Guitar Noises #35: September 29, 2023
This is a fantastic recommendation! Real instruction at a bargain basement price ($300?!). This program is going to pay massive dividends to those dedicated enough to undertake it.
I signed up a week ago, and have been flying through the five available modules to get an overview of how the curriculum is taught, and get a sense of direction before I dig in, in earnest. It is humbling to realize just how much you don't know. Previewing the curriculum has shown me what the massive gaps in my current playing ability and knowledge are, but also has given me hope that I can address those gaps. This program is the roadmap to fill them.
NOTE: You can't see the material for the units without passing the theory quiz at the beginning of each unit. I'm a music theory nerd so the past few years of learning jazz music theory paid off. I was able to pass the theory quizzes with few problems. But those quizzes were no joke! Joe really means for you to learn the theory.
There is so much to love about this program. I love how the "full fat" version of theory is taught, not some dumbed-down version. I love how the theory you learn each week is immediately applied to the fretboard, to integrated the theory concepts with actual playing. I love that technique and rhythm guitar is emphasized just as much as improvisation. I love the no nonsense, "let's do the work" attitude. This is the first time I've felt I can see a clear, methodical path to move from intermediate-ish to advanced player.
This program definitely feels like a college-level curriculum design to prepare you to work at the professional level. I'd say at the lower levels (Levels 1 & 2), a unit per week is doable, but will require 1-1.5 hours per day, everyday. At the higher levels (Levels 3-5), I don't see how you could get through all the material in each unit in the span of a week without 2 or even 3 hours of practice each day.
Can't thank you enough for making me aware this program exists. Looking forward to working through the curriculum over the next two years.
Great recommendation, thanks Paul!