The whole idea of this site is to speed up the learning process.
I started music lessons, or should I say instrument lessons, around 1st grade and proceeded through the grade school music program. At the end of that time, I felt I had been prepared to someday play in a symphony orchestra, but not much else. I didn’t see a lot of opportunity on that particular path, so I put my focus on a career in computers.
During my college days, I got my first electric guitar and took private lessons. Those lessons were valuable, but were basically a series of riffs and song excerpts to build skills and techniques. Huge pieces of understanding and ability were still missing. Along the journey, I obtained The Heavy Guitar Bible by Richard Daniels, which was ground breaking for guitar players in the 80s. Nothing like it had been published before. There were the nuts and bolts of rock, which combined with a vague recollection of a week or two of music theory from back in high school, and my music understanding took on a whole new dimension. Fortunately, with the internet, those barriers to knowledge no longer exist, if you’re diligent. The information is out there, albeit still not very well organized.
A few years ago, I decided to pick up the guitar again and re-embrace my relationship with music. So, with the wonderful internet full of lessons, books and materials, I had to figure out where I fit and what I needed to learn next. Private lessons are expensive and from my previous experience with them, they either take too long to uncover certain information, or never even get there. Plus, selecting an instructor is a hit and miss game, whether live or internet lessons, you either connect or you don’t.
Since many guitarists picked up a little here and there, often in no particular order, it is not easy for us to self identify as beginner, intermediate, advanced, or whatever. There just isn’t a standard, or a good way to find the next resource. Plus, we often don’t know what we don’t know. That realization was the glimmer of what became the Guitar Lesson page. It’s goal is:
put them in some sort of order,
with a brief overview,
and links to additional resources,
letting us quickly get back to
our passion of making music.
It turned out to be quite a project to consolidate all the information, create the illustrations, examples, scores, do the layout and organize it.
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