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Welcome To The 5-Day Lead Guitar Lightbulb Challenge!

Hope you’re ready to have a lot of FUN over the next 5 days as you complete the challenge, connect with like-minded guitar players, and make MASSIVE progress! 

Read below to see what you need to do now…

How Will It All Work?

The challenge will take place from Monday December 13, 2021 to Friday December 17, 2021. 

Each day, we’ll have a short, daily live lesson at 8pm EST, with easy and fun exercises that build toward a bigger goal. (Don’t worry if you can’t attend the live session, everything will be recorded for you to review at your own pace!). You’ll be able to watch the sessions (or the recordings) all from the comfort of your own home.

You can access the live calls here on this page:

By the last day of the challenge, you’ll have what I consider to be the most important guitar playing “AHA”… where you’ll be able to pick up the guitar sound great, by hitting all the right notes in any key - even if that sounds out of reach for you right now. 

Also, when you enter your challenge submission, you’ll have the opportunity to win up to $2,900 in prizes! 

Here’s What To Do Now!

Make a post to introduce yourself to your fellow challenge members below. Tell us a little about your guitar playing journey so far, and what you’re looking to accomplish!

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Hi everyone, I've been playing guitar for about 8 years.  I can play most chords and can quickly learn the rhythm part of most songs.  However, I would love to be able to play lead.  I know the pentatonic scale and some fundamental guitar theory.  The genre of music I like most is blues.  I can't wait to get started.

Dick

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6 hours ago, Breakthrough Guitar said:

Welcome To The 5-Day Lead Guitar Lightbulb Challenge!

Hope you’re ready to have a lot of FUN over the next 5 days as you complete the challenge, connect with like-minded guitar players, and make MASSIVE progress! 

Read below to see what you need to do now…

How Will It All Work?

The challenge will take place from Monday December 13, 2021 to Friday December 17, 2021. 

Each day, we’ll have a short, daily live lesson at 8pm EST, with easy and fun exercises that build toward a bigger goal. (Don’t worry if you can’t attend the live session, everything will be recorded for you to review at your own pace!). You’ll be able to watch the sessions (or the recordings) all from the comfort of your own home.

You can access the live calls here on this page:

By the last day of the challenge, you’ll have what I consider to be the most important guitar playing “AHA”… where you’ll be able to pick up the guitar sound great, by hitting all the right notes in any key - even if that sounds out of reach for you right now. 

Also, when you enter your challenge submission, you’ll have the opportunity to win up to $2,900 in prizes! 

Here’s What To Do Now!

Make a post to introduce yourself to your fellow challenge members below. Tell us a little about your guitar playing journey so far, and what you’re looking to accomplish!

Hoping to increase speed and accuracy in lead guitar playing. Also, I’m looking to improve at playing leads during key changes.

 

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6 hours ago, Breakthrough Guitar said:

Welcome To The 5-Day Lead Guitar Lightbulb Challenge!

Hope you’re ready to have a lot of FUN over the next 5 days as you complete the challenge, connect with like-minded guitar players, and make MASSIVE progress! 

Read below to see what you need to do now…

How Will It All Work?

The challenge will take place from Monday December 13, 2021 to Friday December 17, 2021. 

Each day, we’ll have a short, daily live lesson at 8pm EST, with easy and fun exercises that build toward a bigger goal. (Don’t worry if you can’t attend the live session, everything will be recorded for you to review at your own pace!). You’ll be able to watch the sessions (or the recordings) all from the comfort of your own home.

You can access the live calls here on this page:

By the last day of the challenge, you’ll have what I consider to be the most important guitar playing “AHA”… where you’ll be able to pick up the guitar sound great, by hitting all the right notes in any key - even if that sounds out of reach for you right now. 

Also, when you enter your challenge submission, you’ll have the opportunity to win up to $2,900 in prizes! 

Here’s What To Do Now!

Make a post to introduce yourself to your fellow challenge members below. Tell us a little about your guitar playing journey so far, and what you’re looking to accomplish!

My name is Knuckles -- indicative of my playing. I'm of the older generation and this effort is part of my bucket list. Back in the day, I played (mostly) rhythm guitar in a bar band with guys I met in college. Then...life got in the way. Haven't played in front of an audience since 1975

 

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Hello everyone, I have played guitar off and on for a few years now. Most of the time it's sitting in the closet because I lost faith in my ability to progress. My migraines get in the way for me to practice a lot, so I putted my guitar away, afraid it would cause one (Migraines not so bad now). I would like to learn how to while playing chords and not mess up when switching to other chords. It's one of my biggest weaknesses. I would like to learn accuracy and speed ; so then I can learn J-Pop (Japanese Pop) 

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Hey everyone, I'm Nancy D from Québec Canada.  I've been playing guitar on and off most of my life but finally decided to get serious a couple of years ago and play a minimum of 10 minutes a day.  I feel I understand the logic and know a lot of the chords, but can't seem to put it together easily.  Looking forward to this challenge!  

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Mark from Brooklyn - now in New Jersey.  Have played for a while but never progressed beyond cords and read tab.  Want to be able to play without reading the music from a page.  My only audience was my young daughters back in the day - looks of folk music - they were the only kids that knew Woody Guthrie and old union tunes.  Then they grew up so now I just play for myself.  Still I find it fun and relaxing.

