to carry a tune.  THANKS!!! 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: lungs on June 07, 2009, 08:55:56 am
              AWLRIGHT...

     thanks for all youve put into this..its much appreciated. im fairly new at playing, and pretty dam poor, so this site has helped me in the past week, ive been through the whole blues section, and its taught me a lot...im sad to say that i will be moving soon, and i wont have the luxury of an internet connection. i only wish id found this site earlier. >:( I WOULD BE A LEGEND BY N :o W, hahaaa... one day i might buy one of your dvd sets, your hard work shows and you deserve to reap profit. its people like you who make this world better, passing knowledge to others, not fueled by greed and the want for money(to an extent, ;D im sure). just a friendly guy willing to help..well, its nearly 9am, something tells me i should sleep..

                  chris cook,
              sunny scotland
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jimw on June 09, 2009, 01:02:45 pm
Thanks Justin
jim w from Akron, Ohio :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Griff65 on June 10, 2009, 12:42:49 pm
Hi Justin  :D
I have always wanted to play guitar. Then I stumbled upon you on YouTube and found it really interesting.

Next day I bought my very first guitar. And havent stopped dabbling 4 days on. Fingers sore but am sure it'll go soon enough.

Thanks for your lessons. They are great and understanding to complete novices like myself. I've learnt the first 3 chords and now practising (bad man...) the chord changes with fixed forefinger 3rd string. Its tricky!!!  :o

But I wanna do this.... ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Stian on June 10, 2009, 06:11:33 pm
before i found this cite i could hardly play a song, and that was 5-6 months ago, now i can play sweet home alabama, and loads of AC/dc songs + metallica, thanks alot.
Love you justin :P
And all you other guys keeping this cite going!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Ralph4711 on June 10, 2009, 08:59:58 pm
Hallo Justin,

ich komme aus Deutschland und habe als Teenager in den frühen 70ern schon einmal Gitarre gelernt und mehr schlecht als recht  so für den Hausgebrauch gespielt. Nun bin ich viel älter und habe mich meines Teenagerhobbys wieder erinnert. Meinen Jugendtraum von einer E-Gitarre habe ich mir nun erfüllt und damit nach über 30 Jahren wieder ein Instrument in die Hand genommen. Dank Deiner Hilfe bin ich wieder ins Spielen hineingekommen und habe Techniken gelernt, von denen ich vorher nie gehört habe. Nach nun ca. 6 Wochen bin ich schon richtig gut geworden. Ich glaube, ich werde mit einem Kollegen noch eine Rockband gründen. Das sollte gehen, denn die Stones sind schließlich noch älter ... ;)

Vielen, vielen Dank! Ich werde mich in Kürze erkenntlich zeigen!

Dein Fan Ralph


Translation:

Hi Justin,

I come from Germany and when I was a Teenager I learnt to play guitar in the ealy 70’s. More badly … Now I am much older and I remembered my teenage dream. I bought a e-guitar and it’s the first time for over 30 years I had a instrument in my hands. With your help playing came back and I learnt lots of your shown technics that I never heared before. Now, after 6 weeks I think I became really good … ;)  I think, me and another old guy, we’ll start a rockband. It should work, the Stones are older … ;)

Thanks a lot! I’ll spend in a short time!

Your fan Ralph
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: pattygriffinfan on June 11, 2009, 06:07:29 pm
Love your site Justin! Thanks for helping beginner guitar players like me. You are very talented at teaching us, and making it make sense! We all gotta start somewhere right? And you make it fun to learn. God bless!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ziegler on June 12, 2009, 04:11:56 am
Played acoustic guitar for many years as a young guy but eventually gave it up because I no longer had friends to pick things up from. Found the stuff on You Tube and bought an electric guitar and started watching lessons. Justin, yours are far and away the best. I am moving way beyond what I ever did in the past. Sent a donation which you richly deserve and ordered the acoustic blues DVDs. Keep stuff coming. You're making a difference in the world.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Finigan on June 12, 2009, 04:51:45 am
Justin,
I as well would like to express my thanks to you. You have given my practice sessions structure, and focus. Although I am just starting to learn how to play guitar, I can tell you that I have found your lessons more helpful than lessons I have been paying for in the real world. Donations will follow, as you have earned every penny.  I plan to stick with your Beginners Course lessons right until the end, and am already waiting for more.
The highest praise, and a thousand thanks,
Finigan
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Pogue on June 12, 2009, 06:40:43 pm
I am picking up guitar late in life, well fairly late.  Well too late for dreams of stardom anyways!  But this gives me a nice way to add something new to my life, help me develop a bit.  For Father's Day I asked for your Practical Music Theory guide, so I'm diving in deeper.

As an aside, a GREAT book to read about the way people and countries get manipulated by people interested in making money for themselves is Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine."  As it is a partial history of events of our lifetime it is fascinating and horrifying, and still happening.  I highly recommend it.

Peace,
Joe
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: GeordanUK on June 13, 2009, 03:52:06 am
I played the guitar breifly about a year ago, and I gave up, then recently I picked it back up again, got some new strings and started playing again, still only very much a beginner I stumbled across this site, and this site has taught me more in a few days than I learnt before!

Justin! You've helped me loads! And I think I'll be sticking around more to push myself as far as I can
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Appolo Jupiter on June 13, 2009, 02:59:22 pm
Hi Jus. Great to be here. I first saw you on Utube were I was looking for a guitar lesson for Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B Good” Song that is my firs serious guitar song it took me a day to learn it properly, I used to play easy songs like “Yesterday” or “Indian Summer”. As you may’ve noticed I have Freddie Mecury pic on my avatar, that’s because im a singer ( 3 octave range of my voice and falsetto over for an octave :P:P, Low Tenor ) and his my idol, along with Ian Gillan And Robert Plant  :P Now im learning guitar and I wanna play it like Jimmy page or Ritchie Blackmore :lol: so I hope with your help and my attitude  I’ll learn to play guitar good enough to sing an perform hardcore solos :P on stage. (I play piano pretty good by the way :P ) I left my band, which I formed, couple of days ago, so im in the deep blues now :( Im thinking of solo career. . . Thanx for what youre doin man. An For Those About To Rock I Salute You . . . Peace :P:P:P
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Michael_LA on June 13, 2009, 09:56:27 pm
Thanks for all of your help bro. Just noticed your tweet about getting a loop pedal, your going to love it! Got one myself and it's GREAT!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: s3nTin3L on June 14, 2009, 12:02:16 pm
Justin,

Thanks so much for this amazing site and all the great tutorials, it shows not only how much you love music but also what a great bloke you are. The world needs more people like you for sure.

I tried to pick up the guitar a while back, but got frustrated at my lack of progress. Now I am a bit older and a bit wiser and more patient and I find that with the help of your great tutorials I am progressing a lot better and learning a lot more. I love my punk rock, so I've really got stuck into using power chords,muting techniques and such. But am also practising my open chords which I seem to have a hit a wall with but I'll bust through it. Also working on my scales, the first time I was able to improvise a solo using the minor pentatonic was a special moment, here was something that nobody else had created except me and it was such a great feeling.

And that just about sums it up really, I may not be able to pick things up really quickly, but I just love playing the guitar and being able to jam with me buddies and create music. It's brightened up my life so much :)

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: numnuts on June 15, 2009, 07:02:35 pm
Justin i cant thank you enough...i have been trying 2 learn 2 play guitar for about a year or 2 and sounded crap the whole way :(...but now I'm starting 2 sound allot better thanks 2 you and all the vids you've made they are very helpfull and very easy 2 understand (allot of stuff i read out of books makes no sense 2 me lol)...but after about a week of learning from you i understand loads and electric guitar is almost music 2 my ears...not bad considering i stole it off me older brother lol...

Cheers numnuts... ;)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: march31 on June 16, 2009, 08:43:45 am
Very thankful to the site and to the people behind all of these great stuffs especially to Justin (you're the man!)... I was inspired to buy a second hand electric guitar and start  the lesson... I'm in my 30's and i hope it's not yet too late for me to play the guitar...

Thumbs up to you Sir!  A great guitar player with a BIG HEART!
THANK YOU ! More Power and More Blessings!!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: rohit93 on June 16, 2009, 10:59:43 am
Hii Justin :) I recently found your site/forumn since i just got a guitar, fxAH in Youtube told me to check this site out, and it is really a great help. Ill donate as soon as i get a job. Ahh man i cant feel my fingers after playing guitar xD. Anyway thanks for everything its great that you are running this site for free!

ARIGATOO! :P
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: julienarrijs on June 16, 2009, 01:35:35 pm
well i didn't really know where to post this one since it is as much a thank you to you justin as an invitation to aspiring guitar players. I think what you've done here and in my case especially the beginners course is a fantastic way to learn guitar. I completed the beginners course and it gave me a really solid basis on wich i'll be adding more knowledge for my entire life, as I'm expecting to play 'till the day I die :) But seriously i'm now taking private lessons once a week and i think that having learned the basics with your method is the best thing that could have happened to me "guitar-wise", even though my teacher is a fantastic player he doesn't have the structure you have, wich doesn't really bother me since i received that from your teaching. I've also been using your "practical theory book" and i think it is just as amazing ! I'm also doing a lot of theory with my teacher, wich is really useful and give me clarification on concept i didn't fully grasped before but once again i'm now building on the fantastic structure you gave me and i couldn't integrate what my teacher is teaching me with such an ease if i didn't bought your book, plus i felt glad to buy something from your website as retribution for your work. I'm wishing you all the best ! Cheers. Julien
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Pygargue on June 16, 2009, 03:33:35 pm
Hello everybody,

Firstly i would like to say sorry if i do some mistake in english because i come from Switzerland (we speak french).

This website is very good and it's for free. Thank's a lot to Justin for the time and quality of lessons.

It's a real pleasure to learn in this environment and it's a very good idea to offer the possibility to different people who like guitar to improve knowledges.


Thank you very very very much for this website Justin !  ;)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: lleitzke on June 16, 2009, 04:05:57 pm
Hey, Im Landon 20 years old from Wisconsin in the states,

 I just wanted to say thank you, picked up a guitar for the first time with a real intention of playing it last august, I found your site and to be honest I owe you a ton... With out your help I doubt I would have gotten very far, and with no understanding of the theory behind...

I really think the lessons are great, and you are a phenomenal teacher, to be able to teach with such authenticity through youtube is truly awesome

I decided to write now because, I was playing on my friends old Austin Strat rip off through a 15w crate amp... not very good set up (although I appreciate that I was able to use it at will lol), but I think it was a good experience because if i can perfect a technique on that guitar then.... it will be soooo easy on my brand new guitar : )

I went out yesterday and got a Epiphone LP custome Silver burst
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/document?cpd=0OEY&doc_id=99371&base_pid=519391&index=0

I was watching it for a few weeks, I saw it and didnt want anything else : ) the pieces fell in place and I owe just as much as anyone else

so again
Thank you,
Landon

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Linsen on June 16, 2009, 06:13:18 pm
Hi everybody and hello, Justin!

Thanks so much for all the work you put into this. I started playing the guitar 5 weeks ago and found your site just yesterday through your "Hallelujah" lesson on youtube (such a beautiful song). I've been learning with a book up until now, but having gone through your Stage 1 beginners lessons yesterday (kind of fast forwarded it, since I already knew the chords), I think I can pretty much put that away now and let it collect dust. :)

Seems I found this place just at the right time, too, as Stage 2 should be coming out tomorrow, right? Can't wait for that and will be busy doing 1-minute changes, chord sequences and trying to play a some Little Birds and Peggy Sue tonight -- if only I weren't so musically illiterate and could actually strum and sing simultaneously...

Well, here's hoping that your lessons, perseverance and time can still make at least a half decent guitarist out of a tone-deaf git like myself. ;)

Thanks again and keep up the great work!

Linsen
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: justinguitar on June 16, 2009, 06:19:59 pm
Thank you everyone - your kind words are much appreciated :) The BCv2 Stage 2 is ready and will uploading the vids and making the pages live in the morning.

Tonight I am going to see Moby play, one of my best friends, Svetlana, is playing bass with him, so will be a fun hang out!!

J x
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: plv on June 16, 2009, 07:15:29 pm
 I have learned so much in the past few months from your website. Well done. Can't wait to get my learning the major scale dvd. I am more than happy to support this page. Did I mention I have learned a lot? Peace and love bro. ( lame I know ) How about  "Rock on Dude !" ( lamer) Ok, how about a simple thank you. Thank you very much.

Paul
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: CannonBallRun on June 16, 2009, 09:47:35 pm
Wicked! Your site was the first one I found when i first picked up my guitar - this was not a good thing. As I then went walking through the web believing there would be many a site similiar. Boy was I wrong (head down in shame). Im still yet to find one that is as comprehensive and as well delivered as this one. And i never will. Because now i know not to bother looking. All is here. As yet I haven't donated. This needs to be remedied. I ain't know millionaire (as yet) but i'd let ya date my sister anytime if that helps.

.... thank you very much is what im trying to say (and probably would have probably been enough)... maybe i should delete the bit about my sister.

(Insert cheesy rock cliche)

Rock on!



Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Faltenin on June 17, 2009, 08:21:55 pm
I bought a guitar on Saturday, sat through the courses on Snday and have been going thru the stage 1 practice guidelines.... so I'll let you know how it goes. But I wanted to thank you - it's all really well done! Very professional and friendly, great job.

And congratulations on meeting the deadline for getting stage 2 up live!!!

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Tamas on June 17, 2009, 10:23:29 pm
Hi Justin,

I just would like to say a BIG THANK YOU!!!!!!! I bought a guitar a few months ago and I just can't wait to play everyday... even if I have only 15 minutes... small steps.

Someone asked me the other day about my guitar teacher. My answer was: I'm learning from Justin Sandercoe.
I guess most of the beginners say the same answer for this question all around the world.

Keep up the good work and good luck with your album!

Tamas from Hungary
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: knighty 1 on June 18, 2009, 10:31:51 am

 




[/quote]  thanks justin  ,been playing about a year now, your patience and amiable damener are admirable and ensures we absorb your lessons easily . good lluck with your album  ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Bucket2k9 on June 18, 2009, 08:32:11 pm
Hi Justin,

I really want to thank you for the great stuff you uploaded for us. You have spent much of your  freetime to help people getting into guitar playing and your lessons also helped intermediate players a lot. I've been playing guitar for 4 years and I'm 16 now. Please, keep on doing this great work!

PS: Sorry for my English, greets from Germany  ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: lee959 on June 19, 2009, 02:16:44 am
I cannot thank you enough Justin. In two weeks I have achieved more progress then in 15 years of plinking around with my guitars. Guitar music has always brought tears to my eyes and I have always wanted to play. Completely awesome site. Thanks again
Lee
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ~Dist~ on June 19, 2009, 02:59:08 am
Justin, Thanks for sharing your guitar knowledge and insight with the community.  You have no idea how much this means to us, and in my mind you definitely make it to general rank "internet guitar-teaching philanthropist".  Oh and you bet at a point in time i'll make sure I donate a decent amount of money to the site to make sure everyone can enjoy these lessons as i do today.  But anyways keep doing what your doing, I bet there's plenty of people that can back me up with that. 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: SupAx22 on June 19, 2009, 09:21:30 pm
Justin... Justin... Justin...

Amazing man, the whole blues section is absolutely insane. At first i took your licks and fooled around with them, but you totally gave me the ability to listen to other artists and turn their stuff into my own. I appreciate it a lot and will be donating as soon as possible. This whole site is amazing, I will be recommending it to everyone I know who plays.

xx--xx awesome!

SupA
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Appolo Jupiter on June 19, 2009, 11:10:13 pm
After days of hard working with the guitar using your lessons, I now realized how enormous is the work you’re doing for us. Only week ago “yesterday” was the best I could get out of my self, but now I can play scales and my fingers really improved and got faster. I think week after Ill be able to do my own solos. Many Thanx again Justin, I really am grateful. Now I proudly call u my teacher. Thanx!!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: alchemist on June 20, 2009, 07:14:59 am
Yo Justin,

Great site.  I was just looking to learn one song when I stumbled on your page, the internet is amazing right?  To be perfectly honest, I think this song will be a huge hit/deal closer with this girl I like.  I usually just practice off the first site that Google gives me.  I think I'll stick here for my internet guided practice sessions from now on.  Big donation for you when I can play the whole song perfectly, or she gives it up, whichever comes first :)

Oh and by the way....  I loved playing my guitar before I knew what pussy was.  Preserve the passion and keep up the great work.

Chin chin,

The Alchemist

Sacramento, CA
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ldonhat on June 20, 2009, 06:52:07 pm
Thanks for the website, Justin. I am a forty-six year old English teacher in San Diego, California, just starting to learn guitar. Needless to say, I'm not in it to start my own heavy metal band; it's simply something I've always wanted to do. After much searching for online guitar help, I am very glad to have found your site. I checked out jamplay, ultimate-guitar, yourguitarsage, guitarguy, and guitartricks, but yours is by far the best. Easy to use, friendly and free, with great videos, justinguitar.com does everything I wanted. I will definitely make donations as money permits. Thanks again.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Cez on June 20, 2009, 08:04:51 pm
ThankYou Justin!

You lessons are great! I have learned so much from your youtube channel and the site! And I hope to learn alot more! I'm 13 year old school gal in Scotland and I've wanted to play the guitar for ages. I first took lessons on youtube and I then came across your channel.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Abren on June 22, 2009, 03:19:28 pm
Hi Justin!

You are an amazing man. An amazing guitarist too.
I really like this website and I recommend it every time someone asks me how do I learn guitar through the Internet.
I use it every time I forget something or I need to learn something.
You helped me a lot, THANK YOU VERY MUCH,

I'll be around here for a long time,
Bye for now,

Abren.
 From Israel.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: trytryagain on June 23, 2009, 12:53:54 am
Thanks Justin. I live in Toronto, Canada. I'm on disability for mental illness and learning to play the guitar from you has really added some quality to my life. I'm learning to play the Adam Lambert version of Mad World as one of my first songs. I'm using my own variation on  the one minute chord change exercise to learn it. I cycle through Aminor, C, G and D as many times as I can in one minute for the verses then Aminor to D and back for one minute for the chorus. It seems to really help. Thanks again so much for your help.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Stoney on June 23, 2009, 04:09:18 pm
This is a great site.  Just joined the forum.  Justin should be canonized.  Great work.

Stoney
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Schizosquirrel on June 23, 2009, 09:15:24 pm
Hi Justin,

I first came across your lessons about 2 years ago I think when I was searching for a video on how to change strings on Youtube. Good thing I found you!

When I first started guitar, 4 years ago now (wow how time flies) I went to a teacher. He is actually one of the best guitarists in Malta, and I guess I owe him for teaching me the basics, but I felt that a lot of the stuff he taught wasn't necessary for the songs I wanted to play, and he didn't explain the little things, like for example muting the E string with the tip of the first finger when playing A shaped barre chords, stuff like that which I think has really made a difference to my playing. Eventually I got fed up and stopped going to lessons. So I guess if it wasn't for you I probably would've stopped playing guitar all together.

I think more than anything your lessons have given me confidence, if that's the right word, to play songs which I wouldn't have touched before, like Wish You Were Here or She Talks To Angels (this was a rly good lesson, btw). Before I but never really bothered to learn full songs, or solos, but the way you break them down and explain them makes them fun, not daunting!

In short, you deserve a knighthood of some sort.

So thank you very much, and keep up the awesome work. Oh and good luck with your album :)

Matt from Malta (Europe)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: strapp75 on June 23, 2009, 10:26:14 pm
I think everything has been said about justin and his website. I'm  just going to say "thank you Justin" ! You look like a great guy and your way of teaching the guitar changed my life. Seriously ! I"m 32 years old and i have been a bad guitarist for years, now i can finally play the blues and i really feel the music. Music is one of the most important thing in my life, it keeps me alive and i don't know what i would do without it.

What you're doing for the people is just great, keep it up the good work!

Thank you.

David.

ps : sorry for my poor English but i'm French !

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Laekroth on June 23, 2009, 10:35:57 pm
Hi Justin!

I discovered your website by accident via youtube last week (can you imagine I found you just now?! :)), while I was looking for a few guitar lessons. There I found your version of Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix and decided to give it a shot. I was amazed by the amount of detail, speed, humor, flair and skill you bring into your lessons.

Being an autodidact beginner for a few years now, I can't remember having such a great feeling of achievement for my guitar skill when I was playing that song correctly for the first time just now! (laughing like a little kid) I learnt so fast and made such a great leap in my skill because of your lesson... For sure I will make a donation, follow the other lessons on your site and invite all my friends as well!

Again, thank you (and your team) so much for the amount of work you put into creating your lessons and maintaining this great site. Keep em coming and good luck with everything you do!

Cheers!
/Laekroth

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: scarduner on June 24, 2009, 06:46:57 am
Fabulous! Thanks so much for this. Just starting to play, frustrated by all the "lessons" I found. Your lessons are just great. A real gift....
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: nk on June 24, 2009, 03:05:21 pm
Thanks Justin! I`m from argentina and I don't have enough money to pay for lessons. I'm sorry I can`t donate. I started playing guitar about two months. And with your lessons I'mable to learn.

Thanks a lot! 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Psycho on June 25, 2009, 10:23:40 am
Hey man this is Varun here...I am from India...dude i just wanted to say that u are awesome, other than being a gr8 guitar player and a teacher, u are a good man! i have not learnt guitar from anyone...just took your videos and lessons...and few tabs from other internet sources..but u were of most help. All i wanna say is that in India we keep our teachers at the pedastal of gods...thats why we call them GURUDEV. So to me u are my gurudev..thanx a lot man! keep up the good work! I owe u one.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: glorytogod on June 26, 2009, 06:53:32 pm
Thank you, thank you, thank you.  I have learned more in the past month with this site than I have learned in the last 10 years.  As always, I give all the glory to God but it's nice to know there are still some selfless people left in the world.  I look forward to continuing the blues lead guitar lessons, and with the completion of each lesson, comes the excitement of looking forward to the next.  Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Guitaro on June 27, 2009, 11:22:35 pm
Hey Justin,
I would just like to thank you for the lessons! I just started learning to play guitar about two weeks ago, and I didn't know where to go to get lessons. I had the guitar, but I didn't have the instructor, and I didn't know where to start. I tried many sites and Youtube, but I just didn't know what to do. Your website has helped me get started, and hopefully soon I can start playing some metal/rock songs if I stick to my new hobby.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Appletree115 on June 28, 2009, 04:20:51 am
I have got to say...that even as an alright guitarist, I learned alot hearing your views on how even the most basic of techniques; I slipped by doing things harder than necessary, but after spending some time here, I realized that your insight helped me out a lot...


THANKS, JUSTIN! 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: DarkHorizon on June 28, 2009, 03:26:20 pm
Hi,

Been using your website for a while now. It is great to see a series of video lessons that are presented in a very friendly and relaxed manner. The content is also very clearly explained and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about playing the guitar.

:)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: sareth on June 30, 2009, 02:35:59 pm
Hey Justin!
I thought I'd say thanks for everything. I've been using this website for my entire guitarist life(aprox. 18 months). You've been my only teacher and I think it's great that you're trying to keep this free. The videos are really good,friendly,informative,exactly what they should be.
So..Thanks for teaching me how to play guitar! :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ImpactOz on July 01, 2009, 03:52:16 am
Just like to say Hello from Austalia i,m a noob player and have been messing about for a couple of months getting nowhere till i found your site.

Now i,ve played my first song and can actually string chords together so a MASSIVE THANKYOU

from Mitch..     Melbourne  Aust.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bzlnconnection on July 01, 2009, 01:59:41 pm
Few months back I bumped into your web site and found it extremely helpful, specially because I don't have a normal schedule to practice due to my work. Ironical, because I sell musical instruments, but for classical music, violins bows and etc...
I always had the desire to learn the blues and I am finally doing it. There is a lot to explore at your web site, but still, I am enjoying every single moment of it.
I am originally from Brazil, but live in the US. So, I "play" the Brazilian jazzy "Bossa Nova". Oh well !!, I use to be a much better player, but I am on my way to get back to that.
Yesterday I was browsing the rest of the site and decided to completely read the section "About Justin" and I was surprised to find out that he skydives. That is something I have been doing for a long time and enjoy it a lot. I have jumped with a lot of people around the world and I know few jumpers in the UK.
I know you guys are very busy, but take a look of the link bellow. those are the high lights of some of my jumps. Sorry for the poor editing on the video I am not the "Jedi Master". I am the wearing a black jump suit with little blue details and white helmet. Maybe one day I'' come to UK and we will skydive

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzOKi7yZbNI

Back to music, I know I wont be a professional musician. But the pleasure and satisfaction I get from playing my guitar is tremendous. Specially when I am playing for friends and I see someone eyes shine because I played a tune that he or she really like.
Thanks for all the effort. I have made a small donation and I hope to do more in the future.

Celso de Mello
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: cdnfish on July 01, 2009, 04:06:33 pm
Thanks Justin,  One of your senior players enjoying the lessons
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: CCG on July 02, 2009, 12:18:37 am
Justin
Thanks for the site. Recently started on an Ibanez after years of wanting to lean guitar. I now have a hobbie other than fishing. The site has been a real help, more so then any others I have visited.

You deserve the $$ so some will be coming.

Thanks Again
Chick
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Resar on July 02, 2009, 04:10:41 pm
Hi Justin,

It's about time I said thanks for giving the world this fantastic site.

I've wanted to play guitar all my life but knew I never would.

My daughter has had a guitar for two years but only recently started bugging me for guitar lessons.With the way things are at the moment there's no way we could afford them, so I started poking around the internet and found your site.

I watched a couple of videos and thought "Hey, that looks easy". I grabbed my daughter's guitar and gave it a try.

Wow! It was easy. Or at least a hell of a lot easier than I'd expected. It was the first time I ever made any kind of musical sound with a guitar.

My daughter and I are now sharing her guitar and learning together from your site. So thank you Justin. If it wasn't for you and your wonderful website we would probably never have had an opportunity to fulfil a dream and learn to play.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: rhcpmax on July 03, 2009, 11:26:30 am
Thanks Justin for all your time and effort :)

Really appreciate all the effort, from Melbourne
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: yapam on July 03, 2009, 08:15:46 pm
Hi, i just discover this website, and I wanna say thanks to Justin and all his team.
I'm a burundian woman singer,  and i play traditionnal drums. I always wanted to learn to play guitar, but i didn't have a guitar, it was too expensive for me... now i have it, and u are helping me very much, thank you thank you, THANK YOU.
Jah bless!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: PaganMysticism on July 04, 2009, 08:02:22 am
Justin I have to say for the past week I have been looking for a way on the site to thank you. (overlooking the forums as you see) I have been to this site many times just overlooking it thinking it was a site that was trying to sell me some junk lesson on how to play guitar, or one of them site that sends lessons over e-mail one every 2 weeks or so. When I said screw it and looked around a bit I found that I was in Heaven. I am a beginner guitar player and have paid for sites like jamplay and guitartricks and got no where. I have short stubby fingers and could never do the C chord with in 2 days of practice useing ur method I have improved my C chord and am able to do it with minimal issues. Dm on the other hand I am still working on. With enough being said I give this site a 101 out of 10 on the Kick ass scale. ( Not to be confused with the pentatonic scale ) Please please please keep up the good work.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: solojin on July 04, 2009, 12:40:31 pm
 ;D justin there really arent any words that i could say to express my gratitude and complete and total amazement at what you are doing. i used to play the violin but stopped because learning the bow was becoming a task that seemed impossible for me. i started playing the guitar almost on a whim and almost gave up on that too, thinking that it would eventually prove impossible. justin and crew im so glad that i blindly stumbled onto this amazing place. safe havens of learning and friendship like this are few and far between in what can at times seem like an evil and uncaring world. it warms my heart to see people like you still caring sharing and all together expressing your love for others and for life.           
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: apple on July 04, 2009, 01:35:06 pm
i've beeb browsing the web for online tutorials now, and i've subscribed to some over the years, but yours is the most helpful and giving site! from the very bottom of my deep deep heart, thanks so much justine!;D I can't wait to learn how to play and rock my guitar! Wish you all the best!<33333
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: margitayk on July 04, 2009, 05:21:00 pm
I've bought my guitar 4 days ago, and searched the internet for some lessons. I've tried first some hungarian sites (i'm from Hungary), but none of those are as good as yours. Your teaching methods, your skill, absolutely awesome. Thank you for doing all this all for free. Keep up the good work mate.
Chris from Hungary
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: kenowen on July 04, 2009, 05:39:47 pm
Amazing site.  I am 45 from Texas and took for a year as a teenager.  Always tooled around over the years but never could get the chord changes fast enough.  In only a week and concentrating on just A, D and E,  I almost have Peggy Sue down, (except for the A to F).  This site almost seems too good to be true.  I have been telling everyone in DFW about it.  Donation to follow.  Much obliged my brother!!!!

KO from DFW
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Kory on July 04, 2009, 09:37:01 pm
Thanks so much Justin, all the kids whose parents won't put out for music lessons now have somewhere to turn !!!!!!!!.....ur really cool man, we need more good people like you in the world !....p.s-Hope ur lesson on little wing is still around when i get my electric next year !!!!!                       THANK YOU JUSTIN !!!!!!!!
 :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: AlexL on July 05, 2009, 05:21:20 pm
Great website, you're a very good teacher.

Being a technical kind of perosn, I worked out the modes stuff from 1st principles nearly 30 years ago. I'm so glad I got it right - not much in the way of teaching available back then. Nothing to be scared of: they're just the white notes but starting in different places.

Just waiting for the family to go out so I can try some of the aural/singing training as I've ALWAYS been a bit cloth eared... and they've banned me from singing at home!!

Our band

www.kingsoflangley.com


Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: JakeIsJake on July 06, 2009, 02:22:29 am
Hey Justin, just stopping to express a word of thanks and gratitude for providing this site for whatever reasons, they're all good ones.  You're an awesome teacher and player and I hope this site gets recognized properly for what you are doing here.  Thanks again man, and keep on rocking.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Ant74 on July 06, 2009, 07:16:02 pm
hi i just wanted to say a big fat Thank You to justin and team i bought a guitar a few years back as much as i love the instument i hit a brick wall and pretty much stoped playing and never progresseed this site has given me the knowlege and confidence to pick up again and enjoy the learning process rather than give up due to not understaning thanks again its been brilliant a real enjoyment
ANT
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: dj bowron...perth...aus on July 06, 2009, 07:23:06 pm
 hey Justin i feel i need to say thanks for every thing u have taught me.
you are my rolemodel and i cant think of a better one than u.
if there is two things I've dreamed of in my life its been to become a great guitarist and go skydiving. and Ur videos have influenced me and taught me so much and I'm so grateful that u allow people like me who cant afford guitar lessons use Ur site that has taught me all i know.
I'm starting my apprenticeship soon and will donate as much money as i can spare
and who knows hopefully 1 day i can meet u in person....... maybe jam a bit and go skydiving =) loll
anyways  i hope u know how much Ur site means to me and so many others ]
I'm 17 now and have been playing a bit less than a year now and thanks to Ur lessons i broke bad habits before they had a chance to set in ............. and just out of curiosity if u feel like replying do u know any 1 who picks upwards by habit ....i find it easier should i stop it ?

but yeah take it easy mate
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Stonio on July 07, 2009, 12:26:16 pm
Hey Justin i'm 26 now, I had a guitar when I was 14 and no direction or focus or even a book to learn with!!
NOW it's 2009 armed with my laptop, Guitar and Youtube I discovered YOU!
LEGEND
I would be an amazing guitarist if I had these tools over 10 years ago.. I'm 2 weeks into it and learning each and every part intensively - on to  my G & C Chords and my finger tips are numb!

I donated a fiver to buy you a beer. ;D

***(BUY JUSTIN A BEER CAMPAIGN STARTS NOW)***

cheers dude!

Steve
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: RhodezyMajor on July 07, 2009, 07:14:00 pm
hi, justin and all i have found a great guitar teacher now and a great site to help me in the future thanks for all youv'e helped me with so far
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Neutrondude on July 08, 2009, 02:10:14 am
thanks justin,
can you make some info on sweep picking?

your videos are great,
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Rockwood on July 08, 2009, 02:54:46 am
Thanks Justin!

I'm sure glad I found you first.  Just a few weeks into your Beginner's Course and Im having a blast releasing the music in me!
I wish the best for you and your team, you are a gift to us all.
Peace!


Woodstock
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: stagash on July 08, 2009, 04:21:28 pm
This is probably the site I've found for teaching me the guitar I've only started playing about a week ago so I'm pretty much a new to it all. Besides a few sore fingers I'm getting on quite well I think. My aim is to learn one simple easy song in time Christmas, so that I can play with my hero CoConi
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: OBEY on July 08, 2009, 04:44:12 pm
Hi Justin and team! I'm Thắng and I'm from Vietnam. I'm trying to learn guitar by myself. It's really hard work! I didn't know where and how to start. Firstly, I just tried to play some songs with guitar pro, no practicing so I couldn't play well. Then I thought why I didn't try to find some video lesson on Utube, it 's huge! I really felt excited with some lessons of yours, It 's really useful! And through Utube, I known your website and found more useful lessons here! Now, I can play some songs pretty well. I just want to say "Thank you very much! My dear teacher!" I really sorry about my English, It is so bad. Cause I just learn it by myself too  ;)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Jenry on July 08, 2009, 07:59:36 pm
Another boring thumbs up message here. I've used this site already quite sometime, but I'm still pretty bad :). Without the site I'd be even worse. Without doubt the site is the best option if no teacher avaible.

Also thanks for the fact that I've pretty much found other music styles than metal by just playing guitar. Really found the fact that also slower music is atleast as cool as high tempo music.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: krintel on July 08, 2009, 08:17:12 pm
Hi justin :)
I just saw the newsletter with information on the new recording tutorials you're making.
I just want to thank you so much for that. It's very appreciated. I've been meesing around with recording for some time, and
really look foreward to a solid tutorial, that i know it will turn into ;)

So Justin... Go go go..  ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: lonaticks on July 09, 2009, 03:33:52 pm
i just wanna keep it simple, cos you can easily see those messages from people.
comparing with other guitar learning site ,you are such a God to us.
really really appreciate it. God bless you !
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: polaris70 on July 10, 2009, 04:00:17 pm
Hi, picked up a guitar two weeks ago and have been playing non-stop, it takes my mind off other things at the moment. This site has been the most helpful so thanks.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Jan Harler on July 11, 2009, 09:52:53 am
Hey been using this site for a few weeks and its taken me from complete novice to being able to bust out a few songs, The website is ace and so easy to use for my short attention span lol. anyway felt i had to say thanks to everyone evolved in this website for helping me on my 'guitar journey-ness'.  THANKS A MILLION!!

Jan
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Brython on July 11, 2009, 03:33:17 pm
Thanks for this website, and to keep it free for those who need it.

Also big thanks for the revamp of the Beginners Course. I (or let's say, WE) appreciate this!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: tractorbooty on July 12, 2009, 07:52:48 am
Good day Justin & friends,

Hope you are well!!
Recently I was inspired by gifted guitarists with open hearts like yourself and six weeks ago decided to give guitar lessons to beginners at work for free. I was hoping for 2 - 3 people but now I have 9 - 10!!
(It has become a bit of a social highlight.)

Being much older than you guys I started there was no internet etc so information was very hard to come so cannot rate the effort and content of what you have created high enough. (I learnt what I know stumbling in the in the dark over the last 20+ years.)

Yesterday I came across your site by accident and  was very moved that you had the balls to highlight the appalling situation in Darfur on one of your videos. I did hear about this sometime ago on the radios and really felt sick in the car. I could not believe my ears and have not actually mentioned this to anyone.

As a premier class guitarist and songwriter you have plenty of skills/ideas so I apologise now ....
but may I send you some lyrics?


All the best with your music, touring, teaching and especially the new CD!!
When you play live do let me know as I can bring along at least 10 students who need inspiration from a real musician & human being like you.


Tractorbooty!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Dandy on July 12, 2009, 06:44:40 pm
Thanks to u Justin, I learned a lot of songs, but one is missing me. Please make a lesson of song Nothing else matters by Metallica.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: eenymo on July 12, 2009, 07:23:30 pm
I love that song too, I would love to see something on that!

Just another message yet again to say thanks and how much I really appreciate all the time and effort you've put into these videos.  They are brilliant.  I bought my guitar about 2 years ago, and because I can't afford to pay for lessons, gave up trying way back at the beginning because when I tried to play my first couple of chords, copying diagrams from a book, I thought I must have been seriously missing something, because - as I'm sure everyone here can remember! - the first time you try to play a chord it is practically impossible! I thought there was no way I could ever manage to play even the simple chords like G and C....then a few weeks ago, I thought I'd give it another try, and discovered all these videos on Youtube.  I have come a long way inside 2 weeks!
Then just today I discovered your videos.  They are amazing.  Just watching them, there are so many tiny things you explain that I'd never have thought of that totally make sense, and make it so much easier.  I'm really looking forward to going through all of them, and I now feel really positive about the whole thing which I didn't before.  What a difference a good teacher makes!
Remember that saying - what goes around comes around.  You and all of your team really have a lot of good things coming to you.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Bootstrap on July 13, 2009, 01:57:55 am
Yep - ta much.

Cheers, BS
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: klekota13 on July 13, 2009, 04:42:11 pm
Justin.  I recently suscribed to the Jamplay account and I must say that you are much more passionate and a flat out better guitar teacher than them.  Keep it up!

Thank You
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: lickitup on July 13, 2009, 06:41:52 pm
Hey Justin and everyone else that keeps this awesome site up and running....THANK YOU!! You guys are the best! Classy with heart...I luv it!

I am in my fifties and have just recently been gifted with a solid maple vintage guitar, she sounds so beautiful, I knew I needed some lessons to be able to do her justice. I happened upon this site and I am hooked! Such great info and everyone is very helpful, thanks again for all the hard work!!

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: vocalcoach on July 13, 2009, 11:47:26 pm
Hi Justin.....just to say thanx for all the lessons / Advise.... just bought your beginners DVDs should get them this week.....cannot wait...

also wanted to give you some thing back....its not much...but i know you are struggling to quit the fags!!!! before you go see your NLP hyno guy.....spend under a tenner on Allen carrs ( not the funny guy lol)  easyway to stop smoking!!  i got this book over 8 yrs ago read it in 3hrs and went from 30 a day to nothing.....havent touched one since.....passed it on to all my family ect all quit..... what have you got to lose????

give it a try.......GOODLUCK  xxxx ;)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: MrDurp on July 14, 2009, 10:50:10 am
I could never have the confidence,time and patience to get lessons. so if it wasn't for all this, i think im getting better 4 times easier and faster then i could have without it. (i know lessons are good, but some peoples personalities just don't suit that environment).

thanks.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: MgGuGu on July 14, 2009, 05:00:22 pm
Hello Justin and everyone else helping to run this site,

I just got a new guitar from a friend and decided to try and learn to play (at least a bit). I have no sort of musical background also and, honestly, don't have any confidence in me. I wasn't patient enough either. =X
But after going through some lessons from your beginner course, I've got enough confidence to go through the whole course, and (hopefully) learn more! =D

Thanks so much!
Gu Gu
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Yvyb on July 15, 2009, 08:47:44 pm
Hi, I'm 44 , always wanted to learn to play , so when my daughter showed an interest , I jumped on the idea ! Her birthday was yesterday . I found you re site thru U tube and today I played my very own tune . . . ( without , I may add a G string as it snapped when I tried to tune it ! ha ha ! ) My fingers are Very sore already but I love it! I m so excited , and you are so inspiring, I visited you re my space page , LOVE page 99 ( hope I got that right ) anyhow , I m rambeling , I just want to say , I m finding you re site extremly well put together and a joy on the eye . . . Think I may have a cyber crush , sorry Justin!!!! ha ha well done you! Regards Yvyb.(day old guitar player )
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Carbonfish on July 16, 2009, 07:26:50 am
Just wanted to take a second to say thanks for the great resource and for giving so much of your time and energy. I just found your site a few days ago and am very pleased and impressed. I especially appreciate your "honor system" ethic.

I just started doing your finger gym, and I can feel my strength and confidence on the fretboard increasing already.

Thanks again,

KC
Portland, Oregon U.S.A.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: never2late on July 16, 2009, 07:43:20 pm
Dear Justin, Jedi and the rest of team

Wow you do make a difference and I wanted to say what a wonderful thing you are doing to people like me.  I am a music lover and at 48 yrs old I am keen in learning how to play the guitar.  I searched a lot of websites and yours got me so excited.  Justin, you are a genuine person who is generously happy in sharing to millions around the globe what you got.  You are a rare find indeed!  Thank you so much for sharing your gift - teaching, music and positiveness in life.  God is surely smiling on you.

Marie
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: davyboy on July 17, 2009, 01:33:34 pm
Hi Justin,
I'm a complete beginner and just to say a big
thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.
Not just for being a great teacher of guitar, but by helping me overcome computer games addiction.  I've made a small donation, which seems paltry compared what you've given.  Keep up the good work.

davyboy
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: guitarsynth on July 17, 2009, 08:24:02 pm
Sweet Site, lots of hard work in them fingers.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: astounding on July 18, 2009, 08:58:58 am
Hey Justin.

I am in Calgary, Alberta. Canada  I've visited London and my wife is from Warrington, London is great.  Thanks so much for your web site, I find it to be a great asset to my learning.  I am a beginner, although I own 6 guitars of varying types.  My wife recently won a Les Paul special signed by the band HINDER, along with hand shake and picture, so naturally I had to buy a new Fender Hot Rod Deluxe "bluesman" amp.  I guess I just love the whole idea of having guitars around me.  Now with your great site I can learn practical, I certainly have enough theory.

I have talked to so many people about your site and everyone agrees, it is great.

Your definitely the Man Justin, imagine me being able to learn all the way across the ocean as if I were sitting right beside you.  I will be giving a little help by way of donation from time to time.

You take care Justin

Gary

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jiggyjohn_guitar on July 19, 2009, 08:06:29 am
well on the behalf of my forum friends i welcome all you guitar players to the forum club(that's what i call it ;)).

Keep smiling n playing guitar mates :)Wish you all a happy guitar playing times :)





Jiggy
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: eenymo on July 19, 2009, 08:42:14 pm
Well I already said thanks when I first discovered this site a week ago.  But now I just want to say thanks again, because inside 1 week, through using your website, I have learnt all the basics, and it has given me enough knowledge to be able to learn to play 5 whole songs (inside the past 3 days).  A pink song, a Green Day song, a Bob Marley, Freefallin (Tom Petty) and Hit me baby one more time.  From scratch inside 1 week (at nights, I work full time).  Do you know how good that makes a person feel?  What an amazing feeling! That just goes to show what a good teacher you must be, you and all the other Forum team.  Who knows what I'll be able to do in a year if it keeps going like this!  I would never have been able to afford lessons the way things are at the moment...I will definitely be making a donation when I can afford it (hopefully soon).

Just wanted to let you all know how much I seriously appreciate this, and how much of a difference all your hard work can make to peoples lives!  When everything else in a persons life feels like it's getting nowhere, the feeling of achievement from learning to play a few simple tunes can give people such a lot of pleasure.

So good luck and happiness is being wished on all of you from over here in the UK! :) (If that doesn't sound too cheesy!) :D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Macarena on July 19, 2009, 09:58:02 pm
Justin!!! Thank you so much for creating this site! you are a true blessing to those who want to learn to play guitar. I have never played guitar and now that I am 17, I decided I wanted to learn, and when I came across your videos, I just felt so lucky. I am surely recomending this site to all of my friends!. You are just too awesome not to recomend!

Greetings from Lima, Peru, South America :)  :D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: iqrequested on July 19, 2009, 10:22:39 pm
Justin .. I found your site about 3wks ago ... you are an awesome teacher !!!!! You make things easy to understand and that helps so very much ... I tried to set up a paypal monthly thing but the link you provided said it was invalid .. do ya have another way besides snailmail ?
I havent played guitar in OVER 12yrs but bought a strat a month ago (wiped out my meger savings but was worth it) and am playing it everyday and go to your site everyday ...
Id like to get a recording system I can download that does a nice job but isnt xpensive , my son suggested what he has but it costs $500 and I couldnt possibly afford that .. I'll have to save up for it but thats ok too .. let me know what suggestions you have
Thanks a million for being who you are .. you are what has been needed for this type of learning for a very long time !!!
God Bless you my friend
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: dj_madmatt on July 20, 2009, 10:41:25 am
hey man i just wanted to tell you thanks . i found you on google looking for some basics books so i could get some basics down you know how it is. and i found you and it sent me to your youtube and i have been going threw your on-line lessons since that night. i have never found some one that i could actually understand to teach me i have tried Meany diffrent on-line beginner sites and none of them really started with the basics. until i found you and i thank you for actually taking the time to put some thing together that is both educational and fun. i mean really. and great picks for starter songs. bob Marley is a great musician and every one at least knows that song three birds. but any ways thank you and keep up this site so more people like me can finally advance in this beautiful instrument.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: marchonore on July 20, 2009, 08:57:01 pm

I stumbled across this site on YouTube and tried the lesson on the pentatonic scale. I have seen quite a few video lessons, but I really liked this one and found it helpful. I'm out of work so I am pretty flat broke, so I could only afford to donate 20 dollars. Thanks for your efforts. Many thanks and I hope to look around your site and use some of the other resources.

Cheers,
Marc
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: KRIBER on July 20, 2009, 09:21:54 pm
Hi there!
just a small message to say hello as I am new in this forum.before registering, I spend one week going throught this site and I have to say that it is the one I was looking for years!!!!
Justin, your lessons are "golden mines" (French expression as I am).
I start guitar 25 years ago but I never had any lesson from any body so you can imagine all bad habbits I have, and I have found some informations in here which are never explained in any guitar book (I learned more in here than in hundreds book I bought). so thanks again and again and you will have to support me as long as this website will exist.
all the best
cheers
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: MikeJL on July 20, 2009, 11:29:51 pm
Hi Justin, this is to say thanks for your time and effort in making this resource available. I stumbled across your 'works' on YouTube whilst idley searching for stuff. I play the tenor sax and follow the likes of Crazydaisydoo on YouTube and wanted to learn jazz guitar. A pre-Fender Guild is not a good fit for the budget though. I went out yesterday looking for a Yammie Pacifica and after looking at prices came home with an Ibanez AF105F-NT. I figured that I'd thought (fought my financial controller) long enough to convince myself of my 'want' and decided to cut to the chaff and get what I really wanted.

While I'm here, in your equipment advise bit, you mention a Korg metronome and tuner as two seperate things to get. When I got my sax I bought a Korg TM-40 which has both and has a microphone and lead jack. Worked out cheaper than getting two seperate devices and may be worth bringing to the attention of your devoted followers.

Regards
Mike
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: stivs on July 21, 2009, 06:02:58 pm
just to say thanx justin for this fantastic site, feel like a born again guitarist after coming across this website, already purchased rugs 1&2 and MMS DVD, they been a great help so keep up the good and hard work and thanx again  ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Fuzzoom on July 21, 2009, 09:47:28 pm
Hey Justin. You've got a really great site! The only thing I would maybe change is some of the colors and look of the buttons haha. But hey... thats just for looks, and it can be whatever you want it to be. ;]

Anyhow, I heard about this site from a friend on chatango who is a hardcore guitarist, and to be honest, at first I didn't pay much attention to it... But a month or two later >.< I decided to check it out a bit closer, and noticed its actually mostly video, and that Justin is a pretty entertaining guy, and might I add pretty inspiring.

I really like how you break it down in the beginner course, so very simple. My main problems with trying to learn besides motivation, have been that I couldn't get a time worked out for lessons with someone, and when I tried learning on my own, the curriculums online are mostly just too high for someone starting out. But that is totally not a problem with how you do things. You make it so I truely can learn from ground zero. And I'm happy to finally be nearly able to play my first song.

So once again... Thanks a ton! I am actually making progress now!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Duncan The Shred Head on July 22, 2009, 05:18:22 pm
hi there. just found this website this week and its bloody brilliant.

i am a guitar teacher myself and like to think i'm an advanced player but i've found loads of stuff on here thats broadened my scope a lot, plus sometimes when i teach there are the odd things i struggle to explain but hearing some else's slant on things it a great help also.

i've been really enjoying the jazz videos and the solo arrangements and will be happy to donate to more lessons like this when i have some cash.

if i could put in a request at this point, i'd say i'd love to see some stuff on jazz soloing, plus some more arrangements for solo guitar, in particular super mario brothers :D also total guitar in the UK did a transcription years ago of bohemian rhapsody for one guitar and it was amazing, i lost the book and was never able to finish it so if it ever takes your fancy i'd happily donate towards a video on that, i can understand its a pretty tough piece but i had to ask.

again great stuff and i look forward to more videos.

cheers
duncan.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: alex_ on July 22, 2009, 08:18:39 pm
man justin! thank you so much for your lessons! you are really doing a great job, the best teacher so far. everything i learned i learned self-taught and you really helped me. thanks a lot. keep up your great work!

cheers,
alex
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: vturnercrna on July 23, 2009, 04:02:54 am
I have enjoyed the site also and the you tube videos rock, however I have been disappointed with the your materials. I ordered materials months, almost a year ago, and have not recieved anything in the mail yet. I emailed and sent the paypal information. Still no reply. I'm out >17 american dollars and no materials or answers yet. I would love to say that justin is 'awesome' but i feel a little cheated.  I thought if I posted here, I may get an answer about my materials or getting my money back. It's been so long, I just would like to have my money back. My trust has been betrayed by the lack of communications on the behalf of justinguitars.com. I still love the lessons and the vidoes and would purchase many other materials and make donations in the future if this matter clears up. . vturnercrna
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Parris on July 23, 2009, 08:40:58 pm
This is awesome! I have been looking at this site for about a year now. It is unheard of for someone with this much talent to share it without a price and just for the love of music.
Bless you Justin!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Belgian Blue on July 26, 2009, 01:01:56 am
Justin! Thank You!

I am a 46yo southpaw and all my life have wanted to learn the guitar. When I was younger getting a left handed guitar was really hard. I also put it off for business and other reasons. But the last year or two have really wanted to move forward on it. I was talking to my mechanic and accidentally found out he was a lefty guitar player that had been playing for decades. His son is a bass player for a metalica cover band that opened for them. He also knows a lot of the top people at Fender, in fact, he showed me his custom made left handed fender telecaster that was made for him at the behest of the president. That guitar and the pieces later became the mold for all future tele's.

 Anyway, this made me very motivated and I bought my first guitar one month ago on June 24th! My mechanic friend turned me on to youtube and the guitar lessons which I quickly found your recordings and really started to make progress. Funny thing, without either of us talking he stumbled across you and started to tell me about you and how he thought you were very very good, the best he had seen. that's when I blurted out Justinguitar and we realized we were both learning from you, even at his advanced stage he learns from you and we both really appreciate your style of teaching.
 
So now I have just finished your second stage of your beginners course. I'm so hooked. I practice twice a day a with extra time on weekend. I figure if i slow down in the future I will still be practicing enough. But I'm so motivated. I practice in my head at work as well as in the gym. My wife says I've become a monster.


Thank you.

I just purchased your DVD Master The Major Scale and look forward to buying more. I will also be sending donations as you are definitely worth it.


Thank you
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: YellowBrickRoad on July 26, 2009, 11:04:09 am
Justin,


thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you.... Wow that's embarassing, I'll stop now before it's seen as spam :-) but seriously: thanks so much for the site, your continued involvement with it and the many things we can learn from you and it :-) love your stuff man, everyone should have a guitar teacher like you in their neighbourhood. Seeing as that's not the case let's all thank the web for offering this alternative :-)

A thousand cheers from the absolute ground floor of the tower of song,

Bart
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: pauldeal on July 26, 2009, 06:12:30 pm
Hi Justin,
My Name is Paul and I would like to congratulate you and your team for a wonderful website helping people learn how to play the guitar. I've had my guitar for 2 weeks now and coming along leaps and bounds thanks to you guys. I only realised how much I was learning when I went to a guitar tutor for a lesson and didn't learn half as much as I'm learning through your website.
The videos are great and easy to understand, can gather important information which is needed to understand exactly what you are intending us to learn and the camera man is good too-). Its a shame your not doing private lessons anymore as I would be over the moon to of met you and learnt from you in person but understand this website takes up alot of your time.

So in a nut shell the world needs more people like you guys.

Well done and thank you

Paul
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: payne on July 26, 2009, 11:36:37 pm
Hello Justin,

I would like just say thank you very much, I´m a beginner and i learned many things if you including english!

( I'm from Brazil, sorry for any mistake)

Big hug for you my friend !
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Tonylol on July 27, 2009, 05:57:15 am
Justin I just started to play guitar and am thrilled to learn from what I read this website is a great start  :D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: maj on July 27, 2009, 10:41:19 am
hey justin just wanna say thanks! :D
Found about you when i was looking on youtube for sweet child o mine and i was so happy when i found your video :D.You teach in a cool way!:).Love this site :).Need to buy you a beer ;).

Regards :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: BahaDave on July 27, 2009, 07:57:51 pm
Hi Justin,

I pickep up guitar late and in a very isolated environment (an island off Florida, poor me...). Downside is no guitar resources (shops, players, pro teachers). Been at it for about a year on and off with many doubts and unaswered questions. The I found your site and was won over instantly ! Clear, concise, efficient with a good visibility of what the road ahead is.

So Thank you for all your hard work!

I was so happy with the site I wanted to support you buy buying the practical muic theory book on day2, alas Paypal does not accept my card (probably because the billing address is in a different country from the issuer). You should make it available through Amazon, I think that would work for me.

Cheers,
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: osXtiger on July 27, 2009, 08:28:54 pm
I bought your music theory E-Book yesterday, and I must say. I love it!

I'm currently on the major scale chart and everything is clicking so far, which is a brilliant feeling I think you'll agree  ;).
I've been on and off this website for techniques and the like, and I've wanted to support you in some way for a while now, and I'm glad I have finally made some kind of monetary support!
It might only be £10, but every little helps right eh?  :D

Keep up the excellent work Justin!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Nozzer on July 28, 2009, 12:30:58 pm
Thanks Justin. I find your instruction much better than the tutor I was using.
Seeing AC/DC at Glasgow Odeon in 1970's has left an indelible mark on my musical soul. I reckoned never too late for me to have a go and so for a few quid i got a Ephiphone SG-310 and a Spider III 15w modelling amp, and now I am Angus (in my bedroom).
Your lessons are a great resource - from the very basics (I even viewed how to hold a pick yesterday), through techniques (string bending and vibrato are essential to a budding Angus), theory, aural training and songs (e.g. You Shook Me All Night Long - ST319).
First donation today - less than the cost of a single professional lesson.
However, when I feel I've nailed YSMANL then you'll get some more!
The C-> G5 change is still a pain  >:(
Thanks again.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: MackemDale on July 29, 2009, 03:17:31 am
A HUGE thank you to Justin.  Until extremely recently (i.e. yesterday) I fully believed I didn't have the natural talent to play TAB or to be able to pick tunes out (strictly rhythm - I don't want to make it cry or sing).

However, an hour of Justin's "Wish you were here" lesson and I've got the intro, verse and chorus done.  Tomorrow will be set aside for learning the solo intro.

Thanks Justin.  You don't have to do what amounts to a public service but, if it makes any difference, You've given at least one person (and a Limey at that) some hope beyond rhythm guitar.

I thank you.

Dale.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Kaizar on July 29, 2009, 12:29:10 pm
Hey justin thanks alot 4 ur support 4 teaching me lot of cool tricky songs...chords tabs etc.....Yesterday i was thinking wish you were here in India ur site is really a stairway to heaven......Thanks 4 all ur support justin YOU ROCK.... :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: RockHadgio on July 30, 2009, 12:11:38 pm
Hi Justin - Just want to say a big thanks for all the effort you put into your web site.

When I first wanted to start playing the guitar nobody would help me because they said I was too young!  So my dad decided to learn so that he could help to teach me.  Your web site has been a huge help for both of us.

I'm now six years old and with the help of a local youth arts group I'm starting to play live!!  I super special thanks for the Pink Floyd Wish you were here lesson.  (I'm still trying to learn the solo).
 
You can see me play this at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWbGN3vkzps

Many thanks again Justin!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Bootstrap on July 30, 2009, 01:21:54 pm
Dude that is awesome for a six year old!!!

LOL your typing and gramma isn't too shabby either :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: looneytune! on July 30, 2009, 01:39:59 pm
hey! well I'm a dental student; as much a I love it I've also wanted to play the guitar to loosen the load over summer! Just wanted to say thank you for the lessons. I'm sure you understand student life! I have no idea if I'm getting better but I'm sure practise makes perfect! When somebody puts time for others, it makes a difference. cheers
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: T0nyL on July 30, 2009, 01:47:34 pm
Hiya Justin,

Thank you, thank you, thank you  ;D

I'm an old git who should have learned guitar 40+ years ago but never got a round tuit. So here I am, the oldest rocker in town, working my way through your beginners course with my acoustic guitar (soon to be replaced by a Yam Pacifica paid for out of my pension) and with my wife  ::) her eyes at my antics

You have put so much time/effort into this site...donation on the way....


Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: romanticlullabies on July 30, 2009, 02:25:21 pm
Hey there justin. i came across to this website when i was searching with keyword "guitar beginner" in www.tvlesson.com. then i checked your site. it was such an unbelievable site which tells us about how to play guitar without any of annoying adverts. i just want to say thank you. A LOT. since i'm the very new beginner in playing guitar. hmm do you mind if i request you to teach us (me & another friends of mine) how to play more than words? your response would be highly appreciated  ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: RockHadgio on July 30, 2009, 04:07:38 pm
Dude that is awesome for a six year old!!!

LOL your typing and gramma isn't too shabby either :)

Thank you for your comment

BTW: I get my dad to do the writing  ;)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: blu cardinal on July 30, 2009, 11:45:40 pm
hi justin,
i know your site very well.my advice to all brand new players, start from lesson 1 and go all the way up.
i had an old account but i forgot the password, anyway, justin i have to say that by now you are oftin imatated but never dupelacated in the internet world. almost 2 years ago i decided to play guitar and i couldent find any good videos. all the videos i ran across were titled lesson, but they were alwayse  just videos of an induvidual showing off pretending he is teaching you. i came to your site and i vote it #1 on the internet. i also like nextlevelguitar but they charge for something you could figure out on your own after watching justinguitar videos. what i like the most about your teaching style, is that you break it down so simple and leave room for us to figure it out. but please even if it is souly to keep people comeing, dont stop with the lessons.you are the best! if i win the lottery i have you in mind lol.
p.s. please check out a type of music called psychobilly. it is almost like rockabilly/punk but it is defanentaly its own style.
a more mainstream psychobilly band would be "nekromantix". and a little more underground would be "Demented are Go",
i have been trying to make my own music in this style, but i just cant nail it. somethings missing. just one psychobillie lesson  and i would be SO grateful.their are none on youtube.  8)see ya
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: meghnarmajhi on July 31, 2009, 07:22:50 am
Hello Justin,

I'm a 50+ guy from Bangladesh. I'm more into Bengali folk music. I have always wanted to learn guitar. A few years ago, I have been able to own a guitar. I have tried to learn how to play it, but I couldn't find access to proper instruction. I have found this thread by accident. I am hooked. All these free lessons? I must be very lucky to find this site. I don't know how to thank you. I'm sure, you know that you have made fans all over the world. Here I am - another grateful fan of yours. I'll try my best to be one of your best students.

Thank you very much...

Sharif
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Linsen on August 01, 2009, 01:55:54 pm
Dude that is awesome for a six year old!!!

LOL your typing and gramma isn't too shabby either :)

Thank you for your comment

BTW: I get my dad to do the writing  ;)

lol. That explains it. I was thinking 'Wunderkind' when I saw the first post. :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: 4stringer on August 01, 2009, 09:37:05 pm
I also want to say, "thanks" for the site, and the videos. I know that a tremendous amount of effort has gone into them, and it is a wonderful gift that you have made available. I particularly like your sincere and upbeat tone. It shows that you are genuinely interested in helping people to express themselves by learning the guitar. You also seem to still remember and have empathy for the difficulty that we face in learning, particularly as beginners to the instrument.

You clearly have a vision of what is ahead, as well. As you show us the the sometimes challenging (or just plain frustrating) techniques, you remind us that it will get easier, and that the effort of working through these difficulties will lead us to greater rewards.

"Good job", and "thank you!"
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: mozart123 on August 02, 2009, 12:34:51 pm
first and foremost i would like to thank you for posting a lot of instructional videos on youtube which i was able to grab sorry about that. as much i would like to buy your dvd i dont have a creditcard and a paypal account. i find your teachings very lively compared what i downloaded in lick library i guess that's about it thanks
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: dennyjames on August 02, 2009, 05:42:13 pm
Hi and thanks Justin, I think you know how helpful you have been.  ;D
Cheers.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: killu2x on August 02, 2009, 06:17:13 pm
hey man, hernany from the philippines...

tanx a billion times for the tutorials and stuff, i thought i had it all when it comes to guitar, guess i'm wrong,i really need to go back to the basic to improve, i have one question though, is it too late for me to to reach your kind of skill, cause im 27 and i have this desire to use my guitar skill in our little church, and teach others.... 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: talljoe on August 02, 2009, 09:11:03 pm
Thanks from an old learner.  59 and just started. Making headway with your fun lessons.

