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KevSumac

Member Since 21 Sep 2011
OFFLINE Last Active Nov 22 2011 02:00 PM
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In Topic: PlaneTalk?

22 September 2011 - 07:59 AM

View PostKirk Lorange, on 21 September 2011 - 06:51 PM, said:

Hi, KevSumac ... I'm the author. The title is a bit of a play on words. The lesson is delivered in comic strip format. I have the guy who knows and the guy who doesn't know trapped together on a long plane trip. They discuss the workings of music and the guy who knows reveals the simple 'trick' to making sense of it all. Plane Talk ... the conversation on the plane.

Probably not the smartest title from a marketing point of view but it did make you wonder, didn't it?

Gotcha......grammar is kinda my thing and the Internet is absolutely flooded with poor grammar....and I'm not just talking about lol's and the like. Digging the site so far.

In Topic: Where to start? What kind of guitar should I get?

21 September 2011 - 10:25 AM

I'm going to take this in a different direction. What kind of guitar? Middle of the road I say. Regardless if it's nylon, acoustic, or electric, get something in the middle of the road. Don't buy a $99 guitar as it will be junk, hard to play and won't stay in tune. If you don't stick with playing you'll do well to give it away. Conversely, don't run out and buy a $1000+ guitar. Sure it'll probably have fantastic playability and darn sure better stay in tune, but if you don't stick with playing guitar and try to sell it later you'll take a hit on it because it's now used. Get something in the $250 - $500 range. Plenty of quality guitars in that range and you should be able to get half of what you paid for it if you try to sell it later provided you take care of it. And if this guitar playing sticks, you can always step up later. Just trying to give some practical advice.

In Topic: Gibson learn and master guitar series?

21 September 2011 - 08:58 AM

Had it and sold it on Ebay. Didn't care for it. The problem with most packaged guitar lessons is the content. All will teach the basics and there will be songs taught to help reinforce these basics and to get you playing. Here's the problem. The makers of these lessons do not want to pay royalties to musicians for using their songs in the lessons. Therefor the songs in the lessons are really old public domain songs. This set you are looking at taught Bethoven's "Ode to Joy", the Star Spangled Banner, etc, you get the idea. If this doesn't bother you, go for it. Personally, I wanted more contemporary songs in the lesson plan.