TrueFire - Your Private 60-Minute Shopping Spree!

Discussion in 'General Music & Guitar Learning' started by JestMe, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. matonanjin

    matonanjin Chubby, old guy trying to play some blues.

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    As I said above, I've taken some SKYPE lessons with Robert and he is a really nice guy. I'm also a lifetime member of Master Guitar Academy. The only issue that I have with Robert is he sometimes has difficulty, at least it seems, "dumbing it down" enough for me. So obviously this is an issue of where I am at in my learning rather than Robert's teaching ability. Perhaps Robert is better suited to an advanced intermediate learner rather than a late beginner. My plan is to step away from Robert's courses/forum/lessons for a while. I'm going to continue to work BGU, SARM and Corey's material for a while. Then revisit Robert's materials sometime in the future when I have progressed some. Of course, at my current rate that may be 37 years from now.:rolleyes: :giggle: But that's the plan.
     
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  2. matonanjin

    matonanjin Chubby, old guy trying to play some blues.

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    This is what I have found as well. I know there is a lot of love for Brad Carlton over at TRueFire. And it seems like he produces a course about every 7 minutes. But I bought a couple of his beginner chord/strumming courses and were going to work on them. He went through some instruction and then had a "play along". The instruction on the chords was very clear. Then he went to strumming play along and strumming pattern was something he hadn't explained or covered at all and very complex. Some arpeggiation I couldn't figure out at all. That was the end of my following Brad.
     
  3. JestMe

    JestMe Student Of The Blues

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    Brad Carlton is very ... thorough and disciplined... and a great player.

    I saw him sit in on bass in a live session once. He was great on bass too... all around talented guy.
     
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  4. BoogieMan

    BoogieMan Blues Junior

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    I think many of the "educators" on Truefire are talented. In addition to the others mentioned above, I particularly like Frank Vignola (jazz), Muriel Anderson (fingerstyle), David Hamburger (jazz-blues), Corey Congilio and Jeff McErlain (licks), and Matthieu Brandt (jump blues, chords/triads). Matthieu's explanations are so concise that I've taken the time to transcribe many of his videos for easy referencing.
     
  5. Zzzen Dog

    Zzzen Dog Blues Newbie

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    All I have to say is that the sales are always so good, and I am weak. Added five more to my collection.
     
  6. piebaldpython

    piebaldpython Blues Newbie

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    $208 and 14 courses later......haha Got a new course, Down Home Boogie Blues...something like that. The other 13 were Corey Congilio and Jeff McErlain. While neither one is Griff, I use their courses to augment what I get from Griff.
     
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  7. matonanjin

    matonanjin Chubby, old guy trying to play some blues.

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    It seems it has been extended until Sept 27.
     
  8. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

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    Seems they always extend their sales and promotions
     
  9. matonanjin

    matonanjin Chubby, old guy trying to play some blues.

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    always.
     
  10. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

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    Never been sure if it's because they are successful or unsuccessful, or either
     
  11. matonanjin

    matonanjin Chubby, old guy trying to play some blues.

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    Yep. Not quite as bad for me. $175
    I got Blues Jam Survival Guide by Jeff Scheetz
    Jam Night by Andy Aledort
    and I got three from the "In The Jam" series which really look like fun.
    Two of Robben Ford's and one by Robbie Calvo.
     
  12. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

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    Now Andy Aledort is one I absolutely get lost on
     
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  13. JestMe

    JestMe Student Of The Blues

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    Piebald you have great taste!!! I picked up a few myself... including Down Home Boogie and Blues... which looks like a great though challenging course...
     
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  14. BoogieMan

    BoogieMan Blues Junior

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    I picked up that one too as well as about eight more including 1-2-3 Fingerstyle (I'm determined to harness that dang thumb of mine if it kills me). Should keep me out of trouble for a couple of weeks :LOL:. At this stage, I think an investment in learning material vs equipment makes more sense (not as much fun though!).
     
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  15. JN99

    JN99 Hang Fire

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    I have a bunch of TF courses, many I've barely looked at but that rarely if ever seems to stop me from adding to my collection. This sale seems well timed to coincide with my newfound interest in acoustic and fingerstyle blues. It's like they know... o_O
     
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  16. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

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    I think I save money in the long run with an all access membership, you usually get on sale for $99.00
     
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  17. matonanjin

    matonanjin Chubby, old guy trying to play some blues.

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    some in this thread have expressed an appreciation of Corey Congilio.

    Just a heads up that he is on TrueFire Live tonight at 9 PM ET. Unfortunately the lesson is titled "Modern Country Soloing" but I am still probably going to watch it. :LOL::rolleyes:
     
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  18. MarkDyson

    MarkDyson Blues Hound Wannabe

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    This. Hard for me to get excited about individual courses when I can access any of them at will. :Beer:
     
  19. JestMe

    JestMe Student Of The Blues

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    IMHO Today's country is kind of like yesterdays rock! Maybe you [and I] will enjoy it. Did you watch Rick Vito... great slide guy was live with TF today.
     
  20. chemeagle

    chemeagle Blues Newbie

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    I was thinking of some hard rock ala Angus Clark for a change of pace with some Attitude. Some of it will likely be a repeat of blues lessons I have already, but somewhere along the line things got gritty. I feel like some grit for a change. Lol. Scott