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stevestarr123
10-10-2007, 02:51 PM
Hi
been playing for two years, just ordered Fingerstyle Funk, as the thread asks are there any smooth jazz courses
tia
Steve

slasner
10-13-2007, 02:00 AM
I don't know all the material here at TrueFire but I do know some of the instructors, I took private lessons with Brad Carlton for 5 yrs and would reccomend looking at some of his stuff for a start. This one looked like it might be up your alley take a look and see
http://truefire.com/list.html?store=video_lessons&section=jazz&orderby=x2y5&offset=0&item=6872

All the lessons at TrueFire are great, good luck finding a bad one, take some time and go through the demos in http://truefire.com/tv/index.html
also check out jam box, if you find a rhythm you like you might find a lesson linked to it.
Look around there is a wealth of knowledg here!

dgrayson
10-15-2007, 12:36 AM
You might want to start with the Jazz Anatomy course by Mimi Fox. It's geared towards advanced intermediate to early advanced players. She does alot with different progressions showing various chord voicings and jazz solos that she uses to highlight her particulat sytle. I think it is a good course. She has just recently released a second course that could be considered a follow up. This is called Graduated solos. I would like up Jazz Anatomy or Graduated Solos in the TRrue Fire Jazz section. Then click on the sample video section and check out the sample videos. They also have numerous audio examples as well that will provide a good overall sense of what material is covered in each. I think these are good ways of testing the waters to see if there is any interest on your part or not. Dennis

slasner
10-16-2007, 11:48 AM
Dgrayson knows the material here pretty well so you can bank on his opinion! Good Luck!

stevestarr123
10-23-2007, 02:50 PM
Thanks guys
I ordered this last night http://truefire.com/list.html?store=video_lessons&item=7204
and hopefully it's on it's way to me. Thanks for all your help Nancy!
Next I have to get Brad's Caged course, come on Santa.....
Then maybe the Mimi's jazz, so much choice so little time
:) :) :)
Then I'm gonna sign up for the Uni 2 after the holidays

slasner
10-23-2007, 08:52 PM
glad your off to a good start!

beboy
10-28-2007, 08:49 PM
Thanks guys
I ordered this last night http://truefire.com/list.html?store=video_lessons&item=7204
and hopefully it's on it's way to me. Thanks for all your help Nancy!
Next I have to get Brad's Caged course, come on Santa.....
Then maybe the Mimi's jazz, so much choice so little time
:) :) :)
Then I'm gonna sign up for the Uni 2 after the holidays
If you sign up as a Uni 2 member first, you will get a 25% discount off those courses.

Plus you can watch all of the courses right away on TrueFireTV.

And every month you are a level 2 member, you'll get $10 in TrueFire cash, which can be used to pay toward those courses (as long as its not more than 25% of the price).

Caged Cracked is $55. Knock off 25% and its down to $41.25.
If you have $10 in TrueFire cash it will only cost 31.25.

Add $31.25 to the $30 monthly cost of membership and you will be pretty close to the $55 that Caged Cracked would have originally cost.

These are approximates. The real costs may be slightly different (and I left out shipping costs).

Also, Keep you eyes open when we get closer to the holidays. The last few years TruFire has had a really big sale in December.

stevestarr123
10-29-2007, 09:36 AM
and I have $5 credit already, sounds like a good deal, mmmm can I wait til Christmas or shall I go now.
Great advice thanks again
Steve

stevestarr123
10-29-2007, 03:42 PM
Hi Beboy
how does the Uni 2 work, do we all follow the same course at the same time or do we chose a speciality eg acoustic guitar and follow that one,
thanks
Steve

beboy
10-30-2007, 10:22 AM
As a TrueFire University member (level 1 or 2) you make the choices of what you want to do. TrueFire gives you access to all of the video courses thru TrueFireTV (you can stream them but you can't download them. Although you can't download the video, you can still download and print the tab.) You pick which courses you want to work on and which you don't. There's no schedule.

I usually just pick pieces from different courses rather than going straight thru one course at a time.

TrueFire just gives you access to the courses. Its up to you to decide how to use them. With that said, TrueFire is getting ready to give us an option of weekly lesson plans:

We’re within 60 days of launching a new technology platform and instructional program that will allow students to enroll in a variety of interactive video courses with weekly installments of material delivered directly to their desktop. Most of the study programs will be ten week lesson plans, focused on a particular subject and optimized for a particular level of play (ex. Blues soloing for early intermediate players). The majority of the material will be pulled from our ever-growing library of interactive videos (over 6,000 presently), however, a lesson plan overlay will guide the student through the material suggesting practice regimens and offering additional insight. Because the curriculum will be delivered digitally (no packaging, shipping, etc.) we will be able to offer extremely low tuitions making TrueFire more affordable for a wider range of folks. The new program will also directly address those of you who prefer a specific lesson plan and regimen rather than the feeding frenzy you get on TrueFire’s All Access TV. Coolest part is the delivery mechanism – the new tool will download all of the assets and compile our player software on the fly! Lots of other handy features and preference controls as well. Tell me what you think!
Here's a link to the full post:
http://truefire.com/forum/showthread.html?t=250

If you haven't done it yet, checkout the free version of TrueFireTV. It will give you an idea of the couses that are available and what they are like. You can view them here:
http://truefire.com/sampler/index.html

If you become a level 2 member, you will also receive a CD-Rom in the mail every month. Here's a link to show what is included on the monthly CD-Roms:
http://truefire.com/tfu.html

For me, TrueFireTV and the monthly CD-Rom are more than enough to keep me busy (that's an understatement) that I don't feel the need to purchase the individual video courses.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

flathead
10-30-2007, 01:06 PM
For me, TrueFireTV and the monthly CD-Rom are more than enough to keep me busy (that's an understatement) that I don't feel the need to purchase the individual video courses.



I second that.
I always look forward to getting the monthly cd's

stevestarr123
10-30-2007, 05:08 PM
If you sign up as a Uni 2 member first, you will get a 25% discount off those courses.

And every month you are a level 2 member, you'll get $10 in TrueFire cash, which can be used to pay toward those courses (as long as its not more than 25% of the price).

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Hi Beboy,
I looked into this which seems more than enticing but the details on the sign up shows a $3.95 cash back, where does the $10 come from
thanks Steve

beboy
10-30-2007, 08:57 PM
Great questions Steve!

This topic deserves its own thread so I started one. My response to your question is in post #3. Here's a link to the new thread:

http://truefire.com/forum/showthread.html?p=1678#post1678