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trevorbell17

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been here for a little while now.... this is like paying for the same book once a month. nothing good just basic shit. the excersises are weak too.

Just my two cents. step it up you guys. this content is meh.

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been here for a little while now.... this is like paying for the same book once a month. nothing good just basic shit. the excersises are weak too.

Just my two cents. step it up you guys. this content is meh.

trevorbell17

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I started seeing more results using actual books and youtube videos.

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I started seeing more results using actual books and youtube videos.

William MG

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I agree on the useless tool thing...

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

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I agree on the useless tool thing...

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

William MG

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I was curious about your post history, found this

"Just went over to reverb and bought a new 2020 PRS Standard vint"

So based upon the info you provided, you are probably 27ish, spent a wad of cash on a very nice guitar and thought this was going to be easy.

It's not. However, maybe in a few decades you will be at a place were all this makes sense and you can enjoy the guitar and learning.

Took me from 17 to 55 to figure it out, you will too. I still have the guitar I bought when I was 17 btw, so don't sell your guitar.

I might be dead and gone by the time you get to enjoy the guitar so my advice is to relax and best of luck.

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

#4

I was curious about your post history, found this

"Just went over to reverb and bought a new 2020 PRS Standard vint"

So based upon the info you provided, you are probably 27ish, spent a wad of cash on a very nice guitar and thought this was going to be easy.

It's not. However, maybe in a few decades you will be at a place were all this makes sense and you can enjoy the guitar and learning.

Took me from 17 to 55 to figure it out, you will too. I still have the guitar I bought when I was 17 btw, so don't sell your guitar.

I might be dead and gone by the time you get to enjoy the guitar so my advice is to relax and best of luck.

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

ChristopherSchlegel

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Joined: 08/09/05

Posts: 7356

Originally Posted by: trevorbell17

nothing good just basic shit.

What level or kind of skills & ideas are you interested in? I've got plenty of material at an intermediate or advanced level. There are some other instructors that have that kind of material also.

https://www.guitartricks.com/instructor.php?input=155014

On that page you can find a series on major scale patterns, minor scales, altered minor scales, practicing modes across the fretboard, sweep picking, speed playing, jazz guitar, classical guitar, music theory tutorials, visualizing fretboard lessons.

Ben has a huge collection of intermediate to advanced tutorials on scales, arpeggios, intervals, licks, riffs, speed shredding.

https://www.guitartricks.com/instructor.php?input=22899

Dave has some interesting artist & technique studies.

https://www.guitartricks.com/instructor.php?input=2229316

I think quite often you see the beginner related material featured prominently because there are a lot beginners level players. So, sometimes people miss or don't see all the other instructors that do a variety of material beyond beginner level.

https://www.guitartricks.com/instructors.php

Originally Posted by: trevorbell17
the excersises are weak too.

What kind of exercises are looking for? I have some pentatonic exercises that are sequences of 3s that span all 5 boxes & the entire fretboard.

Pentatonic Minor Scale Exercises

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=185

Pentatonic Major Scale Exercises

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=722

I have a series of tutorials on visualizing the fretboard & playing patterns in various exercises all across the guitar.

Visualizing Fretboard Patterns Series 1

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=419

Visualizing Fretboard Patterns Series 2

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=898

Visualizing Fretboard Patterns Series 3

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=899

Maybe you will find something interesting in there somewhere! If not, just ask for what you are looking for. Best of success!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory

#5

Originally Posted by: trevorbell17

nothing good just basic shit.

What level or kind of skills & ideas are you interested in? I've got plenty of material at an intermediate or advanced level. There are some other instructors that have that kind of material also.

https://www.guitartricks.com/instructor.php?input=155014

On that page you can find a series on major scale patterns, minor scales, altered minor scales, practicing modes across the fretboard, sweep picking, speed playing, jazz guitar, classical guitar, music theory tutorials, visualizing fretboard lessons.

Ben has a huge collection of intermediate to advanced tutorials on scales, arpeggios, intervals, licks, riffs, speed shredding.

https://www.guitartricks.com/instructor.php?input=22899

Dave has some interesting artist & technique studies.

https://www.guitartricks.com/instructor.php?input=2229316

I think quite often you see the beginner related material featured prominently because there are a lot beginners level players. So, sometimes people miss or don't see all the other instructors that do a variety of material beyond beginner level.

https://www.guitartricks.com/instructors.php

Originally Posted by: trevorbell17
the excersises are weak too.

What kind of exercises are looking for? I have some pentatonic exercises that are sequences of 3s that span all 5 boxes & the entire fretboard.

