HomeForumsComplete Guitar Course 2017Please tell us: What would you like to see in new "orientation" videos?

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  • #21844

    Sarah Spisak
    Keymaster

    We are creating new orientation videos for the Complete Guitar Course.  We plan to include some tips and suggestions for getting the most out of the lessons, including a link to the forum, instructions for opening files, using Guitar Pro. etc.

    What would YOU like to see?  What do you think would be helpful for new students?  We would appreciate your suggestions!

  • #21845

    Vvidal
    Participant

    The course is already pretty well built, but I feel that to maximize the learning experience is to have some sort of feedback from the teachers, notably to see if I’m doing things right.

    So it would be nice to have a video on how to share a performance of an exercise with the teachers (YouTube? email? Forum?) and how to get feedback.

    I also understand the limits on your side of receiving hundreds of performances to listen to…

     

    • #21866

      MotleyCrue81
      Participant

      So maybe like a progress video email link? If wanting to know how to record or create a YouTube video, we have this wonderful thing called Google.  😀

      Bring hair metal back!

  • #21852

    superblonde
    Keymaster

    You know what would be really cool- have all the instructors shoot a 3-5 min clip of the top beginner playing mistakes/pitfalls they see, because what makes metal method great is that there’s the various instructors with slightly different view points yet each are still metal players. Which coincidentally would introduce several of the instructors as well. Also it would be interesting to get the view from a left handed instructor, not naming any names ;-D for the lefty newbies, who I’m sure always feel a bit underserved. Another aspect is bass. The course GP6 files have great bass lines to practice basic bass playing yet this is not really brought up. I keep meaning to try these out. Something like a “using the cbc gp6 files for learning basic bass accompaniment” how-to could really go far since the materials are already there. Ok maybe it wouldnt actually use the word accompaniment. I’m sure I’d learn more about rhythm by practicing the simple bass lines in the course. I’d get better at making my own simple backing tracks. So there’s a lot of value in the current course for bass.

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

  • #21859

    superblonde
    Keymaster

    Oh yea, this is going to sound kind of silly, but the characteristics of Metal and Rock should be given somewhere in the intro. The genres have general guidelines.. minor key being the most general description but there’s the use of certain modes or specific intervals used too, and gear like high gain.. Other aspects which might have to do with drums, I suppose (gallop, double kick, etc). The question for someone picking up the course is (ok maybe its not everybody but it was one of my pre-purchase questions) was, “Ok suppose I invest time into the course, which means I will end up sounding like the product of the lessons, then, where will I be in terms of musical ability?” Wont end up sounding like swing thats for sure. Like, the course exercises are always straight on the beat.

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

    • #21873

      grondak
      Participant

      Other characteristics of metal: Pinch harmonics, palm muting, bends and vibrato, pick scrapes, modal mixture, heavy use of tension from intervals, tapping, and sweep picking. Riffs and licks. “Every” song gets a solo.

      Rock, jazz, or the blues might use these occasionally, but if you’re listening to metal, you get all these to some degree or another.  I love this company because that’s what it teaches!

       

      Metal Method is helping me across the board!

  • #21867

    MotleyCrue81
    Participant

    For tips I would just say, never give up! And mention things like even Jimi Hendrix and Eddie VanHalen were complete beginners at one point, but putting in the timecan take you anywhere.

    Bring hair metal back!

  • #21874

    Sarah Spisak
    Keymaster

    Thank you all for the great ideas!  I’m taking notes.  Anything else?  Anyone?

    🙂 Sarah

  • #21875

    superblonde
    Keymaster

    There was one major thing that I found incredibly inspiring early on and that was seeing barks’ video of his band doing enter sandman posted on the old forum. At the time I was playing stage 2 and wondering if it was worth continuing and wondering what the value of the program really was, so that was an “ah-ha, maybe I should stick with this program” moment. Not so long after that I was playing enter sandman in a band myself. Obviously due to copyright it is not possible to include such a video with music but some short video clips like that with no audio and maybe just narration would be very inspiring I think. I get a big kick out of watching ROTM’s band videos too. But barks wins the most because he also didnt play an instrument until very late and thought he never would, then ended up doing it, etc. In contrast just personally, I find videos or references to EVH and etc are anti-inspiring (like, I wanna throw away my guitar) because their circumstances were very different, starting very early in very musical household and playing in family band for years in grade school etc which is not experience that can be replicated now so there’s no way to match that – this is all irrational since no one is literally trying to be EVH but still, thats the anti-inspiration I get from it. So yea I think orientation video which sets the stage with “follow this program and you’ll end up playing metal like barks in a cool rock band party for your friends” gets the double \m/ \m/

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

  • #21883

    DanzoStrife
    Participant

    I think we need more videos on posture and holding the guitar correctly for different styles of play (standing, sitting, rhythm vs soloing) . I notice pro players have to change position depending on what they need to do. As u saw in my post before, it can be confusing without proper pics.

    Having many ways of avoiding finger and hand , body fatigue is a big key that you will only find for In Person lessons. But I know this program is COMPLETE and that this will substitute any good live teacher. So this is what we need.

    i’m on lesson week 3 for the Beginner course, but I didn’t see any fingering chart for scale. I just guessed what it should be, but some people might not guess correctly and form bad habits.

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