This is the best learning site I have seen !

Joe from Kelowna, B.C.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Chaunce1974 on August 03, 2009, 05:03:16 am
Justin,  I went back to school full time and have little money right now.  As soon as I can I will donate, but it may not be for a while.  Thanks for making this available to those of us going through tough times now.  Your lessons are great!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: MBGoose on August 03, 2009, 05:26:11 am
I have watched the Stairway to Heaven videos on Youtube. (Still working on learning the whole song haha). But I can not thank you enough. You have the perfect approach to teaching songs. I take lessons in a studio where I live, and my teacher here (he is truthfully an amazing guitarist) teaches me techniques and music theory and pentatonic scales and he mainly gives me the tools that I can use to learn songs. I love your videos, and I hope to continue learning from them.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: peteksa on August 03, 2009, 06:26:57 am
Just thought I'd drop in.. say g'day and thanks as suggested! :) Really helpful vids mate!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Andy Tighe on August 03, 2009, 09:35:37 am
Just a note to say Hi and Thanks (Sticking to the Forum Thread!).

My son decided he wanted to learn how to play the guitar and so in time honoured fashion I decided to learn with him. Got hold of a guitar and then started to wonder how we were going to do it. I looked on Youtube and eventually came across the Justin videos. Excellent stuff. I think I just about have a D chord down now and I have only been strumming for 2 weeks! Erm... maybe a bit slow there. Finger tips are now numb.

Anyhow, I'll try to stick to the lessons and not give up too soon.

Thanks again for the excellent lessons.

Andy T
Redcar, NE England
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: pozziguy on August 04, 2009, 05:53:39 am
 ::)Wow, What a cool site. Justin....your teaching style is AWSOME. I have learned so much in such a short time. I have been dabbling in guitar for alot of years , and play OK. Since I found this site I am finally understanding the whats and whys instead of just learning songs.Thanks Justin for what you do, you Rock!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: haulsafeentltd on August 04, 2009, 11:47:25 am
Just wanna say "Hi", thanks for the really great lessons, and keep going.   
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: crowpruitt on August 04, 2009, 12:23:58 pm
I wanna thank Justin for taking the time to share his skills as a guitar player.Not a lot of people will show you how to play,especially for free.
 Also the lessons are extremely easy to follow and Justin is a great inspiration.Thanks again Justin for the absolute best guitar learning site on the net! :) :) :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: rerod on August 04, 2009, 02:04:54 pm
there are already said such great things here, so I can only say I agree to them all.
Justin, I'm 45 years old and now playing about 8 years. Your lessons which I found on youtube a few months ago helped me to improve my technique a lot!!
The fun to play is still there and your website has given me a lot of inspiration to go on and on and on and on........... ;D
I'm from Holland so if my English isn't the best sorry for it, but I hope you understand what I'm trying to say here...

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: KingSix on August 04, 2009, 10:25:49 pm
I've been a long time fan and after all those sweet and free lessons it's only fair that I thank you. Big thanks Justin!

Keep it up, thanks to your dedication many starting guitarists like myself are motivated to advance in the thing we love.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Ardee on August 05, 2009, 01:40:33 am
Well to say I pissed away three months of lesson's, only to find out that someone was giving away lesson's (an knowing what he was doing).  I learned a couple of songs, and the 12 bar blues progression.  Then I was told to learn the keys on the 5th and 6th strings with my costly lesson's (9), without even knowing why.  With the first week of your program, I've changed my left hand position, and also a new position for my guitar playing (Making my learning in the feeling of the chords, instead of looking at them, major difference in feel, with less strain).  So I started over completely from the beginning of your course, and now I'm learning the "Theory" of why I need to know the notes on the fret board.  After purchasing your book "Practical Music Theory" I've finally started to get a grasp of the fret boards mystic (I like to know the rules if I'm going to play).  All I needed was a set program that I could follow, and that's what your lessons provide, a continuous learning experience with each lesson and exercises.  I'm learning so many aspects (theory, position, strumming, songs, technique, hints, tips, etc.) of playing without really thinking of it as learning, but as an experiencing process of letting me be able to play my guitar.  I've traversed the internet exstensively and have found that your lessons truly work for me.  So as the thread say's!
Thank You!!!  From a 54 year old begginer, Rick D (Ardee)

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: justinguitar on August 05, 2009, 06:28:26 pm
Thanks everyone, kind words much appreciated.

I'm sitting in the studio while one of my vocals is comped (compiled from multiple takes) so thought I would come hang on the forum a bit.

I'm real glad that so many of you dig the site and vibes - and from so many different places.

Thanks for the thanks :) best wishes to you all.

Take care, J
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Michael8 on August 05, 2009, 09:23:07 pm
Hi Justin,

I came across your string changing video on YouTube a few weeks ago and decided to check your website out as well. I've been following your beginners guitar course and I must say how impressed I am. All of your videos are really easy to follow and very comprehensive; It must have taken you a long time. Your efforts are very much appreciated.

Best wishes,

Michael.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ozzrhoads on August 06, 2009, 04:46:56 am
Justin, your site has really helped me a lot. You're every "guitarists who doesnt have time to go to a guitar teacher to take lessons" dream :D. thanks a ton, and good luck with kicking your smoking habit.

Take Care,

John
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: rapsidy on August 06, 2009, 01:54:43 pm
Hi Justin and co

I just want to say thank you for this wonderful site i have been practising now for 7mths, i bought the learn and master guitar (steve Kranz) and then i found this site damn i just really love the way you teach, show demonstrate i need to see things or be shown how to do something first, you start right at the basics and don't miss a thing. I'm not knocking steves course but i like your style better so i bought your beginners course ;D, my learning has double in the short couple of weeks i have been following you BC course thanks once again

keep it up

Brad
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: sjsumalpong on August 07, 2009, 07:55:02 am
I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the help and guidance you've given me from the bottom of my heart. It means a lot and I truly appreciate it. I don't think you can ever know just how much of a difference and impact you are making in such a small and simple way as this. It really goes a long way. And I don't think you can ever truly understand or feel just how grateful me and countless others are for everything you've done and taught us. I stumbled upon your website as nothing more than a mere recommendation from a friend, but was just so impressed by it and never in my wildest dreams thought it would be this good. I was so thankful as well as pleasantly surprised to have found this. It truly is an unexpected blessing. Just always know that you have the endless support of so many because of your own generosity and kindness. You have no idea how refreshing it is to have such a likable and highly knowledgeable/ qualified teacher ready to help you at any moment with a click of a button. I really hope to donate soon, but can't for the time being. For now, all I can do is wish you all the best and love in the world. Thank you again and God bless.  

Sandie, CA United States
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Nuwan on August 07, 2009, 08:34:32 am
This is my first post to this forum. I think I am posting it correctly in the correct place. But, I must thank you Justin for your great job on teaching how to play the guitar from the very beginning.
I found your site while I was searching for lessons to learn playing guitar alone since I was much busy and couldn't go for a guitar class. Finally I got it and hope I can achieve a higher standard on guitar playing with your great methods.
I am in Sri Lanka and wish to come UK one day to meet you and say thank you... :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: THFC_Povey on August 07, 2009, 11:07:00 pm
Thanks Justin, your site is brilliant. The lessons are so well made and most of all you explain everything in such detail, its really helped me to get started and grasp the basics of guitar playing.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: NZ_Ahmad on August 07, 2009, 11:07:28 pm
Hi Justin, Jedi and everyone else who makes this site possible...

I'd like to add my thanks to the multitude already here as we can't thank you enough... A couple of years ago I had a "lightbulb moment" during a conversation where I lamented never taking up the guitar. Someone said "It's never too late" and a light came on in my head. I spent about a year picking up snippets from the internet, then I stumbled across your vidoes on youtube. justinguitar.com is now at the top of my bookmarks list. Thanks again and keep up the good work!

Ahmad from New Zealand
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Makeshift Hero on August 08, 2009, 01:32:04 am
I have to say thank you too. I've been dying to learn the guitar for about six years now, but I've never had anyone to teach me. I've made SEVERAL attempts at teaching myself, but they always failed miserably as soon as I hit the first difficult task (changing chords, for instance). There aren't too many guitar instructors around here either, so I was running in the dark until I found one of your videos on youtube and decided to check your site. I just started the beginner's course a few days ago, but I can say that it's already been incredibly helpful and unbelievably easy to follow. Thank you again.

Monte, United States
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: dempseyk on August 08, 2009, 02:13:50 am
Hi Justin,
I have improved so quickly using your beginners course, it's crazy.  I've had a guitar for years and have picked it up countless times only to put it down again, frustrated.  I never seemed to get past a certain level--I knew a bunch of chords, but couldn't change them fast enough to play a song.  My practice would consist of trying to play one song for what seemed like forever, struggling with the chord changes and aching fingers.

This time around, I picked up the guitar again this past May.  I bought myself a parlor size  which is much easier and comfortable for me to play.  At some point I found your course-I've been following it at about the same rate that you're putting each stage on the site.  The biggest difference in my guitar practice now is the focus.  I strongly recommend following the practice schedule.  The 1 minute changes have changed my life, I swear.  Last weekend I was working on Stage 4, playing with "wish you were here".  Then just for fun, I printed the chords for "killing me softly".  I played the song all the way through on the first try.  OF course it wasn't perfect, but I got from chord to chord without losing the rythm and could even sing along a bit.

This was such an enormous break through and I was so excited I called my husband over and played it for him.  The approach I've learned from this course is to do a little every day and not to expect to master anything all at once.  Sometimes, I don't even get better at the thing I'm practicing for days and days, but I do it anyway.  Quite a lesson.

I can't imagine the time and energy and patience you must put into this site and these lessons and I want you to know it is appreciated!  Good luck with the record!

Sorry for such a long post!
Kate
Austin, TX

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Username :P on August 09, 2009, 09:45:01 am
I learned how to read tabs when i was younger but that was about it and for about half a year all i did was learn little riffs from songs i liked but i really wasen't going anywhere then on youtube i found a guitar cover of a song and he reccomended to go to this site and i will never regret it. Iv'e made much progress in my playing and the importance of transcribeing ;)

Thanks Justin
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: oldnick on August 10, 2009, 03:31:40 pm
I can't thank you enough for this site Justin. I have used it everyday since discovery it. Your are a  great teacher and entertainer. Best of luck with the album, hope it goes gold.

All the best

Nick
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: snackeater45 on August 11, 2009, 01:58:28 pm
Hi Justin,
All i can say is thank you, you did a real thing by makin' up this web site, and it was the best gift that i never had !
you know that my father appreciate that i can play wish you were here by Pink floyd he was too happy and it was for me the best thing that happend in my life !
THANKS A LOT
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: madbouncer on August 11, 2009, 11:35:03 pm
Hi Justin

Been on the site about a week and a half now and have noticed a real improvememnt in my I'll say learning rather than playing as I'm not quiet there yet but this site has been a real help and inspiration thats its time I said thanks for the effort and good work you have put into giving some many people real enjoyment and pleasure.

Heres hoping this site will be around for a long time to come for future players to enjoy also
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: teryvalencia on August 12, 2009, 12:37:42 pm
Hey Justin,

thanks a lot for your hard work. I m on my way to learn more and more thanks to you.

keep rocking.

tery
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Vycha on August 12, 2009, 04:16:24 pm
Hay, ;3.
I don't think you read all of this, but I just wanna say some thing.
Before my holiday started I wanted to play guitar. I really wanted it. Heheh. But my parents thought lessons where too expencive (?) and for buying a guitar you need lessons. So, I searched people who could learn me playing the guitar, or just the basics. I didn't know anyone. Then I searched at the internet. You needed too pay for it all! Grr.. There where some guides in making, but without video's and sometimes a bit too hard to understand. And then I found this. Finally. This is what the most people are looking for! Really you did/are doing a great job. ;D
Yep, then I needed a guitar of course. And I had just luck that we did know someone who.. blablabla. I can have a guitar for six monds! (after that.. I will see what I do >.<) YEAY! So I started, started too learn.. stage one. You can see that you get better, little steps. Everytime a bit faster. Great.
I don't know how much I can thank you  :D Ok.. that sounds weird. But really, THANKS!
xx.
Btw. I know my englisch isn't that good. -looks above- sorry...  :-\
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Trickky on August 13, 2009, 02:07:00 am
I wish I had found your tutorials a long time ago! Thank you for doing what you do.

I'm sure there is a request "thingy" on here somewhere, but till I find it please listen to Sonia Kitchells "Soldiers Lament", I heard it for the first time about 2 minutes ago and it's a beautiful song. If you dig it maybe you could tutor the song?

Anyway, In the meantime I'm off to try figure it out myself :-\  ;)

Peace,
Richard.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: GR2570 on August 13, 2009, 04:51:54 am
Hey Justin,
Thanks for a top site.
34 year old just learning guitar.  Have the help of my cousin on occassions but your site really helps filling some gaps between the times I get to see him.  Love the straight forwardness, unpretencious and relaxed way you go about doing your thing. (Glad to see if you've still got plenty of Aussie in you after all that time in the UK).  The passion you have for playing guiatr and teaching guitar really shines through on the vids.
Cheers,
Greg
PS  Sitting here listening to John Butler - so will your lessons take me that far???   ;)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Biggles on August 14, 2009, 11:48:54 am
Hey, I just wanted to say that I only recently came across your site to get help with my barre chord technique but ended pretty much watching all of the videos here, they are awesome. I'm only a student as well with a bank account running on empty so the fact that I don't have to pay is also amazing.

Thanks for everything man, keep up the great work! :D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: oldskool on August 15, 2009, 02:17:56 am
What's up Justin?  First off I just want to thank you for your site.  Hands down the most informative and smooth running guitar site I've found.  My name is Eric and played drums in a band for 15 years in Lost Angeles.  Of course always plucking around on the bass and guitars any down time I had but never really knowing how to play properly.  You know the whole self taught thing.  HA!  That is until I started learning the JUSTIN method.  Now I'm busting out the classics and writing my own sweet ballads.  So watch out for some up and coming 1 hit wonders!  If your ever in the City of Angels or Sin City hit me up for a few pints and some good times.  Thanks again,  E
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: mcstripe on August 15, 2009, 04:17:52 pm
just saying hello.... im starting guitar for the first time at the age of 40 (mid life crisis...:)) anyway, you make it look so easy and ive always wanted to play so im going for gold...
thanks for the vids.......
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: LucyInSC on August 16, 2009, 01:10:30 am
I wanted to post a thank you to Justin and to let you know how much your online lessons are appreciated.  I have just signed up to be a monthly donor after watching your free videos on YouTube.  I am convinced, although I have never met you, that you are honest and care about the world we live in.  You are helping many people of all ages around the world learn guitar.  For example I am 55 years old and live in South Carolina (USA).   I cared for my sick father in my home for two years.  Playing my guitar was my escape from that pain.  He died three months ago. I have had a guitar all my life and never learned to play well.  I would get frustrated and put it down.  Only to try again.  Now I am playing well thanks to your lessons.  When I'm playing, hours go by and it seems like minutes.  Please keep doing what you are doing. 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: seany on August 19, 2009, 01:59:33 am
hello there just like to say your site is good mate i been playing for a while now and i normaly use music books as the internent as good as it is never seems to have a decent site where you can find accurate music. i like what you do here and your teaching skills are very good i cant say ive seen a better web site for beginers to learn good easy songs and i dont think i ever will.
im goona use this site to learn the bluse so if i come the next bobby bland then ill donate a few quid. peace.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: baronpurselley on August 19, 2009, 08:15:32 am
justin, i am new to your site and just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to teach. i have been playing for about 15 years and have in the last couple of years really beginning to study guitar and your site has given me a very clear cut direction to take. i will be making a donation in the next couple of weeks. take care, bp
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Justyna0983 on August 21, 2009, 10:25:21 am
Hi :)
My name is Justyna  ;) I live in Poland, I am only 16 years old. You are a huge help for me, I'm beginner. I think this Site is great!
I rarely post with anyone in forums, but I feel, that I must to say you THANKS, Thanks :) I will write much more, but first I must to learn english, I hope you good understand my post;p Greetings from Poland and  THANK YOU
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: LUFC-ROB on August 21, 2009, 08:53:39 pm
Hello everyone!!!

I am thinking of learning how to play the guitar, not to be in a band or anything just for my own enjoyment around camp fires and that. i have friends who play and a few in bands, i was gonna ask them to teach me untill i found this site. i haven got a guitar yet waiting for pay day.

Just want to say thank you for your generosity in putting these lessons on the internet. I will recommend this site to anyone who wants to know how to play.

I hope once i find out what guitar to get i will be on my way to be as good as hank marvin LOL. once agian thank you..

Rob!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: john-boy on August 22, 2009, 05:01:30 pm
Hi Justin, Just a quick Hi from South Africa. Been playing for about 8 years or so but need a bit of a kick sometimes to learn extra stuff and stretch myself. Really enjoy your site and the stuff on youtube. A really big gee-up for me to get onto the practise habit more.
Thanks again Mate
PS Shame about the Ashes !!!!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: MMcFly on August 23, 2009, 04:19:34 pm
Hi! I'm new here, and I just wanna say because of Justin guitar lessons I learn how to play: Johnny B. Good and Basket Case... I like how you (Justin), always in the begging of lesson play the song... 

Thank you... keep up the good work....
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: julianfigiel on August 23, 2009, 08:28:35 pm
hi and thank you
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Robert92 on August 25, 2009, 04:54:26 am
Hey Justin. I'm just wanting to say thanks for a great website and lots of really usefull info. I'm 17 and I just started playing guitar a year ago and your website has really helped me out, so really, thank you!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: MOrdegaar on August 25, 2009, 09:43:15 pm
Hi Justin. Dropped my guitar playing back when I was 18 but 2 years ago you and some of the other online tutors got me to pick it back up :) I am in no way a good guitar player, I am way to sloppy for that. But thanks to your site I have gotten around to do some scale practicing and such and thanks to that I am finally capable of getting some of the music in my head out through my guitar... all thanks to you mate :) Your attitude towards this stuff is just inspiering and I promise to make a big donation once Im rich and famous ;) Until then sleep asure that I do good deeds every day...
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Slackey Golightly on August 26, 2009, 06:30:10 am
Cheers! 

Not sure if Justin intended his lessons to be used like this, but thanks to Justin's awesomeness, I'm well on my way to building a chord/scale notebook for slack key guitar and baritone ukulele!  Thanks man, you reek of Aloha! 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: brokenangel on August 26, 2009, 05:28:07 pm
.... and the mid-life crisis continues.  Hi Justin (and everyone) - I'm a forty-something girl (!) who has wanted to learn guitar since probably age 12 but never had the money for lessons or any skilled friends/relatives willing to teach me. (they were around, but willing to teach a kid for nothing?  no.)

So now that I'm over the hill and my own kids are starting to learn guitar - here I am right back at age 12 (hopefully a teeny bit more mature, haha) and determined this time to let nothing stop me.  I was utterly gobsmacked to find your site and that it was free.  Not only that, but you are amazing.  I mean that sincerely.  To actually find a teacher who is accessible, friendly and above all, has a crystal clear teaching method that old folks like me can actually follow ... this is beyond priceless. 

From a Brit living in Canada ... one exile to another, haha.  Love your accent, by the way.  :)

Keep on rockin' ...

Broken Angel



Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ian richardson on August 27, 2009, 03:04:35 am
 ;)

HI JUSTIN.

BOY AM I GLAD I FOUND YOUR SITE!!
FIRST PICKED UP A GUITAR WHEN I WAS ABOUT SEVENTEEN (I'M FIFTY NOW), RUDDY HOPELESS!!! ALL I HAD WAS CHORD BOOKS, SHEET MUSIC AND BERT WEEDONS PLAY IN A DAY, YEAH RIGHT!
GAVE UP AFTER A WHILE COS NOTHING MADE SENSE AND I COULDN'T PLAY A THING.NOT EVEN IN A DAY.
WITH ALL THE INFO ON T'NET I THOUGHT I'D GIVE IT ANOTHER GO, TROUBLE IS EVERY SITE I LOOKED AT
SEEMED TO HAVE INFO MISSING, OR I COULDN'T FIND IT, SO AGAIN IT WASN'T CLEAR. ALL OF 'EM ARE TRYING TO FLOG SOME SUPER DUPER COURSE WITH GOD KNOWS HOW MANY DVD's, LIKE YOUR GONNA WADE THROUGH ALL THOSE.
THEN I CAME ACROSS YOUR SITE, EVERYTHING IS THERE, BACKED UP WITH A VIDEO THAT ACTUALLY SHOWS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AND I'M NOT BOMBARDED WITH ADS TO BUY THIS AND BUY THAT.
AND NO RIDICULOUS CLAIMS TO MAKE ME A ROCK GOD IN A WEEK, OR LESS.
I NOW USE YOUR SITE AND NO OTHER AND WITHIN A WEEK I KNOW AND UNDERSTAND MORE THAN I EVER DID.
ON THE VIDEOS YOU COME ACROSS AS A NATURAL TEACHER AND KNOW EXACTLY HOW TO PRESENT IT AND YOU SEEM TO DO IT FOR THE LOVE OF IT. I HAVE EVERY CONFIDENCE IN ALL YOUR LESSONS.
ALTHOUGH I'M JUST STARTING I NOW KNOW I CAN LEARN TO PLAY, SOMETHING I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO.
SO A BIG THANKYOU AND I'LL DEFINATELY BE BUYING YOUR ALBUM WHEN IT'S OUT.

IAN.

 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Darka on August 27, 2009, 11:18:32 am
Hi Justin,

Just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work in setting up this site, I'm just beginning to learn the guitar (age 39, so thought it was about time to start...).

Really appreciate the lessions, you make learning the guitar much more interesting than some of the hideous books I've seen, your video's are really inspirational.

I will sending a donation as soon as I can (waiting for payday) so that you can keep this site going for as long as possible.

Best wishes,
Jonathan
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: DeM on August 27, 2009, 04:30:54 pm
I'm 35 years old and my children give me a guitar as a present in March. After several months of practicing I haven't learned so much. Then I found your website. What a difference. It's incredible how much I've advanced in the last 2 months. So thank you, Justin. Now you have a forever friend in Cartagena (Spain)  ;)

PD: sorry for my bad English
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: gibson j 35 on August 27, 2009, 06:49:04 pm
just found your site and its is wonderful. thank you for all you do. you are a great teacher very patient
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Posco on August 28, 2009, 10:01:56 am
There are a lot of sites with free guitar lessons, but none of them are so extremely complete, clear and good as this one. Thanks a lot!
Best wishes from the Netherlands

Gert-Jan
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Macgyver on August 29, 2009, 03:32:45 am
A couple of days ago a friend recommended this site to me, so I thought I'd give it a shot as I was looking to learn theory for my guitar playing. I couldn't believe it when I found a site that wasn't swamped with adverts, false claims and anyone and everyone trying to sell me stuff I don't want.

The lessons have helped me so far and will continue to do so. Just wanting to say thanks to Justin and everyone that keeps this site going, it really is a haven.


Hi Justin, I am 49 and just a beginner. I want to thank you for making this site free to those of us who are out of work and have always wanted to play. I have been out of work for over a year and this is the only way I could even think to provide lessons for my son and daughter let alone me.  I have wanted to spend more time with my daughter and son and this site has done just that. The three of us really want to learn and your lessons are clear and easy to follow so we are actually enjoying it and are practicing as well. Thanks for taking the pressure off regarding payment. Once I am able, I will be sure to do what I can. I hope to use what I learn at the church I attend.  Once again, a big thank you from Canada for an opportunity to do something I have always dreamed of and for giving my children and I an opportunity to spend some quality time together
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: mekidsmom on August 30, 2009, 03:08:31 am
Thirty six pages and over 530 thank you's ... I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to say my thanks!  YOU are an inspiration to music lovers by sharing FREELY your skill to teach others what you know.  Someday, I might just have to write a song about you Justin... but for now... I think I need to practice those minute changes on A, D, and E!   ;)  I swear if my fingers didn't hurt so much, I'd already be there with the way you're teaching... just outstanding!  Thank you, thank you... round of applause!  I would also like to thank those that are helping you here... at the very least you have a lot of mod's sharing the work... so special thanks to them and any other's behind the scenes helping you put this whole thing together!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Adrienne on August 30, 2009, 12:14:04 pm
Thank you, Justin! Thank you for what you are doing. It means a lot to me that such a website exists. If it wasn't for you, I would barely know the things that I do. I can't afford guitar lessons, and I don't really have time with all the activities I have and going to have. So I thank you for all your efforts. Also, I thank you for being so nice to listen. I always smile when I hear you saying some joke or something.  ;D I promise to be a good student and put a lot of efforts in learning and try hard!

May the music be with you!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ShadyGuitar88 on August 30, 2009, 12:55:17 pm
Just wanted to show support and say thanks for the education u share with us for nothing. When I'm rich donations will b on the way. I've learned 99% of everything I kno about guitar from this site and ur YouTuve videos. Thanks again!

PS. Page 99 is an awesome fu*king song!!!! Can't wait for the album.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Patric6680 on August 30, 2009, 03:23:50 pm
Justin,

Excellent site. Just joined the site. I made a donation today. Not a lot, I am currently one of the unemployed Engineers in this US automotive mess. Just wanted to say I was glad to contribute and I appreciate the idea that you are providing so much for so little.

I have banged around on the guitar for a few years now and I make steady but slow progress. However, some of the information you provide will be very helpful. It is incredible how much I have found on the web. Thanks again and have a great day.

Patrick
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: outlaw on August 31, 2009, 08:58:37 am
Hi Justin

Outlaw here

I just want to thank you, i had been trying to learn by myself for 9 months and got nowhere apart from a bit of tapping that i found in a magazine, I first found you on youtube, i came accross your lesson on sweet child o mine and thought it was great, i learnt more in 10 minutes of wathing your video than i did in 9 months on my own, 6 of those months was spent on the intro for that song, and after those months i couldn't hit it, but after watching the vid i pretty had it, i'mjust going through the begginner course.

Thanks mate your one of the best teachers i've ever had.


One more thing i can speak fluent french so if you need any help in translating anything, just a tell me what, i'd be more than happy to help. sorry but i wasn't quite sure where to post this so i posted it here hope you don't mind.

Thanks again mate.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Skyl1nePT on August 31, 2009, 03:09:44 pm
Justin

I just bought a guitar a week ago and I wanna thank you for giving these lessons they have helped me improve my skills :D



YOU ROCK 8)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: blackles on September 01, 2009, 02:28:18 am
Thank you I've seen some of your you tube lessons and they are very good! I am an older beginner who likes Jazz and blues, oops almost forgot Classic rock!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: stugi79 on September 03, 2009, 05:18:27 am
Great site! Love all the lessons i've worked through so far! Thanks!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bassaidai on September 03, 2009, 09:13:10 am
Thank you, for sparing your knowledge with us.

I startet 2 months ago in the age of 40 (with many many years being sad, that i can't play an instrument).
So i decided instead of being sad, to do something.

I bought a guitar i bought your beginners DVD, which i find very motivating and inspiering, and here we go.
So let's see, where it leads to.

many greetings from germany, keep on going.................
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: WhiteNoise on September 03, 2009, 06:52:12 pm
Hello Justin,
I have had my guitar (A Yamaha Pacifica 112) for over three years and I cannot play  ::)
I went to sell it several weeks ago...

However, I couldn't do it! Therefore I started to try and learn again.
I stumbled across your course and I have had a look at a few of the lessons. I am enjoying them, I am currently working through Stage 1 having watched all of the introductory videos to make sure I don't miss anything (I am glad I did because I don't want any bad habits. My strap is adjusted, I sit up straight and don't sneakily peer over the guitar or lean it!)

I have played an instrument before and was going to sell that too.... But that too I couldn't bear to sell especially because it's a £400 trumpet.... I'll probably have to pick that up too see if I can become a one-man-(ska)band. ;D

Any how, I love the work you've done and I intend to stick at it (this time).
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: BoltonDave on September 04, 2009, 04:33:02 pm
Well all i can say is a big thumbs up to Justin, i have always wanted to learn the guitar and bought a washburn acoustic about a month ago. I knew nothing about guitars until i saw your website come up on channel 5s Gadget Show a few weeks back, i went staight to it and now im well on my way, still keepin up my practice and yes my fingers hurt, but its well worth it!

Will def be donating!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jamie19 on September 05, 2009, 06:51:47 pm
Cheers Justin,
your lessons on blues solo's and the different minor pentatonic positions, have made me a much better player!
good luck with your album.
jamie
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: seanb on September 05, 2009, 10:06:56 pm
Thanks Justin

I bought my guitar 20 years ago and mostly haven't played it

The gadget show put me onto your site and I've had a fresh burst of inspration.

I've even restrung my guitar for the first time ever! (I think I got someone else to do it once)

I'm amazed that I can still remember the chords I've learned in the past - but with your guidance on practise methods and encouragment to learn transcribing I feel hopefull I'll get beyong the points I've gotten stuck at in the past.

I love the video lessons - especially the mistakes your calmness good humour is an inspiration.

I've sent a donation :-)

Sean
 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: teela on September 06, 2009, 02:25:23 pm
Hello from Australia  :)
Justin your lessons are great!....I've learnt so much...and I should add you are easy on the eye too ;)
Thanks so much
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Asko89 on September 06, 2009, 05:35:12 pm
Hello,

Just wanted to say a big thank you to you Justin, and all the crew who keep the website up to date, Jed for the vids, etc. Amazing effort.

I've learnt heaps in this first week. The practise routines are really helpful because they get me into a routine, and the videos are amazing.

I'm progressing though stage 2, so far I can transpose without playing the notes mostly(go me :) though only 6 notes...), and I'm working on my speed. So yeah, thanks a heap, your lessons are getting me really enthusiastic about playing.

Also nice to see someone in the public eye giving voice to some great causes

Hope you keep it going, and good luck with the album.
Cheers
Asko89
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Post by: Rile on September 07, 2009, 01:09:27 am
Thanks for everything  ;D
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Post by: Aren_cav on September 07, 2009, 04:38:15 am
Hey justin my name is aren in 15 from the u.s. i stumbled upon this site when i got the urge to learn "under the bridge" from the chili peppers a few days ago,and found ur vid.and i gotta say i couldnt ask for anything better.after i looked through everything u had to offer and now wen i need to know something this is the first place i turn to.....
just wanted to say thanks a whole lot man ur the man 8)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: SimonCw on September 08, 2009, 05:52:34 am
Hi Justin

You are a real inspiration, I enjoy your happy go lucky manor and your clear and simple teaching methods. I had almost given up on chords and rhythm playing and just using finger picking which is OK but only half of the idea, but since finding your site I have progressed loads and am really enjoying it. Thanks when you tour Perth WA let me know I will buy a couple of Drinks big ones.

Thanks

Simon

PS The RUST DVD is great I recommend it to everyone
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Post by: sebastian1978 on September 08, 2009, 09:57:13 am
Thnx for the lessons!
Learn a lot from them.

The best to you form the Netherlands!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: shahab on September 08, 2009, 04:55:29 pm
Thanks 4 the lessons.
Really nice & i enjoy it :)

Keep Up!

Belgium !!!! Netherlands sucks! xD

P.S how old are you actually.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Tommee Gunn on September 08, 2009, 05:55:36 pm
I arrived here also from the Gadget Show. Fantastic site.
I have just bought a used Yamaha Pacifica, and nothing else :P. i have never played a guitar before
it has the High E string missing, so i will need to follow your lesson on replacing a string
and all the others

a BIG THANK YOU
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Luuk on September 08, 2009, 08:39:52 pm
Thanks!  :D

Just started the beginners course and aural training. Not having to figure it all out by myself gives me more time to practise actual guitar playing! ;D

Please keep the courses free. I'm sure lots of people "pay it forward". I've already promised my little niece guitar lessons. (And will be ordering a few of your products once I can force myself away from the guitar for a little longer than this.)
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Post by: Adoc31 on September 08, 2009, 10:56:55 pm
Thank you, for sparing your knowledge with us.

I startet 2 months ago in the age of 40 (with many many years being sad, that i can't play an instrument).
So i decided instead of being sad, to do something.

I bought a guitar i bought your beginners DVD, which i find very motivating and inspiering, and here we go.
So let's see, where it leads to.

many greetings from germany, keep on going.................
I'm same case and i have nothing more to say , only I have two years more ..and I living in France ! Tomorow afternoon i will make my humble donation ..
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Memphisbound on September 09, 2009, 07:48:12 am
Mr. Sandercoe,
"Thanks" isn't enough for such a great, spirit-centered, free website.  What you are giving will return to you tenfold, and what a gift that will be.  Givers, like yourself, never know what wonderful changes they might make in peoples' lives over space and time.  Sounds flowery, but even quantum mechanics deals with such principles.  If, as I believe, this whole wacky, wonderful universe is intertwined in ways we can't understand then each of us and our actions have effects, sometimes profound, on everyone else. 
I've learned so much on your site and have recommended to everyone that expresses the most remote interest in learning how to play guitar.  I've made a small donation as well and encourage others to do so, if they see fit.  Who knows what Justin-inspired musician we may one day enjoy strumming a chord that began with your website.
pax,
Steve in Tennessee
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: tammy7689 on September 09, 2009, 10:14:18 pm
just want to say hi and thank you for the great lessons...cant wait for the intermediate ones to come out...ty justin
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: GPE on September 09, 2009, 10:27:19 pm
Hello Justin,

GPE from Vancouver Canada... I just wanted to thank you for this website...and for the time you have spent putting these lessons in place. I am floored at how comprehensive the lessons are in all catagories. I am unemployed right now...and unable to donate to your website...when my situation changes you may be assured that I will happily send you a donation... you have saved me many hours and much time...it is sites like yours that make me love my two Larrivees more every day...

I would like to express my most Sincere and heart felt,

thank you 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: mattinoz on September 10, 2009, 01:45:25 am
Hey Justin,
One of my new years resolutions for the past 20 or so years has been to learn the guitar. I tried once or twice, a how to book or cd here, a dodgy teacher on the net there etc, etc.
Your site is amazing! The beginners course is great, learnt heaps already & I'm only 2 weeks in.
Can't wait for the Beginners Course DVDs to arrive. Thinking I should have bought the RUST dvd as well. Next time.
Thanks a heap. Think I owe you a beer or 3.  ;)

Cheers.

Matt


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Post by: rgaimari on September 10, 2009, 09:55:53 pm
Hey Justin !!!

Checking in for the first time here.  Wanted to say thanks a bunch!!!

My name is Rich, I'm from Southeast Florida (Ft. Lauderdale area), I'm 50 yrs old and decided that it was time for me to finally learn to play the guitar. 

I have friends in the business (Chip Z'nuff from the band Enuff Z'nuff is a personal friend - we were in first bands together when we were like 15 yrs old & Robin Zander stood up for one my best friends @ his wedding & I have many more) and I have been around it a bunch.  I've even managed rock bands here in Southeast Florida in the past.  Been to big and small recording studios.  Been totally out of the business for over 10 years.

The only musical training (if you want to call it that) I had in the past was that I was a singer in a couple bands during high school.  Gave it up after graduating. 

I guess you could say the bug hit me and I hope it's as addictive as golf or cocaine (he he he).

So here I am starting with your new beginners course and I'm digging it.
 
My fingers have been kinda numb since I started last week, but I'm trudging along.

On August 31, I purchased an Epiphone acoustic/electric guitar package that has a small amp, etc. etc.  It looked beautiful, but it was complete rubbish & I brought it back & exchanged it (upgraded a lil) on September 2 for a Yamaha RGX A2 electric guitar and also got a Line 6 - 15 watt practice amp.  I'm really digging this guitar and the little amp really does sound awesome for what it is (a lot of cool effects).

Just finished restringing the Yamaha RGX A2 with DR Extra Life Black Beauties (after watching your demo again) and it really was a lot easier than I expected.  Hoping the new strings may alleviate a little of the finger soreness/numbness.  I've been told the soreness goes away in about a month (Prayin' to God).

Still working the first lesson (the changes are killing me).  Pretty much have the 3 chords & the F cheat memorized, but just can't seem to get even the easiest song down.  I will though!!

The major hurdle I have to jump is dealing with my small chubby fingers.  I know practice will help & I am practicing 1 to 2 hours every day. 

Wish me luck & any encouragement or CHEATS that might help would be appreciated!

Best Regards,
Rich

PS:  Good Luck with your album!!! ;D
 
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Post by: Muttley on September 11, 2009, 03:45:42 pm
Hi Justin

Just a quick hello from a struggling newbie !

Fantastic website you have here,I've really learn't a lot from you.When I first started to learn to play guitar I didn't have a clue,but with the help of your FREE videos etc, Im at last beginning to make in roads into my journey to play guitar.
The service you offer is second to none........keep it up,my good man.

Cheers.

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Gabinante on September 11, 2009, 06:54:57 pm
I just blew more money than I even had on a guitar so I can begin playing - I really didn't have money for lessons. Thanks so much for your generosity and kindness; posting these lessons online for us beginners is a really awesome thing for you to do.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: hoffmangler on September 12, 2009, 02:26:56 am
Hi,

Thanks!
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Post by: melvsky on September 12, 2009, 03:32:34 am
hi to all!!!
 justin and team:
   i encountered some of your posted tutorial videos on you tube and i was amazed by how you patiently shared your talent. i played guitar for several years but honestly i am not good enough and i considered my self as beginner because i can only played using chords from songbook. i learned guitar by myself and didn't went to any music school.  i dont know about scale and keys. after seeing your videos, i was motivated to study more about guitar. want to learn the usage of scales and keys... i bought an electric guitar, TOKAI ALS40, last week. i am excited to learn. i hope within a year i can be a better guitarist...eventhough i am already old. hahhaha
THANK YOU!!!  
 "melvsky-JAPAN"  
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bakura on September 12, 2009, 03:37:56 pm
Thank you very much Justin for your beginners course, it really helped me and I have progress a lot since I use it (around 3 months). To thank you, I have translated some lessons into French and I have donated 20 €, and I'll donate again as soon as you begin the intermediate course (maybe it will motivate you ^^).

Oh, last one thing, you really look cool with your hat, younger than without, and my little bro even bought one thanks to you :D.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: GEISHA on September 12, 2009, 04:05:34 pm
From Holland a warm hello to you Justin,
My deepest respect and gratitude goes out to you for helping me and my daughter Rose to learn and play the guitar.
I heard you have plans to come to Holland soon, I would be much obliged to meet you.
I have linked your site to my guitar site and I hope you have time to take a look at the
www.vesterfansite.nl.

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ufr-eagle on September 12, 2009, 06:34:56 pm
big thanks to Justin and Jedi,

last year I was looking for a "how to play Wish you were here". I found some on youtube and decided to look into Justin's. This was the best decision I could make. I really appreciate your work and of course Jedi's in the background (really fast help with a broken DVD).

Thanks a lot

ufr-eagle
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: pitt on September 13, 2009, 12:54:02 am
You're born to teach guitar. Thanks a lot.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: faujie on September 13, 2009, 07:20:38 am
hey...:) justin n crew...... :)

m a fresh to learn guitar....i jus started ma lessons....
m from india so i started wid d traditional style....
i learned d strings by "every body gets dinner at eight' :)

m gonna c ur lessons soon.... m so glad to kno this page....
thank u so much for d concern u showed.....

lv n respect
ajs 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Guss on September 13, 2009, 02:56:55 pm
Hi Justin,

I wanted to say thanks in my first post. I've tried to learn the guitar a few times in the past with no success (mainly through books) but in the last week I've learnt so much more through your site.

I've enjoyed it so much I'm struggling to keep my practice's down to the 15min or so that you recommended but I'll ask questions about that in the correct section. I'm defiantly seeing an improvement from the lesson logs.

I've just bought an Ibanez RT-150 electric guitar an I'm out of money now. In fact I still need some bits and pieces (guitar stand, capo, etc....) and the guitar needs a new tremolo block + a full setup but when I have some spare money I will defiantly make a donation to help you keep this great site running.

Thanks for the time and effort you have put in to the site and all the lessons.

Russell

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Post by: Brodie74 on September 13, 2009, 03:36:45 pm
Justin,

If you would like any photography done for the new album, or in general, I would be more than happy to help FOC as return backscratch for the website and lessons.

www.mattbrodie.com

[email protected]

Kind regards,

Matt
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Pedro Tao on September 13, 2009, 06:59:19 pm
 :o :D
thank you very much justin, I'm a brazilian that want to lplay sweet child o' mine then serching on the youtube videos i found yours
uor work is vey nice, but I need to please something to you, i have wanted the complete tab, just if you can, becase it's look like its is not the original.
but if you can't, no prolem I can learn with the video, if you can I wil be more pleasement, but I'm really pleasement, thanks!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: rudey on September 14, 2009, 09:52:28 pm
Hi, I've been learning guitar since last December. Your video lessons are great! Need to get myself a real life tutor now...
Thanks
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Nunge on September 14, 2009, 10:04:38 pm
Hey  Thanks alot justin i really like your lessons i was just curios to see if you take American Dollars for donations.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: MusicJG on September 15, 2009, 03:20:33 am
Hi justin man ive been playing for years now prolly 18 or more, Your lessons have really been helping me alot. These lessons are great for all levels. Great Work Justin

Jon
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Citizen Eraser on September 15, 2009, 07:36:55 am
Hey Justin. Great website. I find it better than most of those websites which require payment due to your friendlyness  ;D

Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Nicker22 on September 15, 2009, 10:29:33 pm
Hello, I I stumbled upon your website, after a friend loaned me a beginner guitar and showed me all about u-tube. I have been wanting to learn how to play for some time now. Most of my Friends are in bands and play regularly at jam night. I am really impressed with your site, and wanted to say THANK YOU, for such generosity. I know money does not grow on trees so I will help were ever I can. Thank you again, I look forword to my next lesson.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Cherylnz on September 17, 2009, 08:58:53 am
Hi Justin and team. We purchased a guitar for our son but lessons are expensive and other online lessons can often start off too quickly like with G and C because they're like the main chord or whatever. I've found your site just amazing! Excellent lessons and I cant believe the quick progress I'm making. Oh, my son wanted me to learn along side him and I'm loving it. We just need another guitar so he can have his back lol!! I'll donate as soon as I can, your generosity is humbling. We both thank you so much. You're a great teacher too.
Thanks again, Cheryl (I can play 'wild thing' wooohooo !!! and my husband could recognise it lol)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: narsingha89 on September 17, 2009, 12:56:09 pm
Hi, just want to say that you are an absolute legend. This is what music is all about, you shouldn't have to pay for knowledge! What a depraved idea!
You have helped me greatly, I only started playing about a year ago and I don't think I'd be anywhere near as good (not that I'm any good!) as I am without your help. This is a great site for beginners so that they can learn the basics correctly. I think I'll be using this site for years to come.

Thank You so much dude
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Zanshin596 on September 17, 2009, 07:53:56 pm
 ;D ;D thank you justin this site is really useful  ;D ;D
my guitar teacher suggested this site for when he went to college and its been really useful since then so thank you :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) ;D :) :D :) :D ;D :D :) :) :D :D ;D THANKYOU :D ;D :) :D ;D
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Post by: Chris A on September 18, 2009, 12:12:33 pm
Pretty much same as all the other posts. Just found out about this site by a friend after i was paying for a subscription with jam play. Find justins teaching method brilliant and he comes across a genuinly nice guy. Im going to donate a monthly subscription without any problem as i know sites like this need supporting. Keep up the good work, and thanks for not being biased to peoples financial situations.  :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: malissa456 on September 18, 2009, 10:20:18 pm
you're awesome for putting this site together and i will donate more soon! i just wanted to make sure i'd stick with it first! the sound recognition thing is exactly what i was hoping for!! i can tell i'll learn ltos from you. thanks.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: gimondi on September 20, 2009, 03:09:26 pm
thx Justin. You have great qualities and are the type of person who should be invited to be a United Nations Music representative! spreading your music and all round good vibes around the world.
Many thx for a mid fifties guy finally getting around to play an instrument.

cheers and the very best   

gimondi
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Post by: madbruno76 on September 21, 2009, 09:11:20 am
Hey Justin thanks for the site man you saved me mate lost my job been going crazy have on dosh, but through your sence of spirt you have given me a gift that has handed me back my sanity. thanks mate
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: denkist on September 21, 2009, 09:50:25 am
Just to say Hi  :)
Lots of fun learning guitar from this site. Even studying the theory course at the moment (which I bought  ;D).
I'm a 49 year old guitar novice who always wanted to play the guitar and never got to it. 3 months ago I started with a newly bought acoustic LAG guitar.

Keep up the good work!

Greetings from Almere, the Netherlands
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Beach Bob on September 23, 2009, 12:43:41 am
Justin - Thanks for all the work putting all the lessons together.  I'm re-learning guitar after a 25 year break, so your lessons are helping me in a huge way.

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: rscubelek on September 23, 2009, 06:24:03 am
the first thing i did when i got money was i bought a gibson sg. the second thing i did was donate to the site, because there is no other way i would've gotten to the level that im at now.  thanks justin, you're the xx--xx man
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Prentice on September 24, 2009, 12:16:03 am
Justin, my friend, this is the best guitar tutelage site I have found on teh intarwebz.

Was just gifted a strat, it and this site are what keeps me going right now.

You can be sure that I'll donate as soon as I am able.

Prentice
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: cj7eagle on September 24, 2009, 01:34:48 am
Justin,

Just wanted to say thanks for putting this site together. I finally bought a guitar 2 weeks ago, and your site has kept me motivated to practice every day. Thanks!

~Jai
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: soulsearcher on September 25, 2009, 04:02:39 am
I found you in the same way I made my daughter, by accident.

I have been playing songs (and writing songs in my periods of depression) for decades off and on.  One night I was overtaken by insomnia, so I decided to turn to You Tube to learn Pink Floyd's "Wish You Where Hear" the right way.  Then, I decided to learn Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" and there you were again.  Yes, there were other posers showing off or simply playing the songs slow.  But your lessons were sprinkled with tid bits of music theory and depth.  I was hooked to the best guitar teacher ever (yeah you).  In those two lessons I realized I sound like garbage because I don't know how to strum properly. 

So I turned to your website to take a few rhythm classes and learn to keep my hand moving (like yours) evenly.  I discovered a gold mine and it was, in the words of Ted Nugent, a free for all.  So I decided to take things further and also learn to play with a pick.  So I took your beginners course for that.  It turns out I was clueless about this instrument I claimed to love.  You have taught me to use my ears, to appreciate and understand scales, how to find all the notes on those sweet six strings, how to get my inner rock star un-CAGED, and to respect my new friend (yeah the KORG MA 30).  You have reignited my passion once again. 

It is not all good news.  I spend every hour I can find practicing: learning the strings, following all your BC course exercises with my pick, driving my family mad with the tick tock of the metronome, learning position 1 for all my scales and arpeggios ( and longing to add the other four positions eventually), trying to deal with the blistering of my fretting fingers, drawing diagrams to understand all these patterns, etc.

Justin, I miss playing my songs all wrong, I miss strumming random chords till my heart channels all my sadness and disappointments into cool rhymes that turn into cool songs somehow.  Even more, I miss the websites that are "blue and uncut," but I am obsessed with this website and your lessons.   But no worries; this work I enjoy and Fate-willing eventually I will be good enough to enjoy singing these songs properly and watching my hands hit those rhythms and notes with the ease I see you do it.  Maybe I will even make better sounding tunes.  And I guess those other websites will always be there.  Now I know what my hero Ozzy was trying to tell me when he sang..."Voyeur straining in love with his hands; a poison passion; a pulsating gland.  No Bone Movies." 

Thank you, thank you, thank you.  You're teachings are my 'Immortal Beloved.'  In the words of Chris Cornell, "may all your visions turn to gold, for you to have and hold, [may] your storybook sunrise follow you above your cloudy day."

And maybe I was able to teach something..."There is no such thing as accident, it is fate misnamed." Napoleon
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: zkash_guitarist on September 27, 2009, 05:51:25 pm
  THANK YOU JUSTIN! You have helped my guitar playing progress since June. Now I can play things that I could only dream about, and you also got me into transcribing(I transcribe ACDC even though I play acoustic). Anyway, good luck with the album! :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: a1angler1964 on September 28, 2009, 05:58:47 am
Justin,
    I just wanted to say hello from Kentucky in the USA. I really like your teaching style, methods, and especially your attitude.
I can relate to a lot of what you say. I am 44 yrs old and have been playing somewhat regular for about 18 mths. I havent incorporated a particular practicing protocol, but I am working toward that. I am at the point of almost. For those of you that can't relate to that it like having a tall cookie jar and you have your whole arm in there and you can just touch the cookies but not pick one up. It's pretty frustrating and you have helped me with your youtube videos. Keep up the good work and thanks. I never posted on here so I hope I got it right.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Radagast on September 28, 2009, 07:32:15 pm
Almost 2 years since I posted here, but I saw every lesson on YouTube since. I even saw the webcast thing a few days ago. Keep up the good work, I love it!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ruggybuckle on September 29, 2009, 02:16:12 am
Hi Justin

Just wanna say thanks for all the great lessons! Your website is awesome!

 I have been playing guitar for years, I learnt the basics from a cd-rom about 10 years ago and would still class myself as mediocre!
Your beginners course covers stuff that all of my books, print outs(from various dodgy websites) and cd-roms didn't even hint at!

Your lessons and your Practical Music Theory book BUY NOW!
...and the Master the Major Scale DVD BUY NOW!
...has really helped me vastly improve my playing and understanding of the instrument.
 
( I'll definitely buy more stuff soon, when i've got through those :)

I'm really looking forward to your intermediate course. I've Pre-ordered mine already! :D

Keep up the good work Justin, (and Jedi of course ... lovely camera work!)
You're a legend in your own living room....usually.

I just wish your site had been around when a first picked up the guitar. ;)

All the best!

Russell
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: gretsch18 on September 29, 2009, 08:11:13 am
Justin, I have never had so much fun learning how to play the guitar....
 
Your lessons are truly enlightening and refreshing and I didnt want to stop...yes, it's that addictive!

Anyway, just a long-distance "THANK YOU" from Singapore......
You are a very good person, Justin. God Bless You Always......
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: petehw on September 30, 2009, 04:34:44 pm
Hey Justin, just to add to the many replies, all the tips and advise on this site has been such a help, i am still in the early stages of my guitar playing but everytime i stop by this site, it rekindles the urge to pick up my guitar and strum, i cant thank you enough for the wealth of knowledge on the pages of this site, keep up the good work,   peace and respect     pete
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: andywragg on September 30, 2009, 06:15:05 pm
Hi Justin,

Just a few words of thanks, I have been learning guitar since June of this year. I came across your site by recommendation from a guy at work. Its great that wherever my travels (with work) take me. As long as have my guitar and my Netbook and a web connection I can learn and practice your teachings.
I have recently discovered that the CD tuition pack I bought when I first bought my guitar, is also one of your works, Charanga - Electric Guitar Coach Deluxe pack. I have to say that between the cd's and your online lessons I have come on in leaps and bounds.
I now have a second guitar (for a rockier sound) and my collection of gear is starting to grow. All thanks to you and your excellant teaching style.

Good luck with the forthcoming album..

Andy

Westfield EH1000 HSS Strat copy (1st guitar)
Vintage VRS110c
Line 6 Spider III 30w combo
Peavey Bandit 112 combo
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: blu diamond dog on September 30, 2009, 06:19:46 pm

Justin, I wanted to drop you a personal thank you. Last summer our son broke his foot
and while he was laid up he decided to learn to play the guitar. He struggled for a while
but then came across your site and it was amazing how fast he picked it up after that.
All your lessons are simple, fun and help anyone that has the desire to learn. Last Easter
I recorded my son Jonathan playing WISH YOU WERE HERE, since then he has passed
away and this is the only video I have of him playing. He just started learning it a week
before so it's not perfect but he got a lot better.

Thank You for having your site up and teaching people the art of music.
Your one of a kind!
John

http://www.facebook.com/reqs.php#/video/?id=1331083241
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Bogulbrown on September 30, 2009, 09:43:09 pm
Justin, thanks for the Guns N Roses Patience videos, awesome piece of music.  Was meaning to write to ask you if you could put a video together on it and you beat me to it.  I've been working on that piece myself for a while and your tips bring it together nicely.   That will keep me occupied for a while.....magic thanks

Cool right hand picking, the wife is not going to speak to me now as I'll be buried in the dining room practising all hours  ;D

Ian
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: paddle on September 30, 2009, 09:43:47 pm
Hey I just wanted to be another one expressing my gratitude. Definitely felt I owed a word of thanks after all the help you've provided without you knowing it. I've spent quite a few hours studying your clips an i just want to say thanks for helping me in my pursuit. I wish I wasn't a poor student, but perhaps I'll find the right address for my donation when I'll be touring for big money :D

Funny bit your Guitar selection intro; I don't know whether you picked that "three knobs and the truth" from Rattle & Hum or not, just wanted to share that it's a magical album, an I'm delighted if you seen it and perhaps share the view.

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Rniss on September 30, 2009, 11:08:36 pm
Big thanks from a complete beginner!! Recently I've inherited my mom's old guitar, which hasn't been played in 30 years. I didn't really know what to do with it but, since I have it, I got some new strings and a tuner and set it up. My problem was I knew nothing about guitar playing, and this site has helped me a lot! I've been going through the beginner course and I've achieved in one week way more than I expected. Your lessons are just great, everything seems easy and your tips are really helpful! I'm really, really grateful, after all, I might be able to play this old thing I have!

Keep it up, you're great!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: guitarintermediate13 on October 02, 2009, 08:41:51 am
 hi justin
your site and videos are great and you have helped me so much to play some of my favourite songs
thanks so much, max brown :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: kAnGArUaN on October 02, 2009, 04:04:52 pm
Hey Justin,Thanks what you do man i cant sy how much i appreciate it and you do so much for so little in return.Youve spent so much time doing all these lessons,books and dvds when you could have practiced your chops.Your a legend,if i say whos my guitar hero i say you,not joe satriani or steve vai(although i do love how they play),i say you because you spend so much time on us guitarists looking for answers and help and that is what i like a real down to earth guy :)
cant wait till you album comes out id go and buy it the day its released!!

Thanks for everything you do and keep doing it ;-)
From Ruan in Australia
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Slayblaze on October 03, 2009, 12:13:00 am
Hi Justin - I'm a longtime lurker, firstime poster just as I'm sure there are many others out there that love your lessons and guides yet never actually register in the forum. Thanks to the tweets about the weekly "Tonight Show" I was able to catch the last two of them (including today's) and they are almost as much fun as your video lessons...

Thanks for everything you are doing and continued success, you deserve it bigtime!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: timmehtizzle on October 06, 2009, 06:09:58 am
Hi Justin just wanted to say thanks for making all of your videos for the public to watch. I am trying to learn how to play a guitar and your beginner's lesson is great! My fingers hurt, but I am learning! Thanks again!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: routerbooter on October 06, 2009, 01:27:04 pm
It occurs to me that I've been part of this forum for some time now and have not come here to add my thanks to these others.

Thank you Justin, because without your site and the community around it I might well have been tempted to give up.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Grimm on October 06, 2009, 02:05:34 pm
Big thank you from the Netherlands!! Great teaching, great content and good vibes!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: photography27 on October 06, 2009, 07:37:34 pm
your lesson BC-164 guitar tune up and set up.....i'm new to guitar and my electric is second hand and the bridge was high, so i watch the lesson on making the bridge flat with the body, and i did just as you said and it is alot easier tp play and sounds better.
thanks justin, you are an amazing musician, and a kind human being.
God bless you justin, you and your team
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: crotty on October 07, 2009, 01:30:48 am
Would like to say thanks for all your efforts, i am really enjoying your new section of you teaching songs. I've been playing a while but don't have anyone to learn stuff from and felt progression was going OK but slowly, now i have started learning some songs from you my whole playing feels like it's moved on, especially my strumming/rhythm.
I see your a climber, I'll look out for you at the crag if you ever get time to get out, you sound pretty busy.
Cheers Justin, keep adding some good acoustic (love in vain, rolling stones), thanks man, take it steady.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: kutya on October 07, 2009, 11:32:36 am
Justin, thank you for all the lessons you made :)

I'm trying to play guitar for a couple of years, with long pauses. I knew I needed focus on what to practice next. Read many books and watched many video tutorials, but nothing comes even close to as how your extended beginners course helped me. I was familiar with some things, but strumming is THEN and NOW. Many times while I'm strumming without a problem, even a bit more complex pattern, I'm thinking "wow, I'm actually doing this!". I don't want to exagerate because I played a bit before (guitar recently and violin when I was a kid), but I started your lessons about six weeks ago and comprehended almost all of the beginners lessons. Simply amazing!

Eternal gratitude...

(*went watching the blues lead guitar lessons*)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: kekooo on October 07, 2009, 05:03:45 pm
Thank U justin ,i'd never liked playing guitar in all my life
but when i saw this website !!! waw it's really amazing and fabulous work
U really made me love playing guitar
thx alot mate  :D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: justinguitar on October 07, 2009, 05:54:27 pm
Hey everyone

Just a quick thank you for the thank you's :)

It really is very touching and I get quite emotional reading some of the posts.

I'm really happy to be able to help you all, music has given me so much that it is cool to be able to give some of that joy back!

Take care and your thanks is much appreciated :)

J
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: pickr on October 07, 2009, 07:16:16 pm
Hi, Justin, from the US.  I just discovered your incredible site and made a donation.  You've got it together young man, keep up the great work, both with and without the guitar!

Sam Johnson
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ziooleck on October 08, 2009, 11:52:25 am
What's up, Justin:)

I just want to say thanks for your awesome work and brilliant website. Great lessons, great vids and great advices. In fact, you're one from three persons whose inspires me in my musical education. Thanks once again,

Michael, Poland

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Chrissy on October 09, 2009, 12:00:28 am
I have been through youtube videos on how to learn tutorials and I've got to say Justin is one of a handful of people that can teach really well. It's all very well being able to play well but teaching is something that seems to come naturally to Justin.
I think you're a very talented teacher and I wish you all the best with your website.
Keep up the good work and thanks so much for the great videos and tutorials.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Condawg on October 09, 2009, 12:22:20 pm
thank you so much Justin Ive learnt so much from you and Ive
improved massively in my guitar playing so keep up with the
great and genorous work  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: vickyrenee1 on October 10, 2009, 08:00:35 pm
Thanks Justen!  I LOVE your talent.  I would kiss you if I were there! :-*
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bunnahowen on October 10, 2009, 10:47:54 pm
Hi Justin

Just a quick thankyou. Took up guitar on retirement. Wasn't getting very far til i found your site and have decided to go back through your new beginners course and feel back on track. Chord changes were problematic but your advice on finger anchoring etc is paying off and the one minute change thing too. your choice of songs for the ADE chord progression was inspirational. You are a gifted teacher. i know now i have to be more patient and disciplined in my approach and progress will happen.May i wish you luck with the album and all your other interests. Health and happiness to you Justin. Tasmania should be proud.All the very best.

Tony
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: stratocaster on October 10, 2009, 11:25:32 pm
Just wanted to say hi and Thanks for the site. Once I start to check your site out I will help by Donating something. Right now I was looking for the backing tracks off your website. I think I clicked on everything trying to find it. If I can get some help I would appreciate it. The site is laid out real nice . I have been playing for over 40 years now, but off and on. Most of that time was off due to raising my family and work. Now that I retired I found a new spark towards my playing. My last purchase was A Custom Stratocaster, Eric's model and so that's how I came up with my user name. Again Justin Thanks for all your time. I have a question for you. Do you play in a band and do you have anything on Cd??  Hey we even have a spell check on the site.Hope to hear from you guys, Pete
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Tribaltattoos on October 11, 2009, 04:34:25 am
Hey Justin!
 Just wanted to say thanks for all you do here. I tell all my friends that want to play to come here. You are a great teacher. You make everything fun and easy to understand. And special thanks to Jedi for filming and taking the mickey out of you. Congrats on the wedding Jedi! You guy are awesome!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: parallel on October 11, 2009, 07:08:30 am
Just getting started! Justin, you and your crew really do a great job. I will gladly paypal you some $$. The greatest teachers never get the monetary reinburstment that is deserved. Thanks John in California.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Gold Top on October 11, 2009, 10:42:10 pm
Justin a big thank you for all your help I'm trying to buy more products from you at this momnet but for some weird reason paypal is not accepting my card and i called the card company and they said there is no problem with the card. So anyways Paypal is becoming a hassel I will try and figure out another way. but thanks for all that you do.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jayb on October 12, 2009, 06:33:39 pm
Dudes and Dudettes,
I'm an old 70s rocker and R&B guy who's lost talent over time due to marriage, kids, work, school, etc.  So now, at 61, I'm re-entering the race.  Like others, I've looked at many sites, but their primary objective is to bilk money from everyone while providing as little content as possible.  I will absolutely contribute as this doesn't feel like a "stick up."  Thanks very much for what you're doing here.....jb
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Kent on October 13, 2009, 09:25:20 pm
 :) Hello Justin and Team!  :)

Many thanks for your free guitar lessons, they are great! Your site make me want to learn more and more, it keeps me on track!!! ;D

Your patience is awesome guys!

