John Olds for Your Story is Important!

March 20, 2024

Video Transcript

Speaker: John O.

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

John O.: Hey folks, John O. here, this class was a lot of fun. It's a good place to start for anyone who's first starting to do lead work. I wish I'd actually taken it about a year ago. It's a slow pace, But the concepts are easy to work into your mind, and the slow chord progression is fun to play over many times and then connecting the boxes in different ways. Really, just test your imagination. Lots of fun. Thanks Steve.

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

John O.: In regards to the results, I've been getting combination of things. Steve's got class on buckets and how to practice how to train and working on the different buckets and combining all the knowledge a little here, a little there. I've already learned the pentatonic shapes up and down the fretboard as well as the diatonic and that's further than I've been before. Definitely the strength and conditioning, building exercises for the hands. All those are good and just the basic theory, knowledge, naming notes and strings, just really backing up from all the years that I've played to start all over again, learning from the beginning and seeing all the good stuff that pretty well missed out. So I'm enjoying it and I am progressing. My son could definitely tell a big difference from one year to the next. Thanks Steve. Yeah.

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

John O.: I've tried other websites before and I'm not gonna put them down for sure, but GuitarZoom and Steve's teaching style, at first I think I was trying to take some lessons that were beyond my ability. So having backed up and just like a lot the fact that there are so many courses, on the other hand, that can be a little confusing, finding your your path and getting on it from where you really are and being brutally honest with yourself, and if you do that, for sure, there's something here for everyone intermediate to, pro I guess the pros wouldn't need what I need, but going back and learning a lot of the beginning stuff, bringing it into my intermediate is been a great challenge. And it's all here on this, this site. Thanks Steve.

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

John O.: In comparing GuitarZoom to other alternatives. There's plenty out there and there's a lot of good courses and a lot of people just do the Youtube thing. I really get frustrated shooting around Youtube going for this or going that unless it's basically playing songs. I like, I do like to learn songs, but GuitarZoom is just much more in depth Steve's approach and all the many, many years he's got teaching and his on his ability is so far they're up there that, you can't help but learn from Steve and I appreciate everything I'm learning. Thanks Steve.

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

John O.: So the bottom line is if you're wanting to learn the guitar, learn how to play better no matter where you're at beginner, intermediate or advanced, this is a great spot to learn from, at your own pace, being able to stop and also in case you didn't know on the settings button, that you'll see when you're playing your speeds back, you can always cut the speed back to 50% play it over and over and over and over and like Steve says, if you watch a video all the way through and you get overwhelmed, just back it up and when you see something, the first two minutes, you wanna work on actually spend some time learning that and over a period of time in the repetition, you will get better, Highly recommended. Thank you.

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