importance of SWS!!

Discussion in 'SWS Questions' started by Cyberthrasher_706, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. MikeS

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    giayank, I've had SWS since it came out and I found that it really made a difference in my ability to improvise. Unfortunately, unlike you, I've allowed myself to be distracted and I have not gotten back to finish it. Your comments have reminded me that I need to get back and work on SWS more.
    Thanks.
     
  2. TonyS

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    Excellent point  :)
     
  3. drblues

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    Well, you guys just helped me with my next purchase-gonna order it next week [smiley=beer.gif]
     
  4. TonyS

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    You won't be disappointed
     
  5. vashondan

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    Whole heartedly agree!
     
  6. giayank

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        I still feel after using SWS for couple months that it has been the single most help to my improvisational skills. I also use BBG and BGU . The other courses help me to play a formated blues song. They help me to know chord changes and some of the theory of how they work . But the SWS course takes it to a new level. I'm adding stuff to my solo's now that I never knew I had the ability to play . All the time having more fun than ever. I find the course to be easy to understand but will take yrs to master. [smiley=beer.gif]
     
  7. rikbrooks

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    I'm working through SWS now. I have to say I really enjoy it.
     
  8. MikeS

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    SWS definitely jump started my playing, but after a while you will find that you want to expand your repertoire because your solos based on SWS start sounding alike.
    Don't get me wrong. I have it and I love it, but you will want to add other skills to your tool kit too.
     
  9. giayank

    giayank Just another day in paradise

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    MikeS I agree with you. on it's own it's not a complete course.Or Rather a complete music type on it's own . Coupled with the other blues courses Bgu in particular it seemed to round out my playing. I added some ad lib and I also grounded to the traditional form. Really helped me to move in and out of the basic form I had been playing. On it's own I would say not complete coupled with other courses very helpfull.
     
  10. MikeS

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    +1
     
  11. daveg

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    tony: I've been working through it for a couple of weeks and you will definitely NOT be disappointed. There is such a variety of Blues styles in the course and as I said elsewhere, P. 43 and following helped me to understand a lot about moving around the neck. Love this course!!!
     
  12. daveg

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    *** That is, a LOT compared to what I knew about it before, which wasn't much. :) Still have so far to go, but that's what's so sweet about all of this, I can spend whatever years of life I have left and never tire or get bored with this.