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Offline Alauremarie

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On how to start again
« on: September 08, 2021, 09:58:56 pm »
Hi there!

It's been a long time since I haven't checked Justin website and grabbed my guitar for a lesson or simply to play. Times were difficult over the last few months.

I would like to request a lesson video please: would it be possible to have a video on how to start again guitar when someone hasn't played for a while and feels confused on where to start/focus on, and an example of routine. And advice on how to keep motivated when learning alone.

In my case, one reason I feel confused would probably be I was at a level between beginner and intermediate, and find it hard to completely start from scratch and at the same time can't pretend to burn steps.

I am sorry if such a video already exists, I did a research but couldn't find it, please direct me to the right link if it is somewhere on the website.

Thank you very much.

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Re: On how to start again
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2021, 08:13:20 am »

Hi and welcome to the forum.

Not sure if there is a video for this but if you are restarting after a long lay off, I'd strongly recommend revisiting the Beginner Course. There has been a complete overhaul and new material added. But it will give you a chance to consolidate what you have learnt already and identify any bad habits you may have picked up along the way. Make sure you can play songs for each stage/lesson to put what you have learnt into practice.

I would also do the same for the Intermediate if you completed that as again it has just been rewritten.
Again learn/plays songs covering all the content.

Get feedback on what you are playing by recording the songs and posting them here

As for motivation, set yourself some goals and objectives. Make the meaning ful achievable and realistic.
That could be learning and applying certain techniques or targetting some song you really want to play and working towards achieving that. Again post on AOVYP.

Justin has recently completed a video on 3 song types you should be working on, which again can be factored into an objective/goal as it moves you from comfort to stretch.

Ever thought of working towards playing in front of an audience, even an online one ? Check out our Open Mic activities which started this year. Next one is in October and just joining the audience and seeing what folk are up could provide future motivation, as in "I wanna do that" !!;c=32;sa=collapse;b557ad4fa4d4=ad010373bed24b482aac4ac1c7408adb#c32

I am sure others will offer more advice but this is a quick early morning brain dump. Hope it helps.


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Re: On how to start again
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2021, 08:24:24 am »
It's a good idea for a lesson but then again Justin is pretty busy so you might be waiting a while. That said why don't you take a look at the new Beginner Course Grades 1-3 and specifically the Consolidation Section so for Grade 1 that is Module 7 and Grade 2 it's Module 14. There is no consolidation module for Grade 3 as this seems to be a module to bridge between Beginner and Intermediate...potentially another good place to start AFTER looking at those consolidation modules.

Anything you trip over in those Grade 1 and Grade 2 modules you can look back on and take it from there. When all is said and done you want to learn to play songs so that should be a good gauge as to where you are anyway.
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