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Offline m_c

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Re: What to learn next? Should I move to the next stage? etc etc.
« Reply #180 on: January 02, 2017, 07:08:30 pm »
Personally, I was always working on songs 1 or two stages behind the stage I was learning. I found it took me that long to consolidate the new techniques well enough that I could apply them to a song, so I wouldn't let not being able to do songs for a specific stage hold you back.

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Re: What to learn next? Should I move to the next stage? etc etc.
« Reply #181 on: January 03, 2017, 11:01:37 pm »
Go through the stage 8 practice schedule "Things To Remember"

https://www.justinguitar.com/en/BC-189-PRACTICEstage8.php

If you can do these, then move on. As m_c says don't worry about nailing songs for the stages you're learning techniques etc from. Its common for songs to lag a stage or two behind. Just pull it all together during consolidation (BC-199). My 2d.

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When to go on to the next stage?
« Reply #182 on: January 08, 2017, 02:08:16 am »
Hey everyone, new to the forum. I started learning to play the guitar this week. I'm going through the BC series and was wondering when I should transition from stage one to stage two. Would it be when I get get one chord per second? I'm mainly having trouble with switching to D chord. I have to put my fingers down on at a time instead of simultaneously on the1st and second string

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Re: When to go on to the next stage?
« Reply #183 on: January 08, 2017, 03:22:55 am »
At the bottom of lesson BC-119 there is a section caled When to move on.
Justin has it all laid out for you.

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Re: When to go on to the next stage?
« Reply #184 on: January 08, 2017, 06:01:19 am »
Thanks stitch, did not see that before. I also have a question regarding the D string. When I change to D, I have to place one finger at a time because it's difficult to put down my middle finger. Do you know if I should focus on putting them all at the same time or continue on?

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Re: When to go on to the next stage?
« Reply #185 on: January 08, 2017, 08:03:31 am »
It takes time to get the change fast but if you practice the changes enough (don't give up trying) and start learning the songs in that stage it will come. It always improves when you star to play songs, Three little birds is a great start, well known and easy to learn, I found it gave me a great sense of achievement and inspired me to do more!
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Re: What to learn next? Should I move to the next stage? etc etc.
« Reply #186 on: January 08, 2017, 09:49:54 am »
Azureworld welcome to the forum. Ultimately you will put your fingers down in one go but that'll be a long way off yet (think weeks/months. For now it's absolutely fine to put one finger at a time. Re-read Justin's lesson and take note about the concept of anchor fingers i.e. one finger goes down first then the others follow.

Out of the first three chords D is the hardest but give it a few weeks and you should be improving.
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Re: What to learn next? Should I move to the next stage? etc etc.
« Reply #187 on: June 21, 2017, 05:44:55 pm »
Hello, new here. I hope I am posting this on the right topic. I have been doing stage 2 and I was wondering if I should move on to stage 3. I can do enough chord changes and can play 3 songs. But my ear training isn't going well. I was wondering if I should continue with stage 2 untill my ear can figure out the chord progressions or move on.

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Re: What to learn next? Should I move to the next stage? etc etc.
« Reply #188 on: June 22, 2017, 01:07:15 pm »
Hello, new here. I hope I am posting this on the right topic. I have been doing stage 2 and I was wondering if I should move on to stage 3. I can do enough chord changes and can play 3 songs. But my ear training isn't going well. I was wondering if I should continue with stage 2 untill my ear can figure out the chord progressions or move on.

Tanks.

No, move on to stage 3 now.  Justin does recommend that you do the ear training, but in a way it is a separate learning path.  Many don't do the ear training at all... some don't do it until much later.  Justin suggests doing it as you go, but it shouldn't prevent you from moving on with the rest of the course.
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