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    Yeah I signed up soon as I received the notice but I'm thinking I've just heaped more on my plate and it runneth over. His 1-2-3 jazz chord melody and his Modern Method For Guitar is enough alone to last me a lifetime and probably were I should just immerse myself. I've just jumped through them and need to start at the beginning and fully stick with each vid. Thinking I'll just cancel the Jazz Studio and (seriously) stick solely to the two I mentioned as they are the real meat and potatoes of learning for me at least.

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    I just got an email about this today, and it looks interesting.

    Do you need to be an All Access Truefire member to qualify for Frank's premium subscription?
    "Without the blues, there is no jazz." -- Frank Vignola

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    Quote Originally Posted by clebergf View Post
    Hello there.

    I just started this course this week, $5 per month with lessons from various aspects in playing and there is a place to post doubts, videos and audios for Frank.
    Is there someone around here doing this too?

    Green Room - Frank Vignola's Jazz Studio - Channels - TrueFire
    This looks interesting. I am just wondering if I need one thing to do in the practice room right now.


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    How is the sound? I recall seeing at least one Truefire FV ad lately where sound was difficult to listen to. One person who commented thought they had the left and right channels out of phase.

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    Are the recordings new? Are they recycling older videos?

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    I'm enjoying it. For me a very important thing is to have his feedback when necessary.

    You don't need to be an All Access on TrueFire.

    The sound until now is ok to me, only one video from "listening room" that was broken and I sent an email and now it's ok.

    Frank said that the videos are exclusively for this channel and as long I never studied anything from him it's all new to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonnerj View Post

    Do you need to be an All Access Truefire member to qualify for Frank's premium subscription?
    Been thinking of joining myself and wondered if it's really only 5 bucks or if those 5 dollars are to be paid as a premium on top of some other subscription fee....just $5/per month would be a killer deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielleOM View Post
    How is the sound? I recall seeing at least one Truefire FV ad lately where sound was difficult to listen to. One person who commented thought they had the left and right channels out of phase.
    I think that was FV's most recent course on Truefire, and the OOP sound was only on the preview video and the first couple of lessons. I think they sorted it out and replaced those lessons.
    "Without the blues, there is no jazz." -- Frank Vignola

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOMMO View Post
    Been thinking of joining myself and wondered if it's really only 5 bucks or if those 5 dollars are to be paid as a premium on top of some other subscription fee....just $5/per month would be a killer deal.
    I got three months of All Access free last summer through a special deal Frank had with Truefire, and then picked up a year's subscription for half off, so I ended up getting 15 months of All Access for $100. My subscription is almost over, and I've been dithering on whether or not to extend (at some point it becomes a diminishing returns type of thing), but I really like Frank's teaching style, so I may let it slide and go with Frank's channel for $5 a month.
    "Without the blues, there is no jazz." -- Frank Vignola

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonnerj View Post
    I may let it slide and go with Frank's channel for $5 a month.
    So it's actually really $ 5.00 a month I understand? If so I'd sign up.
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    Yes, TOMMO. Just $5/month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clebergf View Post
    Yes, TOMMO. Just $5/month.
    Thank you!
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    I'm really enjoying this. I posted a video and got a quick reply from Frank.

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    You talked me into it. I signed up yesterday. I love it so far. Frank is a good teacher.

    Anyone interested in joining my study group based on Frank’s solos over Rhythm Changes. Don’t worry about the timelines, just jump in.


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    Great Double A, I hope you enjoy it.

    I'm not getting into your group because I don't have time to study all this things. One of the reasons that I'm enjoying the Jazz Studio is that I can make it in my own time and have feedback when needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clebergf View Post
    Hello there.

    I just started this course this week, $5 per month with lessons from various aspects in playing and there is a place to post doubts, videos and audios for Frank.
    Is there someone around here doing this too?

    Green Room - Frank Vignola's Jazz Studio - Channels - TrueFire
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    I got an email the other day offering me a single lesson with Frank for $29. (It's usually $39.) I figured, hey, why not? If nothing else, I can say I had a lesson with one of the greats.

    Anyone done this with Frank (or another True Fire teacher)?

    (By the way, I signed up for the $5 a month channel. It's been hectic lately, with Christmas and New Year's, so I haven't had much time for it yet.)
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes View Post
    I got an email the other day offering me a single lesson with Frank for $29. (It's usually $39.) I figured, hey, why not? If nothing else, I can say I had a lesson with one of the greats.

