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Beginner Blues Riffs – Related Lessons
I am working my way through your Definitive Beginners Acoustic course. That course is great and I recommend it to anyone that wants to learn guitar.
Man I can’t believe I wasted so much time roaming around those stupid free videos on u-tube trying to learn something for free and not looking you up and paying such a cheap price to learn such valuable information.
It’s really priceless…
Hi Colin, excellent lesson as always. I’ve learned more in the last week-and-a-half than in years of intermittent lessons.
Your teaching style is fantastic and I hope to be jamming along with you relatively soon in the more advanced stuff. However, first I’ll learn to walk.
I never appreciated just how important scales were before now. Still fighting the lazy left hand, but with your help I’ll win all the battles and eventually win the war.
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…
Wow – this has to be one of the best online lessons i have ever come across. Thank you.
I am a huge Stevie Ray Vaughan fan but as a relative beginner/immediate thought it was out of reach for me. I think I will need to watch this several times and find some way to slow down the playback to half speed to get it all.
I’ve been muddling around the guitar for quite a number of years. I spent enough time muddling and self teaching that I developed some good chops, techniques, some loose theory and the ability to ‘mimic’ accurately.
While my playing may have sounded good, I wasn’t going where I wanted to be… a real guitarist/musician (even if not on a professional level). I have found no course of instruction, written or in person that puts the aspects of theory and application together the way that Colin has been able to do.
From the lessons in the Academy to the premium courses, like the kick butt Ultimate Blues Chords course, everything lesson has applicable value. I recommend RiffNinja.com to any person I know interested in picking up a guitar!
Well Colin, at this point I can say I love your teaching style; you are very good at it. I like the attention you give to the small things, thumb placement, basic things like that. I have no doubt that if I work at it and apply myself more I will improve my skill and knowledge with your courses. Thank you for sharing that with the world.
Received a guitar as a Christmas present a year ago. It was my request, I always wanted to learn to play. I practiced chords and scales for a year. Very, very boring but I did get better. I was getting disillusioned because I was not making music. The Strumming course has helped me a great deal.
I enjoy practicing much more using the techniques taught in the course.
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 bought Colin’s “Essentials of Strumming & Rhythm Guitar” course after having purchased several “Improve your Rhythm” courses because although I have been playing guitar for about 40 years, the last 10 or so without a significant break 😉 my theory, though I may say so myself, is pretty good however my timing sucked (as I found out when I tried to record a song I had recently written having first laid down a rhythm section in Ableton)!
No other course (and there were quite a few) seemed to help. Colin’s was a last ditch attempt before I resigned myself to recording just my guitar and voice and progressing no further. I have watched and re-watched Video 1 now and already my timing has improved dramatically, now I am looking forward to starting Video 2 soon.
Colin’s teaching method is excellent and I can really understand where he is coming from when he takes time to explain why and how things work on guitar.
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.
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!
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.
Guys, this was another awesome lesson (Essentials of Strumming). Although it’s labeled as a beginner level lesson, I found so many great pearls within it. Again, I’ve been playing on and off for 30+ years with a lot of holes in my theory and technique that Colin always fills in. Great job guys.
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).
I just wanted to think you for the excellent Strumming Course.
I have had some problem with understand how to strum, and this a cleared up a lot of my problems.
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.
Really enjoyed Colin’s bag of tricks course, really useful. Thanks!
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.
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!