Learn & Master
Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:42 PM
Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:39 PM
All in all, for one stop shopping and the price-paid this program provides great value. Currently I'm on chapter 8 and just grinding away. Ultimately that's what learning an instrument takes.
As I mentioned at the beginning, I think of it as a framework. At times there are chapters/topics that really need almost a whole book to properly address, so you have to appreciate that there are limitations to the course or any course. Otherwise there'd be 40 dvd's, a 1000 page book, and a very overwhelmed student. Fingerstyle is a course in itself; a more in-depth explanation/understanding of the fretboard might be found in Barrett Tagliarino's "Fretboard Workbook"; blues...jazz, people spend their entire careers trying to get a handle on them. So don't expect to make Clapton your warm-up act. Follow the course, treat it as a framework, supplement/complement when necessary and keep grinding.
Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:06 AM
You should be. I just found this thread. I've been using the course for a bit over a year (off and on), and it's really good. Got me back into playing after pretty much laying off for 30 years. I sometimes stop it for weeks and months just to enjoy playing at a specific level, but I always go back looking to learn new things and get better. The exercises are great, and are generally laid out from simple to more complex in a way that neither bores nor discourages you.
Steve is a great teacher. Highly recommended.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:43 AM
Whatever you do, if you haven't ordered yet, be sure and order the course with the Bonus materials. It ads a LOT for not much more cost. (I'm really not sure if you can order without the bonus materials any more.) But if so, do it.
BTW, j45nick, I am also getting back to it after not playing since the 60's!
Fender Stratocaster American Standard
Fender Blues Junior
Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:51 PM