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Kristofer Dahl
post Jun 15 2009, 04:08 PM
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With two cool lessons from Jose and Ramiro we passed the 1700 mark today...

How are we doing - what do you think about the lesson updates? Are we shooting out lessons and missing the basics? Or are we perhaps covering things you already know? Are basic features in the lessons missing? Or are GMC lessons perfect? Maybe we are getting repetitive?

Let's get some discucssion going! smile.gif


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post Jun 15 2009, 04:10 PM
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We are lacking new lessons by the so called *GMC Founder & Rocker* if you ask me... tongue.gif


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post Jun 15 2009, 04:13 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Jun 15 2009, 05:10 PM) *
We are lacking new lessons by the so called *GMC Founder & Rocker* if you ask me... tongue.gif


Noted - and no good excuses at all... I will try to improve this!


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post Jun 15 2009, 04:20 PM
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Well, with 1700 lessons it can become repetetive at times, but as I discussed with David Walliman (when I met him on my road trip if I might add tongue.gif ) it doesn't bother me. With that many lessons theres gonna be different approaches on each technique, different genres and styles and different music! So I think you should just continue as you've done so far. smile.gif The site updates that you guys do with design and such are great too, nice with a change now and then!
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post Jun 15 2009, 04:20 PM
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It might be worthwhile to inject a few more mechanics / etude lessons on specific techniques to balance out the "full song" and "in the style of" types of lessons?

Of course, before posting this I decided I'd better search a few more times just in case and I am finding at least one lesson for each of the little techniques I tried, but that is still 1-2 lessons focusing on those techniques... out of 1700.

Well anyway, to be more precise (and helpful, I hope) the least results came from a search for dynamics.

Setting all that aside, I believe there's a huge diversity already being covered by the 1700 lessons; I don't see the curriculum lacking in any serious way.


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post Jun 15 2009, 04:21 PM
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Some celtic and composition lesson would be nice, but I think the spread of lessons is very good as it is. Celtic is not so important as its not difficult to teach myself celtic songs, but some composition lessons would be cool.

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post Jun 15 2009, 04:23 PM
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QUOTE (jafomatic @ Jun 15 2009, 05:20 PM) *
It might be worthwhile to inject a few more mechanics / etude lessons on specific techniques to balance out the "full song" and "in the style of" types of lessons?

Of course, before posting this I decided I'd better search a few more times just in case and I am finding at least one lesson for each of the little techniques I tried, but that is still 1-2 lessons focusing on those techniques... out of 1700.

Well anyway, to be more precise (and helpful, I hope) the least results came from a search for dynamics.

Setting all that aside, I believe there's a huge diversity already being covered by the 1700 lessons; I don't see the curriculum lacking in any serious way.


Interesting - definitely something to think about for our instructors!


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post Jun 15 2009, 04:27 PM
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QUOTE (seagull @ Jun 15 2009, 11:20 AM) *
Well, with 1700 lessons it can become repetetive at times, but as I discussed with David Walliman (when I met him on my road trip if I might add tongue.gif ) it doesn't bother me. With that many lessons theres gonna be different approaches on each technique, different genres and styles and different music! So I think you should just continue as you've done so far. smile.gif The site updates that you guys do with design and such are great too, nice with a change now and then!


Did you get back home safely? :-)


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post Jun 15 2009, 04:29 PM
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QUOTE (David Wallimann @ Jun 15 2009, 05:27 PM) *
Did you get back home safely? :-)


Yeah we did! smile.gif Absolutely broke and satisfied. laugh.gif
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post Jun 15 2009, 04:36 PM
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There's not enough (not nearly enough) rythmguitar lessons in my opinion.
Especially beginner lessons!
I've been thinking about applying myself, to get some rythm lessons out with different difficulties..

There's been a few lately though, so hopefully there's more to come smile.gif
Other than that, I'm very happy with the lessons!
High quality and very well explained most of the time smile.gif
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post Jun 15 2009, 04:44 PM
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Excelent topic! Your opinions are very important for us! smile.gif


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post Jun 15 2009, 04:45 PM
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I agree with most that was already said here. Sometimes it may be little repetitive but not very much, and what is more - even if few lessons are not so very different - they still provide bit different ways of playing the same thing, and it is a good thing.

