Dean Bossick for Your Story is Important!

February 15, 2024

Video Transcript

Speaker: Dean Bossick

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

Dean Bossick: Well, I really enjoyed different concepts and try and develop your improvisation. Of course, like you say, it's a long journey. No matter what, you know, you never know enough. It seems like we have to keep exploring the fretboard and developed these concepts and develop a proper mindset. And I think to store the improvisation course is another big element to add to my journey in developing my style and playing on the guitar and I think it's very well put together. I really can't see anything else at this point that you'd have to change. Thank you Steve for all that information. Any other information I've got from other great players. Thank you.

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

Dean Bossick: In my personal journey, I grew up from 11 years old playing eastern european strings on instruments that were handmade string instruments but they were two had strings of G. D. A and E. The lead instrument didn't have the E and B string. But of course I feel I'm very proficient at playing that instrument. But when I added E and B string on the guitar, whether it's electrical or acoustic presented another different challenge. It's always evolving. These courses help a lot. I think that no matter what, you know it seems like it's never enough. It seems like can always approve. I end up spending more time viewing and studying the videos and the techniques probably more often in the actual playing, which is not a good thing because you've got to keep that muscle memory too. But I do find involved the techniques and the different strategies you have to do for it. I think in my personal level I think I am growing, I wish I would have this course 50 years ago, like when I was 17 then it would have been really wonderful and I thought I could play pretty good then. But of course there's a lot of shortcuts you learn and as you get older it seems like you get more in depth with your passion about learning all the different elements, you know for a proper playing style. And of course playing along with jam tracks all that and playing with the band is always great critical movement because it's always different even when you feel you got things together on yourself playing with a group or an orchestra makes a whole different impact in your playing, learning to play with others as a group, as a team. So I hope to explore more and hope to get more opportunities to play with some really practice. I wish there was more people around that I could actually get together and play a jam with. But of course with my job working in the medical field and working different shifts, I have to squeeze things in as I go. But I find myself getting involved and up to the wee hours of the day, watching all these different courses and learning from it, of course play some piano and other instruments as well. But I really enjoyed the course. I wish we could find some more instruments like learning the saxophone and was taking violin lessons for about a year or so. I'd like to get back into that. But of course it's either you'd be really good on one instrument or your mediocre on three. So right now I've been exploring the guitar a lot more and these elements all help towards building your strategy and technical playing and learning how to combine the two. Contribute to the group or contribute to the song and being creative and not so much being a shred monster on the guitar, but I hope to keep developing and enjoying these courses and there's always something, certain things like you said, like the cage system, I need to learn more of that. I think I would have a pretty good balance of music theory. I think picking up some ideas of improvisation, I think that like the cage system and learning different patterns and moveable chords has helped me. But always got to explore more and you got to keep keep at it because what you learn one day, if you don't repeat and re do repetition of it the next following day, you can forget that too. It just gets rusty and puts back in your subconscious, so you have to keep at it to develop your skill. Thank you very much.

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

Dean Bossick: I guess what I didn't suspected from GuitarZoom was the fact of taking each element that you talked about in your courses, especially like in the improvisation about taking everything and breaking them all down. And that is something you something that needs to be done to get the full foundation. Like you said, like building a house, you have to have a strong foundation. So building the fundamentals of the different techniques are playing and being creative and developing that proper mindset. I didn't expect that of so much detail in the breakdown of that of each, you know, each technical type of skill that you need. I think that's all very good and really helps you develop the proper mind and how to be creative and how to contribute, create tribute to the, to the music. Thank you.

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

Dean Bossick: Comparing GuitarZoom courses to, some of the others. There's a couple others that are pretty good, too. I will not say the names right now, of the companies, but this is one of the probably two or three courses that I feel are pretty, pretty well established and take you through the fundamentals and everything of learning correctly and very much look forward to doing more.

Dean Bossick: Feel that GuitarZoom is very well thought out program, and if you have the opportunity that whether you're in the community or whatever, you should go for it, because if you're a serious guitar player and passionate about string instruments or whatever, all this stuff just augments everything else.

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

Dean Bossick: If you're thinking about signing up for GuitarZoom, I would say yes and say yes, yes, yes, all across the board very well thought out program. And I think the structure is very well, it's finely structured and I think each course and development of all the modules are very well thought out, and it's a very good stepwise learning process and you can learn at your own pace and take your own time and rewind or back up and go forward and, you know, and develop, develop some of the areas that you might be weaken. And the course membership is, I feel it's a very, quite generous price for everything that they offer. And Steve Stine really gets his point across to everybody, I think, and having the community is nice too, because you can talk to other people that are in the same situation that are learning whether beginnings are intermediate or advance, and you can share different ideas and stories and help answer others questions.

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