I am 59yoa, and I have decided to learn the guitar. While looking at various online training sources, I came across a PB video titled "What to practice". Very straight forward and to the point. My question to PB is: If his training is geared to individuals with years to prepare, would I do well to try someone else, and if so, any recommendations. Or is his style of training suitable for someone such as myself, who currently is not deluded in the belief that I will become a studio pro, just someone who would like to learn to play well.
Hope to hear an answer, as the current training that I am receiving has merely started me out on learning various chords with no emphasis on any of the basics pointed out in the "What to train video" Thanks for any insight!
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Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:00 am
I have practiced using Pebbers online youtube videos for countless hours over the last few years.
I am just writing to say thanks so much Pebber for the invaluable information and excellent teaching methods you have offered online!!!!!
I have just set up my home recording equipment, produced my first improvisational track and uploaded it to soundcloud. I recorded it in one take so you can hear all my mistakes haha but you get the idea)
Thanks again pebber!!! (btw I stil suck but i'm working on it lolol!)
Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:42 am
I just started playing again after about 20 years. Hoping to correct old bad technique. I found PB earlier this year and have been working on mainly technique exercises. I have found that as I play ladder, chromatic, scale exercises, that when I move from string to string, the previous string continues ringing. I'm trying to use PB scalpel picking with hand held above strings. (not muting) If someone could give me some suggestions or point me in the right direction to correct this, I would appreciate it. Thank You.
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Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:05 am
I have recently learned the 3 notes per string scale position and even though is harder than the previous scale positions i used to practise on it is more "colourful" i think..the thing is i havent seen the 3 note per string scale position on pebber's lessons and since i know he is the best i am starting to question my opinion on this scale position.sooo what do you think i should do .do i keep the 3 note per sclale position or should i use one of those one pebber lessons..i look forward to your answers..
Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:37 am
Hi, I am working my way through PB ladder exercises. I am on ladder #3 and have a question;
what is the curve line on the left between no 1 and no2, I assume a straight line mean go straight to the next fret, however no idea what the curve line mean.
Anybody, I would appreciate perhaps an explanation of those signs.
Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:05 am
What's up all,
i recently printed the Daily Practice Plan/Routine sheet for guitar. I was just wondering if anyone can tell me how long should i practice each exercise? Do i work on module 1 for a week/month/ months until i master it then module 2 and so forth? Or should i do 3 exercises from each module? Any information is greatly appreciated, thanks.
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:03 pm
I am from a small town in India and i am having a hard time finding a teacher.I want to take online lessons from PB as i believe he is the best.I want to know from fellow members here If any one is taking lessons from PB online.
My question is are the lessons systematic because i am a complete beginner, I dont even know how to hold a guitar and I want lessons from the very grass root levels all the way upto shredding like a pro ;) and i want lessons in systematic order like lesson one then lesson two instead of lessons given to me in a random order(lesson 1 then lesson 15 then lesson 3 etc) like its on youtube,if u know wht i mean
Please reply thanks :)
Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:37 am
Hi all. I'm a rookie to guitar and playing music in general. About 6 months ago I bought a new electric guitar (Mexican Strat if it's of any concern), and have been teaching myself via YouTube and a couple books I bought from Amazon (Fretboard Theory and Monster Scales and Modes). I've been practicing scales almost exclusively (Major scale and Minor Pentatonic) every day. I'm really trying to learn the the entire CAGED system. I have a few questions:
1. Why do some people teach a different Pattern #2 (G major scale) than others? Pebber teaches Pattern #2 beginning on fret #2 or #3? (same as Pattern #1?), where some sources (take Fretboard Logic and Monster Scales for example) teach it beginning on fret#5... and they are completely different patterns... Is one correct and another incorrect? One better than another?
2. How do I name a major scale? In other words, Once I know the 5 patterns (which I thought I did), How do I know where to start, and what to name it? Not starting on the root throws me off I think, and I'm trying to form a connection between the patterns and notes.
3. I'm very interested in theory. Is there a book you might recommend that is tailored to beginning guitar players?
I've been following Pebber's You Tube videos for almost the entire 6 months I have been playing. I'm sure I've watched well over 100 hours...I love the no B.S. attitude and understand that it takes a ton of time and practice to get good. I'm 38, single, and have no kids, so time to practice is pretty much all I have.
I love music and I always have. For the past decade or so, I have really been in to new school reggae (Slightly Stoopid, John Brown's Body, and Stick Figure to name a few favorites). I'm also a huge fan of Phish, Rush, Floyd, Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Satriani, Johnson,... But mostly interested in reggae these days. Any advice on where to go and what I should learn is greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read my post, happy to be a part of the forum!
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Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:23 pm
Good morning, my name is Richard Murphy and I'm from Augusta Georgia and I'm writing this morning just to introduce myself and to let everyone know that I am a super new beginner to the guitar. I've been a huge music fan from the time I heard my first 45 my folks would play ..... A bit of everything is my taste.
Allot of my friends played and I never had the stick to it ness to work for something that I've always wanted to do, but at the tender age of 43 I know i am ready. I also know from the simple picking exercises that its not going to be a piece of cake and that's ok. I'm starting from scratch and there's nothing bad going to happen other than I'm going to learn.
I really just wanted to say good morning and that I'm glad I landed in a great place to learn.
I hope everyone has a great day.
Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:46 am
Hey can anyone help me out? I want to know more about using a plectrum, I can't seem to shake some old habits and I also wanted to know if anyone thinks it is a good idea to practice multiple ways of holding it or just to use one way. I like Robben Ford and try as I might, picking up the way he holds the pick is so difficult. I know Robben was an accomplished player from a young age but that still doesn't stop me wanting to emulate his style.
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:50 am
How much does it cost in America to go to college? And how do you manage your expenses? Do you pay monthly or annually?
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Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:34 am
I purchased several weeks ago an Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Classic Pro which I took back a few days ago and got hit with a charge and only have store credit now. Anyway, that's beside the point. I am borrowing a Squire to practice with. I love practice and what Pebber has laid out for us. I notice Pebber uses a Tele a lot on the videos. I am a novice at this time and would like some feedback. Oh yeah, this is my first post and I would like to say hi to the other members. Thanks.
Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:17 am
HI SIR HOW TO FIND THE COMPLETE CHORDS FOR ANY SONGS .
Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:39 pm
Hello Guys, I started to see Pebber Brown's videos on youtube few weeks ago,and I realized that he has a video when he explain to the young guitarists to play with your left hand posture like the classical guitar, well, I am a begginer of this wonderful world of popular music in electric guitar, what is the difference between some styles?, I mean,If you are an slide or blues guitarist , play some fast lick in blues and need to bend some string, most of these musicians play bends with the thumb throughout the back of the mastil or neck , in others I saw that when is a Metal guitarist most of these people play with the left hand posture like the classical guitar and still make bends with the same left hand posture.Please, I really appreciate is someone in this forum can help me to understand, What is the correct posture of the left hand on electric guitar?
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Tue May 20, 2014 5:42 pm
i have my own question about picking ,im self taught so im sure i,v developed some bad habits and i,v been wondering for some time ,i think my picking technique is ok alternate speedpicking string skiping ...any way my question ,i hold my pick with my index and middle fingers ...is that something i should try to change i.v been playing a long time and being self taught i can only imagine what level iwould be at if i was instructed .holding my pick with just my index and thumb feels so alien butbif i can improve by relearning something this simple i,ll do it ?advice???
Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:24 am