I am from Sweden, so you guys have fans here   :P

Take care keep the good work rolling  8)

/Kent
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: justinguitar on October 14, 2009, 12:17:36 pm
Thank you all :) much appreciate your support and kind words.

Please put questions in other topics, otherwise this one will get too messy.

Thanks for your thanks! J
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: metalidolphin on October 15, 2009, 10:01:06 am
Hi, I think it's great that you have taken the time to create this site.. I haven't had the chance to look through it all yet but wanted to say thanks for creating it. I am not working at the moment but as soon as I am I will happily make a donation.[/font][/font]
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: tom 93 uk on October 15, 2009, 08:13:40 pm
hey, thanks for all the lessons justin, ive learnt basically everything i know off this website and it has made me i would hope to think a decent guitarist, so thanks again for the lessons keep um coming :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Alex82 on October 17, 2009, 08:51:05 pm
Hey Justin!

I wanted to say thank you for the great work you do.

Since one week I'm learning with your course. It's absoluty fantastic and I'm learing very fast.

So Thanks again.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: @beta on October 18, 2009, 06:12:28 am

Thanks a lot justin....I'm sorry words don't come easy but I'm so much thankful to you for your site. Maye god bless you....Right now I am not in a financial condition to pay you but I assure you when I am able, I will donate for your website....
I'm a beginner guitarist (can play all the chords and know basic music theory)......And I bought 1 cube and electric gutar just the day before...I'm sure   your site will help aspiring guitarists like me a lot.....

I request everyone who are able to contribute ........plz at least contribute anything you can....

Ps: I also loved the philantrophic messages in your website. Yes really, we should play our part to restore peace

God bless You
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: FrankZappa on October 19, 2009, 12:00:51 pm
Thank you so much Justin !
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bQnne on October 19, 2009, 06:12:08 pm
Thanks for providing free, online, and detailed (...an funny) lessons, Justin! Especially these days; with the financial crisis and all that, not many people nor companies offer much for free.

//bQnne
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: rinimw on October 20, 2009, 12:07:48 am
hello Justin!!

I wanted to say thank you very much for the lessons. I had never even picked up a guitar before and really thought i would not be able to learn. After learning nothing with many other websites i was about to give up, then i came across your website started from the beginning and i must admit that im getting the hang of it and really enjoying it also.

BIG THANKS

erin
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: vambo on October 20, 2009, 08:44:47 am
Hi Justin, I have monkey'd around with the guitar for 30 years, and thought its time to get serious, saw your site watched a few tab videos, fantastic! seriously.  Anyway like the daoist feel from your vibe, and today, I have just bought the Really Useful Guitar Stuff - Part 1 and part 2, best 20 quid I ever spent. When I have a few more dollars free, I will make a donation as I know I will be using your site for quite some time.


Please keep up the wonderful work and best wishes for your future endeavours.

Ta;....Vambo

(PS.Kia Ora from Aotearoa)  ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: adavis on October 21, 2009, 01:08:32 am
I've completed the beginner course, and I am really enjoying what you've got here. I appreciate the good advice, your sense of humor, and how you've broken things down for a beginner - even an absolute beginner. I'm getting the hang of it! I whizzed through the first chord progression exercise without touching the guitar! Not to brag, but it helps get me inspired to keep learning.

Thanks from Tennessee, USA!
I'm playing along on the following guitars:
2009 Ibanez Talman TCY20VV
1999 Fender Stratocaster American Standard (my baby) :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: mystified on October 21, 2009, 01:37:29 pm
Hey Justin

I picked up the guitar a few months back for a hobby in college.  I had found a pretty good free website a lot like yours, but it didn't seem to teach well enough.  I came across your site and was blown away with how well you teach and how well your methods work.  I saw your pitch on learning by transcribing (100th youtube vid) and I was hooked.  One of my biggest goals when I picked up the guitar was to one day play what ever is on my mind and you not only highly recommended a method that will get me there, but you also provided tools to help me on the way.  I'm still working my way through your beginners course and learning at an amazing rate. 

Thank you so much for the site and offering it for free.  Once the money starts rolling in you can bet I'll be giving back to you for all you're doing here and a few orders for some of the DVD's I've heard so much good about. ;D


Mystifed
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: stavros on October 21, 2009, 11:37:33 pm
Dear Justin,
              You if i may say are sound as a pound , you have a very nice way about you and in a world ofhypocrisy yor honesty is a breath of fresh air.
                       Iam a bass dude , have been for 30 0dd yrs , some very odd , anywoo i must be going through the male menopause as ive just bought a strat type guitar and started playing a few green day toons among others , i always remember bein amazed that i could play stuff that i was hearin on records, still to this day i love guitars basses amps and indeed all things  ROCK.
                               
THANKS AGAIN
    STAVROS U K




Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: springfree on October 22, 2009, 07:10:20 pm
Thanks Justin, you work and generosity have been a big help on my development.  I've gone from banging away on the same 15 chords to working out chord melodies, and walking bass lines!!!  I love it!!  Thanks Again.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jamesa2 on October 22, 2009, 07:48:07 pm
J.

Thanks for this rescent posting. I've been trying to get this seemingly rather easy song for sometime and your vid helped me lots.

My next tune on my list is by Danny O'Keeffe - Goodtime Charlie's Got the Blues. Some of your readers might like it. OR they could let me know where a good Youtube post of this exists.....

Best stuff on the net....

My second choice is Fret Killr.... Check out that competition....

Cheers,
Jim
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Darth Vader on October 23, 2009, 08:51:57 am
greetings sir, words cannot describe how much gratitude many of us feel, especially from india coz its just bout impossible to find a decent teacher here. thnx again, have a nice day :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Druthu on October 24, 2009, 04:05:10 am
I found this site over a year ago...

A little about me: I had played bass for about 15 years. I have been playing guitar for about 8. Everything I have done I have learned from watching others or by ear. Over a year ago, my wife and I got into a car accident. A guy blew a light, hit my car. We were flipped onto our side, spun over 180 degrees and pushed about 25 feet. We walked away with out a scratch, just banged up. I was losing feeling in my hands and legs, turns out I had two discs blown; and two months after the accident I has spinal surgery. I was out of work for over 4 months recovering from the surgery. It is now over a year and a half later, I am still in pain and not 100%, but I am very thankful...things could always be worse. The surgery was never going to guarantee that I would get better, it would just prevent me from getting worse.

Anyways....I am almost starting guitar again from scratch. I lost about 80% of what I could do. Immediately after the accident, I could not play anything. It was like one of my arms was someone else and they were not listening to me. When I found this site I bookmarked it and knew when I was ready I would follow the beginners course and learn my instrument.

Tonight was the first time that I sat down focused to play guitar. I am a little depressed because I lost so much in my playing. A lot of simple chords don't feel the same to me. My hands and brain are still not communicating like they did once before. I did pretty good, but once you break out a metronome and start working with it, you really have that microscope over your playing.

I am pretty optimistic, that working thru the beginners course, it will force me to slow down, get the proper form and really work out my fingers they way they should be. I think that Justin's explanations of "how" and "why" he does something a certain way really helps.

Justin, I just needed to post here to say that the way you come across in the videos is very genuine, and that you inspire people to pick up the instrument and learn how to play it. Not just rock out with cool licks. I watched a few videos today, and I just sat there saying to myself, that this is the way I should have learned from the beginning. I am really excited to learn and comprehend guitar music theory.

Thanks,
Doug.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: felix on October 24, 2009, 12:04:53 pm
hey Justin.

Very very very cool what you're doing!!!!!!!!!



I really like your website--- you're a great guitar player...   ;D;D;D;D;D;D;D

ceers

Felix!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Chuck on October 24, 2009, 11:47:17 pm
Hi from Canada, Justin. 

I've been visiting your site for a few months now, and finally made a donation to the cause, as well as registered for this forum.  I took some lessons for a couple years way, way back, and have been messing around on my own off and on since then.  I had only used an acoustic guitar (actually classical guitar, which is what my lessons were on) but always wanted to go electric, so I recently bought myself a Cort Z42 electric and a small amp.  Your lessons are great -- enjoyable to follow and really useful.  I have fun learning specific songs and riffs (currently working on the "Sweet Child 'o Mine" intro), and also use the training techniques to improve my playing.

Thanks for all your help, and keep up the good work.

Chuck
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: rok13 on October 25, 2009, 04:15:27 am
Justin:

Just dropped by to thank you really quick, I am from Mexico City and due to some financial issues that i am going through right now i can't afford 1 on 1 guitar lessons, i've been playing for over 10 years but got really stuck, your site is helping me and i am sure it will continue to do so.

As soon as i can i will be sure to donate and even send you some mexican chocolate!!!

Thank you so much for rekindling my love for guitar, best regards.

Rodrigo
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: mumbaiblues on October 25, 2009, 08:27:38 am
Thank you for the music Justin!!!

This is Vinay from Mumbai, India. Dig those blues man! Lovely lessons you have gotten here on the website.

Cheers!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: mikeoldcars on October 26, 2009, 06:10:36 pm
Hi Justin, i just wanted to say a big thanks for the lessons, ive got the D chord nailed and have made a passable attempt at A (even if i did think it was completley impossible after the first attempt lol)
cheers Mike
ps finger tips dont hurt as much now 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: CRAIGARRR on October 27, 2009, 03:24:47 am
Just stoppin by to thank you for your great lessons.
Will be starting your first stage tomorrow.
Have been playin for a few weeks and have badge of honors on all tips of fingers  :D, Know a bunch of open chords, time to get serious! Thanks for your tutorials and the lessons plans!! Am excited to practice to a bit of structure now!
Thanks again!

Craig
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Al P on October 27, 2009, 05:09:02 am
Hey Justin, Great site, well done. Learn't loads of good stuff which is supplementing my own work with a teacher. Thanks.

Al, Leeds, UK
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: D28boy on October 27, 2009, 12:41:16 pm
Hi Justin

just wanted to says thanx for this great site. Any chance of opening the forum up so that we can post new topics ourselves?

Good luck with the album when can we register for sales?
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: L8*TER on October 27, 2009, 05:17:54 pm
Thankyou so much Justin and all who help to make this site possible.This site is an oasis of cool, clear tuition in a desert of confusion and bad advice. I spent six months in a horrible cycle of learning, discovering I was doing it all wrong and then having to start all over again. Then I found this site. I can now be confident I am learning the right way and that's everything to a beginner. It has also become easier to distinguish between the nonsense and the good stuff on other sites. As someone who can't afford lessons (and who is starting late - I'm 33) this is priceless.

God bless you and all who sail in you. :P
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: mynewguitar on October 27, 2009, 06:19:41 pm
Hi Justin -

After spending some time meandering around your site, I can't help but wonder why I've waited so long to participate with such an abundance of information and insight available. I was perhaps a bit nervous to weigh in, but the welcoming atmosphere of your forum has put my fears to rest.  I'm eagerly looking forward to many more sessions in the months ahead.

It's a great place to be, and I appreciate your making it available.

Cheers!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: scunio on October 27, 2009, 09:55:38 pm
So glad I've discovered this site.

Just at the right time as I was nearing the apogee of self taught music theory and guitar.

Bought the theory book and it's great in its compactness and getting straight into things in a way that I can see will tie everything together nicely.

Looking forward to learning!

Cheers dude.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: dirtywerty on October 28, 2009, 05:59:39 pm
Hey Justin , Someone bought me your dvd the Beginners Course a couple of years ago as a Christmas present. I receantly pick the guitar up and start playing agin . I was wondering if you could post some instructual videos for Stevie Ray Vaughn ? Not that Im that skilled of a player yet , but I would like to try. So thank you very much for your web site. Your instruction is some of the best. You make it fun and not to confusing. DirtyWerty
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: swiss_guitar_fan on October 29, 2009, 04:42:26 am
Justin & team,

I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have found your site about a year ago.  I was surfing on the net looking for guidance on how to start playing the guitar and I can tell you that I found probably 1,000+ pages full of crap, banners, dead links, etc... AND the only 1 really powerful site: justinguitar.com.

I have been a loyal follower of what you have been doing since then and I have to say that there are too few people like you who care about others and who really love what they do.  I do not only think that you are an awesome teacher, but I also admire your ability to spread love, humour and most of all hope in those who did not believe that we could be able to learn playing the guitar at our late 30's :)

If the world would have more people like you, it would really be a better place to live in.  I think you make the difference.

Thank you for all the effort put into this project and for taking into consideration those who cannot afford expensive guitar lessons.

God bless you.

Alessandro
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jùstin on October 29, 2009, 05:34:04 am
Hello Justin,

I came across this site just moments ago while I was looking for info for just starting to learn guitar, I haven't yet checked out your content but I plan to. Anyways I just thought it rather funny that I'd happen upon a website called justinguitar.com as that happens to be my name. Thanks for creating a site devoted to guys like me  ;).

Btw.. if you feel its necessary I'm fine with changing my username, I put the ù in there just to get by your name reservation checker.

Ciaou!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: dirtywerty on October 29, 2009, 07:26:47 pm
Hey Justin Thank you so very much for everythig, I was wonder if you could post AC-DC tnt. Kenny Wyane ,blue on black and a little Stevie Ray Vaughn, Thank You again
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Kyle Gass on October 29, 2009, 07:35:20 pm
Hey Justin,

All I have to say has been said a thousand times before on this thread so I won't repeat it. Just that much: Keep up the good work and please please please don't stop what you're doing here. You're the first person I've ever donated money to on the net. And I'm absolutely positive I'll never regret it.

Hope you're well and happy!

Greets from Germany,

Kyle
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: JOMalone on October 29, 2009, 08:03:12 pm
First and foremost Thank you for giving this information to all those that are interested and I hope that people keep paying it forward...it is refreshing to see in this day and age a person willing to give such valuable information with such little expected in return...

I am 31 (almost 32) and I have never played any musical instrument in my life.  I have no musical background, i was a basketball player and am currently an accountant at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.  I have always been interested in the guitar and being around all the extremely talented musicians here at Belmont (a highly regarded music university)really got me thinking it would be cool to learn how to play.  I decided about a month ago (maybe a month and a half) to pick it up and at least try.  I searched around to find some beginner lessons on the web, cause I wanted to learn the very basics before I decided to pay a pro teacher to get me going...and I found this site...WOW, what a godsend!!!!

This is by far the best guitar training website for beginner's out there.  The information you give out is invaluable for the complete newby and for those that strive to improve.

I just started into stage 3 now and my fingers are sore and it sometimes hurts to play, but I have this insatiable drive to pick up the guitar and play and I love going over your lessons and trying to improve and get quicker with my changes and learn new chords.  I just purchased your ebook (Practical Music Theory) and am really enjoying it.  It is very much over my head at the moment, but that is what I like....the challenge.

So, I apologize for being long winded (of sorts).  I really cannot wait to get home from work everyday and try to improve.  I want to say again, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!   I am hoping that your album goes well, and you are able to get on an american tour of sorts and I can come out and see you in person (try to come somewhere near Nashville, TN and I am in!!!)

I plan to complete the beginners course and hopefully the intermediate course will be in the works by then and I can jump on that...

Thanks and have a great day....
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: NadavAlmaliah on October 30, 2009, 07:05:28 pm
Justin I just want to say that you are the best person in the world, im saying it because i saw a video of you in you tube talking about whats happening in the world and you are so right, you are a good person because you care and i wanted to say thank you for that... and that you helped me with my guitar lessons because i only learn from the internet and i had to read atlist 10 different sites to know what they tell me is true. there is alot of scamming going on the internet so watch out everyone. THANKS!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: robinsun on October 31, 2009, 09:31:56 am
Hello Justin,

I have been learning guitar from your youtube videos since a while.
I am really thankful to you for all such great guitar lessons.
And I am very pleased to know that there is a forum to discuss about guitar lesson and music.

Regards,

Robinsun
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Bradley on November 01, 2009, 01:34:59 am
Justin,
     Hello, from the USA! First, Id like to thank-you for creating such a great site! You inspire me to grab my guitar (BC Rich Warlock), and let it "flow". Although I am a beginner, through your site I can afford to learn the guitar. Thanks for that! I appreciate how your heart is in the right place.
    Your teaching technique is awesome, I am learning fast! Thanks to all those that help you as well. Keep up the good work, and thanks again!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Dnash on November 01, 2009, 08:09:47 am
Hey,

Just wanted to say thanks for the great site and lessons. I donated what little I can, hope every bit helps. I am using several resources, dvds, and websites to try to teach myself the guitar, but this site is by far one of the most important. I am learning a ton and progressing really quickly thanks to your easy lessons and great teaching. I love how from the very start you have popular songs that I actually want to play. Keep up the great work man.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: wildy on November 01, 2009, 10:42:45 pm
Thanks alot, great website, top quality tutoring, has got me right back into playing. Will make a donation when ive finished saving up for my maton ;).
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: myBonnie on November 02, 2009, 08:52:16 am
Hi, it's my third hour with a guitar in my hand and it's like i've found my home on this lonely world.

Thank you so much for posting these videos. I just learned the intro for comfortably numb and it is absolutely fabulous. Your lessons were very easy to follow, helpful to learn, and I think you really understand beginners:)

Thank you^Infinity for your generosity. This is really great coz as an engineering student i really don't have time to meet with a flesh teacher. I will learn more and become a great player:p

love from China(from here) and Canada(live here)
Bonnie
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Post by: Ruby on November 04, 2009, 11:57:10 am
Hi Justin

Just to say a huge thanks-i got a guitar at christmas and found your site, got off to a really good start with the theory and basics and have now just started lessons with a live teacher. I was able to start from a good base rather than using the teacher to cover things that dont really need much explanation.

I particularly rate the theory course and the finger gym which I have practiced religiously every day- makes a huge difference when moving into slides bends and hammers

thanks

Ruth
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: samelvins on November 04, 2009, 01:24:41 pm
Just want to say thanks to justin and the guys here on this website, because of you lot i have stuck at playing guitar now for 2 years were as in the past quit then took back up etc.

You make it fun to learn!

I will definitely be buying a copy of you up coming album which im sure will be amazing

all the best

Sam
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: kbot on November 04, 2009, 06:05:29 pm
Just want to say thanks for having such a great site. I just recently picked up the guitar and I was struggling with it. I bounced around the internet looking for some good lessons and found this site for free. This site has helped me more than all the others combined. I don't have a lot of money but I hope to donate soon. Thanks Justin and all the others involved in keeping this site alive and free.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: steve10w on November 04, 2009, 06:26:01 pm
At last I get to say 'thank you' Justin.
In just a few short days my guitar skills improved rapidly. your videos are excellent and listening to the way you present the lessons is like having an friend in the room. I have done my first public performance thanks to you at a local open mic night.
I have donated to your bank account. I hope others do to ensure you carry on. good luck with the CD.

live in your beat

Steve
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: David B. on November 04, 2009, 08:00:55 pm
Words can't rely describe how I feel at the moment, so let me keep it short.

Thank You
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Post by: goretti on November 05, 2009, 11:12:33 pm
Thanx for the great and above all easy to understand lessons.
I sent you a donation however I still don't know if you got it or not.
I'd like some feed back on this as I am a bit insecure when it comes to
paying stuff on line ...
Heard some of your songs and loved them
I suppose now the poms will claim you as their own ! : ;D
like we do in Australia with talent here from overseas !!!
cheers
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Post by: YouY on November 06, 2009, 08:13:10 pm
Hey there!

Thank you sooo much from Algeria! :)
I'm just starting, and your beginners courses are the best I ever found on the internet!!
Thanks again, hope I'll finally learn to play with you! ^^

YouY
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ambsx on November 06, 2009, 11:35:00 pm
hey justin. well wat can i say, ive been on sooo many guitar websites but ive been studyin ur lessons for a while and just wonna say your doing a great cool job.this is anamazin site so cool..
thx for helping me b a better guitarist xxxx ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Sblmgrl on November 08, 2009, 11:03:10 pm
Hi Justin, I just wanted to thank you so very much for what you are doing!!!  I have been playing the guitar since I was 17 but for the last 14 years I have only been able to teach myself. I've never really had the time or money to take Guitar Lessons. In the last few months ever since I stumbled upon a You Tube video of yours and then joined your site I am now able to play the guitar like I have always wanted to! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: profd1 on November 09, 2009, 03:01:38 am
You're an outstanding teacher, Justin.  I have learned more from your site for free than I've learned from all the guitar books, magazines, and dvd's I've ever bought.  You are right:  transcribing is the way and the truth!  It's helped me in so many ways, but without your prodding I don't think I ever would have tried it.  I'm too poor to be a philanthropist so I support your site by buying your products (which are also excellent).  Thank you.--Profd1, Seattle USA
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Post by: dpullins on November 10, 2009, 12:12:06 am
thank u justin im a disabled veteran and suffer with post tramatic stess disorder from my time over in the middle east my doctor told me to start to do a hobbie and i bought a guitar and found ur website it has been the single source for me to learn guitar..so thank u from chicago illinois
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: woodstock01 on November 10, 2009, 11:15:04 am
Hey Justin.....as a fellow aussie...love your messiah..just got one for myself she is amazing. Just wanted to say thanks for making your site available to the planet. stopped playing when i was 17....now 40's and back playing better than i could imagine. your site gave me so much focus through some tough health times man.....your passion for music kept me on track.to all those out there that procrastinate about all the reasons you cant donate...remember one thing...tomorrow may not necessarily come..share what you are able no matter how small.......be kind to each other........
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Bootstrap on November 10, 2009, 11:33:55 am
As another Messiah playing Aussie - welcome to the forum Woodstock :)

Cheers, Bootstrap
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Cellae on November 10, 2009, 12:08:38 pm
Hey there,

Just wanted to stop by and thank Justin and everyone who works on the site and its contents.

When I was 13 or so I my parents decided to buy me a classical guitar. On one condition though... if I took up classes. Didn't really want to go, went anyway... To make a long story short I got private lessons, 30 mins per week and one hour of musical theory. Ended up buying an electric guitar but it was still horrible and I hated it. Teacher could not inspire me, class was over by the time I had set up my electric guitar... waste of time and money.

Everytime I picked up the guitar I got frustrated about the things I couldn't do with it. I didn't enjoy playing.

Now, 13 years later, I discovered Justin's site and I'm so enjoying playing the guitar. I immediately purchased the Practical Music Theory e-book and the Chord Construction guide and I've already watched loads of videos.
I feel I am learning more now in just a couple of days than I was back then in the timespan of a year. I am actually excited about picking up a theory book and studying music!!

I still have quite a way to go but with this site I just know I will get to where I want to be. And that is not to play from tabs I find on the net but to really listen to a song, to figure it out by myself, to know where on the fretboard I can put my fingers to solo over the chords and to be able to improvise like hell... the whole lot.

I know this is starting to sound like a fake promotional message, but it's true. There are so many bad guitar teachers out there charging way too much...
Everyone should just donate a certain amount to Justin and learn everything here. Much better and much more fun.

Keep up all the good work Justin and all the volunteers. You have made a huge difference to a lot of people's lives!
We all love ya! :-)

Greetz from Belgium!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: curry chips97 on November 10, 2009, 01:38:42 pm
Hey justin all the stuff on your wed site realy heiped mr and i will be buying your new album
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: woodstock01 on November 10, 2009, 09:35:32 pm
Thanks for the welcome Bootstrap.....quite a collection of Matons you have there...i started with an em225c..fell for the Messiah with one strum..hope to build the collection. Cheers.......... :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: shazie on November 10, 2009, 10:18:59 pm
Would just like to say a big thankyou from Australia, Justin :D!

You've been such a great help to me. I just pre-ordered your album but forgot to leave a message :( What I was going to say though was that I can't wait for it and I'll definately be showing all my friends :).
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: BBfan on November 11, 2009, 03:48:55 pm
Hey justin and team,quick intro,Names Joe im 18 from the states got a mate thats an awesome guitarist has been ever since i met him when we were 13 and I've always wanted to jam with him. I've tried so many times to learn guitar I just didn't think i could do it could always just play a riff or two of a simple song smoke on the water comes to mind -.-.But recently I got an Ibanez RG270DX as a gift and really started trying to learn guitar 6 months later i had made almost no improvement with the random tutorials and such I found around the web.

Then I found Justinguitar.com and made more improvement my first night from your tutelage then in months of scouring the internet.While I'm still no expert by far and haven't even finished the beginners course I can tell I will eventually be a guitar player the joy I get out of just doing the simplest things you've shown me is incredible.I can't thank you enough now at the very least i can play a basic rhythm for my mate to jam along with your an exceptional person in a time when exceptional people are hard to come by and I hope you never stop I wish you all the success in the world mate.
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Post by: BBG on November 11, 2009, 08:00:49 pm

Thank you Justin for making a lifelong dream come true.

The world needs more people like you.

PS: The 1 minute changes. Brilliant idea.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: vtekjohn on November 11, 2009, 11:17:07 pm
Thank you so very much for this site and the mountain of consideration that has gone into it. I'm in California with a broken back (not kidding). Going through lot of tests and injections and stuff for my spine and can only get up for a few minutes at a time. I have been in this situation for several months now, but there may be a light at the end of the tunnel with surgery around the end of the year. I can't tell you how much I appreciate Justin, those assisting and the creation of this site. Though mostly on my back, I can do something productive and work on relearning the acoustic guitar and unlearning all the bad habits I acquired 45 years ago when my brother taught me. My hands were too small to play properly then. I'm 58 now and have hardly played at all in about 25 years. These are the first joyful days I've had in several months due to relentless pain. Financial support will be on its way as soon as I can walk to the mailbox. Until then I'm projecting my strongest Kung Fu to Justin and all others involved, along with hope for your success and happiness. Keep up the great attitudes that are clearly conveyed by your work, as well as your joy, which comes straight through on my monitor. I appreciate your efforts much more then I can convey in words.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: TerrycNJ on November 12, 2009, 03:03:57 am
New member here old dude from New Jersey (US). What more can be said? Justin provides the best lessons, explanations, good vibes, kindness and I'm lucky to have found this site.

Thank you so much  ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bojan_peric_83 on November 12, 2009, 05:06:24 pm
     Hi, Justin :) I had played guitar for about 5 years, mostly just some easy songs, but about a year ago I found your lesson on YouTube, a lesson for the song "Wish you were here" and that great lesson inspired me to start practicing finger picking, and not just playing chords and sing ugly :)
   
     I would like just to say THANKS for inspiring me to go more deeper in playing a guitar, for your great lessons and positive attitude on every video, jokes that make every work a pleasure :)

     And ESPECIALLY I would like to THANK you for translating very much of your lessons on Serbian. My English is good, so I can understand all of the lessons, but as I come from Serbia it is GREAT pleasure and honor that there are lessons on my language :)
Keep up a great work and I hope that, in a near future, all of us will be in a position to donate enough money so you can do even better on this site so we all can enjoy it, and playing our guitars, even more ... if it is possible at all :)

Cheers and hope to see you playing in Serbia one day :) maybe on "Exit Festival" in Novi Sad :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: MikeWC on November 12, 2009, 05:09:51 pm
WOW!  I recently decided to pick up guitar after remembering how great my Dad used to make me feel when he would play to me.  I want to be able to play for MY son (someday) but I was a little intimidated.  Your site is fantastic!  
I never knew exactly where to start, or what to do.  For a while now I have just been trying to pick up songs, thinking that with time the knowledge and skill would come.  Your drills and advice (and patience and caring and. . . and. . .) have been not only a wonderful source of knowledge, but an amazing source of inspiration.
So far, and admittedly it has only been a few lessons, it is THE best guitar lesson site that I can find.  Well done, Justin!  Thank you again and I hope that with support (read: donations from all of us ;)) you can and will continue to keep the site up and running!

Best,

Mike
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Nilsson on November 12, 2009, 11:09:20 pm
Hi Justin

Thanks for a great website! Really! Ive only just begun playing guitar and i hevtn even finished the first stage in your beginners course, but ive got a feeling ill be using this site alot in the future, since i only know a few others playing guitar im relying on learning from people like you, and i must say your doing a great job, your enthusiasm, energy and your obvious devotion to site is inspiring! Really great to see!

I would love donate, but i've only just finished highschool and im trying to make a living working only 25 hours a week at minimum wage, so its not really an option! Instead im an aspiring graphic designer, and if you could ever need any work in that department done, i would be more than happy to help, i do both webdesigns and logo's and stuff, and you can see some of the work here (http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u271/Rof3/)..

Anyways, thanks for all the help so far, and all the help i will undoubtly be getting from your website in the future!
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Post by: ugodelavega on November 13, 2009, 11:48:51 am
hello Justin from france  ;) !
just big thank you ! you're a the best teacher.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Talson on November 13, 2009, 02:40:08 pm
Hello Justin,

A big thank you from my wife an I. I am Canadian, she is Dutch, we're living in France, for the moment...have been here for 10 years and are planning to get back to Canada in the coming months. She's 40 and I'm 43.

Anyhow, we have each taken up guitar in the last months, and have been doing the YouTube thang and various other sites to start to get functional. I had watched a few of your videos via YouTube on various subjects. Based on that, this past week we started your BC course and already we love it.

I specifically appreciate the manner in which you have made everything open/available to all, allowing for those not so fortunate to still have a structured (and complete) manner in which to begin their musical journey. This is a very rare thing you have done (from what I have seen in my various searches, etc.). You da man!

We are neither rich nor poor, however, in light of your generousity, and your reasonable request for donations for those that can afford to, we will be doing so immediately following our up-n-coming payday. So be assured that we will pass on our donation in the first day(s) of December/09 via paypal in EUR...if you are living in Aussie dollar land, this may just make you a millionaire! LOL

Justin, you have done a very generous thing here, and we hope that you make a living at it, as you have undoubtedly already brought a lot of joy (i.e. learning to play music) to thousands already. You have already helped us in just a few short days, and we look forward to the future progression your concise teaching methods offer.

Although we will certainly donate more than 10 bucks, I would like to re-iterate, for all others, something that you correctly stated in your generous philosophy. If everyone would donate at LEAST 10 bucks then you could likely make a living at this, and start the Intermediate Course (!!). I strongly encourage Everyone, regardless of economic situation, to scrounge up 10 bucks. Unless you are caught in some 3rd world rutt, let's face it, we all can easily figure out a way to come up with 10 bucks, regardless of age or situation. It is a very small price to pay for the gift of music.

Thanks so much, again, for your generousity Justin.

Talson & Jolanda
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: krodger2 on November 14, 2009, 06:46:50 pm
Hi Justin,  You are an amazing teacher.  I have just started guitar, and your website has been the most useful-hands down.  Thank you so much for being so thorough with your lessons- you are helping so many people!!

Katie :D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Ryan Mckane on November 15, 2009, 12:35:55 pm
Hey Justin,

Cause of you i am learning guitar since three days.
I am so pleased with it, i am really enjoy the moments now when i'm alone (relation with girlfriend has broke after 5/6 years) and that i am capable not to think about her at those moments.

I am working hard to get the D Cord correct, but it seems that i have a problem with my third finger, i automaticly use my 4th vinger insteed of my 3th finger on fred 3, 2th string.

I am sorry if my english is not so good ( i am from Holland )

Butt uhmm...i am glad with youre side en lessons!! really thumbs up!!
I keep on practice  ;D

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Tarsonet on November 15, 2009, 05:17:45 pm
You have been a GodSend in my guitar playing. I always had to learn for myself as I never could afford any lessons. I am an "ear" guitarist. I can find, play the leads in most songs I hear. However now that I have learned what key I'm playing in, you have made it such a joy to play!!!

Thank you so much Justin.

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: StevieG on November 16, 2009, 12:37:54 am
I bought my very first guitar just over a week ago and I'm determined to learn how to play it!!
I'm really enjoying following your lessons and have been practising like mad and can already play a few basic chords - just trying to master the changes now!!  Your way of teaching is encouraging me to keep going and your sense of humour makes each lesson a joy to follow.
Thanks Justin 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: hipman on November 16, 2009, 08:39:30 am
thanks a lot for your graceful efforts bro...thers only one concern i always have had...i've been playing for the past two years and i'm addicted to the online tabs and stuff a wanna recreate music myself..in other words i wanna get out of the box and be free..please help..
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bigoli on November 17, 2009, 11:38:35 am
Hey Justin,
Im 21 and have been playing guitar for just over a month now, I usually spend alot of time surfing around the internet looking for sites that will help me learn, I even booked myself in for lessons. I just stumbled across your site this morning and haven't left it all day. It is perfect for me, all your tips are so helpfull, barre chords are easy now! I am going to cancel my lessons and donate to this site instead, you are my new teacher, thank you.
oli  :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: greatwhitepoet on November 18, 2009, 12:34:43 pm
Cool stuff Justin.

Thank you so much.
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Post by: hazza on November 18, 2009, 12:45:58 pm
Hi Justin,

I wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for your site and let you know I made a donation.

I’ve only been playing for two weeks, but I’m thrilled to be able to play a few songs already, and your wonderful site has been a godsend.  I am particularly excited to follow your transcription course, because it's been my dream for nearly forty years to be able to sit down and play the harmony to songs by ear. 

I think it’s amazing that you’re offering this resource for free to those who can’t afford to pay.  As I’m happily no longer in that category I’ve made a £50 donation to start with.  I would probably never have paid to join a guitar lesson site, but the fact that it’s voluntary has inspired me to be more generous, and hopefully that’s the case with other people.  It's a really interesting model that you've set up and I hope it works for you.

I don't know if this is the place for suggestions, but it would be nice if you could consider including a few more songs for female guitarists like myself!  Your capo solution seemed to work well for “Killing Me Softly”.

Many thanks,

hazza
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: tlandrusjr on November 18, 2009, 01:48:11 pm
Thanks Justin,

I've been plunkin on my guitar for a seven months now. I tried to learn without assistance but that aint working out to good. decided to follow your teachings starting today. I've also ordered the really usefull strumming DVD and can't wait to get as my rythum really sucks.
thanks again for this website.

TJ
Houma, Louisiana. USA
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: woppydop on November 19, 2009, 08:42:23 pm
Greetings from the land of the long white cloud (New Zealand)

Having discovered your site is like finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Your easy going, relaxed and filled with enthusiasm lessons are a real, and in this day and age, rare, treat.

Wishing you all the best in your musical adventures. :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: markwashburn on November 20, 2009, 02:27:31 am
I started playing over 30 years ago but stalled out.  Six weeks ago I dusted off the guitar and started again.  I found your site right away and got help with tuning and basics.  I went through a few of the beginner lessons and came to Peggy Sue (I can remember when Buddy Holly was alive).  Great fun to sing and the fast beat forces you to keep up. 

Today I heard Bob Dylan's Dream while driving and realized that it fit my singing range.  After practicing for a short time I was able to synchronize my singing with the cords and I actually felt like I was playing for the first time.  Now all I have to do is keep working at it.  And I have you to help me. 

Oh, I sent you $20 a few days ago.  Well worth it.  Many thanks.    Mark
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Sparrow on November 20, 2009, 05:01:29 am
Hey Justin n Team,

Thanks a lot for all your support.. I wouldn't have come across this site if it wasn't for a youtube video of yours.. Justin, from the time i finished learning that lesson (Yesterday from Beatles), i told to myself " WOW WHAT A TEACHER".... Well i learned guitar mostly by myself and from the net :D I learned guitar  from a couple of sites but non of them was as good as your site. I am learning a lot from You Justin.. Specially the theory part.. i love learning about notes .. e.t.c I am going through all your beginner guitar lessons, and i am learning soooo much.. i know you have a hectic schedule, but still you spend your time to teach lessons, I really admire it Justin. I ll be looking forward to donate for your site.. :)

All the best for your upcoming album. Wish you all the success
Thanks a million Justin, Jedi and the team board for all you hardwork, and support :)

C ya..
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: oschrndz on November 20, 2009, 07:49:21 am
New to your website! It's awesome! Thanks for all this!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: 4734 on November 21, 2009, 09:52:20 pm
I like many others here attempted to learn to play the guitar several years ago. After several months of personal lessons I gave it up and put the guitar away.
Six months ago I picked it up again and decided this time to try and find lessons on line. Some are ok but Justin you are a fantastic instructor and with a very good lesson plan. I have been doing the beginner lessons (#6) now and pratice everyday...yes I pick my guitar up everyday even if it's just for a few minutes.

Just playing the guitar I can feel the stress leaving my body and I really enjoy learning and praticing.

I have ordered and received several of your instructor dvd's as well as a T-Shirt.

Thank you Justin and Jedi,
Greg
The Woodlands, Tx.
Keep up the good work,
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Vivianvixxen on November 22, 2009, 05:52:35 pm
Hey Justin  :D
I wanted to thank you for the great lessons on your website!
I just started to play a week ago and found some lessons on youtube. But those only seem to have songs u need to learn and not the tabs. Your site is really good for a beginner like me :)
But damn, my fingers hurt :P haha!

Greetz and thnx again!  :-*

Kathy

From Holland
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: aquadote on November 22, 2009, 07:10:53 pm
thank you justin.

My husband gave me a guitar on my birthday after he found out i had always wished one for years.. here i was with one but with no idea at all how to play it. First place to check was youtube of course and i must say i was so lucky to find your lessons there, you are the best.. end of. Your style of teaching is excellent, and i am surprised by what a great job you have done by keeping your site free for all.

thank you so much Justin,

in gratitude,
Anj
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: woodworm on November 22, 2009, 10:21:26 pm
I first got my guitar around 20 years ago and tried to learn from books and from friends (who were at the same level as me), until I tried a guitar tutor at the time.  I realise after watching your videos that he even though he was a nice bloke he wasn't a good teacher as I used to feel bad that I couldn't do stuff that he would show me, it didn't take long for me to give up as I just wasn't learning anything and it just wasn't fun.

Now I've been following the lessons on your site (and my recently received JUST DVD) I now have a routine where I feel that I am practicing the right things and am obviously starting to improve for it.  I feel this is down to your lessons which are easy to understand, interesting and fun to do.  I wish you lived nearer to me so I could take private lessons with you so if you ever feel like moving to North Wales you already have one student here!  ;D

Many thanks to Justin, Jedi, all the mods and everyone else that helps you keep this site up and running.

Lee

edited for typo!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: stephmacleod on November 24, 2009, 02:15:37 pm
Dear Justin,

I want to say cheers for all the work you have done.  I was classically trained but damaged my hand in an accident.  I didn't play again for a number of years and hit the bottle hard.  I ended up in rehab and started to write songs about my experiences of homelessness and alcohol abuse.  My technique was nowhere near what it was.  Recently I have been using your lessons to build and rebuild the strength in my hands to develop my folk playing style.  It's inspired me to be the very best I can be as an acoustic musician (which does yeild different challenges to classical guitar).

I will defo put a link up to your site for all my mates and fans etc.

God Bless

Steph

www.stephmacleod.com
www.myspace.com/stephmacleod
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Tazman on November 24, 2009, 03:19:42 pm
Hi Justin! As a donor and follower of your site I just want to say thanks for the wonderful job you do as a student-teacher of the gilded world of guitar playing. Having played for 34 years, still owning my first 1964 ES-120 Gibson Acoustical Electric, this piece of wondrous wood for many years, my only regret is not having a resource such as yours all those years ago. Way back when I would have to listen to learn in excruciating pain with the youthful impatient ear to play the soulful wail of Hendrix, Peter Green, Willie Dixon and Clapton as God. Thank you for taking the time to teach us, young and, as myself, aging in the years, but no less lost on the passion of our playing. I love my '93 PRS Custom 24 Blue "10 top" treasure bringing me pleasure with the lift of every major and the tear of every minor. Thank you!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Paidi28 on November 24, 2009, 10:06:11 pm
HEY !
Im 15 and this site is truly brilliant ! I have been playing guitar for round 3 years but never really got anywhere till i found this site and now im making steady progess ;D
Thanks for the help and i was just wonderng if you would consider doing some fall out boy and nickelback songs and putting them in your songs section as these are both great bands and i would love to be able to learn them thanks to you !!!!

Thank You
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: GerardB on November 24, 2009, 10:07:38 pm
Hi,
I'm not going to repeat all the kind words said before,by the rest of the guitar learning world. I can only confirm all of that :D. I'm a new guitar player who picked up his guitar after 25 years, Promised myself and my oldest son who's started playing as well that this time I will learn to play.
Cause I have to catch up for the last 25 years. (and to keep up with a younger person who's learning twice as fast as I)  I want to learn as quickly as possible. I also have personal lessons, these are great, but you Justin (and of course all the rest of the team) makes it even more fun and possible to learn faster.

Manny thanks
GB
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: alpeters1959 on November 24, 2009, 10:40:52 pm
What a class human being this fella is and what a talent i will defo be donating on pay day learning heaps and find his method brilliant thanks very much justin  ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: mrfloyd on November 25, 2009, 12:18:11 am
I stumbled across your lessons via youtube and was intrigued by your straight forward approach to learning the guitar. I am originally a bassist and have played professionally in the past. About 10 years or so ago, I decided to concentrate on guitar. With a lot of practice, I made great strides and eventually became accomplished enough to play in several bands as the lead guitarist. It is amazing to me because the better I became, the more I realized how much farther I still had to go. I'm sure beginners benefit from your site, but in the past few days I have learned more about the guitar than I thought I ever would. Thanks for what you do. You have made guitar fun for me again and I can't wait to get home from work and learn something new.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jada487 on November 25, 2009, 06:39:08 am
can't begin to thank you enough for helping me in my guitar journey! your teaching is great and i really appreciate your lessons. keep up the good work man

Doug, Halfmoon NY
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Comfortably-Daniel on November 25, 2009, 07:01:08 am
Hi there Justin,

I'd like to say that I love the way you're doing things with your lessons. I stumbled upon them on the tube quite some time ago and I've learned numerous things.
I've been playing for something like 15 years now, but still learning all the time. I wanted to get into some other styles like jazzy and funky stuff and you brought me into it quite fast with some of your vids.

In short;"Justin, you rock! Thanks!"  :)

Oh and uhm...hi to everyone else too  ;)

Cheers,

Daniel
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Damaged on November 25, 2009, 09:13:45 pm
Thanks so much for your videolessons on YT which made me looking deeper into all this harmonic theory (after 8 years^^). Even the beginners lessons teach me something new sometimes, even if it's just one little trick I didn't thought of.
AND: Thanks for this great forum! I love how fast you find help if you need it.
So, also thanks to all you people for partitipating

Thanks so much for putting so much effort into this

best regards
DMG
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: maninblack on November 25, 2009, 11:40:25 pm
 8) What a find ! totally impressed with your setup , your enthusiasm for your craft just shines through.Loving it , donation ASAP.
Move over Cornwell  ;D I will be Hanging Around... ;) Just Hanging Around ( wish I could play it )
Keep it up mate , great stuff....
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: enzo on November 27, 2009, 04:55:36 pm
Hello Justin and everyone.

I want to thank Justin for this great site. I'm just starting to learn how to play an electric guitar so I was looking for some help on the net. I found some places but they were either paid sites or they had poor support (only e-book, etc.). Then finally I found this site and I can't imagine going elsewhere. :)

So thanks again. I'm looking forward to learning many things here.

John aka enzo from Slovakia.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: mickf on November 28, 2009, 11:29:45 am
G'day Justin and everyone else , wish I had the net when I started to learn to play, I'd be a lot better than I am.
Just picked up my old Ibanez after a lot of years and found this site, mate you are a legend ,and an  awesome teacher , got some callouses back on the old fingers now and I'm learning to play again.
 Keep up the great work mate. ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Nat on November 28, 2009, 08:49:00 pm
Big thanks Justin great site I recommended your website on the following http://www.acousticguitarcommunity.com/group/acousticnewb/forum/topics/on-line-courses-would-like?page=1&commentId=2161554%3AComment%3A136845&x=1#2161554Comment136845

Feedback has been very positive. Hope this brings more bods to Justin land.  I've bought 3 guitars and never kept it up with a old 'Tune a Day'. Thanks to you its coming up to 8 months and really learning a lot. I got 2 DVD's and looking forward to getting the blues one for Xmas. My guitar playing is for good now.  Thanks for all your efforts. Nat.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Eelco on November 29, 2009, 03:18:29 pm
Hello Justin,

i am a student from Holland and i've been watching your lessons for about a year now. I'm still improving on every aspect of guitarplaying thanks to you. I can't afford a personal guitarteacher and that is why i am so thankful you made all these videolessons! Otherwise I probably would have stopped playing a while ago. So: many many many thanks! By the way, i'll be getting your album soon!

thanks, bye!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: nicefade on November 29, 2009, 08:45:07 pm
I picked up a guitar 3 weeks ago for the first time in my 49 years.  I felt so intimidated but memorized the major cords and a couple of minors the first week.  I must have found your site through divine inspiration because it's like manna from heaven for a newbie like me.  I found you two days ago and I can't put my guitar down now.  Oh the pain........

Thank you Justin and friends - Peace and Love from California
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: SamKovacs on November 29, 2009, 10:13:59 pm
I came for the first time two months ago onto your website. About a week after recieving the guitar. AND to say thanks,I've preordered your album in the limited edition link.
Thanks for everything
.Sam
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bika on November 30, 2009, 06:50:47 am
Up to about 4 months ago I was dabbling with lessons and tips from this site, taking bits here and there from it.
Now I'm slowly getting immersed in justinguitar.com world of virtual guitar lessons. 
When I start talking to the screen I think I had better stop continuing with the lessons, because sometimes that's how intimate it can become when you are concentrating and understanding the lesson.

Anyway..enough babble!

support Justinguitar.com,.. donate, buy the products.... because we all know we are getting something fairly precious from this site.
bika



Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Dzey on November 30, 2009, 06:17:56 pm
Hi Justin,

I'm from Montreal, Canada. I'm a beginner, well I've been trying to play for quite some time and learning by myself... and it could be long that way especialy if don't have the proper informations and the net is full of it! But since I've found your website, things have changed... actually I stombled apon one of your video while surfing on YouTube. I have to tell you that your website is more than I expected, it's complete and it shows that you're passionate about guitar. I'm actually learning to play songs that I've only dreamed to play. Sure I will not top Jimmy Page playing Babe I'm gonna leave, but I sure could make it sound good enough to be linsten to.

Your website is great reference and you're definately on My Favorites. Thanks for your videos, tips and more, and also encouragement to persevere.

Dzey
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Talson on December 01, 2009, 03:50:22 pm
Hello,

As promised, we made our donation today, and purchased your ltd ed CD a wekk or so ago.

Thanks for all you have offered us all.

Talson & Jolanda
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jOBrien369 on December 01, 2009, 09:14:06 pm
Hey JUSTIN!! Ive been on this site for only a month now and ive completed the beginners course!! Been practicing 3 hours a day.. Thankyou soo much!!  :D According to my bro who's been playing for 6 years my progress is amazing. This is truly a great site and i will keep donating  because you really deserve it!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ruggers on December 02, 2009, 10:14:33 am
You have a knack for teaching. Your methods are great, your teaching style and the explanations are top notch!
Thank you for your great site and for teaching us online. I would buy you a beer if I could!

Chris
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: tcjnr on December 02, 2009, 05:18:06 pm
Cheeres Justin and the team.
Found some of your great lessons on you tube a few months ago and blew the dust off my old guitar and started playing again. I cant thank you enough. I played guitar a lot when i was a kid but i only got so far with books and the odd few lessson, but thanks to you lot im learning faster than ever and rediscovered my love for playing music.
With the recession iv been out of work for a few month and this is a great way to pass the time for me learning new stuff everyday and the best bit is it for free. When i do get back to work i'll be sure to send you a few bob.
Thanks so much and keep up the good work.
Regards Terry.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Emm on December 02, 2009, 09:47:22 pm
Just found this site a few days ago, when i decided I needed to do something with my spare free time.

A few observations of my side so far:


My hurting fingertips thank you  ;D

Cheers!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: newpain01 on December 03, 2009, 12:47:50 am
Hy All!
Thankyou for this site, I found it few weeks ago, and slowly I am learning how to play guitar.  ;D
you have great lessons
thankyou very very much Justin
cheers
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: worcester dan on December 03, 2009, 06:54:09 pm
Hi Justin

A quick thank you for your help.

Not donated as yet but as soon a cash flow allows I will be hitting the donate button


Dan
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: dulcet banshee on December 04, 2009, 12:04:45 am
I didn't read them all, but 49 pages is pretty good for a thank you thread!
Thank you Justin, thanks to the mods and admin, and thanks to the more experienced people who help out with answers in the other threads.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Zorock on December 04, 2009, 10:20:45 am
One more thanks from Croatia  ;)
Nice work!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: EatLemons on December 04, 2009, 11:09:27 am
Hey Justin,

I would like to thank you for this great website. Also a big thanks to the great people here. Wow, it's quite a journey.  :D

Greetings

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: steelduck on December 05, 2009, 06:54:29 pm
Hi there and thank you for the beginners course. Really great stuff and I am learning it with my son. Yesterday we were playing the first song of the course Three little birds together. :D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: EatLemons on December 06, 2009, 10:01:32 am
Hi there and thank you for the beginners course. Really great stuff and I am learning it with my son. Yesterday we were playing the first song of the course Three little birds together. :D

Congrats! :-)))
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: goyalakshay on December 06, 2009, 06:36:59 pm
hi justin,

I am Akshay and i'm frm india. Hope u hv heard of this place. I am a beginner and have been using ur site for learning the basics since the past 1-2 weeks. Well all i want to say is...ur lessons are pretty easy to understand. they r helping me a lot. u r a great guy and its a great initiative by you to start a free learning website for ppl who cant pay (Well i'm a student right now. Hope to be able to pay you fr these lessons very soon and also buy some of ur DVDs.)

Thanks a lot man. I love this website !!!!
Keep up the gud wrk.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: chris_b on December 07, 2009, 02:02:50 am
Hi Justin,

I've just joined the forum to say thanks for the beginners course. I've only just started playing the guitar again after a 15year break from it, so it's like starting from scratch. You make it all really easy and enjoyable to follow. So anyway, massive thank you from me  :D

Chris
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: stevea on December 07, 2009, 04:52:43 pm
Hi Justin

Just to say a big thank you for the beginners course which I have completed today.

I only started playing the guitar some 15 months ago and have learnt so much from your web site.

Once again many thanks and keep up the good work.

Steve
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: extendedping on December 07, 2009, 05:24:50 pm
big thanks, I just discovered the site. I feel there are many great guitarists and teachers but that not too many great guitarists who can teach as well. you truly have a great and personable style both in your playing and your teaching. perhaps by spring I will have little wing down...
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: justinguitar on December 08, 2009, 04:04:13 pm
Really appreciate the support guys and really happy that you like it...

Wishing you all very merry xmas :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: tommyk3067 on December 08, 2009, 08:44:10 pm
justin,i've just joined today after browsing the past week.in my opinion you are the most genuine teacher out there.your love of music and willingness to share your knowledge makes it possible for beginner players such as myself to learn songs,theory, and techniques that would be confusing and  take much longer without your help.the site is a wealth of information.it is an inspiration that you don't ask for anything in return.i donated and joined today and wish i could give more for all your doing for us.it is so refreshing to see you help us all the best you can.i thank you. i look forward to all future lessons.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: acmaximus on December 08, 2009, 11:50:56 pm
after taking lessons for a year, i found myself able to play some songs, but not knowing at all what notes or chords i was playing.  just knew where my fingers were supposed to go and what strings to pick or strum.  didn't really like my instructor and quit going.  also pretty much quit playing.  but after seeing a couple of your lessons on youtube recently, i found they were easily the best out there and decided to check out justinguitar.com.  I couldn't believe how organized and well thought out the lessons are.  It's the structure i was lacking with my first instructor, and i quickly found myself wanting to start over at the beginning and re-learn everything.  And that's what i'm doing. 

Great instructions.  Very laid back, but still professional and easy to follow and understand.  Great quality video too.  It's easy to see that you truly enjoy what you're doing, especially since you are offering it up for free.  Which is rare these days. 

I donated and joined today. 

Thanks and keep on rockin'.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: fireguitar on December 10, 2009, 12:48:58 am
Justin,
I just started playing about 5 months ago and was hoping there was a site out there like this. So many want money up front but you don't know what you will get on-line so I just waited. Your site is beyond great. So much information to soak up. The organization is amazing. It's great to have a plan laid out for you (i.e.  The Beginners Course) and all the supporting information. I will definitely be making regular donations to help out. It's great to see someone doing something on the honor system as in this world you almost never do. I would feel guilty if I did not contribute. Keep it up and rock on.
Thanks for the experience.
Fireguitar :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Sliver58 on December 10, 2009, 03:28:42 pm
Hi my name is Justin as well ;D and I  stumbled across this site a few weeks ago trying to find a website with lessons on leaning guitar, and I was only expecting written tutorial.  When I saw that this online beginner course had video lessons I immediately bookmarked it.  I really want to thank Justin and everyone who keeps this website up and running because it is truly helpful to many people. 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Hugs on December 10, 2009, 08:13:47 pm
I discovered you on youtube while looking for guitar lessons. I have looked at quite a few other people's sites, too; most notably Dave and Tim's ... and Marty's - you know who they are. But your lessons are much better. You've clearly thought everything out in advance, as shown by the amazing coherence and structure of your site. In fact I get the feeling that others are beginning to use you as a model for their own sites - perhaps ripping you off in a way. I'm broke right now because I just bought an MIM std strat ($500), a little Martin LX1E (nearly $400), a $100 Fujiyama classic, which was an unbelievable price for a guitar with built in pickup and equalizer, and a Line 6 Spider III amp ($169); and of course capo, straps, picks, footrest (I can't sit on the floor like you do), etc. But, when I once again have cash to spare after Xmas, you'll be the first to get some. Maybe I'll buy the album you have coming out in January by way of starting to say thanks in a more meaningful way than mere words.
Mate, you're just too cool! Thanks again, Hugs - another expat living in Vancouver, Canada.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Iwannaplay on December 11, 2009, 01:12:40 pm
Thanks Justin,

I have been wanting to learn for a few years and my wife got me a guitar for my 30th, I wish I learned to play as a youngster. I have been looking at your site for a few months now as it was reccomeneded by a friend and have just started going over the first 3 cords in the begginers course. Its a really great site and im finding it easy to use and follow.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Quentin on December 12, 2009, 03:16:31 pm
Bonjour Justin!!

Hye, i'm a student and i'm living in the suburbs of Paris, France,
i wanted to say thank you for all this great lessons, i've learn so much thanks to you and your website.
Thank you for making guitar more accessible, indeed guitar lessons are really expensive and this website gives the opportunity to poor people (like me) to have access to a lot of quality lessons.

Thanks for sharing all your tricks and experience, because without sharing, music has no point.
Anyway, i'm a big fan, keep going like this, i wish you the best for your album.

And the best compliment i can make is that i learn from listening Jimi Hendrix, Ry Cooder, Johnny Cash, Al di Meola, Chuck Berry and others but especially Justin Sandercoe!!


by the way here is a very cool video that every musician will enjoy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us-TVg40ExM

Thanks
Bye
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: laurenj23 on December 12, 2009, 10:37:01 pm
Hello Justin! from Louisiana, USA.

I just had to tell you how much I appreciate your site. My life is enveloped with music, it's apart of everything I do. Because of this passion, I've always dreamed of playing an instrument (piano and guitar being my first two choices) but I never thought I had that "musical ability". Someone gave me a guitar about a week and a half ago and honestly I found it somewhat comical. I didn't think I could get the D chord down let alone anything else without my fingers being the death of me...luckily they're pretty much numb now  :). I must say, words cannot express how much you've helped! I can't believe it sometimes that my fingers are actually doing what you say they can lol. Like I said, I just started but I cannot thank you enough! Keep up the good work, looking forward to your album coming out!

Thanks again! Merry Christmas!

Lauren   
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Nazz on December 14, 2009, 01:18:59 am
Hi Justin and Team - Just wanted to say thank you for the great web site and CD (I have the download just waiting for the physical copy to arrive). I have only been playing guitar for approx 3 months (changed from Harp) and I have found your site extremely helpful - loved the lesson on Wherever you will go by the calling. Cheers and have a Merry Christmas and Safe New Year. Na
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: dearlpitts on December 14, 2009, 01:34:37 am
i belong to a site i pay for,and its great but this one is great too,may just guit it and come here and donate to you.its a possability. keep up the good work and thank you.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Jim_M on December 14, 2009, 04:23:32 am
I had a Yamaha 6 string sitting there gathering dust with a bag full of books on leaning guitar.  Got into looking at YouTube for something in the last year and there is lots there and then I found your series.

Got into your website and am following along with the beginner series.  Thanks man as I am actually getting something out of this and learning.  Its not a dusty item sitting on its stand anymore.

Jim
Dartmouth NS Canada
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: addiemac on December 14, 2009, 08:29:37 am
Hi all i'm Addiemac, been playing for about a year or so but of late seam to have stopped progressing, just every thing sounds i don't know kinda samey, prob due to limited strumming methods....

Anyway would like to say a big thankyou to justin, think your a really good guy, not to mention talented...also shout out to jedi!!!!

Only found this web site after previously paying for both Guitar in a nutshell and your guitar sage, and to be fair yours is by far the best of all three not to mention free...However I know its not much but after learning, Have you ever seen the rain in under an hour. Had proof of your training methods and donated £10.00 as thats what (sage) cost. Happy to continue donating when can afford it and as i progress...Thanks Again.

Justin After using other two sites have picked up bad habits like an (easy Bm & F) so now i have to break bad habits right, or would you say oh well and move to next stage, you see fingers automatically go to these positions now???? I know what i gotta do.

Any chance of some easy Eagels songs Many thanks
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: zerg686 on December 15, 2009, 12:30:04 am
I just wanna say hi and thank you for the wonderful tutorial...really appreciate it.. great help for a beginner like me.. i have a question though...I'm from Philippines and i was wondering if SMALL TOWN EYES will also be release here or at least in ASIA.. if not, is there any way that i can get a copy of the album.. i really love the preview at your myspace site.

thanks and god bless..
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: iburyu2 on December 15, 2009, 05:01:35 pm
Justin, I'm a beginner at learning guitar and I hope to donate as soon as I get my funds in order.  I took your advice and bought the Yamaha Electric Gigmaker.  It is quite a beautiful instrument and the amp really was far beyond what I expected.  I've been trudging through trying to learn chords on an Oscar Schmidt that a friend gave me but the action is so hard I actually was starting cuts in my fingertips.  That is when I decided to look into better instruments.  I'm hoping it makes playing more enjoyable and less painful ;D.  Right now I know I have progressed but I feel like I'm repeating everyday so it gets a little monotonous. I'm hoping with your programs I can break through all of that.  So to get to the point a big thank you to you.  I really like your personality and friendliness.  Your generousity comes through even though its only on video.  Thanks for helping the poor in spirit and I'm sure your rewards will return back to you.

God Bless you and may He give you strength and encouragement to keep moving forward,
From your new student and online friend, Robert  ;) :) :D ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Mesjash on December 15, 2009, 07:25:56 pm
Thank you Justin from the bottom of my guitarist heart (i hope that even someone so unskilled at playing as me can have some of those). You helped one more person and I'm gonna make sure to make something in return ^^ I learn a couple of friends with what i have learn and i showed them around your webside ^^ i really slow to make this 'thanks' but I'm quite sure that it still counts.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: trash on December 15, 2009, 10:04:01 pm
THANK YOU JUSTIN! the world needs more people like you :) really!
i'll buy your CD, that's for sure...
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Frydaddy on December 16, 2009, 12:23:48 am
Justin,

I've been tinkering around with guitar for 12 years, but you've given me new inspiration to go back to the basics and work on getting really good.

Thank you for the website. It's one of the best I've seen.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: SingeDesNeiges on December 16, 2009, 10:50:56 pm
Hi from France,

my wife bought me an accoustic guitar for my 25th birthday, but you are the one who really gave me the motivation to play ! Your lessons are great and everything seem so simple now, even though I still struggle to have clear notes when changing quickly ;) !

I'm having a new job in a month or two, so you can expect some money from me soon I think ;) That's the least I could do for all you do !

Can't wait to master my B7 (my pinky is not strong enough yet) so that I can play "Sitting by the dock of the bay" !

See you tomorrow then for a new lesson ;).
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: L20Aaron on December 18, 2009, 01:27:30 am
Just bought my first guitar and excited to learn how to play... Currently following the beginners course and loving it. Thanks to the Justin method I'm learning at a much quicker pace than expected... I can't wait to pick up my guitar every day. Thanks Justin and team- you guys have an awesome thing going.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: cyfou on December 18, 2009, 03:47:54 pm
Thank you Justin from FRANCE  ::)

it's a real pleasure to learn guitar with your help.
you are a great and generous teacher !
with your website I can improve also my english  ;) ... it's a good way too !

