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#1 SouthernSquirtRock8



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Posted 04 April 2018 - 02:05 AM

Can someone PLEASE tell me where (if anywhere) I can find the tabs for the songs in the workshop? I hate how this course forces you to learn to play by musical notation position on the staff. It is annoying translating every song into tabs by hand. Most people want simplified lessons, so they can take a faster and easier path to playing the guitar effectively. Probably 90% of the people who bought this course are not trying to play guitar in an orchestra, be a composer, or even care to be as good as Steve Krenz. We want to learn to play our favorite songs on the guitar and have fun doing it. It is annoying, in my opinion, that this course (and Krenz) tries to force you to learn to play using musical notation. It is so much faster and easier to learn to play when tablature is provided, and one can just use musical notation to identify rests and time. Why not go ahead and give the tablature as well and let the student decide if they want to learn musical note position on the staff or not? After all, the student is the one purchasing the product. GIVE THE TABS! If anyone knows where there are tabs for these exact songs played exactly as they are written in the workshops, PLEASE TELL ME.

P.S.- It is also annoying that the examples on the jam along audio CDs have two separate guitars playing and a piano sometimes. Hard to hear what u are supposed to be playing. It is one student with two hands and ONE guitar trying to learn to play here. So, 1 guitar, clearly playing through the song is all you need. Then they throw in an extra guitar and A PIANO…?


#2 Matonanjin



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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:18 AM

SouthernSquirtRock8, there are no tabs for the songs after the first few lessons.  I'm not sure that I agree "most people want simplified lessons".  Some may want to learn to play by notation.  I do.  I'm not sure what most want.  I agree that many that bought this course "are not trying to play guitar in an orchestra, be a composer, or even care to be as good as Steve Krenz", although I've never seen a percentage given to this.  But many of these may still want to be a complete guitar player capable of reading musical notation.


We can debate the merits of reading notation versus reading tabs.  This debate will accomplish nothing.  The fact remains that tabs are not available for this course.  If this is going to remain a significant deterrent to your learning to play guitar as well as you would like you should probably contact Legacy Systems about a refund.


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#3 SouthernSquirtRock8



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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:59 PM

Ok well I guess I will just work on learning musical notation then or keep transcribing the tabs. Anyway, I am on session 5 and almost done with it but the jam along CD does not play the chord version of the two songs. Playing through these songs with the chords, it feels like I am missing something. Are the chords supposed to be strummed per note that is in the measure, or just strummed once per measure (or once per chord if there are two chords above the measure)? Thanks for the help.


Nm I just saw in the workshop video with Krenz that he says to just strum one chord per measure and not worry about strumming to each note. So is it actually supposed to be played by strumming to each note normally if playing chords? Just wondering because that is different from how the student was shown chord notation in the exercises..?

#4 SouthernSquirtRock8



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Posted 04 April 2018 - 11:17 PM

Don’t get me wrong, this is a great course and well worth the money. Krenz is a great instructor and seems to genuinely want people to learn and succeed and reach their goals. I just get frustrated trying to get over the humps and I am ready to just be able to play but I know that will come and time and hard work spent with this course will make me proficient and get me where I want to be as a musician.

#5 Steve Krenz

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 02:43 PM



Thanks for the post.  I would encourage you to join our new discussion board at https://www.guitarga....com/community/


This board is hardly used anymore.  I only get over here rarely.


I'm glad you're learning even though you've found a few things that frustrate you along the way.


I look forward to seeing you over at the other board.


Keep up the effort!


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#6 Carol-B



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Posted 06 October 2018 - 10:41 PM

What? Why is this forum hardly used any more??

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