Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > Instruments > Guitar Techniques
User Name  
Password
Search:

Reply
Old 02-12-2015, 09:27 PM   #1
hurricane0202
Banned
 
hurricane0202's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Is Justin guitar a good teacher

I've seen him recommended by a lot of people but I haven't got around to seeing his lessons.
hurricane0202 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2015, 09:57 PM   #2
Zaphod_Beeblebr
Shallow and pedantic.
 
Zaphod_Beeblebr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Behind a desk.
Yes, he is. Make time and watch his material.
__________________
R.I.P. My Signature. Lost to us in the great Signature Massacre of 2014.

Album.
Legion.
Zaphod_Beeblebr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2015, 10:47 PM   #3
Tazz3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Yeah he is a good teacher,he has his lessons planed really well. He has good videos also.
I been taking his lessons for 3 months now.
Tazz3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 12:20 AM   #4
Bad Kharmel
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
it depends on your level, he's great for beginner to intermediate, one of the best for that range, but he heavily uses the caged system which becomes less and less useful at more advanced levels, and then he's not great at more advanced techniques
Bad Kharmel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 12:56 AM   #5
Black_devils
Registered User
 
Black_devils's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bad Kharmel
it depends on your level, he's great for beginner to intermediate, one of the best for that range, but he heavily uses the caged system which becomes less and less useful at more advanced levels, and then he's not great at more advanced techniques



Agreed he's great for overall beginners to intermediate players, but when it get's to the real advance things. It's just something he doesn't specialize in, but he does have a lot of useful knowledge which I think anyone can learn something from.
Black_devils is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 09:27 AM   #6
ridire
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
I'm going through his lessons. I'm only 2 weeks into it (total beginner) and I guess I don't know the difference between good and bad, but Justin explains things in a way I can understand, and works pretty quickly into getting you to attempt real songs, with a good amount of variety. I like that he teaches three chords to begin with (D, A and E) and then shows you many songs that can be played with just those three chords. It made it look a lot more likely that I would be playing real music relatively quickly than when I looked at a lot of other stuff out there. I am horrible right now (cannot, for the life of me get the D chord to play cleanly due to my lazy ring finger touching the high E) but what Justin is teaching makes sense to me.

Right now, I am mostly doing his one minute chord changes and trying to get the first few bars of one of his beginner songs down. I find his process enjoyable and easy.
ridire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 09:59 AM   #7
Zaphod_Beeblebr
Shallow and pedantic.
 
Zaphod_Beeblebr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Behind a desk.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ridire
I'm going through his lessons. I'm only 2 weeks into it (total beginner) and I guess I don't know the difference between good and bad, but Justin explains things in a way I can understand, and works pretty quickly into getting you to attempt real songs, with a good amount of variety. I like that he teaches three chords to begin with (D, A and E) and then shows you many songs that can be played with just those three chords. It made it look a lot more likely that I would be playing real music relatively quickly than when I looked at a lot of other stuff out there. I am horrible right now (cannot, for the life of me get the D chord to play cleanly due to my lazy ring finger touching the high E) but what Justin is teaching makes sense to me.

Right now, I am mostly doing his one minute chord changes and trying to get the first few bars of one of his beginner songs down. I find his process enjoyable and easy.

And therein lies the key. If it's not fun there's no way you're going to stick with it in the beginning.
__________________
R.I.P. My Signature. Lost to us in the great Signature Massacre of 2014.

Album.
Legion.
Zaphod_Beeblebr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 10:10 AM   #8
ridire
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zaphod_Beeblebr
And therein lies the key. If it's not fun there's no way you're going to stick with it in the beginning.


Exactly. That is what drew me to Justin. I saw his beginner song list and thought, "well, do I want to learn to play songs I like right out of the box, or spend the first few months with the guitar learning 'Mary Had a Little Lamb'"?
ridire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 10:30 AM   #9
MaaZeus
Registered User
 
MaaZeus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Finland
Justin is awesome. His lessons gave me a kickstart to my playing after many years of hiatus when I first started and gave up due to lack of good learning material (and no time for guitar school).
__________________

ESP LTD F-50 + Tonezone
Cort EVL-Z4 + X2N
Cort EVL-K47B

Marshall Valvestate 8100
Randall RG1503
Bugera 333
Peavey Rockmaster preamp

Line6 Pod X3
MaaZeus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 02:02 PM   #10
Fallenoath
My minds playin' tricks
 
Fallenoath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Centralia WA
I think its a pretty good site. Even the free stuff has tons of material.
__________________
Just another Sheep in the design of the Almighty Machine.


-GEAR-
Gibson 60s Les Paul Tribute (Sunburst)
1999 Ibanez RG470 (TitaniumIce-MIJ)
Jackson RR3 (Trans-Red)
Peavey 6505+
Podx3
Fallenoath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 02:22 PM   #11
Freepower
v It's Back! :D
 
Freepower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Dublin
Justin is a brilliant teacher, put in the work with his stuff and you could go from beginner to professional.

Quote:
it depends on your level, he's great for beginner to intermediate, one of the best for that range, but he heavily uses the caged system which becomes less and less useful at more advanced levels, and then he's not great at more advanced techniques


Honestly, the caged system is super useful forever. I've studied with Andy James, Martin Goulding, John Wheatcroft... all super sick players and notable teachers, all of whom emphasized its importance.
Freepower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 04:42 PM   #12
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
 
Dave_Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Ireland
Yeah he is.

I'm not convinced "guitar" is his surname, though.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cathbard
We had a guy in the band admit that he liked Nickelback. We immediately started looking for his replacement.


Dave_Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 05:05 PM   #13
theogonia777
Miss Kristen
 
theogonia777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: 23/F/the backwoods
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave_Mc
Yeah he is.

I'm not convinced "guitar" is his surname, though.


His name is actually Justin D. Nika Thyme
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by lolmnt
That's right I have a four inch penis.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Hail
write 3 page long posts with the wrong opinions until people who don't actually read here or know anything about music theory promote you

worked for 20T


Pats killed McNair


Now you have no excuse...
theogonia777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 06:59 PM   #14
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
 
Dave_Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Ireland
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cathbard
We had a guy in the band admit that he liked Nickelback. We immediately started looking for his replacement.


Dave_Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 07:23 PM   #15
Zaphod_Beeblebr
Shallow and pedantic.
 
Zaphod_Beeblebr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Behind a desk.
Quote:
Originally Posted by theogonia777
His name is actually Justin D. Nika Thyme

__________________
R.I.P. My Signature. Lost to us in the great Signature Massacre of 2014.

Album.
Legion.
Zaphod_Beeblebr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 09:11 PM   #16
MaaZeus
Registered User
 
MaaZeus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Finland
Quote:
Originally Posted by theogonia777
His name is actually Justin D. Nika Thyme



That took me a while.
__________________

ESP LTD F-50 + Tonezone
Cort EVL-Z4 + X2N
Cort EVL-K47B

Marshall Valvestate 8100
Randall RG1503
Bugera 333
Peavey Rockmaster preamp

Line6 Pod X3
MaaZeus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 09:19 PM   #17
fingerstylelife
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
He is a very good teacher for most levels
fingerstylelife is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:11 PM.

Forum Archives / About / Terms of Use / Advertise / Contact / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2015
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.