Thanks again and Merry Christmas !

Cyfou
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: stacey on December 19, 2009, 05:46:17 am


wow thank you. i have just donated - realising that this is just as good if not better than a personal tutor as i can have 3 lessons in a day then not have one for a few weeks, then revisit! its brilliant. what a great thing you do and you do it so well.

congratulations on being so successful, you deserve it.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: peterzuehlke on December 19, 2009, 10:03:53 pm
Thanks for all the help.  (I will have to send in another donation, soon.)
I did a version of "Silent Night" from your tab/lesson (thought flat picked on a strat) for the music background for my 2009 YouTube Christmas Card.  Link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9vHVAr5qt0

Regards,
Peter

ps. Thanks for putting up the Crossroads tab.
Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: mrmolecatcher on December 19, 2009, 10:57:33 pm
justin your doing an amazing job here, i must have watched every video on the website, best teacher on the internet, some more hendrix lessons would be great, keep up the good work, scott
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: claro on December 20, 2009, 11:14:22 am
Hi Justin and the gang

Just listened to your album samples on myspace, sounds fantastic m8!

Brillant website as well, recommended it to loads of budding guitarists! Hopefully some of them have been donating!?

Take care guys,

All the best
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: claro on December 20, 2009, 11:18:20 am
Oh yeah,

Merry Xmas to everyone!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: max555 on December 20, 2009, 04:52:00 pm
Hi!

I am from Europe, Estonia and I would like to say (I guess like everybody else here): a big thank you :)
I have played guitar only a month and  I really enjoy the learning process that your site and videos provide. Again thank you for sharing your knowledge and fondness of music to others. I feel like you have done a huge and great job helping others progress on their guitar. During the last weeks I have reached to a conclusion that I will play guitar all my life...:D
So to sum it up:
Great stuff Justin!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: lzj on December 22, 2009, 03:56:53 pm
Hi!
I must say I really love your site Justin, I played guitar for a few months but 2 weeks ago I bought a new guitar and I started learning all from the beginning, if it wasn't for your beginners course I'd not even know how many lacks in my knowledge I had!
I wanna say a great THANK YOU JUSTIN.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: istariwhite on December 23, 2009, 01:06:50 am
hi justin, you are great.!! by the way i don´t speak english so...i just wanna say that i will like to see you in a video playing, so far away form the Dire straits, i like the acustic part that mark does with the guitar, so.. thank you for all the help.!! by the way i only have like 4 months playing an acustic guitar that i bought.!! ;).bye...upps i dont know i you have a video doing that allready..i am going to check it out..!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Ice Block on December 23, 2009, 01:49:42 am
Hi Justin. Ive been playing guitar for almost 6 years now and I am 15.
The first 5 years, i played acoustic (With my fingers)
Then I moved to electric guitar but it was really hard for me to play with the pick so I went with the Mark Knophler style and learned Sultans Of Swing (Thanks). My pick is under control now thanks to you and BB King´s Blues.

Thanks
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: kzar33 on December 24, 2009, 07:33:45 pm
Thank you so much for the lessons!
I just wanted to wish you Happy holidays and say that I've donated :D
At 39 years of age I thought that learning to play guitar would be hard... well IT IS!
But more than anyone you have helped me with your great lessons and now I see that it can be done.
People like you do make the world a better place!
I sincerely wish you all the happiness and prosperity, and that you keep doing what you do!

Cheers.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: HarleyJ on December 27, 2009, 08:07:18 am
 ;D ;D
Hey Justin Guitar!
I just wanted to let you know i love the site!
Very helpful for me, i've been teaching myself for a while, but i love your techniques. :)
I just wanted to give a big thanks to you for taking the time to pull together such a great website. you're helping bring music to the world. :)
-Dudette Harley J
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Kerstin on December 27, 2009, 02:58:50 pm
Hey Justin ;)
Great website!
Thank you very much =)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: avalendino on December 28, 2009, 10:43:03 am
hi Justin(and all the team)  i really appreciate your lessons that are very clear and absolutely useful. i think that i.m learning a lot with you so thank you.

just one question(i am sorry if i put a question here and i know it is not allowed but i don't know the forum well, so pardon me this time :) ):

where can i put in the forum some suggestion about new lessons that you could put on the site?

for example the first one that i would like to suggest is one lesson about the techniques with the tremolo bar, that i really never use but it is very very funny. and also an explanation about the symbols used in the tabs(or pentagram) about it.
please, think about it.

thank you very much and excuse me if i don't use the forum in the correct way...well, not yet!

A.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Bootstrap on December 28, 2009, 11:07:19 am
Avalendino - welcome to the forum - there already is a lesson on reading TAB here http://www.justinguitar.com/en/TB-011-ReadTAB.php

As for the tremelo thing I recall Justin saying once that he doesn't use tremelo much in his playing and prefers to teach techniques he feels he is more experienced in.

Cheers, Bootstrap
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: cora on December 29, 2009, 09:58:30 pm
I'm new here and new at the guitar and your website is wonderful and so helpful :)
Your lessons are great and really clear, I'm not a native English speaker and despite that I can understand everything (almost)    ;)
You are a really excellent teacher and I'm  following your beginner course with pleasure. (even if I am at a really early stage)
The forum is really good as well, I had nice advices when I wanted to choose my first guitar and lovely greetings when I had it two days ago  ;D
So, I huge thank you for you Justin
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: sankanow on December 30, 2009, 02:13:33 am
Thank you so much Justin for this wonderful website and the time you put in, I really appreciate it bro.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: soccerlover703 on December 30, 2009, 08:54:56 am
Thanks Justin... Love your guitar playing & thanks again for the lessons!!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: hdj on December 30, 2009, 11:55:32 am
Hi !

My name is Miguel, writing from Portugal.
Just want to congratulate Justin for his great ability to teach (and to play, of course) and this very helpful site.

I´ll be, for sure, a "frequent flyer".

Thanks
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jonreynir on January 01, 2010, 09:55:46 am
hi Justin and team..

Just want to say big thanks for this wonderful site and for tributing so gracefully to those who can not afford to pay for
guitarlessons...

about me... in short :)
My name is Jón Reynir...  i´m 28 years old and i´m from Iceland... married....got 4 kids.... and work as a machanik at workshop here in iceland.   

so..

a couple months a go i had an idea of how fun it would be to be able to play a guitar..... never had i playd an instrument befor so ..  my starting point  was .....  well....  i knew what a guitar was but that´s it !!     it also helped me at first that my oldest daughter (4 years old) has alot of intrest in music, singing and dancing.. so i belived that if there was an instrument in the house and someone who knows how to play  it.. it might help her  in the future if this intrest keeps growing.

so..  my journey started at youtube... searching for basic lessons on guitar..  it didn´t take me along time to see where the best and most effective lessons where from so i started going thru the beginner lessons on youtube and not so much in the right order  ;)

soon enough i found my self here at justinguitar and working thru the beginner lessons like a true student and just loving it.

now my inttrest in learning how to play the guitar.... music theory.... and just all these things you ar teaching has increasd more and more.
I´m still a beginner student...don´t get me wrong.... and loving every second i spend trying to be learn more. i guess i´ve been at a bit of a stand still in my practice on the guitar since just litle under a month ago my twins were born...  and kids do take time you know.. ;D

but i´ll find my self back on track soon enough..

this is getting kind of long here.... so ..

Big thanks to you justin and all who tribute to this site ....
Justin... you are a great musician, awsome guitarplayer...  and a truely inspireing person .. not to mention a gifted teacher.

there is no doupt in my mind that i will buy all your training stuff... dvd or ebook..(one by one of corse) so that those who can not afford pay for it ...can learn for free.   This is a noble system you´ve got going and i hope it can stay this way.

and small town eyes !!!!! i bought the special version....  it´s just awsome... i hope you sell Alot when it hits the market.

so...  sorry for the long post... and if my spelling is crap... sorry once more   :D

look forward to another guitarlearning year .....

Happy new year to you guys...   and i wish you the best of things on this new year.

your student..
Jón Reynir
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: toffy on January 01, 2010, 03:20:19 pm
Hello Justin and the team.
I wish you and at all a happy new year.
I discover this forum with the "Sultans Of Swing" lesson.
I live in the North of France.
It's difficult to me because I don't understand English very well,so sorry for faults.
Thanks for all,I return to my lesson to try to understand the rythm.
bye
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: cobweb on January 01, 2010, 03:59:35 pm
HI, There is no way to Thank Justin for the wonderful work he has done for my daughter and I with the time he has dedicated with his teaching web site, Is there any way to get posters or stickers to let other people know about him, or to adorn our home recording studio??
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ray1mc on January 01, 2010, 07:27:42 pm
Hi Justin

I just wanted to say that if it weren't for guys like you, guys like me would be even more "handicapped" than I already am!  Your website is well designed and your video tutorials are excellent.  Im 49, just started playing last year and have very little time for lessons.  There is no way I will live long enough to learn all the music that I want to so it's important to me that I just dive right in and try.  Being able to learn some tricks and shortcuts is absolutely essential for my progress.  Wish I would have started this quest back when I was about 12 years old, but no doubt I would have found it to be too challenging and I'd have abandoned the guitar for a baseball glove or a motorcycel!  I'm quite determined in my practice and what I lack in dexterity I make up for in attitude.  Your videos are one of my favorite new sources of QUALITY information.

THANK YOU and I hope you keep doing what you do, I appreciate it very much.

Ray
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: duchess on January 02, 2010, 03:50:17 am
Hi Justin!
I came home from work last Saturday and decided I wanted to play guitar. So, at 2 a.m., I got online and ordered a guitar. It came a few days later and I realized that unlike piano, drums, or violin (instruments I've known how to play for a while now) I had no idea how even begin playing guitar. And everywhere I looked, I had to buy something. But since I had literally spent my last dollar on my new guitar (it wasn't anything expensive, I promise!) I thought I was going to be stuck with just a gorgeous, new, unplayable toy until I got my next paycheck. Well, I decided to keep looking around and found your site. It's amazing! I'm learning chords and some song stuff and it's all sticking in my memory and I'm very, very excited about what's to come. Thanks so much for your generosity! From the progress I've made in just a few days, I am very impressed, and once I get to a more proficient level, I'm definitely getting your technique DVDs! And I'm already telling all my friends about you too  :D Thank you!!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: .Neil on January 03, 2010, 10:44:49 am
"How yer doing? Neil here." ;D

I'm a Londoner living in Japan and being married with children in my mid-40s I find myself able to realize a 30-year dream and learn guitar!

It didn't take long to choose this as my guitar-site-of-choice. I bought your Beginner's DVD Course (and a limited edition of your excellent album - I wish you all success with that) and am now working through stage 2. I played piano at school so I'm glad I don't have to learn music theory from scratch, but right now I'm struggling with the Dmin chord. It feels like my bones are going into a position God didn't intend for them. Yeah, I know. Practice, practice...

Well, Justin, just wanted to say thanks for the great site, great teaching and sharing a sincere love of what you do. Oh, and a Happy New Year!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: kathymaine25 on January 03, 2010, 02:25:16 pm
Hey Justin,
I am pretty sure we were separated at birth, except that you are way younger than me.  Same spirit on the lessons thing though, and that is what counts.  I recently moved to a place called Altamont, TN (USA) to teach special education.   This is a small former coal mining mountain town, and there is nothing for the kids after school, and access to music education is almost nonexistent. People here are poor, poor, poor.   I have started a guitar club and offered it to all of my special ed kids, plus the 5th and 6th graders.  Somehow, I also have a few younger kids, several older kids, the music teacher (who doesn't play guitar) and the county sheriff coming for lessons.  We started at the end of October and were able to perform (20 kids) at the Christmas program with a pretty good rendition of Frosty the Snowman using A, D, E.  Now I have BUNCHES of kids wanting to start in January.  The DILEMMA:  Do I give up my 2 afternoons of tutoring (for which I get paid), to add 2 more afternoons of guitar (for which I don't get paid)?  Maybe someone will come with the cash and I can do both. 

I am not a great guitarist, but I am good enough to get them started.  I have a couple of high school guys that come help, and I am working on getting some other people to come and teach drums, bass, keyboard, whatever.  A group called Little Kids Rock has helped me a lot by providing instruction on how to teach group lessons that get the kids playing songs they know and love.  So your videos fit right in with what I need.  I may post a link to your site on LKR  (www.littlekidsrock.org).  They work with Fender ($50 beginner guitars....yeah) and lots of different musicians, so you might want to hook up with them.

I am so excited to see if the videos will work at school.  YouTube is blocked, but I am hoping that the ones embedded in your webpage will be usable.  I may have to talk to the tech guy to see how I can make it work. 

Thank you again.  Maybe I can spend enough practice time on here that I will be able to keep ahead of my beginners for awhile.  I hope that they go flying right by me!!  Kathy
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: vishaljedi on January 04, 2010, 10:10:58 am
This site is the best thing that happened to me. I had a teacher but I found that he rushes a lot. So I found your videos on YouTube and got directed to this site. I would really like to thank you for giving lessons and some really cool tips. I'm still a beginner so it's going pretty good right now. Cheerz and a Happy New year!!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Strüp on January 04, 2010, 08:32:08 pm
Hi Justin and Team,
Thanks for everything!
I´ve learned so much from you.
You´r great and I´m waiting exitetly for your first album!
Thank you from Germany ;)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: fire/medic on January 05, 2010, 03:07:32 am
Hi Everyone

I had bought a Squire guitar from a local music store and was working through a book I had bought with it.  My progress was ok, or so I thought.  Then I started finding info on, "you tube", which helped as well.  While checking out You Tube I saw Justin on there, went to his web site here and found it to be a fantastic web site and I have really made some strides following his lesson plans.

Thank you Justin for a great teaching system.   I really like you positive encouragement, gentle manner and emphasis on a strong work ethic.

Much appreciated, Brian
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Crazyoldcat on January 06, 2010, 12:26:03 pm
Hi J and team
Just a few words of thanks for the site i can't think of any other musicians that do this for free ; for that i thank you
when i can i will send you some money to help out came across your site last year and then lost it, then found it again
 Cheers J and team ;D

PS How about a video on setting up the intonation

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Sasch on January 07, 2010, 02:09:26 pm
Hi Justin,

I would just like to thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge with the world. We live in an information sharing age and it is great to see that there are people like you that are willing to do just that.

I have started watching (and practicing with :)) your YouTube Videos. I have even got my two sons 4 and 6 respectively watching "Justin" with me.

Take care and keep it up. I will be posting a few song requests in the Song Requests Thread.

Regards

Sasch
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: pfizer on January 07, 2010, 02:58:53 pm
Guess this is as good a place to put this in...

...thank you SO VERY MUCH for the Price Freeze Bundles! Now I can get both RUST I and RUST II, along with MMS!  ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jilkes on January 07, 2010, 05:15:28 pm
Another thank you from not so sunny Norwich, Norfolk, UK. Amazing site, thank you very much for taking the time to do this. I found you after searching YouTube for a lesson on the CrossRoads riff.

As soon as I can get out of the financial cesspit that is January I shall be sending you a donation.

Plus I shall be posting to every guitar list I belong to promoting your site.

Happy New Year too you and everyone else in the forum.

Regards,

Jilkes.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: dr1ez on January 07, 2010, 06:42:59 pm
Hello Justin and crew!

My name is Dries, 23 years old and live in Belgium.
Last week i was searching for some beginners tips on youtube... Nothing much... Till i saw u!!!!!
I quickly went to your site justinguitar.com and began the beginners course! What a magnificant site!!! Even with translation in dutch!!! So great!!!

So on sunday i learned my first chord, the D-chord. The days after I learned the other 2: A and E .
Than I did the "1 minute changing" practice, it went better and better.
So 2 days ago I decided to try to  play a song => 1 hand in my pocket - alanis morrisette. First it didnt go well because i needed to play, sing and read/thinking about the chords. But now, it is getting better and better!!!

So I'm glad that I found your site!
Now I am addicted playing guitar!!! Thank you Justin :p

Greets Dries,

PS: I tried the choclate biscuit trick yesterday, but in Belgium we don't have "Tim Tam's" over here :( So i will try every choclate biscuit ;-)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: triple-B on January 07, 2010, 11:23:52 pm
Hey Justin, you are one cool dude! Thanks for the lessons and everything else you do. I'm lucky to have found ya for,you are one great instructor. Catch ya later,

                                   trip
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: senecadawg2 on January 08, 2010, 04:35:29 am
i have been playing on and off for the last year so i knew a bit of the stuff in the beginners course but it was still really nice going through each lesson and learning your methods! Excellent job on ALL of the songs which i have began and will continue to attempt. If you ever did make an intermidiete course i would be a huge fan!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: TheCrazyPoet on January 08, 2010, 05:27:52 pm
I would like to "Thank You" for making this place possible, and for the time and effort spent in helping us get to the next level.

I have come across numerous teachers, and must say you have been by far! the easiest one to learn from and make it more fun too.

I am really glad that I was able to join the forum, and wish you all the best for 2010 and may all your wishes come true.

Khalil
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: mancman44 on January 08, 2010, 07:54:51 pm
Justin,

Mark from Manchester in the UK here.

I've played guitar off and on for years but over the last two or three years I kind of lost a little bit of interest due to other commitments / not having enough free time and so forth.

However, I came across your site on the Net quite by accident and I have to say it's rekindled my love of the guitar and making music in general and I'm starting to get right back into things again. It's a breath of fresh air to have what ammounts to free guitar lessons and I  just want to say thank you.

Great site dude....keep up the good work!

Best wishes,

Mark
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jamesand3kids on January 09, 2010, 05:07:07 am
This is my first post and my next will to be to blast you with questions on another thread.

I started on your site last week. I want to say THANK YOU! Tonight, with your help, and with you on my screen guiding me,  I played my first song after the beginners course! After one week!!Three Little Birds! I love Bob Marley!!!

My fingers are sore. ..I am terrible! (although my two-year-old daughter thinks I'm a star and dances while I practice)but, I AM PLAYING! You are very upbeat and easy to learn from. Thank you for providing lessons online. I cannot afford lessons and was just looking up free youtube lessons when I came across your site. It's all here! You have made it fun! Your lessons are clear and straightforward. Thank you!

I'll stay practicing on beginners lesson one for another month until I can make a,d,e sound good.

Thank you Justin! May GOD bless you!

James B, Florida. U.S.A. 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ironside on January 10, 2010, 01:28:49 am
Thank you for everything, Justin.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: seahawkers101 on January 10, 2010, 04:19:39 am
Hey!  Just want to give a million thanks! I had a huge hassle with the C chord. I saw the "air changes" video and I am appalled on how quickly I improved.   

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!           
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Taragen on January 10, 2010, 07:13:52 pm
I discovered your site about 2 years ago and have been recommending it as the best "guitar" site on the web, to friends who are interested in learning guitar. I think your doing a fabulous job. Keep up the great work Justin.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: belindae on January 11, 2010, 06:09:41 am

My sincere thanks and kudos to you my friend. I've been trying to learn guitar on and off for a few years now, and anticipate that my grueling journey (so far filled with frustration and procrastination) is reaching some kind of solid ascent in your beginner's course.

The internet thing really suits my learning style (I tend to learn from myself and so find it easier to learn from a distance by observation rather than one on one) and my budget, but your teaching style is to be be seriously congratulated. Your lessons offer realistic advice and have definitely kept me motivated. I can tell that I'm going to follow through on it this time, and have you to thank.

Thanks man!! Keep up the great work.

All the way from Australia,

Belinda.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Mao on January 11, 2010, 12:10:52 pm
Hi Justin, a little bit late but I would still like to whish you all the best for 2010 and a lot of THANKS for your job building up this great Site. Mauro
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Anders on January 11, 2010, 12:20:04 pm
Hello and thanks from Sweden!

I must say that your site has made the impossible possible. Teaching a soon-to-be 39 year old who never played an instrument (and whom, according to his wife and friends, completely lack any sense of rhythm) to enjoy the guitar!

I'm still very much a beginner but your teaching has made me believe that one day I might actually be able to play guitar.

/Anders
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Frankyboy66 on January 11, 2010, 02:12:00 pm
Hi!
I'm an old (40...) guy from Canada who just want to thank you Justin. I play guitar for some time now but i only recently decided to upgrade my playing and get some theoric background (I have more time now, my kids are a bit older....). I just started playing in a band as lead guitar. Well, I just want to tell you how much your lessons helped me to improve my skills.

You are an amazing teacher, and on top of that, intelligent and funny. I hope more people donate for the tremendous work you did and for the high quality of your teaching.

Thx again and keep on rocking!

P.S. Sorry for my english.... I'm french speaking...
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: larmen on January 12, 2010, 10:52:38 pm
Hi Justin,
Stalking your side since just before Xmas and want to say thanks. I used to play saxophone many years ago (about 18 to 20) and was looking for something I can play at home on my own. Was between self learning keyboard or guitar, and I tried guitar before and it didn't work. Somebody linked me to hear and suddenly guitar does work.
Thanks a lot for you r page. And I am already looking forward to your CD that come out!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: songfinlay on January 13, 2010, 12:17:17 am
Justin I'm a student in the UK and I was told about your site by my dad of all people. It's absolutely fantastic - as soon as I have a job you will be getting some donations - feel free to email me in a year if I haven't donated! Thanks again and please please please keep up the great work with your team.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: sirmichaelfleischmann on January 13, 2010, 10:02:34 pm
Hey Justin,i just started playing & your site has been extremely helpful.(T
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: sirmichaelfleischmann on January 13, 2010, 10:05:18 pm
Hey Justin,I just started playin & you've been very helpful.Too bad I didn't see your video on what kind of guitar to buy before i bought a realy chep acustic.hahaAnyways once I get workin full-time I'll be sure n make a donation or buy a dvd. ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Ward on January 14, 2010, 12:35:08 pm
Hello,

I'm from belgium and only started playing acoustic guitar since a month.
I'm really enjoying it.=D
This site is really great, everything is explained very good, with tons of info and vids!

This site is just perfect for a starter like me (:
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: rolling56 on January 14, 2010, 06:10:48 pm
Thank you Justin  8)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Tuttle01 on January 16, 2010, 01:43:03 pm
Hello from Tasmania!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: trikerdude2009 on January 16, 2010, 09:10:13 pm
Justin to be honest i really don't know where to start. I heard about you thanks to The gadget show and checked out your site and i haven't looked back since, iv had a guitar for about two and a half years now but i have never really got any where with it shore i bought books on chords and stuff but a few simple chords was about all i masted in a year and a half,
then as i said i found your web site and now i can actually play a far few songs and its all thanks to you I'm slow to learn but i think its my age that's slowing me down ha ha. but genuinely I'm so greatfull every day i come home now wanting to go on your site and learn something new however the more i learn the longer practising seams to be before i can learn something new its reached an hour per night at the moment ha ha. But its all good all iv ever wanted since i was a kid was to play guitar and you made that dream come true just wish i was closer to London so i could come say this in person but its a long way from Leicester. So again thanks and keep up the good work your teaching style really works and works well and trust me until i found your site i think i try ed all the others and learnt nothing.

and if you ever come to Leicester look me up and ill be only to glad to be a guide for you and your team take care to you Justin and Jedi and all the rest of your team who help make this site possible.


With many Thanks from Gavin
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: trikerdude2009 on January 16, 2010, 09:12:55 pm
Justin to be honest i really don't know where to start. I heard about you thanks to The gadget show and checked out your site and i haven't looked back since, iv had a guitar for about two and a half years now but i have never really got any where with it shore i bought books on chords and stuff but a few simple chords was about all i masted in a year and a half,
then as i said i found your web site and now i can actually play a far few songs and its all thanks to you I'm slow to learn but i think its my age that's slowing me down ha ha. but genuinely I'm so greatfull every day i come home now wanting to go on your site and learn something new however the more i learn the longer practising seams to be before i can learn something new its reached an hour per night at the moment ha ha. But its all good all iv ever wanted since i was a kid was to play guitar and you made that dream come true just wish i was closer to London so i could come say this in person but its a long way from Leicester. So again thanks and keep up the good work your teaching style really works and works well and trust me until i found your site i think i try ed all the others and learnt nothing.

and if you ever come to Leicester look me up and ill be only to glad to be a guide for you and your team take care to you Justin and Jedi and all the rest of your team who help make this site possible.


With many Thanks from Gavin
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: StratsRock on January 17, 2010, 03:09:28 am
Justin...Thank you for all that you do. Your time and talent are greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: DarkCanuck on January 17, 2010, 03:09:55 am
Hey Justin, I really like what you are doing to inspire people.  It has really helped me, and I just wanted to say thanks.  I listened to the short Itunes version of your song, and their great.  you know, I was wondering; next time your wanting to post a tab of a song, but you don't know what song, I'd chose Imperfect for your new album, it sounds great.  Noooooo Presssuree,
Thanks Again


,From Canada
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: carpediem on January 17, 2010, 06:58:49 pm
Hi Justin,
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: BirdyB on January 17, 2010, 11:38:17 pm
Hi Birdy here...

Justin, you are my nº2 Personal Hero!
(nº1 is Django Reinhardt, so hope you don't feel bad about being nº2)

Many thanks for your excellent work from Portugal!

Cheers,
BirdyB
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: BirdyB on January 17, 2010, 11:38:40 pm
Hi Birdy here...

Ups, I double posted my message, sorry. Administrator, please delete this one, thanks.

Cheers,
BB
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ivow on January 18, 2010, 12:54:26 pm
Hello Justin,

I justs tarted a week ago and I'm seeing so much progression!
Your beginners course 2.0 is very clear, and I think i'll be able to play good guitar within half a year. And that is all because of
YOU

So I just wanted to say THANKS A LOT ! your the bomb,

keep up the good work

greets Ivo
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: nerevarin on January 18, 2010, 09:02:04 pm
Hey Justin,

i justed wanted to say thanks to you :)

you know, i am being taught to play a guitar by a real teacher,
but you you were and still are my main teacher. Doesnt matter that you are a virtual one.

Thank you!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: tpl on January 19, 2010, 06:32:18 am
Hello teacher justin, I'm from Brazil and I'm very glad I found your site. I am currently unemployed, but soon begin to work and a part of the first salary will be to help defray your site and you ... is a great teacher and definitely a great person. Thanks for making me an apprentice capable.

thiago
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: heitorbordin on January 20, 2010, 04:47:52 am
Hey Justin, I'm Heitor, from Brazil, 16 years old

I've been watching some lessons. not all of them but most of, you're a truly great teacher and I'm sure all of us really appreciate what you're doing for us.

I recently watched your 100th lesson, the most important one, you're completely right, all my friends get the tabs and the chords in some of those websites and play what's wrote there, It's not bad, but you don't feel the music coming out right, just the sound, you know?

Well, I started off different, the music that made me really stop and listen to it carefully was Naive by The Kooks, I knew the chords and the strumming and everything but it just wasn't coming out as I expected, I tried I tried I tried and every time it was getting better and better, I had completely abandoned those websites and the lessons for sometime to focus on that song, and know, it's perfect, I can even play with it by doing some small changes and it's really fun. It took me 5 weeks to realize exactly how it was played, the strength he used to press the barre or the entire chords, the velocity, whether he plays barre in the middle of the fret, on top of it so it sounds a little but muted.

I still use those websites cuz I can't figure it out by ear yet, but it's like the primitive version of the song, I develop the rest by playing it, really making my fingers bleed.

So thank you Justin
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: guitardoctorindia on January 20, 2010, 05:08:13 pm
Hi Justin! This is a final year med student from India.

I always wanted to play a musical instrument. But somehow, though I have the motivation, and the will to work hard, I find myself missing out on good teaching. I don't really get much free time for regular teaching from a real teacher, so thanks a lot for what is undoubtedly the best guitar course on the internet.

I like the detail in your lessons, how you actually look at it from an absolute beginner's point of view, and painstakingly explain the difficult bits and the stumbling blocks without being asked. But the clincher is the organisation of the course into a step by step approach. Any guy who follows the course step by step and sees all the lessons is just guaranteed to become a great player, I feel.

It's been six months since I picked up the guitar, currently on stage seven and loving the instrument more everyday.

BTW I'd love to make a donation but not earning anything at present. You're one of the first donees I send monetary thanks to once I get paid (just after Wikipedia :-D )

Thanks again
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: alpeters1959 on January 20, 2010, 07:45:00 pm
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Justin and Jedi been using this site for a while now and purchased the dvds that the boys have done i am a begginer to guitar playing and i cant tell you how much these guys have helped thank you ever so much keep up the good work.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: tsu_1101 on January 21, 2010, 12:11:31 am
Guess what?? Thank you Justin!!! I've been stuck for a while now. I did not know where to go, how to progress until I stumble onto your site. I realized I was struggling with  some basics skills like chord changes, and I wasn't able to use well everything I knew from scales to theory. So, thanks a lot your site help me to really improve by structuring my pratice session and working one thing at a time. Now I'm really really improving thanks to you. Already bought a couple of your products, all great stuff. Can't wait for the intermediate course. Thanks again
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Dominika on January 22, 2010, 12:10:07 am
Justin, you are the man!!!
Thanx a million  :)
Looking forward to the dvd lessons!
The world needs more ppl like you.

Peace
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ignacio on January 23, 2010, 02:26:37 am
Hi Justin,

Regards from Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Today I saw you playing with a wonderful signer (I do not know her name) in a Film & Arts TV Show.  I said to myself, I know that guy and after a few seconds I realized that it was you with the guitar.  Congratulations for your site.  It is great.  One favour for the future: Could you please play "autumn leaves" and/or "blue bossa" with improvisations tips inside so that we can just figure it out an example of improvisation to learn?

Best regards,

Ignacio
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: gespo on January 24, 2010, 02:17:52 am
Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for such great site. As a standard issue broke college student, I've been contemplating picking up guitar for quite a while now but have been caught on the fact that I could barely afford equipment right now, let alone lessons. I've been poking around the site for a few days and it's clear the huge amount of time and effort that has been put in on it. Thanks to you, I'm finally ready to take the plunge confident that I'll actually get some where. I just figured it was the least I could do to stop in and say thanks, although thats far less than you really deserve.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ronaldguilmet on January 24, 2010, 05:09:24 am
Justin,

I came across you on youtube, which led me to your site here.

I am so glad I came across you. I want to thank you for the time you give and spend.

I will donate to you, for sure.

thanks again.

Cheers from Philadelphia Pa, US.

P.S. I caught some of your music on myspace, Outstanding..
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Tinman402 on January 24, 2010, 11:12:59 pm
Hello,

 I just have to commend you on an outstanding site and wonderful teaching techniques.

Some background.  I got my first guitar for Christmas at 12 years old and at the time was handed some old ham-by down song books (Gordon lightfoot, eagles, Croce, Kris Kristopherson, etc.) my dad had from his days of playing. My dad wasn't the teaching type and a accident made it so he couldn't use his left hand so he didn't really offer any help and there was no internet at that time. I sat in my room for about 3 years playing tabulation and never really understanding what I was doing. I guess you could say I played like a mockingbird..lol.. I lost interest at that point cause I felt I had hit a wall in understanding music.

Now fast forward to a year ago.. At 34, my 8 year old son asked me to get him a guitar and show him how to play. Couldn't afford lessons so I bought a guitar and went back at it. I must say I find it easier at this age than it was back then to understand but still I wasn't getting some of it. I knew tons of cords but nothing much about notes and scales. Then I found this site about 3 months back... WOW what a difference. Now me and my son are students of yours and I see progress, finally understanding things I didn't before.

You do a great job explaining and making this easy to learn. I practice 2 hours a day and my son practices every other day about an hour a sitting.

Thanks for all you do Justin.  You're helping me scale that wall and my son is learning the right way to play .

Rock on,
Kris
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Irishmark909 on January 27, 2010, 03:46:10 am
 Major Newbie here...lol , as I have just received my first Guitar last week.  I just want to say thank you for the lessons. Thanks to you I can now play the A, D and E cord as a two and three chord strum.  I plan on staying on your site to further my education in my attempt at playing the guitar .  You provide baby steps which has been very important in my comprehension of playing the guitar.  I do not have much access to many musicians , so you are now my new best friend. THX
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: hs81 on January 27, 2010, 05:14:21 am
wow, I just discovered this site and it is truly unbelievable- and just what I needed! Thank You Justin - There really are still amazing people in this world.
Your lessons seem to be clear and easy to understand. It's well organized and seems to cover so very much. And best of all, it's free (great for struggling students like myself who desperately want to learn to play better but can't afford private lessons).
I can't wait to go through all the lessons and learn them all. ( And I certainly do hope to give back to you when I can).
Thanks a million!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bbguitar on January 27, 2010, 12:18:09 pm
Hi Justin, great site and great resources. I'll be sending some of my students this way soon.

Hopefully I'll get some time to help out other players too... ;)

Kind regards, Spencer

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Guitarted on January 28, 2010, 11:26:23 pm
hey man im new to the site but in the past couple days it has helped more than some sites do in months, and i just think its awesome what your doing, taking time out of your life to make this awesome site, thanks so much man
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bika on January 30, 2010, 11:06:36 am
I have been on Annual Leave for the last 6 weeks and have made a resonable effort to keep up  regular guitar practice.
I try to follow Justin's tips for a practice program eg. 5 min for the various exercises mentioned in the fantastic easy to follow "Master The Major Scale" and the "Practical Music Theory" books.

I have also been working on "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" & "Wish You Were Here" form the site video song lessons.

At the risk of sounding delusional, I feel as though my playing has improved both technically and theory wise.
I am sure my family are sick of seeing me with a guitar strapped on, hightlighted by wife's comments of "your not listening to me" when I try to continue conversation whilst playing the G Major scale in its various positons.

Anyway,
Thanks Justin for your free online guitar lessons, and if there was a Humanitarian Award for "Giving Away Music" I am sure you would win hands down.

P.S
My biggest struggle at the moment is playing in front of people.  I really tend to rush.
Your album is growing on me.  Which I feel is the best way as it normally means I will always like it.

bika
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: gmcdon1979 on January 31, 2010, 01:18:14 pm
Hi Justin,

I just wanted to thank you for the gift you have given me.  My wife bought me a guitar for my birthday two years ago, that's when I found your web site.  I never imagined myself being able to play the guitar but you made it so much fun.  I had taken lessons years ago and it just never clicked and I stopped going.  The way you teach it is great.  You explain everything very well.  I practiced everyday and had blood blisters on my fingers for a couple months.  But I hung in there and now I can play pretty well.  Thank you again for everything and God Bless. ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: northernsoul55 on February 01, 2010, 11:00:35 am
Hey Justin,

Just wanted to stop by and say those two magic words "Thank You", and also wish you the very best of luck with your new album.

Love your lessons and the humor and fun you inject into them, which really helps to keep me inspired and stops me doing a "Basil Fawlty" on my guitar ;D

Best Regards
THANK YOU
Northernsoul55 (Dave)

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: trikerdude2009 on February 01, 2010, 03:57:12 pm
hi Justin just wanted to say how much i appreciate yours and your teams work. Iv been trying to learn guitar for years but thanks to the gadget show i learned of your site and decided to check it out and I'm so glad i did. i have learnt more in 6 months thanks to you, than i have in the last 4 years on my own, i can play about 20 songs now and all thanks to you. and I'm gutted for you about the tabs and a little frustrated too lol as i was using one to help me with a song lol but I'm more concerned that some idiot thinks its OK to take this away from good honest people that just want to learn how to play guitar my step daughter now uses your site and she is only 7 and she is gutted as she relies on your tabs.
as she is just learning. its disgracefully i think that people can do this to you i mean its not like you really make anything from it and i bet it costs you more to run this site than you make. any way i just wanted you and your team to know I'm with you all the way anyone that spends there time to run a site like this and for free is a dam decent guy in my book. take care and good look Gavin.   
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: trikerdude2009 on February 01, 2010, 04:06:16 pm
hi Justin just wanted to say how much i appreciate yours and your teams work. Iv been trying to learn guitar for years but thanks to the gadget show i learned of your site and decided to check it out and I'm so glad i did. i have learnt more in 6 months thanks to you, than i have in the last 4 years on my own, i can play about 20 songs now and all thanks to you. and I'm gutted for you about the tabs and a little frustrated too lol as i was using one to help me with a song lol but I'm more concerned that some idiot thinks its OK to take this away from good honest people that just want to learn how to play guitar my step daughter now uses your site and she is only 7 and she is gutted as she relies on your tabs.
as she is just learning. its disgracefully i think that people can do this to you i mean its not like you really make anything from it and i bet it costs you more to run this site than you make. any way i just wanted you and your team to know I'm with you all the way anyone that spends there time to run a site like this and for free is a dam decent guy in my book. take care and good look Gavin.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Jay-D405 on February 01, 2010, 06:39:18 pm
I love you Justin!! <3  :)

Thank you some much Justin! I just can't thank you enough! Your site is just AMAZING! Any level guitarists can come and make progress w/ your site!

I just wanted to say that i will donate, but it wont be soon.
Once i get older and get a job, I will make a donation, a BIG donation!!!!! And i will keep making constant donations!
So for now ill try to donate what I can w/ paypal.
And im looking forward to your new album!!!
THANK YOU and BLESSINGS TO YOU!

                                                       -Jay-D405
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: stephen4x on February 01, 2010, 09:39:08 pm
Well what can i say that hasn't been said a thousand times before?  I am fairly new to getting serious about learning the guitar (acoustic), though I have thought about it many times over the last few years! I was so frustrated with some of the so called lessons on youtube etc, when someone recommended your site to me (long ago infact).  For the first time I have found a resource that actually seems to work and be useful (funny how many aren't!).  The old fingertips are a bit sore as I type this, but my chords are starting to sound OK if I do say so myself!  Still struggling with transitions from one to another, but I will get there with the handy video tips!  I would certainly recommend your lessons to anyone new like myself.  Cheers Justin.  :P


stephen.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jhype on February 01, 2010, 10:48:49 pm
I've been on this site for a little over two months now. And I have to say that I love it. I got a guitar a long time ago, and haven't had time to get lessons, and anyone i knew who played guitar just told me to "mess around" with it until I figured it out.

Anyway, my progress is unreal, I got three of your dvds too and those are excellent as well. So just wanted to say thank you Justin, because of you I'm finally learning guitar.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: misterg on February 01, 2010, 11:13:31 pm
@trikerdude - you have a message.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: GuitarJim on February 02, 2010, 11:32:39 am
Justin
Love the site.  I have just ordered the Strumming 1 DVD and cant wait to get it.  Did not realise there was a special on the 2 disks for €27, my loss.  Anyway it is a way of me contributing to your wonderful site,  I will buy the second one as soon as I have a few quid to spare. 

Tried to download a few song tabs from the site and this seems to be broken.  Hope you can fix it. 

 Again thanks for the site and cant wait for the DVD. 

Any tips on not hitting the top strings for cords that dont use them,  my thumb seem to be to short to reach around without the rest of the cord getting messed up.

Once again thanks :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Jacobe on February 02, 2010, 12:53:44 pm
Hi Justin! Jac here.

I want to tell you, you're great fella! :-) this site is numba 1!

I got one thing in mind...

I just watched your video's of Altered harmony and the V7 chord.I myself have some experience of those things and in my opinion you explain that phenomena as simple as it could be explained imho. :-)

Anyhow,as I think of a beginner studying those ( and also me :) ), it would be great for you to give some examples on video how you make that 'mighty' altered scale work musically over a sequence of G7(alt) C(min or maj).

that's Just a thought that popped in to mi 'lil mind bro..., but big Cheers for you Justin fella!!!

My music : www.mikseri.net/jacobe ("Dreamscape")
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: dave123 on February 02, 2010, 01:11:16 pm
Hey mate
Just stopping by to say thanks for setting up the site all the best and I have been passing the word, hopefully I will be able to pass a bit of cash your way soon.
All the best
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Mkkl on February 02, 2010, 07:49:17 pm
Hey Justin,
Love your videos and lessons i'm really getting into it right now.  8)
And one day when I'm a guitar virtuoso I will write the sickest solo ever in tribute to you!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: shaz on February 03, 2010, 03:17:30 pm
Hi Justin, I just saw you on tv-channel 10 in WA. What a star!!! It made me really think about how a small donation from each of us would really repay you for your help! I'm still struggling on with my playing and getting better - still have sausages for fingers and don't quite understand "music theory" but love it anyway.

Anyway, thanks for the lessons, love the site and videos are awesome.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: AnimalKwackers on February 03, 2010, 07:30:06 pm
Hi to everyone here,

Thanks Justin, this site has made my guitar journey come on leaps and bounds.
Will be buying your cd to show my gratitude. from the bits I've listened too it sounds like a 'grower'.
Good luck with this venture and thanks again.

 :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: guitarguy999 on February 04, 2010, 02:57:12 am

This has to be one of the best sites for any person wanting to properly learn how to play guitar and have fun doing it as well!  Also it is nice to have a website that doesn't have garbage everywhere eg 'Learn guitar in just 2 weeks with one simple technique!!'....The website is displayed in a way to show the work you need to do to be whatever sort of guitarist you would like to be.  In a word this site has integrity. Hopefully I can donate soon I hope this site stays online and continues to grow and flourish.  Much thanks to you Mr Sandercoe!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: guitarguy999 on February 04, 2010, 03:00:28 am
Also to Shaz I saw him on South Australia channel 10!  He was teaching the newsreader a bit of guitar haha:)  Superstar
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: World on February 04, 2010, 10:30:32 am
Hi :) 
Justin, you have a nice skills to teach guitar playing [in the way you do it - on web  :) ]... But you also have good...pronunciation  :) . Its easy to learn English by listening you guitar-lessons :) ... So maybe you should start an english language  lessons ?  :)  - ;)   

Seriously: please choose your words carefully in your next video-lessons.Pronounce all words loud and in the way it has to sound. World (i mean people on the earth, not me :) )      is watching you! 
 Talking on different languages its just like playing guitar in different styles! So it would be nice if you'll help people to learn :)

Sorry for mistakes :) (if you`ve find some).
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Rick in Miami on February 04, 2010, 05:33:34 pm
Thanks for this excellent site!

I played guitar for a few years in high school and college, having been taught the basic chords by an aunt.  But I never cracked the secret of playing more complex stuff, so learning a song like "Stairway" was an exercise in memorizing every single note.

Fifteen years later, I bought a Mexican strat in May 2009 and soon discovered your site.  Now I can play the minor pentatonic up and down the neck, thanks to you, and am utterly addicted! 

I was happy to donate to this site to help you keep it up.  Sorry to see that the tabs were pulled - it's forcing me to learn "Layla unplugged" without them, which might be a better way to learn anyway.  I need the "hear it, then play it" practice!

   Best,
   Rick in Miami
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Dr Winterbourne on February 04, 2010, 06:13:25 pm
G Day.

You re a good man, Justin. I ve been wanting to play for years. I ve wasted my time learning intros and riffs, but after a few months on the beginers course something snapped last Friday, and I ve jumped up a plateau. I know It s just the first, and things will get hard again, but I ve been riding a guitar high all week. I love to play, and I love music again, like I did when I was young.

I think you re about to be huge, man. And there s no reason why not. You have the best lessons on the web, maybe in the world, who knows. You connect with your audience - you are just like them, blogging in your bedroom, making jokes that half work, loving silly things. You rock, and you understand how cool it is to rock, and that kids just wanna rock. But you re not moron. You care for your stuff, you carefully educate without cramming it at anyone. You are like the quiet guy down the road who is teaching kids guitar and who just happens to be the coolest man on the planet, but no one knows it.

All the best Justin. You have made my life better.

Yours in eternal obligation,

Dr Winterbourne.

Another Aussie in Europe.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bigken462 on February 05, 2010, 01:56:34 am
Justin,

Thanks sir for making this site for us to enjoy. This weekend I will be making my first guitar purchase, and with the help from you and your website, I hope to be able to string my first tunes in a month or so. We'll see how it "tunes" out.

Thanks again,

Kenny Taylor

Cullman, Alabama
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: lotard on February 06, 2010, 09:49:15 pm
 Hi justin,

Thanks ever so much for all your efforts and your work. You have a very special way to connect with us in your videos, as if we were all in the same room! The biggest private lessons in the world!!
you really make me want to learn how to play!
Please, keep up the fantastic work and don"t change a bit, it's easy to see you'rr a very humane and passionate nice guy!
I was proud to donate today!!
Thanks again, take good care!!
Damien, Lyon, France.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: snowlosman on February 06, 2010, 11:55:18 pm
hey mate im all the way from NEW ZEALAND and just thought i should tell you that your site is becoming quite popular. i tell anyone that asks for to head to the website. im still only learning the gat but you have made it a hell of alot easier!
keep up the good work.
snowlosman.
p.s. i would pay for the tabs if i had too :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: DJ-VU on February 07, 2010, 05:59:20 pm
Greetings Justin, I would have said THANK YOU sooner, but I have been too busy extolling the virtues of your wonderful site to anyone who would listen and much to their annoyance, everybody elses web sites. As an old git(53 years old) I inherited a guitar and besides sitting in a corner dribbling and decomposing I didn't have alot going on. So when I accidently discovered your site on you tube, it came as a revelation! Now admittedly, thanks to you, my Mrs is now a basket case, due to my javascript:void(0);non stop practice regime, (she obviously doesn;t appreciate talent when she hears it)however I'm having a great time. You really are a brilliant and generous teacher, I have no doubt that without you, I would given up ages ago, as it is I'm coming along swimmingly.On behalf of myself and everyone else that has benefitted from your fabulous site, a massive THANK YOU. May I wish you Peace, Love Happiness and further success in your career. All the very best. Bob Gray.  8)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Haushinko on February 07, 2010, 07:55:22 pm
I was watching some cool covers on youtube and I found this man.
He thanks to justin everything he learnt! (its on the song info)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu9JJBN-Apw

Just like him, i can say that you taught me almost everything i know about guitars, thanks Justin!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: sadams122 on February 08, 2010, 03:58:57 am
Aloha Justin,

Been awhile since I was on the forum and just found out that the greedy xx--xx threatened to sue...so it goes.  I want to thank you again for your site!! It's been an inspiration.  Had to send off another paypal donation cuz whatever I can send it will never repay your amazing energy and largesse!!!

Mahalo!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: russo781 on February 08, 2010, 02:20:35 pm
hey justin my name is Zaid from Jordan, amman :) i was so glad to hear that my online teacher had visited my country and said nice things about it. the driving can really suck at times that's because were used to riding camels all the time hehe just kidding. but you definitely went to the right places you must have had a good tour guide or something. and about the prices its the 2nd most expensive country after Dubai. i tried to take guitar lessons before i came across your site and they were a bit expensive. that's why i want to say thank you for all your hard work, passion and dedication to your work . i couldn't ask for a better way to learn the guitar.
best of luck.
cheers.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: mr.nil on February 08, 2010, 07:17:36 pm
Hey Justin and team!

I came to know Justin and the site after I was looking for a cover for 'Wish you were here' from Pink Floyd... I stumbled across Justin's lesson in Youtube, I checked out justinguitar.com after that and I got hooked with the nicely presented, excellent quality, structured approach! Fantastic work! Never seen anything like it without paying a fee!

Just wanted to say a BIG thank you! for your excellent quality material at justinguitar.com, my guitar theory knowledge has improved significantly since buying your Music Theory Book and also by following your beginners course. I'm very impressed with your structured and detailed oriented approach. I also admire the amount of work you put in and to give it away 'ad honoren' it just proves that there is still good, passionate people that still gives to their community.

I'll gladly make a donation as I've benefited a lot from your lessons! and will continue to keep an eye out for new stuff and material!

Thanks man... and look after yourself! I wish you and the team all the best and success in your life! Hope to meet you at one of your gigs soon!

Cheers!  :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: fingercallus on February 09, 2010, 02:00:45 am
Justin:

   I just sent you a donation via Paypal. Thank you for being a great instructor. I am playing guitar for 3 months now and I already am playing tunes ( that actually sound good). Keep up the good work...and thanks again.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: venuwelcomes on February 09, 2010, 08:03:45 am
Dear Justin,

I have been your fan for last three months. I love the way you teach. Thank you very much for your wonderful lessons.

Thanks,
Venu
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: danboz on February 10, 2010, 04:57:13 am
Justin,

I too am a fellow Aussie living abroad though in the US.
I only just came across your site about a week or two ago and at first I thought I detected an Aussie accent but you've got quite a bit of the UK tongue happening now. It was the Tassie Devil at the end of your lessons that confirmed you're Aussie accent. I love that clip at the end.

More seriously though, I have been playing guitar for about 13 years now and am self taught. I was pretty diligent with transcribing, and learning theory and I managed to project myself to a new level of playing (i still remember a distinct moment in time where it just seemed to gel). However through the passage of time, as can easily happen, I found excuses not to learn a whole lot more of the theory and scales, and techniques, and well I lost alot of it over the years. So while I have been able to know HOW I'm playing a song, you mate, have started to teach me WHAT I'm playing in a song. I have lacked a lot of confidence in my playing the last few years, desperately wanting to get back into playing with other musicians, and you have helped spark a new level that I used to have (back when I was at school and thought I could pull all the chicks by playing just a few rockin' songs) ;-)

You genuinely are gifted as a musician, a teacher, and a communicator. Your musicianship is unquestionably very high. Your methods for teaching by both insisting upon certain aspects of music while being able to often question other aspects with alternatives are extremely informative. But I think what I admire most is your ability to non-discriminantly communicate with all guitarists of all ages and levels. Many of the above posts have been able to describe it more eloquently than myself, but you really are a cool guy and a genuine bloke.

I am addicted to your site. I will keep coming back again and again and will support your efforts.

Thanks for inspiring me again and helping me get out of the rutt I have been in for too long.

Dan
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Natey on February 10, 2010, 06:36:22 am
Hi Justin, Thank you so much for your time to have your lessons on your site. I know how much effort it takes for you and whoever else helps out to have all this for us.....Again thank you a million times over.   Nate
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: dejay on February 10, 2010, 09:47:03 am
Greetings,

Due to long work hours and a disinterest in committing myself to lessons, I had learned bit from a few books and a DVD course, but I never really got into it and gave up half way.  I hadn't touched my guitar in two years until a few weeks ago, when I started playing the only four songs I remembered again, and rather badly at that.  After reading a forum I found your youtube videos, from which I found your site last week.

I wish I had known about your site earlier - I've only just finished stage one of your beginners course and I can confidently say I've learned better techniques and attitude in that time than I did in six months before, probably because you are personable and know how to encourage students.  You basically gave me confidence that despite the fact that I'm quite bad it's just a natural part of learning a complicated skill and that I will get better with time.

Anyway, thanks dude.  I've just pre ordered your album on iTunes.  Hope it does well.  Now, back to practice!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: The Stig on February 10, 2010, 06:48:10 pm
I found the website via a google search whilst looking for some guitar beginners tips, the site is first class, as a newbie you couldn`t wish to visit a better place for help, tips, tutorial videos and much more.

Hats off to all involved  ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: OldBob on February 10, 2010, 06:48:33 pm
I have had a secret longing to try and learn to play electric guitar for over 40 years and took the plunge in December. I had the tuition book but could I get my fingers in the place the book showed me for an A chord. Frustration mounting then I found this forum. A lesson on playing the A chord which allowed me to get my fingers pressing on the right strings.............

Thanks to you Justin I managed to break through the barrier. I may never be the next Hendrix or Page but what I do achieve will be due to this site. Good on ya mate!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Sh00ttheRunner on February 11, 2010, 04:45:30 am
thank you
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: frankimahri on February 11, 2010, 11:44:51 am
Thanks Justin, I looked all over the internet to find guitar lessons, and yours are by far the best !
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: digger72 on February 11, 2010, 04:44:07 pm
Hi Justin.
It's my anniversary today - 1 year back in the saddle trying to learn guitar. I can't believe the progress I've made. I can actually play real songs - and not just strum along stuff either. The neighbours are probably a bit annoyed at hearing Seek and Destroy through my new Marshall.
Dig the album - good to chill out in the bath to. Even the mrs likes it and she usually hates the music I listen to.
Anyway, massive thanks - wouldn't be where I'm at without your guidance. Looking forward to the Intermediate course.

All the best,

Ste (Digger72)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: MaxHallden on February 12, 2010, 08:00:32 pm
Thanks Justin!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: SJP on February 13, 2010, 11:49:23 am
The good vibe, sincerity and seriousness of this place is what you should be proud of so don't spoil it, and don't sell out. I'm skint just now but will donate when i've a few quid. In the meantime thanks a lot and good luck to you. You're a good bloke Justin.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: yamyam on February 14, 2010, 12:37:01 pm
I feel really lucky to have acidentally found this web site ;D, so much info and a great forum, all free!
I had never played a musical instrument, partly because I didn't want the hassle/cost of regular lessons but after 2 months of practice I'm seeing improvements almost every day, I'm so pleased I've purchased the beginners, strumming and blues DVD's - ME! spending money on stuff I could get free - WHAT A SHOCK  :o, Many thanks to Justin and all the team who work on the site.
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Post by: lezzbo on February 14, 2010, 07:44:00 pm
Heya Justin,
Abbott from Santa Rosa CA here. I wanted to wish you a happy birthday (we share the date and I still want to buy you a pint one of these years)...
I've learned a tremendous amount of basic technique from you and wanted to that you for that as well (still not good/confidetn enough to make vids yet though. I'm a very slow learner)...
Having a great time with yer blues stuff and the random songs. Auld Lang Syne was a big hit, at least in my own mind...
Keep up the good work and pleas please please put together another solo fingerstyle blues set one of these days...
All the best,
~ab~
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Post by: tomell on February 15, 2010, 12:36:09 am
Hi,
Just a quick one to say thanks for the site and all the tips and help that go with it, Some great stuff on here for the beginner and more competent player.
Ive been a fan of the site for a while now and also introduced a good few others to it.
It has been an inspiration to me as a part time guitarist with slow progress but keep plugging away and enjoying it (most of the time)
You have a really good teaching style and attitude
many thanks.
Good luck with the album sales
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Post by: Arles on February 16, 2010, 06:53:46 pm
Hi Justin from Montreal,Canada! (And hi to everybody as well).
I just wanted to thank you for this great website! I use to get together with my friends and jam for hours (that was back home in Mexico), now here in Montreal there is no jamming...well here and there with just one friend who plays.
As a new years resolution I decided to learn how to play (no point in feeling sad and down because I have no one to play with, or sing with which was always the case).
My friend gave me a guitar a week ago, and I stumbled upon your site trough youtube, I am getting the hang of it, still struggling to change between chords, but I'll get there  :D

I can't donate as of now but I for sure will once I manage financially, I could teach you how to cook in return for now, lol (I'm a chef that should be good enough guarantee I can teach you proper food).

Anyway, thank you so very much for keeping me motivated...I was almost giving up before I started, which sucks.

To everybody: keep on playing!


Cheers from frozen Canada!

Arlette
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Post by: charra on February 18, 2010, 10:48:55 pm
  Hello, Im Oscar from uruguay, just want to say thanks Justin ,  you are a great teacher and a better person, im new at the guitar , and dont have extra money for classes, so you are my first teacher. Im sorry that i cant give a donation or buy your dvd, but i promess that is a high priority. As son as i get some money ill buy your dvd. Thx ++.
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Post by: GaryBee on February 19, 2010, 11:33:00 pm
Hi Justin,

I was about to give up after only a few weeks when I found you site. After only a month I have improved, by my standards, enormously. Thanks very much for what you have done, not just for me but people around the world who are less fortunate. I will be buying the album and music theory ebook by way of initial thanks, and more later as I improve.

Thanks.

Gary.
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Post by: MikeMink on February 19, 2010, 11:50:50 pm
Another big thanks to you Justin, and any behind the scenes people that help out with the vids and website.  I'm a piano player who is picking up the guitar in order to attack some tunes from a different instrument.  Your vids and ideas on approaching the fretboard have been a great help as I get this lanky wooden thing under my fingers to start sounding decent.  Also I gotta say that you explain theory very well when addressing multiple levels of musicianship(stuff like a concise explanation of chord subs then, "for those of you that didn't get that, just know there are more notes you can play that sound good"-brilliant)I'm often sitting watching your vids while i have other guitar player buddies over, they prefer your explanations to my long-winded "piano babble".

Keep playin and keep lovin' it!!

 
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Post by: Khufu on February 20, 2010, 07:03:56 am
Hey Justin,
I just got a guitar a few weeks ago because of my interest to pick it up. I had no clue how i was going to learn or if id be able to. This website is probably one of the greatest things ive found and ive recommended it to all of my other friends that play or want to play guitar. Ive been able to learn much quicker than i thought i could. THIS SITE ROCKS!

         ~Steven
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Post by: misscil on February 20, 2010, 09:16:50 pm
 :) Hello!

Today, somewhere in France, I talked about you, telling some people how fantastic you are...

I ear you so clearly during "lessons", I often laught with you, and about my mistakes!
But I work hard, and when needed come here to practice again and again..

It's a real pleasure to have "met" you, one day, searching how to play "betterman"...


SO : Just thx to be this kind of person, nice, "sweet", cool and so talentuous.
Thx to have understood that MUSIC can be played and learned even without money.

And sorry for my english!!!

Bye
 :-*

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Post by: Manga Sprai on February 20, 2010, 09:49:14 pm
you re just the best teacher ever!!
i would like to have you as a teacher in reality.
good job, from italy.
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Post by: tommyf on February 22, 2010, 04:07:35 pm
Just drop by and thank a million!
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Post by: Skysurfer on February 22, 2010, 11:48:08 pm
I've been following your lessons for 4-5 weeks now and I had to stop by here to say a massive thank you for this site and all your work.

 8) Sky
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Post by: flamethrower on February 23, 2010, 01:47:32 pm
thanks so much

after being totally confused elsewhere, following your videos was a huge relief and i now know i will at some point be able to play the guitar !

i will definitely also purchase your DVD and any music you release !

many many thanks !
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Post by: Jrod on February 23, 2010, 02:43:09 pm
G'day Justin,

Just wanted to say hi and give you a big up for your great site (from a fellow Aussie now living in Prague)

I stumbled across your site last week while searching for materials to help me learn the guitar (after years of putting it off I finally bought one last Friday) and have been really impressed. There no need to seacrh any further! For a complete beginner like me, the site provides invaluable info and well organised and digestible learning resources. I can say that I am now hooked on learning / playing, thanks to your Beginners Course, and have made some good progress over the last few days - have even managed to play Three Little Birds without too many stuff ups .... woooot!  :)

Anyway champ, many thanks again for all your time and effort in putting your site together and making it available for all to use - will be sure to sling a donation your way!

Cheers

Jrod
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Post by: companioncubed on February 24, 2010, 06:11:15 am
I had been playing for 4 years, but lacked any direction with my development.  I started in college, and would play pink floyd, alice in chains, ect. tunes with a neighbor.  After graduation, we went our separate ways. I then found this site and decided to get passionate about playing.  I hadn't seen my old neighbor in a couple of years, so when he moved across the country, we got together to jam.  He asked me, "When did you learn to play like this?"  I asked him to elaborate, and he continued, "We used to play easy stuff.  Simple 4/4 with easy open chords.  When did you start REALLY playing?"  That really felt good to hear, and continues to motivate me to keep coming back to this site for some quality instruction.  Best of luck with your album Justin!  Can't wait to hear the whole thing.

Anthony
Arizona, USA
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Post by: wobble_master on February 24, 2010, 08:31:15 pm
Brilliant site mate of mine directed me to site as he learnt a lot from here, only been practising for a few days and already learnt so much would recommend to anyone. :)
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Post by: OldMoondog on February 25, 2010, 02:56:28 pm
Seems odd to be "replying" when i just wanted to "say" Thanks.  Great site.  Fabulous attitude to life.  The guitar stuff is great and a big help, but the best thing is how much it makes me want to go away and be a better person.  Avoided being a grumpy git last night under provocation, so maybe its working.  Guitar playing is easy by comparison (and I struggle with guitar).

I had another go at learning 3 years ago at the age of 45 to accompany my new girlfriend (now wife) singing at a friends 60th / celebration of wifes succesful cancer treatment.  Sue is a professional singer.  I half knew 3 pieces of classical guitar learnt when I was 12, and the intro to stairway to heaven.  I don't think I'd ever changed a chord, but could find the open ones.  Sue picked "Over the Rainbow" - Eva Cassidys version. You have no concept of how scared I was.  I was sweating so bad it was like playing guitar under water.

Its been fun since.  I keep trying to learn a bit more.  Threatened to give up last year on holiday since I still couldn't play an A chord cleanly every time, and argued my fingers were the wrong size.  Why oh why has nobody ever suggested your fingering before?? 

