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#1 Landry

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:05 AM

While I really want to learn music theory, I only have 30 min to 1 hour a day to devote to guitar, and I prefer to spend the time playing instead of memorizing the scales, etc. I'm looking for a faster way to learn the theory, and someone on another forum mentioned The Vaughn Cube™ for Music Theory. Does anyone have experience with this?
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:30 AM

Yep .. I was so impressed with the free lessons that I ordered the course. It explained things in such a way that made it very easy for me to understand.

Watch the 5 free lessons and decide for yourself :)




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Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:50 PM

nice 1 ice :thumbsup:
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 04:33 PM

The Vaughn Cube is the most amazing and rewarding way to learn theory that I have ever seen. It made theory accessible in way that years of classroom instruction never did.
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:42 PM

Wow, this is pretty clever and very easy to follow... thanks for the link!

#6 Landry

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 10:00 PM

Well, I ordered it a few minutes ago, so we'll see if it helps someone with a "thicker-than-normal" skull. Thanks for the recommendations!!!
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:45 AM

Will be interesting to see what Steve's take is on this
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 11:10 AM

It looks really interesting.

By just watching the first 5 lessons I now know that #### at the beginning of a piece of music means it is written in the key of Elephant. If you watch the lessons you'll know what I mean by that. :)
Landry if you would, please update us on how this works out for you.

It looks to have potential and I'm willing to take a chance on it if you tell us that the rest of the system works as well as the first five lessons.

I want to know if the rest of the program is as full of content and not just the initial lure me in "Free Lessons" then the rest of it is really weak, like so many other courses and programs like this on the internet

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:14 PM

I want to know if the rest of the program is as full of content and not just the initial lure me in "Free Lessons" then the rest of it is really weak, like so many other courses and programs like this on the internet


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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:52 AM

It looks really interesting.

By just watching the first 5 lessons I now know that #### at the beginning of a piece of music means it is written in the key of Elephant. If you watch the lessons you'll know what I mean by that. :)
Landry if you would, please update us on how this works out for you.

It looks to have potential and I'm willing to take a chance on it if you tell us that the rest of the system works as well as the first five lessons.

I want to know if the rest of the program is as full of content and not just the initial lure me in "Free Lessons" then the rest of it is really weak, like so many other courses and programs like this on the internet



I bought the course after watching the first 5 free videos, and I'm glad I did. I learned the flats in each major key within an hour using the same method :)

The course has 32 lessons in total and comes with a decent quality book which further explains the things being taught.

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#11 CharlesIRL

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:10 AM

Thanks for the update Ice.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:18 PM

Just placed an order for it. Been on the fence about it for awhile; with limited time to practice and learn, anything that helps to speed things up is a bonus for me.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:46 AM

I bought the course after watching the first 5 free videos, and I'm glad I did. I learned the flats in each major key within an hour using the same method :)

The course has 32 lessons in total and comes with a decent quality book which further explains the things being taught.


If it's not too much trouble, Ice9, what are the titles of the 32 lessons? I couldn't find an index on the website and have thought of buying the course for a month, but just don't know what all is included.

Thanks.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:27 PM

Looks a lot like a classic memory technique, where you use the rooms in a well known building to help you memorize stuff.
So it should be fairly straight forward to make something like this on your own.

Of course it would take some work/planning, so it would be tempting to buy something that has already been given some careful thinking.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:56 PM

I want to know if the rest of the program is as full of content and not just the initial lure me in "Free Lessons" then the rest of it is really weak, like so many other courses and programs like this on the internet


nope, quality is consistent. As to content it goes
up through intervals, chords, 7th chords, prgoressions & harmonizing. Some of the things are easy to remember, some steps are tad more convoluted & new symbols are introduced.
And yes, you could come up with this stuff but it looks like lots of work has been put into it already and on top, once learned using Vaughn other people will know what you mean.

optional sessions are lydian mode & minor scales (which I didn't get to)

#16 Landry

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:48 AM

Well, I ordered the course on March 19, and as of today I have still not received it.

They do not have a phone number listed on their web site. I sent two queries via their online form, and sent one via email reply to their order confirmation. I have received no reply at all. In the last query I told them if I do not receive the product or information about its whereabouts I will lodge a dispute with my credit card company.

Does anyone have a used one they would like to sell?
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:16 AM

If I remeber correctly from when I ordered, delivery was 21 days. I would give them a bit more time, it is worth the wait. Also, did you set up an account with them at order time as I understand there is an order history function.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:27 PM

I don't recall how long delivery was but I do know that I contacted them via their online form on Dec 16, 2010 about their privacy policy. I had a response from Dean Vaughan himself that evening.

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#19 Landry

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:23 AM

If I remeber correctly from when I ordered, delivery was 21 days. I would give them a bit more time, it is worth the wait. Also, did you set up an account with them at order time as I understand there is an order history function.

The order function on the account I created did not provide tracking information. Anyway, today I finally received an email notice today that the product had shipped, and is expected to be delivered on April 2. The only thing in the way of explanation or apology was a short note saying "We apologize for the delay."

Oh well, in spite of the poor customer service, I hope that the product delivers as advertised.
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#20 Landry

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:23 AM

I don't recall how long delivery was but I do know that I contacted them via their online form on Dec 16, 2010 about their privacy policy. I had a response from Dean Vaughan himself that evening.

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Apparently Dean Vaughan is busier these days.
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