“Ken (James) Duren”
The tracks were fine and I hope to use them extensively.
P.S. I just bought the new release (Blues #3) by Colin. Between the two of you my playing is improving rapidly.
Wanted to let you know how much I'm enjoying your lessons... it has been 50 years since I've played, and then it was simple chords in the folk era. You have unlocked the 'beast' in me that has longed to play solo. Keep it coming!!
“Head And Shoulders Over The Rest”
I have spent a small fortune on guitar lesson on the internet. Downloads, DVD's, PDF course books - you name it and I've acquired it. All a waste of time - thin on content, poor delivery and inferior documentation.
Not now since I found JB's web site and lessons. Have downloaded three courses to date and they stand head and shoulders over the rest.
Jonathan has clearly put a lot of time in pre-planning the lessons, course books and video presentation - and it shows.
I found that jamming with the soundtracks help me improve my improvising with my riffs.
I've got a lot of work to do yet but it seems to be helping.
Hello Jonathan, I've never written to you before, but I thought maybe it was time to express my gratitude. I retired five years ago and always wanted to be able to play guitar. I stumbled around trying, but could never get anywhere. I bought Unlocking 1-4-5, Guitar Scale Patterns and 30 Blues Jam Tracks.
My reason for contacting you is to let you know what a difference its had. I only play guitar for myself and family. I immerse myself and the troubles of life disappear.
Anyway, as a beginner the most important, advancing information was your instruction to learn the pentatonic scale. Learning that scale changed everything and all advancement I've had stems from that kernel of insight.
I am having a blast with the jam tracks! Each time I play them I have a different feel about them.
I really like the changing tempos and different sounds and rhythms of each track. I have no favorites because I need to learn how to adapt to whatever is being played, with no preferences. I also like to listen to the tracks while I'm not playing... to get a feel for what I can do with them when the guitar is in my hands....
Having a blast...!
Hi Jonathan, I really don't get a chance to practice as much as I would like to. I have briefly listened to some of the Blues tracks. A few of them stood out to me, like Bad Blues, Blues Road, Up With The Blues and The Bottle.
One of these days I might be able to apply a solo of my own to them. I did get a really good deal on them anyway, buy one get one free, you really can't beat that. The bonus lesson is a plus too. I like the way you go into great detail every time with your lessons even if a person may or may not already know the details. Also the booklet with the licks or riffs printed out. Really cool stuff I would have to say.
Thanks for all the hard work, I really appreciate it.
PS Still working on those scale patterns.
I can take those background disks and I too can jam with them for hours. They are a good practice tool.
I've had the Blues Jam Tracks for a few weeks now and I think they are all great, my favorite being Bad Blues. It's good to have a selection of tracks with different styles, keys & tempos to experiment on.
My soloing has improved as a result.
The DVD could have been improved with a supplementary book, similar to the Rock Jam Tracks, but overall I am pleased with my purchase.
I am pleased with both courses.
Great for having a Rhythm backing to jam with and improve phrasing and soloing skills.
Overall a good investment. Thanks.
I have noticed, and my friends have noticed, an improvement in my playing and in my confidence. Thanks. I love music and being able to play music really brings the experience full circle.
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