Will get back to trying to transcribe Sandi Thom's "Mirrors" - Sue's latest request, but its not easy.  I'm not encouraged by the fact she uses a 12 string and some funny up the neck not barre chords.  I may try another post to ask if you could supply the chords in the wrong order to avoid me giving up in despair.

Thanks again - great site, great attitude to life, and really useful guitar stuff

Richard
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Post by: moparmyke on February 25, 2010, 04:26:21 pm
Hey Justin.

I found this site about three years ago when i was stitioned in China. I picked up a knock-off Ibanez over there fairly cheap and kinda goofed off with it the while I was there. Took it with me to Japan and eventually back home where I realized it wasn't a "real" Ibanez. It still plays fine but I lost intrest due to being home and you know, home stuff.

In any case the guitar was givn to my youngest daughter who eventually started taking lessons, she was eight.

I have since bouhgt a new one for myself and the biggest help you have provided for me this far is oddly enough, the one minute chord changes. In just two days since I have ben doing them and playing both Peggy Sue and Three Little Birds my chord changes have gone from 38 a minute or so to over 70.

That is in only two days. So, yeah it works if anyone thinks it's crazy.
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Post by: onetouchchewi on February 26, 2010, 03:23:18 pm
Hi,

My friend from Mozambique told me about this website and that he learned to play the guitar here. I now had a look and think it's just fantastic. Thank you Justin!! Best website for learning the guitar I have seen. I've started with my first lesson and have also made a donation.

Really looking forward to learning the guitar with you.

THANK YOU!!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: deerhunter5622 on February 26, 2010, 08:13:40 pm
Just wanted to say thanks, that Layla solo was awesome; I just learned it yesterday...still need a few touch-ups on the rhythm with the triplets. I'm now getting to your 5 position major scale progressions. You wouldn't believe how hard, and expensive, it is to find info on such a crucial piece of information about guitar soloing. My guitar teacher at college doesn't hold a candle to ya buddy, I just ignore him and get on your site...it's been working so far...tremendously.
Thanks again,
John (US)
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Post by: Hidzer on February 26, 2010, 09:39:54 pm
Hello Justin, I like your lessons and your music (great voice).
I'm just a beginner but your lessons keeps me motivated.
I'll advertise on my music site (hidzer.nl) in Holland instead of making a donation.
Greating, Hidzer.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: teelynn on February 26, 2010, 11:07:44 pm
Hi Justin:

You are a fantastic guitar teacher. I am amazed at my progress already after only a couple of weeks, and I'm not in any way musically gifted. But following your advice, e.g., practicing 15 minutes daily, and following your clear, concise lessons has enabled me to begin my dream of learning how to play guitar. And I'm having a lot of fun learning, too! Thanks again and I can't express how grateful and appreciate I am.
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Post by: edwar77 on February 28, 2010, 09:24:01 am
Justin,
I am a guitar collector and player for 35+ years and only recently found your site. You have provided us a labor of love with your meticulous lessons of popular guitar centric  songs. My skill level although still improving has it limitations. In spite of that I find myself getting a serious handle on Sultans of Swing many parts of which always seemed beyond me. I now feel that I will eventually get close which is enough to give me great joy. I thank you sir.
Looking forward to exploring more on your site as time allows. I read your disclaimer about the TAB issues and hope to find a good one to accompany your s of swing lesson. Thanks again so much and  :)Cheers !!
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Post by: robertpass on February 28, 2010, 08:06:47 pm
hi justin hope your gig went well,  I don't know how to thank you i have been trying to play the guitar for 30 years and i have only made progress since i discovered your web site something like 3 years ago or 2? I'm  from FRance and my recent great achievement was to play stairway to heaven thanks to your video. Thanks again

norbert
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Post by: Sponge on March 01, 2010, 09:28:47 am
I just wanted to pop by and say, 'Thank you, Justin!'

I picked up an Acoustic Guitar on Friday and have been practicing all weekend. Your lessons have been great.

I was browsing your various web-pages and stumbled across your new album. After listening to a few tracks I couldn't resist buying it. Love it!

I don't know how often I'll visit the forum, but I dare say I'll be back for some extra help.  ;D
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Post by: gavc on March 02, 2010, 01:21:34 am
Hi Justin, Ive been learning from your website and youtube vids for about 2 years and have made good progress. I feel a little bit guilty about not having donated to the site as with lessons I'd have spent a small fortune to learn all I have from you. I have downloaded your album as a small repayment (least I can do) but I'm also a fan of your music and wish you every success.

Hope you break into the charts
Thanks again
Gavin
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Post by: Steve St.Laurent on March 02, 2010, 09:39:59 am
Justin - just had to stop in and say thank you.  Your giving me the gift of music back in my life.  I was a very accomplished musician when I was a kid on wind instruments (I played all of the major wind instruments except flute, oboe, and trombone - bassoon and sax were my primary instruments).  I even solo'd with a symphony when I was 14 on bassoon.  I had a falling out with my high school band director when I was 17 and put away my horns.  10 years later I bought a soprano sax to try to have music in my life again (was missing it greatly - walking away was one of the biggest mistakes in my life).  Unfortunately although my ear and fingers still works great my embouchre was awful and the noise coming out of the horn was too painful to listen to. 

I tried a number of times to pick it up again over the next 13 years.  For a while I've been considering picking up something completely new so that it wasn't so painful going over ground I'd already covered.  Recently I decided guitar was the route I was going to take and found your site.  I bought my guitar on the 20th of february and started taking your lessons and practicing for ~30 minutes twice a day since.  Here I am 10 days later and I'm on your stage 2 lessons - I hit the goal of 60 on the one minute changes in stage one on day 6 and got up to 80 and then slowed it down to 60 with a metronome and focused on the quality and started practicing the minor chords.  I'm playing 3 little birds well and started on peggy sue tonight.  I KNOW I wouldn't have been able to make this much progress without your great instruction. 

My 10 year old daughter has been turned onto guitars by my playing as well and we are buying her one on friday so she can join in.  THANK YOU for giving the gift of music to my family (and myself again)!

BTW, I ordered your DVD's last week to help support your efforts and plan on buying the higher level DVD's when I get to the end of the beginner's lessons.
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Post by: Manu_BE on March 03, 2010, 03:35:04 am
Hiya :D

I'm a Belgian guy and hopefully not the only one on this forum, 30 years old/young.
To start with the beginning, i've always admired gitarists of any band, they're just awesome, i started to play games like 'guitar hero' and i loved it, it was fun exciting and hard at some times but i wanted to play more and for real. I've asked my neighbours if i could come over to his place to strum his guitar and yes there it was ...the luuuuuv between man and instrument....so i deceided to get to my neighbour more and he would learn me a thing or two. Then i founded this very cool website of a person called Justin, teaching people step by step, a joke between it once in a while and i must say...TY JUSTIN. You've opened my eyes and meda me love playing much more now, now i'm looking on the internet for a decent guitar. Realy ty for that, and i've seen much forums and video's about learning but this website is far out the best ever, i would recommend it to every new player. TY :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: 1SteveR on March 03, 2010, 03:53:52 am
Hi Justin

Great to hear that your New Release show went well.  Sorry to hear of the disappointing sales, but sounds like it is the industry rather than your music.  You deserve better support than you are getting.  People just aren't up to what we wish of them most of the time (evidenced by your .01% donation rate).  Just wanted you to hear from one of your virtual students who does appreciate you, did buy your record, and does donate.

I challenge all the rest of your students to try and donate a little more often and find a friend to refer to the site who you can also encourage to donate the fair amount for the value received.

Keep your chin up.  You have a great product and are providing a great service and example to the world of wanna be musicians.

Steve   from Seattle WA  U.S.A.
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Post by: bassbinz on March 03, 2010, 04:27:04 am
I'm glad to be here Justin the reason I registered was that you explian everything so clearly so thanks  :)
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Post by: Maikeru333 on March 03, 2010, 02:33:24 pm
Would just like to say thank you Justin for your fantastic free online guitar lessons. To do such a kind and generous thing, to help people learn for free is truly inspirational ^^
Just got your album in the post today too, great stuff! Hope you plan to make a second.

Thank you Justin, your an inspiration to me :)
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Post by: ErimSee on March 03, 2010, 09:42:30 pm
hi justin,
dont worry about your mental health. you have lots of support. keep it up.
best wishes for lots of sold tracks on itune.
and by the way, thanks for teaching me that incredible hendrix stuff.
Volker
Berlin/germany
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Post by: kAnGArUaN on March 04, 2010, 07:22:59 am
Hey Justin havent been on your site for a while so i decided to just see whats new :D. I bought your limited edition album and its AWESOME!!! Im currently TRYING to transcribe From Katies Window but its the hardest song ive transcribed so far and the 1st time i will be doing fingerpicking of the level!!!!

Thanks Justin without you i wouldnt have improved my guitar this much in such short time without you!! Also i love guitar and music even MORE :D!! Cheers man,Keep Playing and i hope your album gets in the charts ;)

Ruan
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Post by: Flick on March 04, 2010, 10:25:06 am
Just bought Your album to say thanks for all your hard work. 

Anyone who has used this site should at least buy one track from the album, most people can afford 79 pence! 

Buy From Katie's Window then learn how to play it on here! 

Keep ya chin up wor kid.

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: guitarboy123 on March 04, 2010, 11:29:40 am
Thanks to all and Hi - Dave. I'm a guitar teacher and looking for some good forums to recommend to my students.
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Post by: raven_19702003 on March 04, 2010, 01:16:09 pm
hi there to justin and the team :) also everyone else

my name is Dave  from the uk just stated to learn to play the guitar (wish i did it years ago) was reading books on learning...but this site is way better and also very informative thnx and ima glad to have found this place
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Post by: unknownhuman on March 05, 2010, 05:04:15 pm
First of all a big big big thank you to Justin. What an awesome teacher you are! There is not enough vocabulary in me to express my gratitude. Your lessons mean so much to me. Just picked up an acoustic guitar last Saturday & thought I would be hopeless at it ,until I found Justin's site. Man this is totally awesome!! I feel extremely comfortable following Justin's technique. You make it so so simple! Teaching skill is something not everyone possesses, but I can tell for sure that Justin is a master's master.

I felt so proud of Justin when I saw that appreciation from Brian May himself. That was a special complement indeed. Actually Brian May was the reason why I picked up a guitar  & there is no better person on this planet to teach me better than Justin.

Brian May say it all " If you use his site,it's up to you how much you can contribute" I definitely wanna contribute & definitely will! But no amount of contribution can equal up to what Justin has given back in return. 

Justin you are my hero, a true master & I salute to you. And I desperately hope your new album does extremely well & your break into the charts.

There is this saying

A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.

Its so true. You've lit up the lives of so many souls around the world. So much time & dedication must have gone into those lessons. You are a true gentleman Justin. I just pray god  grants all you wish for in life.

Again a big big big thank you.

Salutations!!
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Post by: andy cooper on March 05, 2010, 07:48:08 pm
i was at your gig on sunday great night pity the rose was awesome it pisses you of to think the time and effort he puts in to teach people how to play CORRECTLY and they carnt be bothered to support him in buying the album sorry justin on there behalf
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Post by: frankjoss on March 05, 2010, 11:22:22 pm
And a mighty fine day to you
Hi Justin, a few words of thanks from a Scot living in France. I've been dabbling with the guitar over the past 15 years, but only really got "stuck in " two years ago. Never had a teacher , 90% of the time playing alone picking things up by ear and more recently tabs on the web (but I don't trust them 60 % accurate and no feeling), 2 stage performances (spent all the time checking my fingers, and forgot about the public...Shame, Shame, Shame). I  decided last november to re-learn everything, this time correctly and a mate showed me one of your Youtubes, been going through your basics since. It's an upward stuggle re-learning but you are really a great help.. so thanks.

Just sped through the Blues Lead 1 Dvd I bought , will be sitting down and pacing it out this weekend. I spent about an hour on one lick ... my 3rd finger won't speak to me since
Cheers
Frank
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Post by: Kory on March 06, 2010, 12:38:26 am
Yo justin..i just wanted to say thanks, from all the kids who know good music, and know what self expression means.. most of our parents won't fork out any money for guitar lessons, to them its a waste of time..but your lessons mean everything to us man.. So thanx so much..

AS for your music, it's really beautiful, i tell all my friends about you, and try to promote you as much as i can, keep it up man..
I hope to donate and buy one of your albums when i get the money, but for now i'm savin for some stuff to make my own music, but i'll definetly buy ur album one day..

Thank you so much justin, i hope you know how much this means to us..
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: LDuB on March 06, 2010, 08:37:03 am
Hey Justin, just wanted to say a few things.  First of all, thank you very much for devoting the time to teach people.  I'm a young, somewhat new at playing (less than 2 years) self-taught guitarist and have only recently discovered your website.  You are an amazing teacher and musician and you're great at explaining things step by step, able to make fairly difficult things easier to learn.  On top of everything, you seem like a friendly guy with a good sense of humor.  We really need more people on this earth who are like you.
While I live in the US now, I lived in England for a short time and my mom was born somewhere around Ipswich..so I'm a bit curious what part you're from.

Based on your "rants" it appears that we also share some of the same beliefs on things like the media, government, war, and others.  I won't get into all of that in a thank you post, though!   ;)
 
I wish you the best of luck for your future.
I'd quickly like to share some of my thoughts and opinions on your album and career.  For one, the music is beautiful.  While it's not my usual taste in music, I can still respect the amount of skill you have as a songwriter.  Don't worry, I know of many artists who went through a similar situation with their first album yet ended up becoming huge hits with their second.  The first album is a way to find yourself and discover the type of music you'd like to create.  There could be plenty of reasons why your album didn't sell as well and quickly as you'd hoped.  I bet one of the biggest reasons was lack of advertisement, as many people never knew about it coming out.  Sometimes you also have to find a way to combine what you want to hear/produce and what others want to hear, as long as you're not making music that you don't like. 
Some people are just selfish and take you and this website for granted.  Others really can't afford it.  Still, most should be able to gather up at least a little bit of money.  So people, if you can, help support Justin!
 
Again, I really appreciate your help and thank you for everything!   
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Post by: enrico on March 06, 2010, 08:59:35 pm
Grazie 1000!
Thank you so much!
Enrico
 ;)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: graciejosh on March 06, 2010, 10:45:38 pm
Hi Justin,  I am sorry to say today is the first time I have visited your website in a year.  I lost my job and just didn't feel like playing the guitar.  But I am feeling better now even though I still haven't found full-time work.  Anyway, I went to your website and saw that you have put out your 1st album/CD.  I have taken so many lessons from you so I thought "hmm you are so talented, I must check out your album".  So I went to itunes and purchased it.  I love it.  Very nice indeed.

Thanks for all of your help.  I feel like I am finally getting the hang of the guitar, thanks to you.

Donna  ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: leethal on March 07, 2010, 01:31:30 pm
Hello Justin

Just wanted to let you know how awesome I think your album is. I purchsed it recently and only just got a chnace on the weekend to sit down and listen to it in full. I have 3 little gilrs (2, 3 and 5) so I put on your cd and played with the girls. They danced to the songs and were as relaxed as I have seen them in a while. All thoroughly enjoyable.

Your music and teaching is awesome and inspirational in so many ways. Thanks for a fantastic site and the congratulations on a great job on tha album.

Leethal123

p.s. Hope to see you when you come to Aus in August.
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Post by: [email protected] on March 08, 2010, 09:45:20 am
Justin, Just paid my dues for this session and wanted to put on record my thanks for the sterling work you are doing. As a teacher, your method and approach is the very best that I have seen. I guess it's because I am in tune with your philosophy, temperament and mode of delivery. Also - I bought Small Town Eyes. Brilliant! The soundtrack accompanies me on my long walks across the fields here in North Oxfordshire. Thanks again for your tutorials, Justin... I'm about 2000 hours into a programme of practice and learning that I hope will get me to competance at about 4000 hours. Have you read the paper by Malcolm Gladwell in which he cites research that has been done at the Berlin Academy of Music? This is a fascinating take on "Genius" and the parallels with the need for application - in other words, Hard Slog. 4000 hours practice (real practice, not just tooling about) gets you to the gate, 8000 hours gets you on to the stage and 10000 hours gives you freedom to put your own personality into your performance. Along with your teaching methods, this article has been a great inspiration to me. Long may you keep on, keeping on!
Cheers, Davey.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Angeloworx on March 08, 2010, 02:51:43 pm
Hi Justin.  Excellent site man.  I just started playing about two weeks ago.  The first week, I was reading Hal Leonard's beginner's book and was having a bit of fun with it...  Until I wanted to learn the chords.  Problem was, in the book I've only practiced my 3rd and 1st finger for picking.  My hand was nowhere near strong enough to handle even basic chords.  That's when I found your site.  I jumped ahead and looked for one of my favorite songs, Fast Car.  Saw your video.  The rest is history.  Been watching and following your lessons every day, ever since.  Your Jessie is pretty cool by the way.
Supporting creative endeavors will ensure a special place for you in any artist.  Thanks for giving. 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Rhinehard on March 09, 2010, 01:45:04 am
Hi Justin, hi Jediiii ;o)

*** First of all - have Fun with this "Art of english" *g* (translated with Prompt Translator) ***

from the first video-lesson which I have seen from you I was enthusiastically from your learning method - Better it does not go!

I had seen already many other video lessons of other teachers before with YT and most were after a fashion.

Until I have tripped then over your lessons. Although I have never learnt in English, (I have my knowledge of English from the work with computers - I had been interested at the age of approx. 12 years in DOS3.1 and programmation in BASIC, then Windows 3.1 etc....)

... ups, thread lost - what I want to say is - my English is anything but good, and, nevertheless, I had no problems to understand  the lessons and, nevertheless, this should already be called something *g*

You make a great work there, many free video-lessons in which you explain everything with Angel's patience and rest In great detail
wonderfully - better it does not go!

After I had then the wish to get a little deeper into the guitar play, then I have ordered myself the last December the specially thick thick overthick Christmas package (with 14 CD's).
Yeeehhhhhaaawww - with it I will be probably still occupied the next years...; o)

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...

Has read just in your newsletter of your debut album, and that you Are disappointed a little bit that it does not stand out in the charts maybe...
Then from solidarity and curiosity I have announced myself just with itunes and have bought your album. While I write the text here, the album runs just...

Nowadays it is simply awfully difficult to make his bread with music - Your album has cost just 9€ - there one must already sell some albums to get something in the pockets - if one thinks how much work is in such an album...

So, enough of me - otherwise there´s no more place for the next one ;o)

Many thanks for your work, you have received to me the fun and the interest in the guitar, and you are a unique guitar teacher!

Many thanks for everything and continue in such a way!
I wish all the best and a lot of success with your debut album!

Many greetings from little Saarland (Germany)

Rhinehard
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Post by: Walderbeast on March 09, 2010, 09:40:07 am
Thankyou so much for this Justin! I can't say how impressed I am with the whole site; the structure of the course and quality of your videos is phenomenally good :)

I self taught rhythm guitar (after many years as a drummer I decided to take the plunge and become a musician ;) ) but have started at the very beginning of the course to polish up all the rough edges and bad habits I acquired the first time around. The planned practice routines have really made a difference to me here...previously I just mashed away at songs until they sounded close enough to be roughly recognizable.

Love Small Town Eyes; great guitar work of course and I really like your lyrics. Anyhow, I've been spreading the good word about the site to all my friends so hopefully will have some more visitors soon too :)

Thanks again,

Col
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Post by: JohnnyIsGod on March 10, 2010, 12:50:36 pm
Up until a month ago I'd played bass.

I'd given up on six string guitar. Then I read in the metro newspaper about Justin's site and I have since sold all but one of my basses and have three guitars instead.

Like everyone I am struggling with the bar chord F but I will get it.

Justin, you make it look easy but I feel I know you as I've watched so many videos!...I will definately buy one of your dvd's after I finish the duffers beginner course. It's the least I can do after all the effort you put in!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: gungazoo on March 10, 2010, 08:58:19 pm
Justin -- Thanks for the site.  I used it to learn American Pie.  I've only been playing about 6 months and your lesson was very easy to follow.
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Post by: fireddo on March 12, 2010, 07:28:48 pm
Hey Justin,

I have been meaning to try and learn the Guitar for years, but never really pushed myself to do it as I consider myself 'tone deaf' and have the rhythm of a Baboon!!!

However, my amazing girlfriend bought me a great little guitar and Amp for my birthday along with a block of lessons. I also teach in my trade and have a very similar ethos to yours in relation to learning. I don’t think the guy I had lessons with does.....not a good communicator at all.
So after looking around the net I found your site. What a find!! Now I know you know this and are told many times, but your site and indeed you are inspirational!!!  Your lessons are clear, concise and easy to follow, but above all....fun. And as we know if you’re having fun you learn....full stop!!

So a huge thank you!!

PS. I am far from rolling in it as Firefighter, but I will throw some cash in the pot soon!!  ;D ;D
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Post by: gbabcock on March 14, 2010, 02:34:18 pm
Justin,

A HUGE thank you from North Carolina, USA!!!  Just starting playing a week ago and I'm addicted, in no small part because of your wonderful website.  The first night I found it I was up till 4:30am, I just couldn't believe how much I learned so quickly!

I purchased your E-book "Really Useful Guitar Stuff - Part 1 - Practical Music Theory" and a copy of the Limited Edition DVD "small town eyes", both to say thanks and because I wanted them!  :-)  I'll be buying more in the future, especially the Blues-related items (once I get the basics down).
 
Don't know if you have read Anne McCaffrey's Pern novels, but your the Masterharper of Earth in my book!

Regards,
Glenn
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Post by: Julie on March 16, 2010, 12:58:57 am
Hi Justin, from Michigan USA. I have been taking lessons and playing guitar now for about 18 months and have found your site very helpful. Thankyou!! I hope to continue to gain some insight on some songs I am working on. I love acoustic guitar!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Arabianguitar on March 16, 2010, 07:24:41 pm

Dear Justin,
You are an amazing instructor and I would like to thank you for helping us learn how to play the guitar. I am a loyal student of yours who finds your site to be the best one ever! Thank you for the effort and time.

Yours,
Lama "pronounced Lemma"
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Post by: ngoclinhvd on March 17, 2010, 04:11:12 am
Hi Justin and the crew,

Thank you so so so much because this site is free. I'm a student now, and I do not have much money. It's really rare that a useful and famous site like yours is free. I don't know much about IT, but I think making videos, making the albums, and maintaining the site do cost a huge amount of money. I'm sorry because I cannot donate right now, but you have my word that I will donate as soon as I get a job :)

In my country, teachers are highly respected. Justin, with me, you are the true teacher.
Most of the guitar teachers in my country do not care about the quality of the lessons, therefore they are not very enthusiastic. I was disappointed. Then I decided to learn playing guitar myself. The very first time I watched your lesson, about Stairway to heaven(my favorite song), I did fall for you. I have never seen such a great teacher like you! I love the way you teach as it shows your passion with music. I love the amazing lyrics you made to remember the chords easier. After that, I have watched many other videos of yours. Because my country is not English-speaking so you know, there are some problems with the languages. However, I do enjoy studying through your videos ;)

I really appreciate Justin and the crew for everything. I wish you health, happiness, and success in your careers.

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Post by: guitarman911 on March 17, 2010, 12:35:07 pm
thanks for all the great help, bought your cd about a month ago, some crackin tunes mate
cheers
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Post by: enfinlamusique on March 17, 2010, 05:04:35 pm
I don't remember how I found your website, and it was just last week...Google serendipity I guess.

I can already switch between some chords now, thanks to your 1-minute thing, and I'm thrilled!

Also, I think your "From Katie's Window" is brilliant.

Bravo!

CB
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: RaoulDuke on March 17, 2010, 08:00:41 pm
hey justin, im a complete beginner at playing guitar, my friend left his guitar at my house after a party and i figured id make the most of it while its here. the only instrument i play is the didgeridoo, no notes or anything there, so im learning a little slowly. i really appreciate this site and how youve donated all these excellent lessons
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: [email protected] on March 18, 2010, 11:05:07 am
Fantastic website! I have developed so much in the last year thanks to Justin. The lessons are very easy to follow and take everything at a good pace! I am up to stage 4 and am starting to find things rather hard! Lol. Sticking with it though!

Anyway, just bought the album which is fantastic and just wana say thaks for making it possible to learn!  :)

Steven

England
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: forcoop on March 18, 2010, 03:07:36 pm
I have hardly picked up my guitar for 12+ years but your song From Katie's Window and your endlessly patient videos have got me back at it!  I'm playing every day and loving it.  I can't think of a better gift you could have given me.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Mot on March 18, 2010, 05:23:51 pm
Hi Justin,

Jaco here from South Africa. Thanks for the excellent site!! This is the first time that I actually feel I will be able to get the guitar under control and enjoy doing it in addition! I have started with your beginners course and hope to be ordering some of the DVDs as soon as I have "graduated" the course.

 Again, thanks - your effort goes highly appreciated and it will be a pleasure to donate to your site
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: puttynathan on March 18, 2010, 07:08:01 pm
Hey guys.

Been using Justin's youtube channel for a while now and have learnt a lot. Never had a face to face lesson, youtube is a great alternative. Bought the Small Town Eyes album after hearing Imperfect on youtube. Amazing album, hope it's the start of something big for you Justin.

Anyway thanks for everything(Justin and everyone), the lessons, the album and the time you spent making both.
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Post by: dimonmark on March 19, 2010, 03:05:32 am
Thank you Sir!

I just recently found your site and youtube uploads... awesome.

I was not able to subscribe with a monthly donation (fixed income), but I did find 50-bucks in the pocket of my jeans... hope it helps.

Thank you again!
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Post by: locumcrna on March 20, 2010, 06:23:44 am
Thanks justin I'm just an old hippie who is a want a be guitarist.  I was fortunate enough to play with a band of friends  several years ago.  Got to practice once a week and play a few gigs.  I still cherish the feeling of gettin into the song singin and playing my heart out, seeing people rockin and dancing and being into it as much as I was. The memories of those sweaty beer soaked nights get me thru many hard working days.  I gave it up for a good women, a family, and a professional medical career, but my heart still aches for the music.  I've lost alot of ability and the guts to get up there and belt it out.  I have been visiting your site for about a year now and have learned more than I ever really knew about music and the guitar a million thanks for that. What I lack is the playing time.  I have got a few lead licks down now and it is much easier to figure out a song and really start to understand the theory behind it.  I don't think this desire to play will every go away so I am going to have to deal with it.  As I start looking a 60 I hope there's still time to get back out there and here the grandkids say Turn It Down Grandpa.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: radarlover on March 21, 2010, 04:45:35 am
I found this site and Justin by looking for lessons on youtube for different song intros. I am pretty old to be starting to learn at 41 but better late than never. I have been around guitars all my life but for one reason or another never learned. It is extrememly difficult for me but I am going to stick to it and at least become a funtional player. Not looking to be a rock god, just to be able to entertain myself. My 2 teenage kids are also interested and say they will learn with me. I bought an Ibanez RG 270 about a month ago now and then found this site. The Ibanez my son will play, my daughter is going to play a Yamaha EG112 and I have on the way a used Yamaha for myself. Thanks for the tip on Yamaha guitars, I like the cheap one I just picked up and am itching to get my sore fingers on the AES 720 thats on the way. Its super cool that you offer your wealth of knowledge to people for free. I have donated and plan on continuing to do so on a monthly basis while I am feasting at your table so to speak. Thanks again for your patient style and cool tabs and videos.   :D
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Post by: rigrob on March 21, 2010, 01:58:45 pm
Hello.

I just wanted to say thanks to you, Justin. I have learned very much from your videos and I plan to keep practicing with the help of them. Thanks again :)
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Post by: TNTales on March 22, 2010, 01:37:15 pm
Thank you for your nice site, it's really been helping me develop technique.  I've played several years just learning by ear and some guitar tabs but things like the finger gym and scales are helping better my technique and understand what I've been playing.  I intend to buy some of your dvds.

Thank you again for your free help.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Xyphix on March 22, 2010, 08:03:58 pm
Hi Justin,

Just want to add my voice to the others thanking you for the site and the amazing wealth of information you make available.

Your good natured approach to teaching is wonderful and your love of music and the guitar in particular comes through loud and clear.

From Chicago, IL, USA,

Thanks,

Marc
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Yorkie001 on March 23, 2010, 02:15:02 am
Hey Justin, just wanted to say great site and excellent lessons. Me and my mate have been jamming along with your lessons on you tube even though were only beginners we've picked up some useful tips and some funky little tunes.

Also just listend to your demo tracks from your album, really great tunes dude I'll definitely be adding your album to my collection.

Keep Rockin Dude,

Yorkie
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Post by: Adam Leet on March 23, 2010, 08:44:55 am
Hey there Justin from the land of OZ.

Found your site bout 2 weeks ago through Utube, Ive been playing on and off for 10 years but I've learnt soooo much from you already, you truly are an amazing and talented musician and teacher. Ive learnt so so much and got to thinkin about the money I've wasted on sh#t mags, books, crap sites and the like, so i thought id like make a donation, I read your please donate page, found it DISGUSTING that only 0.01% of the millions of users actually donate anything to help you help all of us, especially since i read so many letters and posts of thanks, about how much you have taught people, how much they love your work and how much they benefit from your time and effort. On that page found that i can subscribe and will gladly be setting up a monthly subscription of $20 Australian as soon as possible, next week at the latest. I use your site daily and are more than happy to pay for your services, its the least i can do, wish i could help more. Your a top bloke Justin, keep up the good work.
Thanks again, your online student from the land down under
Adam Leet
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Post by: ShaneK on March 23, 2010, 01:38:59 pm
Justin, thank-you so much for the site. I've just taken up guitar at the age of 41 and discovered that there is a lot more to it than I first thought :D The site is absolutely superb but my left hand feels like its been run over by a truck  ;D
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Post by: MycroSparks on March 23, 2010, 04:08:26 pm
Thank you very much,ive been playing for 8 months ,and i couldnt find a decent site to learn the guitar properly...The begginer course is very easy for me,but i did it anyway and i can see that i play a lot better now,thank you very much!!!!You are the best :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: hrocks on March 23, 2010, 07:53:22 pm
Hi Justin ... nothing more to say that has not been already said here .... will keep it simple ... Thanks bro!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Columbian_Blacktail on March 24, 2010, 02:52:04 am
Thanks Justin, I really, really appreciate the lessons you post and your amazing skill and passion for the guitar. I hope you understand that for every person who posts here to thank you, there are loads of other people (some new guitar playing friends of mine included, as I found out recently!) who have benefitted from your efforts.

In recognition of your work I donated a while back as well as buying one of your written works, which was also excellent. Today I bought your special edition album, not because you have taught me so much, but because it is a collection of really good songs by someone who really loves what they are doing. I sympathise with your average record sales, but it's a cut-throat industry and it is no indication of your support base that not so many people bought it. Someone who religiously listens to mostly metal or blues for example won't be adding an acoustic pop album to their collection in a hurry no matter how much they support you  :-\  Also don't forget a lot of us are here because we aren't well off enough to afford professional guitar lessons. It's proof of how amazing an influence you are to me that I have spent money on your site and work when I am not really in the financial position to be spending any money on hobbies  ;)

Thanks again Justin. I wish you all the best with your future work and I hope that given the right publicity your album can lift off.
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Post by: ikrobert on March 24, 2010, 12:26:46 pm
Hey dude.............

I'm not much of a talker but.................... your cool  dude thanks a million man
greets Robert
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: sapph on March 25, 2010, 12:03:41 am
Let me say hi and thanks too! :)

Have been trying play guitar years ago... never got far and suddenly stopped. Now I found your site and the passion for guitar got me into it again. I dont have a good guitar,only an old and broken one but hey it works still (soon will have guitar of my own) but I already started by your ebook and the videos.

/cheers
viviane
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: HarleyD on March 25, 2010, 08:04:21 am
Thought I'd say 'hi' to all the Forum members. 42 yrs old, a leftie, & just bought an SG guitar to learn on. A friend recommended this site to me & i've also splashed out on the beginners DVD set.
Just like to say thanks for all the free info & here's hoping i can learn to play some of my fav tunes soon.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bluesmesilly on March 26, 2010, 02:30:34 am
dear justin, i just want to thank you for everything you do. you opened something for me i did not think was possible. people like you are very rare. bless you.

marcel spelters, belgium
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: cncfrost on March 26, 2010, 08:31:34 pm
Hi Justin,

  Found you on youtube and wanted to stop by and wish you well. My first "big" song I learned was from you about a year ago was Stairway To Heaven. I love the fact you broke it down in to small bits and your tabs helped alot. I wanted to say thank you for sharing your knowledge and time with us. Hope you are enjoying your musical journey that you are in. God Bless.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: mickk on March 27, 2010, 12:31:17 am
To Justin and team

I discovered the website about a month ago bought the beginners DVD and have learned more in the last two weeks than I had in the past two years!

Thanks guys a truly amazing experience!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Gibson123 on March 28, 2010, 08:54:40 pm
Does anyone know where the tabs are?  :-[
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Toad on March 29, 2010, 05:39:02 am
I doubt you still read this Justin, but thanks anyways.  If it wasn't for you, I would still be a useless drug addict.  Playing the guitar has given me a reason to stop using (well that and my family :)). 

So thanks again.  Take care.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: damn_dog58261 on March 31, 2010, 06:09:13 am
i just want to say thank you for all the time and energy you have spent, putting together a great site.     i have benefitted very much from you. today i bought small town eye's from i tunes to show my appreciation. it has some really good tracks, keep up all the good work and know you are appreciated here in america. thanks again.
                                                  Terry 
                                                     
                                                    illinois, USA
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Solus on March 31, 2010, 10:52:02 pm
A big thanks to all of you great people from Croatia!

THANK YOU JUSTIN!  8)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: fiash on April 01, 2010, 07:50:30 pm
 When I first picked up guitar I only practiced cool riffs and other stuff I liked. I had a visit to my friend (guitarist) and he teached me few chords. Then I taught that it's booring and a waste of time. But later when I found justinguitar.com it changed my perspective on guitar playing. I no more find chords booring, I enjoy playing them. Justin's 1 minute changes is the best thing I know, it's so awesome to compete with my self.

I could continue, but I think that Justin already knows how awesome he is

Thanks Justin!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Strüp on April 01, 2010, 11:18:40 pm
Hey Justin,
first you´re great ;) I know everybody say it but it´s true! Are you having a tour with Small Town Eyes? Are you coming to germany? I´d like to meet you ;)
I would ask you if I can "buy" all your Tabs?
I´ve learned to play guitar from you and your tabs are great but they´re gone :( Because bad people...
I hope you request and greez from germany
Yannick Heller

Thank You! :D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Mecon on April 02, 2010, 10:21:29 pm
Justin and folks,

Just wanted to take the opportunity to say thanks for your great site; it's been a great resource for me. I've been working at the guitar for a few months now and just bought my first electric a few days ago, a Deluxe Fender Strat HSS. I discovered your site from a Youtube video for Wish You Were Here, the first song I learned.

Thanks again, Mike from New Hampshire, USA
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: shendey on April 03, 2010, 02:19:55 am
Justin,

Just want to say thanks for the help. I have recently began playing guitar again after giving up as a teenager because there was just no help as freely available as there is now with the Internet. It has made things so much easier to get help, especially since I have found your site. I also can't help but notice that there looks to be a picture of James Dean in the background in a few of your vids, "Hate to say I told you so" to be specific. Just wondering if you are a James Dean fan. I live in Fairmount, IN where James Dean was born and can recognize James dean instantly but the picture is not very clear so I'm not positive it is him. Very, very cool if it is though.  We have a festival on the last weekend of September of every year to celebrate his life, it's a pretty interesting place to be if you are a James Dean fan, we have people from all over the world visit. Might have to check it out sometime if you can. Thanks again for everything you've helped me with.

Steve Hendey
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Post by: amjneumann on April 03, 2010, 01:05:05 pm
Thank you, Justin!

Let me tell you one thing: You´re a great guy! To build this page up and updating it every now and then ... that must be such a time-spending activity. And you do all of this for people you don´t even now and will (often) never meet! I love your work! There should be more caring and friendly people like you, that dedicate their time with helping others to fulfill their dreams. Thanks to you I got my way back into the guitar.  I used to play guitar when I was a child (6 years of classical guitar) but then stopped because it bored me (aaah Now it´s impossible for me to understand why I ever stopped playing! :D) Four months ago I started again because I wanted to something creative, something where I could express my love and my feelings through music or arts in general and I came back to the guitar. I buyed a guitar (Cruiser TC-Style by Crafter) and wanted to start learning, but since I didn´t have the money to pay for lessons and I didn´t knew how to start the guitar stayed unused in my room. But then I found your page and since then I am becoming better every day! Three and a half months since I began with your Beginers course! I am just so grateful! And since I want to support you I already buyed your Practical Music Theory and now I am going to buy your album, too!

Justin,, you´re a great guy! Keep doing this stuff, share your knowledge and you will receive love instead! Thank you very, very much!

Alex from Germany!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Suitcase Sky on April 05, 2010, 03:52:16 am
Just saw that there was a web page and forum! Many thanks to Justin and all who make it.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: sthomas1228 on April 07, 2010, 08:36:25 pm
Hi Justin,

I wanted to add my thanks for creating this site.  I've already ordered the Strumming DVD (I have a little problem with timing and rhythm  :P).  Already it has been a great help.  I just ordered the Beginners Course DVD set.  Although I've been playing for years, I feel stuck.  I know I'll pick up a lot of good techniques.

One of my other favorite sites - guitarnoise.com also had to take down their tabs and lyrics because of the lawsuit pending.  Hopefully,  this will be resolved soon.  I know you do you're own translations, so we're not really stealing from the sheet music industry.  Anyway, I know I should learn to transcribe myself.  Just brings to mind, my playing the record player when I was a kid, trying to get the lyrics.  :D

Thanks again.

Sarah Thomas
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: RockingOutOnGuitar on April 09, 2010, 05:31:12 am
Thanks justin, some pretty good videos.

and just to help everyone out with finding tabs a good sight is

www.ultimate-guitar.com You can make an account and post a tab for a song that you dont see on the website whether you type it out put it on Powertab software or Guitar pro.
(Powertab is a program you might want to download instead since guitar pro is 15 day trial with a page limit)

Hope it helps people and enjoy playing guitar or what ever instrument you play with passion  ;D It sounds better that way. if you dont have fun doing something whats the point eh?
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Truthgirl on April 10, 2010, 04:34:00 am
Justin, I am a 48 year old mom who had never played guitar in her life, although it has always been a lifelong dream to do so.  I don't have time to take lessons, and wouldn't even know who to take them from as an adult, and it intimidated me....  My 17 year old son, who is an awesome guitar player, but a horrible teacher  :)  showed me your videos on YouTube.  I went to your site, and began working through the beginner lessons. I just played my first songs ever ~ Hey Joe and Hey Ya.  They actually sounded like real songs!!  I am so excited. I never would have done this without your patient, logical teaching videos.  You provide an awesome service. I just bought some DVD's, and later will donate to your site as I would have to pay for lessons from someone else, and it wouldn't be nearly as convenient or at my own pace. You have helped this 'old dog' learn a new trick!!  Thank you so much!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Dltarnnr on April 10, 2010, 11:00:54 pm
Just wanted to say what everyone else has said about this site.If you can
teach a beginner Tears in the rain , that says volumes.I was lost when the
establishment took your tabs, so I ventured around and finally came to the conclusion that they may have tabs but your teaching technic and guitar playing is far superior than what I have experienced.I would endorse this
site over all others period.If you can teach older people to play have you
thought of maybe teaching the youngsters a thing or two,yes I put that in there cause I just bought the Granddaughter a starter.Thanks John :D




Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: arbab on April 12, 2010, 04:17:56 am
thank you very much for all your efforts teaching and inspiring us to be good guitar players.  ;D
when i watched your videos on youtube i was inspired again to play after a very long time. all i can give in
return is to be your true virtual friend :P


wishing you all the very best in life and good health :)
heartful thanks and appreciation from Dubai :D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: nix on April 12, 2010, 11:17:41 am
Hi Justin.

First of all thank you for all the lessons. In my opinion you are the best teacher on the internet that I have seen. Through your lessons I discovered the art of guitar playing for myself and would never give it up. I practice hard and aspire to become someday a great player just like you. I want to wish you all the best in the world and encourage you to continue to spread the love of playing.

Thanks for everything. Greetings from Croatia.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: IanRigby on April 13, 2010, 01:28:33 am
Justin,
Just wanted to say thanks for the awesome site.
Stumbled across you on YouTube and finally found this.
As someone who is just starting out in guitar, your site has been amazing.
Also dropped you some paypal goodness - I don't do this for many sites, but yours is certainly worth it.
Cheers,
IanR
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: davidparks21 on April 13, 2010, 04:25:11 pm
I think today is milestone 1 in my guitar education.

Just 5 days less than 4 months of practice and I've had my first request to play the guitar from someone who's heard me practice and who I don't otherwise know well (meaning they actually liked what I played, or more importantly actually consider it music).  :)

I picked up the guitar as a complete novice and started in with your Beginner course December 18th (I'm almost up to 60 changes a minute on F chord after a month with that set of lessons now), and have learned 4 or 5 songs along the way.

This is great progress I think, and a testament to your teaching style. I've kept a detailed record of my daily practices as you recommend and it's been an amazingly good motivator (I'll post the worksheets I created in excel soon).

I've also recommended your site to many people, loved your album, and am happy to have donated what little bit I have been able to.

Wonderful site, wonderful instruction, great personality and attitude.
I'm very much rooting for your success!

If I were religious I'd tell you that there's a special place in Heaven reserved for people like you - unfortunately I'm not, so I can't make promises regarding your afterlife, but I hope the thought counts some all the same. :)

Thank you Justin!
David (From San Francisco)



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Post by: wspanic on April 13, 2010, 04:39:22 pm
Many thanks from Finland to all of the people who make this possible! Really enjoying all of it!

Love life, life loves you back
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Post by: tamir on April 13, 2010, 09:31:55 pm
justin you are the best
watched alot of video lessons but yours are truly the best for beginners
you dont just talk the basic but also gives tips and details and thats very helpfull
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Post by: SDCoochie on April 14, 2010, 12:09:07 am
I'm a little older to be starting guitar and I'm finding it very hard. What I must say is a big thanks go out to Justin for putting all this very helpful information out there for everyone.  You dedicate a lot of time and effort to everyone here. Thanks You
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Post by: lipellc on April 14, 2010, 01:57:55 am
My name is Felipe, and i'm brazilian... i'm not speach much english... so i'm really satisfect about your site... i'm just say thanks to you and your team about the videos learning blues, EXCELLENT VIDEOS... i'm learning much watch your videos than my teacher... i'm don't know how many time you make this, but i have say... you are really good teaching guitar... CONGRATULATIONS
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Post by: jinx on April 14, 2010, 05:15:46 am
Thanks much for the great site.  Ive just started playing again after a 28 year break! :D  Your lessons are bringing it all back to me easily.  Unlike the many one on one lessons I had in the past.  I also loved the beginners advice section.  That has been very helpful also.  Cant wait to get started on my lessons for tomorrow!!  I just donated and will continue monthly until Im a star. ;D
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Post by: Shinenz on April 14, 2010, 12:19:27 pm
Hey great site dude, I so gota learn theory, and this looks like the place to do it!!  Cheers   8)
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Post by: steviep on April 14, 2010, 05:42:01 pm
Hello Justin - 14 months after starting your beginners course I think I have finished it!! I can do most of what is on the DVD now and am really happy I have stuck with it!! So a BIG TA.

Steve
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Post by: noddy2006 on April 15, 2010, 01:22:30 pm
Just had to register here to post my thanks for such a brilliant resource for guitar players of all skill levels. I don't know where I'd turn to if I didn't have this site - probably breaking the bank with a private teacher!

Many thanks to Justin and all the backroom staff who make this site possible


Cheers guys!
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Post by: IcechickenSr on April 17, 2010, 06:44:36 pm
Hi Justin, Always enjoyed your stuff. Thanks for the resources, you make the net a better place.

I Aso just wanted to say thanks so much to whoever wiped my account, because of my mistake with my username when registering. So to the moderators, or you justin who did that for me, thanks, I really appreciated that!

Cheers,

Mike.
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Post by: Kittens_And_Jesus on April 18, 2010, 02:52:41 am
I have been messing around on the guitar, not really knowing what I was doing for a long time. Recently I started getting serious about really learning how to play. You have been a huge help and I just wanted to say thank you.
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Post by: 90Medic on April 19, 2010, 09:59:40 am
Justin,
A big THANK YOU to you man!  It was years since I picked up a guitar, and when I decided to play again, your videos have been a huge help for me to learn some great songs.  Love the videos and your overall attitude towards music.  The lessons are easy to follow and are the best that I have found on line!  Thanks! ;D
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Post by: mikethefrog on April 19, 2010, 04:19:41 pm
Best Guitar Teacher on the Net bar none.

Came across you, after reading a piece in the Metro (the free Newspaper they give out at Commuter times in the UK).
Thought....... isn't that the guy who used to play the Brian Jones, Mick Taylor, Ron Wood character in the Counterfeit Stones? His recorder playing isn't too shaby either people!! Fairfield Halls Croydon a few years ago. They were great fun.
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Post by: scottofnz on April 20, 2010, 08:23:29 am
THANK YOU SO MUCH JUSTIN!!!!
I have been playing for about half a year. Your website is amazing!!
I had been on another guitar video lesson website for a while but I didn't even know half the songs! Your website is five times better!!! I'm now learning how to transcribe and it's all thanks to you!
Thanks again.
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Post by: simplemara on April 20, 2010, 03:28:42 pm
hi.im mara,from philippines.i just wanna say hi to u...hehehhe..ur really good. :( i wish i could play too.because i really wanted to play but its hard to pick up.i mean im confused.
 :-[ so...i guess i have to watch every thing that u said in ur lesson for how to play a guitar... ;D
thank u...godbless and take care always. :-*
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Post by: cjutras101 on April 21, 2010, 02:17:35 pm
Hi Justin,

After more than 20 some years of not playing guitar, I started again after I had discovered your site.

Very clear explanations, easy to understand.

Congratulation    :)
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Post by: davidparks21 on April 21, 2010, 02:54:59 pm
hi.im mara,from philippines.i just wanna say hi to u...hehehhe..ur really good. :( i wish i could play too.because i really wanted to play but its hard to pick up.i mean im confused.
 :-[ so...i guess i have to watch every thing that u said in ur lesson for how to play a guitar... ;D
thank u...godbless and take care always. :-*

I can tell you, Mara, that I've spent 4 months now on Justin's Beginners course, playing 1 hour a day for at least 6 days a week. Now I'm on lesson 7. The lessons are fantastic, I can play quite a few songs well (other people actually *like* to listen to them already). Stick with the lessons, they really are a great way to learn, but don't expect to learn overnight, it takes plenty of regular practice to learn. The exercises Justin suggests are great, I really recommend you do everything exactly like he says it (like writing down your practice routines, timing yourself, and doing all of the practice exercises he suggests).
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Post by: Steve519 on April 21, 2010, 04:00:26 pm
Hi Justin,

I had this crazy notion that at 47 I would start to learn to play the guitar.  I took lessons from a local teacher who was very nice and very patient, but for some reason it just did not "click".  I had a lot going on at that time so I put the guitar down and figured that was it.  Then I found your site.  I went in and reviewed the lesson plan and found it fit my style a lot better.  I am starting the beginners course and look forward to progressing and practising (something I did not before). 

Thanks for putting this together and helping us all out.  You have a true gift and it is nice to see that you are passing on your love for the guitar to new generations (and some older generations too!).

Cheers,

Steve
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Post by: dolman7 on April 21, 2010, 10:15:02 pm
justin your site is fantastic helped me a lot, and a few mates as well, by the way dvds are great value and quality, will be buying the next ones one i improve.
are the tabs ever going back up?

keep up the good work


ps
where can i request a song for you to do a lesson on?
if poss could you do an acoustic lesson for the 59 sound by the gas light anthem

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Post by: Liz on April 22, 2010, 08:16:29 am
Thanks Justin for such a great site, I in fact did a version of one of your songs, Pages, at an Open Mic here in Melbourne and must have done it justice. After I had finished a number of people came up and asked the name of the singer/songwriter that wrote it, maybe it will turn into a few cd sales for you, hope so.
Thanks again,
Liz ::)
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Post by: erik§ on April 22, 2010, 11:03:02 am
Hi!
I've been playing for about 7 years now..but never played as much as I should have.
But these days I play a lot more especialy with my new Taylor acoustic guitar. >_<

By the way, Thank you for helping me find easy songs to learn. ^^
It helps me enjoy playing and looking for new stuff to learn also as I want to improve my rythm

Thank you Justin!~ ^^
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Post by: gregcat1 on April 22, 2010, 08:58:27 pm
 :D Justin,

I just wanted to say thank you for putting together such a great site. Job well done. Greg
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Post by: natan on April 24, 2010, 10:52:42 am
hey justin, this site helped me when i was first learning scales and such. the vids are really good, have u ever thought about including paul gilbert into the tabs? i know theres a song by MR Big - "The whole worlds gonna know" which im learnin yet struggling with the solo due to fingering and all that.

also last week i decided to make a song, took me bout 3-4 days to create. please can u give it a listen and tell me if its good/bad, and what i can improve on:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2KjhcaxwJc

many thanks mate  8)
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Post by: bharatm on April 24, 2010, 11:54:15 am
Hi Justin!
I'm Bharat from India, and I'm a great fan of yours. My friend told me about your site when I expressed my interest in guitar.
You are doing a great job.... since paying for professional guitar lessons was way above my budget.
God bless you, man... you should get all the success you want for such a humanitarian act.
Thank you.
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Post by: littlesthobo on April 24, 2010, 04:47:12 pm
Hi fellow guitarist's. I'm starting out on my journey to try and learn Electric guitar at the age of 46... never picked up an instrument in my life till now and the reason for this is because by pure chance I stumbled upon one of Justin's lessons on youtube and was so taken by the way he explains his lessons it gave me massive hope that one day I might well be able to play some of my favorite bands ( MAIDEN, STRATOVARIUS  :) ).

Great site tons of stuff to go read up on and learn...my journey into guitar has officially begun  ;D

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Post by: bunnahowen on April 24, 2010, 09:25:46 pm
Welcome littlesthobo. If it makes you feel any better I have just finished the Beginners course at the grand old age of 60. Might I be the oldest "dude" on the site? Big thank you to you Justin. Taken me 10 months of painstaking practice but the progress is tangible. Play acoustic and have come to like rythm and fingerstyle very much and enjoy singing along too. Look forward to making further progress and perhaps the intermediate course when it takes off. In the meantime working on figures hammer ons pull offs bass runs and other ornamentation and thoroughly enjoying it. Wishing you every success Justin and many thanks again.
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Post by: littlesthobo on April 25, 2010, 02:12:46 pm
Welcome littlesthobo. If it makes you feel any better I have just finished the Beginners course at the grand old age of 60..

Wow  :o Truly great to hear that. Congrats on finishing the beginners course...this is the kinda inspiration I need  ;)
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Post by: Lawsawfingers on April 25, 2010, 02:55:07 pm
Hi Justin and all, My name is Laura, I love music and really wanted to learn a new instrument and have always been deeply in love with the acoustic Guitar, and finally got one as a gift from a dear friend. I was trying to learn how to play, but every path I took was the wrong one, and I was clearly trying to run before I could walk....but who could blame me, there are so many out there just wanting your cash! ??? >:(.....Then one day the Gadget show (channel 5 in the UK) mentioned about JustinGuitar.com....Otis was playing like a pro in no time, so naturally had to check it out....well half a year on and I can play different songs, I know the lingo and where I'm at and improving every day! I have just donated to the site too because I really think Justin deserves all the credit in the world for doing what is not just a free site, but a site that offers everything, no matter what stage your at, its truly inspiring Justin and I just wish there were more teachers like you!
 ;D :-*
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Post by: Danielchenström on April 26, 2010, 04:53:42 pm
Short version: Thanks Justin, there should be some money for you on your paypal account. I look forward to the intermediate course.


Long version: This last christmas I decided to get a guitar for myself, as I had actually wanted to learn how to play for many years but just never got around to it. I had read up before going to our only local music store and apart from a guitar I wanted a learn-to-play dvd, and there is a swedish series called Plej!. Since they were all out they recommended a book with 100 songs and tabs in it instead.
I didn't take long for me to startgoogling and looking around youtube for something that would teach me more than what strings to hold down.

I found the justinguitar videos pretty fast and the website. I was pretty skeptical at first, I mean, how good can free be, right? But how wrong I was. I'm amazed at the amount of material, and the time that's gone into all of this.

Since I was unemployed at the time I said to myself that as soon as I got a job I would send some money to Justin, so that's what I've done today, and hopefully there'll be more in the future. Keep up the good work!
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Post by: psilociba on April 26, 2010, 09:56:47 pm
thank you man loads
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Post by: 96targa on April 28, 2010, 01:42:13 am
Thanks!!
Very informative site!! I was in hibernation playing guitar for over 30 years; just relearning the chords again and this site is making the transition easier.
Many Thanks,
Andrew
96targa
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Post by: junglevip on April 28, 2010, 03:45:10 pm
Hi Justin,

I have been using your site for a while and hailing you as 'one of the good guys' to anyone who will listen.  I hope to meet you when your teaching tour is in the UK.

The help you give is greatly appreciated.

Chris.
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Post by: SimonSt on April 29, 2010, 07:37:21 pm
Thank you Justin, i really wish you all the best - and damn you are funny as i don't know what ;D ! Even when you try to conciel it haha. Thumbs up bro
Cheers
-Simon
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Post by: Spawned on April 30, 2010, 01:35:30 am
I want to personally thank you Justin for this awesome site. Right now I can barely afford the bills and would like to donate, but will have to in time. However, as a token of my appreciation, I do want to let you know that I am very knowledgeable with SMF, and am open to providing any help and answering any questions for you on the operation and modification of features and themes for this site.

No, I am not asking to become a moderator or administrator, I am offering you to openly e-mail me any questions or PM them to me and I will gladly respond.

Here is my personal SMF site: http://www.ridsm.org

Thanks again Justin, you have given me hope at learning the guitar.
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Post by: markg on May 01, 2010, 07:20:43 am
Hi Justin

So much has been said already but what I've read so far it's all true. This is an amazing website and you are extremely generous.
I downloaded your Music Theory ebook less than 2 weeks ago and I can't put it down. In two weeks I've learnt so much as your system for learning is amazing. I've almost learnt the notes on the fretboard which is mad in itself but as I said your system works.

Justine thanks for your dedication and commitment to sharing and inspiring and I wish you all the best in whatever your doing.

Cheers
Mark

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Post by: ThatKid94 on May 01, 2010, 07:53:07 pm
Thanks Justin for making these lessons free! I have learned a lot from these lessons.  Rock out!
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Post by: BarcelonaGuitar on May 03, 2010, 08:01:00 pm
Just came across you today on YouTube,

By the way, I'm a jazzer by nature but most of the bands I've played with have been Reggae and African Music.

Anyway, just joined a new group playing rock and r'n'b standards and the bass player won't let me get away with bluffing the licks.

Your Johnny B. Goode video has saved my face for tonight's rehearsal!

Cheers
Simon
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Post by: singerfirst on May 03, 2010, 11:39:47 pm
Hey Justin!

This is Al, just stopping by to say hi, looking for a Tablature of Jakob Dylan's "Evil is Alive and

Well."  I could probably pick it out on my own, but I am just like everyone, trying to find an easier

way!

                                                Thanks, singerfirst (Al)
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Post by: maherant on May 04, 2010, 08:42:22 pm
Hi Justin,

Many thanks for all the work you do, I just received your CD+DVD in the post this morning and it's really good, well done to you!!
Keep up the good work, the world needs people like you..!!!

 :)
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Post by: jwchretien on May 04, 2010, 11:11:40 pm
Thak you very much for your tutorials they are very well made and you are quite funny too :)
Now it is time for me to practise and try to succeed
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: gatsu86 on May 05, 2010, 03:17:36 pm
hi justine,
I'm francesco from italy. I met you on youtube, and i want just say you THANKS for your guitar Lesson. ( Sorry for my bad english )
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Post by: GCA on May 05, 2010, 11:07:27 pm
Hey there Justin!

Just wanted to say "YOU'RE THE MAN!"

Actually I've been searching for your site (without even knowing it) for more than 6 months! I've started to play guitar again and (because I never had proper training other than the one provided by my own friends) wanted to have some proper notions but, i'm unemployed now, so... money is not abundant... and then I discovered your site! As someone said, it's making me feel guilty for not returning the value you are giving me, but if everything goes ok, I'll probably will in a few months!
But what I really wanted to say is thank you so very much!

Cheers

GCA
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Post by: martingreen on May 05, 2010, 11:41:23 pm
Hi Justin.  I'm a fan of your site, and also a fan of Guitar Noise.  But which is best .... 
There's only one way to find out; FIGHT!!!!!!

But seriously, Guitar Noise used to have lots of TAB examples of songs that were close to but not exact copies of many popular songs, but then they had to remove them from the site - just like you did.  I'm not sure about the legalities, but there is now a link to one of the main contributors' archive pages that now has archived copies of all the old pages with the TAB included.  Maybe you might be able to do something similar?  I know that you regularly encourage us to work out the tunes for ourselves, but beginners need a bit more help, and most of the TAB sites still operating have very little usable TAB on them now.

In addition to this; have you seen the Songsterr site?  What do you think?  I like the choice of different TABs that if offers;  for lead, rhythm, bass and other tracks. Nice idea!
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Post by: Safira on May 07, 2010, 11:09:54 pm
I also want to thank you Justin for what you are doing.  Information is all over the web but, the difference is you have a well organized lesson plan that really makes sense.  My husband bought me a guitar as a present for our anniversary (I told him I was thinking of trying to play the guitar, and he actually listened to me  :o, go figure). Things are tight for us, like everyone else right now so paying for lessons isn't something I can do right now.  I do have a background in music (a little) but never ever played guitar. 

I know I'll never be able to really pay you back for all you do, but someday I do hope to be able to give back a little.  thank you again. 
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Post by: t rex on May 08, 2010, 12:25:21 am
Hi There Justin,

I too wish to express my thanks and appreciation for what you are doing. I'd been wanting to learn to play guitar for quite some time and when I came across your sight it was just the motivation I needed to get my ass in gear. While I'll never be a professional or be able to emulate my favorite players I've made a lot of progress in a fairly short time and that is entirely due to the direction and focus you provide in your videos. I'll be in England for two weeks in June and if I have an opportunity will stop by personally with my donation.

Wishing you all the best in everything that you do and keep that axe rockin!

Best Regards
Tony
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Post by: Radu on May 09, 2010, 02:41:39 pm
Hi Justin. I've been checking out your site for a while now, but i just registered today.

Just wanted to say that this is probably the best free site there is at the moment.

Thank you for all the effort you put into this, everything here has been extremely helpful.
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Post by: Patacca on May 09, 2010, 10:22:14 pm
 ;D
Hi to all, I hope you can help me...
I'm getting crazy learning a song, and I hope here I can find some help.....
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Post by: Shadow63 on May 10, 2010, 07:56:51 pm
Their is no way possible I could ever say anything here that has not already been said. I have read many, many, replies. Not all of them, but, some.
I have to say though, you are one Amazing person. To be able to give the one most important thing away would have to be the gift of music. I am 46 with a host of medical problems and unable to work anymore. To sit in my home day after day after day with this God awful pain is madding. Then I got a guitar back this past February and have been struggling to learn how to play. Just when I was about to hang it all up, I found your site, lessons, etc. I feel like I hit the lottery and that maybe, just, maybe, I may have a chance at the gift of music after all.
I've been way to busy reading and learning from you, Justin to be bothered with any of this pain.
Today, I smile and with a lack of pain all thanks to you, Justin and your staff that keep up the site.
I wish I had money to give. Sadly, I have very little to live on. I really had nothing to smile or talk about until I found you and this site of yours.
I will be forever greatfull for your gift of teaching music.
You are truly blessed and will be rewarded for your good deed, Sir.

