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Hi Geoff,

I will be in Prague probably the first 4 days of July (am usually based in the UK).

Let me know a) if you may be available for a guitar lesson
b) if this is something that you would even consider! No problem if not.

(oh yeah, and the $ obviously)

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Tim
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haha, Nice; Cool idea!!!!!!!!!!!!
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i just read clint from sevendust is planning guitar lessons on skype.
maybe geoff would think about something like that...
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@ Tim - sorry i just got this message now! Don't know how I missed it.

@ H & K - sure why not? Anyone else might be interested? Sounds fun. What do you guys want to know?


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Hi Geoff,

Ah well, never mind - have been and come back from Prague. So it goes!

Maybe Skype would be an option too. I didn't really have anything particular I wanted to learn, it was just more a question of jamming a bit and shooting the sh*t.

Anyway, thanks so much again for the unreleased T-Ride material, I have been listening to it constantly - it's fair to say it's grown on me like the bubonic plague.

Seriously, it kills me that the rest of this stuff can't be released for whatever reason...I guess you've already done whatever you can to get this out there, but still.
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TimJ is absolutely right; those unreleased T-Ride songs become better every time I listen to them. The exact same thing happened when I heard the first cd for the first time. At first I only liked it "pretty much" but now I love 100%.

I really like the idea with Geoff giving skype lessons. However, I have to point out that what I like about you Geoff is that you play like "you" and that might be hard to teach other people 
If I myself would have  lesson with you Geoff then I would like you to help me with my T-Ride transcriptions because I've never ever tried to transcribed something so difficult. I hope you don't mind all the talk about T-Ride on your forum but that is really the thing I think most people want to learn because it's so advanced guitar playing. I love you're own music & songs because they're great songs and I think that "you don't know" is one of my favorite songs but it's not as advanced from an "arrangement" & "guitar" point of view so I have already picked it out by ear. 
I would seriously pay a 100 dollars or even more to get my hands on a tab book of T-Ride cd.

(I hope my post makes any sense because the longer I make 'em the harder I find it to get some kind of structure when I write in english) 

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OK cool then let's do it. How much would something like that be worth to you? Like for an hour lesson? What kind of stuff would make it so you could get the most of it?

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Cool!

Another idea that I came up with would be that we could pay you to write down guitar parts for us that we request from you which you'd scan and send as pdf. files.

Of course it doesn't really matter on what and where you write the guitar parts, but you get the idea

This might be a good idea since it's pretty hard to communicate really advanced music via Skype I think. It almost has to be written down in some form so that it could be remembered you know.

What do you think about that Geoff?

I have to ask you two more questions:
1. When is your new cd coming out??
2. I have to ask again: what's up with Dan? Is he making any new music?

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Hjalmar commented that it has to be written down to be remembered-
however that can be time consuming- for the writer, and I don't know if Geoff even charts music or is a pure player...?
To make it economical time-wise probably video is better, with a plan to
have a spoken introduction of the topic of the lesson followed by the lesson
and use  repetiton of a musical passage at half-speed-either played that way or digitally-slowed if the camera or video-editing allows it.
Geoff has a digital camera, and the ability to post lessons on the site.
But how can it serve us and him best?
Meaning less work for him and the guarantee of payment for any service.
---I once bought an online guitar lesson for a classic rock song to save time trying to figure it out by ear. It helped. This fellow had come up with a download of a flash-player lesson with tab on the bottom of the screen.
There is an icon  on my desktop of the song still on my other pc.
So it's saved there and always available to view. I paid $10 by Paypal for it.
I'm sure hundreds of people have paid for his services- he'll make a good buck for sure.-So that's just an example.-

I think if geoff were to make a series of short videos maybe 5mins. each on a
particular topic ie: rhythmic palm-muting techniques
or any requested technique or examination of a certain song in his portfolio,
then they could be made available for download on the website with payment thru paypal or whatever.
Hopefully, it could be done with not too much effort and at a reasonable/affordable cost.
So it's do-able we just have to post our ideas for lessons.


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I agree with Ktone. His idea was better than mine
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^ well just trying to figure out a way to do it!

Another idea (which might prevent any legal hassles & simplify
the way Geoff gets paid, and as Geoff asked - what's it worth to ya?- like a half -hour lesson...)

Agree on a fair price say $30-50/ half-hour video on cd/dvd which Geoff can mail to you.

Then you have to decide what topics you'd like him to cover for you.
You can get him to demonstrate how to play a song.
He could play it in real-time. Break it down in sections, and show you the parts by playing it at regular speed then at slowed down speed.

Then for the second half of the lesson he could demonstrate a technique,
maybe the legato technique Hjalmar was asking about and play a few different examples of it.
If there's time maybe another technique or some skill-building exercise or
learn music production tips from Geoff.
Remember to mail him a cheque first!

I don't know! But I'll just put my ideas out there...




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Hey Guys

Not a lot of time to do video productions here. Would be into the idea of simple skype lessons though. As for writing it down, is there a web program that facilitates this? If so, we could do a 1 hour lesson over skype and then 1/2 hour documentation so you have something to practice.

Would you be interested in a regular (one a week?) thing or just a lesson whenever you have something you want to learn? I'm good to go for $60/hr so let me know what suits you

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I think I've seen programs that converts what you play into tab or notation.
Hjalmar would know.
I've never skyped - no webcam- but still interested in finding out how this could be done. I can get and attach a cam cheap I guess...
This would be a live broadcast thing, right?- so you have to set a time to "tune in" for the show...
If you've got a worldwide audience what time do you do it so it is most convenient for people?
Maybe it's time for all interested to make a list and post all the techniques and things you want to see , covered in these lessons.
Okay TimJ, Hjalmar, and anyone else reading this and thinking about it-
Let's go!

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