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#41 fray

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 01:53 PM

Get back to playing on a regular basis and attend the conference next summer.



#42 Eracer_Team -DougH

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 02:06 PM

I wonder if sales of the main LMG are way down

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The forums are kind of ghost town these days but someone may still be reading. The end of the year is near and where are you with your goals so far?

Jessica, thanks for bringing this up and really depressing me. banghead.gif

Although I would like to know if triple oh got the squirrels out of his attic.

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 10:05 PM

Time for Steve to rebundle rebundle and market Learn guitar by Steve Krenz Guitar Gathering
 

I don’t want to derail the thread, just responding to Doug’s post.

 

Rebundle? I’m afraid everything is under Legacy’s shield, I mean they own the copyrights. Steve would have to reshoot and even then Legacy might have objections. Don’t forget they use the main course on their ‘crowdguitar’ website whose success seems questionable as the internet isn’t raving about it. 

 

Revamping, changing and expanding with a brand new course could work, but Steve hardly has time for the Fretboard Workout series which is probably a better option for him. There are more and more good quality resources available online and in print these days. Instructors with real knack for teaching offer fresh perspectives. I think Steve has already found his niche, for the time being anyway. 



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 12:20 AM

 

The forums are kind of ghost town these days but someone may still be reading.  The end of the year is near and where are you with your goals so far?

Jessica, thanks for bringing this up and really depressing me.  banghead.gif

 

Although I would like to know if triple oh  got the squirrels out of his attic.

 

 

Sorry, Matonanjin.  It saddens me too.  I do miss the activity and camaraderie of the forum in previous years.  


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 12:56 AM

It’s hard for each of us to maintain constant frequency of forum activity. We all have to keep learning, practicing and playing, among other things. But, it’s obvious that there are only a few of us and usually the same ones who do post. Most people would rather browse than post. Some seem to have moved on and disappeared altogether. Nothing unusual I guess.



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 01:22 AM

Sigh. So true. It’s been really quiet in the forum the past couple of years. It seemed livelier when I joined almost five years ago. I miss those exchanges.

 

There have been few newcomers lately and some regulars have drifted away. The chat room no longer works, and I, too, suspect that sales of the course are down. Even my own participation has dropped off, as I’ve learned to figure more things out for myself and take other questions to my tutor.

 

Fortunately we enjoy a good turnout for Tuesday night Live Lessons and the summer gathering. Steve has been crazy busy with those and his new video lessons. So I’m optimistic that soon he will migrate the community to something new under his own control. Meanwhile, I've made some good friends here, and in July I had the thrill of playing for them (picture at left). Not only did they not throw produce, they sang along. That's family. :wub:  

 


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 01:44 PM

I have only been with the forum for 2 1/2 years but I feel a common bond with the members.

I'm sure that if we were all put into a room together, we would all be friends within minutes.

Let's hope that this is a minor lull in forum activity. Kinda like the tides which come and go.

 

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 05:22 PM

I’ve only been at it 4 months. I’m on section 5 and decided last week to order The Vaughn Cube to work on when my hands are tired, and purchased the speed and agility course. I figured it would help while I memorize and learn to form all the chords in 5 and 6. Then get the chords up to speed.
So I’d love to make it to section 7 by New Years. We’ll see!

Considering I started the speed and agility course at 40 beats instead of the 60 I might be expecting to much. But I’m up to 70 bpm since I had a few hours this weekend. Normally an hour a day is all I get. But I love the spells I get 4 or so in.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 08:46 PM

Hi, Mnbryant! You're doing well to be in session 5 in only four months. It took me a couple of years to finish the Vaughn Cube. It was work, and it was well worth it. It tattooed the circle of fifths, scales, intervals, and chord construction on my brain. A recommendation: when you reach intervals -- either with Steve at session 9 Bonus Resources, or the Vaughn Cube at Lesson 17 -- print out some staff paper, and put the intervals on the staff (see attached). Soon enough, you'll be glad you did.  :thumbsup:


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:44 PM

Thanks Diane B. I learned notes in the first position as a teen until giving up with no help. Plus danced West Coast Swing the last 5 years. So it wasn’t all new.
I’ve only watch the Cube through flats. But in no hurry with it.

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 12:40 AM

For 2017 my goal was 45 minutes practice daily.
I missed that mark significantly.
I wanted to conquer up to session 10.
What happened is I lost motivation and have barely played for a year.
I'm making a commitment to do the daily 45 minutes and start the lessons over again at session 1.
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Posted 24 November 2017 - 03:05 AM

Hey Paully,

 

Welcome back! I don't know that you need to start over from lesson one, but you'll probably find, once your fingers get in shape again, that you'll move along fairly quickly through what you've already done. Have fun with it, find some tunes that you like and go for it. Work on both chords and picking through melodies. It'll come back. Many people take time off, and it's definitely possible to come back to it. And if you can't get in 45 minutes, do 10 or 20. It all helps! Daily practice is probably more important than how long you practice. Good luck! Mary


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Posted 24 November 2017 - 11:24 AM

Still checking in but not posting. Practicing 1.5 to 2 hrs most days and have been playing at nursing homes about twice a month. I think you need something more than, I want to learn to play to keep you motivated. My goal for 2017 was to start jam sessions with a group of very good players and I am getting close to doing this. It also helps that my significant other plays the accordion and we often play together at home and out.



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 02:19 AM

Bravo DonCole! I know from personal experience, (while my late Mother was in a Long Term Care Facility for a while) that the residents and the staff really look forward to live music and sincerely appreciate your volunteerism!  :biggrin:



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Posted 30 November 2017 - 03:20 PM

I have to admit, it has been a busy year but I have made good progress with the goals I set for myself when this thread first started. I found a guitar instructor in my area that is a champion fingerstyle guitarist whom I began to work with last January. I shared my goals with him and he has helped me to make good progress toward achieving them. I had set out to 1: Develop a more consistent practice routine which I have met. 2: Learn all the notes on the fretboard; met. 3: be able to accompany the pianist at church and know what chords to play by viewing the piano music; ‘‘tis is partially met. With the help of my instructor and the theory I have learned through L&MG, I can look at all the notes in the piano sheet music and develop the accompanying chords to play with piano, however I have yet to play with the pianist. When the choir takes the summer off at my church I volunteered to play in their place each Sunday throughout the summer until they picked up again in September. Doing that made me realize I have an acute case of performance anxiety. I was able to get through the pieces I played but only after several start and stop attempts and also fumbling through the piece. I could play it great when I was alone, but when I got in front of others I couldn’t do it. That’s a goal to work on in the upcoming year. 4: I wanted to develop my own fingerstyle arrangements and have met that goal. 5: I wanted to deepen my understanding of music theory; met. 6: Learn to improvise and solo; met. Finally, 7: Memorize the major scales; met.

It took a lot of work and dedicating myself to my practice routine but I am pleased with the progress I have made. I will set more goals for myself in the next year and share those when I set them, and I look forward to reading how others have done and what they will do in the next year.

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 09:19 AM

To learn my favorite songs listed in this massive list of easy guitar songs https://guitarunited...torials-chords/ my target date is by March (2018 though, lol) I would have learned all of them.



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Posted 17 January 2018 - 09:19 PM

To learn my favorite songs listed in this massive list of easy guitar songs https://guitarunited...torials-chords/ my target date is by March (2018 though, lol) I would have learned all of them.

Just about everyone has deserted here and gone to the new forum.  And at that new forum a guy has just brilliantly started a discussion about 2018 resolutions. :laugh: :getlost:   Why don't you go join us there and post in that thread?  Hope to see you there.


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