I would highly recommend ALL LMG forum members to go in to the past posts and read all the really good information that is there.
I have sifted though JUST the FAQ section from way back on page 9 (currently) to today and picked out Steve's words of wisdom.
So from July23-2007 to the near future...
There are still many sections in the Forum's Index that I haven't pulled out yet.
But here it is from the Horse.... ERrrr Steve...
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What Steve Says….
On Over all scope of the LMG course
I've had several people ask me about this and I recently answered this in an email.
Here is the basic overview of the course by topic and what I am trying to get you to learn...
THE BASICS & FINGER EXERCISES – Session 1
The Big Idea: To get your fingers used to playing the guitar and finding the right places on the fretboard. Also to toughen the fingers up for the road ahead.
LEARNING TO READ MUSIC & LEARNING THE NOTES IN THE FIRST POSITION – Sessions 2-4
The Big Idea: Being able to read a simple melody and be able to play it on guitar in the first position.
LEARNING BASIC OPEN CHORDS – Sessions 5-6
The Big Idea: Being able to form and play basic open chords in the first position using basic eighth note strumming.
LEARNING BARRE CHORDS, MAJOR SCALES, & KEYS– Sessions 7-8
Two Big Ideas: 1) Overcoming the physical challenges and being able to play 6th and 5th string based barre chords. 2) Understand major scales and keys.
STRUMMING & INTERVALS – Session 9
Two Big Ideas: 1) Gain familiarity with basic strumming patterns using ties. 2) Be able to identify intervals correctly.
FINGERSTYLE GUITAR – Session 10
The Big Idea: Overcoming the physical challenges of basic Fingerstyle technique.
PENTATONIC SCALES – Session 11
The Big Idea: Learn how pentatonic scales function and how to play them on guitar.
ADVANCED CHORDS – Session 12
The Big Idea: Expanding your chord form repertoire and using chord substitutions.
BLUES SCALES & TRIADS – Session 13
Two Big Ideas: 1) Playing blues scale forms. Introducing improvising and soloing. 2) Spelling triads from memory.
VARIOUS TECHNIQUE ISSUES & BASIC CHORD HARMONY– Sessions 14-15
Two Big Ideas: 1) Gain a basic understanding and familiarity with several guitar playing techniques. 2) Basic understanding on how chords work together.
ADVANCED STRUMMING – Sessions 16
The Big Idea: Overcoming the physical challenges and gaining familiarity with 16th note based strumming.
3 NOTE ON STRING SCALES & SEVENTH CHORDS – Session 17
Two Big Ideas: 1) Learning the guitar neck by playing and using 3 note on string scales. 2) Spelling seventh chords from memory.
JAZZ CHORDS & HARMONY – Session 18
Two Big Ideas: 1) Expanding chord repertoire with more forms. 2) Chord alteration and harmony.
SOLOING CONCEPTS – Session 19
The Big Idea: Using your ear to foster creativity when soloing.
CHORDS, ABBREVIATIONS & INVERSION – Session 20
The Big Idea: Learning remaining important chord forms.
I hope this helps clarify some things for you.
Keep Learning and Growing!
On Which version of the course should I get (IE 10 DVD vs 20 DVD set)
I just received the original 10 dvd program for christmas and was wondering if I should order the additional dvds in the extended program. Are there any advantages to ordering them and do they contain substantially more information.
I get this question a lot so I wanted to officially take the time to answer. The answer is... YES, YES, YES!!!
If you are really serious about learning the guitar, then I would heartily recommend getting the Bonus Workshop DVD's that come with the Expanded version of the course.
I have no commission or hidden reason why I would want to up-sell you. I am not, nor do I desire to be, in the sales end of our wonderful company. My part of the puzzle is providing good educational material, offering good support to all of you, and developing new courses and materials. I am truly just a guitar player and instructor and smarter people than me deal with all of the numbers, google ad words, sales and marketing.
That being said, I think the Bonus Workshops and Bonus Resources book are probably the best parts of the course.
Here's the deal. I know from having taught countless lessons that in order for a person to really learn a new guitar skill, it takes a lot of practice in order for them to actually "get" it. In other words, it's going to take more than three exercises to teach you this or that concept but we only had so much space in the original Lesson Book so we were a bit limited. That's where the Bonus Workshops come in.
I wanted to do the Bonus Workshops in order to really give the learner the extra instruction and practice they are going to need to really get the skill. There are 20 Bonus Workshops - one to go along with each of the 20 sessions of the course. So, the idea is for you to watch the initial instruction time for the session and begin working through the workshop time given in the normal session. Then after you have done that for a few days and gained a bit of understanding and facility in the skill, then pop in the Bonus Workshop and start going through the Bonus workshop for the extra practice you are going to need to really master the skill.
By the time you have worked with me in the regular session and the Bonus Workshop, I am confident that you have gotten enough practice on the skill to have learned it.
Each Bonus Workshop adds about 45 minutes of extra video material per session. (Each normal session is about 30-40 minutes in length.) So you can see that the Bonus Workshops more than double the amount of video instruction for each session.
The original Lesson Book is 107 pages. The Bonus Resources Book is 186 pages and growing with new versions in the future. I feel that the Bonus Resources Book is such a valuable tool that we offer it for free. You can download it here...
So, the expanded version of the course with the Bonus Workshops more than doubles the size and scope of the course.
If you're really interested in learning the guitar then, as an educator, I would strongly encourage you to invest in your learning by springing the extra dollars for the Expanded Version of the course.
If you're not really that serious and you just want to learn a few things and don't really see yourself as going through the course past a few sessions, then I think the main course is just fine.
But if you are really ready to learn and see yourself putting forth the effort to really learn then the Expanded Course is definitely a good deal.
If nothing else, please download the Bonus Resources Book. It will help you, even if you don't end up getting the Expanded version of the course.
Just some thoughts.
- Steve Krenz