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  • #1874

    Doug Marks
    Keymaster

    You’re new to the Forum! Join the crowd.  We’re all new to this Forum.  We recently migrated from BB-guitarlessonforum.com. The old Forum, created in 2005, is still a great place to research everything Metal Method.  In the previous Forum we had very strict rules and guidelines about what to post and what not to post.  We want the new Forum to be an open source for all guitar related information.

    1) We’ll make this easy: Feel free to post any guitar related information on our Forum. If we don’t feel that it meets our standards the post may be removed. Please don’t worry about any repercussions for posting something that is removed.  We want you to feel comfortable posting anything guitar related.

    2) Any guitar related video available on YouTube or Vimeo is welcome here. We are not going to judge if it is legal or violates copyright infringement.  We’re leaving that up to YouTube and Vimeo.  If we’re asked to remove a video by the rights holder we will remove it without question.

    3) All guitar related instructional material is welcome here. We only draw the line at information that is obviously a competitors advertisement. We don’t ask you to determine if it’s an advertisement. If we deem the post to be  a competitor’s ad it will be removed. Free lessons from competitors that don’t include product advertisements are welcome.

    4) Ads for equipment, software, effects, and anything else guitar related are acceptable.

    5) If you’re a guitar instructor with individual students you’re welcome here. You can even promote direct to your local base. Skype guitar lessons to individuals are welcome. We only draw the line with instructors that are promoting to a mass market.

    Metal Method Guitar Instructor

  • #1887

    Sarah Spisak
    Keymaster

    Another difference is that we are not currently registering students who have purchased our lessons.  We had done this because it didn’t seem fair to anyone to provide full lesson support for people who had downloaded files without paying.  It took a lot of time to create and maintain that system and when we moved to the new forum it was dismissed.

    I used to think karma was hooey.  There seemed to be no consequences for most wrongdoing, including stealing, and that made me angry, which only increased my suffering.  Now I see things a bit more clearly…

    If you have purchased our lessons, THANK YOU!   And if you downloaded them from P2P or some other “sharing” system, we might not know that, but you do, and so does Something/Somebody far more powerful than Santa or even “Mom and Dad put together”, to quote Bart Simpson.  🙂

    • #2013

      David Rose
      Participant

      Stealing someone works is very bad indeed!!

       

    • #22094

      Darren
      Participant

      I was asked to reply to prove I’m human. Hello Mr. Marks, I am human. I’m terrible at guitar but still human.

    • #22096

      Doug Marks
      Keymaster

      I responded at the bottom of the list.

      Metal Method Guitar Instructor

  • #9048

    Mike VinSavage
    Participant

    Hey Doug, Hey Sarah, I was finally able to get in here. lol… I felt as though I was locked out of my house 🙂    But I have decided to pick up the Ax again after a year long layoff… ( actually quit )  I thought I was done with guitar, but I guess the guitar isn’t quite finished with me.  I just bought a new BR Rich Draco with the Floyd Rose. I have never used a whammy bar before. I bought it online. I received it and the bar is off but the thing is locked up by the head and also locks on bridge.  Can I just unlock the top and be done with it? I am currently not using the bar.

    On youtube keyword Mike VinSavage to view my tunes...

  • #9051

    AlleyCatRocker1980s
    Participant

    Hi Doug, an Sarah,

    I guess I have a question, Say like I have learned a song,….and I wanted, to play it for the Members of Metal Method.

    And I was playing, the song along with a recourding by say Iron Maiden. I recourded this,an put it on

    Metal Method. Doug,do you an Sarah find this feasible?

    I think it’s great, that we can come here an show case our talents with the other members… What we know, or have learned on

    guitar. I’m thinking,in terms of where I can get the other members,as well as yours,an Sarah’s input on how my playing is

    going….or if there is something I can improve on. I feel it’s always a great honor,an privlidge to hear good word from you Doug, & Sarah.

    An also from the other Teachers as well..:)

    Or any constructive input, or knowledge on music, from our members here in Metal Method.

    Sharing,what I know, with everyone here makes it fun,an I feel connected with everyone…

    To me Metal Method,has always been about Great Educational Value, & getting involved Artistically as well..

    thanks again,Joe…:)

    Practicing Guitar

  • #9052

    AlleyCatRocker1980s
    Participant

    Stealing someone works is very bad indeed!!