Thank you.  :)
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Post by: frankjoss on May 12, 2010, 11:16:04 pm
Hi there J & J
Just a short Hello from France to say that it's been 2 months since I found your site and started being a little less haphasard with my learning curve (still missing some days trying my best). I bought a couple of your DVDs back then and not only are my velocity and expression improving (150% faster in 2 months,) but more importantly a real "refound" desire to play the 6 stringed mistress. I' m sure that's down to you being who you are beer drinking - socially aware - quirky humour   ;)  non elitist  -  did I say beer drinking? sort of bloke.
I've just bought a couple more DVDs to "donate" and say thanks for the hundreds of free videos you've put up and I' m going to keep hold of the Begineers course DVD for my 3 kids if they ever start wanting to "faire comme Papa" (if you need french translations I'm your man)

So thanks again and if ever you pass through France near Dole (Between Dijon (Burgandy hint hint) and Besançon (Franche-Comté) (great cheeses here) our folding sofa is available. Would be a pleasure to meet you in person and chew the cud some

Cheers Frank
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Geo135 on May 13, 2010, 02:50:18 am
Hi Justin,
        I can’t express enough thanks and appreciation for the music lessons you provide here on your Web-site. I just found the site a couple of days ago and I am really enjoying it. I was looking at the technique development; I really like the exercise for technical development on, “Going to the gym for your fingers!” 
At first I was having trouble telling if I had proper hand position while I was practicing. So I thought for a moment, then I came up with this idea. I now sit in front of a mirror to make sure that I do have the proper hand position while I am practicing. I must say, it helped 100% 
Thanks Justin for all that you are doing and have done. 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: frenchi on May 14, 2010, 11:57:03 am
hi justin,
i'm french and i'm trying to be understood :).i'm beginner in guitar but i'd like to thank you for all you do on your website.
it's free and really easy to understand, i was a bit disapointed when i saw the tab weren't there anymore but it wasn't your fault!
so just THANK YOU to give us so many things free...
keep it up.  now i'm going to work my licks ;)
bye
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: axelfoli on May 15, 2010, 04:52:59 pm
I stumbled on to one of your videos while surfing youtube.com on folkstyle finger picking. I really enjoyed the lesson and proceeded to your website. Since then, I have been hooked, I surf it while at work and at home. I have made some pretty good improvements in my guitar playing since taking your lessons. Thank you so very much for doing what you do for all of us out here. The lessons that you teach make so much more sense then any book I have looked at and tried to follow. Again, Thank you from the Foli Family!
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Post by: AndrewVM on May 16, 2010, 09:56:06 pm
 :)  HEY dude I'm from Mexico and I know the information I want to share with you will be very usefull; The (Zeitgeist) movie is focus to head off the most of the people this is  not the truth,(sorry if i have mistakes but I only speak in spanish and french) I recommend to you ("The arrivals") you can find it on youtube and it's all about the main topics of a terrible conspiracy, I swear it's true ,be patient, believe me this worthwhile , they are gonna explain you how the real God love us, and he's the only way and how the evil manipulates the whole world with the help of the richest people that sold their souls, So these are the main topics you should learn after the arrivals:
*New world order*, *illuminati*, *haarp*,INWO cards,*codex alimentarium*,but the arrivals is a compilation, and of course read the Holly Bilble, this time you will understand it properly, now this is up to you, GOD BLESS YOU... and thanks for play so well the guitar
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: samsmoot on May 17, 2010, 07:56:36 pm
Brilliant guitar method, Justin!

Have been looking around the net for a beginner's course, and yours is by far the best one for me.

It's great that you can plunge straight in, and the linear presentation makes it easy to follow and to make good progress.

I love the 'Anchor Finger' idea - what a surefire shortcut to quick chord changes - excellent!

Thanks for doing this, Justin, it's just what I need - well done mate!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: srtstelio on May 22, 2010, 08:53:46 am
I thank you a lot Justin, I am learning a lot from you, and if I dedicate my self I have a lot to learn from you.
Thank you for your love on teaching others. 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Hopeless on May 22, 2010, 03:20:28 pm
Hi Justin, you are the best teacher on internet. Thanks for all your master leassons.

I´m sorry if my english is not enought good, i´m from spain...enjoy your holidays at Andalucía.  ;)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ritanjandawn on May 22, 2010, 04:02:55 pm
hey J
its Hrit here, been playin guitar for a year now....
got u first when i searched 4 stairway way 2 heavens lessons....pretty awesome lessons out there man...helps me a great deal....improvin a lot wid ur lessons......keep up gr8 job....u r da best.... :) :) :) :) :)
loves frm india
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: thepicnicband on May 26, 2010, 11:16:44 pm
Thanks so much Justin. I salute you. I've learned so much in such a short time. I can even play "Stairway to Heaven" now, which is the one song people have been asking me if I know for years. I always shrugged and claimed (in a purposeful kind of way) that I never bothered with it because it was the one song that everybody played. The truth was that I never learned it because (a) I thought it was too hard for the likes of me and (b) I never had a teacher as good as you.

Your site is great. The forum seems to be full of friendly and helpful people too. I've seen all sorts of tutorials on You Tube but yours are the best - no contest. You seem to say just enough and never too much. The lessons are so well paced and your obvious love for what you do shines through. So thanks. I'm a bit ashamed that I haven't yet forked out for any of your "products" yet but I'd like to learn more about theory so I'll be buying your "really Useful Guitar Stuff" when next payday comes around.

Thanks to Jedi too for the excellent camera work.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: chix2 on May 28, 2010, 11:52:31 am
your the best  thanks  for the wonderfull site an the products you put so much efort into everything  an lot of  time  you  give .. your  great person to be doing this .. and thank  you  for making me  beter  player 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: justdaniel on May 29, 2010, 07:49:46 am
Thanks dude...i dun have much time 2 attend classes and all ur site is really awesome..haha keep it up..thanks for blessing so many ppl with ur awesome blessed talent
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Scar on May 29, 2010, 02:24:22 pm
Hallo Mr. Justin, Sir
ok I am beeing to formal I guess. My Name is Wadim and I am writting you from Germay. I found your youtube lessons by chance and startet to learn some easy songs. I am a beginner, was playing guitar for about 1 year with a private teacher, then stopped. An now, after a couple of years I startet again, thanks to you.

I found the "please donate" part on your site and I understand fully, that it is difficult to continue your project, with no money at all. But unfortunaly I am just a student on a private university and don´t have that much money myself. So I did the following:

I and some friends of mine have a gaming site on the internet. We have about 12.000 Accounts and a community site. So I posted a reference (can I say it like this?) on this site, about your site, your youtube account and your great lessons. Becaus I am and admin, I think at least some people will go and visit your site and maybe like this, support it or help you to increase the clicks your site gets everyday, so that it will become more attractive to have adds there.

I hope I can help you at least a bit with that^^ you can find us under: www.doc-wow.eu
My post has the name: "Gitarren Untericht umsonnst." what means something like: Guitar lessons for free.

I am writting, because, like hundrets of other people before me, I have an request too ;)
Could you  add Nothing Else Matters - Metallica (Acoustic cover)  http://www.youtube.com
/watch?v=obYGZsIf2II to your site? that would be awsome.

Ok that all, end of transmission ;)

Wadim from germany
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Sil on May 30, 2010, 03:38:49 am
Hey Justin :)

I just unwrapped my Fender guitar and got some well earned sore fingers tonight and though it was a little bit excruciating, I just love it :) Yesterday, I accidentally stumbled onto your homepage by watching one of your tutorials on YouTube... like all the other people before me, "I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks." :)

Your homepage is wicked and what you do in here is one of the most generous things I can think of... you have a great deal in making one of my dreams finally come true.... one less on my bucket list ;) And always remember you are not "only" teaching us how to play the guitar but by doing so, you give us so much more ...because for everyone it means something else...something that lies far beyond than having our fingers dancing across the strings :)

Thanx and "hello" from Germany,
Sil

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Chordial on May 31, 2010, 04:19:11 am
Justin,

-A quick line to thank you for all you do.

I've been working with your free lessons for a number of months and recently started catching the recorded sessions on UStream. Yesterday, I decided to purchase some of your stuff (RUST I & II, MTMS, Practical Music Theory and the Chord Construction Guide) to make sure I'm not missing anything and to give me a more systematic approach to learning.

-Also, to give you an extra 50 pounds in your pocket to help out with your upcoming tour! Best of success!

Please keep up the great work that you do. I hope to be able to start catching the UStream sessions live. If you ever tour Japan, drop me a line!

All the best,

Chordial
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: A on May 31, 2010, 03:04:23 pm
Heya Justin!

You probably don't go through these often, but i'm new around here and just wanted to say a quick thanks for all of the effort you put into your lessons. Combined with other sources, my own logic, and your awesome tuition, I have progressed a fair bit in the past few months and I think I speak for everyone when I say it's greatly appreciated.

Oh, and I see that you're living in London! Shame you're not up near me in Essex, would have totally looked into private lessons had you been available!

Thanks again,
A
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: MJNader on May 31, 2010, 09:12:05 pm
Hello Justin, my name is Miguel and im from Mexico I really enjoy your lessons, you make it really easy for people all around to understand and learn the songs and techniques that you teach us via this website, without anything more to add I wish you the best of the lucks.

I cant thank you enough for this effort you make to get music to everyone around the world, farewell

Miguel
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Powellkop on June 02, 2010, 01:16:06 am
Hi I just want to thank justin for this site I pick up my first guitar on Monday and have been all over the web and found this site with it's easy to follow lessons cant waight to get started
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: gmsk19 on June 02, 2010, 03:04:19 pm
Hi Justin,
  I am from India. I have been following you since i started learning guitar. Thanks a Lot for all the video lessons. I cannot explain in words how helpful ur lessons and content have been. I am currently learning blues from the lessons that have set up..gr8 collection of lessons, videos .

Thanks a lot & Wish you all the very best. ..

Your Student
Shashi Kiran G M


Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Murkar on June 03, 2010, 05:30:23 am
Hi Justin,

Just wanted to drop onto the forum here to say thank you so much for all of the video lessons! I started teaching myself guitar not long ago and your videos helped so much, it is really just amazing of you to post them up here for everybody! This is by far the best website I've seen for guitar help, and it means so much to me that I was able to learn from here (I am a student, unfortunately unable to afford guitar lessons right now).

Just wanted to share enormous thanks and let you know how amazing your lessons are! ;)
Murkar
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Jakub on June 03, 2010, 06:32:10 pm
Thanks Justin, this site is amazing!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: myrtus on June 04, 2010, 06:57:33 am
hey there
about 10 days ago, my dear partner bought me a new guitar to celebrate 6 years of us surviving each other!
i found your web site and have been addicted since-mind you i have 2 little girls (5&2 years old the younger one still not at kinder)and they have been somewhat neglected for the past week-their mom is busy doing 1 minute changes/ they are happy with this though-they think i am a GREAT musician (ahhh kids-got to love them) and keep dancing to my "music".
so....after reading some of the stuff you wrote around the web- you might understand how amazing this is for us to find so much joy in this-we are from Israel' and the past few days (or may i say my whole 37 years) have been very difficult for anyone with a heart or an opinion!!!!!this is a difficult country to live in no matter how you feel about it (for me it's love, pride,shame,passion and horror at the same time)-so thank you once again for the music-it keeps us sane through all of this (excuse me)xx--xx!!!!
well-time to practice
good day to you
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bubblebreather on June 04, 2010, 04:56:01 pm
Hey Justin and Team,
  Just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for such an amazing site. I'm only just through the basics, but already feel like I have learned a great deal.  I also wanted to thank you for your entire attitude. Your thoughts and beliefs are just amazing, it's nice to know some one out there is thinking of someone other than themselves.  I wish you were from Canada, so I could convince you to run for Prime-minister, lol, but seriously if we could get some world leaders with even half the compassion and understanding that you exhibit on this site, the world could truly become an amazing place.
 :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jkthomp on June 06, 2010, 12:28:07 am
Like many others...Just a quick thank you.  I've dabbled in your website and YouTube for about a year but really have been putting it to use here in the last month.  I got motivated because it gave me a way to help my 9 y/o daughter to get started playing.

I've searched and searched for a good instructor for years.  I think there's a big difference between someone who loves to teach (and does it well) and so many others that are local band members trying to make ends meet between gigs.

Your passion is greatly appreciated.

JT
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ophelia on June 06, 2010, 04:52:34 am
thank you justin and team. you're doing such a beautiful job.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Borodog on June 06, 2010, 05:46:57 pm
Justin,

Thank you.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: EyeballNinja on June 07, 2010, 05:51:03 pm
I'm just getting started here. I joined because I accidentally watched a 12 bar blues lesson you had posted on YouTube and liked what I saw. Iwe'll see I guess, lol.  thought I may learn some stuff by watt hung a few of your lessons.

I'm 33. I bought a guitar, or actually traded a guy some weed for one when I was 30. The guy was actually really cool. It was actually a joint trade for some video footage I had shot and a small amount of weed for a badass American made strat.

See, I snuck a videocamera into Buddy Guy's Legends here in Chicago and kind of sort of illegally taped the band on stage for like half an hour, then while smoking digs outside, I told the guitarist that I had made some great footage of he and his band and he was thrilled about it, because I had actually caught some pretty great footage of them and the bar owner and legend, Buddy Guy, jamming out. He came over to my house, and i let him copy and have rits to all the video I shot, I hooked him up w some smoke, and he gave me this amazing guitar, that he actually plays in some videos on YouTube.

Anyway, I thought that that was an interesting little story to share. Otherwise, about me, I am a disabled US ARMY vet, and have taken a guitar lesson almost every Wednesday since that first one 3 years ago, but I am still not very good. I have a hard time following a rhythm.

Just like I am EyeballNinja on here, I am EyeballNinja on YouTube as well, and I am somewhat of a YouTube comedian. I chose that username because I can do some pretty amazing eyeball tricks. Watch and comment on my vids if you like them. ALso, I am eyeballninja on ps3 and i can usually be found playing call of duty modern warfare 2.

Ok, well, peace to you Justin. Go ahead and teach me something, lol. Wayne (EyeballNinja)! 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: adysCz on June 08, 2010, 08:54:07 pm
i'm sending my thanks from Czech Republic your site really helped my at my beginning and it improved my playing a lot!

 I saw that you're going to Prague, I hope you enjoy our capital, it's beautiful city. Taste some czech beer (it's the best, as you might know)! Check out czech girls (one of the prettiest) and have a nice time.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ErimSee on June 10, 2010, 09:20:28 am
thanks for the great time in berlin.
i had two awesome lessons (one with justin and one with dario). learned new stuff and learned how to work on that new stuff in the next weeks. i will watch my foot ;-)
hanging out with justin and dario and drinking beer was incredible nice. i learned lots of things about southpark...

and if anyone gets the opportnuity to get a lesson with dario... go and get it. Great Guy, great teacher.
take care
volker
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: axelfoli on June 10, 2010, 04:32:59 pm
I just got my signed copy of Justin's "Small Town Eyes" CD/DVD set. It is really good. If you really enjoy listening to the Guitar, then you need to get it. Its got tons of really great sounds. I was really impressed. The only problem I had is with the DVD. It wont let me play it in my DVD player. I live in Utah, North America and something with the way the DVD was made does not work with the systems over here. But Im working on a way around that. None the less, it was well worth the money to listen to some good music from someone that is really gifted in play multiple instruments. Congrats Justin and team. Awesome job!!

Bryan F. from Utah, USA
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Steve St.Laurent on June 10, 2010, 05:47:33 pm
Try the DVD in your PC.  I wasn't able to play it on my regular DVD player either but it worked fine on my PC.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: steveo2 on June 12, 2010, 04:14:52 pm
Hi Justin and group.
My name is Steve, my friends call me Steveo
I have seen Justin stuff so long I really can't remember when, I think he is one of the biggest teachers on the internet.
I think it was the devil at the end of the vids that made me really like him.
He is a great teacher.
really like the album have a few copies of it,
Try to learn how to post so forgive me I have been to the site for years but have never been in a forum
Steveo
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jjollie on June 13, 2010, 01:30:39 am
I just wanted to say thanks for your lesson on the pentatonic legato patterns they help me open up the scales. again thanks..
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Chook on June 13, 2010, 07:58:23 am
Gday Justin
I discovered this site last week.  What a great resource, many thanks to you and all concerned.  As you might guess i live in Oz (y'know - that large island just north of Tassie).
cheers
charlie (chooK)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Jacoustic on June 13, 2010, 10:54:34 pm
Hi All,
Just joined, Wanted to say Hi. I'm Jcoustic, I've been playin on & off for bout 25 years, yea I'm a real 80's relic, had the "mulet" haircut & all... For the last 10 years I've been srictly acoustic, alterative/rock
but recently got back into playin' electrics for a film soundtrack project I'm workin' on... Recently picked up a Epiphone Les Paul Special II, cheap but sounds & plays pretty good for writting. Also Found a Vester Stage Series, the one with the skulls & flames if you guys are farmilliar with it. The fretboard has started coming unglued though, so its a project for now. If enyone has any pointers about regluing a fretboard, I would appreciate the input. Never done it before. Kinda Unsure how too keep it lined up in the correct position after gling & clamping....
Thank You
Jacoustic
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: mukjonger on June 15, 2010, 12:40:53 am
Took guitar lessons many years ago, but never progressed to a satisfactory level.  Till I found your site, my interest was gone and my gear gathering dust.  Thanks for a fantastic and encouraging site.  Bought the Practical Music Theory pdf and the Beginner's Course v.2 DVDs.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: royallex85 on June 15, 2010, 06:31:00 am
hi ;D i came from Malaysia. I'm very interested in learning guitar and finally found this great website...i want to say a big big thanks to Justin and team for your great guitar lesson...
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: diademgrove on June 18, 2010, 08:15:04 am
I've been using the site for a while and have got a couple of your DVDs for presents. I'm currently trying to get my head around your jazz lessons, very good lessons and interesting. I notice from your recommended reading list that you mention Ted Greene and say you haven't heard of any of his recordings. Someone has created a very good website in tribute to Ted and include a number of videos. A set of which deals with a lesson he gave on playing the blues. The web address for the blues lesson one is

http://www.tedgreene.com/video/tedgreene_blues92_1.asp

Hopefully the link works. If you have the time check it out. if the link doesn't work just put Ted Greene into Google and the website is tedgreene.com. The videos are fairly easy to find. Hope you enjoy them.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: g-force on June 18, 2010, 09:25:26 am
Justin:
Thanks for the vids...any on getting around the 10,000 hours it takes to master something/ anything when you're human...especially guitar.
This is actually a search for a lesson/vid on ' How to hold an electric pick' - there are many conflicting vids on the yootoob...and I didn't see one of yours. I am currently watching the minimal mooovement vid. Cool. i am a xx--xx...
ps this is a long ps... ARE YOU GOING TO SEE ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA ? ( or have you,yet?  ) if not here is an edited review from me on their Vancouver show June 15th. it goes like this:

Dweezil: I feel lucky. Saw the Vancouver show last night. What a tour de force and hearing only a couple of songs would have been worth the ticket. Yet, on and on it came, with no let up. I Know I saw SOMETHING. The audience was working hard,too.
It is beyond this poor writer to make comments on content or production, save to say REAL.
As in: REAL MUSIC WRITTEN BY A REAL COMPOSER AND PLAYED BY REAL MUSICIANS.    ...and sound that goes through ya' like a bullet.
I know seeing any of your band playing solo would be time well spent, so taken as a group YOU GUYS ARE CRUSHING.     ALL the bits played by an instrument sounded like the ULTIMATE INSTRUMENT ARCHETYPE. The bass playing at lead guitar speeds, the frikkin' attack of the Rhodes-piano-notes. The VIBES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ACTION.   Great solo's by everyone.  Scheila: wow! Jamie- PLAY MORE SLIDE, Ben- GREAT HARP... and Dweeze - nice harp-guitar and Ship a-Hoy...to boot!
Joe Travers- I turned to my buddy 'n' said WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HEARD A REAL DRUM SOLO ?
Great Program... because we know that these are merely excerpts from the CANNON de FRANK.   The changes in tune-power, from the rockers to the jazzy bits, really made the 'pleasant' bits more so and those sure do have TORQUE. Waka-Wazoo-bits...And then to crush us again as a four piece from Zoot Allures.   ZPZ's reconstructions approach the creations of the Originals to a degree powerful enough to render such 'discussions' moot.
Thanks for Civilization Phase lll.  I just got Make a Jazz Noise Here in the mail on the day of the show ...

Justin: Thanks for your time
Paul, Whistler,eh
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: rdysart on June 19, 2010, 06:21:12 am
These must be wonderful to read on a down day and we all have them. I believe gratitude is a verb so I will continue to donate what I can. Those of us who believe in the human rights of all must stick together What a great thing you are doing.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: siddharthkhattri on June 20, 2010, 11:30:10 am
Thank you Justin! You are my first and only teacher and everyday I feel like a better guitar player. You helped me reignite my long lost passion. Keep up the awesome work!  :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Reverie on June 22, 2010, 05:28:55 pm
Hi Justin  :)

Thank you so much for this site.  I first noticed it when I learned Wish You Were Here from your youtube video over a year ago.  I've been self taught for 3 years now, but was feeling stuck so I tried taking lessons for a month...that didn't work out.  So I came to your site here and it has done wonders.  Your drive to make me transcibe is amazing!  I'm still working on my first song (Til Summer Comes Around, Keith Urban) and it's coming along great.  I feel like I've advanced so much already.  Once again, THANKS!!!! :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: SouthpawDecrescendo on June 22, 2010, 07:41:25 pm
Hello Justin Sandercoe,

I just wanted to say thank you for donating your time, and deep wealth of musical knowledge to all of us.  You make us all strive to become better at something we all love, and that there is worth it's weight in gold. From tab rookie, to jam sesher to wood shedder, to weekend warrior, to the big dream, being able to take part in some form of our craft everyday.  Justin and his friends are just another stepping stone along this sometimes frustrating, always rewarding, path in our lives.

Again,  I thank you for this gift,

LD
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Flink14 on June 23, 2010, 01:29:53 pm
Hey Justin!

I just wanted to say thanks for all the work you have done, and all the help. I've learned to play Guitar now and it is because of you!  I really wanted to say Thank you personal over a Mail or something, so i know you read it ... but i couldn't find
 
- You are the reason why i can play guitar today!!! and i thanks you so much!!

I was so lucky to find your website one of the first day's i played and i began to do the " beginner cours " and it helped alot!

I think you should do more comercial for your website, because this is proberly the best Guitar site you will find ( my opinion, and many other! )
so do more, so more people will se your website because you deserve to have many wisiters and people that says thank you!

I'am from Denmark , and i'am 17 years old ..

THANK YOU VERY VERY VERY MUCH!!!!

- Philip
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: advanced on June 23, 2010, 09:27:57 pm
Hello. Just wanted to say that i really like you(in a really masculine way), and i appriciate all the work you've put into this site.. Glad i found this site.. Going to donate when possible.. Short on cash after buying new guitar :p

Regards from Norway!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bluesy on June 24, 2010, 02:09:29 pm
I saw a recommendation of this site on the MusicRadar.com forums and decided to give it a look.  There is an an abundance of very useful information here and I would like to thank Justin for his generosity and diligence.

Huge cheers m8  :).
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: medievil on June 26, 2010, 01:31:04 am
great site, wish I had ran across it in the beginning...
i'm self taught and not so great...lol
donation to help the site has been sent!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: froggi on June 26, 2010, 09:25:27 pm
Justin is a guitar teaching god......  I happened across the YouTube content some time ago and since then have bought my 2nd guitar and my second time (maybe 3rd) trying to learn to play.  In one afternoon I have took in more chords than I ever did before and managed to commit then to memory.  At the wrong side of 47, I feel that Justins methods are great and have given me the right frame of mine to restart again and make proper progress
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: orhan on June 26, 2010, 11:42:21 pm
Thanks Justin for all your great lessons! I have been learning from you for a year now and it has been very enjoyable, THANKS! :D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: wolf1208 on June 27, 2010, 07:49:46 pm
Hi Justin and Team, (of course :D)

I'm quite new at this, so if the grammar is wrong or the spelling, please forgive me,  ;).
A few months ago I found out about this site thru google.
I was amazed, it's incredible, what a resource for someone who wants to start playing guitar.
That someone takes the time in their busy live to share his passion and love for playing guitar with the rest of the world, is fantastic.
You lead by example and I gladly learn and follow, hahaha.
I already purchased 2 DVDs from you, the basic beginners course and the really usefull strumming techniques Vol 1.
A colleague and friend of mine, who is playing for 4 years, (he got me started) was amazed how fast I was learning in those couple of months.
He has a teacher, but now he is learning from your site as well, so that proves that you're doing an outstanding job at this.
Please keep doing so, I will buy all other DVDs that will come out.

With a lot of love and friendship to you and your team.

Your Belgian studend,
Wolf
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Kyle on June 27, 2010, 11:07:49 pm
Howzit Justin

Man oh man! I just wanna say a true thanks for what ur doing man! This is truely something special that ur providing here...
I was fortunate enough to inherit a 6 string Takamine G series limmited edition (GB-SevenC) with the sound whole looking like
the exact shape of the guitar. I felt like a tool sitting there plucking the strings with my thumb in every known direction on this
guitar that i've now been offered R20 000 for about 1 700 Quid :o :o :o

My parents suggested selling the guitar as money could be better used in the family, but i chose to keep this airloom in the family
as my grandpa did when he passed it on... I am proud to say i have been watching ur youtube vids since 2009 feb and i recently
played in my school tallent show an stood a decent 4th place on yes, ur cover of "hey ya" - Outcast... It sounded amazing on the
5 accoustics we had going as me and my mates jammed out in South Africa in our school.

Hey ya was the very first song i learnt taking me about 2 weeks to learn what the heck i was doing with my fingers in those funny shapes
at the time playing a C haha ;)

It has been a truely amazing experiece an i hope to pass on my guitar to my children one day as well as my knowledge that i can soley give
you credit for... Hours of practice yes, but learnt from you.
So thanks man!
Heart felt thanks from South Africa frm me and my mates!
have a good one! :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Billy Allan on June 30, 2010, 09:37:53 pm

Hi Justin,

Thanks you!!!!!  This site is the best resource on the internet, I can't compliment it enough!

I've been using this site to learn the guitar over the last six months as part of an experimental project I have been doing.

The plan was to learn the guitar, write four songs, record them and perform them live at the end of the six months.

With your help I succeeded and even got a paid gig last week!! 

If you want to hear the efforts of your student you can catch the songs @ www.myspace.com/billyallan

Thanks again Justin

Regards

Will

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: JasonBB on July 01, 2010, 12:03:57 am
Thank you so much for being unselfish as to teach those that can't afford to pay for free.  I have told more people than I can remember to check your site out. Your so thoughtful and reassuring.  You teach with a humility that makes you feel at home.  I've been playing guitar off and one for 10 years or so and in just a few short months I've improved my knowledge of the fretboard and improved my timing/ryhthm by leaps and bounds.  I look forward to learning with you for years to come! Thank you thank you!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: EliB81290 on July 01, 2010, 08:11:05 pm
Justin, awesome lessons. I don't think I can thank you enough for what your teachings have done for my playing.  After about six months of following your lessons, I pretty much went from a sketchy "smoke on the water" type of player to a more fluent, and precise type of player.  My technique is from what i feel, excellent and improvising has gone from nothing to thru the roof! keep doin what you're doin.

Thanks again.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: hendrix1887 on July 01, 2010, 08:34:14 pm
justin has helped me alot man and i just wanna say thanks for all ur help dude and keep on rockin  ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: pgreen on July 04, 2010, 10:49:22 pm
Hi Justin,
Thanks for your fantastic tuition. I really appreciate what you are doing and the philosophy behind it. As I am able to I am keen to make a donation, but would like to do it by credit card. Is that possible? I have never used paypal and arn't sure about setting up an account, but if that's easier perhaps someone can send me a link to explain.
Cheers,
Paul from NZ.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Procervus on July 04, 2010, 10:53:39 pm
Justin,

You are Legend.

That's all that can be said......and its and understatement.

Thanks for bringing joy to my and many others lives.

Keep letting the music out, one life, live it Amigo.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: tiggerc1 on July 06, 2010, 11:13:32 pm
As a complete beginner your site is an absolute godsend! Just what I need - a package of properly structured lessons. Easy to follow and well explained - I'll be using this site for a long, long time!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: StackZ on July 07, 2010, 11:19:07 am
Hi Justin,
when I first began playing the guitar I've used your lessons and information to guide me the way to become a better guitarist. Now, serveral years later I find myself still learning new stuff every day from this wonderfull site.

therefor I just wanted to stop by and thank you for all the wisdom you have brought us guitarists over the years.

Greetings

C
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Hozer9 on July 08, 2010, 05:34:50 pm
Hey Justin, and Hi
I've been playing with a guitar since I was 17, 45 now. I've never had a formal lesson so I played by ear. Had piano lessons and played sax in junior high band. Found your sight on YouTube about 9 months ago. Been following ever since. You've answered a lot of questions I’ve had for a long time, but created many more. I now under stand more about music theory than I ever did. I've even asked my old piano teacher questions she couldn't answer. It's been hard breaking old habits of playing the wrong way. I follow you lessons and work hard on the exercises trying to do it right. It's coming along slowly. Thanx for being here. You've given me the ability and direction to play the guitar.

Thanx again,
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: cc1903 on July 09, 2010, 12:47:53 pm
I dont know how to thank you enough Justin.

You seriously have the best lessons I've seen via internet period.
You seem to always give a great explanation on anything you teach.
If I'm ever lost on anything I can count on your lessons to guide me.
I've been using your lessons since I started playing and I would not see as much of improvement if it weren't for you.
Also, I cannot think you enough for showing me the art of transcribing
You lessons on transcribing inspired me SOOOOO much to go and do it. I now learn ALL my songs using my ears. I've been at for about a year and I can't believe the improvement I'm seeing. It's the best thing I've taken up. Not many people do it anymore and it's a shame. Out of all the guitar players I know near my age(17) I'm the only one who does it. I'm so lucky to have come across your page on it. It completely transformed my guitar playing for the best.

Thanks greatly Justin! We're so lucky to have you on the web. I don't know where my guitar playing would be without you. I know A LOT of people feel the same. You Keep the art of learning guitar and transcribing alive!
Keep doing what you're doing Justin. Definitely looking forward to more.

Take care,
Chris
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: lilbuddy66 on July 09, 2010, 11:31:42 pm
Justin, I'd just like to thank you with a special story.  I think that knowing what kind of impact you have on aspiring guitarists outside of their general musical abilities is equally crucial to the basic skills you teach.   

My father and I had always been distant throughout my childhood.  Not in a physical sense, we'd just never connected.  He's nearing 70 now, and always having been a great guitar player, it was fun to hear him play as a child.  He's a great man and deserves a loving son.  I'd always wanted to play guitar like him, but I never really tried.  In my early twenties, I'd picked up a guitar with resolve to learn.  I failed... miserably.  I sold the guitar within a month.  Time passed and my father and I never grew more distant, but we never really bonded either.  On occasion he'd break out the guitar after a family get-together and happily fumble his way through musical rust and carpal tunnel.  After a few minutes of dusting off the cob webs he was back to playing as I remembered him.  And as always I'd ponder about what it would be like to be able to play guitar right next to my father. 

Now in my 30's, I stumbled onto your videos on youtube.  You made it look so easy!  I couldn't resist, so I purchased a guitar and followed you around on youtube for a few months learning all I could.  I'm by no means a professional musician, but I dont mind.  You've taught me well enough to play many songs, and given me the confidence to continue learning.

Most importantly, thanks to you, I surprised my father with my very own guitar and the knowledge to play.  I've never been so happy in my life nor have I ever felt so close to my father.  Sitting there playing guitar with my father has formed a bond where there never was one.

You aren't just teaching people how to play guitar.  You're giving them courage, strength, education and heart to make changes in their lives.  Beyond all the songs, all the callused fingers, (and all the girls!!! sheesh!), I thank you for something far more important.  My father.

Jeremy
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Zac118 on July 11, 2010, 01:07:20 pm
THANKS JUSTIN!

For helping myself and the many thousands of others who have learned a little, or perhaps a lot here at justinguitar.com

Please know that you have made the world a better place, and that in some way or another, we all really appreciate the ammount of time and energy you have put into doing so :).

Cheers
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Frenchy on July 12, 2010, 01:37:20 am
Hey Justin and Team!

I've been playing for around six months now and have to say I am very fortunate that I discovered this website when I started, which prevented me from developing bad habits.

I'm having a great time following your classes and seeing myself progress every single day.

I think I was meant to find this website, and you as a teacher. The reason why I say that is, after all this time visiting your site practically every day, I only today read the section about you and discovered that you are a rock climber, traveller and wing tsun practitioner.

These three hobbies, along with playing an instrument to express myself are the things that get me out of bed in the morning and keep my life interesting!

Funny coincidence don't you think?

Anyways, keep up the good work and I hope you realise how many peoples lives you have changed for the better by doing what you do.

Thanks again  ;)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: sasha72 on July 12, 2010, 05:38:17 pm
Thanks a lot Justin for your time and effort keeping up such a great site. As a beginner (already in my 30's) I find your method very easy to follow and very instructive. And I've noticed the improvement in my playing as you've really encouraged me to practice hard. I'm really enjoying my playing and your lessons have been a big contributor to that.

Thanks heaps.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: rainwoman on July 12, 2010, 06:33:56 pm
Two big THANKYOUS!

Thank you number one for your lessons Justin, your attitude in preparing them (one can feel you treat your virtual student seriously) and your friendly personality :) 

Thank you number two for you and all the people who have created this small guitar world (well, actually it's not small at all.... :)) I got here by a chance following one of your lessons I found, also by a chance, on youtube, and stayed here. It is very encouraging to see other people developing their playing skills. It makes me believe that if others can do it, I can, too! Without this forum my guitar would probably stand now in a corner covered by a thick layer of a dust.

I wish all of you ALL THE BEST! :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: anneflora on July 15, 2010, 09:55:23 am
Just bought my first acoustic classical guitar, at 76 am learning about chords, having played recorders since mid-forties, (years not dates)

I think the lessons will be very helpful, and like the easy way they are presented. have printed off the neck diagram and the first 5 chords and will keep a record of practice.

I have promised to learn at least three chords before attending a finger-picking class at the WMA Summer School of Music in August, at Wortley Hall (near Sheffield).

My first instrument was a piano accordion,(aged 20) but it was too loud for me to practise it at home, and finally was burned up in a fire in the house, and I was without any instrument at all until after my children were grown, but now, I feel I would like to "sing to a small guitar" and we shall see how we get on. I shall not give up playing recorders with the Bonhoeffer Consort, this will be additional!
Love,
A

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Orr on July 15, 2010, 10:58:10 am
Justin man!
thank you for being such a nice dude that does a lot for millions of people in the all world.
you really saved me money and i really want to donate...ill try
keep doing such a great job and you deserve success and some fame because you are talented...so thanks and rock on Justin!
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Werner68 on July 16, 2010, 09:10:11 am
Justin, you've heard and read the thank-you-so-much-your-stuff-is-great message so often that I hesitate to repeat it once again. But then again, inflation is a bad thing only in the economy but not when it comes to receiving positive feedback! So: Thank you so much, your stuff is great!!!
Werner
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: brokendreamsoflyf on July 18, 2010, 07:37:44 am
hey justin...thnx 4 all ur wonderful lessons....i had been learning since 4 mnths nd ur site had been a gr8 help...quiet recently i had been into transcribing  songs but the biggest challenge im facing is regarding transcribing chords....so my request is if u can do a vedeo tutorial that actually shows  hoy to work out a song and its chords...that wll be gr8t...thtx in advance...keep up gr8t works mate!!...
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Orr on July 18, 2010, 10:08:28 am
justin!

i love ya man!

you are saving my life with this site... absolutely awesome and invested site...i will try to donate...and when i say that you are saving me i realy mean it and no just say that for being heard fancy   ;)

keep doing it and please do not stop or close the site.....i am so happy that i have found it here!
the british guys are talented musicians   ;)...see me (i am the best)   ;)
kidding!   :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jeepstergraphics on July 19, 2010, 01:05:35 am
Hi Justin,
just wanted to pop in and say thank you VERY much for what you provide with this website! Your attitude concerning sharing and the donation philosophy you have are quite unique I believe ... And boy have it worked wonders for me! Two years ago my marriage for the past 20 years fell apart and that really shook my ground. I was really down and struggled to keep my own little company afloat through, for me, some hard times both moneywise and mentally.

I played a little guitar when I was about thirteen - fourteen, but gave it up. I started playing again some five years ago, but just a few chords here and there.

Some months ago I found your site and it has been a pleasure! The way you teach, your knowledge and the structure of it all is very thumbs up from me :-) I have used the guitar as tool to get myself together again ... and it has been fun in the process as well ;D. I will never be a good guitarist, but I am improving ... and I start my day with one hour of structured practice before work. I usually play some more in the evening, but that might just be "funplaying" ... whatever I fancy. I am not telling this to brag about how much I practise blah blah blah etc. , but rather tries to come across with the fact that I was down and out for a while, but that I am on my way to get back on my two feet ... and I really feel some of the reason for that are due to you Justin!

I have not been able to make a single donation up until now, but I have had access to a well of knowledge and information just as well. THANKS A LOT! Tomorrow I will be able to make my first small donation and I will make it a priority to do so for every month from now on as long as I use the site. Your playing are without a doubt excellent, but your attitude are even greater!

Kind regards
Erik





Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: MaxNitrous on July 20, 2010, 02:24:44 am
Justin,

Thank you so much for providing this site.  I discovered you on youtube and am enjoying your lessons.  I am currently unemployed (nice economy, huh?) and am learning guitar between job searching to maintain my sanity.  However, when I start working again, I will send you a nice donation and buy any materials you have to sell.

Thanks again.
Todd
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: fretbevel on July 21, 2010, 09:22:07 am
Hey Justin, after returning to guitar playing after a 25 year break, I'm finding your site a goldmine of information. Thanks for all the hard work you are putting into the site.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Zaishen on July 21, 2010, 11:40:09 am
Hello mr. Sandercoe,

Thank you for explaining me about guitars :) !

Salute,

Zaishen
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ennspek on July 21, 2010, 11:37:32 pm
Thanks fella

Doffs hat  8)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: arnulfohdz on July 23, 2010, 09:37:27 am
Hi Justin,

Just wanted to say that you are making an excellent work here. It is amazing to find a person that wants to help other people to learn to play guitar. Nowadays we live in a world where you have to pay for everything and you teach us for free. I can't explain to you how incredible I find that. Plus, you are such a fascinating guy and I must tell you that you have inspired me to be a better person. I've just bought a guitar a few weeks ago and believe me... I've learnt A LOT! Your teaching method is amazing and your personality really helps a lot. I bet everyone using your site would agree with me when I tell you that you make us feel secure of our skills (as poor as they might be at the moment :P) and to tell you the truth, you've inspired me to adopt your coolness and enthusiasm to teach my students (I'm an English teacher in Mexico).

Just wanted to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH, and I'll keep practicing!

Arnulfo
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: maflap on July 23, 2010, 06:53:26 pm
Yo justin! I just don't know how to thank you for everything that you've taught me! I'm about to finish the Beginners Course and i'm pretty sure i'll be getting the "Really Useful Strumming Tecnhiques when i'm done with it.

Saludos from Germany!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: HotTubRepairer on July 23, 2010, 07:17:18 pm
Hi Justin,

I'd like to say a massive thank you to you for teaching us. Your knowledge and time is invaluable to us.

I've been learning the guitar, I cant afford lessons at the moment which isn't helping but, I've found your YouTube lessons incredibly useful. I'm slowly picking up a few things, learning some simple riffs and intros but I've got a very very long way to go before I'll be able to say, 'I can play the guitar'. :(

I've gained a few cheapo guitars already, I love their shape and looks... I've now got:
Burns London Super Six
Ibanez S320SZ
Vintage VS6CG (SG copy)
Epiphone Les Paul (Lynyrd Skynyrd anniversary edition with Gibson humbuckers)
Crafter FX550-EQ electro acoustic

I'd better learn how to play soon otherwise I'll be having a big garage sale.  ;D

Cheers for the help Justin.

Regards,
Ian.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Robert Bruce on July 23, 2010, 11:22:16 pm
Hey Justin,

I started trying to play guitar maybe 5 years ago on a guitar from a toy store. I would try a couple days playing it and then I would get bored and I would put it down for another 6 months. Then 2 years ago, I go to youtube and I interested in learning wish you were here by pink floyd. I got frustrated because I couldn't find anyone who was accurate and nobody really taught well. I was about to put my guitar down once again and I found your wish you were here video. You taught me my first song and first real chords. I found that I could learn fairly quickly with your videos and i noticed you had a website. I was amazed at the amount of lessons you had so I continued playing the guitar. Just after a month, I was able to play Over the Hills and Far, away from the skills I learned from your lessons. Within 3 months, my grandparents bought me a Taylor accoustic guitar and I've been playing on it for two years learning priceless things from your lessons. I'm now 15 wishing for a Les Paul. So...

I really would like to thank you for giving up your time to teach me guitar. You are probably the only reason why I play guitar now and I have not put down the guitar since. I thank you so much. I thank you for teaching me numerous songs such as...
Wish You Were Here
Stairway to Heaven
Babe, I'm Going to Leave You
American Pie
The Scientist
The Needle and The Damage Done
Sweet Home Alabama
Tears in Heaven
Comfortably Numb
Mr. Jones
Everybody Hurts
The House of the Rising Sun
And I looked at countless number of lessons and some songs that I cannot play on acoustic such as Little Wing.
I appreciate your effort. Now i'm saving up for a Gibson Les Paul Studio and I am about half way there. Instead of spending my money on lessons, I can put it into my guitar. I will be sure to donate money to you in the future. I have not taken a guitar lesson up to date and I can play fairly well thanks to you.

Thank You.

Regards,
Robert Bruce

PS.- I am having a little trouble getting The Preacher The Teacher. (Part 3 of And You And I by YES) I have trouble deciphering it myself and I know that the tabs are not right so if you could help me I would appreciate it but do not go out of your way to do it if you don't want to. Take it as a suggestion. Thanks.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: SJP on July 24, 2010, 08:42:55 am
There's a church in my home town that has your name in large, stone letters around the top of its tower...
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: licksnkicks on July 24, 2010, 02:22:18 pm
I wonder what happened to the guy who started this thread JZ Massive.  Made 2 posts and then gone!

 ;)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: DucesWild on July 24, 2010, 08:14:14 pm
hello, i recently stumbled across your site through youtube. this has been a fantastic tool to help with my recovery. a couple months ago i contracted an infectious disease and almost died. after major lung and stomach surgery i wasn't able to do anything, work, hangout with friends, i even had to drop out of college for a while. but then i found this site and it gave me some light at the end of the tunnel.... for a while there this was the only thing getting me out of bed.... even if it was only 10-15 feet to my computer :D

i wish i had money to donate. and as soon as i am reestablished in life i plan on making a lump some one fo sho. until then i think im just gonna go print a ton of your posters and plaster them all across my college campus...

thanks again for everything

~Josh g
phoenix, AZ, united stated
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: nmmb on July 27, 2010, 02:02:29 am
Hello from Portugal!

I have been learning guitar from your videos for a while now, and i have learned a lot!
Bought your CD when it came out, and it's really good Page 99 and Forevergreen are my favorites!

Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Ginsu48 on July 27, 2010, 05:28:38 pm
Ive been playing for guitar for less than a year now and i have been learning fairly quick so far, but sort of got stuck on pinch/artificial harmonics. i have looked at several videos but i couldnt understand them or get them down until i saw your video on them, thanks a bunch, ill bee sure to check out all your videos for help
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: StephenG18 on July 29, 2010, 12:26:02 am
Hey Justin

I'm Stephen and I'm 18, I live in England.

I have just bought my first electric guitar which is the encore e99....It is proper heavy, must be 4Kg lol. I've just started your begginers course and I think it's brilliant. You are a very good teacher. Doing the A like you reccomend is much better for getting to D and E. Just wanted to send you a message saying Thanks. I don't know if if I can ask if you think the e99 is any good here but do you lol? just joined so I'm getting used to the forum and everything.

Thanks again

stephen
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Died244 on July 29, 2010, 07:18:28 am
Hey, it's Diederik here! I'm 18 years old and from the Netherlands.

A few years ago, I was searching at our garage for junk to sell, and then I found this lovely Fender guitar. It belonged to my father when he was little, and he said that if I was interested I could take some lessons. At the time I didn't have much time, so I put away the guitar to be never seen again. As you can guess, I recently rediscovered the Fender, and since I'm on holiday now, it would be nice to learn and play the guitar (chicks dig it :P). So I started out looking on the web for good lessons, and then I found this site. I'm now trying the beginners course and fingerstyle, and I am really enjoying myself.

The point of this long story? Thank you Justin!

Diederik
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Silverfang on July 29, 2010, 12:10:38 pm
Hey Justin,

You have made my guitar life so much better, I'd had a guitar about 2 years before I stumbled upon your site, and in that time I'd only taken the guitar out once or twice every couple of months and only played for a couple hours then, with no structured lessons and no money to go get any I was lost and didn't make any progress. Your beginners course is perfect, and you get to name your own price for the lessons which is perfect for those of us that struggle through life anyway.

So... Thank you Justin for the time and effort that you have put into this site and your dvd's, I wish you lots of happiness and hope that you are still able to help make the world a better place one guitarist at a time for a long time yet.

Thanks again,

Matt
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: joyoluigi on July 30, 2010, 02:25:24 am
You just did an awesome job! I'm romanian, I'm 17 an i'm learning guitar without teacher since 5 months... so i'm quite a beginner, but i'm learning pretty fast... now, with the theory i can learn from you, i'm sure things will go up faster.
Thanks a lot.
God bless you!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: amitsagbhor on July 30, 2010, 10:58:08 am
Hi Justin,

First of all thank you for being so kind ,to give out Guitar lessons absolutely free.
i bought my Guitar 10 yrs ago when i was in my early days of college, joined few of the tutors but it didn't
really worked.Today am glad that i have completed  first step of basic course.The only reason which actually made me reach this position is the simplicity of your course.I am short of cash as if now but i have made it a point that am gonna definitely donate.Thanks once again......tk care.Keep strumming


Amit
India (mumbai)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: martin123 on July 30, 2010, 10:33:39 pm
hi Justin my name is Jamie mcauley and i live in stepps Scotland a year ago i did some looking about in my loft and came across a big black leather case and opened to find an old guitar i then asked my dad if he could teach me how to play the guitar he has shown some chords and introduced a song called blowin in the wind my brother then discovered one week your website and it was kick ass man you could see a whole new world in their everyday from dusk till dawn or even a bit later i play guitar i just need to say man thanks i think it is great that someone could step out their way guide us into a new i must say overall i don't really care if am not a famous guitar player i just enjoy to play and write to have something for myself to know that i am good you are not as big as acdc or van halen but man if you have taken a look at what you have accomplished you have created probably the best guitar website in the world and have thousands of fans if someone said that to be a rocker you need to get laid and be famous well you can kiss my ass xx--xx as long as am playing i don't give a xx--xx you should know that i look up to you and hope to one day have your talent and i think you are the best guitar teacher in the world and hope to one day meet you peace man.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Pyskes on July 31, 2010, 03:32:41 am
I just wanted to say thank you so much for your time and effort that you put into your website.  I originally found your site after watching your video on youtube for the song Nothing Else Matters by Metallica.  While looking at through and watching several of your various lessons, the song has become much easier.  I really appreciate all the help that your site offers.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Loonee on July 31, 2010, 10:57:39 am
Dear Justin,

first of all I wanted to thank you. I am the owner of an acoustic guitar for two or three months now. But every time I tried to learn and to practice from one of my books I became frustrated. When I heard about your site I thought: "Well, lets give it another try." And it works.

I am practising for a week, now. And for the first time I have the feeling I could do it and learn to play guitar. :)

As soon as I can afford it (being a single mother without much money to spend) I will buy one of your dvd-bundles to help keep up the site. :)

Please apologize my english. I guess I am not very good at it because english isn´t my native tongue but I just had to stop by and say my thanks to you.

Keep up the good work!

Many greetings from Germany
Nicky
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: charlesfadams on July 31, 2010, 08:04:58 pm
Hello justin. just wanted to tell you that it is a great thing your doing. keeping the lessons free so that everyone  can learn. got to tell you I am new to guitar and my previous hero was esteban, but you have him beat by a mile. keep up your amazing work.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Zirbo on July 31, 2010, 10:28:28 pm
HI everybody !!!
Anyway... since this is a "thank u " thread...well...thank u for existing Justin !!! this web site is amazing...I started your beginning course a week ago and I already see major improvements...even though english is not my language...

Tnx a lot...Rob from Italy

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: kruzmeister on August 01, 2010, 07:44:26 am
Hi Justin,

I just wanted to say thank you for all the effort you have put in to this site and your DVD tutorials. A friend suggested a video from this site cause I was having difficulty with strumming and after browsing around I decided to buy both your Strumming Techniques DVDs, already so much theory has sunken in and improvements have been made. I have been playing only six months and have wanted to play all my life but always felt too retarded and uncoordinated to pick it up. I started to have lessons but found them too intimidating and jargon intensive and as I suffer from bipolar and anxiety I became quite flustered and frustrated easily and got to the point where I wondered if I was wasting my time, but your youtube videos and DVDs are just the perfect solution. I find your style so easy going and easy to understand. So at 41 I am finally feeling like I can play an instrument I have wanted to learn since I was 12! Thank you just does not seem like enough, but I do thank you from the bottom of my heart. I truly wish you all the success in your career. Rock On!!

Simone  :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Lonestar on August 01, 2010, 05:58:00 pm
I just watched the movie 7 lbs - great music track on that btw AND for some reason I thought of you :)
You are a good person doing what you are doing. Taught me the first real song to play on the guitar - the "Solo Blues One" - I have been a fan of yours ever since :) So Thank You for being who you are and take care
PEACE
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: MJ66 on August 02, 2010, 02:12:44 am
What can I say that hasn't already been said here?  An awesome site, by an awesome guy!  Thanks so much for doing this Justin, I'm proud to be a member and happy to give you my support!  You not only teach you inspire!
Cheers!
MJ
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: dsylebee on August 02, 2010, 07:03:50 pm
Thank you Justin just came by to say your book on theory is amazing ! :) I Will buy the other books when I finish this one promise :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: yah1101 on August 04, 2010, 04:54:58 am
A huge thanks Justin.  I am from California USA.  Your song lessons has kept me playing guitar and inspired me to learn guitar even more.  I love what you doing with the honor system to help others who can't afford lessons learn guitars.  I also really like your song lessons!!!  Your song lessons are more detailed and easier to follow than the online song lessons I paid for before!!  I will do my best (e.g. donations) to support you and your work.

As all I know: you are earning a lot of good Karma points. Keep doing what you're doing.  Lastly, I was very awestruck by your Muse's Hysteria lesson.  I am not there yet (need to first get me an electric guitar), but wow, I kept playing repeatedly your intro riffs because it was so damn addicting! 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: AussieDave7 on August 04, 2010, 09:19:28 am
Justin,

I see no point in giving you the many, MANY words of thanks for the kind work you do for free. It is obvious from the 75 previous pages that you have been thanked in every possible way via words.

I started a musical quest a year and a half ago with a guitar as my weapon. It has come to the point where both my knowledge of music, and ability to play the guitar, is far beyond even my wildest expectations.

Your website and very clear, straightforward approach to teaching is doing wonders for millions of people. You, Sir, are a legend.

I would like to thank you from Cairns, Australia, and i hope one day i can shake your hand.

I will be donating when i can. Even if i donated a million dollars - i would still be left wishing i could do more.
p.s. I don't have a million dollars :(
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: DavidHD on August 05, 2010, 10:37:17 am
Justin, I have only just started my journey to the core of guitar greatness, but your work has already helped me immensely.

Please keep enlightening the world! Save them from their dreadful manufactured pop and contemporary R&B!

Many thanks,

David
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bobbygtr on August 05, 2010, 10:55:25 pm
Justin, THANK YOU!

I've been using your site for a year or more now, but never posted anything.  You have been an amazing help.  I had a guitar for years and didn't know what to do with it, now I feel I'm constantly improving!  You rock!

Too bad you don't have t-shirts!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Silverfang on August 05, 2010, 11:43:29 pm
Justin, THANK YOU!

I've been using your site for a year or more now, but never posted anything.  You have been an amazing help.  I had a guitar for years and didn't know what to do with it, now I feel I'm constantly improving!  You rock!

Too bad you don't have t-shirts!

He does: http://www.justinguitar.com/en/PR-080-T-Shirt1.php

The rest of his products are here: http://www.justinguitar.com/en/PR-000-Products.php
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: chix2 on August 07, 2010, 01:02:23 pm
there  are some t-shirts in the  product section
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: licksnkicks on August 07, 2010, 02:56:50 pm
Forgot about those T-shirts Chix thanks for reminding me.  Have to have a looky now!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Heliman on August 08, 2010, 11:15:07 am
Justin
Just wanted to say 'WOW'. Thank you for the time and effort and pure devotion to the craft that you have put into your site. Such an amazing amount of information and it's so cool the way you have put the vids together to help not only the experts but complete beginners (me) without making us feel like complete idiots.
I have already gained so much from your site even though I only found it a couple of weeks ago and have been singing your praises to everyone I know in the music scene.
Although I have had guitars for many years, I never really got beyond basic chords and picking but now I am doing 30-60 mins a day, practicing all the cool stuff you have passed on.
I must admit, the missus is not too pleased, something to do with me splashing some cash on a 2002 Fender Telecaster Slimline (well, I can't play Sultans of Swing on my Simon&Patrick Cedar6 can I? LOL) but I love it and I am getting there (up, down, up, click).
I have already bought your CD/DVD (small town eyes) and love it, (can't wait for the next one) thank you and will I will certainly be making a donation to your cause.
I really don't know where you find the time but I for one am certainly glad you did and you have inspired me to improve my playing (still can't make my third finger bend back enough for the 'A' barre chord grrrr).
Thank you again.
Derek
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: mitch93 on August 08, 2010, 07:26:56 pm
Thank you so much Justin.

I have had a guitar for over a year and i have got nowhere just learning odd bits and pieces posted as free tasters on youtube etc. So many sites are rip offs and its nice to see a free site that is worth looking at. i have been doing your beginners course for about 2 months and i have now finished it and I'm just brushing up on everything you taught. I will defiantly be donating to you and buying some of your DVDs when i get some spare money. Thank you so much for this site and all the times you have put into it.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: cindybindie on August 09, 2010, 03:11:57 am
Hi Justin!
Just joined you on Facebook.  

I stumbled across justinguitar website recently and your lessons have been helping me so much - my teacher is surprised at how quickly I am progressing.  I've been playing guitar for 5 months and loving it!  I play a Walden Natura G570TB.

Love your justinguitar website and video lessons.  Had a listen to your music samples on your site.  Great work!  I plan to set aside funds to purchase your music, instructional books and DVDs.

Planning to visit Vancouver, BC, Canada anytime soon?  Give me a buzz!  We have great mountain biking here - North Shore Mountains, Burke Mountain, Sumas Mountain, Whistler, Squamish, Pemberton...just to name some...

Keep up the good work!  And Thanks too Justin and all the people who generously donate to keep justinguitar site free!

Cindy

PS.  I'm going to do a search for tips on singing and playing guitar now...
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: licksnkicks on August 10, 2010, 03:29:37 am
Well it's been 17 months since I first picked up the guitar.  I'm so humbled by this amazing yet complex instrument.  It has bought me to dizzy heights of  happiness, the valleys of misery and bouts of insanity.  This is one of the most amazing accomplishments that I have made in my life.  It has taught me patience and persistance.  Eveyone said to me, oh you will quit you will see............but I didn't.  It was love at first pluck!  lol I could never give up on something that I love so much.  It has brought a whole new meaning to the word "life"!  Thank you for making the journey a little sweeter.

P.S. When I grow up I want to be a "rock n' roll queen"!  lol
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: chix2 on August 10, 2010, 08:19:38 am
licks  didint expct you today lol. youve broken your self ban allready, you just carnt keep away can you, what are you like with new year resolutions  ;) :D ;D


Edit ok it came up Today, when i signed in, so i dint look at the date. but ive had some wine , it was my bday im another year older. but hey licks. if you do come later an repsond you could call this premamistion .

chix (clare) or should that be clare-voyant lol
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: licksnkicks on August 10, 2010, 10:27:47 am
Clare you see when I posted it was within my banned time.  You will notice that it was 7:36 August 9th.  Now it's the 10th and I have officially broken the rule.  Rules are meant to be broken every now and again. lol

Happy Birthday Clare!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: chix2 on August 10, 2010, 10:47:46 am
thanks licks.  :) an indeed make the rules an then break em, but the day after you make them lol .
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Used n Abluesed on August 10, 2010, 02:50:39 pm
Hey, just signed up today and thought I'd drop a line and say thanks as I believe it would be rude not to :). The clarity and relevance of the lessons for all abilities is great! A friend of mine recommended this to me whilst we were having a mid afternoon pint (or six!) and it's made me hungry for the guitar again. I hit a "wall" and hadn't learnt anything new in ages but, thanks to these lessons I have re-capped what I already knew and learnt a fair bit aswell (In such a short time) and would just like to say thanks.

Unfortunately I've found my self out of work recently and cash is a little tight, but have recommended you to alot of my friends and linked your site on my facebook page. As soon as things pick up you will recieve a donation and when I buy the theory book (as after 7 years it's about time I learned!) I will make sure to use the Amazon link on the site.

Many thanks again, and don't stop rockin' it is inspiring what you have achieved and I'm sure there is much more to come.

All the best - Liam.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: licksnkicks on August 10, 2010, 02:54:48 pm
thanks licks.  :) an indeed make the rules an then break em, but the day after you make them lol .

Well............er........ya know!  I'm the rebel, the hell raiser, the black sheep so it's only fitting that I break the rules even a day after I made the rules.  I'm expected to.  I'm bad, I bad, you know I'm really really bad! (MJ)

See you tomorrow.  Have to at least give this a valid attempt and follow the rules for what's left of the day.

Tomorrow, later, Sianara and Arrivaderche!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: justinguitar on August 11, 2010, 09:38:25 pm
Really apprciate all the good vibes here! It's a real honour for me to be able to help so many people enjoy this great instrument!

Good luck and take care y'all :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: msoban on August 12, 2010, 10:01:26 am
recently saw your Transcribing lessons on youtube and I have to say you're the best!! :D
Thank you very much :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: JoshW on August 12, 2010, 06:37:59 pm
After a long period of playing expert on guitar hero, I have finally jumped into the realm of the 'real' guitar and thanks to the top notch beginners course, I feel I am progressing really fast.

cheers, Justin, I don't have to pay for lessons thanks to your site =)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Nic1227 on August 13, 2010, 12:18:10 am
Hey Justin,

I just wanted to stop by and say how much I appreciate what you're doing here. I first started playing guitar about 2 months ago, with the expectation that I would be able to find a great place for guitar lessons so I could hit the ground running. I was wrong. I spent the majority of the 2 months stumbling around the internet trying to find anything and everything that could help me get a great start on playing guitar.

I found many free lesson websites that were extremely unorganized and not very beginner-friendly at all. Everything I came across seemed to be just a bunch of random lessons that I, a beginner, would have to make sense of even though I had no knowledge to begin with!

I tried one more search and that's when I stumbled upon your site. I took a look around the website, and I'm not going to lie, I was a little skeptical about another "free lesson" website, expecting it to be like everything else that I tried.

However, after taking a shot at your beginner's course, I have been learning much more quickly and efficiently than ever before. I've probably learned more in the past week than I have in the past 2 months trying everything else! The main thing I love about your website is the time and effort you put into such an extensive amount of organization when it comes to your lessons. Everything is organized in a way that allows even someone who hasn't even touched a guitar before to pick up his/her new instrument and begin learning without becoming confused and wrapped up in an overload of information. Also, your exercises, especially the 1-minute changes, are just unbelievable in terms of how much improvement I'm seeing just by working on them.

As soon as I get some spare money, I will without a doubt be donating, along with buying some of your DVD's in order to help you out and keep this fantastic website running.

I'm pretty sure I speak for everyone when I say...thanks a lot!  ;D

-Nic
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: davemoloney on August 13, 2010, 04:22:12 am
Justin,

I stumbled across one of your lessons on YouTube some time ago.  I really enjoyed it and loved your teaching style.  Since then I have searched for your lessons on many occassions.  Keep up the good work.  I'm pretty broke these days and don't ahve a lot of positive things going on.  Playing my guitar has been the one thing that has kept me sane and the great stuff you have available for free has been a big help to me.  I look forward to the day that I can send you some thanks in the form of a nice check.

Sincerely,
Dave Moloney
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: GooseZA on August 13, 2010, 02:38:29 pm
Hey Justin,

Just wanted to say thanks for a great site! There's so much stuff here for beginners and more advanced players and I've learned so much!

You're a legend!

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jeuge on August 15, 2010, 08:20:57 am
Hi Justin,

I have just come across your site and I have to say it's so very helpful... Thanks so much it's really inspiring to know that people care enough to give still in this world... I have already learnt so much.. Thanks again I'll be spreading the word and down the track purchasing your material.

Big up's!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Alex_TX on August 17, 2010, 03:09:22 am
Thanks Justin!

Your tutorials are awesome. Very easy to follow along with and everything makes perfect sense. Although I've been playing for years, it's good to sometimes go right back to the beginning and refresh the basics. My son always wanted to learn guitar, but I'm not a very good teacher. He's now a "student" at your website!

Keep up the great work!!

