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Offline Balamuthiah

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Re: The SKYPE Sessions ...
« Reply #90 on: March 06, 2019, 09:57:49 pm »

Ha ha.
That puts me in mind of a famous radio commentary slip-of-the-tongue that rendered the presenters of Test Match Special unable to speak for several minutes:

England vs West Indies @ The Oval 1976
"The bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey"

Oh boy that sure is an awkward moment right there! :D

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« Reply #91 on: March 06, 2019, 11:15:58 pm »

Ha ha.
That puts me in mind of a famous radio commentary slip-of-the-tongue that rendered the presenters of Test Match Special unable to speak for several minutes:

England vs West Indies @ The Oval 1976
"The bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey"

Richard this is a gem, thanks for the share.  ;D ;D ;D

Even greater thanks for the gold you've shared and the special thread. You are a phenomenon.

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Re: The SKYPE Sessions ...
« Reply #92 on: March 07, 2019, 09:56:45 am »
Brian I loved the tale you told!

It sounds as though you got a lot out of the session which is amazing!

I bet meeting Justin has motivated you all the more to practice hard and to keep improving!

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Re: The SKYPE Sessions ...
« Reply #93 on: March 07, 2019, 03:12:21 pm »
Gareth,
Great stuff, sounds like you're progressing really well. Glad to see you've got your first (of many?) electrics!
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Re: The SKYPE Sessions ...
« Reply #94 on: August 30, 2019, 05:24:50 pm »
Sorry for the delay, finally taking a few moments to post about my Skype session with Justin on August 15th.......

As some of you may know, my performance of my original song, "I Hear My Own Music" ( https://youtu.be/foPWVHguGMY ) was selected as the "winning" entry for the song competition that concluded in June. There were so many excellent entries this past quarter so imagine my surprise (and honor) to be chosen!

Justin Sandercoe as you all know (or should know) is exactly in person as he is in his videos! He is very down to earth, interested in helping you learn and most importantly I think, wants everyone to succeed in their own way!

I prepared for my meeting with Justin by thinking thru where I am in my guitar journey right now, six years in, so much I don't know or think I should know! I sent Justin some examples of other things I have done, expressed to him what I like to do at this moment in time and then lastly gave him some specific things that I hope to discuss during our hour session.

My questions probably centered around these 3 main topics (although we did discuss other things as well)

- soloing
- fingerstyle
- dynamics

On my end, I was ready to go! I had warmed up the amp, had an electric guitar plugged in and tuned for my soloing questions, an acoustic ready for the fingerstyle and dynamics discussion. Justin knows that these sessions are important to each of us that earns one so after some brief pleasantries, he dug right in!

And he is fast, he can see things that I am doing and immediately pick up on something that can help me! A pinky not being used, weaknesses in my soloing "method" (had to do with my partial knowledge of the fretboard. He demonstrated for me, listened to me both play and talk and pointed me in the right direction on all three topics!

I couldn't have asked for any more! It was a great hour talking and interacting with one of my guitar heros as if we were equals! What a great person and what a great session! We concluded on time, spoke about some of his off site sessions, asked if he was coming to the states! He wished me great success, assured me I was doing great, suggested some of his courses for what we had spoken about and our session concluded.

........or so I thought! About 3 days after our session, Justin posted this video:

https://youtu.be/mP4knhljqj0

You can hear the shout out he gave me a few seconds into the video! (and I NEVER said "dude, why haven't you got a lesson like this on your site!?")........again, I just have to say, thank you Justin for teaching me to play the guitar!

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Re: The SKYPE Sessions ...
« Reply #95 on: August 30, 2019, 05:38:32 pm »
Thanks for sharing, Len.  It is quite an experience to connect with him in that way.  I wish you well as you continue the adventure and hope that in due course you'll post more videos over in AVOYP.

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« Reply #96 on: September 11, 2019, 09:20:46 pm »
Thanks for posting about your Skype lesson Len, they're always so interesting to read.

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Re: The SKYPE Sessions ...
« Reply #97 on: January 29, 2020, 04:56:01 am »
Part 1. 

Hey all! I've not been posting much on the boards to crazy busy school holidays etc, but I had my lesson with Justin on 6th January and let me just say, when you see yourself on camera, it is clear why someone like Justin with his easygoing nature comes across so well in his videos, whereas I on the otherhand say "like" a lot and laugh when I'm nervous haha  ;D

So my lesson could be broken into 3 components: 1 part guitar counselling, 1 part forward planning, 1 part technique :-)

I've posted before about my struggles with time management in a busy life of work and kids, and what it comes down to is finding the time to have even 15 mins I can dedicate to guitar practice without interruptions. I usually do a little bit of practice when the kids are in the bath, but I end up just playing songs and once I'm playing songs, its hard to go back to 1min changes or other exercises.

The first song I played was House of the Rising Sun - it was a dog's breakfast as my nerves were peaking, but the feedback was:
1. need to use the metronome and force the changes as I kept stopping
2. having trouble with F to Am
3. need to go back to basics and playing well with one strum down, then strumming on each beat.. THEN ADD THE STRUM PATTERN


That conversation lead to my issues with Mr Metronome. I avoid that sucker at all costs: I find it difficult, frustrating, and ultimately so unenjoyable that I dumped the metronome and rode of in the distance on my very out of time horse  ;D My excuse to Justin was "well I don't have any desire to play in front of an audience, its really just for me" to which he responded "timing is the whole thing.... even non musicians notice if your rhythm is off... even the earliest music such as banging sticks was in time without stopping and if it wasn't the listeners would notice". Fair call Justin.

5 minutes with the metronome now in my practice routine.

Will do a part 2... off to take my kids to Karate :-)




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Re: The SKYPE Sessions ...
« Reply #98 on: January 29, 2020, 06:21:15 am »
Hi Dannii.
It's always a pleasure to read the skype stories and yours is another tale that I am happy to have grace this thread. And you have a new dance partner too! Mr Metronome.

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Re: The SKYPE Sessions ...
« Reply #99 on: January 29, 2020, 07:43:09 am »
Hi Danni,
Good to hear from you with what’s going on in Oz!
Feedback like what you’ve got is golden, it will help you so much to progress in a more organised manner, and should help with those blocks you’ve been having. Looking forward to parts 2 & 3!
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