KevlaUK

Hey guys/Tyler

I am enjoying the course so far. Firstly a massive thanks to Tyler for setting this up! I love the style of videos he makes makes and how his personality shines through. It makes the learning process really fun! 

Beginner Course

 Yesterday I went through the beginner section. I found I was familiar with most of the concepts/techniques but it was great to go through it and just see some little areas where I fall short such as how I hold a pick and how I change chords. So big help there!

Music Theory

I have moved onto music theory. This is an area I lack in and actually I am terrible at knowing/memorising and using scales so I was looking forward to learning from Tyler/MusicIsWin. I enjoyed the first part of the chromatic scale lesson where Tyler gave a breakdown of the scale and its use. 

But then I was shocked that the next lesson was just a 45second video of Tyler playing the scale at 60bpm! Woah wait a minute here! I still yet do not know how to play a scale. What about my wrist movement? What position should my hand be in as i go up and down the scale? Should it be fingertips the whole time? Anyways I worked on the scale on my own and so far have managed to get the scale up to 52bpm but I have no clue if my technique is correct as there hasn't been any instruction on it. 

Also the chromatic scale lessons say "see PDF handout" or "refer to the minor pentatonic attachments" but I can't see anything. Any update on this?

Then today I was looking forward to the next step in using the chromatic scale but then I was majorly disappointed with the "using chromatic notes" lesson as Tyler, though does some lovely playing, just speaks a load of music theory knowledge and I honestly have no clue to what he is talking about. None of this basic music theory has been explained so far in the course so I am a little lost tbh. 

Overall

Overall I am enjoying the lessons but I feel there is a lot of gaps that could be filled with information/other lessons per video. The lessons seem to just take a huge leap and assume the learner knows certain skills/information already which unfortunately I do not. Thats kinda why I am here, to learn that stuff. 

Hope thats helpful! I know you have just got it up and running and that you have a lot of faith in this, So I would love to stick it out and see this site developed. I am just feeling a little lost right now with these gaps. Thanks!

 

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DerekD1Z
I'm having that same feeling of something's missing. I have basic music theory knowledge down. I'm pretty comfortable playing The scales. The problem I'm having is actually playing with a metronome, and there's no lesson on it.
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musiciswin

Thanks for the feedback, guys! I will be adding weekly content based on feedback just like this to make the platform the best it can be, so I really appreciate your honesty and will look forward to making improvements. Look out for the weekly email I'll be sending on Tuesdays with information about new content and other Guitar Super System news.

Best,
Tyler

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Boothy
Hi Tyler,

The content of the site is great - there's loads of information up here for players of any level.  However, I'd prefer if there was a "path" for the content - such as there is in the Guitar Super System courses.  I've got a couple of these already and they each set out some scales (not too many at once) triads, etc before moving on to another lesson.  It would be good to have some structure such as this so that users can feel like they're progressing thorugh the basics, then intermediate, then more advanced topics rather than just having everything in one place (i.e. all scales).

Also, it would be great if you could include some context for things such as scales, chords, techniques etc (i.e. either licks or references to specific songs) which would help to remember them.  Admittedly I haven't gone through everything so that may already be there.

Cheers,
Nathan
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MrQuiggles1194
Boothy wrote:
Hi Tyler,

The content of the site is great - there's loads of information up here for players of any level.  However, I'd prefer if there was a "path" for the content - such as there is in the Guitar Super System courses.  I've got a couple of these already and they each set out some scales (not too many at once) triads, etc before moving on to another lesson.  It would be good to have some structure such as this so that users can feel like they're progressing thorugh the basics, then intermediate, then more advanced topics rather than just having everything in one place (i.e. all scales).

Also, it would be great if you could include some context for things such as scales, chords, techniques etc (i.e. either licks or references to specific songs) which would help to remember them.  Admittedly I haven't gone through everything so that may already be there.

Cheers,
Nathan


I agree with this. I enjoyed the lesson structure of the Guitar Super System courses when I purchased them on Udemy. Perhaps you can add in a recommended lesson structure pdf somewhere on your page that is geared towards our own personal skill level. A little nitpicky I know but it would be nice addition so we wouldn't have to figure out a lesson structure for ourselves and instead spend more time playing guitar.
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musiciswin
Hi Boothy,

I've just revamped the website experience based on feedback from yourself and others regarding a similar "course-style" lesson format. You can now check out the various curriculums in a style you're used to in my Guided Curriculums section. There will also be a Choose Your Destiny section, which is the searchable style I built Guitar Super System as initially. Please let me know how you like it and I appreciate your support!
Best,
Tyler
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Boothy
That's awesome, thanks Tyler - I really appreciate the work you're putting into this.
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Green567

to add to this, some minor feedback: I think the Music Theory section would already improve if you'd simply place the currently 2nd video in the list from top to bottom (which is the one with the playing examples) after students have seen and learned about the 7 modes, why 3 notes per strings are great, and how scales differ from modes. If people are a bit like me, we will try to learn/see/do one video after another. Currently, the playing examples come too soon I think.

 

That's all for now :-)

 

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