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Offline Laurengate

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« Reply #2825 on: May 01, 2017, 07:53:00 pm »
Absolutely brilliant website.  I am really enjoying using it and really appreciate the time and effort that Justin and his team have put into it.  I wish you every success and I have donated £20.00

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« Reply #2826 on: May 05, 2017, 04:41:15 pm »
I have my guitar around 29yrs and still can't play. Sold it twice and each time I bought it back again. So I'm finally determined to reach that lifetime ambition and learn to play the guitar. Wish me luck.



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« Reply #2827 on: May 06, 2017, 12:22:16 am »
I have my guitar around 29yrs and still can't play. Sold it twice and each time I bought it back again. So I'm finally determined to reach that lifetime ambition and learn to play the guitar. Wish me luck.



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Good luck Fingertips! It's just persistence, even if sometimes you can only manage 5-10 minutes some days. I'll even pick quietly in front of the TV if the hubby has something to watch.. just keep the momentum.


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« Reply #2828 on: May 06, 2017, 10:57:17 pm »
Fingertips, just do the Beginner's Course.
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Re: The Thank You Thread
« Reply #2829 on: May 06, 2017, 11:41:55 pm »
Hi Justin

Just thought I'd like to say I've been one who's trawled through the internet, joining many so called sites promising instant and complicated ways of learning the guitar.
I've also had private lessons which got nowhere.
Used a fragmented way of scouring through hours of YouTube videos.
Yours is by far a more constructive, understandable and rewarding way of teaching people how to play guitar and you offer it all free.
My own contribution has been to by your books and enjoy every hurdle you have helped me overcome.
I've spent far too many years learning the wrong way to play guitar and as a big thank you I'll make sure I contribute more to your website in one way or another.
Thanks for all who make this site possible
Bob


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« Reply #2830 on: May 12, 2017, 05:09:53 pm »
I really can't stress enough how amazing this site is.

Up until I found this site I was mostly browsing tab sites in order to 'play' guitar that way, but I always kinda hated the fact that I couldn't actually wrap my head around the guitar, so to speak. I found an awesome music store, the owner of which is currently repairing my electric guitar. They offer music lessons there, but at $20 bucks a pop, I wanted to find something different. I ended up finding Justinguitar, and less than 2 weeks later, I've breezed through beginner courses 1 and 2 (I'm naturally a quick learner), although admittedly I won't be moving so quickly through 3, since G chord really has me perplexed.

I'm finally starting to really understand the ins and outs of my guitar and music and I honestly don't think I would've found a better teacher anywhere, for any price.

Many thanks, Justin.

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« Reply #2831 on: May 15, 2017, 11:36:22 pm »
G'day just want to add my big thank you to Justin for the best guitar site and all the fantastic work that he has done to help anyone wishing to learn to play guitar,just a beginner but this site and Justins teaching have me on my way already after just a few weeks of practice ,I have just ordered the songbook 2 and can not wait to get into it ,cheers and thanks Justin again .

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« Reply #2832 on: May 16, 2017, 03:18:15 am »
Going to an acoustic jam next week, needed a song to take.  Wanted to take Heart of Gold, poking around the 'Net and found the Justin Guitar lesson on youtube. Wow!  It was exactly what I needed.  Will grab another one for next week as well.  I can see spending a ton of time on this site.
Thanks so much!
Steve

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« Reply #2833 on: May 23, 2017, 05:29:45 pm »
a big thanks to Justin and I did donate   about 12 months ago just for the fact that I didn't feel overwhelmed by his lessons .they are do-able  :D

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« Reply #2834 on: June 07, 2017, 08:51:21 pm »
Justin...
I only have a sec but a huge Blues heartfelt thank you for this site.....
I have wandered around different sites and schools and keep coming back here...
Was at stage 6 but now staarting again, even more serious now....
I WILL get this guitar down LOL....
Cheers mate


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« Reply #2835 on: June 12, 2017, 07:57:38 am »
Hi there from New Zealand.
This an amazing effort by Justin
I look forward to moving thru the course as a excellent revision tool.
Have been playing for 58 years and not going to stop :)
Thanks Justin. this is good fodder for winter down here