What I like is when instructors make a lesson that is different from the "main style" he composes lesson in. For example every time David brings us a metal lesson, there are always few comments "yeah, make more lessons in that style please!". It gives even more diversity in my opinion, because of unique style and music interpretation of each instructor.

All in all although there are so many great lessons that I won't be able to learn them all in the upcoming years, I still check GMC main site everyday to see the new lessons - that's the kind of magic wink.gif

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post Jun 15 2009, 04:47 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jun 15 2009, 05:44 PM) *
Excelent topic! Your opinions are very important for us! smile.gif


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I can't agree more with Gabriel here. Gives us all you got guys !


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post Jun 15 2009, 05:08 PM
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Maybe some more "licks lessons". I'm not shore about this but sometimes I just need some licks (for instance some fusion licks using different techniques) to use in my improvisation instead of full song lessons that have a proper context of themselves.

I'm not certain if I explained myself well. But sometimes it's hard to use licks that the instructors put on their song lessons on a different context. Maybe you desegree...

But well GMC is excellent and that will never change!


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post Jun 15 2009, 05:09 PM
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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Jun 15 2009, 05:36 PM) *
There's not enough (not nearly enough) rythmguitar lessons in my opinion.
Especially beginner lessons!
I've been thinking about applying myself, to get some rythm lessons out with different difficulties..


Very good point! We are definitely very "solo-oriented" at GMC!


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post Jun 15 2009, 05:33 PM
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This is a hard formula to improve upon, we have a lot of stuff going on in the forums as well as the regular lessons updates and such.
I think the lessons are great but maybe some other guitar related lesson topics should be paid more attention, certainly there are questions every week on recording, making backing tracks, using a DAW etc however much we tell ourselves that we are just musicians this site relies quite heavily on the ability of people to record and such.
A great addition would be a "Develop your tone" masterclass, the instructors are always getting asked how they get their "Sound" how about some tutorials on developing good tones for different genres?
My last point would be the interaction of the tutors on the forum, the ones that contribute (We all know their names!) seem to do all the running on this side of things and a bit more involvement from some of the other tutors would be great.

Thanks for this thread Kris, its nice that you take an interest in our opinions!
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post Jun 15 2009, 05:34 PM
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Very good discussion and feedback. smile.gif With so many instructors and lessons, I think it would be cool to have some mini-masterclasses within the site.

For instance, The Instructor could open the class similar to a collab ( I think Pedja has mentioned doing this) with a certain area in mind, i.e legato, sweeping, tapping etc. with a lesson plan prepared.

Students could then sign up and practice until a passing grade is given to them by the instructor of the class. some will progress faster than others of course but as long as the instructor is always available to answer questions, then it should not be a problem.

If we could get a good number of Instructors involved, then there would always be plenty of classes to go around.

All in all, I think the site is awesome and the current structure works. This is just an idea to possibly add to the GMC experience. smile.gif


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post Jun 15 2009, 05:37 PM
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QUOTE (skennington @ Jun 15 2009, 06:34 PM) *
Very good discussion and feedback. smile.gif With so many instructors and lessons, I think it would be cool to have some mini-masterclasses within the site.

For instance, The Instructor could open the class similar to a collab ( I think Pedja has mentioned doing this) with a certain area in mind, i.e legato, sweeping, tapping etc. with a lesson plan prepared.

Students could then sign up and practice until a passing grade is given to them by the instructor of the class. some will progress faster than others of course but as long as the instructor is always available to answer questions, then it should not be a problem.

If we could get a good number of Instructors involved, then there would always be plenty of classes to go around.

All in all, I think the site is awesome and the current structure works. This is just an idea to possibly add to the GMC experience. smile.gif



Thank you for mentioning this Skennington !
I already do in class type collaborations with wider topics but once I get Instructor board there will be far more technique as well as theory and harmony discussions on my side smile.gif


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post Jun 15 2009, 05:50 PM
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We need more lessons from the man himself, Kris!!!

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I would love to see a series of spoken theory and harmony lessons.
Classical harmony compared with Jazz/modern harmony concepts (differences, similarities). Cadences, inversions, use of instruments, etc .. maybe even composition analysis. Everything to become a more complete musician smile.gif

Theory is well explained in a lot of lessons, but it is of course mainly guitar related. I guess more knowledge in harmony would be helpful to be able to compose songs and create more complex backings.

If this could be done would be awesome !!

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