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post Oct 16 2009, 05:15 PM
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I've been member here since the beginning of the summer, and I must say that this site is like my second home!
Everything works great, there are about everything a guitar player wants, but I have some small things on my wishlist
that will make the site even better:

a ) A lot of the lessons is made without a metronome when the instructors show's how to play the solo's in slower tempos. For rythmic advanced lessons, I will say that this will help a lot, since You can't get hold of a phrase played extremely slow without a reference in rythm.

b ) Often when I browse the lessons from the right, I find lessons that I haven't seen before. When I then go to the lesson, I have no clue if it's anew lesson or if it's an old one - eg. I miss a date when the lesson is published. Maybe I have missed it in some way, but I can't find a date on the lessons.

Otherwise all instructors, community participants and other people are doing a great job, and the site is really a HUGE resource for any aspiring serious guitar player.

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post Oct 16 2009, 05:19 PM
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QUOTE (Staffy @ Oct 16 2009, 06:15 PM) *
all instructors, community participants and other people are doing a great job, and the site is really a HUGE resource for any aspiring serious guitar player.

//Staffay



I agree.

GMC is not perfect, but nothing is. The really great thing about GMC is the sense that you are not alone. There is always someone either an instructor or member about who is ready and willing to offer support, encouragement and advice. In other words the strenth of GMC is the community.


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post Oct 16 2009, 05:33 PM
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Staffy I think both your suggestions are really good. I have often thought about the metronome one recently because I have been focusing on some of the lessons finally. This would really help not only with getting the timing of the licks down but also how the different note groupings sound. What I mean is something like 16th verses 16th trips etc. Hope that makes some since.

As for your second suggestion about have a Born on Date. The only way I found to get this is to go to the comments tab and look at the date of the first post. It works but isn't convenient.

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EDIT: PS. I have noticed the backing tracks on some of the newer lessons just have names like 01, 02, etc. Having the metronome speed in the track name is a great help. Some instructors do it and some don't. Maybe we need some sort of consistancy accross the board for everyone/everything or a lesson template maybe. Basically there is one now but of few of the small things are diffenrent.

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post Oct 16 2009, 05:37 PM
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QUOTE (UncleSkillet @ Oct 16 2009, 06:33 PM) *
Staffy I think both your suggestions are really good. I have often thought about the metronome one recently because I have been focusing on some of the lessons finally. This would really help not only with getting the timing of the licks down but also how the different note groupings sound. What I mean is something like 16th verses 16th trips etc. Hope that makes some since.

As for your second suggestion about have a Born on Date. The only way I found to get this is to go to the comments tab and look at the date of the first post. It works but isn't convenient.

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Yeah, I did that too, but a date somewhere on the main page for the lesson, would have been a great help.


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post Oct 16 2009, 05:58 PM
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I looked around at other guitar sites when i first started my quest for more knowledge and came to the conclusion that GMC was HANDS DOWN the absolute best site on the internet...i,m learning everything i want from this site, so i have no plans for any other guitar lesson site, GMC is it for me!!......and a BIG THANKS goes out to my buddy SKENNINGTON who just taught me the proper way how to put my REC video,s together!...so yeah i,m gonna be around for awhile....LONG LIVE GMC!! biggrin.gif
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post Oct 16 2009, 06:02 PM
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I have also missed a date when the lesson was posted. I always go to the feedback part to see the date the first comment was posted.
Also, it could be cool with a possibility to browse lessons you have not seen before. smile.gif
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post Oct 16 2009, 06:03 PM
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I agree!
The metronome would help a bunch! smile.gif
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post Oct 16 2009, 06:25 PM
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The new metronome adjusts to any bpm you want doesnt it? It may not be exactly in time with what the instructor is playing necessarily, but I've never had a problem with it. Then again, I'm mostly doing intermediate stuff, not the really fast ones.


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post Oct 16 2009, 06:31 PM
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QUOTE (JVM @ Oct 16 2009, 07:25 PM) *
The new metronome adjusts to any bpm you want doesnt it? It may not be exactly in time with what the instructor is playing necessarily, but I've never had a problem with it. Then again, I'm mostly doing intermediate stuff, not the really fast ones.


Yeah, I know , but thats not what we are talking about, we are talking about the Instructors USING metronome in the videos, not the metronome on the site...


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post Oct 16 2009, 06:52 PM
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post Oct 16 2009, 07:45 PM
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QUOTE (Staffy @ Oct 16 2009, 01:31 PM) *
Yeah, I know , but thats not what we are talking about, we are talking about the Instructors USING metronome in the videos, not the metronome on the site...


//Staffay


Well, I guess I don't see that it makes much difference, but thats just me smile.gif


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post Oct 16 2009, 07:57 PM
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+1 on point b) I have found that particular one irksome. I have found a really cumbersome workaround though. I go to the feedback for the video lesson and gauge the publish date from the first comment as usually GMC'ers are quick to respond to a new upload. Doesn't really solve anything but at least it gives an idea to its age.

[EDIT] >> Already covered I see ... So I ain't the only one who found a way to get around this little "feature".



I would go so far as to suggest a "Browse by Date" feature for the video lesson archive. The current filter doesn't allow date range, for instance, where one could just check out lessons uploaded in the last month etc. THAT would be handy!!! Maybe, god forbid, someone had gone on a GMC holiday for a while and wanted a quick and fast method to search just for the latest and greatest.

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post Oct 17 2009, 01:02 AM
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Very good feedback, thanks!


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post Oct 18 2009, 08:12 PM
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Useful suggestions for some future updates. Thanks guys!


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post Oct 18 2009, 08:21 PM
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+1 for the metronome idea!

That would have helped out A LOT on tricky phrasings and timings


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post Oct 20 2009, 02:46 PM
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The metronome thing is a great idea, but does it really play a role how old a lesson is? Well, I am not saying there should not be a date, but I don't really care about the age of the lesson, good lessons are timeless wink.gif


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