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glengraf88
post Feb 8 2009, 12:06 AM
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I think i need some structure to my practicing. I have add and it is hard for me to concentrate. I tend to jump from lesson to lesson not finishing anything. I am a beginner and do not know much i did go though that first steps course already. I think what i need is for some one to help me set up a practise schedule with me im talking about which lesson and for how long and help me set goals. I am in the military and stuck on base most of the time so i have easily 7 hours of freetime after work. so time is not really an issue. I feel like i am getting no where even though i have all these great resources in front of me. (which i do appreciate greatly.) i also feel like i dont understand how to tackle these lessons. I am dedicated 110% to learning guitar I have wanted to learn since i was nine. I am 20 now i know i am starting late but i am determined i just need some help.


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post Feb 8 2009, 12:11 AM
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I started when I was almost 19 so it is never too late. What types of things are you wanting to learn? Give me an example of a lesson you are having a hard time tackling.
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post Feb 8 2009, 12:25 AM
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QUOTE (VictorUK @ Feb 7 2009, 05:10 PM) *
Do you have guitar pro 5?

No i do not.

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I started when I was almost 19 so it is never too late. What types of things are you wanting to learn? Give me an example of a lesson you are having a hard time tackling.
[/quote/]https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/chords-workshop-level-1-chord-basics/ this is what i would liek to work on i dont even know if that is a good place to start cause i dont know much lol. But one of my problems is i jump around i am easily distracted i need to set up a fixed practise schedule or something cause if i have guidelines i belive i will be able to concentrate better.
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post Feb 8 2009, 12:34 AM
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Have you considered joining the GMC Mentoring Program? Also, GMC is going to start an endorsement program based on the lessons you complete. You will be able to achieve a ranking based on the lessons you submit to a panel of instructors and seniors.

The thread for the Mentoring Program is here.
The thread for the Endorsement Program is here.

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post Feb 8 2009, 12:42 AM
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Glen,
I think the best way to tackle any lesson on GMC is to break it down into licks and then string them together. Since this lesson is not a solo type lesson I would just break it down into four bar chunks and learn it that way. If you have a hard time focusing I would really reccomend you practice with a timer. Set your timer for say 10 minutes and learn the first four bars. When the timer goes off set it for another 10 minutes and move on to the next 4 bars. Once you learn the whole lesson the timer will keep you on schedule and keep you focused. I use a timer when I practice and I find it keeps me focused. When learning a lick sometimes the timer thing isn't that great because you sometimes need an hour or so just to learn the lick and get it under your fingers. But once you get the lick memorized and into your muscle memory I think the timer thing is great because it keeps you focused. When the timer goes off you move on to the next part of your practice routine.

I think you should really think about the Mentored Training Program as well. Some one on one with a more experienced player would work wonders for you I think. biggrin.gif

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glengraf88
post Feb 8 2009, 12:44 AM
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QUOTE (Col Roberts @ Feb 7 2009, 05:34 PM) *
Have you considered joining the GMC Mentoring Program? Also, GMC is going to start an endorsement program based on the lessons you complete. You will be able to achieve a ranking based on the lessons you submit to a panel of instructors and seniors.

The thread for the Mentoring Program is here.
The thread for the Endorsement Program is here.

I am intrested in the mentoring program sound like just what i need i read though it but i am still unsure on where to sign up any help?
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post Feb 8 2009, 12:48 AM
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The thread for the Beginner MTP signup is here.
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post Feb 8 2009, 09:49 PM
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Check out my beginner lesson plan here mate:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...st&p=312457

Some (first) lessons may be obsolete for you, but try find a starting place in this kind of a structure mate. Happy learning and ask if you need anything mate! smile.gif


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glengraf88
post Feb 9 2009, 02:45 AM
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I just signed up for the MTP how and when will I find out? I am very intrested in this.
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post Feb 9 2009, 02:51 AM
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QUOTE (glengraf88 @ Feb 8 2009, 12:06 AM) *
I think i need some structure to my practicing. I have add and it is hard for me to concentrate. I tend to jump from lesson to lesson not finishing anything. I am a beginner and do not know much i did go though that first steps course already. I think what i need is for some one to help me set up a practise schedule with me im talking about which lesson and for how long and help me set goals. I am in the military and stuck on base most of the time so i have easily 7 hours of freetime after work. so time is not really an issue. I feel like i am getting no where even though i have all these great resources in front of me. (which i do appreciate greatly.) i also feel like i dont understand how to tackle these lessons. I am dedicated 110% to learning guitar I have wanted to learn since i was nine. I am 20 now i know i am starting late but i am determined i just need some help.

You and me both... im constantly jumping from lesson to lesson or song to song learning stuff... and youre not starting late, im 40


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