PlaneTalk arrived last week. It's a fantastic work, and I'm so excited by its contents. I've been suspecting, by a series of accidents, that this was a viable way to access guitar theory and I am relieved beyond belief to see confirmation and instruction for this approach. I can't thank you enough.
Thank you for Plane Talk and all the fingerstyle stuff on your website, how I wish I had found this about 20 years ago. Apart from a few lessons many many years ago I'm self taught and after years of hopeless online lessons had given away the idea of ever being able to improvise. You have changed my thinking completely.
Hi Kirk. Wish I found you years ago. Would have saved me a lot of needless fretting. Excellent work. Kudos!
Beautifully done Kirk. Got your instructional package last week and it has changed my life. In fact, it will probably add another ten years to it, as I am so excited to be finally doing the one thing I was meant to do with it.
Just got this and worked on it over the weekend. I would say this is better than any lessons I have taken in the past, and has moved me to a new level.
Kirk, I'm sure you've heard this a thousand times by now, but in the last three days you've really changed my life with the guitar (and bass) I think I got the packet from you 3 days ago. First day I just read through the comic, and fiddled with it on my nylon string. 2nd day I watched the video, and fiddled with it a bunch more. Today was pretty amazing- just spent 2 solid hours improving non-stop. I just did it with a "G" backing track, but I was doing stuff that I wouldn't have even dreamed of, and I felt like I magically knew the whole entire fret board. There is still a ton of work to do, but I feel like I've been crawling my way toward the far distant land of guitar mastery, and you just handed me the keys to a Porsche. Thanks again!
I love your course. As an ear-trained, self-taught guitarist with a classical piano background, I have always looked at the fretboard the same way you do in PlaneTalk, except I'd never managed to integrate my bits & pieces of discovery into the whole picture that you've provided. Funny how the picture keeps getting *simpler* as your perspective gets more *advanced*. I always wished I could see the fretboard with the same clarity that I see the keyboard (That darn 2nd dimension! That darn 2nd string!). Thanks for your help! Bernie
I've already read your book and watched the video. I've spent $100s if not a few $1000 over the years and never finished one and being more confused afterwards. I love the simplicity of your method. Now to try to put it to the fretboard think lm going to have fun with this. Thank you Kirk
Hi Kirk. Just bought Plane talk. Struggled for years to grasp the fret board. I am a visual person and INSTANTLY GOT IT, after reading/watching plane talk!
My biggest fear when I was thinking about buying was that it would be just something else that I couldn't really do - I don't think that I am naturally vary talented - but I am analytical, and I have gained far more from your course than I ever expected. It has opened up possibilities to me that I never dreamed of, I couldn't understand how other really good players ever managed to learned all the notes on the fretboard. I tried and tried but it never stuck in my head - and then all the scales (I never got as far as modes). When you explained that there is only really one scale and that all the others are variations, I was amazed - it's so much easier to remember a few variations than to try to start to remember all the scales that other teachers lay out in their methods. Your Slide Rule has everything that you NEED, it's not the only guitar slide rule there is but it just covers the essentials which means it is actually very useful.
My fears of not being good enough to learn your method were unfounded, but not only that, the "trick" that you teach has made me think in a different way and has started lines of thought which you never mention, although I'm sure that you know them. Your teaching method is very sound, none of the videos of "second finger, third fret" - you are teaching us how to THINK, not just follow tablature. Sure, you teach tunes on your free GuitarforBeginnersandBeyond web site and that's great but that it not what PlaneTalk is about. Most of all I am just amazed at your commitment and dedication to helping others learn what you know - and your energy. It's an honour to learn from you and all your years as a professional working musician.
Well, it has been about 10 days since I received the course. What an amazingly approachable learning tool Planetalk is. I have made sure to make time to play everyday ( not quite true, I WANT to play all the time now ) . I had been in a massive rut guitar wise. Page 33.... awesome. I caught myself studying a chord sheet from a guitar magazine and seeing the shapes. I can't unsee them now.
It should be mandatory that all guitars come with Plane Talk.
Kirk, you have my sincere gratitude. Just wanted you to know.
Thank you so very, very much.
i would like to thank you MR Kirk , YES your book to me is making a miracle it is turn water in wine , i was damn blind and your book and the DVD opened my eyes, i just read once and this is so powerful that en-light me , when i play scale does not sounds scale anymore but melodic stuff omg if i new this thing when i started i would be a god these days thank you?
Highly recommend this course to anyone - got mine with the blues slide & DVD 8 days later after ordering in Ireland from Australia!!! Excellent service. Made sense from the first page. Has & will be a reference for the reminder of my playing days. Get it!!!