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Offline jusjamroc

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Re: The Thank You Thread
« Reply #3030 on: September 06, 2019, 11:53:29 pm »
Hello Mr Justin Sandercoe.
Just like to say big thanks to you and your team for giving me such an awesome and well developed site for learning guitar. I am really amazed at how well thought out your site is, you guys certainly appear to have thought of everything for people who are new or fairly new to guitar, as well as loads of content for intermediate and advanced players.

I am amazed that you work on a trust basis too, so that those who can afford to pay, can, but those who may find themselves in a difficult situation financially, are not held back.

Interesting, as it is the poor who have the time to practice, while the wealthy do not always.
So your site allows those who may find them in a frustrating financial position to still make big progress,
if they so desire. Which is awesome! as you give people opportunity where in the past there were none.

Yep, this world is plagued with such inequalities, which lead to many a wasted potential which can result in a wasted life for some, which is a crime in itself. And with the way things are going in many countries with regards to elitism and perhaps even bigotry, it is refreshing to find a good man out there who does not cave into the peer pressure from toxic alt right politicians who would turn back time to the dark ages if they could.

So, good for you amigos.
I also note that from some one who has been through higher education at degree level, i think what you offer is likely better in that you give the person the freedom to people to make the progress without
upheaval, and without having to "fit in" with the tutors (or have to result to underhanded ways to manipulate tutors in order to get them to give you good grades and access to resources).
This is how it was when i was a uni. didn't like that, as i wasn't into making music for image, to get laid, to be famous or to make millions, i was into music for creative, intellectual and spiritual development, to connect with community and make the world a better place. So going to uni with a load of materialist sociopaths sucked.

Ironically i went to a uni started by Sir Paul McCartney, which was housed in the art college that Paul, George and John from the Beatles went to before fame.

I do wonder how well the Beatles would have done if they had to go through the same rubbish i had to, and to be picked on because i didn't come from a privileged background (as what happened when i was at his uni).

I personally think they would have all dropped out, due to mistreatment and the inequality that they would be subjected to, ironically, at the hands of their own country men (the college was housed in the city they were born).

So, yep, your site is a massive blessing to all genuine non-sociopaths out there, who just want to make peace and not war! Or take over the world and enforce a bigoted infrastructure on the world, well, one that is even more so.

Anyway, thanks again!!! justinguitar.com is awesome!

Offline Eric S

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« Reply #3031 on: September 07, 2019, 09:43:06 pm »
Justin, thank you for the amazing resource that you have created.  I had been playing single note stuff from tabs for about a year and thought it was time to try a bit of rhythm.  The ADE trick was the breakthrough with Wild Thing - suddenly family could recognize what I was trying to play.  Unfortunately I played it so much that my finger started to lock (I'm 63) so I have to go easy.  So I got your two beginners books for Christmas and can now make a decent fist of seven or eight songs in the first three levels and can even get peoples feet tapping to Down on the Corner! I have reached a level (still very much a beginner) that I never thought possible. Thanks again and all the best.

Offline Spider

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« Reply #3032 on: October 05, 2019, 09:11:04 pm »
Justin, many thanks for giving me an opportunity to live again. My music has taken a back seat for too long.

I am looking forward to learning all over again

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Offline Joel1057

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« Reply #3033 on: October 07, 2019, 03:36:19 pm »
Thank you Justin. I've subscribed your beginners lessons. I recently bought ibenez grg170dx. Combination Justinguitar+ibenez+me is working superb so far. Thank you.

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Offline bev2112

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« Reply #3034 on: October 19, 2019, 04:35:52 am »
Much thanks to Justin for his amazing course, but also thanks to all the forum participants who answer questions and give encouragement.  I have read several threads and have found answers to pretty much all my questions, and some I didn't know I had!   ;D
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Offline danfrawl

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« Reply #3035 on: October 24, 2019, 01:05:39 am »
Hi Justin Just wanted to say a massive thanks. Your stuff is great......   I could always play guitar here and there- nothing spectacular but that never worried me. And recently I have had some time to get back more into playing guitar and found your stuff which has really changed my playing. Not anymore being able to just pick up and play a tune but now more focused on playing with technique and style i guess you could say. Its almost like i am a beginner again which I am actually enjoying.