Greetings from Texas
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: whodog on August 18, 2010, 10:28:02 pm
awsome site....and i've been visiting many!!!! i really do appreciate all the work ur doing here. want to buy the beginners course but am about $49 short  :-\ so hope to 'donate' $5 everytime i can....
the 'trick' for changing cords a, d to e has really helped a newbie like me......
hope you've enjoyed you holiday scuba divin and all......
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Gustave on August 19, 2010, 05:55:17 am
Hey Justin! I found your site only 3 days ago, but have been following your beginners course and am now on BC - 145.
I have been reading everything and taking in every word, I didn't think I would be able to find such a great and well-explained course anywhere except maybe with a local private instructor (even then I doubt it).

I wasn't sure if the guitar was for me, but so far I have been having a lot of fun and don't plan on stopping!

Thanks for creating this site, and for being such a great teacher! And thanks for those who keep this place up and running.

-Gustave
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bjbj1217 on August 19, 2010, 01:32:07 pm
Hei Justin

Ive been using ur website for years n i find it so useful!

I kinda started playing guitar ever since i started watchin ur vids!

Other vids were so confusing to me but urs were so simple and it started to make sense

so today, I tHanK you Truly

Cheers, Bj
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: FFConnell on August 19, 2010, 08:44:31 pm
Justin and Jedi,

First off, I want to thank both of you for everything that you have contributed to the guitar playing world.  Your website and instructional methods are by far the best that there is…period.  Not only do you have the best product, you give it away for FREE.  It’s not like the other jokers who lure you in with supposed “free” stuff just to stick it to you later, you actually do what you say you are going to do and teach people how to play guitar for FREE!

Anyway, I just ordered 4 of your outstanding Instructional DVDs, Justin’s Beginner Guitar Method v2, Really Useful Strumming Techniques, Really Useful Strumming Techniques II and Master the Major Scale and can't wait to get started.

On a more personal note, if of you ever make it to the US again, stop by St. Joseph, Michigan and say Hi.  I know some great brew pubs that you guys would love to visit and/or play at.  The two of you are No. 1 on my list of famous people that I want to meet so if I ever get to London I will be looking you up.

Ok, enough of my ranting, I need to go practiced my guitar.  If you get a chance, drop me an email, look me up on face book or visit my fire department website – www.BentonHarborFire.info.  We just got the website going so it is still a work in process, but if you can, visit the site and sign our petition to keep our station open.

Thanks for everything,
Jeremy Connell
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Scooter Trash on August 22, 2010, 08:21:33 pm
Thank you so much Justin for this awesome Website and for all the work you've put into it.
The lessons are great! I just ordered the Blues DVD set.  :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: LAKSHAY on August 24, 2010, 04:48:19 pm
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Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Fatbloke on August 24, 2010, 06:21:32 pm
LAKSHAYs message just about sums up what I was going to say... ;D

I found your site by accident : I accidently broke a string on my guitar and found your string changing video on youtube.  This is a fantastic site. I was sad to see that you have been threatened by those money-grabbing 'anti-TAB" lawyers.  I have been teaching myself to play the guitar using various sites (mainly learnclassicalguitar . com and guitarnoise . com).  The latter was also hit by the evil lawyers which really screwed up the song-based lessons that Mr Hodge has written.  The former has nothing to worry about, the songs are all 200 years old  :)

I really like the lessons that you have created and I'll certainly be buying on of your DVD's (I'll write a letter to Santa !)



Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Malgan on August 26, 2010, 08:28:23 am
Heya Justin & Jed! Greetings from the Netherlands!

I've bought my first guitar just a month ago, but unfortunately my lessons don't start until next month. Of course i was way too eager to play so I decided to look for some basics on the internet to get me started, which is when I stumbled onto your vids on youtube. You quite clearly have the best teaching style I've seen so far. I haven't even had a proper lesson yet, but by watching your videos and reading the site I've already learned so much and can even play a few simple tunes already! Thanks a lot for all your efforts and generosity!

Amazing project you guys have here, I wouldn't have thought anyone would be that generous anymore. I will definitely buy some of your products so we can keep this site up and running and support your cause!

P.S.: I'm a software engineer/webdeveloper, so if I can help you out with your site or anything just send me a message. It's the least I can do for you with all you've already done for us.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: nashty23 on August 27, 2010, 01:24:16 am
ahm so many thanks to you man....im new at guitar im practicing for almost 3 months now...i still didnt master the chords hehe..but i almost master your tutorials..the basic till the licks...anyway thank you i can never forget you man till the day i die....to ease ma pain.i often look at your website.....and maybe tomorow if theres a donator i maybe goin fo a chemotherapy...ty man..b4 i go can i ask?.that sweeping thing is it realy hard on acoustic?or is it realy for electric guitar?...ty man ur the best teacher...im just a garbage boy...poor guy who loves guitar..and u made it possible for me....
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: aser on August 28, 2010, 10:29:35 am
really thank you justin
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: whalegass on August 28, 2010, 04:15:26 pm
Hello. I just want to say thank you for the "beginners guide to arpeggios" lesson.

I was trying to play major and minor scales over chords to some jazz tunes. It always sounded too .. loose? This lesson is a gem to me. 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: killaclan on August 28, 2010, 11:27:13 pm
Dude so much thanks your the only person that lets us beginners who can't afford lessons a shot at it you are the best dude. im deff gonna invest in the DVD to help out this site man.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: davemedhurst on August 31, 2010, 01:41:25 pm
Hi Justin,
Received your entire course of DVDs recently and I have to say it's the very best course of instruction I could have wished for.
You are a fantastic natural teacher and I am so impressed by what you do.
I was given a Burns electric by my Father 40 years ago and after 4 or 5 years rather left the guitar alone as there were many other demands on my time.
I still have the Burns but my wife recently bought me a new guitar for our 25th wedding anniversary and I am glad to say that thanks to your course and the videos etc that you post I have truly regained my enthusiasm for this wonderful instrument and practice as regularly as I can.
The old fingers are not as nimble at the age of 56 as they were at 16 but thanks to the exercises in your videos they are starting to pick up a little and I hope to get to a reasonably competent level before terminal rheumatism forces me into kazoo lessons.
Thank you so much and keep up your wonderful work.
You are an inspiration to so many people.
Dave Medhurst
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Scooter Trash on September 01, 2010, 10:50:24 pm
I received my blues DVDs in the mail this week. I was really surprised at how fast they arrived!
I made a small donation today to help show my appreciation.
Thanks again Justin and Jedi for this awesome Website!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: 1SteveR on September 02, 2010, 05:31:28 am
Am working on my DVD "Master the Major Scale" and have a dumb question.  When you are using one of these DVD's do you download it some how to your computer and use it from there (like a music CD), or do you just pop it in and out of the computer each time you use it.  That's what I have been doing so far but would feel bad if if ever stops working well and would hate to lose this great information.

Thanks to anybody w advise

Steve R in Seattle WA USA
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ssjenkins on September 03, 2010, 07:53:55 pm
Hi All ,

 Just bought my first guitar (Yamaha Pacifica) and your beginner DVDs Justin . I'm hooked already ! Keep up the good work .

Sammy in Spain
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: James92 on September 06, 2010, 10:34:26 am
Hey, just wanted to stop in and give you my thanks for the great things you and the team do here.
I picked up my first guitar, an old Kay Vanguard, about 3 years ago. I struggled a lot trying to learn, I just didn't have the drive, it all seemed too hard. So I started to give up pretty fast. I'd put it down for a while, pick it back up for a bit, then put it down again. So, needless to say, I was pretty lost. I honestly didn't think it was going to happen, I figured it was a lost cause. Until I ran across a guitar lesson on youtube one day and realized I didn't have to spend money on private lessons that I could probably never afford, I could just look it up on the net. And I did. I went through countless sites, but they were all still just too hard to understand. I was just about ready to give up, but decided to go ahead and give it one more shot. I was looking through sites and, well, honestly picked yours out of random. It was the best decision I've ever made. I was amazed at how simple things were, and how fast I started to pick things up and understand them. In a life where family is pretty absent, friends are few and far between, and nothing ever seemed "alright". The guitar has given me something to enjoy, and has changed my views on life. Not only has it given me a hobby, but it has given me a way to meet new people, make new friends, and really get somewhere in life. Be it playing local places, or making it big in the world. It's something fun that has really changed my life for the better. And it's all thanks to you guys, without you it wouldn't have been possible for me. So keep up the good work, you're doing more than just teaching guitar. You're helping build dreams. :D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: maxpayne00 on September 06, 2010, 10:35:33 pm
hi justin just like to say a great big thank you u are awesome i had never thought of playing a guitar untill my mate offered me a cheap one so i brought it  without a clue how to play it silly really i browsed the net and saw your site and thought id have a look and man was it it helpfull i have been practising for about 4mths now and can play a few songs eg nirvana teen spirit,iron man by black sabbath white stripes seven nation army and a few others as well as buying a new guitar and amo using your advice unfortunatly i am struggling with nut chords and am playing all those songs using power chords which my friend gave me a telling off for using them but am trying hard to get them down id just like to say a big thank you to you and your team and to keep up the good work you do for all the budding musicians out there its a shame you are not teaching at the mo could really do with the help but will keep a eye out for when you start again cheers dude keep up the good work
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: itsadoozy on September 07, 2010, 12:42:57 pm
Hi Justin,

Just wanted to say a big thanks for a great site and resources. Just spent a day going through your beginners sections and I have donated some funds to be getting on with. My 10 year old and I (40) are going to learn guitar together, and your site is our first and primary reference.

I'll be buying some of your DVD's in due course, but in the meantime...once again, thanks...I might yet become an old rocker ;-)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: mattywarr on September 07, 2010, 02:03:47 pm
Hi Justin,

I just wanted to send my thanks for not only great material and easy to follow lessons, but a truely well structured course. I picked up a guitar for £25 on ebay to see if I could do it. Its my first foray into the world of music for 15 years and thought I might get bored. But I didn't, and just spent the best part of £200 on a new one which is much more unforgiving and resonates a much better sound.

The way you teach the chords with strum pick strum, the 1 minute changes routines are easily the most useful technique I have learned, and the way you have songs you can play at the end of each section is fantastic - as this means as soon as you learn just 3 chords you can play some tunes.

I've been playing for 9 weeks, and last night I had one of those moments of magic which made me HAVE to thank you. I've been trying to learn American Pie, one of my favourite songs, and last night I managed to play it (ALMOST from memory) with clean chords, a cool strum pattern in tempo 125, without looking at the fingerboard for chord changes AND using air changes. It sounded brilliant and enlightening and now I'm going back revisiting the other songs and trying them with the air changes. Its almost like my eyes have been opened!

I'm definitely loving rhythm guitar so I will undoubtedly pick up your RUST DVDs once I pass the consolidation test. Its my birthday in november and my target is to have passed the course by then.

Many MANY thanks.

Matt
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: BenTimages on September 08, 2010, 07:15:02 am
Yeah, I just wanted to say hi and thanks too. I started playing about 40 years ago, played in a band for a while but kind of slowed down with playing while I got my career together as a pilot. Blah blah blahdy blah. Anywayz, I retired about 10 years ago and last year I got myself a nice Strat. A few weeks ago, while surfing at a remote beach where there was only one other guy out, we got talking and then he mentioned he was the drummer of a band. Now I'm their new lead guitarist (for now?!)

... so I'd just like to say thanks, Justin, (with a donation via Paypal) cos your lessons on Dave Gilmour's soloes on "Comfortably Numb" have made my life just that much sweeter.

Cheers, mate, from a fellow Aussie!
 8)

Ben T.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: TheDisciple on September 08, 2010, 08:36:07 pm
Hi Justin,

I started through your website after looking around for a good site to help me learn (Ive only been playing for a few months) and your site and advice have been absolutely invaluable. In the short time I have been playing I have come along in leaps and bounds and its all thanks to you. I cant praise you enough and will be buying your DVDs as i have the money. I wish you all the best and should you ever visit the Isle of Wight then the beers are on me  :)

TheDisciple
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: StineLarsen on September 14, 2010, 04:37:52 pm
Hi,
I have never played an instrument in my life, but I got a boyfriend now that makes customized guitars and when he started talking nerdish ;D I got completely lost.
After a while I though that learning to play the guitar could be fun but I never got started because it seemed too difficult. I searched for some time on the internet but it wasn't until I found your site that I found anything usefull. Most people don't start from scratch and that's what I need *lol*
I told my boyfriend about your lessons and now he actually wants to lend me one of his guitars to get me started, so I will be using your site a lot in the near future. Thank you  :D
-Stine
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Michele Maglio on September 14, 2010, 06:05:41 pm
Thanks a lot Justin!!! :D I ve tried out this site few days ago while I was watching videos on Youtube . It's really wonderful. MOREOVER it's completely free and because of this I thank you by heart!! :) :) :)
Greetings from Italy. Byeee!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Da_vinci_cod on September 19, 2010, 09:03:05 am
Justin, I first found your youtube channel when looking for Jack Johnson lessons, and soon I found your site. Five years later, I am an accomplished (australian!) high school cover band guitarist (i play lead!) as well as a hippy-esque acoustic guitar player- all thanks to your awesome lessons on the guitar, life and zen.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: azmonsoon on September 22, 2010, 06:13:47 am
Thanks Justin,

Whenever I have 10 - 20 minutes at night I hit up one of your lessons and get to work.

I appreciate it.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: dunkyg99 on September 24, 2010, 07:10:08 pm
hey justin, came across your site purely by chance on youtube and im sooo glad i did! youve transformed me from just making a noise and trying to learn songs to starting at the beggining and doing it properly, so thanx, love this site, will donate to it on payday, keep up the good work.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: BMP on September 25, 2010, 01:03:00 am
Hey Justin,

I just wanted to thank-you so much for your website and your lessons, tips, videos, etc. Like many others you have taken me to another level in playing guitar. Your stuff makes me eager and excited to learn and play. Without the money to afford a teacher I'm so thankful. Just know that your site is awesome and no other site that I have come across that claims to teach guitar compares to yours. I will definitely donate when I get some extra cash.

                                                                                                                                              You're the greatest  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: KerrMacF on September 25, 2010, 10:43:29 pm
Hi dude

Just felt inclined to say thanks...Im studying environmental protection and work for SEPA so picked up the guitar to cope with some harsh hours!
Cant believe its only been a year since a friend recommended you, great teacher.

Noticed with interest your mentions of Zeitgeist, Dawkins and so forth...look forward to reading your thoughts.

Cheers man

Kerr
Scotland
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Алексашка on September 26, 2010, 08:25:45 am
 Hello Justin & Team! Greeting from Ukraine  :)  To play the guitar was my childhood dream & your site helps to make it true. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Hampton on September 28, 2010, 12:28:46 pm
Hi Justin,

Just wanted to say thanks for all that you do and that I sent you a few crispies through Paypal last week - your video on AC/DC licks was worth it alone.

For anyone who missed it, it's here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5e-5t2GU1Q

Thanks again,

Hampton (KW) in Toronto
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Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: esther on September 30, 2010, 07:30:54 am
I have wanted to learn to play the guitar for ages, but never could afford lesson, and teaching myself was always a drag. When i saw your website I was stoked! You are amazing! Your videos totally motivate me. You are an amazing teacher, and i am soooo thankful for your website. I cant wait to help donate when i get the moola :). Thank you again!!!
-esther
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: illuzionz on September 30, 2010, 10:32:52 pm
just wanted to say nice one :), found your site after hours of twraling through google n you tube lol
i just wanted to say you talk sense and you can play (i watched the vids n listened to the mp3s)
so it aint all hype n crap.


I just ordered my 1st guitar :)
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Post by: searcy on October 01, 2010, 11:10:22 pm
Just wanted to send a big thank you. I've had a guitar lying around for fifteen years and am finally getting use out of it through your lessons. I'm at the tail end of the beginners course and really enjoying it. I also bought RUST 1 and Mastering the Major Scale. They are both top notch and I can't wait to move on to some blues DVDs. Thanks alot and continued success.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: lunarious19 on October 02, 2010, 07:04:52 pm
A couple of days ago a friend recommended this site to me, so I thought I'd give it a shot as I was looking to learn theory for my guitar playing. I couldn't believe it when I found a site that wasn't swamped with adverts, false claims and anyone and everyone trying to sell me stuff I don't want.

The lessons have helped me so far and will continue to do so. Just wanting to say thanks to Justin and everyone that keeps this site going, it really is a haven.


Peace
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Post by: bobothewizard on October 03, 2010, 03:20:55 am
Just got here today from seeing one of your videos on youtube.

Dude, thank you for the site, its awesome that your taking the time to teach some of this stuff..

Thanks.
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Post by: Riff100 on October 04, 2010, 10:59:32 pm
Hello all

I just wanted to say a huge thank you. Ive been playing a very long time and lost my passion because ive never been able to afford lessons and so never had much musical theory and i had plateaued a long time ago. Ever since ive found this site ive rekindled my love for guitar and get better and better by the day all thanks to Justins wonderfull lessons. Justin your a saint to teach people out of the kindness of your own heart. When i start my new carrer in teaching soon ill make a donation so you can keep helping people who cant afford it yet. Rock on.

Thank you

Pete
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Post by: Jayan on October 06, 2010, 08:07:33 am
 :-*

Thanks a bunch mate.
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Post by: ansaarf on October 06, 2010, 04:59:51 pm
Hey Justin!
I was just transcribing "Cold, Cold" and "Room 335" (I noticed you did 1 too!)  By Larry Carlton when I realized I should write this message to you.
About two years ago, i started watching your vids. At that time, at every point you made, I would pause the vid, practice that bit for a few minutes, and then resume. Every day I practiced as long as I could (two hours avg!) and tried to like the sorta stuff that i would need to get inspired by to learn the blues. Now all I listen to is blue, because I thoroughly enjoy it.
Then when I came to the threshold to jazz from the blues world with the introduction of carlton, scofield, etc., I decided to write this mail to you. You have brought a whole new kind of joy to my life by showing me these realms of music I had previously not known.
Thanks,
Ansaar [15 yrs old, Bangalore, India :)]

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Post by: Cleffy on October 07, 2010, 07:36:50 pm
Thanks a bunch for the site, it totally rocks! ;) Keep up the good work!
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Post by: PAPU on October 07, 2010, 11:02:57 pm
Hi Justin ! I have said thank you before but I just have to say it again! Thank you for all your lessons, for your work and for this Forum ! It's amazing! Big thank  to the crew involved with running the site- mods, admins, translators, Jedi the cameraman and all the wonderful people involved! THANK YOU!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: CrosserX on October 08, 2010, 09:06:18 pm
"Hello there, Justin here!"...people that have at least once seen a video beggining with this frase know how useful your lessons are. Thank you a lot Justin for your hard work and the oportunity you give to guys like me to learn to play the guitar. Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Gurns on October 08, 2010, 10:22:18 pm
Gday Justin,
just a note of thanks, have been on your site for the last 6 months on and off luv ya stlye layback and frendly but lots of good gen.
i decided to buy your entire pack as a show of support for what you are doing and the spirit which you do it by.
my son is off to start uni next year so ill be giving him a set as well.
thanks heaps
jeff
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Kenny82 on October 11, 2010, 07:23:15 pm
I just wanna say thank you, for what you´re doing on this site.
To help so many people how to play guitar, for free, it´s indescribable.
I bought one of your DVD´s (Really Useful Strumming Techniques, Part 1)
and it´s been really really helpful. I promise I WILL donate as soon as possible.
And finally, if my english is a bit dodgy, I´m sorry, I´m Swedish.
Thank you once again, you are truly an amazing person.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: tammy2838 on October 12, 2010, 01:12:56 am
Justin,

I know you hear from me on YouTube, Twitter, and now here......but I can't thank you enough for all you have done for me and others.  You are my fundamental source of guitar advancement.  I've branched out with family and friends but you are my learning base.  Your guidance has been unmeasurable as I wax my guitar knowlege.  I'm excited to start the intermediate series!  Thank you SO VERY MUCH for that!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: markhouse on October 14, 2010, 09:35:36 am
hi justin, just wanted to say this is an awesome site and helped me out loads already. this is my 1st forum i have taken the time to join and already donated as a thankyou for the help....as its my 1st forum i dont really know what i'm doing and for all i know i've posted this to someone else!!! thanks again
mark
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Post by: lawrrrence on October 14, 2010, 12:03:19 pm
 ;D
I picked up my brothers classical guitar that was sitting in the garage yesterday, thats when i decided to learn guitar and i found this website... Im so pleased with my progress i know how to play
"sweet home alabama" easy way :P
and "time of your life" which i just learnt then, ive always been skeptical about guitars/players but Wow its awesome
i know the chords A,D,E,Am,Em,Dm,G,C,Cad9 and F
(although f is still a bit of a stretch)
im saving to get a washburn D10s, so i can properly learn on that specific guitar, but wow im impressed with my progress in just 2 days
I have to thank all of it to justin the team and this site
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Lord on October 14, 2010, 03:19:13 pm
Hi,
simply i want to tell you a very big THANK YOU.
I'm not a native english speaker and i'm 40 years old, while surfing on the net to learn something to help my daughter with her studies about guitar, i discovered this incredible site. With some difficulties about the language but with patience and with these wonderful lessons...Well, now after few months, we play guitar in an incredible way, with solos, chords, we sing songs that never we thought possible.
This post is just to tell you Thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks.
Hi Justin, you are a very good person.

P.s. sorry for my poor language...
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Post by: rport on October 14, 2010, 09:01:54 pm
Big thank you from Avignon, France.
I promise i'll do a donation as soon as my finances allow it!

Thanks a lot Justin!

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Post by: dimareguitar on October 15, 2010, 12:54:07 am
Justin,

Big thank you from New Jersey - you have taught me so much about the guitar from your site, it's incredible.  Lots of gratitude from my end...look forward to continuing the journey for much longer.  Only disappointed that they had you take the tabs down...which you do a fascinating job with.  You had taught me how to play sultans of swing, which made me a very happy man, unfortunately I never saved the tabs from your site and they are since gone.  I have looked far and wide for other sights that could provide something similar to yours and have not even come close...kudos to you...I am watching your video to try to transcribe myself...the first solo is what's troubling me.  How are things going with that situation and do you see a resolution in the near future?  I'd love to be able to view those tabs one more time so that I can get back to playing that solo..Thanks again for all your help and inspiration

Chris
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Post by: GGDgirl on October 15, 2010, 05:19:17 am
Justin- thank you so much! I picked up a guitar for the first time in my life 4 days ago. And today, I halfway decently played a song (Three Little Birds)! It's not good enough that I'd let anyone listen or watch, but it's good enough that with some more practice I will feel confident about it!

The way you teach is easy to follow, and I like how you explain things. I'm not just going through the motions, I understand what I'm doing, and that is great!

Thank you, a million times, and when payday gets here, I'll be making a donation. Thanks again!
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Post by: Tonnnn86 on October 15, 2010, 10:18:08 pm
Big thank you Justin for the work you have put into this website!! Your teaching method is very clear and precise! I have been playing guitar for about 7 years but have still found your site as a great resourse. I have recently decided to focus more seriously n practise, theory and improvising/scales etc and this place has been majorly valuable (maybe not the best of distractions to have while at Uni, but oh wel!)

Anyway, keep up the great work!
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Post by: JonasJames on October 17, 2010, 04:20:21 am
Thanks a bunch, Justin! With the guidance of your videos, I have learned to play my first song! What a fantastic resource!
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Post by: justjoe on October 17, 2010, 05:33:54 pm
Many thanks Justin!

I found you by accident as I was cruising YouTube to find beginner help. And you were just(in) what the doctor ordered. I am so impressed that I have already donated to your site, something I generally don't do so early on when visiting a new site. Your videos and your attitude connected with me right away and have helped tons! I look forward to growing as a guitar player and learning from you.

Thanks Again,
JustJoe
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: JeeGeeChord on October 18, 2010, 09:06:35 am
Keep up the awsm work.
hope you win the lottery for all your good deeds.
i am broke right now but i will donate asap :'(
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Elle1987 on October 19, 2010, 09:01:15 pm
Hi Everyone,

A big big big Thank you to Justin for having the kindness and patience to open a site like this! I have only been playing for around a month but I am sooo amazed at my improvement in this short time and its mainly thanks to this site, the fact I have come so far in this short time is motivating me more and more. I only wish I had the courage to pick up a guitar years ago instead of spending time dreaming about it and admiring others who could.

Anyway, I am currently working as an au pair in Italy but I am from London, I would donate If I had 1( money 2( a bank account lol but will wait until I can return to the UK for holidays and use my mum's bank account instead as I believe it is absolutely brilliant what you are doing.. especially for those who cant afford private tutoring..

Thank you so much, I look forward to learning more!!!

Elle x
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Post by: Dagwood on October 20, 2010, 04:26:38 am
Justin,

Brian May said it best. You are a great Human Being and I thank you much for all you have done with your website.

Cheers,
Darrin Milne       ;D

P.S. Do you think that you may ever be interested in doing something with Eric Clapton's Acoustic version of "Outside Woman Blues"?
The video is on Youtube.
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Post by: aedool on October 22, 2010, 03:31:28 pm
HI Justin

Just a note to say I downloaded your Jam along blues tracks from itunes and they were great and really helped me to break out of the whole penatonic box rutt and learn to solo over the chords not just blast away. Keep up the good work and anybody reading this should definitely download the tracks.

thanks again

Andrew
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: blueslover81 on October 23, 2010, 05:49:05 pm
Hi Justin

After being stuck in the same place for years, I feel that with your Aural training lessons i can get somewhere and leave the tablatures behind, althou I don't intend to make music my life it was always something I stick with.
I never had a music teacher (except the guy who taught me C and G chords at school), but on this site i found the right place to go next and the motivation to improve, so...

THANK YOU Justin :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Zirbo on October 23, 2010, 08:54:26 pm
Hello Justin...I have just downloaded the iso of "Strumming patterns I " and after half an hour I'm excited like a child ( and I'm definetely not one ) and I'm not even drunk...so...I just passed by to say TANK YOU TANK YOU TANK YOU . I mean for 12 euros this iso is really full of material...so now I go to finish building the golden statue of Justin..ok maybe now I'm starting to be a little drunk..
again... sorry for my italianish english..bye bye
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Kaboto on October 24, 2010, 12:07:22 am
Hey Hustin,
                 
I want to thank you alot for your inciteful and very helpful videos. I have learned alot of technique since I started watching videos on your site and I can't wait to learn some more.

Thanks again, Kabo
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: xbox on October 26, 2010, 09:25:36 am
thank´s a lote i am starting with guitar lessons,and you sre great in helping me  ;D thank´s again
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Post by: Crazybass8 on October 27, 2010, 12:17:37 pm
Justin,
   I'm a professional bassist living in Seattle, I am twenty four and have played around the country starting at eighteen. I'm jazz trained and well schooled. As a bassist I've tried picking up the guitar multiple times and never really had anything near the instruction I had on the bass and in private jazz school. I was just going through youtube videos and found your can't stop lesson. It was the first lesson/cover that was accurate well taught and not self serving. I came and joined your website because after seeing that first video I was confident that you're a competent well versed musician. With your videos I will easily be able to pick up the guitar and bebegin making progress. Thanks for your efforts in helping all of us.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: unsunghero on October 27, 2010, 03:23:41 pm
Hi Justin,

I cant afford guitar lessons, but who needs them when I have this website.

I have learned a lot so thanks buddy :)
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Post by: steveo2 on October 27, 2010, 03:34:30 pm
I have been a fan of yours now for a little over a year.  Well since I was released from Fl DOC.  And I give you full props for what I have seen in just the last year.  A real generosity, a love of guitar playing, a sincere friendly vibe; all of these idealistic ways permeate throughout my small insignificant existence and perpetuate into the lives of others who have never heard the name Justin Sandercoe.

You transcend the spirit of what guitar playing is all about and I thank you for that.  Playing the guitar is my self help, my therapy, my slow climb back to hapiness through education.  And you have been a dynamic inspiration in my restoration and healing.  

Thanks again dude, and please never evaluate your success in dollar amounts or underestimate your true calling, which is to teach the LOVE of playing the guitar.  

With Admiration and Respect,
Classical Guitar Guy

I am too high or stupid too know FI DOC , and I am happy playing the guitar, music and a Gsus2 or 4 has never let me down.
True happiness comes from making others truly happy, I call this the God complex it means we need something that make us feel special and we are.

I am sure Justin know he make many smile here and in the real world , a god is good for making you feel special, they think you a god because you can open a can and a door and they are always happy to see you.

Thanks Justin and all who make up this site
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Post by: kcarpen1 on October 28, 2010, 04:40:19 pm
Thank you very much for this website and everything you do. I recommend your site to anyone I know that wants to pick up the guitar. Your beginners lessons are extremely good and have a good logical order. Keep it up and don't let anyone bring you down. You're the man, man.

And thanks again for all the videos/time you've put into this. I've been playing for a couple years now, and you helped me take it to the next level. The world needs more people like you and I hope that you are very successful. I look forward to picking up your books on theory. Thanks.

-Ryan C. from Tennessee
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: back2life on October 29, 2010, 04:01:15 am
Can't imagine u have time to read all these but wanted to thank you anyway. Single mum, hard enough to find money just to be on the net :) Reassuring to find altruism still exists. Must be allot of work. Hope the universe redirects good things your way! P.S. I'm an Aussie (Melbourne) - like the tassy devil
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Cybersorcerer on October 30, 2010, 09:19:42 am
Hi Justin,

my name is Ronny i am 51 years old and i am from germany, sorry for the bad english! I always wanted to learn playing the guitar but for some reason i never started.
I don't know why but 6 weeks ago i decided to give it a shot. I researched the internet and i found many sites offering online trainings, most of them wanted to sell stupid xx--xx or where flooded with ads. Then i came across your site and was stunned. I could not believe what i found. You made my day man! Actually, after reading thru your BC-102 i went off and bought a Epiphone Hummingbird and i really like it. I am currently working on STAGE 1 and it is really hard for my "old" hands ;) but it is fun.
I really appreciate all the work you and your team have put into this wonderful site! I have donated today and i will definitely do so in the future.

So again MANY THANKS to all of you and keep up the good work!

best regards

Ronny aka cybersorcerer
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: alive_91 on October 30, 2010, 12:36:06 pm
Hey Justin, pretty much going to say what everyone else has already said.  Thanks so much for all the time and effort that you have put into this site, I started guitar a few months ago and your website has helped me so much.  I'm a bit of a poor uni student from melbourne (aussie, aussie, aussie; oi, oi oi!) at the moment but I will put together a little bit of money to donate.  I feel obliged after learning so much from this site  ;)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: steveo2 on October 30, 2010, 09:53:07 pm
Hi Justin,

my name is Ronny i am 51 years old and i am from germany, sorry for the bad english! I always wanted to learn playing the guitar but for some reason i never started.
I don't know why but 6 weeks ago i decided to give it a shot. I researched the internet and i found many sites offering online trainings, most of them wanted to sell stupid xx--xx or where flooded with ads. Then i came across your site and was stunned. I could not believe what i found. You made my day man! Actually, after reading thru your BC-102 i went off and bought a Epiphone Hummingbird and i really like it. I am currently working on STAGE 1 and it is really hard for my "old" hands ;) but it is fun.
I really appreciate all the work you and your team have put into this wonderful site! I have donated today and i will definitely do so in the future.

So again MANY THANKS to all of you and keep up the good work!

best regards

Ronny aka cybersorcerer
Yeah rubbing alcohol may help with hand pain, a hot towel is great as well.
getting older suck but since the alternative is death I will hang on.
English is good better than my German.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: chiefRBC on October 31, 2010, 04:13:12 am
I am a newb at the guitar, thanks for the much needed help you are awesome!!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Paula.M on November 01, 2010, 11:19:55 pm
Hey Justin, just want to say I am incrediblly grateful for this site and all you give to the world... I have completed the beginners course and amnow happily getting on with Strumming patterns 1. I have not only learnt how to play guitar and continue to learn from you, your a pure musical inspiration, I loooove your album, not just the music which is incredible, the lyrics really hit home in so many ways, I hope to inspire ohers one day soon, and make whatever difference I can in the world, no matter how small it's all worth it!!

Thank you for being a part of my journey, a huge part at that.. :-) and to so many others I am sure...

I am certain we will meet one day weather its on skype or another live gig (pls do one soon Bush Hall was BRILLIANT!)

Peace and Respect, Paula. :-)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: cablesguy on November 03, 2010, 05:12:43 pm
Thank You Very Much Justin GBU  ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Xios on November 03, 2010, 11:38:08 pm
Hey Justin,

Nice job.

Been lurking for about a year. Don't know how many old guys you've got on the forum but I'm one of them. I'm 50, 2 of my kids have been taking lessons for a while so I thought I'd give it a try. Always wanted to learn. Got some nice equipment and we need to put it to use. I hope its a case of "Its never too late" and not "you cant teach an old dog new tricks".

Picked up Practical Music Theory a while back. Makes good sense.

Just wanted to say thanks.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Joe Dylan on November 05, 2010, 02:31:22 am
Hi Guys Joe here from Connecticut USA. I've been playing harmonica for a couple years now and just
decided a couple of months ago to buy an acoustic guitar and see if I got it in me to learn.

So far loving it, I can play like 3 chords G C D but not real smooth or fast.

Very much a raw beginner.

Short term goal is to be able to play "Blowing In The Wind" smoothly and make it sound good.

Long term ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

Thanks

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: elisawuliang on November 07, 2010, 12:43:22 pm
Thank you from china. This site is so cool. I will pass lots of time here.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Nefo on November 07, 2010, 04:52:32 pm
Thank you so much for these lessons Justin they are really awesome.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: T Blade on November 07, 2010, 07:11:09 pm
Hi everyone,

My name is Larry T, hence T Blade as one of my hobbies is forging steel into knives, but that's another story.  I've been playing guitar since around 1965, I'll be 59 in a couple of weeks, oh yeah, I'm still a rocker, with a typical garage band [and a bunch of old dusty fart musicians : )]. 

I have been checking Justin's site out for about a year, my playing is getting kind of stale, as far as I'm concerned and I am preparing a lesson plan using tips and suggestions from this site, I will obviously be using Justin's lessons to help me get a fresh perspective on my playing.

Having a full time job, I probably won't get as much practice time as I'd like, but, I know that I'll achieve what I'm looking for : )

Justin, thanks a lot for this wealth of information, I promise to use it well.

Best ragards,

Larry T
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Fruupp on November 11, 2010, 02:18:38 am
I've been playing guitar for 35 years and have developed 35 years of bad habits!  I came across this site and started following the videos from the most basic upwards.  I am amazed at how much I have learned in such a short time (and I thought I knew a lot).  God has blessed you with a great talent for teaching and I thank you for being "different" in your approach to running your business on an honor basis.  Your trust in the average guy is an inspiration in itself and your teaching is phenomenal.

You even have a forum just for good measure!

Thanks Justin.

Slan

Fruupp
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: russco on November 13, 2010, 12:03:09 pm
Hi Justin,

I picked up my very dusty guitar after 10 years. That was when i bought it and wanted to start to play. (It didn't happen back then)...:o(

I stumbled upon your site from utube and i was absolutely amazed at not only the site content but how you've inspired me to practice and train to be a good guitarist.

Im 44 now and have 3 young boys, after seeing me practice using your site my 6 year old has now saved up himself (bless him!) and bought and half size classical aqustic to practice with. Now we are both working our way through your begginers lessons.

By what you've done here you should be on the honours list mate, your the dogs danglies!!!!!

I will be making a monthly donation to keep the site going, because if it inspires others as much as it does for me and my lad then it should go on forever.

Thanks Justin, and keep up the 'very hard' work you do here.

Russ n Liam
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Asvarox on November 13, 2010, 09:37:16 pm
Snap, wrong thread :P Still thank you Justin for all the lessons, exetrmely helpful and boost the progress really much. Already recommended to few friends, and I know they are learning from you now!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: GabeTheBabe on November 14, 2010, 02:20:10 am
First time posting and just wanted to say thank you and I will be donating. I feel I am moving forward and progressing. If you are ever in South Florida (Fort Lauderdale/Miami) I would purchase 2 sessions so I guess I better be kept read up on ur site! :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Nora on November 14, 2010, 07:59:15 pm
Hi,

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for creating and keeping this site alive !
This site is the only possibility for me to learn guitar at the moment because of lack of money...
So thank you for making it possible for so much people to learn and get inspired by this page !

Nora :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: tammy2838 on November 14, 2010, 08:03:41 pm
Thank you a million times over, Justin!  <3
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: JM3 on November 15, 2010, 05:29:33 am
got my first guitar last year, took a few lessons at school before summer break and i stopped. i stumbled on this site, and just purchased your dvd's and cant wait to start playing again! cannot thank you enough for the opportunities that you give to each and every player on this site! thank you!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: wkrawczyk on November 18, 2010, 01:09:50 pm
Definitively the best guitar site!!!
Tks for all the lesson they are really helping a huge amount!!
U rock! ^^
 ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Trish on November 20, 2010, 08:09:54 am
i haven't been here in a loooong time. lot has changed. just wanted to say hi to my groovey cat justin.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: No Static on November 21, 2010, 09:42:35 pm
Hi Justin.  Newbie here. 

I've been playing guitar for 30 years, self taught, by ear.  I've never learned much theory so your lessons posted on You Tube have really been helpful and have already answered a lot of questions for me over the last year or so and for that I thank you so much.  You're a really great teacher and I'm excited about approaching the guitar from a different perspective than what I'm used to. 

Thanks a million.

Cheers 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bigwil on November 23, 2010, 03:04:46 am
Hi Justin, bigwillie from Oz here.
Your site is so helpful, I can target exactly what I need to learn or practice. Been doing lessons locallly for over 2 years now & your stuff is a great resource & helps keep me motivated.
Good to see you couldn't resist putting up Akka Dakka.
How about adding Pride & Joy.


Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Loxy on November 23, 2010, 09:21:30 pm
Ordered the Beginners Guitar CD online on Sunday evening and received today (Tuesday) at 10am......not bad for customer service, so thanks to Justin and Jedi for that Only hope the bobble hat is not part of the compulsory curriculum as fast approaching oap status and dont think the style suits me.  Regards, Loxy
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: CokeMachineGlow on November 24, 2010, 03:12:13 am
Thanks for all the wonderful videos Justin.

I thought you & everyone else would really enjoy this John Lennon home movie from April 1980.  I like to think that he was such a visionary that he made this video for youtube.  Please enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4rBsbL0M6k
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jonb on November 24, 2010, 08:00:00 pm
Hi
Great site loads of good stuff for a beginner
or a iv'e got it out the loft again  ;D ;D ;D


jonb
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: fosterjam14 on November 25, 2010, 06:23:24 am
What better time to say thank-you then Thanksgiving.  I've been donating and visiting this site for a couple of months now and have never went away without some new insight.  The aural training is what brought me in and I'm now able to identify most intervals.  The blessing in disguise is when the tabs went away.  You don't need them when you explain the songs so well.  Just hope this finds you in good health surrounded by your loving family. Your really doing a great good for a lot of people.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: dutch cow on November 25, 2010, 06:53:11 pm
another Bedroom Rocker here,
just started to play the guitar, and found this great site.
thanks for all that nice lessons, keeps me going on.
takes so time, but then cows can play 2


Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jezzy starr on November 26, 2010, 05:37:02 pm
hey justin ,
               i just want to say ur an awesum teacher and a really cool guy! im 21 from england and was looking on the net for guitar lessons and came across ur site. im working my way through the begginers course and feel ive learnt so much already in such short time!

keep up the teaching  :)

cheers dude ,
                     jezzy starr
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: JJ1990 on November 28, 2010, 08:25:15 pm
Hi Justin, I've never been such an active forum member over here, and looked through the Intermediate Method page, but darn it I couldn't help myself from directly ordering it and leaving a response here  ;D

( Sorry for the long explanation below )
In the Netherlands we have a somewhat a national celebration called "Sinterklaas" as a honor to Saint Nicolas which is celebrated around december 5. Most small children in the Netherlands think he's real because some adult idiots dress up like him in every village and town and make every child go mad! They make up their wishlist with all the stuff they want and think "St Nicolas" comes to bring the presents to them. While the parents still buys them presents. At "Sinterklaas" it is like everyone has a second birthday where everyone get's presents, even adults buy each other presents. In short it's like the Santa Claus of the Netherlands.

Now to draw in with the Intermediate Foundation story.... I've asked the good old "Sinterklaas" ( aka my parents ) to make this my present for the celebration. I've pre-ordered it and now I'm receiving it as a gift. I'm thrilled to death about it, and can't wait to boost my guitar skills even more. Thanks a lot for the discount at the pre-sale. Really looking forward to it Justin! :) Once again sorry for the somewhat extensive explantion above.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Majorblues on November 29, 2010, 01:30:42 am
Justin, I been away from the guitar for several decades. Around six months ago I been rekindled with it. I appreciate how sincere you are about your passion. I am on disability from a work accident in 2004 and do have limited funds, but I am donating now monthly to your site. Please keep up the great work. You are one in a million.

Majorblues
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: SuperKalel25 on November 29, 2010, 03:30:10 am
Dear Justin,

             Thanks to you I have learned my intervals by ear, my major scales, minor and major pentatonic scales, the chords and a bunch of really cool songs.  I can now safely say, two and half years later, that I am safely on my way to becoming a solid guitar player, and not just that, but a musician as well.  You are the perfect example of what a truly great human being is supposed to be.  I wish I had a million dollars to send you, but I am broke as a joke.  If I were to win the lottery or someday make some money, I promise to send you my thanks in a big fat check.  We the people need to support sites like yours. They are the ones that brighten the lights inside the souls and minds of the people out there in search of knowledge that they need but can't afford.  Great originals by the way, the two I heard I really liked. I wish to one day see you on the MTV music awards or up on stage at the Grammy's excepting your well deserved award.  I think you should try and get grant from the government by showing them your awesome site and start your own college, The Justin Sandercoe Institute of Music has a beautiful ring to it.  In short, Justin Sandercoe is the f#$%ing man, and if any body ever says different, I'll kick them in the balls.  LOL       


                                                                                                peace, love, and keep up the brilliant work,
                                                                                                                                         Kal El of Krypton
P.S.    Seriously am going to pay you back someday man, in cold hard cash, I owe you a million.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jùstin on November 29, 2010, 05:18:59 am
Hey there Justin,

So I get a lot of e-mails from members of this forum who confuse me for you because of my conspicuous user name. And as such I've got 8 e-mails to send your way. I honestly can't seem to find a forward button... so I'll collate them in this e-mail.

April 27, 2010, 01:38:12 pm     From  smashyapastie  (No Subject)

justin i have used you tutorial and i wish to say thanks it was a great help and i have learned so much. I have recently started playing the guitar.
I am 39yrs old and my wife thinks its one of those middle aged things, however i feel that i should have done this sooner as i love it so much. Just wanted to say thanks and to ask a cheeky question.

would love to win the sg however not anywhere good enough for it, bought a starter kit and love it however the question.

slash from g&roses played the godfather on electric have watched the youtube about 100 times and still get no where near i know setting sight high however as your lessond say try what you dont know and you learn try what you learn you just get better at that. any chance you could list this as a lesson
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May 06, 2010, 10:26:51 am   From avi.levi99     Problem with D chord

Hi Justin.
Let me start by saying thank you.
Your site is awesome! You are awesome! The lessons are great!
I tried posting a message on the forum, but were unable to,
so my only choice was to send you a personal message.
I am a beginner, and going over the first few lessons.
I have no problem holding the chords, but getting into position is hard.
The E chord is very easy. The A chord, with your finger positioning, is a bit harder.
The biggest problem for me, though, is the D chord.
I just can't seem to get my 2nd and 3rd fingers to work together.
My instinct is to have the 2nd finger always higher then the 3rd, like in the E chord.
When I try to switch from the E chord to the D chord, I am only able to switch
if my fingers are placed one at a time.
I am using the "anchor finger" technique. Moving my 1st finger is obviously not a problem.
I then try to put the 2nd and 3rd fingers into place together, but can't.
I need to place the 2nd finger first, and only then can I place my 3rd.
It is really frustrating !!!
Do you have any suggestions, exercises that my help?
Should I just keep practicing with one finger after the other, or should I try working with
both of them simultaneously?

Thank you very much for you help.
Avi (from Israel)
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May 19, 2010, 08:53:30 am   tommy2tone   site pdf file

Hi, I am trying to find out how to locate to the pdf file for the Johnny be Good lesson on the site and cant seem to find it. Any help would be great.

Thank T2T  ???
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July 28, 2010, 06:02:27 am   NightOwl   Open G chord changes

Aloha,

Justin's programme is awesome; I just started & intend to avoid falling into any bad habit, thus my question: when changing from G chord to E and G to D, I'm using alternate fingers than those prescribed in the lesson & need to know if this would be considered bad form. I use the middle finger on A, ring E and pinkie on high E [instead of index, middle and ring] I manage other changes involving G according to Justin's teaching. Mahalo for any suggestions and advice, Denise
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August 02, 2010, 05:52:35 am   masterofblues   (No Subject)

Hello, i love your videos.  Can you please tell all how many chords substitution in a single key like C Major. I know  in C Major chords are C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am, Bdim,. I want to know about all possible chords substitution. Please tell me. Thanx
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August 19, 2010, 12:41:58 pm   FFConnell   Thanking you for your work

Justin and Jedi,

First off, I want to thank both of you for everything that you have contributed to the guitar playing world.  Your website and instructional methods are by far the best that there is…period.  Not only do you have the best product, you give it away for FREE.  It’s not like the other jokers who lure you in with supposed “free” stuff just to stick it to you later, you actually do what you say you are going to do and teach people how to play guitar for FREE!

Anyway, I just ordered 4 of your outstanding Instructional DVDs, Justin’s Beginner Guitar Method v2, Really Useful Strumming Techniques, Really Useful Strumming Techniques II and Master the Major Scale and can't wait to get started.

On a more personal note, if of you ever make it to the US again, stop by St. Joseph, Michigan and say Hi.  I know some great brew pubs that you guys would love to visit and/or play at.  The two of you are No. 1 on my list of famous people that I want to meet so if I ever get to London I will be looking you up.

Ok, enough of my ranting, I need to go practiced my guitar.  If you get a chance, drop me an email, look me up on face book or visit my fire department website – www.BentonHarborFire.info.  We just got the website going so it is still a work in process, but if you can, visit the site and sign our petition to keep our station open.

Thanks for everything,
Jeremy Connell
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October 30, 2010, 02:05:02 pm   jeroenbergers   lessons

hey Justin, I just bought a guitar (fender stratocaster).
I never had any lessons so i did hear about your lessons and i think they are great.
I'm from holland and I really enjoy following these guitar lessons.
thanks so far. Back to training the A, D and E.
Greetings from Jeroen Bergers Holland. Wink
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Today at 06:58:19 pm   SuperKalel25   To the man himself

Dear Justin,

             Thanks to you I have learned my intervals by ear, my major scales, minor and major pentatonic scales, the chords and a bunch of really cool songs.  I can now safely say, two and half years later, that I am safely on my way to becoming a solid guitar player, and not just that, but a musician as well.  You are the perfect example of what a truly great human being is supposed to be.  I wish I had a million dollars to send you, but I am broke as a joke.  If I were to win the lottery or someday make some money, I promise to send you my thanks in a big fat check.  We the people need to support sites like yours. They are the ones that brighten the lights inside the souls and minds of the people out there in search of knowledge that they need but can't afford.  Great originals by the way, the two I heard I really liked. I wish to one day see you on the MTV music awards or up on stage at the Grammy's excepting your well deserved award.  I think you should try and get grant from the government by showing them your awesome site and start your own college, The Justin Sandercoe Institute of Music has a beautiful ring to it.  In short, Justin Sandercoe is the f#$%ing man, and if any body ever says different, I'll kick them in the balls.  LOL       


                                                               peace, love, and keep up the brilliant work,
                                                                                         Kal El of Krypton
P.S.    Seriously am going to pay you back someday man, in cold hard cash, I owe you a million.
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I've been meaning to send these for a while now.. sorry some are so old. I did send each of them a message informing them of the mix-up so there's a chance you've seen a few of them. Anyways thanks.

Cheers, Justin

And.... you can't email justin lol, I'm feeling lazy so I'll post them all in here.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Ethan on November 29, 2010, 09:32:14 am
Hey Justin,

Just ordered the Intermediate method DVD set. Curriculum looks great, cannot wait to get started.

Completed the Beginners Course this summer and went straight to the blues solos and lead courses as well as a lot of your song lessons. Never expected to be playing Stairway to Heaven and Sweet Home Alabama less than 6 months after I picked up a guitar! Awesome instruction, awesome site, awesome guy.

Thanks for all you have given to me and the thousands of others who you have inspired, guided and helped with this site.

Peace,

Ethan

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: zookye on November 29, 2010, 06:35:11 pm
Hi there.
I simply couldn`t believe that there is actually a site that can teach me so many things about guitar. I found here so many "tips/secrets" about achords and not only that helped me so much. I'm only at the begining of the course - begginer course- and i hope that in several months i`ll be able to play barre chords -_- ;

I wanted to say thanks for all your work and i really appreciate it. Keep up he good work ^_^.

P.S: God bless you :)

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jùstin on December 01, 2010, 09:03:18 pm
Another e-mail for Justin Sandercoe here.

November 30, 2010, 03:30:04 pm   jopetava   Thanks

Hi Justin!
First of all, so sorry for my poor english.
I´m an old man, but I have an old dream. Play guitar. Sometimes, I have no time, sometimes I have no money (as ussual in latin america...) but thanks to your web page, I am playing guitar like a specialist. I think that your you are doing a great job and without caring about the payment, you are giving the possibility to many of us, to enjoying this instrument.   
Thank you for your effort.
Jose
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Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: vladtheimpaler on December 03, 2010, 03:36:10 am
Justin (and all the rest who regularly contribute),
Your site is the most helpful I've found. We don't yet have a guitar in our home, but my little girl caught the part where you suggest a practice buddy. "Daddy, will you learn with me?" So, looks like I will soon have two beginner setups. Your free lessons will make that possible. We will contribute back to you as soon as we are able.
Thanks from the US!
Bryan
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: BigEd781 on December 07, 2010, 01:50:57 am
Like everyone else, I just wanted to say thanks for the great set of materials you have put together on this site.  It's really a great thing that you have given so much of your personal time and money to help people who want to learn the guitar at no cost.

I plan on buying some of your material soon, if only just to show my appreciation for your hard work.  I'm sure they will come in handy after I get that damned F chord down :D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: caesareido on December 07, 2010, 06:15:27 pm
your work is unbelievable Justin!! a 1000 thanks for each and every second of effort You've put into your website and video lessons! Greetings from Lebanon (middle east)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bunnahowen on December 10, 2010, 12:00:03 pm
Intermediate DVD arrived today. Whoopee! Thanks so much Justin and Jedi. Will post a review after a few lessons. Merry Christmas all and Happy New Year too. God Bless.

Bunnahowen
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: BrianP on December 10, 2010, 05:45:00 pm
Hi All,

I found Justin's site while googling for tabs to the White Strips song Seven Nation Army. It had a link to his video on YouTube.com. I explored his website and started with the beginner course last week and am on stage 2. What great value!!! I never thought I could have guessed the chords in his audio exercises. He goes above and beyond other sites by showing more than just actual guitar methods but the other things that are needed support my learning like transcribing and the metronome.

Given that lessons locally are around 18 dollars per half your I jumped at the opportunity to buy his DVD beginner set.

Thanks Justin!

Brian Peasey
Winnipeg, MB Canada
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Kyle11268o on December 11, 2010, 08:40:00 pm
Just wanted to add my name to the mountain of people thanking you.  I've been playing for about two weeks now (two official lessons and LOTS of Justin) and have been told by friends who play that I'm making really fast progress.  I'm practicing as much as my fingers will let me, and am looking forward to progressing enough to start buying your DVDs. 

Thanks Justin! 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: justinguitar on December 12, 2010, 05:56:56 pm
Much appreciate all the good vibes :) appreciate y'all stopping by to say thanks!

Wishing you a wonderful xmas and best wishes for 2011!

:) J
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: g400-player on December 13, 2010, 05:17:20 pm
I've been playing for about 2 years on and off and have recently become heavily involved with the guitar after deciding to chase my dream of one day playing in a band.

Anyways i've been using Justins beginner course for a week now and have filled the gaps in what i'd learnt before so thought i'd register and show my appreciation for all your work and effort and I look forward to carrying on the course.

Thanks Justin, Beer in the post ;)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bobdavis62 on December 13, 2010, 10:22:28 pm
Intermediate Foundation DVDs shipped on last Tuesday, the 7th and arrived today, the 13th! Woohoo! Totally awesome service.

Everything arrived intact and in pristine condition. Popped the first DVD into the player and was blown away by it's beautiful, crystal-clear, hi-def image and sound.

Can't wait to get started!

Thank you Justin, Jedi, and the rest of the crew for all your hard work.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year guys!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Ethan_hendrix on December 14, 2010, 01:47:30 pm
Thank you so much Justin, your an awesome teacher and you seem like a great person too. IM from Melbourne been playing guitar for the last year or so, been finding sounds that make sense to me, but only recently i have been learning chords and how to play songs. Stumbled accross your website and you have you to be the best guitar teacher (ive seen so far) on the web, you explain things very well so kudos to you! and thanks again. So far ive learnt most the chords and am picking up plenty of songs, hoping to keep progressing and to make my own music down the track.

:)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: felipe on December 15, 2010, 02:48:06 am
Haha ^ Ethan Hendrix, sick name. Anyways thanks Justin this site's awesome, I really like how you take time to not only make lessons but also how you come on here and interact.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: mtnskier420 on December 15, 2010, 05:29:47 am
Justin,
I just stumbled on your Utube and followed up with the website.. Thanks!!! You're a great add on to my regular lessons!!!
I'll be donating soon!!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: gryan on December 16, 2010, 11:01:27 pm
Just watched the first lesson of the Intermediate Course DVDs, and I am already enjoying the suggestions on working with barre chords. Thanks, Justin (and Jedi). Good work!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Lone Wanderer on December 18, 2010, 11:43:59 am
Hi Justin (and Jedi of course!),

I've been visiting this site for a while now and I've been playing guitar for a while now, both on and off, on and off, and so on. Bought RUGS 1 and RUGS 2, but I wasn't constant enough about it. But now I'm finally pretty damn serious about it, practicing all the time, even though I'm still impatient as...something that is really impatient. I just bought the JamBlues Jam Tracks, looking forward to using them, they sound great!

I also bought Really Useful Blues Solos, because I'm also a firm believer in/of transcribing. Just like you say, it's the way they used to do it and it's by far the best way to learn to play the guitar. I've been transcribing for a while now, but I never wrote it down, just try to memorise it, because whenever I wrote something down and looked at it on paper, I couldn't for the life of me remember when to play the notes. So that's where RUGS 3 comes in! Really looking forward to that one, finally getting my rythm down.

Anyway, I just want to say thanks for all the effort you put into this website. The amount of lessons is unbelievable, it's top quality and you really take the time to explain everything in a great way, not rushing it. You can just see that you really like doing this. Also, the products for sale are super, great value for their (low!) price! I just think it's fantastic that you do this, you're an awesome guy! And Jedi of course, the man behind the screens, for editing and filming it all!

Cheers,

The Lone Wanderer
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Hassam on December 19, 2010, 07:29:02 pm
Only one word........... THx.............. :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: floorshaker on December 20, 2010, 01:16:57 pm
Intermediate Method began today! Merry Christmas Justin!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Green45 on December 21, 2010, 04:38:35 am
Just started the intermediate course!!! Absolutely can't tell you how much we appreciate all the time and effort you put in to make us a more well rounded player. It really helps out those who can't afford, or don't know anyone to learn from!

Cheers
TJ
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Pulsesunreal on December 21, 2010, 12:20:52 pm
Hi Justin, Just to say thanks for the lessons and music,  Have got your cd ( excerllent ) and your blues lessons cd. Throughly enjoyed both......   Trying to Learn Blueberry Hill as was my Dads fav, a lesson on that would be awesomly ( made up word i guess lol ) appreciated
Pulses x
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: inthewind on December 21, 2010, 11:44:00 pm
I just looked at the date I added JustinGuitar to my browser favorites ... June 19, 2007.  I'm sorry I took this long to thank you.  Anyway I hope I thanked you properly by ordering the intermediate pack!

My son is just learning so we are going through that beginners course and even though I've been playing guitar on and off for about 20 years I am still learning things ... like how much I hate the B7 chord ... seriously, worse than when I learned the F.  I've avoided it all these years even though I like playing blues.  I guess I have to learn it now.  Be a good example to the youngin' I guess.

Thanks again.  If the world had just a few more people like you we'd have a lot less mess.  Hopefully your generosity will rub off on a few of your Net students.  Cheers!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: stovebolt on December 22, 2010, 04:42:16 pm
hey stin thought i would drop a line and send you a heartfelt thanks for your hard work and dedication to this site. i have been playin for about 3 yrs. and ths is the first time i have found anything like what you have done. it has been great for me learning from you. i am looking forward to having that 2 hr live class with ya some day soon. when i get back to work  WILL be donating. i don't feel like anybody should take advantage of such a great opportunity and not give. i have tried lessons on a personal level and was always dissappointed. so again thank you and keep up the great work!! gooday mate!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: elshobokshy on December 22, 2010, 05:48:59 pm
A BIG THANKS to the man that will make me a guitar professional oneday hehe :D
Thanks alot bro I really appreciate the site :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: joeybigO on December 24, 2010, 06:38:11 am
I want to say thanks, but there are no words that can describe what changes I'm going through to put words on it.  Those changes are some of the best i've ever experienced. I thought I was at the blues point in my playing, however I noticed, I just wasn't hearing it, or seeing it. So I went backwards, and started on some of the intermediate courses, and found that I really had some bad habits, and finally broke down and started the basic courses... And While I don't recommend going this route, It really worked for me. I just found out today that I had a horrible posture and I really never learned how to hold either the pick or the guitar the right way.

I know one day, as your paying this forward, it will one day pay you back.

Thanks again Justin and Jedi.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: schofiag on December 24, 2010, 09:32:36 am
Hi Justin

I've just received your solo blues dvd for Christmas and can't wait to get going.

Thanks for the great web resource.

Have a great Christmas.

 8)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: close2u on December 24, 2010, 03:04:15 pm
@ schofiag

Hi
welcome to the forum
I got the Solo Blues DVD set for my birthday this year
it's great
enjoy
 :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: lezzbo on December 25, 2010, 06:02:50 pm
Heya Justin...
I just checked out lesson BL-110 12 Bar Blues in 12 Keys and it was like a pony farted glitter dust on me...
I immediately went to Little Feat's "Old Folks Boogie" and picked up the progression right away...
I think you just opened another door for me...
Thanks and Merry X-mas....
~ab~
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: as on December 25, 2010, 10:01:34 pm
Hi Justin,
You make hard things look easy, effortless, and fun. Thanks for everthing.
Love,
Ayshé
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Marcus67 on December 25, 2010, 11:42:06 pm
Dear Justin,

I want to thank you for youre wonderfull website!
I am 43 years old, from Black Forest Germany. I try to play guitar since over 10 years, but i didn't learned  nearly so much as many others in this time. Ähm,...please excuse my poor English. School is over since 27 years... ;D
With youre help I have learned to play the intro from Little Wing, Under The Bridge...ähm nearly ;) , some Funk Grooves and Chords and much more. With youre video lessons it was a hard work too, but finally I brought it under my fingers!!! :D :D
Thank You very much for this and the other jewels on youre website!
Guitar playing is my favorite occupation in my life ( except from one or two things I don't want to talk about here  ;D) and now I have much more self-confidence in my doing!

You are a hero! ;)

Best regards from Black Forest,

Marcus
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: dianadee on December 26, 2010, 12:19:47 am
Wow! Thanks! I would ask you to marry me but 1)don't think my husband would give his approval 2) you are likely the age of my oldest son..... :o

I have not touched a guitar for over 20 years. I started taking lessons very young...the guitar was bigger than me. I hated it. I wondered when I might actually learn something other than regular strumming.  Never did. After years of lessons all I knew was a handful of chords and finally refused to go to any more lessons. I was always amazed while watching others play and would have loved to do some of the things I saw good musicians doing.

While Christmas shopping for an electric acoustic for my teen daughter, I was amazed when I held a properly sized guitar in my hands. I could actually hold the guitar comfortably and move my fingers up and down the neck without feeling like I needed to twist my hand into painful contortions! I saw a beautiful electric with a violin finish and the salesperson asked me if I wanted to get it down. I told him no, I really do not have time to play.

A week later, I was back and getting that guitar and a practice amp. I had to leave it hidden until Christmas  eve so my daughter would not get suspicious of what her gift might be. Yesterday I got to start playing it. 24 hours later I have learned more than in ALL OF THE YEARS OF LESSONS COMBINED!

I love it! Just really love it!

