I have been playing the guitar for 3 years solid, I know over a 100 chords and some scales, can move to them freely, and can play many songs. I have taken some lessons from friends who play. I practice a lot at night after I help put the kids in bed. This on-line school fits my busy life. You are probably thinking well what are you doing needing help. I am very, very frustrated because I can not pick up a simple worship song and look at the chord sheet and play it. I have to have someone show me how to play a song. Once someone shows me a strumming pattern and helps me I can play it. My biggest problem is figuring out a strumming pattern and timing, I don’t anticipate the chord changes good. So my question is can your program help and where do I need to start at, since I’m not a beginner put my problems are related to timing and rhythm.
So you know chords, that may put you in book 3, but since you are really struggling with rhythm and playing songs, start in book 1 and just work on learning how to count for yourself and then learn to hear a song and anticipate the changes. Book 1 will start you off there and probably the songbook as well so you can learn some of the popular songs. My books will show you some new chord shapes and tricks as well for worship. Not sure you need the videos but, the cheapest way to do my program is the online school. You can get a discount on the ebook downloads and have access to the full video sessions. You may only need a few months. But, by book three you are into very important foundational music theory on the 1st year college level. Starts very easy, ends more difficult but focuses a ton on strumming patterns and counting and playing songs. You can play along with me on all of them with the cds and the dvds.
Hope this helps. Eric Roberts
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