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Comment by Walt Pilcher on April 10, 2014 at 7:19am

Welcome, Scott.  Sounds like you have plunged into this guitar thing with both feet (well, both hands anyway).  I have no experience with the instructions and instructors you mention, but there are indeed some very good ones online.  It always amazes me that so many are willing to do it for free.  But I'm grateful.  Maybe other forum members will comment on your post.

Comment by Scott L Ritchie on April 9, 2014 at 11:19pm

Picked up the Gibson Learn and Master course with Steve Krenz as the instructor a few weeks ago. Just finished with the "Alfred's Basic Book 1" so the first bit of lessons and workshops are things I have already covered. Very happy with the instruction style as compared to the Alfred's "1 and done" approach to their video lessons.

Have always wanted to learn and have a musical background. Started with one-on-one live lessons with a local instructor at Alpine Music here in UT. My wife has had open heart surgery and 3 weeks into my lesson schedule had a reaction to the treatment so the affordability of continuing the lessons was no longer an option.

What do y'all think about the level of learning from a quality course like the Gibson Learn and Master compared to in person lessons?

I am retired and have tons of time for practice and am really taking my time to move through the material. I have worked out a few songs just from starting with the first chord and moving on from there. "The Eagles" "Hotel California" was the first one I completely worked out.

Happy to join the group and look forward to exchanging ideas and tips and tricks with you all.



Comment by Walt Pilcher on March 16, 2014 at 1:25pm

Great to have you in the group, John.  If we were all newbies here, with no help from more experienced players, we'd be in some trouble!

Comment by John Culver on March 16, 2014 at 9:06am

Not exactly a newbie to the guitar, but I'm here to help and learn whenever I can.

Comment by Dennis Younkin on February 19, 2014 at 5:26pm

Thanks Walt,

I wouldnt consider myself a newbe to the guitar, I ve been playing for 2 1/2 years but im sure i can learn plenty from the group. im part of the Seagull group also, I own 4 of them....

Thanks again for the welcome...


Comment by Walt Pilcher on February 19, 2014 at 8:16am

Dennis Younkin, welcome to the Newb group.  I see you are already participating in the Seagull group too.  I hope you will find some interesting, fun and helpful stuff here.

Comment by Walt Pilcher on February 11, 2014 at 2:59pm

Hello, Bill Jones, and welcome to the Newb group.  I hope you enjoy it.  I see you're already in the Seagull group too, so there will be a lot of activity for you to engage in if you want to.

Comment by Edward Sparks on February 8, 2014 at 7:32pm

Denny, just do it!  You won't regret it! 

Comment by Edward Sparks on February 8, 2014 at 7:32pm

Mark, take it from me, a long time gigging got paid $10 and now you are a pro, now send $3.33 of it to Uncle Sam for taxes!!! :-)  Congrats, Edward 

Comment by FloridaGull on February 8, 2014 at 8:25am
Professional = someone paid for what they do...
So - yes - you are now a professional guitarist...but, don't quit your day job just yet... ;-)

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