    To date, there hasn’t been any stealing going on……

    Practicing Guitar

  • #9065

    Sarah Spisak
    Keymaster

    Welcome back, Mike!  I’m not sure I understand your question…  Even if you don’t use the bar, the locking nut will help you keep your guitar in tune.

    AlleyCatRocker- I’d be glad to listen to your playing and make constructive suggestions!  🙂

    • #9073

      AlleyCatRocker1980s
      Participant

      I think thats great Sarah, thanks so much!……:)

      Thats whats so great about Metal Method, the Teachers stand behind their Members 100%

      In terms of Musical Direction,an Guitar Related! it really is great!

       

      Practicing Guitar

  • #12217

    DixieJ
    Participant

    Hello everyone!

    I have the entire Metal Method DVD collection. Unfortunately, I’ve been lazy in learning. I’ve spent literally years foolin around and never getting anywhere on the guitar. I am still a beginner. Well….things are going to change! I have the time available to me now to spend hours a day learning, practicing and progressing. I’m happy this forum is here, for when I find myself needing some inspiration and support!

    Looking forward to this challenge!

    Thanks all!

    Dixie Johnson

    • #12355

      AlleyCatRocker1980s
      Participant

      Hello Miss Johnson..:)   Welcome to Metal Method!

      So tell us about your Guitar, Amp,& any Foot Peddles?

      Practicing Guitar

    • #12396

      DixieJ
      Participant

      Hello AlleyCat Rocker1980s!

      Thank you for the welcome!
      I have started collecting a few different guitars. I have a Jackson USA KV2T King V, a Gibson Captain Kirk SG, Ibanez Sam Totman Iceman, Ibanez Paul Gilbert Fireman, Fender John5 Triple Tele Deluxe among others. I don’t have anything fancy for amps….just a Fender G-Dec3 & Mustang, Line 6 Spider Jam…just practice amps. Good enough for now. I have a Boss GT100, Gr55 guitar synth, Strymon Flint….that’s about it. My addiction for guitars and gear exceeds my ability to play!
      What about you?

      Dixie Johnson

    • #12493

      AlleyCatRocker1980s
      Participant

      Hey Dixie,

      Here is a run down on what I have:

      1. Peavey Rage Practice Amp

      2. 1979 Epiphone Explorer- wich is all stock.

      3. 1981 Dean XZ- wich is all stock.   It looks close to an Explorer.

      4. 2012 Ibanez Acoustic- my newest addition…:)

      Thanks,DixieJ   It’s alway’s Wonderful, to see great Women join us here at Metal Method …..we are glad to have you!

       

      Practicing Guitar

  • #12349

    Sarah Spisak
    Keymaster

    Hello everyone! I have the entire Metal Method DVD collection. Unfortunately, I’ve been lazy in learning. I’ve spent literally years foolin around and never getting anywhere on the guitar. I am still a beginner. Well….things are going to change! I have the time available to me now to spend hours a day learning, practicing and progressing. I’m happy this forum is here, for when I find myself needing some inspiration and support! Looking forward to this challenge! Thanks all!

    Hi Dixie!  Welcome to the forum.  🙂

    • #12397

      DixieJ
      Participant

      Thank you Sarah! I’m lovin’ it so far!!

      Dixie Johnson

  • #12353

    MotleyCrue81
    Participant

    Welcome.  🙂

    Bring hair metal back!

    • #12398

      DixieJ
      Participant

      Thank you MotleyCrue81!

      Dixie Johnson

  • #12354

    AlleyCatRocker1980s
    Participant

    May I say something here as well!

    I have been a Supporter, of Metal Method since 1985 but I remember rite around the

    time Doug Marks first started Metal Method back in 1982.

    Back in 1985 I had pretty much, purchased all of the Metal Method Courses that he created back then.

    An then I also was a very honored Supporter, of Miss Sarah Spisak as well with her Lessons through Guitar Sarah!

    I knew pretty much at that point about Guitar,an Music in general!

    But Metal Method, & Guitar Sarah, had a lot to offer me in terms of more Musical Training!

    I was really thankful, for both of the above Music Teachers an what they had to offer..

    The Guitar Lessons, had opened up my eye’s, an my ears to a better source of Learning Metal Guitar!

