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Offline embishop

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DVD vs online lessons
« on: November 13, 2017, 08:09:46 pm »

Is the Mastering the Major Scales DVD different from or have additional info than the Major scale lessons on the website (SC 201-3, and 251-255)? I'd like to master the major scale 😃 but if the DVD doesn't expand on the website lessons I'll think about what else to get instead.

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Re: DVD vs online lessons
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 06:04:38 am »
Mari, the MtMS DVD’s are way beyond what you find in those two chapters.
The are recommendable.

@DarrellW, no need to link to outside sources when Justin supplies so much material that easily covers Maris question.
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Re: DVD vs online lessons
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 10:30:05 am »
As Jesper says, there is additional content/tutorials in the DVDs. Well worth IMHO.

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Re: DVD vs online lessons
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 01:46:46 pm »
Thanks for the info / input everyone. I decided to order MTMS, so am now looking forward to mastering the major scale! (lol) I think my problem is that I know a bunch of piano theory so I don't necessarily need the basics. But, what I'm trying to do is fill in the gaps, and when I thought about that I realized that I may need to go through some stuff I already know. And although I understand the piano keyboard I've got a ways to go to be comfortable with the fretboard!! Anyway, thanks again, much appreciated.
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Re: DVD vs online lessons
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 03:06:59 pm »
There's not actually that much theory in MTMS, it's mainly technique and how to use it.

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Re: DVD vs online lessons
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 03:28:29 pm »
^ this.
The MtMS is all about getting the scales under your fingers.
For theory look into the Practical Music Theory (PMT) also by Justin. An excellent resource linking music theory to the guitar.
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Re: DVD vs online lessons
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 04:42:54 pm »
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I understand the piano keyboard I've got a ways to go to be comfortable with the fretboard!!

Mari this may help apply your piano theory to the fret board. Knowing where the Black and White keys
are and how there laid out.


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Re: DVD vs online lessons
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 07:24:32 pm »
Thanks again, everyone. @stitch101 that's an interesting idea. I'm busy learning the fretboard, but I haven't consciously thought about applying piano theory, just some stuff like tones and semi-tones which is pretty basic. Omar had done up some Root-3rd-5th diagrams, and then there were others that I had seen, so now with this other input from you I'm thinking there might be some greater application of piano theory that would be helpful. I'll take a look at this, thanks.

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Re: DVD vs online lessons
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2017, 08:47:48 am »
Hi Mari,

Great decision on mastering major scales. Here is how I'm doing it right now. Of course, I rely on Justin's MtMs DVD and other additional supportive materials.

I started with G major position 1 (E shape) and then added C major position 4 (A shape). Both are in the same position with a tiny difference in fingering because G major has F# note where C major has F natural. Doing this will help you memorize all notes between fret 2 and 5, most importantly, the natural notes.

G major pattern 1


C major pattern 4


Later on, I moved to G major pattern 2 (D shape), also added C major pattern 5 (G shape). Same position with slightly different fingering. The good thing is, now you can do C major in pattern 1 at fret 8, so you expand your fretboard knowledge to 10th fret.

G major pattern 2


C major pattern 5


I haven't moved to pattern 3 yet, will do once I feel comfortable with previous patterns. It is just my way of learning scales and I find it helpful. I memorized all natural notes on fretboard using this method.

I almost forgot to mention that in each pattern I look for triads 1, 3, 5. It is so amazing to find out how easy it is to create chords in different shapes across the fretboard. Moreover, once you know the natural notes, the sharps/flats will be at your fingers tip.

Here's a recent simple improv in Am (C major).





I hope I have been of help :)
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Re: DVD vs online lessons
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2017, 01:31:16 pm »
Thanks @Omar, and yes, I've got some good tips from you :) That's a nice sounding mellow improv. My new looper pedal is a bunch of fun for improvising. I'm really looking forward to getting the MTMS DVD. I decided to order the DVD rather than the download cuz I've been looking for an excuse to order some JustinGuitar picks lol :)

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Re: DVD vs online lessons
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2017, 01:47:02 pm »
You're welcome, Mari. Congratulations in advance on the picks and the DVD ;)

Good luck!

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Re: DVD vs online lessons
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2017, 02:28:52 pm »

Here's a recent simple improv in Am (C major).

https://youtu.be/WDMNgvvqmQQ

Omar,

So glad I have been quietly reading this thread ... really just for interest-sake for when I get to this stage of the learning.

Otherwise I'd have missed this improv.  Sounded really good.  Thought you were moving between the different "boxes" up and down the neck in a smooth and pleasing way.

You are making noticeable progress

Well done !!

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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2017, 05:01:37 pm »
Thank you @DavidP ;D I played with confidence because I knew before hand each note I was picking. The improv itself is simple without much techniques as I was exploring, trying to fit notes within chords progression. This reminds me of my first improv in G major (I was 3kg fatter ::))

Many thanks, David :)

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Re: DVD vs online lessons
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2017, 12:46:38 am »
Got this DVD a couple weeks ago and haven't looked at it much being distracted with other things I've been practicing, but I did just want to add a quick note as I work through the DVD - Justin really is brilliant, both as a guitarist and a guitar teacher.  I'm very glad I got this DVD, lots of stuff to help me MTMS! 😃
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