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In general I love the GuitarTricks site and have found it extremely helpful. I do experience trouble navigating the site, in the sense that I accidentally discover a lot of great content. In another forum message, Christopher Schlegel pointed out he had a lesson on posture. I never saw this when I went through the Guitar Fundamentals, but sure wish I had. I would like to suggest adding some additional browsing capabilities. As an example you have buttons for "New Course From Anders", "Old Course From Lisa", which is helfpul. Maybe expand that to point out additional beginner topics. Even another button with "More tips from Christopher" would be great.
More generically, having a breadcrumb trail on every course would be nice. For example, on the link Christopher pointed out, I can easily see there are five chapters associated with this tutorial. What I can't tell is if these five chapters are just stand-alone content, or if they are part of a larger course or lesson.
GuitarTricks has obviously put a lot of thought, care, and quality (production and andragogy) into the lessons on this site. It's a shame that some of it is so hard to discover.
With love and gratitude.
Those are the original GF1 course starting here.
And the original GF2 course is here.
There are 3 primary categories of tutorials on GT.
1. Core Learning System. This is an integrated step by step curriculum of lessons that start at absolute beginner. The idea here is to isolate & streamline the cirriculum all in one step-by-step process.
2. Song Catalog. This is all the songs GT has the secured the rights to teach.
3. Instructor Directories. These are more specialized topics, sometimes organized in sub-categories. You can view the instructors & their specialty here.
For example, I have over a thousand lesson on various topics, organized by topic or focus. In general, these are for diving deeper into any given concept or technique. They are not necessary per se to the streamlined core learning system, but will help once a student develops more interest in a certain style or technique.
We encourage all beginners to work through the Fundamentals courses, then the style course of their choice. If your knowledge & skill level is beyond the Fundamentals material, then skip to the styles! At any level you should look for songs you enjoy, want to play & are close to your skill level.
Most importantly, if you have a question about a certain topic, or how to do some skill, please ask. The GT database of lessons is enormous! That's one reason the forum is here, to help you find the resources you desire.
Hope that helps!
Guitar Tricks InstructorChristopher Schlegel Lesson Directory