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« Reply #2836 on: June 15, 2017, 07:17:13 am »
Big UPS to Justin for putting this all together, THANK YOU.  I don't think I would even have remotely moved on as smooth in the beginning phases if it wasn't for what you have put together. I looked around on how to get started in other places and was being inundated with a lot of what appeared to be more advanced beginner stuff and nothing that provided a promising road-map such as your method. From sitting properly and onto learning the first 3 chords and not being bombarded with tons of scales right off the bat gives newbies like me a chance to really get in to it and start seeing results instead of just beating away at the strings and setting the guitar back into the corner for 5 weeks. Also thanks for putting together a well mannered community that is full of people that are helpful and humble, I feel like I can frequent this place and learn and not feel like its a cheesy trolly community. Peace

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« Reply #2837 on: June 23, 2017, 02:43:21 pm »
Hey Justin!
Just wanted to say thanks for all you have done for us beginner/aspiring guitarists out there. ;D Really, your site and YouTube channel has been a big help in improving my guitar techniques! It's just been a month since I learned about this site, and I have made more progress than I did in the first 3 months (Its only been 4 months)! Again, I really appreciate your help, and thanks for everything :D.
P.S: I am new to this community,so I just wanted to say,in advance, that I really appreciate the help I will be getting from this forum from this point onwards,till my last breath.

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« Reply #2838 on: July 05, 2017, 01:27:19 am »
Thank you, Justin!

This is a fantastic site - you have helped me to learn several chords and are helping me to get my chord changes down.

I love how you lay out the practice routine at the end of each stage. It helps me structure my practice so I don't forget about ear training while focusing on learning chords.

There's so much to learn - but you've given us a great process by which to learn all this.

Thanks again!

-Melissa
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« Reply #2839 on: July 10, 2017, 07:56:52 pm »
Just wanted to say thanks To Justin for putting this site together. Been doing all the free stuff at the moment untill funds become available then it will be no stopping me .
 ;)  Ed Macrie

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« Reply #2840 on: July 11, 2017, 12:24:43 pm »
Just posted my intro post on the other thread and definitely need to also post a thank you to Justin. This site is amazing. I visited a few times before I bought my guitar and the site helped convince me that maybe I wasn't setting myself an impossible challenge in trying to learn guitar. Now I have my guitar I'm following the lessons in a pretty structured way using the iOS app on my iPad and it's working out really well. I just finished my 4 day free trial yesterday and bought a year's subscription for the app. Will probably buy some song books once I've got a bit further into the course.

Thanks Justin!

(Didn't realise that I was also going to get so much practice at solving jigsaw puzzles as well :) )

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« Reply #2841 on: July 13, 2017, 04:41:05 am »
Hi Justin, I'm Martin Cortis from OZ and have recently been learning guitar using your online lessons. It's a great system and consider it a privilege to have such a renowned teacher/guitarist at my finger tips! Its quite hard juggling work and kids and also finding the time to attend guitar lessons of an evening, so this is a great way of learning in the comfort of your own home.

I am looking forward to taking my guitar playing to the next level.

Thanks,

Marty



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« Reply #2842 on: July 16, 2017, 12:19:12 am »
Over the years I've taken lessons from a few teachers in person. Of course this gives you personal feedback on your playing you can't get online from a lessons site. However, as for learning the "content" of how to play guitar,  I love Justinguitar.com! With live teachers, I often came home and only remembered a portion of what the instructor had to say, and sometimes found myself paying to hear the same stuff over again in the next lesson. With Justinguitar.com, you can play the videos over and over, absorbing everything at your pace with nothing left behind. That's great. Moreover, Justin's positive demeanor and professional presentation makes the lessons comfortable and enjoyable to watch - unlike some others!

As an intermediate player I started learning the blues style here. The program is well organized and thorough and I'm grateful to have stumbled across it. For that I have also "paid my dues" and will continue to do so monthly as long as I'm using the site. I hope you will too!  Happy picking.

