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Introductory Guitar Part 3 (Guitar Lesson)


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Brendan Burns

Introductory Guitar Part 3

Brendan continues his Introductory Guitar series with three new chords, a challenging melodic exercise, and a rhythm exercise.

Taught by Brendan Burns in Introductory Guitar seriesLength: 16:21Difficulty: 1.0 of 5


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rickcarusorickcaruso replied on June 19th, 2017

Why are so many of the progress bars allowing the lesson to end. Yet only showing 96% plus or minus 3% and are not completing the lesson with a 100% before moving on to the next lesson in the que. I have had to replay some many times and they still never reflect the 100% complete. Am I being anal about something that doesn't actually matter. I've wasted a lot of time trying to make sure my progress report shows the 100% for each of the Video's I have watched Is it the same when we are forced to use the manual feature in order to show our results. I know these are low level lessons and won't matter much once were able to move beyond Beginner and into the higher levels of learning I just feel its dis respectful not to have, Shown ones full attention for all the Videos after all it took as much effort and planning to create the low level Video's as it does for all of them. Yes maybe I'm prolonging my progress by watching (like videos) Beginner Series Videos from several different Instructors yes its the same material but presented differently by each of the Instructors I have watched and yet I have learned many little tips they each shared and which I have enjoyed all of them for their differences. To find the slight changes and tips of each would take a great deal of time to compile all the detailed information of each and to then make one Video that has it all when its obvious they will most likely present the same info. in their own time. By watching several instructors I did like them all a few more so than others but I can tell they're all very competent and all have enjoyable personalities. Thanks for listening I hope my input helps someone.

Jason.MounceJason.Mounce replied on June 20th, 2017

The automated tracking feature is based off of total viewership of the lesson. The way it works is by segmenting the lesson video into equal chunks and updating the progress as it passes those chunks based on seconds. So for example, most lessons have a slight fade out at the end, or contain some sort of "sign off" from the instructor. If you were to say stop watching at that spot, the automated tracking would not yet show that you have a 100% completion of the lesson. Depending on how long the lesson is and thereby the amount of second based chunks, the percentage may be larger or smaller. I would give this a shot if you're worried specifically about having the lessons read the full 100% completion. Alternatively you can manually track and set the percentage where you need it based on how you're doing with the content. I do also appreciate taking the time to provide feedback on the lessons you're watching and what you're gathering. It's one of the reasons we offer as many instructors teaching similar things. One thing to keep in mind however is that individual needs are always different, even within beginner guitar based on what the individual wants from their playing. As a result it's near impossible to create "the perfect" lesson series. Feedback like this does help us get closer however.

jillnissjillniss replied on August 24th, 2016

I am really enjoying this series. Fine tuning some of my beginner skills and filling in gaps in my early education. I have noted a huge improvement in my rhythm after doing just Part 1 and Part 2. I plan to check out your rhythm course after completing this 5 part series.

chasstlchasstl replied on August 24th, 2016

Thanks for the lessons, I'm really enjoying them, I find them very helpful. I am curious about the guitar your playing in the videos, I can't make out the name on the head stock. Who is the mfg. and which model is it.

west cravenwest craven replied on June 15th, 2015

ththat rhythmic exercise just blew my mind! awesome, im getting better at strumming thanks to this exercise

vincentfamvincentfam replied on November 12th, 2014

Thanks. Your lessons are great.

dmorehousedmorehouse replied on June 14th, 2014

Thanks for the suggestions--both are helpful.

dmorehousedmorehouse replied on June 11th, 2014

Probably should have asked this before now. However, I'm interested in knowing what your recommendation is for the amount of time to spend practicing. How long, how frequently, and what to focus on? I played in high school, now over 42 years ago. Seems a lifetime. Anyway, I lean red most of the chords back then, and to my absolute amazement, ALL of them seem to have come back with very little effort. Some of the more difficult chords are presenting challenges, but I admit I din;t not learn them well back then, so they are not recalling well now. What is clear to me is that what you truly learn, even if you do not master it (because I was never a guitar master) you will never forget it. Back then, I did not practice with any degree of regimen or discipline. I don't want to repeat those mistakes now. Now I have the time, and the ability to concentrate. But I have no idea what level of devotion will make it happen. Do I need to give it an hour? 30 minutes? 1.5 hours? Should I practice, twice a day? What is best? When did you begin to see improvement? What was your training regimen? Thanks-Dave

west cravenwest craven replied on June 15th, 2015

Study long-study wrong. the quality of practice outweighs the quantity. just make sure u enjoy practice and try to focus on making practice enjoyable.

Brendan.BurnsBrendan.Burns replied on June 11th, 2014

The one thing I could suggest for you is to take the element of time out of the equation. You have more time than you did before - great. Let's take advantage of that and practice what you need to work on. Start with the hard things first and work to fatigue. As you continue to come back to what you are working on, you'll get stronger and faster. Every time you sit down to practice it will be of different length, but who cares? Time isn't an issue. Just focus on what you are working on let the pieces come together. Keep it rockin!

AaronMillerAaronMiller replied on June 11th, 2014

There's a great thread going on in the forums right now about this...check it out: http://www.jamplaytalk.com/showthread.php?15494-How-much-time-do-you-practice-skills-vs-practicing-songs

keplerkepler replied on June 10th, 2014

interesting lesson it make me think

Introductory Guitar

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Lesson 1

Introductory Guitar Part 1

In his first beginning guitar lesson, Brendan draws on his vast teaching experience and imparts some of the basic things every guitar player should know. As in all the lessons in this series, Brendan...

Length: 22:18 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
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Introductory Guitar Part 2

Brendan continues his introductory series for guitar, adding more chords, melodic exercises and rhythmic exercises to further you in your playing ability!

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Lesson 3

Introductory Guitar Part 3

Brendan continues his Introductory Guitar series with three new chords, a challenging melodic exercise, and a rhythm exercise.

Length: 16:21 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
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In week number 4, Brendan shows you his chord transition strategy and introduces the major scale!

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In the final lesson of this series, Brendan sends you on your way with some great tools: strumming chords and playing the minor pentatonic scale!

Length: 14:25 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only

About Brendan Burns View Full Biography Brendan has been passionate about music since childhood. He began his studies on trumpet, in elementary school, and then moved to guitar as a teenager. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Berklee College of Music, and has studied with Norm Zocher, Joe Stump, Bret Willmott, Bob Pilkington, Jay Weik, Tim Miller, & Charlie Banacos.

While at Berklee, Brendan was a member of the Music Mentoring Program, teaching private lessons to gifted high school students. He is currently teaches, and is chair of the guitar department at Brookline Music School. Brendan also teaches guitar for Tune Foolery & privately at his home in Cambridge, MA.

Along with educating, Brendan plays out often as a Solo Guitarist, performing standards, pop, and classical repertoire. He has recorded and played with the chamber-fusion band Ra Quintent, and as well as Vessela Stoyanova's Eastern Stories Under Western Skies Project. Brendan also performs as a leader, director and sideman for various Boston art-rock projects, and is former member of MIT's Gamelan Galak Tika.

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