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LEARN GUITAR BOOKS AND VIDEO
The LEARN GUITAR BOOKS AND VIDEO are a easy-to-follow and unique system from guitar teacher Justin Moss. Individually crafted lessons teach you how to become the guitar player you want to be! Open Chords, Barre Chords, Music Reading, Strumming, Theory, Riffs, Scales, Arpeggios, Guitar tab, Fingerstyle, licks, theory and song writing - learn it all while advancing your skills on the guitar. Theory lessons including Major and Minor scales, harmonisation, Chord Construction, Song Structure and using the circle-of-fifths. Covers all styles including Blues, Jazz, Rock and Contemporary.
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You can order the book from your favourite retailer - either a print book or Kindle edition from Amazon.
Once you have the book refer to the accompanying video lessons available on youtube.
Yes, the Beginner's Course takes you right from the beginning - presuming you have never even touched a guitar before.
I personally recommend a nylon-string acoustic guitar for beginners. They are softer on tender fingers, and easier to press the strings down with. If you have very small hands, then a steel-string guitar may be a better option, but your hands will stretch as you learn. Best thing is to go visit your local shop and talk with the representatives an get their advice. Don't buy the cheapest option either, always go up a couple of notches.
Yes, it does cover tuning the guitar. I usually recommend to new players to purchase an electronic tuner (about $45), as it takes quite a while for the ear to develop. Then you tune the guitar manually, and use the tuner to test yourself. After a while you start to get better and tuning and eventually you are able to manually tune easily.
You can use these courses on either electric or acoustic guitar. When starting out on the guitar, acoustic and electric styles are identical. It is only much later, when all the fundamentals have been learned, that the two styles can split, for example into electric rock, or acoustic fingerstyle.
The Courses cover "modern" guitar ideas. With modern, it thoroughly covers strumming, picking, arpeggio and fingerstyle guitar - examples of songs that are fingerstyle but in a modern way would be Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton or Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin. The Beginners Course includes "Greensleeves" which is a classical piece, as well as other fingerpicking ideas, and the Intermediate Course builds on these fingerstyle pieces more with some jazz, contemporary and other ideas.
The Courses are suitable for children from about 10yrs. It is important to remember that any "self-teaching" process requires diligence and regular (every day!) practice - which is a step kids sometimes miss i.e. they presume that a couple of minutes here and there will make them a guitar player, which is unfortunately, not correct - 20mins daily is much better.
If you are already quite good at some basic skills, but still looking for more, you probably need some "structured" form of learning to give you the proper foundations.
With your learning, a good question is how good is your knowledge of open chords... does the same apply to Barre Chords? The Beginners Course takes people right from the start, so a lot of it may be very easy for you, but also might fill in some gaps in your knowledge.
If you are good at Barre Chords then the Intermediate Course might suit better with its extensive theory lessons and songwriting ideas.
My teaching style teaches you skills and techniques as opposed to songs - you can then use the skills to play any song you like.
You need to focus on a direction or goal.
As an example example, I personally play 3 different gigs:
1) Acoustic duo - all songs designed to be played well and performable on a single guitar.
2) Solo performance, i.e classical and mellow songs to play at weddings and anniversary's
3) Rock band. Electric based performance with modern rock songs.
Each different type of gig has its own pieces and skills required - you need to ask yourself what are you aiming for? i.e. just to play at a campfire, or join a band?
But having a firm goal is a great idea.
Yes, the course is suitable for left-handers. You learn the guitar in exactly the same manner as right-handers. The chord diagrams etc are a "mirror" image, but you soon get used to it. 99.99% of printed material (from any course etc) is in right-handed format, and I have plenty of leftie guitar students who have no problems.
The courses are available from Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, iBooks and other major ebook retailers. Amazon offer the print version of the course book.
See below lessons and links to accompanying VIDEO lessons (available on Youtube).
See Videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/fingersoffireguitar/
Session 1 - Lesson 1 - The Chromatic Scale
Session 1 - Lesson 2 - C-Major Scale Pattern 1
Session 1 - Lesson 3 - Power Chords
Session 1 - Lesson 4 - Pentatonic Scales
Session 1 - Lesson 5 - Lead techniques
Session 1 - Lesson 6 - Power Chord Blues
Session 2 - Lesson 1 – Chord Construction
Session 2 - Lesson 2 – Let’s start constructing some chords
Session 2 - Lesson 3 – Minor Chords
Session 2 - Lesson 4 – Sevenths & Major-Sevenths
Session 2 - Lesson 5 – Minor-Sevenths
Session 2 - Lesson 6 - Using our Chord Construction for Songs
Session 2 - Lesson 7 – Natural Minor Scales
Session 2 - Lesson 8 – Song Construction
Session 3 - Lesson 1 – Scales
Session 3 - Lesson 2 – A Return to the Blues
Session 3 - Lesson 3 – Fingerpicking
Session 3 - Lesson 4 – Arpeggio Work
Session 3 - Lesson 5 – More work for the left hand
Session 4 - Lesson 1 – C-Major Scale Pattern 3
Session 4 - Lesson 2 – Developing the Blues Shuffle Rhythm Further
Session 4 - Lesson 3 – Fingerpicking
Session 4 - Lesson 4 – Arpeggio’s
Session 5 - Lesson 1 – Scale Work
Session 5 - Lesson 2 – How about some Jazz?