Pentatonic Minor Scale Exercises

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=185

Pentatonic Major Scale Exercises

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=722

I have a series of tutorials on visualizing the fretboard & playing patterns in various exercises all across the guitar.

Visualizing Fretboard Patterns Series 1

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=419

Visualizing Fretboard Patterns Series 2

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=898

Visualizing Fretboard Patterns Series 3

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=899

Maybe you will find something interesting in there somewhere! If not, just ask for what you are looking for. Best of success!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory

matonanjin2

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Joined: 08/11/17

Posts: 338

Originally Posted by: trevorbell17

I started seeing more results using actual books and youtube videos.

Then probably the best route for you is using "actual books and youtube videos." That is inconsistent with what most of us have found. And William MG probably has the explanation of that.

But best of luck in your guitar learning journey.

Guitars: 2014 PRS Santana, 2013 PRS Paul's, 2009 PRS Hollowbody, 1972 Gibson ES-325, 2012 Fender Strat American Standard, 2012 Yamaha Pacifica, Martin M-36, Martin 000-15M, Seagull S6 Classic
Amps: Fender Blues Junior III, Boss Eband JS-10, Line 6 POD 500X, Quilter Microblock 45

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Originally Posted by: trevorbell17

I started seeing more results using actual books and youtube videos.

Then probably the best route for you is using "actual books and youtube videos." That is inconsistent with what most of us have found. And William MG probably has the explanation of that.

But best of luck in your guitar learning journey.

Guitars: 2014 PRS Santana, 2013 PRS Paul's, 2009 PRS Hollowbody, 1972 Gibson ES-325, 2012 Fender Strat American Standard, 2012 Yamaha Pacifica, Martin M-36, Martin 000-15M, Seagull S6 Classic
Amps: Fender Blues Junior III, Boss Eband JS-10, Line 6 POD 500X, Quilter Microblock 45

anthm

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Originally Posted by: William

I agree on the useless tool thing...

Hilarious, beyond.

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Originally Posted by: William

I agree on the useless tool thing...

Hilarious, beyond.

matonanjin2

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Posts: 338

Originally Posted by: anthm
Originally Posted by: William

I agree on the useless tool thing...

Hilarious, beyond.

Many find sarcasm offensive. Then there are others of us that consider it an art form.

@William MG, you have my undying respect.

Guitars: 2014 PRS Santana, 2013 PRS Paul's, 2009 PRS Hollowbody, 1972 Gibson ES-325, 2012 Fender Strat American Standard, 2012 Yamaha Pacifica, Martin M-36, Martin 000-15M, Seagull S6 Classic
Amps: Fender Blues Junior III, Boss Eband JS-10, Line 6 POD 500X, Quilter Microblock 45

#8

Originally Posted by: anthm
Originally Posted by: William

I agree on the useless tool thing...

Hilarious, beyond.

Many find sarcasm offensive. Then there are others of us that consider it an art form.

@William MG, you have my undying respect.

Guitars: 2014 PRS Santana, 2013 PRS Paul's, 2009 PRS Hollowbody, 1972 Gibson ES-325, 2012 Fender Strat American Standard, 2012 Yamaha Pacifica, Martin M-36, Martin 000-15M, Seagull S6 Classic
Amps: Fender Blues Junior III, Boss Eband JS-10, Line 6 POD 500X, Quilter Microblock 45

Bruiser1610

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I find this site great. There is a lot of information and lessons. In fact so much it can get overwhelming but what has worked for me is to find a teacher and stick at it by working through their program. I reckon Chris Schlegel is excellent. Really enjoying the tutorials and explanations thanks Chris. I'm finally starting to piece this whole music thing together after all these years.

#9

I find this site great. There is a lot of information and lessons. In fact so much it can get overwhelming but what has worked for me is to find a teacher and stick at it by working through their program. I reckon Chris Schlegel is excellent. Really enjoying the tutorials and explanations thanks Chris. I'm finally starting to piece this whole music thing together after all these years.

William MG

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Joined: 03/08/19

Posts: 1240

Originally Posted by: matonanjin2
Originally Posted by: anthm
Originally Posted by: William

I agree on the useless tool thing...

Hilarious, beyond.

Many find sarcasm offensive. Then there are others of us that consider it an art form.

@William MG, you have my undying respect.

the young man never came back to the thread. I hope HE finds a sense of humor.

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

#10

Originally Posted by: matonanjin2
Originally Posted by: anthm
Originally Posted by: William

I agree on the useless tool thing...

Hilarious, beyond.

Many find sarcasm offensive. Then there are others of us that consider it an art form.

@William MG, you have my undying respect.

the young man never came back to the thread. I hope HE finds a sense of humor.

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!