    Anyone done this with Frank (or another True Fire teacher)?

    (By the way, I signed up for the $5 a month channel. It's been hectic lately, with Christmas and New Year's, so I haven't had much time for it yet.)
    I am also on the $5 a month plan. I plan for on working through some of the material, then contacting Frank when I have specific questions.


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    Are your referring to the True Fire Private Lesson App? I am in the middle of my first one.
    You submit a video along with any questions. There is a spot to type questions. Teacher responds with a video and they also can post PDF's of any relevant material. You then have a chance to ask questions along with another video submission. No time constraint in responding. Teacher responds with a final video and marks the lesson complete. So it appears to be a very good value in my book. Frank is a great teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alltunes View Post
    Are your referring to the True Fire Private Lesson App? I am in the middle of my first one.
    You submit a video along with any questions. There is a spot to type questions. Teacher responds with a video and they also can post PDF's of any relevant material. You then have a chance to ask questions along with another video submission. No time constraint in responding. Teacher responds with a final video and marks the lesson complete. So it appears to be a very good value in my book. Frank is a great teacher.
    Thank you for this informative response!
    I just got the info from TrueFire today, so I'm still in the prep phase. First, I had to complete my profile (stylistic interests, years playing, 3 favorite players). Next is to make the video. I'll kick that idea around for a day or two. Don't want to rush. Trying to get clear in my own mind what I want to 'demo' and what I want to ask him.
    I agree he's a great teacher.
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes View Post
    Thank you for this informative response!
    I just got the info from TrueFire today, so I'm still in the prep phase. First, I had to complete my profile (stylistic interests, years playing, 3 favorite players). Next is to make the video. I'll kick that idea around for a day or two. Don't want to rush. Trying to get clear in my own mind what I want to 'demo' and what I want to ask him.
    I agree he's a great teacher.
    Interested in your progress. Is it Frank only, can you do with Mimi?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gggomez View Post
    Interested in your progress. Is it Frank only, can you do with Mimi?
    Good question. I'll ask someone at TrueFire.

    Hhm, haven't heard back from them yet but found a list of instructors who give private lessons. LOTS of them. Not all jazz players, but Sheryl Bailey does, and so does Doug Munro (-he's got a new class about playing with an organ trio---he's a great rhythm player with a strong sense of groove; I think you'd like him), Bruce Arnold, Les Wise, and a few others. The list probably changes from time to time.
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    I just submitted my follow up video. Response time on first video was good.... a couple of days

    Yes many of the True Fire players also participate in the private lesson program. It's a good app too and so far works well and is easy to navigate. The app automatically links up to your video folder so no extra processing of video clip to do.

    One thing I've come to grips with is getting a flawless video performance of myself if next to impossible so I've taken to submitting the video warts and all. Why delay the process because you missed a few notes?

    Here is the list of instructors Private Guitar Lessons Online - TrueFire

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes View Post
    I got an email the other day offering me a single lesson with Frank for $29. (It's usually $39.) I figured, hey, why not? If nothing else, I can say I had a lesson with one of the greats.

    Anyone done this with Frank (or another True Fire teacher)?

    (By the way, I signed up for the $5 a month channel. It's been hectic lately, with Christmas and New Year's, so I haven't had much time for it yet.)
    What about your lesson Mark?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjl View Post
    What about your lesson Mark?
    Haven't done it yet.
    Really need to get on that.
    Recently re-enrolled in Jimmy Bruno's Guitar Workshop and I've been working hard on that material, so I'm not being a slacker.
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    mark, how is the jimmy bruno different than before? i know for a while he had some other guy respond to submissions. Is he still responding mostly woth text? is he putting up new content now that he’s recovering? I was enrolled around the same time as you before I believe
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe2758 View Post
    mark, how is the jimmy bruno different than before? i know for a while he had some other guy respond to submissions. Is he still responding mostly woth text? is he putting up new content now that he’s recovering? I was enrolled around the same time as you before I believe
    Good questions. I don't have all the answers.
    My understanding is that the webmaster who used to be there is no longer there.
    Jimmy had planned a change to the site but according to one of his recent videos, I understood him to say it wasn't going to change. The Forum is closed. I don't think that's coming back.

    For my recent submissions, I upload the videos to YouTube and send him a link. (Not the way it used to be, which was a little convoluted.) He responds via YouTube. (Comments on the video.)

    I'm not sure how things will be in a few months.