Session 5 - Lesson 3 – True Blues in E
Session 6 - Lesson 1 – C-Major Scale Pattern 5
Session 6 - Lesson 2 – Songwriting
Session 6 - Lesson 3 – The Circle of Fifths
Session 6 - Lesson 4 - Blues for Sam
Session 7 - Lesson 1 - A Quick Foray
Session 7 - Lesson 2 - Hou Day X 7
Session 8 - Lesson 1 - Truest Kind
Session 8 - Lesson 2 - The Old Ballad Song
See below lessons and links to accompanying VIDEO lessons (available on Youtube).
See Videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/fingersoffireguitar/
Session 1 - Lesson 1 - Your Guitar
Session 1 - Lesson 2 - Holding Your Guitar
Session 1 - Lesson 3 - Your Hands
Session 1 - Lesson 4 - Tuning your Guitar
Session 1 - Lesson 5 - Using the Tuning Fork to Tune your Guitar
Session 1 - Lesson 6 - Using the LEFT hand - Our first chord
Session 1 - Lesson 7 - Right Hand Technique - Strumming your Guitar
Session 1 - Lesson 8 - Fingerpicking with the Right-Hand
Session 1 - Lesson 9 - Our First Scale
Session 1 - Lesson 10 - Practice
Session 2 - Lesson 1 - Three New Chords
Session 2 - Lesson 2 - Advanced Strumming and Timing
Session 2 - Lesson 3 - Let’s Play some Songs
Session 2 - Lesson 4 - Getting Serious with our Strumming
Session 2 - Lesson 5 - New Fingerpicking
Session 2 - Lesson 6 - Summary
Session 3 - Lesson 1 - More Strumming Techniques
Session 3 - Lesson 2 - Advancing the Fingerpicking
Session 3 - Lesson 3 - New Chords
Session 3 - Lesson 4 - Using all these flash new chords
Session 3 - Lesson 5 - Reading Music
Session 4 - Lesson 1 - Summary
Session 4 - Lesson 2 – Going Crazy with Chords
Session 4 - Lesson 3 - 12 Bar Blues
Session 4 - Lesson 4 – More Music Reading - TAB
Session 5 - Lesson 1 - E-shape Barre Chords
Session 5 - Lesson 2 - A New Scale
Session 5 - Lesson 3 - New Blues
Session 6 - Lesson 1 - A–Shape Barre Chords
Session 6 - Lesson 2 - The Jazz Backing
Session 6 - Lesson 3 - Mini Lament
Session 7 - Lesson 1 - Practice Schedule
Session 7 - Lesson 2 - Theory
Session 7 - Lesson 3 - Let’s learn a new song
Session 7 - Lesson 4 – Key Signatures
Session 8 - Lesson 1 - More Strumming Ideas
Session 8 - Lesson 2 - Interesting New Chords and Ideas
Session 8 - Lesson 3 - Fingerstyle - Greensleeves
Session 8 - Lesson 4 - Introduction to Arpeggios
Session 8 - Lesson 5 - Putting it all together
Justin has taught many private students from his hometown in Hamilton, New Zealand, as well as many more throughout New Zealand and the world via his LEARN GUITAR system. Below are just some of the emails he has received about his LEARN GUITAR system:
"Justin, I viewed your DVD's and had a look through the book and am very pleased with my purchase.
I have brought 3 learn guitar DVDs and learn guitar CD's, learn guitar books, been to guitar lessons and have pretty much wasted my money and have struggled to get minimal results out of it all.
On viewing your course I have binned all the other rubbish and am finally thankful to have a true guitar teacher in my own lounge 24-7.
I just want to thank you for the enormous amount of information you teach in this course and to truly thank you for giving me the opportunity to become a guitarist!
I can now say: I play the guitar!"
"I'm really enjoying using the guitar course. Have probably learned more in 2 weeks from the book and DVD than in the last 5 years."
"I've learnt more in the first 20 minutes of this DVD than I have in a year attempting to learn from a book."
I recently purchased your guitar for beginners dvd and booklet from Ebay.
I would just like to tell you that it is with out doubt the best guitar tutorial I have seen.
I am by no means musically talented and have tried to learn guitar before both with music teachers at school and then friends after leaving school. I never made any progress and gave up very quickly having not learnt anything on each occasion.
Using you learning package I have made progress from day one. Each lesson is very well laid out, well explained and easy to follow. I used to find the guitar very frustrating but now I look forward to practacing it as I can see improvement everytime and am actually learning things.
Thanks for putting out such a great product, I definitely recommend it to any one who wishes to learn guitar.
"Well presented and packed with information. The best value for money for music tuition I have seen in a long time."