About 3-4 months ago, I purchased the Experienced Levels 5-6 Metal Method videos from you, and I wanted to share my experiences. I have been playing guitar for about 18 years now – I took lessons when I first started, and continued for about 5-6 years, after which I quit lessons, and began the venture of being a ‘self-taught’ guitarist. This worked fine for a few years – I worked on training my ears by transcribing everything I could, and basically learned every song I could note for note, but there was something missing, and after a few years, I felt like my playing was in a MAJOR rut – I wasn’t playing anything new, and everything I DID play seemed to sound the same to me (i’m sure we’ve all had that experience).
I figured out what was missing after I watched & practiced with the levels 5 & 6 videos of yours – and I must say, I *CANNOT* believe the improvements it has made in my playing! In just a few short months, not only did I grasp the idea behind the dreaded ‘Music Theory’ – (like most people, I knew the modes, etc., etc., but I had NO idea how to apply them – not anymore thanks to your videos!)
I have also improved my picking speed dramatically (this is evident after reviewing the 1st of the practice tapes I made – yes, I recorded every day when I practiced – and while it may have taken up a MOUNTIAN of tapes, but it was WELL worth it since I could go back 3 weeks, hear where I was at then, and compare to now.
I just wanted to let you know you have helped yet another guitar player surpass all his expectations, and let me tell you, it was all thanks to your instruction. Your videos are laid out in a very good, easy to understand, and logical order – and even though I have been playing for a very long time, I may just go back & purchase the other sets of videos (lessons 1-4) as I feel there may be much I have left out of my playing for years, the levels 5-6 showed me that! heh.. You have no idea how much you have helped me and I’m sure there are many others that feel the same. Thanks to you and EVERYONE there at Metal Method – please keep up the fantastic work!