    You know, I wonder who else here is enrolled now and may know a lot more about what to expect in the near future.
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
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    What kind of things does Jimmy teach? Is it all related to jazz guitar or other subjects like rhythm, ear training etc...?

    Thanks

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    If you join Frank's channel do you get access to all of the videos he has on Truefire or only the content in the new channel? I have a few of his courses I purchased on Truefire and they are pretty good, it would be nice to have access to a few of the others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ah.clem View Post
    If you join Frank's channel do you get access to all of the videos he has on Truefire or only the content in the new channel? I have a few of his courses I purchased on Truefire and they are pretty good, it would be nice to have access to a few of the others.
    As a member of Frank's Jazz Studio, you only have access to material that he has uploaded to the channel, which does not include his course material. Some of that material includes content he sells on his website (the purchase of which is handled through Truefire). For example, he has something he calls "101 ways to play a C scale" on his channel, which is also available for purchase on frankvignola.com. There are a couple of others, including some chord melody arrangements, that he sells on his site that have migrated to the channel.

    Truefire is having a sale on all of his courses today only if you want to stock up.
    "Without the blues, there is no jazz." -- Frank Vignola

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    I am a member of Frank's Channel. It is different from the courses. There is a lot of great stuff there. There is some stuff for absolute beginners to Jazz guitar. There is a listening Room, which seems to be a collection of Frank's favourite guitarists. The concert features videos of Frank in various group settings. A song Bank with many Jazz Standards lead sheets and mp3s of Frank playing so you Jam with the man himself. The Improv section features lead sheets and simple solos that you can play along with Frank. The workout room has studies written out by Frank. Riffs and Licks is exactly what it sounds like. There is also a play along section and a chord melody club. A lot of great stuff.

    I recently had a private lesson with Frank through True Fire. That was excellent !! For $39, I (video) recorded myself playing a few songs from his channel. He (video) responded a few days later with some constructive criticism and some exercises that I should work on.

    A real bargain at $39. I highly recommend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doublea A View Post
    I recently had a private lesson with Frank through True Fire. That was excellent !! For $39, I (video) recorded myself playing a few songs from his channel. He (video) responded a few days later with some constructive criticism and some exercises that I should work on.

    A real bargain at $39. I highly recommend it.
    I'm doing a private lesson with him now and it's doing me some good. I already know I'll do another. (A lesson of this sort may take a month or more to complete.)

    He really stresses songs. Learn songs. Lots of songs. "You learn 50 songs and you're a player." And what he means by learning a song is learning the sh*t out of it! ;o) I'm playing tunes on a single string, then the same tune on another single string. (Scales too, and arpeggios.) You really learn the fingerboard well and it seems to help my hearing of intervals. Frank is a great guy and a great teacher. He will put you to work, though. ;o)
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    Looks like Frank Vignola is a great teacher. I'm actually looking for a teacher that has a lot of jazz knowledge but is also into rock, fusion stuff. Anyone come to mind on the truefire teachers list that you would recommend?

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    Does Frank do anything in his lessons with ear training?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnjohnsonsfsd View Post
    Does Frank do anything in his lessons with ear training?

    Thanks
    Frank's lesson are catered to your needs at your stage of development. I sent him a couple of video clips of me performing a couple of Jazz Standards.

    He sent back a video with a couple of suggestions of technique exercises that I should apply to another set of Jazz Standards. He also sent me about a dozen Standards (pdf) that I should learn ( I already know most of them ).

    Once I have learned to apply those new techniques, I will send him another video of me performing a few of the suggested standards.

    Frank's video was not a Standard pre recorded video like you see in some situations (Lesson 1 - do this, Lesson 2 - do that). It is a direct response to my video. It looks like Frank is in his home office responding to my specific needs.

    I can not express how great this is. AND FOR $39.

    Local Jazz Guitar Professors in Toronto are charging $80 to $100 per lesson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doublea A View Post
    Frank's video was not a Standard pre recorded video like you see in some situations (Lesson 1 - do this, Lesson 2 - do that). It is a direct response to my video. It looks like Frank is in his home office responding to my specific needs.

    I can not express how great this is. AND FOR $39.
    I agree. He usually calls you by name, right? "Hey, Mark!" I like that.
    I'm working on "When You're Smiling" from the Song Bank. I had heard the tune before but never tried to play it. It's not hard but I don't know it. When I learn these simple tunes, my ear improves. (Barney Kessel suggested playing folk songs by ear, "Happy Birthday," "Down in the Valley," anything you've heard forever and know well. Picking those things out---and playing them in several different places on the guitar---has really helped me.