    Although I will admit that my Guitar Courses, through Metal Method needs to be again re-purchased because lets face it.

    That was over 30 some years ago!  An after that time, Tapes seem to have served their usefulness..so yeah I need to again revise

    my Collection of Metal Method Learning Soft Ware….wich is now what we call it in this year of 2016!

    I still have Sarah’s Guitar Sarah Course,wich I treasure so very much because she also autographed the Course for me as well!

    Her doing that was, an still is a big deal to me. Because to me, I’ve alway’s respected her an I really dig Women Guitar Players..:)

    But to make a long story short, I have the deepest respect an honor for Musician’s, & Music Teacher’s..An they work really hard to give the

    General Public, & the Consumer the very best in Musical Teaching. It takes a lot of time,an energy to create Music Lessons  an to present them

    to the General Public..  It is also how they make their living!

    To me I feel any unjust stealing, or vile disrespect to any Music Teacher, or Musician, through their Lessons, or their Web Site is something that really

    hurts,an saddens,& angers me as well! I’m not really shure,how those kind of people that do these kind of things to Musicians,or Teachers could even

    hold their heads up..or even wake up in the morning feeling that they did the rite thing!  How could these people even look, a Musician, or Teacher straight

    in the eye an feel good about what they did?  I want to firstly say, my Teachers past an present wich is Miss Spisak, an Mr. Marks,are two of the finest

    people in the Music Teaching Industry! They like the other Teacher’s here in Metal Method, have been here for as long as they have been because of the

    High Quality & Excellence of their Guitar Lessons!  They are whom they portray themselves to be! They are dedicated, knowledgible, an True Rockers

    in the scence! An in the field of Educational Musical  knowledge as well!

    Music Teachers, have also showed people how to play other Musicians Material as well…I just love that an I think it’s totally the Cats Behind as well!

    I feel Music,an the Teaching there of….  Is a Universal Language & it’s here for everyone to enjoy!

    An a big part of this whole thing, is to please respect our Music Teacher’s, Musician’s & Students out there..Please Support them an continue to Support them!

    It’s what they Love to do, it continues to help them to progress ahead in Success to bring better Teaching Products to the Consumer!

    Love,& Treat Our Music Teacher’s as you would want to be treated!

    For anyone new To the Metal Method Forum, I would be honored to say Welcome!

    I hope your being a part of Metal Method is very Enjoyable & A Wonderful Educational Experience as well….Rock On!

    Joseph LaFave 1.  Doug Marks Metal Method Supporter since 1985.

     

     

     

    Practicing Guitar

  • #12359

    Sean
    Participant

    Welcome!

    If you love guitar! You will love it here.
    Great people and knowledge.

    Tell me and I will forget ,show me and I'll remember, involve me and I'll understand

    • #12399

      DixieJ
      Participant

      Thanks Sean! This forum is awesome…so many members and interesting threads! If I have any questions, I’ll be sure to get some help here from someone! Love it!!

      Dixie Johnson

  • #12479

    Sarah Spisak
    Keymaster

    Joey (ACR)- Thanks for your kind words and support!  🙂

  • #12489

    AlleyCatRocker1980s
    Participant

    Hello AlleyCat Rocker1980s! Thank you for the welcome! I have started collecting a few different guitars. I have a Jackson USA KV2T King V, a Gibson Captain Kirk SG, Ibanez Sam Totman Iceman, Ibanez Paul Gilbert Fireman, Fender John5 Triple Tele Deluxe among others. I don’t have anything fancy for amps….just a Fender G-Dec3 & Mustang, Line 6 Spider Jam…just practice amps. Good enough for now. I have a Boss GT100, Gr55 guitar synth, Strymon Flint….that’s about it. My addiction for guitars and gear exceeds my ability to play! What about you?

    Hi Dixie  🙂

    I gottah go to the mail box, I’ll get back to ya on that!

    Practicing Guitar

  • #22095

    Doug Marks
    Keymaster

    I was asked to reply to prove I’m human. Hello Mr. Marks, I am human. I’m terrible at guitar but still human.

    lol – I knew that you were human.  As I said in the message, I very quickly delete new members with 0 replies.  Most “new members” with 0 replies are bots.  By most, I mean, about 1000 to 1.  I sent the message because you did look like the 1.  Welcome to our Forum Darren.

    Metal Method Guitar Instructor

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