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    Default Plan to master Blues Guitar (electric)

    Hello to all,

    I started playing guitar (acoustic one)when I was in high school. However, it was not very regular. After 10-15 years of my high school now I picked up an electric guitar beginning of this year, went to some group lessons to learn some theory and scales. Then my interest turned towards blues. After changing different teachers and having very less contacts to play together. I decided to join jamplay.com.

    I see a lot of content around here. I want to learn a bit of theory because I find it intimidating to play from sheet music and tabs. I also want to master the electric blues first and (may be jazz later). I am playing 12 bar blues progression and some major, minor, pentatonic and blues scales for now.

    Too many lessons, which ones to choose, a bit confused.

    I think the basic electric blues by DJ Philip, 10 week live blues work out by Chris Liepe and some lessons from electric guitar basics from Mark Bremann would be good to start with.

    I also noticed that in this site it would be difficult to measure real progress, unless you get feedback from someone who knows better guitar than you. The progress column only shows the percentage of videos that have been watched, not the skills that have been mastered.

    Could anyone suggest me a strategic lesson plan, and ways to measure my progress?

    Best Regards,

    healzuu44

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    Quote Originally Posted by healzuu44 View Post
    Hello to all,

    I started playing guitar (acoustic one)when I was in high school. However, it was not very regular. After 10-15 years of my high school now I picked up an electric guitar beginning of this year, went to some group lessons to learn some theory and scales. Then my interest turned towards blues. After changing different teachers and having very less contacts to play together. I decided to join jamplay.com.

    I see a lot of content around here. I want to learn a bit of theory because I find it intimidating to play from sheet music and tabs. I also want to master the electric blues first and (may be jazz later). I am playing 12 bar blues progression and some major, minor, pentatonic and blues scales for now.

    Too many lessons, which ones to choose, a bit confused.

    I think the basic electric blues by DJ Philip, 10 week live blues work out by Chris Liepe and some lessons from electric guitar basics from Mark Bremann would be good to start with.

    I also noticed that in this site it would be difficult to measure real progress, unless you get feedback from someone who knows better guitar than you. The progress column only shows the percentage of videos that have been watched, not the skills that have been mastered.

    Could anyone suggest me a strategic lesson plan, and ways to measure my progress?

    Best Regards,

    healzuu44
    Hey there.

    First off, I just want to give you a shoutout for thinking so much about your planning and what you want to do. This screams to me you are actually serious about learning and won't have any problems.

    For picking up some theory, there's a really good series that we basically always recommend:
    http://members.jamplay.com/guitar/ph...vid-wallimann/

    It's a really good / quick primer, so I'd work that in.

    Your basic electric blues idea with DJ isn't a bad starting point, and the 10 week live blues course with Liepe is excellent. That course makes particular focus on using your notes effectively, couple that with the knowledge of a scale or two and you can go really far. Mark Brennan's basic series is fairly good, as is Will Ripley's as long as you don't mind a "classic rock" sound for most of the examples (which are pretty Bluesy,often).

    As far as the progress report, yeah. Generally if you want to, we recommend setting the progress manually if you want more control over what happens and when. That way you can do something along the lines of set it to 33% when you've watched it, set it to 66% when you can play the material but haven't mastered it, and set it to 100% when you've mastered it.

    Also, be sure to check out the badges. You can get some teacher feedback and verify you are doing things right.
    http://members.jamplay.com/my-jamplay/profile#badges
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbooth View Post
    Hey there.

    First off, I just want to give you a shoutout for thinking so much about your planning and what you want to do. This screams to me you are actually serious about learning and won't have any problems.

    For picking up some theory, there's a really good series that we basically always recommend:
    http://members.jamplay.com/guitar/ph...vid-wallimann/

    It's a really good / quick primer, so I'd work that in.

    Your basic electric blues idea with DJ isn't a bad starting point, and the 10 week live blues course with Liepe is excellent. That course makes particular focus on using your notes effectively, couple that with the knowledge of a scale or two and you can go really far. Mark Brennan's basic series is fairly good, as is Will Ripley's as long as you don't mind a "classic rock" sound for most of the examples (which are pretty Bluesy,often).

    As far as the progress report, yeah. Generally if you want to, we recommend setting the progress manually if you want more control over what happens and when. That way you can do something along the lines of set it to 33% when you've watched it, set it to 66% when you can play the material but haven't mastered it, and set it to 100% when you've mastered it.

    Also, be sure to check out the badges. You can get some teacher feedback and verify you are doing things right.
    http://members.jamplay.com/my-jamplay/profile#badges
    Hi jbooth,
    Thank you for your swift reply. Yes I will stick to the lessons and I am serious about it. Since, I have wasted lot of time not doing it. I will go through some theory lessons of wallimann and try Will Ripley too for basic. I have learned some basic skills and theory in group lessons as well and have been playing blues for while (12 bar rhythm and scales for now) thats why I jumped to the phase 2 lessons. Now I want to polish it and excel it. Now, the 10 week workout of blues and DJ is already keeping me busy. I try to play 30 mins a day, but some times even thats not possible. So, I would plan to watch the videos on some off hours.
    I will keep an eye on the badges and progress reports, thanks again.
    healzuu44

 

 

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