August 23, 2019 at 8:16 am #141921
Brian does more in the videos these days so I do take the time to watch them if I haven’t in the past,, (a lot Of times I would just complete the lesson using just the soundslice )
I mainly followed the tab and did this without really taking it slow with watching and listening to Brian explain important details as how he gets from the 1 to the 5 and many great pointers
I think most advanced AMers prefer going straight to the soundslice first rather watching the crucial tips for further training and development.. ,, truth be told ,, in EP 322 was doing measures 9 and 10 my own way and although there really is no wrong or right, noticed he pulls off an open G where I was keeping closed on the G pulloff but seeing now how brian explains it in detail ( last section of intro video) I like his way doing that Clapton lick (that pull off lick) but either way is fine because if any lick sounds good and it works than any which way is best to acknowledge..
But even though, I usually (pretty much always) go first to the sound slice for any these lessons without first referring to each instructional video..guess I like to test my own skills first..like taking a test in class.. but than grade myself after referring to Brian’s video intro etc.
I do like the fact he uses Gary Moore fret fingering, I think Brian need not emphasize the technique because it simple will following naturally and probably best for begginnings to first use the classical taught way for fret finger positioning.. even though advanced blues players use the Gary Moore method.
I remind myself to watch the methodical instructional videos here too to see if I can take away something new too.. just glad Brian keeps them interesting as he did here in ep322 .. some good pointers about key and progression patterns and that can’t be found in the tabs. there is no right or wrong, just good practicing
August 23, 2019 at 2:20 pm #141927
I almost always watch the instructional video, John. I like to hear Brian’s explanation of the chord progression and what he was thinking about when he created the licks, whether it was a scale, mode or around a chord shape. I usually find one or two pearls that could be applicable in another setting. Not to mention, I love Brian’s teaching style.
August 23, 2019 at 3:17 pm #141937
Yeh, I watch the videos first, but only once. It’s easy enough to remember what he’s said, so then I just jump straight onto the tab.
August 23, 2019 at 4:02 pm #141942
I watch the videos first as well. I try to watch and listen for repeating concepts and techniques that attribute to Brian’s style. It’s fun to memorize and learn how to play a lesson but I get more satisfaction in studying how he puts them together. Hopefully some of those ideas will work their way into my own style of playing.
August 23, 2019 at 10:00 pm #141958
Yes agree. that is why I started this topic, I noticed from the time I started here as premium that Brian has also came a long way in his instructionals and I thought to mention this and so here it is.. Also the old lessons before the soundslice feature I found to be very good too (looking up all the Clapton lessons) some of the simple lessons I just had to review and found the video as long as they were very interesting like ep 15 and the two part ep 14 .. my point here is that there really is good insight in all Brian’s instructional videos and so I thought to mention this starting this topic.
Some in the past say they only need the pdf or listening and improvisation over the lesson and that’s okay if whoever don’t want or need the instructional videos, I happen to enjoy them more each week,,I do like trying a few runs before watching the complete intro video for the lesson..I explained that it is good test and part of my way practicing..and i do prefer fingr style but can and will use my picks at preference
Brian is getting really good anybody else notice that too lol !
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