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Guitar Courses for Home (eg. CDs)

Hey all,

Wondering if anyone here can recommend trying out one of those courses on CD that are supposed to be pretty all-inclusive. Reason I'm asking is that here in Lebanon good guitar teachers are near impossible to find and there's a limit to how much I can teach myself and learn from wholenote (can't be on internet too much).

Found 1 site so far from an ad in TG, fastfingers (www.fastfingers.co.uk). (wholenote, why when I tried to put a link to the site it put www.wholenote.com/fretbuzz/ before it so it didn't work? annoying!).

If anyone else knows some pretty good ones, I'm all ears.

Greetings,
William
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12/17/2000 11:23 AM

Chris Jun (329) wrote:

Hey, William.

I know exactly what ur going thru. Cuz I'm a learning guitarist myself. I've been playing for just a couple of years, and lots of times, I felt helpless for the lack of decent resources.

My pc at the time was way out of date (66Mhz...), so I can't tell u much about instructional cd-roms. But I used (and still using) quite a few books with audio cds.

For Rock&Metal soloing, I got 'Rock Lead Performance' by MI, and 'Shred Guitar' by Paul Hanson for Warner Bros. Both come with a cd, and they have many great sounding licks. Of course, I'm still working on most of em...

For Rhythm, I have 'Rhythm Guitar' by MI. It's very well organized step by step, and it's great for learning strumming, chords, and chord progressions.

And for Blues, I use 'Mastering Blues Guitar' by National Guitar Workshop, and '1001 Funk & Blues Guitar Licks' by Mel Bay, which has great short licks that can also be used in Rock or Metal.

I think that's more than enuf for anybody who's starting out. I was tempted to buy some other stuff, but what's the point if I haven't mastered the ones I already have.

Anyways, I wish u good luck.

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12/17/2000 11:40 AM

Bruce Maag (15581) wrote:

You might try this one:

Guitar College

There is also one that Peter Frampton promotes, but I can't thing of the name. It's about 50 bucks.

BEM

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12/21/2000 7:59 AM

Antonio Rosa (6847) wrote:

Hi William,
Currently I'm working with video lessons. Can't say that the progress is fast, but anyway, I like to see the teachers playing and normally they slow down things a little bit for us to understand. Most videos come with a booklet of tabs, which is useful too. I've seen your homepage, may be Homespun tapes have video lessons with interest to you.
I also use Band-in-a-box as a toll to learn how to play over chord sequences, it's a very useful tool.
Good luck,
Antonio

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12/21/2000 6:33 PM

Brian Elzey (4318) wrote:

Constantly hurting for money like I am (can't really afford lessons), I've relied heavily on instructional books, videos and tapes (now CDs) to help me play the guitar. Some of ones I've tried are the Heavy Metal series by Troy Stetina (rhythm 1,2; lead 1,2; speed mechanics for lead guitar-(this one is crazy intense)). Metal Method (by that guy with the frizzy hair in Guitar)-this one is not bad, but not great either. The Star Licks video series is O.K., but really varies depending on who is hosting the particular video (Tom Kolb is pretty good). The Stand Alone CDs are really good for jamming to, especially when your between bands, and also a great way to practice jamming to a new style. My most current endevor is The Complete Jazz Guitar Method by Jody Fisher. So far I'm finding this series of books/CDs to be very good.
Hope this gives you some ideas,
Brian.

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12/21/2000 8:22 PM

Michael Pankonien (948) wrote:

I am very satisfied with "The Art of Solo Fingerpicking" Book/CD by Mark Hanson. If you want to learn this style of playing, give it a serious look. Look at my contribution in the Wholenote Resources link under instruction,etc.

By the way, am in no way connected with Accent on Music, getting kickbacks, etc. just a happy consumer, etc.


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12/23/2000 6:06 AM

William Saab (162) wrote:

Thanks people!

You've convinced me... Going out later this week to go and find some of those CD/book courses. Will keep you updated on what happens.

Also going out to buy me a Yamaha Pacifica 112...

Greetings,
William

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12/24/2000 7:17 AM

Matthieu Brandt (892) wrote:

Hi!
You might wanna try my new and completely free website www.swingblues.com.
You can download the complete book and audio, doesn't cost you a dime (except phone)
Like to know what you think.

Good Luck

Matthieu Brandt



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12/31/2000 6:21 AM

William Saab (162) wrote:

Wow Matthieu!

Your site is pretty amazing! And free! What more can I say?

William (speechless)

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12/29/2000 1:14 AM

Charles Gacsi (42523) wrote:

Dear William,
Matthieu has some very good material and he seems to know what he is talking and writing about. Take him up on his offer. There is also a lot of material on WHOLE NOTE available to you free for the click of the mouse.

Charlie

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12/31/2000 6:27 AM

William Saab (162) wrote:

Hey,

Yes I know Matthieu's site is pretty cool.

About learning from WholeNote, I can, but it is a little impractical sitting in front of a computer trying to learn guitar. This is not to say I haven't found an unbelievable lot of material on the site!

Greetings (and a Happy New Year),
William