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JustinGuitar Live Stream 16-01-16

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The first of the new format JustinGuitar Live Show was awesome and over 800 people came by for it :) Thanks so much for coming. So below you'll find the show, edited into two, part 1 being a beginner hour and part 2 being the Open Session for general Q & A.

If someone had time it would be awesome to note the questions I answered as they watch it and email it to me so I can add it here for easy reference for others ;)

JustinGuitar Live Stream - Beginner Hour - 16th Jan 2016

JustinGuitar Live Stream - Open Q&A Session - 16th Jan 2016


Topics Covered - Beginner Hour

Thank you Zoe! :)

0 :35    What is the typical Student time to complete each stage?
2 :20    C# -hard chord for beginners?
3 :45    Practice advice/ importance of enjoying playing as well as structured practice.
5 :50    First song Justin ever learnt
6 :15    Should you practice standing/ sitting/ both?
8 :05    Is a musical education essential for writing songs?
11:40   Should I play in a band with people much better than me?
14:40   Recording practice sessions – how useful is it?
16:30   Digital tuner –how to use it.
19:30   Tuners/ tuner apps that Justin uses.
20:30   How important is it to learn whole songs all the way through?
23:05   Get playing along with original tracks
24:05   Acoustic guitar for £500 – will I get a good guitar for that?
25:35   Guitar strap slides around/ what height should I set it at?
28:05   F chord/ Barre chords – I practice lots but am still having trouble.
30:20   Getting started with song writing.
31:10   When I buy a new guitar should I get it set up and restrung straight away?
34:00   Importance of good posture when playing.
35:30   Noticeable sound of pick when strumming.
37:10   Getting the hang of the upstrum.
39:25   How to improve fingerstyle technique.
43:35   When are you no longer a beginner/ When are you an intermediate player?
45:20   Nylon strings for beginners – are they easier/ better?
47:45   Using amps with acoustic guitars.
50:00   How long does it take to master the guitar?
51:45   Left handed players playing right handed.
53:20   Playing on stage for the first time.
58:10   Sore muscle between thumb and first finger.

Topics Covered - Open Q&A Session

0 :40    String bending – catching string above/ how to mute?
7 :25    Acoustic pick guards – Velcro tip.
8 :35    Jack White solo style – what makes it so good?
11:10   Where is Justin playing live at the moment?
11:35   How do you dial in your amp for a gig?
12:05   Using 1st finger to mute string above/ string bending.
14:00   How to stay relaxed when playing/ improving stamina.
20:50   Making scales musical when improvising.
23:35   Justin’s picks.
24:15   Elliott Smith style- will Justin do any?
24:40   Funk module.
25:00   Acoustic/ Electric guitar- do you need a different approach?
25:45   Plectrum size – what do you use and when do you change it?
28:10   Advice on buying 2nd guitar.
31:20   Soloing over chords/ new lessons and modules coming soon.
33:15   What should I play in a guitar store?
35:50   Do Justin’s guitars have names?
36:20   Should I get a better amp or another pedal?
38:55   Please recommend a budget priced amp for 1st gigs.
40:08   Pedalboard video –will you do one?
41:10   Do you still use the dots on the guitar for reference?
42:55   Noiseless or standard single coils?
44:02   More U2/ The Cult/ David Bowie on the way?
46:10   What’s Justin’s favourite Bowie song?
47:30   Can you have Mike Dawes back as a guest again?
48:10   Jazz chord arrangements.
48:50   Reading standard notation- new ebook coming soon.
49:05   More theory coming soon too!
49:25   How did you start your band?
50:25   Are you a G n R fan?
52:55   What projects are in the pipeline?
54:08   Pedal points
54:42   Is guitar based music making a comeback?
55:43   What’s Justin’s favourite RHCP album?


Lesson ID: LV-101