    As for private lessons, I'm working on fretboard knowledge. Playing melodies on a single string. (This is tough with melodies with a wide range, such as "ATTYA" or "On The Sunny Side of the Street")

    Also playing a lot of things with downstrokes only.
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    I wasn't going to post this here but one thing Frank said shocked me: he loved the sound of my guitar! He liked the sustain and presence. Imagine Frank Vignola liking the sound of my old $300 Ibanez!

    The assignment was to play the bass note and melody for "All the Things You Are." He provided a lead sheet with the changes but nothing specific about fingerings, chord voicings, positions. (Even though I wasn't playing full chords, I was aware of the "shape" I was in at any time.)

    I'm still learning how to do this, so this is by no means a polished performance. Indeed, Frank told me not to wait for that. "I need to see your mistakes," he said. And boy did I oblige.

    The comp chorus is muted and quiet---it was early in the morning.

    Recorded with my iPhone. Amp was on its cleanest setting. (There's a trick to this on a Fender Mustang amp: press the power button and the setting selector button at the same time and the amp comes on clean as it gets. It's not a specific setting: it's the sound without any specific setting.)

    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    Got the email that the price for Frank's "Jazz Studio" at True Fire will go up. Those who started at the 5 bucks a month rate will stay at that rate.

    I have no financial stake in True Fire but I think this is a great deal. Get in while the getttin' is good (and cheap)! ;o)
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    nice playing Mark...

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    Nice playing Mark. I'll not put mine here. It's too bad. hahahahaha.


    And about the price from Jazz Studio, well, run folks, 5 bucks is too cheap and there is a ton of lessons there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes View Post
    I wasn't going to post this here but one thing Frank said shocked me: he loved the sound of my guitar! He liked the sustain and presence. Imagine Frank Vignola liking the sound of my old $300 Ibanez!

    The assignment was to play the bass note and melody for "All the Things You Are." He provided a lead sheet with the changes but nothing specific about fingerings, chord voicings, positions. (Even though I wasn't playing full chords, I was aware of the "shape" I was in at any time.)

    I'm still learning how to do this, so this is by no means a polished performance. Indeed, Frank told me not to wait for that. "I need to see your mistakes," he said. And boy did I oblige.

    The comp chorus is muted and quiet---it was early in the morning.

    Recorded with my iPhone. Amp was on its cleanest setting. (There's a trick to this on a Fender Mustang amp: press the power button and the setting selector button at the same time and the amp comes on clean as it gets. It's not a specific setting: it's the sound without any specific setting.)

    That was great Mark !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes View Post
    Got the email that the price for Frank's "Jazz Studio" at True Fire will go up. Those who started at the 5 bucks a month rate will stay at that rate.

    I have no financial stake in True Fire but I think this is a great deal. Get in while the getttin' is good (and cheap)! ;o)
    Tried to register yesterday but the payment wasn't getting through - looks like they have a problem with that right now....
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    Quote Originally Posted by TOMMO View Post
    Tried to register yesterday but the payment wasn't getting through - looks like they have a problem with that right now....
    Dang. Hate to hear that. Hope it's squared away soon.
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes View Post
    Dang. Hate to hear that. Hope it's squared away soon.
    There's a public announcement on the site that they're working on straightening that out - almost a week to go...
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    Payment finally made it through - I'm in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TOMMO View Post
    Payment finally made it through - I'm in!
    Great. Glad to hear it.
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
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    Quote Originally Posted by TOMMO View Post
    There's a public announcement on the site that they're working on straightening that out - almost a week to go...
    Which site is that?
    If there's a problem with Frank's site, you can sign up for the channel via the True Fire site.
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes View Post
    Which site is that?
    If there's a problem with Frank's site, you can sign up for the channel via the True Fire site.
    Was on the Truefire site - a "Public Announcement" so I was prepared to have problems. Got in touch with "WonderWoman" which didn't help much but eventually today my PayPal payment went through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TOMMO View Post
    Was on the Truefire site - a "Public Announcement" so I was prepared to have problems. Got in touch with "WonderWoman" which didn't help much but eventually today my PayPal payment went through.
    Glad to hear it. I was at the site earlier and all seemed normal.
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    This has been lying dormant for almost a year....

    So I'm curious: who is actually in and working with this and how are y'all doin'?
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