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Beginner Blues Riffs – Related Lessons
Colin, that was one of the best lessons I have watched and I have watched thousands on all the guitar sites on youtube. I am so glad I joined the Academy. The repetition and explanation of what to do and why really worked for me. Thank you so much.
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.
Colin, I’ve worked through all of your lessons to this point, and am looking forward to everything that follows. I really appreciate your teaching style, and I have already learned a great deal. (I used to play a bit of guitar as a teenager, and have now returned after a bit of a break – about 35 years!). What I particularly value is the balance of theory and demonstration, this is working really well for me. Many thanks.
I started to learn guitar 7 month ago at the age of 56. I want to understand music, not just play songs. I believe that I progressed a lot and I want to thank you for that (I am using diff sources, but this is clearly the best and helps to understand the other teachers better).
The Ultimate Blues course doesn’t just put the Blues together, but the whole fretboard and great theory together… all while focusing on Blues application. Just spectacular like all of Colin’s lessons! I always learn something new and useful. PICK UP the ULTIMATE BLUES COURSE!!
Hi Colin: I am really having a lot of enjoyment with your courses: Ultimate Blues, Beginner Blues Riffs, Guitar Improvising Secrets. At 75 I am slower as you mentioned but Oh, man, the Scales, the climbs and passing notes have opened up a whole new world for me. I am working hard around two hours minimum per day and really enjoying it. Thank you so much for all you do. Please say HI to Riley!
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.
Hi Colin, I have gone through the Essentials of Strumming & Rhythm Guitar course, and I’m very pleased with my progress.
Even though I can play the guitar it gave me different ideas of how to plan out for different songs.
Congratulations on putting together a very good course.
Counting and explaining the rhythms is super helpful. I really like how you lay out several examples of how various chord progressions are used in various styles of music.
You have shot your self in the the foot this time 😉
This course is so complete, I will never have to buy another. There is so much information, theory and knowledge in it, that your teachings can be adapted to any other style of music.
I knew how to play, yet only did what I was shown. I didn’t know why. Now I can break down any song or even write one. Scales?? What was that??….before.
Colin, you are the best teacher I ever had.
I can’t wait for Stages 3 & 4
I loved the rhythm ‘n riffs course and would love to get the tabs or a quick video lesson on the riff u use at the home screen of DVD 2. It’s really catchy. I am also waiting to get stage 3 of your blues course. Thanks
Thank you Colin. I have picked up the guitar again after 40 years of “life got in the way”. I am 58 and my hands don’t always work as well as I would like but I will persevere.
I enjoy your method of teaching, it is more like sitting down with a friend that is willing to share than a teacher teaching. I like being able to replay the lesson as many times as it takes to get things right and not have the teacher get frustrated. You are clear, concise, and interject so many extras that it far exceeded my expectations for lessons.
Keep up the excellent work and many thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.
I am 74 yrs old and have 2 masters degrees in music and have played professionally most of my life on drums. I have been working on guitar off and on for the last 3 or 4 yrs. I haven’t had the blues scales course long enough to evaluate my progress. However, after working on the pentatonic scales and chromatics, I notice I am more adept at adding in 2 or 3 note fills at the end of phrases. I attend an East Coast gathering of 89 guitar players every April and have a strong desire to play more than just chords. The Blues scales course is guiding me towards that goal.
I am a long time music guy, Disc Jockey and Live band member. I am NOT a guitar guy, but have always wanted to play (I play other instruments). When I found this course, after trying to forge through many others, I was very pleased! It is accurate, offers good and easily understood principles and make it easy to improve playing skills quickly. The material included in the course is relevant, and very helpful.
There’s no doubt that I’m a better player since getting the lesson. There’s a wealth of information there you just can’t get anywhere. I was stuck before & now I have a renewed interest, not to mention this stuff is very, very interesting. I have other lessons from you guys & I love them all. Thanks very much & I truly hope you keep up the good work
Hello Colin: I have been very busy moving to Las Vegas (UNLV). Currently I am practicing Rhythm & Riffs along side of Ultimate Blues courses. The reason I am doing this at this time is that the first lessons in each course is that they both cover TIMING. I am working hard on your timing lessons, as they are all important. I play along with you and apply your all of your techniques.
Your lessons are easy to follow and are clearly explained. And thanks to your teaching, I have seen marked improvement.
Continue doing what you are doing and I will follow. As I go along, I will keep you updated on my progress.
Riff (you don’t mind if I call you Riff do you?). Have 3 of your courses. All great. I am a 72 y.o. Understand theory well. Head to hands is the problem. Thinking your Essentials of Strumming & Rhythm may help. Love your teaching & wish you & yours a very Happy Christmas. Gordon
After finding your site I’ve improved more in the past 3 weeks than I have in 20+ years. Colin makes it so easy to get me to wrap my head around these theory concepts. I’ve only known bits and pieces of the puzzle for too many years but thanks to Colin he’s helping me fill in the gaps.
It’s brought back the joy to playing the guitar.
Tonight my son and I just had a fantastic free jam session for hours where I just went nuts applying everything I’ve learned in these lessons. Where are you guys located? I’d love to have some one-on-one instruction with Colin. Great stuff guys!!
I purchased this course a few years ago and since then have still been learning basics in all other areas, (and other Riff Ninja lessons) especially chord shape/muscle memory.
Well I recently purchased a guitar that I feel is more noteworthy for playing than any of the others in my collection. I also just got quite interested in the music by Neil Young since he plays Harmonica with some of his songs. While strumming along to the song with my new ‘Taylor 314-EC’ (Thank You very much) I referred back to this strumming course in which Colin included the pattern for ‘Heart Of Gold’ . . . I would like to say ‘Kudos’ to Colin.
The pattern was on the money and quite a good experience to able to play along with the song in such a competent manner. It felt great!
The best part of all is that I believe my beautiful sweet girl was also listening in on me while I was playing 🙂
Keep up the good work in providing the RiffNinja lessons. They are much appreciated!
The Ultimate Blues course! What can I say… I am only part way through and I understand musical theory to a small degree.
This course is truly informative. Colin knows what he is talking about and just as importantly he understands what it’s like to be a student so he speaks “our” language.
Buy this course with confidence and without doubt you will become a more accomplished and confident guitar player.
Thanks so very much Colin.