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rickrblues

Member Since 31 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Jan 10 2018 12:53 AM

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In Topic: Steve's Blues course vs Griff Hamlin's

13 March 2017 - 08:24 PM

I have Steve's blues course and have finished through session 3 - half way.  I have put it down for now as want more help with soloing than Steve provides.

 

I also have a number of Griff Hamlin's courses, including BGU, 52 Rhythms and Fills, Blues Gig in a Box, 5 Easy Blues Solos, etc.  I enjoy Griff's teaching style and approach to soloing.  I also attended one of his BGU Live events where you get to jam with others on stage with his back line. Griff has a 365 day return policy on all of his courses, so no risk in any purchase.

 

Rick


In Topic: Nov 2016: No Excuses Guitar Month

01 December 2016 - 01:18 AM

Well here it is the end of the month and I came close to achieving my goals.  I completed Blues spotlight chapter 3 and most of L&M chapter 14. Didn't get the arpeggio exercises memorized.  Just need more practic time.  It was good to have goals set as I work a bit better under a deadline. 

 

Hope everyone achieved their goals!

 

Rick


In Topic: Nov 2016: No Excuses Guitar Month

01 November 2016 - 11:44 PM

After working really hard to get ready for a Blues Guitar Unleashed jam event - 1+ hours every day for 8 weeks - I really upped my playing.  Following the event we visited family and friend for 3 weeks and I slacked off to 2 30 minute practices a week.  Now I have to get back on the horse and get to the next level.  My goal is to practice at least 60 minutes per day and complete L&MG chapter 14 and Blues Spotlight chapter 3.  I've not moved the needle on either of these in over a year!

 

Good luck to everyone on achieving your goals.

 

Rick


In Topic: How are you working the Speed and Agility course?

30 August 2016 - 11:57 PM

I got into session 3, but crash and burn at 16th notes at 72 bpm. I've been there for 3 weeks doing this most days.  My fingers get really tense and fingers start "flailing" around rather than staying near the fingerboard. Thinking I may have reached my top speed for now.  It has improved my soloing speed some, though.  I have another course with additional patterns that is also for speed and precision.  I'm going to work with that for a while then come back to Steve's.


In Topic: Speed and Agility Fretboard Workout by Steve Krenz

27 July 2016 - 01:15 AM

Steve,

 

I am able to complete the Intermediate level, but 120 eight notes are my max.  Should I move on to the Advanced and just go as far as I can or stay with the Intermediate until it becomes easy and then move on?  Going faster is limited by my speed at doing the pattern in reverse with the first finger stretch - my second finger comes too far off the fretboard as I wildly try to go faster.

 

Thanks,

Rick