Christine Pfafflin for Your Story is Important!

March 18, 2024

Video Transcript

Speaker: Christine P.

Tell us about your Guitar journey before you discovered Steve Stine and GuitarZoom.

Christine P.: Hi, I'm Christine Palin. But everybody calls me Chris. I live in Tucson, Arizona. And before that I grew up in California, I started playing guitar when I was 12. took lessons from a teacher for about a year. Got boring because I was just strumming the guitar. I played in the church at that time. but I just wasn't enjoying it. So then I got, I'm 66 now and I decided to get back to playing the guitar when I was 63. I took the Tony Pic Castro I think is his last name. internet program. And I enjoyed it tremendously. Did a lot of improv. I just liked it. I met some new friends and had a good time, but then they changed their program to where it was more like the students were helping each other and things just didn't seem the same. So I wasn't as excited or enjoyed it as much. So, a year ago I stopped taking that and thought I could do it on my own, but that didn't work well either. I then started looking around just recently and checked out all the different programs online. And I saw your Steve and it interested me. You seem to know a lot, which I'm sure you would have to. In this case, I want to be my best. I wanna be able to play in front of people. I wanna be able to play with people. I played with a friend last year and we went to some nursing homes and played some Christmas songs. I did it mainly for her because she had a bad situation where she was going through. So wanted to keep her occupied. It was very difficult for me because I'm very shy and I don't like the public eye. So it did help both of us. I needed to get out there and I'm still shy, but I did it and I can say I could probably do it again. So I worked on that with her and we had a great time. After that, I've noticed that I play too hard and don't put some emotion in my songs. So I know I have to do that. I also take on too much at one time. So I'm trying to do too many things at once, learn too many things. So then I get lost in all that and I don't know where to start again. I don't, I get to a point where I get frustrated. So I've read a few things on how to practice. I've looked at your program, how to practice. So that's my, one of my problems there. I know the fretboard somewhat. I know how to make scales and how to chart them and the pentatonic skills where, you know, you can take it and make them into scales. minors and majors and alternates and everything like that. I know how to do some emotions like Hammer-ons and sliding and all that little stuff there, but I'm just not very good at making a nice music. I, and I'm stuck because I just don't know how to plan this or how to acknowledge and move on. But I don't want to stop. I wanna learn this. I wanna know this guitar. I wanna know this fretboard. I wanna know how it all works and stop trying to do it at all at once. I really enjoy the guitar and I'm thankful for people like you out there that are willing to help us. I haven't tried any jamming. Can't say really what is the next step? I play songs. I like to do solo and finger picking. But strumming is also important to me with some good rhythm, worked on my rhythm. I've learned quite a bit on that area as well, but, finger picking decent amount, uh I need to learn more chords. So I've got a ways to go. I'm more like a

How would you describe the results you’ve seen in your personal playing and learning of the guitar?

Christine P.: I've seen tremendous results in my practicing and taking the other course before trying to start this one, I've seen, I never could do finger picking and I didn't know that much about the fretboard or the whole system. All this all comes together, scales. I've learned a lot. But I need to put it all together and see some more light bulb moments and enjoy this journey that I started. I am enjoying it, but enjoy the guitar playing part of it. So I don't feel like wasted any time. I've, I'm always learning something, try new songs and I hope to learn more, but just gonna take some time because it's not something you, there's so much to learn on the guitar. I need to learn more chords. I need to play on the metronome. There's just a lot more that needs to be done. And I know that I don't think I know at all and I'm not even close, but I want to, so not much to say in this area. But I'm proud of what I've learned and I hope that you and I can make this journey work and I can learn some more.

What was something you didn't expect from GuitarZoom that really surprised you?

Christine P.: He's very personal. And when he's doing his videos, you feel like you're right there with him, only with him and yourself. And it's just the two of you working together and you know that he's there because he tells you when he and he shows in, in the way he talks to us that he is there for us and wants us to learn and it's important to him and that makes a difference. He makes it simple, he's direct. It just surprises me how I feel like I'm just in the room with him and taking my journey and moving along. He's seems organized and well planned out everything and they're always trying to improve. I can see that seems like he's come a long way from whatever he for what he's got in his program and it's not easy to teach guitar. So because everybody's got a different learning system, a different pa path, a different way of learning. But I can relate to him. I like what he has to say and seems like I can enjoy this and I'm looking forward to it. Thanks, Steve.

If you have to compare GuitarZoom to any other alternative, what would you say?

Christine P.: When I took the course with Tony, it was more regimented like Monday was the same thing. Tuesday and Wednesday you did lick and Thursday. You did improv and, and so on and so on. So you didn't get to choose where you needed the help and where you could thrive and what you wanted to do. It was more like one choice or nothing. the head of the classes, but pretty much the whole thing was related to a, a set schedule and in here with, Steve, you can choose what you want to do what you want to learn and take it at your pace and try different things, but try to relate to yourself and where you're at and you're playing. But yes, but you could try other things and not sit there and just do a routine. It makes a big difference and expanding and moving on. I enjoyed that. So that's why I kinda quit that course I wanted to move on and do other things. And so I appreciate Steve. You've opened my world a little more and I can see the world in a different light. So let's see where this takes us. Thanks.

What would you say to someone who's thinking of signing up for a GuitarZoom Course?

Christine P.: I would tell them to give it a try. You'll like it. They're there for you. They listen to you, you can ask questions. They'll get right back to you. They want you to learn. So they're 100% involved as much as you are. it's a great program. It's got a lot of different categories in order to work on different areas. It's just a great program and, I've tried others and I know this one works so far for me, so I would give it a try. it's definitely worth it.

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