#1
I've seen him recommended by a lot of people but I haven't got around to seeing his lessons.
#2
Yes, he is. Make time and watch his material.
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#3
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.
#4
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
#5
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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.
#6
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.
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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.
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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'"?
#9
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).

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#10
I think its a pretty good site. Even the free stuff has tons of material.
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#11
Justin is a brilliant teacher, put in the work with his stuff and you could go from beginner to professional.

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.
#12
Yeah he is.

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

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


His name is actually Justin D. Nika Thyme
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His name is actually Justin D. Nika Thyme

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His name is actually Justin D. Nika Thyme



That took me a while.

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