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Re: BC-101 • Common beginners questions answered
« Reply #360 on: November 28, 2018, 04:08:30 pm »
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I'd suggest you complete the Beginners Course first and start looking at the first part of the Spectrum modules once you've made a start on the Intermediate.

The most important part of learning to play the guitar, is the development of a strong and deep foundation. The BC and IM are designed to give you that and provide a platform for everything else to be built on. So focus on that for now and worry about the Spectrum stuff later.

Now there is purely informational stuff in some of the Spectrum modules that you could look at but don't let it distract you from developing that critical foundation.

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Re: BC-101 • Common beginners questions answered
« Reply #361 on: December 29, 2018, 04:24:05 pm »
Hello.

These last few days I've noticed that while I do feel like playing guitar, whenever I go to pick it up and think that I should start by practicing chord changes and some technique, I start feeling lazy and just do 10-20minutes of more focused practicing and the rest is little more than noodling.

I was wondering if I should just take a week or two to learn new songs/play around to see if it brings me some more motivation or if that will actually be worst and I should just insist on keeping to my schedule.

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Re: BC-101 • Common beginners questions answered
« Reply #362 on: December 29, 2018, 06:18:12 pm »
If you don't give yourself time to have fun what the point of learning?
Changing up your routine may be exactly what you need to bring back
the spark. Pick a song you want to learn and go for it.

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Re: BC-101 • Common beginners questions answered
« Reply #363 on: December 29, 2018, 06:32:58 pm »
Thanks for your  input on it. I'll give it a go.

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Re: BC-101 • Common beginners questions answered
« Reply #364 on: March 07, 2019, 03:31:36 pm »
Is it more important to learn a couple of songs at the end of each module or is it okay to keep moving along,practicing my one minute changes and  learning the next chords in the modules?Thanks for your time and answers in advance.

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Re: BC-101 • Common beginners questions answered
« Reply #365 on: March 07, 2019, 03:52:41 pm »
Is it more important to learn a couple of songs at the end of each module or is it okay to keep moving along,practicing my one minute changes and  learning the next chords in the modules?Thanks for your time and answers in advance.

The whole purpose of following Justin's course and learning guitar period, is to learn to play songs. This is why, for each stage of the course, Justin has a list of songs that are related to and appropriate for that stage. You should be learning at least a couple of these songs for each stage as you progress. Whether you want to focus on a couple of songs before moving to the next stage or whether you want to learn the songs at the same time as starting the next stage is up to you. It all depends how you want to organize your practise time. But......learn songs, learn songs, learn songs.
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Re: BC-101 • Common beginners questions answered
« Reply #366 on: March 07, 2019, 03:59:22 pm »
100% learn songs, after all it is the biggest reason for wanting to learn to play!
Another very good thing to do is to record yourself playing and post for critique, you will get the best and most positive advice and comments that will help if you have any lack of confidence in yourself; also you will be able to look back further down the line and easily see your progress.

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Re: BC-101 • Common beginners questions answered
« Reply #367 on: March 07, 2019, 04:20:40 pm »
Its fairly normal for song learning to lag a stage behind the new techniques your learning. Try to learn a few songs before you move on but if you struggle with them, move on to the next stage BUT keep working on those songs from the previous stage and work on a few more at that level as well. This way you are keeping motivated by learning new skills and applying the ones you already have.

But learn songs, lots of them, otherwise what's the point.

Good luck on your journey.

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Re: BC-101 • Common beginners questions answered
« Reply #368 on: March 07, 2019, 04:28:40 pm »
I've never been asked at a party to play a few chords and while you're at it
throw in some scales.
I do get asked can you play (insert your favorite song here) all the time.

I was told a very long time ago "It's better to play 3 song very well than
100 song badly". 
You'll most likely be one or two stages behind in song lessons than chord lesson
but yes keep learning both songs and new chords at the same time. If you have
the time.
If you don't have the time split your days practice, day one BC lesson day 2 learn
song.

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Re: BC-101 • Common beginners questions answered
« Reply #369 on: March 07, 2019, 05:19:23 pm »
Thank ya'll,all ya'll's comments make complete sense.Thanks for your time and effort. 8)

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Re: BC-101 • Common beginners questions answered
« Reply #370 on: March 08, 2019, 11:21:37 am »
......learn songs, learn songs, learn songs.

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Re: BC-101 • Common beginners questions answered
« Reply #371 on: March 08, 2019, 12:29:01 pm »
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Re: BC-101 • Common beginners questions answered
« Reply #372 on: April 09, 2019, 02:09:18 am »
When I change from D to A I get a little string buzz from my fingers moving to the next chord.Is this normal to happen in some instances when you are changing chord positions?Thanks for your time and effort. 8)

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Re: BC-101 • Common beginners questions answered
« Reply #373 on: April 17, 2019, 11:28:34 pm »
Having a ton of trouble.....have not yet been able to complete a clean chord. Always muting strings, etc. Feels like my fingers are just too big no matter what angle I try.  I've been at it for about 1.5 hours total over 3 days.  Question: when my fingers toughen up, will it be easier to get between strings and fret a note?  I'm thinking that my fingertips are just too "squishy" at the moment....
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Re: BC-101 • Common beginners questions answered
« Reply #374 on: April 18, 2019, 01:11:15 am »
When you calluses get harder they will take up less space on the strings
and make it easier to fret notes.
Make sure you are curling your fingers and not laying them flat..

 

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