I played piano and other instruments for years, and am able to read notes and play scales. I just never learned more than that. I never learned how to express myself with an instrument.  I learned to express myself in the form of dance: ballet, tap, jazz, and my favorite...ballroom dance, years ago. (husband refuses to dance though...grrrrrrr). My heart actually aches or soars when I hear music and particular solos in songs. I am excited to tap into this part of myself again and explore and share myself. Don't laugh, but in the new version of Phantom of the Opera, I actually cry! The music is so beautiful!

I actually stumbled across a referral to your site on an amazon review/discussion.  So happy that I did! Did you ever think that your music and lessons could become therapy for an old soul such as mine?

Thank you!

----42 year old mommy to three amazing kids

PS: just got the theory book and downloaded it. great book!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: manolom777 on December 26, 2010, 04:45:06 pm
I really appreciate what you are doing for us!!!

I've been playing guitar (mostly acoustic), for a couple of years, but I have never developed a practice routine. Now that I went through your series about this, I am developing mine. I had no clue on how to develop a really good routine.

Now, looking at your lessons,I have an idea of what an effective practice routine should have. Your lessons on chords, scales, aural training, blues, jazz, etc.,  are a great guide to use for this.

Thank you for all the free resources, not only for guitar, but for all about ear training and other areas to become a better musician, not to mention the encouragement you are always giving us.

At last, I will be able to practice/study on a daily basis, which has been one of my top New Year's Resolution for the last ten years.  :-[ (no kidding!!!)

Again, thank you very much!!!


Manuel


Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: TheCircle on December 29, 2010, 08:35:03 pm
To Justin and all the team, I'm very grateful I discovered you on youtube and subsequently this website.

Your doing an incredible service to aspiring guitarists and you present your lessons very well.

I've played on and off for 24 years and I have to admit that while I'm competent in "SOME" areas and can comfortably play along to many songs, I have to admit that I have been "Winging it" for the most part. I cut so many corners and shied away from things like quicker technical soloing. I discovered to my horror that I don't even hold my pick right  :-[ (i use 2nd finger for added support) :o.

So I'm gonna give it a go to do the stuff I should have done from the start, which is learn the proper way. I will look at all your beginners stuff for correcting bad technique. Kind of feels that in some way I'm right back where I started  :'( .

Thanks again and I will support your site through the links and I will donate.


J.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: SteveCE on December 30, 2010, 08:53:55 am
just another 'thank you justin' from me.

28 y/o, recently got the urge to start playing the guitar after hearing some really nice guitars on a few songs I love, never really noticed it before lol.

So yea I bought myself a guitar (electrical) and as a total beginner with no musical background at all, I find your beginner classes extremely useful. Been practicing every evening for a few days now and the 'noob' version of three little birds is slowly starting to sound acceptable. :) My fingers are killing me (slight exaggeration) but I still can't stop practicing...hope they toughen up fast hehe. I'm a pretty big dude with subsequent pretty big hands and thick fingers, and find it hard to get my fingers positioned well so as they don't touch nearby strings, but I'm working on it.

Big thank you for offering these classes for free, when every other online guitar course tries to milk you out of cash for all they can. Also really appreciate that you don't constantly plug making donations, your own songs,... during your vids. It shows you're just doing this for the fun of it and making the world love the guitar as much as you obviously do! Because of the great help i've been getting from your vids, and your non-invasive approach to making yourself some money out of this, expect a 'donation' in the form of an album purchase ;)

keep up the great work!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Stumpy on December 31, 2010, 05:17:10 pm
Just wanted to swing by and add my thanks to Justin for this tremendous resource.

Think I must have just hit my midlife crisis and, after not having picked up a guitar in over 20 years have finally got the bug once again.

I managed to pick up a really nice s/h Squier Telecaster (Jap model, not one of the newer Korean ones) and a Blackstar HT1 practice amp (awesome sound for such a little box) and was recommended Justin's beginner DVD course as a way of picking up the old skills once again (I can just about remember the basic chord shapes, but damn, it's hard going on my left hand) ...

I really like your style of teaching, very personable and light-hearted without skipping over the essential stuff - much, much easier to keep at the dull repetition of practicing (hell, let's be honest - I'm actually enjoying putting in the practice these days - which is not something I could have honestly said when I originally started playing)...


There's a further donation coming by way of iTunes for the album, and I'll make sure that as I progress, further donations will be forthcoming ... splendid job sir.

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: DazJ on January 01, 2011, 09:48:39 am
Just to add my thanks as well!

Wife bought me a guitar for christmas after I've been dropping some not-so-subtle hints for the past 6 months!!

Played as a kid some 30 years ago but forgotten everything except the D chord!!

Came across this site a couple of days ago and it's great!! Have started on the 1-minute changes and averaging 12-16. Fingers know they are getting a work out, but plenty of massage and moisturiser seems to help :D

Shall be ordering the DVDs or ISO by way of initial donation


Happy New Year to everyone :)  (off to practise now...)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: JoeBuck on January 02, 2011, 08:33:37 pm
I've really learned a lot since I've started using this site. I've been playing guitar for almost three years now and I can honestly say that I've learned more from this website than any other on the Internet.

I've gone through a lot of your programs and lessons trying to understand a little bit more about certain styles of music. I'm in my High School Jazz band and I play guitar. I'm a freshman and I'm surprised I can keep up. Thanks to you, I've got a good concept of what jazz really is.
Then I wanted to learn a bit of shredding, so I looked at your 3 note per string method, and now I'm up to about 150-160 bpm. I'm just starting to learn how to play country licks and I can't find any good websites or videos.

But thank you Justin for all that you do. I know you put a lot of hard time and labor into this website and I know a lot of people respect you for it. I've told all my friends and family members who play guitar about you and your website. Thank you.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Truespeed on January 03, 2011, 12:19:51 am
Thank you so much for taking the time to put together an easy to follow set of stages to help beginners like myself get aclimated with the electric guitar.

This site by far is the easiest to follow, for that I cannot thank you enough.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: blrs91 on January 03, 2011, 01:00:59 am
You're really a genius, Justin. I've been following you for 5 years now (that's 1 more year than I've been playing guitar!). Thanks for everything. I'm sure everything that I think of this site and yourself has been repeated many times on this thread, but I'd like to thank you especially for being so persistent with transcribing. I found it to be by far the most difficult thing about learning guitar, and ended up avoiding it a lot. I still do. Every time I visit your site, though, you quickly put me back on track. So, thanks not only for the lessons - which are excellent - but also for the guidance. We all appreciate it!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Drixx on January 04, 2011, 11:51:17 am
Hey Justin,

i want to thank you for all your passion, teaching us the guitar. I've really learned a lot from your lessons. And fortunatly your music taste is almost like mine.  :-* I hope you will continue your great work. It's a pitty that your tabs aren't available anymore.
I can understand, that music industry wants to sell their work. But come on, your work is only for people, interested in playing guitar and music. If there won't be so many casting shows and people would go to concerts of new "self developed" artist, they might earn more money. I don't want to say, that today there aren't good artists anymore. But in my opinion there are too few. And if they forbid your work, they punish the wrong consumers. Because many of us, do appreciate the work of amazing artists and buy their LP's. I hope there will be better times for music again. :)

Your my personal hero Justin!!!

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Flo

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: deannos on January 04, 2011, 02:04:33 pm
Just wanted to say a big thank you. At the age of 47 i thought i would try and learn the guitar. After 1 week on the beginners course i can strum the D, A and E chords. Can't change quick enough to play a song, it was a challenge doing those with my big fingers. But i will get there.

 Thanks Dean
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: pibsen on January 04, 2011, 09:25:22 pm
Hey Justin and Jedi

Cool site and great lessons - Thanks for keeping this site alive and updated.

Your vids and tips makes practice interressting and fun - and without practice there is no mastering.

I bought your DVD beginners course - great stuff also...keep em comming ;)

Cheers

Peter (Copenhagen -Denmark)

Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: andre66 on January 05, 2011, 05:30:55 am
 My first post so i thought i would use it to say thank you to Justin and to everyone else who puts the effort into making this site work.
  I've been doing the free beginner lessons for just over a week now and have decided to purchase the beginners package due to the effectiveness of what i've seen and experienced so far.
 Thank you and you can expect my order on Jan. 6
Andre
 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Panashe71 on January 06, 2011, 04:17:39 am
Hello there Justin and team! I am totally addicted to your site. I cannot put down my new guitar. The site is so easy and fun to learn with. I threw some change your way. More to come soon. Much love from Phoenix, AZ!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Harper0 on January 06, 2011, 07:13:01 pm
Thank you very much for these lessons, they're a great help. It's very nice what you're doing
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: velogator on January 07, 2011, 01:47:49 am
Wonderful site and resource.  I'm only 3 months into my guitar journey and am greatful to have found your site!

Thanks!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: cjay on January 07, 2011, 02:45:29 am
great site keep it up well done justin
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Bo on January 07, 2011, 10:25:52 am
Justin,

Thanks for the great lessons you're giving. Very much appreciation from Holland   ;D

Regards
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: rafael on January 07, 2011, 10:29:50 am
great site! been using it over a year now and still come back every day and practice every day!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: stevealgate on January 07, 2011, 01:17:24 pm
Thank God for Google!!!!!!!! Was looking for some help with starting out playing guitar and found your site. What a revalation, no cheesy ads, no bulls**t, just good honest, friendly instruction and advice. It's really helped and inspired me to practice and I'm loving every minute of it.

Keep up the good work Justin.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: SophieTheo on January 08, 2011, 12:36:57 am
Justin,

I just found your website and you are such a pleasure to watch.  You have an innate ability to teach, and do it beautifully.  Thank you for sharing your talent!  It is so clear that you are such a good hearted person.

Your lessons are thorough, to the point and just plain fantastic.  Thanks again!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Fours67 on January 08, 2011, 12:34:09 pm
What can I say?I visit and re-visit your fantastic site on a regular basis.Your dedication to helping us mere mortals is so much appreciated!
Thank you so much Justin.Top, top fella.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: BioToxiC on January 08, 2011, 10:31:16 pm
Hi Justin and The Team

Only been doing the lessons for 3 days but what a difference, to go from couldn't play a note to almost getting the 3 chords licked. I am at a slight disadvantage as I have short stubby fingers that only just fit between the strings of my electric guitar so I have to be quite precise when fingering the chords, and because my arms are short too, it gets a little painful trying to twist my hand around to fret the chords. But enough of my wining, I'm here to say a big thank you for your Fantastic website. The videos are all informative, easy to follow and for the most part very well structured. Too anyone wishing to start play the guitar I would totally recommend JustinGuitar. You are a hero and should be made a saint (St Justin....Has a certain ring to it) for all the work you have put into this website, a true giver, please believe me when I say, as soon as I can afford it I am going to either by the dvds or donate to the website. I wish I could meet you in person and shake the hand of such a selfless guy. YOU ARE A LEGEND

P.S. A big hi to Jedi that jam session was amazing....peace out guys and my the force be with you....
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: bldgengineer on January 09, 2011, 03:12:36 pm
I just wanted to say thanks Justin for such a site like this! If I had found something like this 3 years ago I may never have gotten so frustrated and quit like I did. Now I'm more motivated than ever even with my cheap, super high action, acoustic that was given to me(even though I'm currently looking for something better). To show my thanks, I bought the dvd of the beginner's course and plan on donating when I can.

Once again thanks so much!

Chris
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: iamclau on January 09, 2011, 05:55:37 pm
A couple of days ago a friend recommended this site to me, so I thought I'd give it a shot as I was looking to learn theory for my guitar playing. I couldn't believe it when I found a site that wasn't swamped with adverts, false claims and anyone and everyone trying to sell me stuff I don't want.

The lessons have helped me so far and will continue to do so. Just wanting to say thanks to Justin and everyone that keeps this site going, it really is a haven.



Exactly on my point ! Thanks ! God bless you !
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: schoeni on January 09, 2011, 06:55:42 pm
Justin, just wanna to say thank you for all what you have done for me and my guitar =).

Greez from the lovely southern Germany
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: nitsujpox on January 10, 2011, 10:32:12 am
Hi there Dude!

Thanks for creating this Forum and sharing your Knowledge to us.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jonnyjonny_uk on January 11, 2011, 01:13:45 pm
Hi All, newbie here from Moscow, Russia, but British of course:) I want to take my hat off and say a big thanks to you Justin for creating this site because it's really going to help me in my quest to be able to play the guitar for the first time in my life so that my beautiful wife can use her amazing singing skills com sing along. She hopes I'll be able to anyway:)

Top draw site, respect.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: AugustWest on January 11, 2011, 09:13:51 pm
Justin,

I really do appreciate what you're doing!  Your knowledge is fantastic & your approach makes all the difference in the world.  I'll be making a donation as soon as I'm able but didn't want anymore time to pass without saying THANK YOU!!!

All the best from North Carolina, USA!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: raphaelreynier on January 12, 2011, 10:29:24 pm
Hi Guys,
I've just discovered your lessons on youtube by looking for a tutorial on wind cries mary song.
And then I jumped to your website which I found amazing: complete, clear, and so cool!! ;)
Congratulations Justin! I've been looking for this for a long time!
I hope you'll keep it free ;)
Cheers
Raphael
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: jsweed76 on January 13, 2011, 01:39:59 am
Justin my brother,
Your site is great!  I want to say thanks for all that you do.  I wish someone had done something like this when I was a kid then it wouldnt have taking me so long to get where I am today!  I have been playing for years now and consider myself an intermediate player.  I can do most of the things in your beginners lessons but they are great refreshers and give me structure with which to practice that I have not had previously.  I have bought lessons, took about a month of private lessons and books and dvds and the stuff you offer people for free is as good or better.  I have bought your practicle guide to music theory and I am about to dig in.  I also plan on purchasing your intermediate stuff as well as some of the style specifics to mess around with.  I notice you are active in the forums and seem to genuinly care and have the heart of a teacher and for that I sincerely thank you!  In the words of the great Neil Young " Keep on rockin in the free world"!
V/R
John
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: davidw on January 14, 2011, 12:27:34 am
hi justin,

i just want to express my gratitude for your generosity, the clarity of your lessons, requests to help people in need(darfur), etc.  i've just sent you some funds as a small thank you, and it's a pleasure to tell other guitar-playing friends about you and your site.  i hope one day to find some music from steven stills, david crosby, or graham nash in the songs list, if possible.  all the best,  david    tübingen, germany
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: PhilDawson8270 on January 14, 2011, 09:55:46 pm
Massive thanks Justin!

Nothing was around anything like this when I learned to play Piano, and as far as I know, there's nothing this in depth, with so much enthusiasm for guitar or any other instrument ANYWHERE.  You're a massive resource for those self teaching, and I am very grateful.

I'll be willingly donating, thank you a lot!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: snakers on January 15, 2011, 09:53:16 am
Dear J. and the Team,

Cold greetings from Russia =)
Thank you very much for you mesmerizing site.

Best wishes,
Students from Russia
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: OdinLegacy on January 15, 2011, 08:05:15 pm
Hello everybody!

I want to thank Justin to do something so amazing like this website. I am a complete beginner, but with this site I can learn to play on my own and that is so cool.
Hope you could help me with my noob questions I will find on my learning. I'll try to help making some donate in the future when I could, hope this fu**** economic crisis finish soon.

Thank you again!

See you on the boards!

P.D: Sorry for my poor english.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: VedadBosnia on January 15, 2011, 10:04:03 pm
Hi Justin,

Thank you for great lessons !  ;)

Greetings from Bosnia and Herzegovina    ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: vabs_loveguitar on January 16, 2011, 11:38:55 am
Thanks Justin this is just awesome that you guys are doing. I am a complete beginner and I can say that I have the best teacher (better then the private teacher who doesn't know too much but still charge lot of money). Thank you very much again.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: komani86 on January 16, 2011, 12:40:08 pm
It's just amazing how many people you can reach with your insane guitar (teaching) skills!
I am doing your intermediate foundation at the moment and i'm just amazed how much I progressed in a week!

Definately going to donate for your worthy cause Justin! Keep the amazing work up!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Distinctlyaveragemart on January 16, 2011, 02:43:13 pm
I've been using this site for a few years; I even bought the T-shirt and loads of Justin's music.

What a legend, fantastic videos, jam tracks etc. which have helped my playing massively and he seems like a very nice genuine guy. They say 'never meet you hero's' but I reckon Justin is probably pretty cool in real life.

maybe when I'm good enough and rich enough I'll see if I can get a private lesson.

Thanks again to Justin for sharing his knowledge and skill.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: muizaziz on January 17, 2011, 10:21:55 am
Hi Justin,

Thank you for your great videos on beginner course. I will definitely buy your intermediate lesson if i get enough money as my appreciation :)

Muiz
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Robiniho on January 17, 2011, 03:22:54 pm
Hi Justin, all...
I'm new here but been using the site for a month or so, great site sooooo helpful and the best I've found by a mile..will donate for sure when the bills ease off..

Thanks again, keep up the good work  8)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: annea on January 20, 2011, 02:16:03 am
Since I went to summer camp in the Adirondacks, I've had a dream about strumming the guitar while everyone around me sings folk songs, just like we used to do there. I've waited 44 years since then and now, at age 57 have decided to learn how to play. A musician friend lent me a guitar and I've been following the lessons and practicing every single day for 2 weeks (as of today). It's amazing what practice does! The chords that were really challenging 2 weeks ago are a breeze. Now the challenges are the F chord, G7, Dm. (After 3 days of playing the F chord, the strings almost sing. Didn't think that would happen so quickly. Those muscles must be getting stronger.)

Incredible website and so generous of you to allow anyone to benefit from it. You say that as of April 2010, you had 40 subscribers. How many now?

THANK YOU JUSTIN, from Berkeley, CA.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: 4themasses on January 20, 2011, 10:24:13 pm
I love how you have revamped your site!  It is much more organized and structured than before.  Exactly what I was hoping for.  I'm also teaching my 12 year old son how to play. He's been at it since I bought him an electric guitar at age 9 and is doing well. Now with your site being more structured it will give us both a great boost and learning criteria. Many thanks.
I will will be donating monthly!

Regards,
Ron
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: RichyMa on January 20, 2011, 10:39:48 pm
Hey Justin, Thanks alot for the videos, you've been a great help to me!

Please keep doing the videos, expect a donation from me!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Jack Daniels on January 21, 2011, 05:29:28 am
Hi Justin, just wanted to say thanks to you for constructing a free community for musicians that is long overdue.  Your website appears to be well thought out structurally for help in determining a guitar student's level of expertise and learning needs, comparative to that of other similar websites  (kudos! to you for being on top of this issue).  I just left another forum from another website which for purposes here "shall remain nameless".  This other website I speak of has contributors which very rarely attended their own forums within the website, and many of the member questions regarding a contributors instructional DVD's typically go unanswered.  The website I speak of (although free) has many paying members and DVD products for sale, but it became stagnant to the point that you could literally smell the stench of death.  Back to the subject of Justinguitar.com, I can see your website growing by leaps and bounds because you have "true vision" as where the other site I mentioned has none.   ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: mmanchev on January 21, 2011, 08:08:55 am
Justin, thank you for the great, great job you have done here. Perfect method for starters like me and not only!!! Its great I found your website before even buying my first guitar and here I am...5th day with this treasure in my hands and trying my baby steps in changing the chords A, D, E :) The fingers are sore, but its a sweet soreness. Definitely a donation is going to come from me :)

Greetings from a Bulgarian, living in the Czech Republic but sharing the same passion as everyone here does ;)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: hicksy101 on January 21, 2011, 11:36:32 am
Hey I would like to say a massive thanks to Justin. I have been playing for a year and have taught myself everything. I knew there would be things I missed and thanks to his step-by-step guide I have been able to go back over everything, correct a few errors that I had made in my playing and learn some new things that I missed.
I will also continue using Justinguitar to continue learning, it's the best guitar teaching resource I have ever seen.
Good on you mate...

Hicksy101
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Sasquatch on January 21, 2011, 03:01:11 pm
Hi Justin and All,

After a 20 year hiatus, I'm picking up the guitar once again.  I've looked at a few web based training sites and came across yours.  I was pleasantly surprised by your vision to "Teach The World To Play".  I like what you're attempting and I'm more than happy to provide my support. 

Overall, I think, your site is set up fairly well.  It offers a little something for everyone, from beginner to advanced guitarist.  I rate myself as an intermediate guitarist that has some brushing up to do.  Now, if only I can get my fingers to do what my mind tells them, I'll be okay.

Gotta go, I have a lesson to learn.

Sasquatch  :)   
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: GaryD33 on January 21, 2011, 03:47:23 pm
Justin
Thank you, For those of you that haven't checked it out yet, get yourself to the working class hero lesson, truely insperational last four minutes!!!
GaryD
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: dondi on January 21, 2011, 10:32:48 pm
Hello Justin, I started out playing a squier starter pack and brought Jamorama to help me. I often lose interest in things I've started, but with music its different, I feel content when I sit down to practice(sometimes frustrated when I can't change chords fast enough). I've finished the first book and started the intermediate with jamorama, then stumbled upon your site..and behold..there was someone talking and explaining the guitar to me,showing me anchor fingers, and the lightbulb came on..my timing increased so did my chord changes. I was so surprised that your site is free, so I decided to purchase your beginners course and when I'm finished will order your intermediate. I just want to Thank You very much for being there and sharing, you have a good heart and are sincere. I wish you continued success in your future.   Sincerely Marty Chiani   
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: krystledawne on January 22, 2011, 01:54:42 am
Hi!  I'm new to the forums, but I've been using your lessons off and on for awhile now.  

I dropped by to leave a thank you today....actually I'm sick right now, but sometimes if you don't slow down life makes you slow down, tee hee.  Anyway, as I've been bumming around on the couch today, I was watching my little kids play and be sweet and try to make me feel better,  and I started thinking about how much I appreciate them and who they are, and who they are helping me become blah blah bla  (mushy mommy stuff) and I ended up on a thought tangent of things I am truly thankful for.  That brought me to you!  

Life as a stay at home mom is a blessing in the fact that I am here to love and challenge my babies, and enjoy them.  The hard parts are that in order to do so, our budget is extremely tight to maintain the balance.  We manage to pull it off, and I am glad to be able to be proud of my family in that way.  Leaves little room for new guitar instruction/materials though.  So, thank you sincerely for your efforts in providing this excellent material.  I have gone rounds with different "methods" and what you offer is complete and more importantly, I am able to put what I learn to good use immediately.  I will do my best to spread the word about your site, and do what I can to make sure it is available for others like me.  (I'm clicking on those ads!!!)

The other reason I thank you is staying home with the kids is somewhat restrictive on my social life,  the recent job I left was as a band leader for my church.  With my husband's work schedule as it is, I don't have the availability to join a band or a new worship team right now.  I'm definitely the type that grows more musically when I am actively with a group.  Your material has provided me with an outlet to grow, and be challenged, in a way that is not at all intimidating or "over my head"  This musical escape you provide for me here  gives me a measure of sanity that I am so grateful for.  Really, Justin, You keep me sane.  !!!!

So, Thanks for it all.  I'm putting aside some pennies, so I can do my part and purchase some material in the future.  


You keep this mom Rockin'


Krystle

Oh, and by the way, after going over some of your basic blues improv material, I sat and jammed along with the imaginary blues band in my head for an hour.  I've never been able to feel confident enough to try before.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: claytonguitar on January 23, 2011, 10:19:23 am
Hey Justin,

Lovin what you're doin man.  I am also a fellow Aussie and think it takes someone special to give back to this world in the way you do.  Keep up the great work.  You are in inspiration to us all.  I have learnt so much from you already and I have so long to go but with your help I hope to make this guitar of mine speak some sweet tunes. 

Claytonguitar
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: parmariet on January 24, 2011, 05:11:52 pm
Finally after 26 years, I can let my black beauty speak, thanks to your lessons. Justin, you learn the world comunicate by guitar. Greetings!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Fondue on January 24, 2011, 09:13:30 pm
Hi Justin,

I just spent an hour and a half learning Neil Young's The Needle and The Damage Done in your songs section. I gave up trying to learn that song years ago, just could never figure out the chords. I need some more practise but I figure that I got it nailed about 90%. I still can't believe it, the way the chords flow is pure magic. I was about 18 when Harvest was released and it's still as fresh as ever.

I do have a request, would love to see some of the old Cat Stevens (Yusuf these days)stuff in the songs section

Thanks man! I ordered your blues DVD's over the weekend and can't wait to get started.

Cheers
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: chas on January 26, 2011, 06:11:30 am
i have just found this site via youtube, so i am not sure about it, but if it is wha it says it is, i will proudly wear the t-shirt.  also, i have a question.  why does the g string always sound a little sour?
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: close2u on January 26, 2011, 06:54:33 am
i have just found this site via youtube, so i am not sure about it, but if it is wha it says it is, i will proudly wear the t-shirt.  also, i have a question.  why does the g string always sound a little sour?
welcome
it is
do so
the g string - mmm ... always does seem to not go in tune or fall out of tune  ... a common problem
 :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: flyhead on January 26, 2011, 09:37:09 am
Have you checked the intonation of the G string? Does it sound sour mainly when playing an A chord?
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Stace87 on January 26, 2011, 05:25:56 pm
Hiya,

Just wanted to say thanks I stumbled across your videos on you tube by far the best ones out there that actually make sense for complete beginners like myself. Your doing a great job - keep it up!
I love the fact that it's free, I know I can't afford lessons at the min or if they would even be value for money. Your site is a great resource and I'm gonna donate as soon as I find a job or become a rock star - what ever happens first lol.
Thank You!
Stace87 x
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Post by: Blue Merseysider. on January 27, 2011, 04:20:12 pm
Ta for the site Justin.  Stumbled across it recently after being told about it by a work colleague on a ship I worked on recently.
You're a good man.
Keep on keeping on fella.
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Post by: OldGeezer on January 27, 2011, 05:57:23 pm
Hello and a HUGE THANKYOU to Justin.
Picked up a guitar 11 months ago and wish I done it 48 years ago. I'm sure many feel the same.
Discovered you on uTube and became a follower instantly. All the bits never explained and more importantly demonstrated in the courses I've tried are finally being revealed.
Your mastery needs no comment, your teaching style deserves a medal or three. The right balance of a great personality, teaching style, sense of humour and attention to both beginners and the more experienced without seeming condescending to anyone.
I purchased the RUST DVD as in my experience it seemed that all other courses assume that I was born strumming and therefore it needed no explanation.
EXCELLENT DVD.
As a bonus I'm discovering that as I learn to strum I am also, for the first time ever, learning to change chords faster. I believe it's to do with 'finding my rhythm' as you put it.
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Ellie the dog also sends thanks as I torture her poor ears a little less each day.
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Many, Many Thanx & All The Best To You And the Team.
Regards,
Steve
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Post by: Wudbird on January 27, 2011, 11:58:41 pm
Huge, massive thanks for your awesome site! I've been playing electric guitar for about a year and your site has added LOADS to what I'm learning in the 2 weeks in between lessons. My mate suggested your site when we were having our first jam session over Christmas (what we lacked in skill, we made up for in volume and enthusiasm). It's so great to see such high quality stuff that you don't have to pay £100s for and doesn't claim to be a miracle that will turn you into Slash over night! 

All I need to do now is get over the hideous stage fright that occurs whenever someone else is in earshot and I'll be laughing!  ;D

Mahoosive thanks!
Isla
X
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Post by: Bolg3r on January 28, 2011, 11:01:50 pm
Hi i am new to the forum but i have been watching your videos and webpage since a few months...

i went to learn guitar with a professor for about 4 months and then i quit beucase i didn't feel like he was teaching me well it was kinda boring also ...

and then i started to play everyday in my house... but i left behind the theory and technique  i was a fool and wanted only to learn songs..

but 1 months ago i discovered what a idiot i was and  i remebered your webpage so i came here and started from zero with the begginers course 

now i do finger gym , patterns , alternate and sweep picking , arpeggios , scales , music reading, etc  everyday twice and like 2 hours only of this... and play only 1 song or 2
  in only a few days i could play a lot faster ( i still play slow ) with less movements and could do my improvisations a lot better
      now everyday i want to train more and more i feel much better and secure playing

Thank you for this webpage and your lessons thanx to you , little by little, i am improving

Sorry for my english
Saludos from Argentina
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Post by: LeoPaul on January 29, 2011, 10:54:45 am
Hi Justin,
Trying to find guitar lessons on the internet I came across your Youtube site, and from the very beginning I was hooked. There are many sites offering free, or almost free lessons, but yours is absolutely the best. I enjoy your style, your encouragement, your humourous approach!!!!
So thank you very very much for your huge efforts to bring this to us, and to me of course. It is very valuable to me, so I wont forget your bank account, although I am a "pensionado", so to speak! No, I am not going to build a statue for you!!:) And indeed, as one of the others said here: "should have done this way earlier". I ever had some guitar lessons from a guy who plays himself very well, but he was unable to teach me. Too chaotic he was!!! THANK YOU, MAN!!!
Paul
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Post by: fivestarguitar on January 29, 2011, 06:00:19 pm
Hi Justin,

I got my daughters new guitars for Christmas. We were looking online for some instruction when my brother told me about your site.

I enjoyed your teaching style so much that I bought myself a guitar and practice every day to your videos. Thank you so much!!

I'm going to purchase your dvds so you can save some of your bandwith. :-)

Greg
Plymouth, MA
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Post by: cresco on January 30, 2011, 03:38:58 am
I just wanted to post my thanks as well. I have learned so much from you. I cant wait everyday to get home and learn something new. I have been out of work for a few months but just started a new job. Some of my first check will be going to your site and then regularly after that. Thank you again so much
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Post by: ajrattlesnake on January 30, 2011, 03:53:51 pm
greatest guitar learning site available on the net, hands down and I mean world wide.  Nothing touches this site, not even close.
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Post by: Mustafa on January 30, 2011, 10:56:06 pm
Thanks alot man for the intermediate course, I'll be checking it out all the way from the beginning. It's just amazing that this site is run by one man (and Jedi :) ). Keep up the good work!
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Post by: Blinky on January 31, 2011, 09:30:58 pm
My son in law got me a Fender Squire Telecaster for Christmas.  I got it just after New Years and he gave me a few pointers.  Three weeks ago I stumbled on this site through a YouTube video.  Here I am now, after three weeks of beginner lessons, I can sound a clear A,D,E,G and a weak C.  I can do an A to D to E change at 70 btm on the metronome. changing once every 4th note on the bar.

I sent away for and received the full Rust set, fast delivery from down under up to the frozen province of Ontario in Canada.  With what I have learned so far I can get most of the way through that Bob Marly song, "Three Little Birds".

There is something about the way you (Justin) do your  lessons that just makes it easy to follow along, the emphasis on going slow and learning what you are attempting before moving on really pays of quickly.  I am absolutely tickled pink with your approach.  Thanks so much for putting up the free beginners course.  I will continue to purchase the more advanced videos as I grow into them.

Oh, did I mention, I am 60 years old and have always dreamed of learning to play.
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Post by: dondi on January 31, 2011, 11:16:23 pm
Hi Justin, got your 4 DVD beginners course and its everything I hoped for and am going to start from the beginning with this course even though I am more advanced because I want to undo some of the bad habits I've picked up using the jamorama course, not to say its a bad course because its not..its just there wasn't anyone speaking directly to me about how to avoid mistakes like you do! That shows me you truly are an Outstanding Teacher and Master of the Guitar, and I will look forward to purchasing your intermediate course as soon as I'm finished with this one. Just can't thank you enough :)     
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Post by: cmhalon on February 02, 2011, 06:24:13 am
Justin I know you've probably gotten 10's of thousands of thank you notes, but I wanted to add my own. I've been playing guitar (technically) since 2002, and only since I've been on your site, have I REALLY gotten it. I've had no direction and couldn't afford private lessons so you have been an absolute God-send to me. I play the guitar simply for personal satisfaction, I have no delusions of becoming lead in a band or going professional in any way, but after finishing only the first 6 lessons of your course, I can now play better than I ever have. I wish you the best of success in life, and hope that my meager contribution to your site will help in some small way. You have filled a void in my life, and whether you know it or not, you are doing all of us a great service out of the kindness of your heart...and from my heart, I thank you. Good luck Justin, if there's anything any of us can do for you, let us know. We will be here to help, as you have helped us.

Best Wishes Always,

-Bryan - Nashville, TN
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Post by: cherrycoke on February 02, 2011, 07:53:07 am
Just wanted to say thanks for doing what you do. I've been struggling along with my spastic fingers to your lessons for over a year now, and you're the only reason I can play anything at all (except Wonderwall, a friend taught me that, wish I'd held on for your lesson though - it was much clearer). Finally found myself in a position to donate to the site. Wasn't much, just $100 dollars, but I hope it helps. Definitely doesn't cover the sheer number of hours of lessons I've had from you. That's about it, just thanks.

Hope any friends & family you have back in Australia are ok and not too badly affected by what's going on there.

Keep on rockin'

Mish Bayoumi
Saudi Arabia
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Post by: Timsky on February 02, 2011, 08:09:47 am
Hi Justin, found your link on a guitar forum and was just blown away with the content, you are clearly someone who really cares about helping others.

Still waiting for my guitar but I'll be using your lessons for sure !  Thanks so much for all your hard work, and yes you are so right, those of us that can must donate.
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Post by: komani86 on February 06, 2011, 06:30:53 pm
Justin,

I just wanted to thank you for your incredible guide!
I was quite lucky, because when I decided to start on your Intermediate course I saw it just came out!
I am currently in Foundation 2 and I am struggling with the 7's barre chord, but after 1 week of training im finally getting there!
Also love the way you explain things, its thorough and extremely easy to understand what youre saying (actually doing it is different lol).

Anyways, I'm playing guitar for almost 6 months now and I can say that in another 6 months ill probably be heading towards an expert guitarist, all because of you!

I was wondering though, IF you read this, I didnt see any barre chords that are using only 5 strings (Bminor barre, Dminor, etc), probably because they are similar to the major barre chords? I still put in this progression into my songs repertoire "Bm>D>A>E" just to get a hang of it.
It's the song "Finley Quaye - Dice" which I transcribed (and looked up at a tab afterwards, I was doing it correct ZOMG!), another skill I got going thanks to you!

Again.. THANKS!! Oh and if you need any translations into Dutch please PM me and i'll be glad to help!  ;)
I will definately buy your DVD when I can!  ;D
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Post by: zerebrush on February 07, 2011, 02:31:56 pm
Hi,
noob of the day in this glorious forum.

Here to say thanks A LOT (later to order every lesson available :)), so: THANKS A LOT!!

I really mean it.
A few remarks about the me behind this - playing guitar and the like for some 55 years now. Started out with a cheapo "Stauffer" (wish I had not discarded it - after painting it with fantastic black and white stripes).
Then I read a remark about this Banjo player, asked something like "...can you read music?" he answered something like "Hell, there is nothing written on my banjo - only sounds!" (roughly quoted), and this became the way I started learning in 1957. Continuing this up until now, collecting some other instruments after the Stauffer, I still can not tell written music from fly droppings on paper.
So - and quite obviously - you can tell that I am missing some things, probably, when it comes to theory and such.

It is a bit hard to start learning "the right way" from scratch, if you went your life so far in doing it all by ear.
Does not matter - I will be changing that using your lessons.

How I found the site? Well - simply by looking for a possible replacement for my 1980 Larrivee (had been in the case that dropped, strings not slackened - so the neck broke right behind the saddle. Got that fixed, but: you never know), and subsequently landed at the Maton site. From there to some YouTube examples and further on to your site.

What got me hooked had been "From Katie's Window" - reminded me of Mr. Renbourne (dates me), and the way you do those lessons. Good stuff, VERY good, in fact.

So, with your help I am quite sure that soon I'll know about scales (myxologic, toxologic, andwhatnot) :), not to mention becoming real famous, KNOWN, rich ...!

Thank you again for the fantastic work - from the other side of the globe (Germany),
Wolfgang
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Post by: jonnyd on February 09, 2011, 10:00:11 am
Hi, just adding my grateful thanks to you Justin for your kindness, patience and understanding of the needs of people like me who have just picked up a guitar for the first time and need the encouragement and inspiration to persevere. Just retired due to ill-health and this will be my therapy and focus.

Btw, my own pnemonic for identifying the strings-starting with the thickest string (sorry, sounds so basic) Even A Dope Gets Better Eventually!!

All the best,

Jonnyd
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Post by: Vincent Demers on February 09, 2011, 03:59:35 pm
Bonjour Justin,

J'habite à Montréal, au Québec, je commence à 33 ans à jouer de la guitare acoustique. Il n'est jamais trop tard pour une nouvelle passion !

Merci énormément pour ton excellent site qui m'a déjà appris beaucoup, de façon intelligente et relaxe.

Au plaisir,

Vincent Demers
Médecin
Montréal
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Post by: Sailvicariouskat on February 10, 2011, 04:13:31 am
I am traveling around the world in a sailboat and am finally learning to play my beautiful black little Martin nd I am soooo glad I found this site!  Justin you are a blessing and I made a donation, as much as I coukd right now.  Thank you!! I learned more in the first day than I have in years!  When I can donate more I will!

I do have a question and don't know where to ask it...  I am so hoping I can download some of these song lessons so I can have them with me when we are on a long passage.  Is there a way??

Thanks, um, for the third time!!!
Kathleen
www.sailvicarious.com
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Post by: Pink-Zeppelin on February 10, 2011, 05:39:50 pm
Hey Jutsin!!!
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! your such an awsome dude we need more people like you in this world...
your lessons are a great help with some of my favorite songs like wish you were here
your also a great inspiration for what i want to do with my life as a guitarist take care ..

Steve- Toronto Ontario,Canada

cheers mate : :D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Col1409 on February 10, 2011, 11:32:06 pm
Hi I'd just like to add my thanks to the rest of the board, I'm 41 years of age and took the guitar up seriously in February 2009, prior to that I'd been trying but getting nowhere. I set myself a goal in 2009, to play at my 40th Birthday party in my local pub with a group of friends who do music in there regularly. I achieved this with lots of help from friends and in no small part from this site. I've learn't huge amounts from your video's and I'm just looking into the transcribing part of things. I've just upgraded from my first guitar a Yamaha to a very nice Faith guitar which I can't put it down lol, so hopefully my playing will go from strength to strength. Anyway a huge thankyou Justin for doing these lessons.

Colin
Bath UK
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Post by: Davie Thistle on February 11, 2011, 01:53:29 pm
.............just a wee note to say thanx
for trying to teach an 'oldie' (but goldie!) how to play guitar!  ;D

Iv'e just started after all these years,
& I'm finding your teaching  - teknique! very easy to follow,  ;)

I've just bought your beginners course DVD,
so hopefully I'll be hitting the ground running!
thanx again Kiddo
Davie.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: legends29 on February 11, 2011, 04:49:30 pm
Hi Justin,
    I am a private guitar instructor in Santa Rosa, CA. I stumbled across your videos trying to find some good teaching techniques for my students. I was really impressed by the breadth of your videos and your overall friendly attitude and encouragement. I was also very impressed by your videos about transcribing. I absolutely agree that it is one subject that tends to get overlooked in most guitar lessons. I've been playing guitar for 17 years now, but I only took lessons for about 6 months when I first started. The rest of the time I spent painstakingly learning songs by ear (this was of course before the internet). I am now good at it to the point where people think it's some sort of natural talent, if they only know the hours I put in. It not only made me a supremely better guitar player but it helped me develop my ear as well. You are one of the few guitar teacher that recognizes the importance of transcribing. Thanks again for all your hard work. You've been an inspiration!

Cheers,
Sean
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Post by: mbeckler on February 12, 2011, 12:34:50 pm
This is a awesome site. I think your videos are very in-depth and perfect for beginners, I love that you don't just assume people know something that is considered "common" knowledge to most guitar players. Starting out knowing nothing I now know almost all of Three Little Birds; my three year old niece says I'm pretty good ;) lol. I can see your teaching style and personality being great to work with pre teens/ teenagers in any aspect. I really really think you should put a lesson video out on how to play "Round Here" by Counting Crows. That would pretty much make my year, but may also be a song you have never heard of, or hate with a passion so :p. Thanks for the website, am getting more results then when I tried to take guitar lessons. 
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Post by: OčiRobi on February 12, 2011, 09:42:09 pm
Hello, Justin and the rest of your team
Greetings from Slovenia and a huge thanks for all the wonderful lessons, with whom I had at the age of 40 years began to realize my dream: to play the guitar.
Regards, Robi
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Post by: musicmad on February 13, 2011, 12:23:46 am
Hi Justin

Just wanted to say what a brilliant website  ;D  I have played the clarinet for over 20 years, but have just decided that I needed a change and so I have had just 3 private lessons, and am finding your site inbetween my lessons invaluable. I am being taught by a workmate (who gives up his time for me for free, bless him  8)) who is a fantastic guitarist/singer, but due to our working hours (I do earlies and he does lates  ::)) we can only meet up once a week (fortunatley we share the same day off!!). We are in different departments at work, and are both very busy, so when we do meet up at work, we don`t have time to run over any lessons  :( I know he is on the other end of the phone to answer questions, but theres nothing like actually being shown something you are struggling with, and this is where you step in  8). I have been struggling with the C chord, I could play it perfectly with the lad from work, but left to my own devices and it sort of went all Pete Tong  :-\  :-[, but I have discovered you are there to help me when my teacher cannot be.  For this I thank you. And I thinkI have now mastered C, can`t wait for my next lesson to show my teacher what I can do!! Feel like a kid at school who has just learnt her ABC`s  ;D ;D

Keep up the good work  ;)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Bingalau on February 13, 2011, 09:18:26 pm
Justin
    They say you are never too old to learn and when my 46 year old son decided he was going to learn to play the guitar just before Christmas. I thought I would buy him a cheapo guitar to learn on. So I lashed out the princely sum of £20 for a guitar from a guy who buys them from car boot sales and repairs and sells them. Then I thought "If my lad can learn then so can I" and so I went back and bought another one for another £20.  Neither of us has a clue about music except that we like it. I collected all of Les Paul's records as a kid, I am now 81 years old by the way.  So far we have had our money's worth just messing about completely out of tune and completely mad trying to sing things like the Barron Knight's spoof songs from way back.
    Then we decided we would sign up for lessons at night school near where we live. I thought after our first lesson that the teacher wasn't very good at teaching even if he could play well. So I searched the INTERNET for something better. I must admit when I looked at your cherubic countenance I thought "That young whippersnapper is too young to be teaching anybody anything." Nevertheless I listened to what you are saying and immediately changed my mind. It is obvious to me that I can learn a lot from you and as I only want to be able to amuse myself in my spare time by singing the oldies that I can maybe remember. If I can get a couple of Burl Ive's songs under my belt I will be happy. Of course I passed on your link to my lad and he is also full of praise for you. We will also be buying your DVD in the near future.  Thanks for your patience and your obvious understanding of the problems faced by complete beginners  such as us. Sincerely...Tom Crosbie. 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Jon_Francis on February 14, 2011, 11:04:24 pm
Hey, I'm Jon and I just wanted to stop by and say hello! I was out with my girlfriend a few months ago, walked by a music shop and decided to go inside. I had been wanting to pick up a guitar and learn to play some Romanian/Moldovan folk songs for quite some time and I figured I'd start that day. I bought a beautiful Fender acoustic, took it home and started doing some research on how to begin learning. I came across this website, looked around and bookmarked it. For a few weeks I became far too busy with work to even spend 10 minutes with the beginner's course. Then, by a rather ugly turn of events, I lost my job last week. I am skating by with a little bit of money I have saved while I wait for an interview after sending out some resumes the following day. I found I have some more time on my hands so I came back to the site and started the beginner's course. I love the instruction; you've done a great job putting together easy-to-follow videos. I wanted to say thank you for helping me start my guitar playing journey and that I will be following the course- I'm currently working on BC-114 after three days! After I get a new job I plan on immediately donating to help keep your amazing site free for everybody (perhaps others are in a similar situation or even worse.) This was a bit long-winded... sorry!

By the way, if you need someone to perhaps translate into Romanian I'd be more than happy to. I taught myself the language a few years ago and I am still working on fluency but it would be fun for me!

Sincerely,
Jon Francis
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ericvan on February 15, 2011, 11:24:03 am
Thanks Buddy... keep it rollin  ;)
Eric
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: cshooter on February 16, 2011, 02:10:44 am
Hello.  I am an old guy who is beginning guitar.  I really appreciate the high
quality instruction.  Thank you and God Bless You
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Post by: scubatan on February 16, 2011, 11:26:24 pm
Thanks for providing such learn opportunity, I like the pace and detail instruction!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: APX500 on February 17, 2011, 07:55:45 pm
 :o :o :o :o :o JUSTIN !  :o :o :o :o :o

I have always liked guitar sounds but never took the step to get on one to try.

So last week i was on a birthday of my cousin and it was a good party. So there was one guy who suddenly pulled his guitar out and started playing. Drunk as i was... i finally took the step,  to play on a guitar! The guy showed me some chords and how to switch and stuff. Next day i bought a beginners guitar (Yamaha APX 500) and managed to play the D chord (i still remembered).

So while surfing on youtube i came across your tutorials. I am now following the beginner class playing bob marley song A-D-C chords. My goal is to get familiar with chords and switching between them, so i can start learning Barre chords in the summer (JUNE). i am practicing everyday a session of 40 minutes, 15 min chords switch and 25 free play :D

When i have learned to play "Tears in heaven"  i will record it and send it to you. That is the milestone for us to say: JUSTIN, you made an absolute beginner a guitarist, within 1 year.

I thank you for your guidance!

Kevin from Amsterdam (The Netherlands.)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: sagarik on February 19, 2011, 08:48:05 am
Hi Justin,
 I have been learning guitar for about an year now, i have joined a music school but mostly i learn from the internet. Of all the guitar learning site i regularly visit, yours is one of the best and thorough. I thank you for putting up such nice and complete lessons

Thanks,
Sagarik
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: SVT on February 19, 2011, 12:44:12 pm
Hi Justin!!!!

Awesome guitar lessons! You are the men!

Yours instructions are simple, clean and very very good for the guitars biginners.

Thank You so much!

Sebastián from Santiago - Chile
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: NoBSThirsty on February 20, 2011, 12:19:51 am
Justin, thanks dude. Without your videos, I would never start to play.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Cleffy on February 20, 2011, 10:50:51 am
Ohoy there Justin, been using your site for a while, and bought your full package of videos too, I just gotta say thanks a bunch for doing this. Been playing on and off for the last 15 years, but always with tabs and stuff, never learning the instrument from scratch, so whenever people ask me to play this or that, I can't play it if I haven't before. Now I'm enjoying my guitar alot more, and learning more and more each day! I even startet with the beginners course, even if I know most of it there, your anchor fingering was a great tip. Looking forward to all the dvd's.

So keep up the good work, you're doing it great! :D

PS: Gonna have a challenge for you in the "requests" section... ;)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Aura on February 22, 2011, 05:50:03 am
Hey Justin and everyone else.

I was introduced to the site by a friend as I just started learning the guitar.

Got to say, I'm grateful for all the materials up on the site and it finally got me practising quite a bit on my own!

Thanks, again!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Vndt on February 23, 2011, 11:07:24 am
All the way from Philippines, I would like to thank you for all the help you have given to everyone! \m/

I was referred to this site by my sister who used to play guitar and I'm glad I started my foundation in guitar here! I especially appreciate the JUSTIN exercises because I think they will prove VERY useful to me when I learn more.

It's been only a week, but I'm learning and I think I would have learned 100000000000000000x slower if I was not referred to this site.

Keep the awesome coming, dude!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Druxx on February 23, 2011, 01:39:32 pm
Heya,

I just started playing three days ago!
and used ur basic guide, And now i can play three little birds from BM along!

I appreciate ur work justing! keep up!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: geenux on February 25, 2011, 03:37:25 pm
It's really awesome to find out that there are still people out there, ready to share their knowledge, without expecting anything in return !

Thanks for these awesome lessons, and as soon as I get a job, I'll be sure to support you!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: maverick__23 on February 25, 2011, 05:58:57 pm
It is great to see a person like you, who is so motivated and dedicated towards spreading the joy of Music to the World.
For now i can only say,
Thank You Justin.

P.S.: :-[ Waiting for the day when I can make a little contribution to your humongous effort.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Petter on February 26, 2011, 02:42:51 am
Hey there, Justin.

What you're doing with this site is awesome. Warms my heart. I've learned a great deal from you, and I'm glad to see that people who do things like this for free gets recognized. I'm currently a poor student, and not a big fan of internet piracy, so your site is a big help for me. I sincerely promise to remember to hand over a reasonable donation when my economic situation is different! I most definately owe you a reward.

Thanks alot. Petter.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: komani86 on February 27, 2011, 05:34:48 pm
ROAOAAAAR JUSTIN!

I thanked you allready but I just gotta do it again!!!
Your intermediate method has made me skill exponentially! I mean, I think you said if youre lucky you can get the a shape barre in 1 week, well apperantly im lucky (or just dedicated lol)!!

I just managed to play Layla the intro/riff and 2nd part with chords!! (1/3 and 2/3 of your tutorials, not full speed nor perfectly but still)
I mean... IN SIX MONTHS!?!?!? ITS JUST INSANE MAN I NEVER THOUGHT ID BE ABLE TO PLAY LAYLA, LET ALONE STAND IN 6 MONTHS!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: smartrh0414 on February 28, 2011, 12:07:43 am
Hi Justin!
I have been plugging away at learning electric guitar for about 3 years.  I have never been able to get a proper methodology for learning vibrato.  I have tooled through 2 different instructors doing private lessons, no success.  Checked out, it seems like, at least 100 videos, with no real success.  I happened on your video on Utube.  Unbelievably clear instruction.  In a matter of a few days I am playing a clear, controlled and smooth vibrato.   A very greatful thank you. 

I am going to drop my private instructor and get on the Justin plan for my continued guitar success.  As soon as I drop that, I can set up a monthly deal with you, as I checked your donation suggestions.
Ron Smart
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: The Nikonian on February 28, 2011, 04:53:23 pm
Justin!

You so deserve a big thank you for teaching the way you do. I have been following you for some time, and I'm a little ashamed to say that I haven't managed to make a decent donation - before this day!

Thumbs up also for your new "Weekly" sections. It's a great way for frequently learning new stuff! Short and precise.

All the best,
Christian
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Bingalau on February 28, 2011, 09:52:46 pm
Justin.
    I am enjoying your beginner's course at the moment, apart from the sore fingers and the strain of trying to get arthritic fingers to go where arthritic fingers have never been before. ("I will succeed" as the budgie said just before his lunch).

    The main reason I am penning this is to wish you luck in your efforts to get the tabs back on your site wherever you require them.
 
    It is funny that books can be sold free on Kindle as long as they are out of copyright. Surely music tabs for items such as "Greensleeves" etc., comes in to the same category?  Anyway Fingers and toes crossed for good luck for you.

    By the way I paid out lots of money to that lot when I ran a pub, just to play music tapes in the background...  I wonder if the European Courts of Justice would be on our side. I heard that a female licensee had succeeded in having regained her access to football matches on TV.  A British judge had refused as usual. I think she was up against Murdoch...  I'm meandering so I will shut-up...  All the best Blue..

 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Nefo on March 01, 2011, 01:12:09 pm
Thanks a lot for these free lessons, you have really inspired me!
Since Im a poor student at the moment, I can't afford to donate but got your poster put up at our local student pub
Hopefully that helps in some small way until I can afford to give you a proper donation!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: elizdaavis on March 02, 2011, 06:31:07 pm
Hello Justin,
Thanks for your fantastic work.
I am Eliz recently joined this Forum and quite impressed!!



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Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Draykor on March 02, 2011, 09:32:23 pm
Thank you Justin! It is such a great experience to learn playing guitar from an expert in this "freeware" way! Much appreciated  :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: komani86 on March 02, 2011, 09:45:04 pm
Thank you Justin! It is such a great experience to learn playing guitar from an expert in this "freeware" way! Much appreciated  :)

haha "freeware"  8)
He's a gift, isnt he? :)
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ldrider51 on March 03, 2011, 08:01:04 pm
I'm almost 60, retired since end of June 2010. Had a guitar in my teens, learned a few chords, never went any further. Through the years I've always wanted to go further but didn't make the effort.

Recently purchased inexpensive Fender kit (guitar and amp) and took a beginner class at community college. Learning music theory for the first time in my life.

I found your website while flailing about on the web and I'm very glad that I did. You have a great teaching style, sense of humor similar to my own, and your website is fantastic.

When my next check (cheque to you Brits  8) ) hits the bank I plan to buy one or more of your eBooks.

Thanks,
Bob
ldrider51
Washington State,
The Colonies
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: llittlebee on March 04, 2011, 02:47:34 am
Hi Justin, 

My dad is gone for over 2 years now, we are all so sad about it and his things left untouched for this long.  Lately, I feel a little empty at life and wanted to start something new.  I remember that guitar he left behind. 

I am totally new to this and by chance I found your site through other's forums.  People are discussing about your stuff.  I'm worried that I might not be able to keep up with the learning and practice but now I have your material and the instrument at hand.  It is no cost at all for trying it out.

I read a little on your beginner's material and found it really easy to understand and follow.  Really appreciate your little notes to beginners, common problems, fingering issues etc. small stuff that you've notice and included to ease the mind.  Also love your tone which makes it fun and enjoyable to read.  I'm going to try out more and hope I can keep it going.  Thanks a lot for creating this site.    :D

Jac
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Inirit on March 04, 2011, 08:34:58 am
Hello. I just wanted to thank you for putting all these videos and guides together. You do a very good job of explaining things and making it all make sense. I've been stumbling my way around the guitar for about a year now, but with your lessons I think I'll finally be able to play more than just some chords and segments of songs.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ShigenoriM on March 04, 2011, 04:13:27 pm
Hi, I am new here and just fond out about the program. As a total beginner I was needing a structure that I could follow. Thank you for the effort and glad to be here.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: antwilk1981 on March 04, 2011, 10:54:34 pm
Justin just wanted to say your the man!!!!!!!!!!!

Since i found your site my playing improves everyday Cheeeeeeeerrrrrrrrsssssss and if you are ever unfortunate enough to be in sunny stoke on trent i owe your a few beers. Thanks Again

Ant
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: connelly73 on March 05, 2011, 12:48:00 am
Started playing again after years of just mucking about. Spending time every night learning songs and techniques. Can't say enough thank yous J as you lessons and tips are first class. ;D
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: gregmatic on March 06, 2011, 04:23:44 am
Thanks for the site.  I know my first three chords thanks to you.  I think what you are doing is great, and I hope things are going well for you.  I am learning so I can help my son learn.  I wish I had learned an instrument when I was a kid, but I'm still young so I have time. 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Oohsticky on March 06, 2011, 08:48:41 pm
Hi Justin

Love the site, small donation made, keep up the good work and happy strumming.

Ooh Sticky references a rockabilly/skiffle band i played in during the early 90s in Rome called Ooh Sticky and the Greasy Pigs. I was the Stuart Suttcliffe of the band, 25 years later, having picked up a guitar again, i'm finally getting round to learning to play a bit better with a lot of help from you.

Cheers

Nat
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Julien on March 08, 2011, 04:19:14 pm
This website is too much Justin! Thank you for giving pep's around the world to learn guitar from beginner to supadupa level...at their own speed, and at their own budget! That is so generous but still the best quality ever! Which is not common in this world...Free doesn't match well with Quality normally!

I bought a few DVDs from you (G-MS, BC, IM, RUST 1 & 2), and your first album obviously and they are all boomb! So I can only recommend other people to do the same!

Plus I just treated myself with a Cole Clark Fl1 so it means many hours of guitar fun! And thanks to you!

If you ever come down South of France, I'll be happy to offer you a drink or two!

Take it easy
 :)
Julien
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: DFWhippet on March 10, 2011, 08:52:23 pm
 ;D
Thanks so much Justin.

I turned 40 years young nearly a year ago, I have been "playing" Guitar since I was about 10 - badly and not really making any progress since I was a teenager.

For my 40th after years playing Acoustic I treated myself to my dream guitar - a Fender Stratocaster  :) ...my first Electric.

I've tried every web-site and book going for the past year (and for a few years before that when I was playing Acoustic). And honestly yours is by far the best site I've found - you are a great teacher. Other sites either dumb it down too much, or make it dull with lots and lots of theory and big words - you get the balance just right - I learn a lot, I enjoy it and I've never played Guitar better...all thanks to you.

I'm currently enjoying your Blues course and the Really Useful Blues Solos set.

Please keep up the great work dude.
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: acousticmad on March 11, 2011, 10:22:39 am
Just wanted to say a HUGE thanks!

Not only is it great to find a tutor who is fun and enthusiastic about playing the guitar, but it feels awesome that I'll get to "jam" with you via the videos  ;D

I'm in my 30s and wish I'd made the effort to start playing earlier in life, however, I'm LOVING the course and am glad I found your site!

Let me also give a shoutout to the forums community who seem incredibly helpful, informative and supportive!!!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: donnyb60 on March 11, 2011, 07:15:59 pm
Found your site about a year ago and what a great help it has been. Who needs private lessons when this site will get you rolling.
Thanks Justin and all your people for the great effort.
Don
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: davidc3278 on March 12, 2011, 10:00:50 pm
Hey Justin what's up?! I've been playing for about 15 years but mostly by ear. I've been wanting to expand my guitar knowledge so I searched through Youtube and came across your page. I wanted to say Thank You for putting up great videos!! I've been in a rut lately with my music writing, but your videos and instruction have helped me "re-imagine" and "re-think" musical structures.

Thanks again for a great site and awesome videos! Cheers!   :)

David
Miami, Florida
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Gazmus on March 15, 2011, 03:17:07 pm
Wag1?

I just started your first course after getting your site reccomended to me by a friend. Looks awesome and your teaching style really is superb (silly accent ftw!).

Great site, great of you to give so much of your time and effort to us for free.

Love you, bye!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: InValidHexCode on March 16, 2011, 10:55:19 pm
Justin, Wow - I have started to be able to play guitar after years of around.
This is a really big deal for me!
At school I didn't 'get' music at all (30 something yrs ago) but now it really has started to make sense. It's brilliant, and this is something I know will always be with me for the rest of my life (good times and bad).
THANKS!
also, I've been taking my time with each box set of DVD's I purchased from you (much better than trying to learn off the internet i think) and for the first time this evening I opened the Solo Blues Guitar box set which I have owned for a little over a year (I've had plenty of other discs to watch). Recently I lost my favourite pic (stolen by the plectrum fairy - she really does exist). Anyway imagine my delight to discover a couple of justinguitar.com pics hidden inside the box. Well chuffed! THANKS.

Cheers,
from Martin AKA InvalidHexCode - UK
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Arriflex on March 18, 2011, 08:53:53 pm
Hi all and to Justin.  I've only been learning guitar for about 4 weeks.  I should have started when I was younger but I think 48 is a good as time as any.  This site just gives me so much inspiration.  Everything I've learnt about guitar playing has come from Justin's website and I'm progressing very well.  I've surprised myself that I can actually do this stuff and I'd say to anyone thinking of playing guitar to get stuck in.  Thanks again Justin for this excellent site.  You rock!
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: ChrisKao on March 19, 2011, 07:58:12 pm
THANK YOU JUSTIN!

You are truly an amazing person for offering SO MUCH material for free. I can't even begin to tell you how much all your videos have helped me.

Guitar is my new pass time. Previously, it was video games and pot. I'd like to think thats a great improvement.  ;D

I'm planning on purchasing your solo blues boxset very soon! It looks very promising and completely affordable compared to a lot of the other ones that sell for hundreds of dollars.

Peace & love from Toronto, Canada!

Chris



Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: guitarguy2011 on March 20, 2011, 05:12:44 am
Hey Justin,

I just purchased your JamBlues Jam Tracks, and your Practical Music Theory PDF.  I am a long-time musician.  I started on trombone and moved on to such wonderful instruments as the drums and the bagpipes.  However, I have always played/loved the guitar, and your products/lessons are a godsend.  While the music theory course is (for me) mostly review, I would recommend it to any new guitar player.  It teaches the foundation of all "western" music, and allows one to explore the guitar more completely. Also, great job with the JamBlues album.  I love inventing new solos to these high-quality tracks. 

I shall certainly continue to support your website through product downloads and donations, and I hope others will do the same!

Cheers,

James
 
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: morpheus1972 on March 20, 2011, 07:48:27 pm
Justin,
You truly rock dude. I have floated around on different sites for weeks now afetr finally picking up an acoustic 6 weeks ago.
I am shocked that your whole site is free. I intend to make frequent donations and purchases from you.
This is the place to learn and im passing your website onto my mates.
Thanks
Morph ( 39 - Coventry - West Midlands - UK )
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: klwnhitter on March 21, 2011, 12:09:35 am
Thnk you very much, your tips helped me progress as a guitarist
Title: Re: The Thank You Thread
Post by: Salings on March 21, 2011, 01:18:37 am
Justin,
All I can say is 'WOW' and of course 'Thank you'. The lessons you provide are so well produced and explained so that anyone from the beginner to the advanced player