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Jan 18th, 2017 02:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Curiosity as to what dictates transition from beginner to intermediate to advanced to highly advanced etc.

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Jan 18th, 2017 02:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's totally subjective. There's no standard.

It depends on the individual instructor's measuring stick, or the criteria contained in a specific tutor/instructional program.

There are plenty of players that know doodly-squat about music theory, and they can neither write nor read music, but they make a career out of it and are even considered guitar heroes. They are somewhere beyond the dictionary definitions of 'beginner' and 'intermediate'.

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Jan 18th, 2017 06:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

When you can windmill a power chord and not drop a cigarette ash, well you've graduated from intermediate.

Te 52

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Jan 18th, 2017 07:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Beginning players make gruesome, contorted faces when they are playing because their tender fingers hurt so bad.

Advanced players make gruesome, contorted faces when they are playing to let you know the intense emotions they are feeling.

(This message was last edited by Te 52 at 06:34 PM, Jan 19th, 2017)

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Jan 19th, 2017 07:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The five phases of ability are:

1 - Denial
2 - Anger
3 - Bargaining
4 - Depression
5 - Acceptance

(;oD

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larryguitar
Jan 19th, 2017 04:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The transitional phases are not bright lines. However I think of it this way.

Beginner--You see the neck but hear nothing until after you hit a string.

Advanced---You see the neck and hear the sound before you hit the string.

Artist--Instead of hearing notes in your head you see a picture in your mind and you use the guitar to paint that picture.

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Jan 22nd, 2017 10:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There are plenty of examples of people with no technical ability being able to conceive music they cannot actually play.

As far as varying stages of ability, the transitions are micro grades so unless you are using some formal grading process you can't really say, and of course even if you can't play more than three chords you may be able to use them to much greater effect than a long time bedroom noodler.


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Jan 24th, 2017 06:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Work.

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Jan 24th, 2017 08:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Striving for something is like climbing to the next plateau. A nice place to stop for a snack while you plan your next climb. Not an ideal place to build a house.

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Feb 3rd, 2017 11:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"There are plenty of examples of people with no technical ability being able to conceive music they cannot actually play."

Absolutely. I hear stuff I definitely can't play. Frustrating. Practicing to get there can be fun, though. The process is never ending.

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Feb 4th, 2017 05:49 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

At times, I struggle to play some of the classical-style songs I've written over the years. The problem is not practicing them very often.

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