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« Reply #2843 on: July 20, 2017, 03:50:20 am »
Well, keeping this a little short, I still need to convey my gratitude, I'm a palliative care home living 59 year old. (60) come Dec. Anyway, 4 years ago my Prostate Cancer diagnosis was very grim, so 4 years are past and I'm only watching time really, since 1963 I wanted to play guitar, not learn and practice, but play the guitar.

Today I received my 1st real guitar, Epiphone PRO-1 acoustic
Another site pointed me to you, and in my present state of mind and finance I now have all I need to realize a truly childhood ambition. Thanks so much Justin. A very needy learner.

Kris.

Offline Davy56

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« Reply #2844 on: July 22, 2017, 08:49:59 am »
Hi all,
Big thanks to Justin for all he is doing it is fantastic.
I am 61 and just starting. I use Justin's app and find it very easy to use. I have been murdering my guitar got 6 weeks. 1 hours practice every morning.  I can now play A D E cords and have been playing along to most of the suggested songs on the app. When it comes to cord changes  I have trouble getting 60 per minute. 40 is ok. I was wondering if I should move on and be happy with 40 of keep trying to master the 60 before moving. What would you do ?

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« Reply #2845 on: July 22, 2017, 08:57:52 am »
Welcome Davy, I would move on.  I've been playing for about 5 months - about to start on Stage 4 of the Beginners course.  I use the website rather than the App but I believe they are reasonably similar.

Around 40 one minute changes is as quick as I can get on average for the chords I've learnt to date.  Don't let trying to get to 60 hold you back in my opinion.


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« Reply #2846 on: July 22, 2017, 09:42:22 am »
Davy,

I agree.  I'd suggest moving on to stage 2 while continuing to play the stage 1 songs. 

When ready I think it would be a good idea to begin to play the songs on your own, just with a metronome when you reach the point where that has been introduced.  Make sure your repertoire includes songs that exercise all the chords making changes both to and from each chord, all the combinations.  Pretty sure after a while at doing this plus working OMCs with stage 2 chords, you'll find your number of changes has picked up.

My experience, though it was not the first time I'd tried to learn when I started BC now, was that I worked through to stage 3 and then paused for some consolidation before starting on stage 4.  The 8 chords of the first three stages, plus the metronome and the first strumming with a good variety of songs to choose from kept it interesting.  And it became a first major milestone for me.  When I was feeling solid, I moved on to stage 4.  Note I say solid rather than perfect...

Enjoy and keep sharing progress.

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« Reply #2847 on: July 22, 2017, 12:22:56 pm »
Thanks for the advice. I am away on holiday for a couple of weeks. So will move on when I get back
Thanks.

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« Reply #2848 on: July 28, 2017, 04:37:49 pm »
Just adding my thanks to the chorus. You are incredible for providing these resources for free. I want to make a donation when I get a chance-- just a little compensation for what I'm learning because your videos are at LEAST as valuable as the in-home instructor I've had in the past (several years ago I tried to learn but I got frustrated and quit after getting to barre chords which I think we did a little too soon. Now I realize that just like all other things, I just need to put the time in to practice. I really like the app and will probably subscribe to that; it's just so handy to be able to pull it up. It's great and functional and awesome for when I have just a few minutes to watch a training video and practice. I like the positive reinforcement *I* get from seeing my progress add up and how you break things down into small pieces so that frustration doesn't build up and I can learn to get truly good at one small task before moving to the next without feeling like I'm stuck. Maybe whenever I get to barre chords using your methods, I'll be READY this time!

Just super thrilled to have your experience and expertise to guide me. I have always wanted to learn to play guitar. I have also ordered my first ukulele and was thrilled to see that you have some videos for that as well!

Fantastic site, app, and a brilliant musician and teacher. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us.
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« Reply #2849 on: August 08, 2017, 07:17:46 pm »
Another thank you to Justin for the online resources, which are comprehensive, well thought through and generally an amazing contribution to the global guitar community--he's surely the most successful guitar teacher ever in terms of number of people taught to play guitar. Well done mate! Amazing.


 

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