Following other posts and to introduce myself. I am Daniel 26 Australian, living in New Zealand though.
Have played guitar on and off for as long as I can remember thanks to my musical family. Really love playing and listening to stripped back acoustic- the raw emotional stuff...... Favorite artist- the waifs. paul kelly, the finns- crowded house. john buttler. newton faulkner. james reyne etc etc.
At the moment I have a folk cort acoustic.
Earlier this year I broke my ankle which has sidelined me from my usual activites so have found the time to get more  out of my guitar.

Offline Thirdtimelucky

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« Reply #3036 on: October 28, 2019, 06:54:01 pm »
Thank you Justin and to all the people here who make this a community. I've been following Justin, buying the books and checking YouTube videos for a few years now. Initially it was for my daughter. Her teacher  got us to buy the books and soon I became interested as well. Now she's 14 and one of our favourite things to do together is sing and play guitar. I've tried learning guitar a couple of time before with no success. Now I have a guitar buddy at home and a community here there's no way I'll quit.

Thanks all!

Offline Fresher

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« Reply #3037 on: November 09, 2019, 10:08:04 pm »
Thank you Justin!!!!

There's no online course that come even close to this. The amount of material here is insane, and also with extreme quality. You are trully making people lifes better!!
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Offline LArchCS

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« Reply #3038 on: November 12, 2019, 08:24:14 am »
Thank you Justin. This website is AMAZING!
I could not imagine that someone can make such a website and help so many people.
I wish you all the best Justin!

Offline Southside Ronnie

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« Reply #3039 on: November 12, 2019, 11:40:31 pm »
Thanks Justin.  I really appreciate all that you do.  Your instruction has been a great help to me.  I was on a Facebook site from here in Canada, Dave's World of Fun Stuff which is a guitar repair page.  Dave also has a YouTube page.  Someone new to guitar asked on his Facebook page where he could get some good lessons and Justin Guitar was mentioned several times.  I guess I'm not alone thinking you are doing a great job!  Thanks again Justin!

Offline Ebass

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« Reply #3040 on: December 06, 2019, 11:28:47 am »
Hey there Justin.

I've been a bassist for many years, but kind of faded away from music. I've always meant to learn the guitar properly, but I never quite got round to it, I've got a bit of free time now so decided to pick up my accoustic and give it a proper go, really amazing thing you've put together here. I haven't donated anything yet, but I definitely plan to either donate something or buy some merchandise when I get through the intermediate course.

Best, Richard.

Offline beginnerplayer666

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« Reply #3041 on: December 09, 2019, 03:01:19 am »
Just wanted to stop by in this forum and say thank you for this website! I can't afford guitar lessons right now due to some personal stuff going on in my life and I'm also an aspie so I'm not good with dealing with teachers face to face. This site is helping me get the ball rolling when it comes to learning to play guitar.

Offline kickstart

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« Reply #3042 on: December 10, 2019, 05:01:04 pm »
Hi there,

I'm delighted to be here, and really enjoying the wealth of resources available. (Donation on the way shortly, I think its important to support any ventures like this.) 

So I've played acoustic all my life,  but bought an electric guitar two years ago, when I turned 60 and left Ireland, where I'd lived all my life.

Fast forward to the Dordogne in France, ( yes, I'm learning the lingo!)  - and plucked up the courage to join a zicos dating site! ( They call musicians zicos here, and no, it's not actually for "dating", it's for getting together).  So from there I somehow joined a French Rock Band, and played about 10 gigs over the summer. It was way outta my comfort zone - but I've learned that one way to stay engaged with life, vibrant and "young in spirit" is to keep trying new things.

Right now Im wanting to really make strides in my playing as I learn how to sing properly too !
Un grand merci to you Justin, I really appreciate what you are offering here.

Eoin ( kickstart )
Trainee Rock Star at 62  8) ;)

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« Reply #3043 on: January 13, 2020, 08:34:23 am »
I just wanted to say thank you for putting this together Justin.

I've been using Fender play since October and I thought it was great, so I took out a 12 month subscription. Had I stumbled across your course sooner I wouldn't have even bothered with the Fender one.

Great work Justin and the team

Offline fraki

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« Reply #3044 on: April 05, 2020, 10:28:26 am »
Dear Justin,
I wanted to thank you and your team for your great work and dedication. Not only did you teach me how to play the guitar (a long childhood desire) but you are helping me and many others cope in these difficult times of social distancing.

Well done, take care, be safe and keep up the stellar work.

Frankie

 

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