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  1. Rock Hits were definitely Gibson. There was varying quality of the learning material, but the lessons were pretty good. Steve Krenz has The Song Hits which parallels the L&M Guitar Course.
  2. Yeah, sometimes you just have to stop thinking about the chord and start playing it. I have been practicing a new song with some new chords down the neck. I try to play the chord progression I am learning, and I stumble quite a bit. If I try to play along to the video of the song with the artist which is faster I can actually hit the chords fairly clean. Do not fear learning new chords. You will never say to yourself "I wish I didn't learn all these chords". Every chord is a new challenge. Practice and repeat.
  3. Get really close to the fret with your barre. You should use the side of your finger for the barre. You can pull back and down slightly on the neck. Don't squeeze with your thumb.
  4. Dusty Hill, bassist for iconic rock group ZZ Top, dies at 72 (nbcnews.com) ZZ Top would not be the same without Dusty's big bass.
  5. Well I don't know about the space, but you should definitely invest in an audio interface, DAW, and maybe a microphone. The interface should have at least 2 inputs. Mine has 2x2, but you can only use 2 channels at a time. You can also get a free version of Pro Tools for you DAW. Pro Tools First doesn't have all the tracks of the full version, but it is more than capable of recording quality guitar tracks and a lot more.
  6. Confused by Modes? Master them TODAY (Steve Stine LIVE Guitar Lesson)
  7. Randy120

    Modes

    I have been playing that form over the last year. I watched this lesson a long time ago, but this time it made more sense to me.
  8. Beginners amps. Any favorites? 14 Best Beginner Guitar Amps of 2021
  9. I would definitely stop in for a visit.
  10. @Sandman 136 Yes it is absolutely normal. You need to put those worries behind you now. Every new skill you learn will be awkward at first. You are learning numerous skills at the same time. Thanks to Steve's course I can play all the first position chords with my eyes closed. It seems natural, and I really understand why they work. I also can add variations by changing the fingering a little. But this came over a long period of time and daily practice. As Diane stated do not spend a lot of time on Session 1 because it is just an introduction. You have much to do. Keep a positive attitude. Playing guitar isn't easy. Practice slow to play fast. Don't stare at your hands all the time. Don't worry about mistakes. Don't strive for perfection. Watch the lesson. Practice with the book. Practice with the workout. Practice some more. Move on when you understand the material and can play maybe 80% accurate. Don't give up if you hit a plateau, or are struggling with a skill. Try something else for a while.
  11. How Many Watts Do You Really Need? (sweetwater.com)
  12. It takes as long as it takes. Can you do focused practice with the course everyday? Then you will make progress. If you don't it takes a long time. L&M Guitar is a focused college level music course. You can go far with the material. You will be a guitar player long before you finish the course. I am one of the early L&M crew. I have only seen 1 person finish the course in a year. But could they play well? I can't say because they never shared recordings. It is easy to go through the material, but the master part is harder. You are supposed to watch the lesson, work the material, workout with the skill for every session, and that is a lot of work. Don't forget the bonus materials. You have to play for fun too.

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