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Old 04-08-2019, 07:52 PM   #1
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Hey anybody tried yousician? I play rythm but wanting to learn some lead... Curious if anybody tried it and what they thought
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Old 04-09-2019, 12:11 AM   #2
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Guess I get to Guinea pig it
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:38 AM   #3
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I have not tried them. Do you already know some stuff and are just wanting to expand to lead?
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:21 AM   #4
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I tried it for a couple of months along side taking actual lessons.

I think it is helpful for learning the fretboard fingering techniques and picking. I didnít keep up with it long enough to tell how much Iíd learn long term. That was a couple of years ago.

Iím still taking in-person lessons.


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Old 04-09-2019, 06:52 AM   #5
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I tried it for piano. If you already have some fundamentals or can already play, you may find it too slow to be enjoyable. You cannot skip ahead, or at least I couldn’t.
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Old 04-09-2019, 07:11 AM   #6
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There are a ton of people you can subscribe to on YouTube that do all types of lessons
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Old 04-09-2019, 10:31 AM   #7
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YouTube "lessons" I've seen have been terrible...
I am a decent rythm player but I'm wanting to learn more theory and some lead/fretboard stuff...

I think I'm gona bail on myoutdoortv and subscribe to this instead
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Old 04-09-2019, 01:19 PM   #8
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I'm in a similar situation as you.
But, I take private lessons once a week and spend a lot of time on youtube.
Not familiar with yousician.

Let us know how it goes.
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Old 04-09-2019, 01:21 PM   #9
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How much does it cost and can multiple people use it? Like if I'm advanced and want to work on lead stuff, can my boys log on and start from the beginning?
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Old 04-09-2019, 01:23 PM   #10
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I saw one called Guitar Tricks that looked interesting. Not really wanting to spend $20 a month though.
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:17 PM   #11
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If you can pick out 'Old McDonald Had a Farm' then you are playing by ear. Just practice repeating it on different areas of the neck. You're then set to repeat what you like to hear.
Following that is getting a copy of Pentatonic scales which will teach you the art of finger memory and assist you in picking out what you want to hear.
Google A minor/ C major Pentatonic and see if you can come up with a chart to print.
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:49 PM   #12
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Old 04-09-2019, 08:40 PM   #13
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If you can pick out 'Old McDonald Had a Farm' then you are playing by ear. Just practice repeating it on different areas of the neck. You're then set to repeat what you like to hear.
Following that is getting a copy of Pentatonic scales which will teach you the art of finger memory and assist you in picking out what you want to hear.
Google A minor/ C major Pentatonic and see if you can come up with a chart to print.

Yep, Bill. When I was a kid, I wanted to learn how to play guitar. There were no instructors in my home town though. The internet didn't exist. But I had the most advance technology of the day - a cassette player with a pause button. I'd listen to a few notes of a song at a time, hit pause, and eventually find all the notes on the fretboard. I'd slowly piece the song together that way. I had no other options. But it turned out to be a great skill to develop. The more songs I learned by ear, the easier it got to learn new songs. I began to recognize chord progressions and patterns on the fretboard that were common among multiple songs. Years later, I learned some theory and found out those were called scales.

We're playing some music Thursday night this week. My son is an awesome player, way better than I'll ever be. But I needed to learn the 2nd guitar lead in Soulshine (Allman Brothers) so we can play that together. I used the pause button on YouTube this afternoon and figured it out. Just took an hour or less to get it fairly well figured out. I'm not a great lead player, but it'll work.


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Old 04-09-2019, 09:03 PM   #14
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Yep, Bill. When I was a kid, I wanted to learn how to play guitar. There were no instructors in my home town though. The internet didn't exist. But I had the most advance technology of the day - a cassette player with a pause button. I'd listen to a few notes of a song at a time, hit pause, and eventually find all the notes on the fretboard. I'd slowly piece the song together that way. I had no other options. But it turned out to be a great skill to develop. The more songs I learned by ear, the easier it got to learn new songs. I began to recognize chord progressions and patterns on the fretboard that were common among multiple songs. Years later, I learned some theory and found out those were called scales.

We're playing some music Thursday night this week. My son is an awesome player, way better than I'll ever be. But I needed to learn the 2nd guitar lead in Soulshine (Allman Brothers) so we can play that together. I used the pause button on YouTube this afternoon and figured it out. Just took an hour or less to get it fairly well figured out. I'm not a great lead player, but it'll work.

Soulshine - YouTube
Don't forget the pinkie!
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Old 04-09-2019, 09:05 PM   #15
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Don't forget the pinkie!
I'm using it in there a few times. Just not moving it a lot, so it's hard to tell.
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