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Beginner Blues Riffs – Related Lessons
If you have my photo, it was taken in 1965 – I am the front singer. I have never picked a guitar up until last Christmas 2013.
I think the Strumming Lessons are BRILLIANT – the lessons are easy to follow and I really enjoy it when you go into your riffs.
Keep up the excellent work for us beginners.
Colin, your persona on this DVD is that of a very serious teacher with a very good SENSE OF HUMOR. You are very direct with your ideas and very understandable with your directions ‘Practice Practice Practice’ BUT have fun doing so.
I am having a lot of fun. Your strum patterns are terrific and very helpful and as they say timing is everything but location helps a lot also. Your DVD is chock full of guitar info and is too much to talk about here, just let me say “Thank You” for giving me a very clear path to follow and well explained instructions to keep me moving forward.
And I will ‘Keep on Strummin’
Hi Colin, The Ultimate Blues Course: Stage 1 – Chords is amazing & has definitely made me a better player.
I’m an intermediate & kind of stuck. I have some of your other lessons & have benefited from them all. Sometimes not enough time. I play golf, fish, woodwork, & even make guitars but I love playing the guitar. You are a great teacher & your music professor you talked about taught you very well.
About my playing before I got your lesson – I was frustrated, discouraged, stuck but now am kind of re-energized & really want to learn. When can we expect the stage 2-Scales?
I have always struggled with the scales & have always wanted to play lead & solos. I have some of your lessons now & can definitely see a difference. I am definitely having more fun doing it now. I was pretty discouraged before for quite awhile. I am doing much better now thanks to your great lessons.
It goes without saying that Colin and Jonathan are great instructors. I grab my guitar as time allows (At least 1/2 hour daily but most of the time longer) and I have realized that it takes time as well as understanding. But all the time is good. Knowing the guitar and how to play are more than just hands on which is why I have come to respect ‘Guitar Theory’. The classroom is always needed.
I have purchased Strumming & Improvising lessons from Colin. And the Scales Patterns, I IV V, and Barre Chord lessons from Jonathan. I have been working through them all. I can feel them coming into place (Rome wasn’t built . . .) But I will say that now that I have a better understanding of Strumming, I also have a better understanding of what bars are, 1e+a etc. So now the songs are making more sense. Kinda like a light turning on . . .
I have and will always recommend both Colin and Jonathan’s lesson’s to all who can appreciate clear, step by step lessons, both written and verbal, from those who have clearly shown an appreciation for the instrument. Keep the lessons coming! Thanks to both of you.
Hi Colin, I really enjoyed Essentials of Strumming and Rhythm Guitar. You are a great teacher, I got a lot out of the course and I love mixing the strumming patterns and coming up with cool sounding stuff. I just bought your new 30 Beginner Blues Riffs course and I’m learning a lot from that as well,you make learning guitar fun.
I’m sticking with the Riff Ninja, you are awesome, great humor. I’m also a Riff Ninja member, lots of great stuff there also. Keep on Rockin!
Colin, this course does exactly as described and has made a huge difference to my ability to strum and keep rhythm within a count.
I have been playing what I thought was rhythm for many years, but now I can hear the beat, it is no longer random. It does not take long through your method of teaching to understand what makes and sounds like an excellent rhythm.
Your patterns are printed and on my wall and are the first thing I practice. Many thanks indeed!
I have reviewed the materials and I am returning to study more in detail. I understand most of what is presented, now I want to begin practicing. I would suggest that each of the 20 different strums be played as a jam session for students to play along with. I believe this course will help me become a much better player.
I am 55 years old, and started playing guitars 5 years ago. My first instructor told me he was going to give me some theory, and I balked: Don’t give me theory! Show me how to play this thing!
Looking back, I realize how naive I was. I am so far ahead of the guy who first showed me how to play my first chord five years ago, because I have taken the time to learn some theory. Colin Daniel is my fourth internet instructor, and I would have to say the best. Plus, he’s Canadian like me! Go BC!
I have to take a bow to Marty Schwartz and Justin Sandercoe, I’ve learned tons from them, but Colin knows how to drill right down to what’s important, with by far the best video production quality I’ve seen, and an absolutely superb course book, Colin is a total perfectionist with this course. My theory knowledge is really starting to crystallize now; if only my clumsy fingers could keep up with my understanding! Great work.
