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Offline DavidP

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Re: The SKYPE Sessions ...
« Reply #60 on: October 28, 2018, 06:48:17 am »
Thanks for sharing all of that David. Sounds like you had a very enlightening session.  No doubt, it is well deserved. Congratulations again on this accomplishment in your journey.

Thanks very much, Dave ... it was a real blessing, for sure

Thanks for the Skype update, David.
I'm glad you had a fruitful and enjoyable session  :)

We all dream, but I had exactly the same thoughts as you, if my number came up-
What would I want to ask or get out of the session?
I pretty quickly decided that a chat about learning guitar and what music means to us would be the main focus and my excitement and experience would just boost my enthusiasm even more.
These descriptions of the skype sessions just confirm my impression of what comes across in his videos:
a really talented, sound guy with a positive attitude.

Cheers again for the review

My pleasure, Brian.  And in addition to all you say, just such an easy guy to hang out with.  I felt we'd been mates for ages.

Keep at your learning, playing, writing and entering and no reason why you won't be Justin's Pick sometime down the line.  Perhaps in some way the moment comes at just the right time, when the session can be most valuable...worked that way for me.

   

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Re: The SKYPE Sessions ...
« Reply #61 on: November 20, 2018, 11:18:59 am »
Hey there - it's time for my update of this thread ;)
I had to postpone the lesson in July because of a spontaneous trip to Italy, but we caught up today :)

First of all: Justin is a great guy and it's a pleasure to spend time with him - I enjoyed every moment of it. I struggled sometimes with my English skills (I'm way better at reading/understanding than talking unfortunately^^), but it was no problem. We talked a lot about music theory, because it's a lot on my mind due to my Bachelor's thesis.

Here's a summary:
  • Position of the left hand: I wasn't sure if the slight pain I had to deal with was rooted in my positioning, but it turned out I just should practice more often to get used to it / build muscles - I was a too cautious ;)
  • CAGED system: I wondered how to use/apply it. Justin helped me to understand it's more of a framework and helps to understand the fretboard
  • Double stops aka Hendrix/Mayfield style: I wanted to make sure if I understood the theory behind it correctly. Justin's advice was to rather think of it as playing over chords than playing in a scale
  • Playing with others / in a band: I met some musicians lately and jammed a bit. I asked Justin if any Do's & Don'ts come to his mind. He told me it's better to be able to play 5 songs really good instead of playing 20 songs mediocre. Preparing/testing the tone before playing live. Prepare for practice sessions by playing along the original to the point where you really know the song without looking at a sheet of music etc.. He mentioned that playing with others is valuable practice time.
In the end we talked a bit about the next things I'm going to work on (Jazz introduction, Fingerstyle, Ear Training, Transcribing) and if I'm going to participate in a collaboration for the next contest.

Please excuse my short summary, I'm not a wordsmith like David when it comes to writing in English :P ^^
It was a great experience to meet the person that actually taught me to play guitar. 'Never meet your idol/heroes' certainly doesn't apply to meeting Justin ;)

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Re: The SKYPE Sessions ...
« Reply #62 on: November 20, 2018, 01:01:12 pm »
Nice Max! I was just thinking yesterday if I had read aboutyour skype session experience. Didn’t know it was postponed. A lesson with Justin sounds like a lot of fun. Something to work for ;) Thanks for sharing your experience. Some good stuff you discussed there! :)

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Re: The SKYPE Sessions ...
« Reply #63 on: November 20, 2018, 03:14:07 pm »
Thanks for sharing, Max.

Certainly no reason for being apologetic about your English and the feedback you've provided.  Hell, many probably cheering you own, for being more brief than my typical wall of text :)

Sounded interesting, even if a bit beyond my current play-grade.

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Re: The SKYPE Sessions ...
« Reply #64 on: November 20, 2018, 08:21:42 pm »
Hi Max. It looks like you packed a lot in to your session.

CAGED is such a wonderful tool imho. Any different perspective on how it applies, what it can reveal, what it connects to is a good thing. :) Glad that you got an explanation that made sense to you.


And good news that you have found others to make music with.
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