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robert, from whidbey island washington...

9-5 day job at a desk...5-9 soccer coach...little free time right now (24hr dad and husband)

tired of looking at my guitar cases in the corner of various rooms...need to do something about it

THOUGHTS...jonathan had a great first call and his knowledge and demeanor and pace are perfect, so calm and reassuring to everyone that wants info but at a level they can digest.  homework (patterns and scales) will be fun...

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Jason from (near Vancouver).

  • How did you start playing, and what has your journey looked like so far?
    • at 16 I wanted to be rock star, Motley Crue, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden got discouraged pretty early and didn't pick it back up.
    • Now at 50 I committed to pick it up again, 4 months in I am close to where I left off (already) but I'm starting to get fragmented on where to focus my practice.
  • If we could wave a magic wand, what would you LOVE to be able to do on guitar?
    • I would love to be able to improvise feely but also have the skill to learn songs and licks of my favorites. 
  • What does your ultimate dream look like?
    • Missed the rock star boat but I really just want to be able to have fun playing.  Maybe even join in with some buddies to jam.
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Hello all. I'm Vic from Cape Cod. Been playing guitar on and off since I was 16. My first song I learned was by the Beatles in 1978 and the most recent song I learned was by the Beatles after watching Get Back on Disney. I am like Guitar George from Sultans of Swing. I now play in a duo where I take most of the leads and sometimes I get lost. I mostly mimic leads from the original recording because they sound better than me just vamping on a few notes.  So our first request is to practice a G major scale starting on the third fret. The first two frets are challenging as I tend to only stretch four frets rather than five. Onward.

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Been playing steadily for about 60 years, mostly at least part-time professionally in bands (though of course not for the last couple of years). Recently moved to Indio, California, hoping to find a band or two to replace the bands I was in in L.A.   I've seen many of the best guitar players (now alive or dead) playing live over the years, so I have an idea how good a guitar can sound.  I learn tunes by ear off of recordings regularly, and use other resources.  Also write and record original stuff (there's a link at www.deravinrocks.com to my reverbnation page with a bunch of original tunes, if anyone's interested; I'm attaching one, sort of a funky talking tune, below).  Mostly self-taught, and use a variety of resources available to us in the 21st Century.  Always learning, trying new things, so this is another little stab at getting faster and better on my beloved axe.  Maybe there will be an "aha" moment, maybe not...can't hurt to try!

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Where I'm at in my journey: 
Just been learning via on-line programs about two weeks now.  I'm 4'-11" with an 8" finger spread and a 2 1/8" pinkie - I'm about the size of an 9 yr. old, so playing a 3/4 acoustic-electric Yamaha with the cut-out and also have a travel acoustic w/o the cut-out.  I go into this knowing my challenges and wanting to conquer those right away.  I'm happy to only work on scales and chords or whatever it takes to get me fit prior to anything even sounding like a song.

I'm currently obsessed with approaching and passing the 12th fret.  (even youtube doesn't have much on this) I just really really want to figure out how to transition from the usual hand position to working around the heel of the neck. I'm convinced if I can find alternative ways to help me get around the neck (like Django!) and that I can get solid on those, then music can flow. I'm thinking of abandoning even trying to pinkie the low E string above the 12th fret. Also wondering how often anybody plays up there?

I'd been playing around and already decided "to hell with what people think" and realized moving to the classical hold as I get higher really helps. 

REALLY LOVED the tip today about bringing your elbow in. Sooo helpful! 

What I want to accomplish:
To get to a point where music is not laborious or painful and just a therapeutic relaxing joyful thing: to undue formal lessons forced on me as a kid.



 

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Hi Brad

From the UK. Played guitar for forty odd years, principally blues but just finished learning my first classical piece.

Recently switched to acoustic and experimenting with alternate tunings.

Looking for the ability hear sounds and be able to translate to Chords and Melodies and play music instead of stock scales, phrases and riffs.

Cheers

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7 hours ago, Breakthrough Guitar said:

Welcome To The 5-Day Lead Guitar Lightbulb Challenge!

Hope you’re ready to have a lot of FUN over the next 5 days as you complete the challenge, connect with like-minded guitar players, and make MASSIVE progress! 

Read below to see what you need to do now…

How Will It All Work?

The challenge will take place from Monday December 13, 2021 to Friday December 17, 2021. 

Each day, we’ll have a short, daily live lesson at 8pm EST, with easy and fun exercises that build toward a bigger goal. (Don’t worry if you can’t attend the live session, everything will be recorded for you to review at your own pace!). You’ll be able to watch the sessions (or the recordings) all from the comfort of your own home.

You can access the live calls here on this page:

By the last day of the challenge, you’ll have what I consider to be the most important guitar playing “AHA”… where you’ll be able to pick up the guitar sound great, by hitting all the right notes in any key - even if that sounds out of reach for you right now. 

Also, when you enter your challenge submission, you’ll have the opportunity to win up to $2,900 in prizes! 

Here’s What To Do Now!

Make a post to introduce yourself to your fellow challenge members below. Tell us a little about your guitar playing journey so far, and what you’re looking to accomplish!

 

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