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Discussion in 'BGU Questions' started by Otto, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. Otto

    Otto Blues Newbie

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    I'm wondering if it makes sense to purchase the BGU lessons now, at the Thanksgiving discount price, even though I'm only on lesson 2 of the BBG lesson set? I'm sure that the BGU lessons are way over my head, but I plan on sticking with this to learn to play the Blues.

    Or, should I wait until I get further along with the BBG lessons? I'm sure there will be other opportunities to purchase the BGU lessons down the road.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    Otto...
     
  2. Bob630

    Bob630 Blues Newbe

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  3. Bob630

    Bob630 Blues Newbe

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    Of course it does make sense, look at this , it may be the motivation to complete BBG.
     
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  4. Hangnman

    Hangnman Blues Newbie

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    Consider the All Access pass. The best bang for your buck!
     
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  5. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

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    Listen to the Hangman!
     
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  6. Otto

    Otto Blues Newbie

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    I looked at the All Access Pass but that's an annual $299 subscription for a lot of stuff I don't even know anything about. Remember, I'm only on lesson 2 of the BBG course. I barely know which end of the guitar to hold. I think that the All Access Pass would be a big waste of money, for me, at this stage of my learning to play guitar.

    I only considered adding the BGU course as the price is very reasonable, at this time, and I'm guessing that would be the next, natural, progression to the BBG course. I'm sure that as I progress, that many of the other packages would be something that I may want to pursue, and the All Access Pass might be the logical purchase at that time. Does that make sense, or is my thinking flawed?

    I do appreciate the feedback.

    Otto...
     
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  7. Paleo

    Paleo Root Finder

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    Christmas is coming in another month.

    You'll be further into BBG by then and have a better feeling for how you are progressing and how soon you'll be ready to move on up.;)
     
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  8. Otto

    Otto Blues Newbie

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    Excellent point. I just wasn't sure how often the courses go on sale, and being on a fixed income, I need to take advantage of them when I can.
     
  9. dwparker

    dwparker Funky Blues Muther Funker

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    Honestly, if you are a complete beginner, just get through BBG first before looking to purchase additional courses. And plan on really learning the material, not just going through it superficially. Honestly, invest in a good metronome first before purchasing additional licenses.
     
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  10. Walt H

    Walt H cloudbase - Aint got time for gravity

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    Hey Otto,
    what exactly are your current goals with regards to guitar?
    do you want to play with a band? Do you want to play by yourself? Electric? Acoustic?

    I'm with Paleo here, there is no fire in terms of buying courses. There will be sales down the road.
     
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  11. Otto

    Otto Blues Newbie

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    Hi Walt,

    At first I wasn't sure what I wanted to play, just wanted to learn to play, but after listening to some of the Blues players, especially BB King, I knew that was the music I wanted to play. I love the feel of the Blues on electric guitar. I would like to get good enough to play an "open mike" night at our local music shop/school we have here in town. They do it almost every Saturday night.

    Thanks for the advice.

    Otto...
     
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  12. Walt H

    Walt H cloudbase - Aint got time for gravity

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    Hey Otto,

    I personally have completed ABGU and am right at the 1/2 way point of BGU. It seems to me that BGU is more geared towards playing with a band. Whereas ABGU is really about making music on your own. I still feel like the abgu course was some of the best money I have ever spent. I can not say enough good things about that course. It turned me into a guitar player.

    I was in the exact same boat as you. I just knew I wanted to play, I really dug the blues and knew I wanted to play some form of it. I happened to stumble upon ABGU. I feel extremely lucky as it was to be the perfect fit for me and what I was looking for.
     
  13. dwparker

    dwparker Funky Blues Muther Funker

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    I don't know why I wrote licenses. I meant courses.

    Something else to think about at some point might be a looper pedal. Really helpful for practicing, and you can become the band as you learn to build parts of a song on top of each other. Give it some time though before getting the looper, see it as something to look forward to learning to use once you have the basics down.
     
  14. MikeS

    MikeS Allen, TX
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    Planning on sticking with it? Then Absolutely!
    or... if you are REALLY gonna stick with it, the All Access Pass is the way to go. you get SO much more for very little more $$.
     
  15. dwparker

    dwparker Funky Blues Muther Funker

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    I agree with the all access pass being a fantastic value. Shocking what one gets for the money.
     
  16. jakey leroy

    jakey leroy Lookin' straight up from my hammock...

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    If you really connect with Griff's teaching style, the way most of us here do, you can't go wrong buying any of his stuff. He's thought about every aspect of learning blues guitar, and I have really enjoyed learning things I didn't even know I needed to learn, thanks to Griff.

    Just go for it!