I am enjoying Essentials of Strumming and Rhythm guitar course. I have also purchased courses from Jonathan. I am 69 and have been working at my music for the past two years, I play for myself and anyone who wants to listen to me, having fun and learning more everyday. Thanks Colin.
I enjoyed the course, how it shows different strumming and rhythm patterns. In that case I have improved. Although I still struggle with how to count out the tempo and which strum pattern should be used. Maybe this will come with time, or you can go more into depth on these subjects. Not all songs I struggle with, I think its more the tempo thing than anything else. All in all its been a good experience thxs, Mike
You opened my eyes a bit more to the “big picture” when it comes to fitting all I have watched and tried together to make more sense. Thanks!
I learned so much in the DVD set, and the book really was very useful. You do not need to turn on the video after watching it for three times, I just do my strumming practice through the accompanied book. Maybe in a couple of weeks this will be in the shelf. Thanks, my money was well spent in this series.
I haven’t yet started with the Blues Chords course… first I gotta finish the Early Rock’n’Roll course.
I’m loving it… but it takes me ages to get those riffs up to your speed… especially with “Let Me Love You Baby’… I’m practicing hours every day; slowly getting there… and improving immensely.
I have been playing only about a year and a half and it’s a late start for me; 65 years old. I love your teaching.
I’m really looking forward to beginning the Blues course…
I am a 52 year old guitar nut that really just plucked around for years. I recently picked up a Les Paul Epiphone and got serious. Practice hours everyday and struggled a bit until I saw your videos on u tube. Man it just clicked, your methods and attitude I really like. Thanks for the inspiration and tips. God speed my friend.
Awesome rhythm & strumming course! You kept it simple and straight forward with some added touches. Very cool! It truly has helped me as a rhythm guitarist and a solo musician. Your format (the 3 screen) and honest approach really was a great help.
This seasoned guitarist benefited richly – it was worth every penny, but continue to keep them affordably priced. I highly recommend this course for everyone who plays guitar… electric or acoustic. Keep’um coming!! Hey how about a course for modern popular chord progressions – acoustic as well as electric!
Thanks Colin… you rock man!
I’ve been playing guitar, on and off, for 30+ years. I hit a rut after a few years and never really advanced in my ability – that is until I became a Riff Ninja member. Although I’m pretty good with strumming patterns, the video has helped me a lot with my timing. The online lessons have really filled in the gaps in my theory knowledge.
I’ve improved more in the past couple months than I have in over 20 years.
Thanks Colin, you’re an outstanding instructor!
I took lessons in the early 90′s for four years from a very good instructor who taught a lot of theory, music reading, rhythm and improvisation. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I put the guitar down and didn’t pick it up again until this year.
Your instruction was entertaining, fun and a basic review of things I use to know. Now that I have retired I am keen to master this beautiful instrument. I like your style and will likely pick up another course from you. It was surprising easy to learn LaBamba!!!
I have been really impressed with this course. I started taking lessons just before my 61st birthday and for the first year thought I would never get beyond basic variations of Up-Down strumming. This course has taken me way beyond that. I am now even “hearing” strum patterns to some of my favorite songs when I listen to the radio/iPod. Thanks Colin! Great Course!
The Blues Chords course is wonderful. I am not an accomplished player. I have no aspirations of performing; I play to relax and decompress after work. I simply love playing the gee-tar to jam tracks. My goal is to eventually play the chord I hear in my mind. Sort of intuitively throw down the chord that “fits”. Playing open major “cowboy chords” gets a bit dry at times.
The 7th chords in this course really add spice to any chord progression; sometimes they don’t always resolve perfectly in the progression… but they work and sound “cool” to my ear. For example, I will play a B7 when B major is called for. It works and, for me, it’s easier to play for some reason. The course immediately exposes you to bar chords which in my mind is extremely important. A bit tough at first, but the hand strength eventually comes around and you can get them to ring clear as long as you work at it. Still struggling with bar chord changes, but in time I’ll conquer it.
The course is chock full of information, very organized, and is easy to digest. You still need to work at it; no magic pill here…you need to take it out of the fret board. If you have some music theory, you’ll get the chording principles even quicker. All in all, an excellent, enjoyable course.