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Goodbye L&M Guitar

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#1 PJM



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Posted 31 January 2018 - 10:45 PM

After two months of frustration on session 11 and looking ahead through the rest of the books, I have decided to give up on this course and move on. 


Sessions 1-9 were great, though I only reluctantly spent so much time on chords and strumming (interest in strumming: less than none), but I feel session 10 and on seem to cram way too much in too little time with far too little material; and after a great deal of thought and looking elsewhere this course structure just isn't for me. 


I want to play for fun, I never plan to perform, and my time is better spent focusing on what I will enjoy doing as opposed to forcing myself to follow a comprehensive curriculum and hating so much of it. That's not to say that I won't come back to L&M in the future, but I really don't see myself following it as a structured program.


For now I plan to join Guitar Tricks and review everything from the beginning to clean up any gaps or flaws in my technique, then I will focus on learning fingerstyle while continuing to have fun playing melodies.  I am currently challenging myself with Gabriel's Oboe (rhythm challenge!) and Sound of Silence (my simplified arrangement, keeping some chords with the melody line).


I want to thank Steve and the many people who have posted so much valuable info to this forum over the years.  This has helped me tremendously in completing the first 10 sessions over the last 17 months. 


For anyone else who gets discouraged, please remember that there are always many ways to learn anything.  If you want to play guitar you can, nothing wrong with changing to a different path, or even several paths, or taking a side-trip for a while.


#2 John Wells

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 05:03 PM

PJM, it's been nice having you as a fellow student, but don't go away. So you've suspended your activity, so what? Join the Guitar Gathering Forum and stay current with all your fellow students. Your advice will be welcomed by newbies. Please. Lotsa luck :rainbownote: 

#3 WVD



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Posted 01 February 2018 - 06:35 PM

PJM, I had a similar need to take a side step after finishing Session 12. It was too much technique and theory and I wanted more fun learning and playing real songs. I interrupted the L&M course study and learned songs from the Justinguitar beginner Songbook and the L&M Song Hits for about 6 months. I did return to L&M main course afterwards with fresh energy, and combined the new sessions with building a song repertoire.
All the best with your learning!


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#4 Paully



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Posted 10 April 2018 - 08:17 AM

Best wishes in finding something that works for u.
L&M isn't for all of us. Good luck in your future endevours. 😎
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#5 Matonanjin



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Posted 10 April 2018 - 10:38 AM

Paully (and everyone), I hope you realize we have all moved over to Steve's new forum, Guitar Gathering.  I only check here occasionally for stragglers :tunes: .  I hope to see you join us there.

Guitars: 2013 PRS Paul's, 1972 Gibson ES-325 (Used by Steve on Live Lesson March 29, 2016), 2012 Fender American Standard Stratocaster, 2011 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe, 2015 Epiphone Casino Coupe, Walden G740CE, 2012 Yamaha Pacifica
Amps: Fender Blues Junior III, Boss Eband JS-10, Boss Eband JS-8, Fender Mustang Floor multi-effects amp, Line 6 POD HD500X

Study materials:
L&M Guitar: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1112 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
L&M The Song Hits: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
L&M Blues Guitar: not started yet.
L&M Guitar Set Up and Maintenance: not started yet.
Piles & Piles of other stuff I've purchased and not started yet!

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