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Offline EdMac

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« Reply #2835 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 #2836 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 :) )

Offline Marty

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« Reply #2837 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 #2838 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 #2839 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 #2840 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 #2841 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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Offline DavidP

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« Reply #2842 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.

Offline Davy56

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« Reply #2843 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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Offline StringingAlong

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« Reply #2844 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.
BC started 7/26
Washburn acoustic, Ammoon uke

Offline Cyclebob

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« Reply #2845 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.


Offline Juno333

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« Reply #2846 on: August 10, 2017, 01:14:21 am »
Hi Justin and team

Juno333 here, and I just had to pop a thanks on here.  As a bloke over 40, with no prior interest in playing music (2 failed violin lessons at primary school don't count!) I would never have believed that I could go from zero to where I am now (which is basically a beginner who can play the basic songs to a recognisable/bearable standard!) in just a couple of months.

More than that, I'm really enjoying it, despite now having leather fingertips, and actually look forward to the next lesson, song practice and those essential one-minute change drills.

Justin, you're a fantastic teacher who really made me believe it was possible to learn, without face to face lessons, right from the off.  Even at my age.  You're honest about the commitment and pain but 100% correct about the gains and leave me inspired and confident with each new lesson and skill I learn.

I found the trial of the app so awesome I paid for a full year's subscription (another motivator too!), and if I ever have the pleasure of meeting you I owe you a pint for all your hard work, dedication and the joy you bring to the learning.  So I hope you don't just drink shorts :)

Thanks again, and keep up the fantastic work.    Juno333

PS..my missus is not quite as grateful to you as I am.....yet!

Offline vagabunda

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« Reply #2847 on: August 10, 2017, 09:47:06 pm »
Hello Justin and Team!

Ever since i knew how to put on a cassette or cd i was addicted to Music, round about when i was 6 years old. later with 13 my grandma gifted me a Takamine but we could never afford to pay me lessons. i played it somehow but got more interested in drawing and focused on that. my interest in Music and the addiction to it never stopped. with 20 i got a lot of friends which were playing or in a band. my interest got greater and a year later i fell in love with a vagabond Boy that was a street musician. i went with him on the streets and travelled Europe as his sidekick, learning what he taught me, which he taught himself.
we separated 2 years later and continued alone, teaching myself further through tab Websites and listening to Songs over and over again. sure i got my coins in the street, but it is not comparable to what it is now.
i stumbled over your Website and tho i knew chords and all Basics, i started from the very beginning once again with you! the way you explain and your humbleness and all the Little Details i was missing These years are worth more than gold!
now when i Play in the streets People give me bills from time to time and it is raining 2euro pieces which were 10 to 50 Cents before. not that i do it just for the Money, i also do other artistic stuff in the street, but the guitar is and will be my favourite, and with your help i can do that more often now!

so thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!

Keep going! I will save some coins for you until I can donate :D

LOVE AND HEALTH TO YOU AND TEAM!

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« Reply #2848 on: August 12, 2017, 12:22:56 am »
Just wanted to say thanks for the great site. I felt compelled to order DVD's and your music theory book which also proved to be a great investment.

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« Reply #2849 on: August 12, 2017, 06:29:27 am »
Thanks for this app and registering me. Looking forward for a happy learning experience.

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