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Offline canadaescortspage

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Sorry about the whine.
« on: May 30, 2021, 03:34:53 pm »
Excellent stuff so far but are these supposed to be easy songs for the beginners? I truly am a beginner, only picked up the guitar maybe 2 months ago and have tried to follow your lessons (which have been great) but when I got to these "easy" songs all of a sudden different chords and strumming patterns have been thrown in which I haven't got yet. I just think you should keep these easy songs until you have covered everything, chords and strumming patterns, so drop these songs in later on.

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Re: Sorry about the whine.
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2021, 04:01:37 pm »
Four to the floor, no-one's saying you have to use different strumming patterns. It's all on the website. :)
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Re: Sorry about the whine.
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2021, 04:48:35 pm »
I’ve not really looked at the new course but the original beginners course has a strong focus on playing either one or 4 downstrums per bar in the early stages so not sure from where your whinge is driven. Regardless of what the lesson states in regard to strumming feel free to ignore it for now and focus on one or 4 down strums per bar.
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Re: Sorry about the whine.
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2021, 06:15:44 pm »
Welcome and its good to see Page being escorted by Canada, whatever that is all about.

Have to ask as you statements is a bit vague, what is your reference ? Are you using random YouTube lessons ? Are you using the Beginner app ? Are you using the website ? What process are you following and what songs are you actually referring too regards your statement/question.

In the classic Beginners Course, Justin presented a lot of "easy" songs but the main message was 1 strum per beat 4 strums a bar all the way up to Stage 8. He covered more complex strumming patterns but these were in isolation. So the message was stick to the basics to get the muscle memory and rhythm foundation built.

I don't use the app but subscribe for Justin funding. I am working back through the revamp Beginners Course to see what's change but unless you can be more specific, it's difficult to give an objective view.

Please fill in the gaps and we'll see what we can do to help.


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Re: Sorry about the whine.
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2021, 07:22:03 pm »
Hi and welcome to the forum.

As others have suggested, beginner learning is and should be all about simple 1 strum per bar then, after a time, 4 per bar.

If you see Justin doing more complex strumming in App play along songs it is to cater for people who rae a little more advanced. Beginners should do the simple thing.

Are you using the website?
It is the main course.
Alongside it is learning songs whether on the App, the website or other.
But 1 or 4 strums maximum per bar to begin.

Go here:

Use the filter function at the left to select beginner Grade 1 songs - there are 71 to choose from at the moment.



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