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I really just want to say THANK YOU to Brian here. I just can’t believe the wealth of info you have on this web site. Over the past year I kept running into your youtube videos, and enjoyed every one. And, I see that you have SO many more lessons on your web site. So, I joined for the year about a week ago. I might join three more times just to show my appreciation!
I’ve had a guitar since the late 1960s. But, after 6 months of struggling through open chords and a Beatles song book, I ran into a kid my age who was playing Purple Haze after only 6 weeks. I put my Fender Esquire away for the next 40 years.
Once Youtube came along and I found Justin, Marty and a few others, it was really fun to dust off the guitar and start really learning. So, after 4-5 years now, I know scales, CAGED system, Pentatonic and a bunch of fun songs. But, of course, when I improvise, I just run up and down the scales and throw in a funky note from time to time. Then, I started running into your lessons. With really cool melody, licks, rhythm lines. I’m totally hooked, and tickled pink.
I know I’m not supposed to learn licks. I get it. But, with your lessons, I’m getting the licks with a wealth of context around the licks. I’m learning your style which makes it really interesting. I’m starting to see why you have certain licks. And, I’m developing an ear for these licks, so now I recognize them in other songs. I was never able to hear a moderately fast lick and figure it out. Now, I can tell that I’m developing a library of licks… and, starting to see different categories of licks.
But, also, your songs/melodies are really taxing my technical playing ability. I suck in a major way. So, because these songs have such a cool sound, it’s really motivating to also focus on the technical part of playing. And, when I hit that more complicated lick just right, it is such a good feeling (EP268 & EP275 are really sweet).
As an old fart, you might think that it’s frustrating to find this info so late in life. Au contraire! It’s so cool to know that I will pass away before I even get close to running out of things to learn about music. I still am absolutely amazed that the minor scale is really just the major scale sequence played with a different starting point!
So, Brian… thank you so much for putting this all together for us. I love the way you’re teaching this. It’s perfect for where I am in my educational journey. It has been such a joy to go through the 5-10 different lessons that I’ve chosen so far. I’m savoring each one like fine wine.
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