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post Oct 26 2007, 04:50 PM
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It has come to my attention as of late, that alot of new members might be missing out on the core principles and ideas that GMC is founded on.

By this i mean, when Kris started this site i belive he had a very specific message to get across about how to learn and practice. This is feel might be missed now that we are a content rich site.

I belive many new players/members would benifit from listening to Kris's 101 Series first, before movieing onto the rest of the content! I think this is a foundation simply not to be missed!! Not only is it teaching people correct practices but it also explains why things are done a certain way ! And more importantly students will better understand what GMC is all about as a whole package. (I hope this makes sense!! smile.gif )

I am finding more increasingly, alot of members are confused about how to practice scales and improvise, which is something I learnt very quickly though the 101 lessons. And have no doubt others would.

Of course some more advanced players will want to join up and do some more advanced lessons with our other awsome instuctors which is great. But i was thinking that maybe we could highlight the 101 lessons more as a suggested foundation for new members? Maybe as a direct path after beginner lessons.

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post Oct 26 2007, 05:19 PM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Oct 26 2007, 05:50 PM) *
I belive many new players/members would benifit from listening to Kris's 101 Series first, before movieing onto the rest of the content! I think this is a foundation simply not to be missed!! Not only is it teaching people correct practices but it also explains why things are done a certain way ! And more importantly students will better understand what GMC is all about as a whole package. (I hope this makes sense!! smile.gif )

Yes it makes sense biggrin.gif
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post Oct 26 2007, 05:22 PM
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Not to Mention they are too damn funny sometimes ! laugh.gif


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post Oct 26 2007, 05:28 PM
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Thanks Matt - yes that is how it started! biggrin.gif

For those of you who haven't found my 101 lessons yet, here they are.


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post Oct 26 2007, 05:32 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Oct 26 2007, 05:28 PM) *
Thanks Matt - yes that is how it started! biggrin.gif

For those of you who haven't found my 101 lessons yet, here they are.


Any chance of Highlighting them more Kris? smile.gif


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post Oct 26 2007, 05:37 PM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Oct 26 2007, 06:32 PM) *
Any chance of Highlighting them more Kris? smile.gif


Perhaps we will do it in the future - presenting our quickly growing archive in an easy-to-find format is one of the biggest challenges to gmc right now. There will be lots of changes in the near future which will hopefully make things easier to find. smile.gif

Also when we are finished with the instructor pages (new feature that will present each instructor) - finding each instrcutor's lessons will hopefully be easier!


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post Oct 26 2007, 05:48 PM
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There are other values that dont show up on the videos. Ones that have to do with respect, politeness, and being humble. Its apparent all over the forums. In this way, the GMC community seems very.....refined?

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post Oct 26 2007, 06:09 PM
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I ended the "kick off" and started practising the scales (10th day).
Didn't know about the 101's so thanks mattacuk smile.gif great help. Only I get a new problem: What 101 should I start on? random choise?


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post Oct 26 2007, 07:04 PM
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QUOTE (Twibeard @ Oct 26 2007, 06:09 PM) *
I ended the "kick off" and started practising the scales (10th day).
Didn't know about the 101's so thanks mattacuk smile.gif great help. Only I get a new problem: What 101 should I start on? random choise?


There all worth doing, but you could start of with Pentatonic 101 1,2 & 3. And I would also recommened "How to practice guitar" and "guitar phrasing" ! smile.gif


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post Oct 26 2007, 08:05 PM
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QUOTE (Spiderusalem @ Oct 26 2007, 12:48 PM) *
There are other values that dont show up on the videos. Ones that have to do with respect, politeness, and being humble. Its apparent all over the forums. In this way, the GMC community seems very.....refined?


Again, that is intentional and flows from Kris' own approach to life - and I in turn do my best to keep things like that in the forum form Kris, but I have to say that 99% of the time it happens automatically because we are a great bunch of people to hang out with smile.gif


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post Oct 26 2007, 08:08 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Oct 26 2007, 09:05 PM) *
Again, that is intentional and flows from Kris' own approach to life - and I in turn do my best to keep things like that in the forum form Kris, but I have to say that 99% of the time it happens automatically because we are a great bunch of people to hang out with smile.gif


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post Oct 26 2007, 11:27 PM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Oct 26 2007, 12:50 PM) *
It has come to my attention as of late, that alot of new members might be missing out on the core principles and ideas that GMC is founded on.

By this i mean, when Kris started this site i belive he had a very specific message to get across about how to learn and practice. This is feel might be missed now that we are a content rich site.

I belive many new players/members would benifit from listening to Kris's 101 Series first, before movieing onto the rest of the content! I think this is a foundation simply not to be missed!! Not only is it teaching people correct practices but it also explains why things are done a certain way ! And more importantly students will better understand what GMC is all about as a whole package. (I hope this makes sense!! smile.gif )

I am finding more increasingly, alot of members are confused about how to practice scales and improvise, which is something I learnt very quickly though the 101 lessons. And have no doubt others would.

Of course some more advanced players will want to join up and do some more advanced lessons with our other awsome instuctors which is great. But i was thinking that maybe we could highlight the 101 lessons more as a suggested foundation for new members? Maybe as a direct path after beginner lessons.

Thanks for listening to my ramble laugh.gif wink.gif


Very well stated Matt smile.gif I agree 110%
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post Oct 26 2007, 11:29 PM
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QUOTE (rokchik @ Oct 26 2007, 11:27 PM) *
Very well stated Matt smile.gif I agree 110%

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post Oct 26 2007, 11:34 PM
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QUOTE (Spiderusalem @ Oct 26 2007, 12:48 PM) *
There are other values that dont show up on the videos. Ones that have to do with respect, politeness, and being humble. Its apparent all over the forums. In this way, the GMC community seems very.....refined?



This is one of the main reasons I chose GMC. smile.gif


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post Oct 26 2007, 11:36 PM
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QUOTE (Vinicitur @ Oct 26 2007, 11:34 PM) *
This is one of the main reasons I chose GMC. smile.gif


It is a very special place indeed!! wink.gif


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post Oct 27 2007, 12:09 AM
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Thanks for bringing this up Matt.

I was one of the people bombarding the forums with questions, yet few weeks back i understood i needed to visit the 1-0-1 lessons.

The main ones are the alt pick, tapping and penatatonic box lessons

Are there any others that will specifically help us on improvisation?




Kris, youve done a great job on these lessons and theyre the main reason i joined GMC through short 101 lesson adverts. Any plans on making more 1-0-1 lessons in the near future? I think we could use some legato and sweep picking 101 as they specifically with great accuracy point out common mistakes and straighten things out that people mostly do wrong quickly. All thats left from our side is to practice.





QUOTE (mattacuk @ Oct 26 2007, 10:04 PM) *
There all worth doing, but you could start of with Pentatonic 101 1,2 & 3. And I would also recommened "How to practice guitar" and "guitar phrasing" ! smile.gif


I might suggest speed picking before pentatonic as you can practice the boxes properly with speed


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I agree a 100%!


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QUOTE (jammer91 @ Oct 26 2007, 05:09 PM) *
Are there any others that will specifically help us on improvisation?


Maybe Ben Howell's Jazz guitar series. There's a lot of really good advice in there already on note selection, targeting and so on.

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