Here’s Your 20 Minute Workout… Specially Created For Beginner Acoustic Guitar Players.
Here’s what you’ll learn in this workout:
2:05 – Finger stretching3:30 – Chord shape structuring5:30 – Hitting your target notes 7:20 – Strumming timing8:50 – Quarter & eighth note strums10:50 – Right & left hand coordination12:05 – Fun with backing tracks13:28 – Song session15:40 – Strumming & accents16:50 – Take The Challenge!
Martyn Kemp(from Facebook)
I was on this 30 day challenge and I found Andy’s format for teaching me a breath of fresh air. It was well structured to accommodate all levels of guitarists, and so simple and easy to follow. Highly recommended!
Andy Tattersall(from Facebook)
As part of the first group to undertake the 30 day challenge journey, I would like to say to anyone who is thinking of trying this next challenge that it is definitely worth while. The connection and cross-chat that you get with fellow challenge journey-men and women makes it beneficial on its own, never mind the motivation that comes from setting or having someone set you some achievable but challenging targets and then seeing them through. Even if you decide at the end that the Academy membership is not for you, you will have benefited just from the takeaway from your30 day activity. Go for it!
Terry McKeogh(from Facebook)
I’ve gotten so much from this challenge. I have been plugging away taking online lessons (elsewhere)for about a year now. The lessons are great, but until The Challenge I couldn’t actually play anything. Now I can play 3 songs along to backing tracks and it has really restored my enthusiasm for learning guitar. A big thank you to Andy and his team.
Bob Watt(from Facebook)
My journey has been full of highs and lows but looking back it’s all been worthwhile. Now I can play much better and with more confidence. I’ve also met some great people along the way who have both helped and advised me. A great, enjoyable experience which, with addition of the Facebook page, I’m glad I embarked on.
Alex Cruz(from Facebook)
Having (mostly) completed all 3 paths of the 30-day challenge, I can honestly say that the team at GCM have put together a very simple to follow yet engaging set of tutorials aimed at improving your overall knowledge of soloing and encouraging one to get back on the horse of regular practice while not falling into the doldrums of monotony.
Andy Partridge’s style of teaching is inviting and relaxing while he goes over the various paths from beginner to intermediary to advanced and manages to keep you engaged and returning each week for the next lesson. The addition of the Facebook group is in my opinion, one of the single best portions of this challenge as it has been inhabited by guitar players from all walks of life that have provided outstanding support for those struggling along with additional informationinteractioncommentarieshumor for all. Both Andy and Jonathan Howkins are very active in the group which adds an additional element of expanded support.
Overall, I have been pleasantly surprised by this online course and it’s ability to keep me engaged as other static online training has tended to become stale and discouraging especially after hitting some difficult areas and having no assistance by the instructor as who knows how long ago the training was recorded. Thanks Andy and Jonathan for the good times and I’m looking forward to continuing my training through the GCM Academy. Rock on!
John W.Hartel(from Facebook)
The 30-day Challenge set me on the right track migrating from a rhythm guitar player towards becoming capable of playing lead parts. I needed the help understanding the basics and a process to ingrain it into my musicianship. You get what you put into it for sure, but Andy, the team, and your fellow challengers help and encourage you on the way. I am staying with it now as well, after the 30 days.
Gerald Hayes(from Facebook)
I too am part of the first group and have benefited greatly from the 30 daily challenge. I had chosen journey two and my skill has improved even with personal setbacks and I am still improving. Andy Partridge is very personable and you will enjoy having him as a teacher. The rest of the students are not only helpful but I have found them very supportive, come at various levels of accomplishment themselves, and from various musical disciplines. Something here for everyone. Easily worth the small amount of money to be involved. Certainly glad I joined!
Peter McNeill (from Facebook)
These challenges will definitely pinpoint the deficiencies in your playing pretty quick. I sure found how bad I suck fast 🙂 Andy is a personable teacher and his course is worth trying.
Rob Pope (from Facebook)
I completed the 30 day challenge (Journey 2) with Andy and everyone, and have improved both my lead improvisation skills and my confidence. The format and steps were easily laid out and I found them both informative and encouraging.