When I went to college, I had no idea what I was going to do or be in my life and I took a lot of variety before I settled in on a career in the US Navy. Then all I cared about was getting the degree but all those courses are part of me. When I joined the Navy I studied so much stuff on everything from celestial navigation to corrosion prevention. I was in 2 years of training before I even found out what aircraft I would be on. Again, all that stuff just soaks in. Then I went to law school, in all of law school I think I had 3, just 3 classes that had anything to do with the first 15 years of my legal career.
These three areas of training had one thing in common they gave me vast amounts of knowledge in order to make me think better. Eventually I got some specifics in each area but I had this great pool of experience and training to help me think through things in situations I could never foresee.
To me personally that's the way Truefire has been. The more courses I work through the more I have to draw from. I might never play a certain blues lick again or use a particular mode or rhythm pattern. I try to remember some but remembering them all is impossible. Each lesson though, has stretched my fingers and my mind and become part of my playing in ways I don't understand but yet notice in my greater ease in playing and learning the next lesson. I could work through 3 or 4 courses in the next 6 months and while I might not remember a lot of the specifics (hey, I am over 50) I guarantee you my playing will be better and that's why I am here.
So don't get to wrapped up in which course to take, none of them will make you Jimmy Page but they will each play a part in making you....well...you. Of the ones you are considering they are all wonderful. If you have already worked through some of CAGED Cracked try something else. I like Frank Vignola's stuff a lot but Howard Morgan's course is wonderful as well. I think I am going to do Joe Dalton's Epiphanies next I really like Joe, and also the Texas licks course. Just enjoy and don't sweat your choice.
Several years ago when SWAT was just getting off the ground (I haven't even gotten my bear skin rug yet ) I think it was Gadlaw who said he liked buying the courses because it's like having your own little shelf of instructors. They sit upon your shelf waiting to give you a quality guitar lesson whenever you're ready, that's the way I think of them now myself.
Last edited by Wolfboy1; 01-10-2012 at 08:23 PM.
"I once played notes so fast that light emanated from the strings whereupon, I saw God.... who then told me to relax and start playing music."
"I don't want to think about how I am doing it because that just makes it harder." Steve Howe
"You know, once you've had that guitar up so loud on the stage, where you can lean back and volume will stop you from falling backward, that's a hard drug to kick." David Gilmour
Truefire Science Officer (dabgonit....where's my blue shirt!)