The Rosetta Stone of Guitar

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Re: The Rosetta Stone of Guitar

Post by Nick » August 10th, 2008, 12:33 pm

Thanks much. I'll fix my original. I'm sure you'll like it, it was eye opening for me.
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Re: The Rosetta Stone of Guitar

Post by The Dali » August 19th, 2008, 4:51 am

I just found this thread and was going to purchase this, but the 25% GN discount isn't working for me... it asks me to log in on the RSo site (which I assume means my GN log in?) but it wouldn't authenticate me... can you help?
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Re: The Rosetta Stone of Guitar

Post by Nick » August 19th, 2008, 5:53 am

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Re: The Rosetta Stone of Guitar

Post by The Dali » August 19th, 2008, 7:56 am

Thanks Nick, just went ahead and ordered.
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Re: The Rosetta Stone of Guitar

Post by TwistedLefty » August 20th, 2008, 7:22 am

My problem with this kind of thing (aside from my normal hyper-skepticism) is that the web is flooded with these "breakthrough" methods that claim to open your eyes to a "new" or "better" way of learning guitar, theory, scales, the fretboard, etc.
Such a strong positive review could just mean that GN is trying to drum up funds by hawking something for a share of the revenues. Don't get me wrong , there is absolutely nothing wrong with this at all.
But, I honestly believe that Nick would not strongly endorse something just for a few bucks, and that Paul would not allow it either.

My problem is that these types of things are very tempting to me because i am mostly completely self taught by ear and have little to no knowledge of theory.
Also like many, i am lazy, and anything that offers a shortcut or even just an easier way of making learning the theory, scales, etc, that we all really need to be able to play guitar is soooo tempting.

After reading this thread and weighing the proponents arguments against those that have "poo-pooed" it, i have decided to take advantage of the GN discount.
My paypal has been charged and i am eagerly awaiting the RSoG

i will give as detailed a review as i am able and hopefully this will be the little nudge i've been needing to move up to the next level.
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Re: The Rosetta Stone of Guitar

Post by greybeard » August 20th, 2008, 7:56 am

Lefty,
Part of RSoG is freely available on the internet, even Fred wouldn't deny it.

What is different is how he gives you a new outlook on playing "patterns" and how you can connect them to scales. He also shows you a simple way to connect chords to scales.

I believe that Kirk Lorange has a similar "bridge", but he goes in the opposite direction (from what Nick has said), from chords to scales.

It is definitely not a "become a second Segovia in 7 Days" type of thing. Fred gives you the tools, but you have to make use of them. It takes as long as it takes.
I started with nothing - and I've still got most of it left.
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Re: The Rosetta Stone of Guitar

Post by TwistedLefty » August 20th, 2008, 8:40 am

greybeard wrote:Lefty,
What is different is how he gives you a new outlook on playing "patterns" and how you can connect them to scales. He also shows you a simple way to connect chords to scales.
It is definitely not a "become a second Segovia in 7 Days" type of thing. Fred gives you the tools, but you have to make use of them. It takes as long as it takes.
precisely why i decided to go for it.
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Re: The Rosetta Stone of Guitar

Post by Nick » August 20th, 2008, 9:59 am

by the way, we get nothing back from any sales. Nada, zilch, zero.
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Re: The Rosetta Stone of Guitar

Post by TwistedLefty » August 20th, 2008, 11:14 am

Nick wrote:by the way, we get nothing back from any sales. Nada, zilch, zero.
after such a nice write up, and all the subsequent activity on the boards?

i hope we earned our discount :wink:
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Re: The Rosetta Stone of Guitar

Post by TwistedLefty » August 25th, 2008, 1:26 pm

received cd/dvd today.
very quick delivery thru the USPS

packaged in a standard 6"x 9" bubble wrapped protective 1st class envelope.

disc appears to be professionally made with a nicely made lable/cover.

the thinline case is less than i expected, but not anything to be alarmed about.
i will transfer this to a dvd type box for better protection.

latest version has book on file so i will have to print it out myself.
will be printing the book tonight and hopefully starting in on the system asap.

ran the disc/program to make sure it worked, and it appears to be well made and easy to navigate at first glance.
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Re: The Rosetta Stone of Guitar

Post by Rgalvez » August 26th, 2008, 6:59 am

TwistedLefty wrote:received cd/dvd today.
very quick delivery thru the USPS

packaged in a standard 6"x 9" bubble wrapped protective 1st class envelope.

disc appears to be professionally made with a nicely made lable/cover.

the thinline case is less than i expected, but not anything to be alarmed about.
i will transfer this to a dvd type box for better protection.

latest version has book on file so i will have to print it out myself.
will be printing the book tonight and hopefully starting in on the system asap.

ran the disc/program to make sure it worked, and it appears to be well made and easy to navigate at first glance.
Definitely this will be a complete and detailed review :))

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Re: The Rosetta Stone of Guitar

Post by TwistedLefty » August 26th, 2008, 9:27 am

review continued...
i will not go into nuts and bolts detail for obvious reasons

I've printed out the 33 page book that comes with the disc, and it appears to be very well written and easy to understand.
the table of contents gives you the order you need to learn each part.
i had no trouble getting the "gist" of it after just a cursory skimming.

the program provides "animated tutorials", exercises, and a "quiz library" that tests your knowledge and understanding of the RSoG. a built in tuner is also included.
in addition there is a "video library" with detailed videos explaining and demonstrating the various concepts.
if there are any questions the forums are there.


imo, the RSoG is worth much more than the $30 i paid.
lessons covering this amount of stuff would cost much much more.
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Re: The Rosetta Stone of Guitar

Post by Nick » August 26th, 2008, 10:03 am

I was worried there for a moment.
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Re: The Rosetta Stone of Guitar

Post by TwistedLefty » August 26th, 2008, 10:41 am

Nick wrote:I was worried there for a moment.
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Re: The Rosetta Stone of Guitar

Post by Rich_Halford » October 1st, 2008, 1:48 pm

So, how are you all getting on with this?

I have PlaneTalk, which I have had a few 'aha!' moments with and intend to keep working with it, but I am curious to hear how users of Freds method are getting on.

And yes, I especially mean you Twsited Lefty!

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