Welcome to the new GuitarLessons365!
Hey guys, this is actually my first blog post and I plan on doing this at least every couple of days from now on. That way you guys can keep tabs on whatever is going on in my daily life. HOW EXCITING EHH???
I am gonna keep this one short because I simply want to welcome you to the new GuitarLessons365.
I have been working on the redesign of the site for seven weeks now and I have not only changed the look but also added many new features and made the site much more easy to use and navigate.
Please cruise around the site a little bit and leave me a response to this blog post to let me know how you like the new site.
I still have a few things I need to finish up this week with the new design including the addition of a site store, but you should expect new lessons to be coming out again this coming week.
And we are talking about a TON of new lessons every week from here on out.
It's gonna be fun!
Hey Carl, have you ever thought about branching the site out to adding stuff like singing lessons or piano lessons? I cannot find any really good online singing people that have a good online beginner singing course and cannot afford personal lessons. Also, doing stuff like that would also appeal to a wider audience. Or would that be way too much work?
Hey Scott, I would love to do that, there is just one tiny problem.
I can’t sing or play piano. 🙂
My twin brother is an incredible drummer and we thought about creating a sister site to GL365 for him to teach drums, but the logistics of making a drum lesson site just didn’t work out. 🙁
Have you ever considered developing a lesson on the setting up a video studio for musicians? That is, I’ve noticed how clean and pleasing to the eye your videos always are.
Your background is usually a gentle “blue-greenish” curtain, softly illuminated close to the floor. This focuses the eye on you and your guitar. Both you and the guitar are sufficiently lighted but with no glare. The lighting you use makes actually seeing your guitar and your hands a breeze.
I know these things things are well thought-out and are not by accident.
The audios also are always clear (not too loud…. not too soft) and are without distortion. For example, what kinds of microphones do you use… and where to you place them? (Just as a couple of sample questions about your audio setup).
In short, the video and audio aspects of your videos are totally professional. I am quite sure many guitarists (and other “video makers” would really go for a lesson on the “logistics of setting up a studio”…
It’s just an idea.
Keep up the good work…
Hey RJ, thanks for noticing all the work that goes into the videos!
You will actually see many different video setups with the lessons through the years. When I first started doing online video lessons almost 10 years ago, I was doing everything myself with very limited equipment.
However, after about 4 years my brother came onboard to become the video editor and we are constantly looking for ways to improve since. It is pretty crazy to see the first videos compared to the ones we do now with three 4K cameras running at all times, and a dedicated filming studio with professional lighting that we can be consistent with.
The audio is always recorded direct when I am making an electric guitar video. I typically have a Line 6 pedalboard going straight into Logic Pro. My voice is recorded with a lapel mic. Acoustic lessons are a bit more tricky to sound great since you need to mic the acoustic and you can’t use the lapel mic with it.
In any case, I probably wouldn’t be the best to learn lighting setups from since it all depends on the room and we have changed many times. Plus, my brother would know a lot more about it than I would. I personally don’t even know how to turn the cameras on. Haha!!
It looks awesome man. Keep up the great work so the old beginners like me can be a rock and roll legend!!!!!
Hey, CB, great site and info. Just picked up a new axe for the first time in years and discovered your site. If I’d had your input years ago maybe I’d be able to actually play now. The blues series just lit a light bulb that I’ve never seen in my thick skull and made such sense I think I’ll actually be able to improvise for the first time. Thanks.
All that being said, how about adding a little Greatful Dead, like Deep Elem Blues to your quick riffs?
Thanks again, J
Hey James, great to hear from you. Glad you are enjoying the blues course. Many more lessons are being added to it very soon!
I will definitely check out some Grateful Dead for the site. I don’t have any just yet since I don’t seem to get many requests for them, but I may give it a try. 🙂
Looking good buddy,
Carl I love the new site! I just wish there was a forum so we could interact with one another!
I do love your song lessons. Your a very accomplished musician! I am impressed with everything that you do. I am so very grateful that there is this website that I can actually depend on. Keep up the excellent work. Thank you for sharing the wealth. I can’t thank you enough!
Thanks a bunch Gina, I really appreciate it.
I have had a forum a few times over the years but none of them ever really took off. For the people that did go into the forums it was like a ghost town which makes the site look bad so I finally just stopped trying.
In reality, since every lesson on this site has a comment section, every lesson page itself is like a forum thread and we have some nice long discussions with 100’s of comments on some of the lessons. Maybe one day I will try the forum thing again, but until then I think the comment section for every lesson is a great way to interact with me and other members. 🙂 At least I hope it is! Haha
Hi Carl where can I find premium videos posted by others on your site? Thank you.
Hey Scott, all of those lessons along with my video responses can be found in the Premium Plus areas of the Premium section.
Eventually, when there are enough Premium Plus lessons I will dedicate an entire section of the site to just them. In the meantime, you can find them at the bottom of each Premium section.
In other words, if it is a question about blues guitar the lesson will be in the blues Premium section under the Premium Plus heading. 🙂
Carl thanks for the time and effort you put into this. I bought a fender beginners video once I found you on YouTube I gave it away. Great lessons for noobs like me thank you.
hello Carl, i can play guitar a little bit. and i have this problem, this girl that like for almost a year challenge me. she said to me,that if i really want her to be my girlfriend,i must play Bluer than blue song by Michael Johnson exactly the way he played it. but i never play guitar that way my whole life. a friend told me that you can help me with my problem. can you help me? thank you so much.
just like to thank you for your teaching strategy and terminology of guitar me and my students in Thailand love you even though they can’t speak very much English they can follow your teaching style with ease congratulations
Hi Carl. I sent you a message thru your contact page. I am sure you are a busy man. I would like to thank you for your dedication to sharing your skill and knowledge with others by teaching and the videos on You Tube. If you have time I would appreciate if you could answer my question on choice of guitar and amp I should purchase. If the ones I mentioned are what I should get or go for something else to play the type pf music I like. Thanks again , Jimy Kraus
Let me tell you I think if you formed a band and made your own music you’d get singles on the radio your an amazing guitarist if anyone says otherwise tell them to go fuck themselves because your one of the best damn guitarist that i know.
Any way there’s this guitar I have and it’s one used by Kirk Hammett it’s cheap and any way it’s an ltd esp guitar and I think you should buy one because they sound amazing it’s called an esp ltd M-10 kit black it’s only 200 bucks anyway yeah do you the song ride the lightning by metallica
Hey Carl, how are you. I just joined the other day, haven’t been through everything yet, but what I have been through I know I’m going to love this system I can see now I made a right choice I’ve got a long way to go. You are the best teacher on this site I’m so happy to be in this program I know it’s going to turn my playing around thank you for everything.
Thanks for the kind message Paul! I am excited to help you reach all of your guitar goals.
If you ever need any help at all, don’t hesitate to contact me!
Hey Carl your lessons are great!! Could you do a full lesson on “if you could only see” by tonic. I love that song. Thanks keep up the great work!
Hey Carl! I just became a premium member over Christmas and I love it, I’m still trying to find out all I can do.I just want to tell you that your a great teacher. Out of all of the teachers on youtube you are the only one that teaches it right and all the way through.
P.S I’m ahsuser
Thanks Laura! Great talking with you in the academy chat today!
Hey Carl, I was just wondering if you could ever do a guitar lesson on Calling All Skeletons by AlKaline Trio? Never seen you do anything Alkaline Trio and figured this would be a cool one for you to teach possibly?