New older Canadian


jmilroy93
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Hi I'm giving GT a try after a year doing the Justin Guitar course, which I enjoyed but after 1 year and 2 attempts when I reached the end of level 1 I was not playing well enough to advance to the next level.

I am starting at the beginning (fundamentals) and following both Lisa and Anders course to see which I prefer.

Is this advisable.

Open to all suggestions from people.

Thank you


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Drake the Red
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Hi Jmilroy93,

There's no harm in trying both. Doing so will strengthen your skills and understanding. Plus, will give you plenty of practice.

Welcome to the GT community :)


Bram Stoker, as Dracula, once wrote, "Listen to them! The children of the night. What music they make! Or would you prefer the music of the Ainur? I'm inspired by the violinist in 'The Vampire Lestat.' Either way, let's listen!

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jmilroy93
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Thanks

I saw that you could vary speed of video and loop it but I don't see that when I watch. Is it not available in Fundamentals


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Drake the Red
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I think it depends on your preferred device. I'm using a tablet and I have no options to alter video speed or looping. I'm always rewinding a thousand times anyway haha, so it's all relative. Try and see on a laptop or computer.


Bram Stoker, as Dracula, once wrote, "Listen to them! The children of the night. What music they make! Or would you prefer the music of the Ainur? I'm inspired by the violinist in 'The Vampire Lestat.' Either way, let's listen!

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manXcat
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Depends upon how you approached JustinGuitar's 'course'. Although JG has come a long way in the past 18 months, it's still less structured than GT. As you've surmised, you'll initially have to assess were you currently are honestly with yourself. [br][br]That being the case, were I in your shoes I'd start with Fundamentals too. No doubt you're going to experience a lot of deja vu in doing so and will likely breeze through both quickly, however I think it's essential to approach it this way so as not to leave any gaps in skill or knowledge preparatory for continuation beyond. You'll recognise when you've caught up faced with new concepts and skill challenges.[br][br]

I wouldn't spend more than an initial famil approach time with [u]both[/u] however lest boredom set in and demotivation occur. Fundamentals tutor teaching styles, approaches and content differ. After a couple of vids, you'll get a sense of which appeals to you. Just pick one and press Go.[br][br][br]


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StargazingDog
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I am also new here and an older Canadian. I just started guitar about a month ago and I have tried a variety of online learning. This program seems to be the overall best for me so far.


Justin Guitar is "okay" and I like his style, but I found that it wasn't focused enough.


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