"We have been delighted with the Strathfield G4 guitar school. Our son jack who is 8 commenced this year and has gone from strength to strength. The teachers have modeled a passion for music and the guitar and have shown great patience and teaching skill. Jack has looked forward to his lesson every week. The regular practice - an important part of the G4 methodology- has seen his skills develop to the point where he will often pick up his guitar for a"jam session". We could not have asked for more than encouraging our son to enjoy making music and develop an appreciation for the guitar. We are confident that jack will continue to develop his skills and enjoyment because he had such a great start with G4. We recommend this approach and the Strathfield school very highly."
Margaret Rowe M Ed, B.A.
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"Having never played an instrument before, I was intimidated by learning one for the first time as an adult. But the infinite patience and knowledge of the instructor at Barb's G4 Guitar put me at ease and made learning a fun, stress-free, successful process!"
For some reason this Course has come along for me at the right time. New Years Resolutions – I can’t believe you are Giving it away for 10 Bucks. I thought it was like all the other courses you see online, but I thought well.... for 10 bucks, It can’t hurt to try. Very glad I did.
Answers to Yours Questions:
1. I make it my intention to pick up the guitar everyday, even if I only play for half hour. I’m starting to get some dexterity by doing the Catapillar walk (1,2,3,4, 1,2,3,4,- 4,3,2,1, 4,3,2,1)etc up and down the fretboard. But Usually its the same boring old songs.
2. I have been playing guitar for about 6 Years all up. I’ve never had a lesson and none of my friends play guitar, so its rare that I play with other guitarists. I’ve taught myself using Tabs from the internet and very sloppy chords, Power Chords and Basic Major & Minors. Haven’t quite mastered the hand reflex of Bar Chords. I can pull off some tricky, but I lack a knowledge and understanding of music, timing and structure of scales. I’m currently in a rutt, where I pick up the guitar and play the same boring songs, the wrong way because thats how I’ve learnt them. I’ve been putting off scales all these years and its only in the past 3 months I’ve actually concerntrated on learning some scales, G maj and C maj, and trying to figure out how the shapes they fit all over the fretboard. I’ve had this course for about 3 days now and started at lesson 1 and worked out that ‘d been holding the pick wrong for starters. I’ve notice I only usually pick down, a habit harder to break than I thought. I down loaded the simpsons and Flintstones theme videos and found I could play them both off by heart in about 45 mins. I felt a little rush that I haven’t felt in years, of the first time you learn to play that new song and you Nail it. That little flutter like.....Yeah!!!. As I said 3 days and I’ve barely even gotten started on this course. I’ve read most of the PDF files though, to get a grasp of what I’ll be learning, and I’m exciting about the prospects of finally learning what I’ve been putting off for years. The videos help heaps, the 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 etc and learning 2-3 Notes at a time and repeating them over and over...... well it makes sense, but I find its actually working. In the past I’ve been concertrating on awhole beat/bar. The theroy side of it, I’m still yet to learn, but the structure of this course, should work in my favour and I’m determinded to succeed.
3. Yep self teaching, but my New Year resolution was to get a teacher this year, so maybe I need some lessons to help break old habits.
I’d like to say thank you, you’ve helped me more than you know already.
for the feedback Steve (Gordon NSW Australia). He is really enjoying his lessons and getting
great enjoyment out of learning new music. It's great to have lessons
that are relevant to what kids like instead of learning music that has
no relevance. Thanks for your help.
As emailed prior to Christmas, I have started lessons at
Penrith with Michael Essery. I completed the first 2 lessons before
Christmas and start back tonight for my 3rd lesson. I am finding the
lessons very good and have got back into steady practice using the G4
practice log to record practice times. I am also keeping a more detailed
record of time spent on each skill each day. I have been trying to
teach myself the Guitar from books for the last 3 years with no success.
I found chords very difficult and ended up just learning some songs
from tabs but never got the rhythm correct. I would practice for 2
months and than stop for 2 months due to frustration. The first thing
Michael did was show me the classical position for guitar playing, which
has greatly helped with chords. I was self taught and ended up playing
with the neck below the body which restricted my wrist and made the
chords very hard to form and put a lot of pressure on my wrist. I am now
trying to start all over with this new position. I am so far very happy
with Michael's teaching. I would love to play the guitar and understand
rhythm much better, and just hope that at 60 years old I have not left
it to late.