First of all thanks for your lessons and all the hard work you put into it, i've seen your progress through the years and how you develope dthe product that you have today, greatly appreciated.
I'll start by saying i've played guitar for about 8 years now, I picked up after a knee injury. I used to do a lot of sports and I had to fill the gap with it. I realy got stuck into playing with that hard fender acoustic, barely making barr chords and all that begginer stuff but something felt right about electric guitar so I got myself a Fender Stratocaster with the Humbuckers.
I started watching Marty Schwartz and at that point it felt realy good cause I could learn a lot of stuff from him, licks, the concepts of blues scales, some stuff here and there but after a year or two it felt like I needed something more. I was already digging into blues scales and listening to SRV, Hendrix, Sean Costello, Bonamassa and all the Kings, Blues was in me and I needed help getting it out.
That's when I first found your videos around 2009-2010?, gr8bluesgtr back then. It was the begginer series of the Blues solo, I quickly got that one down so I went onto the intermediate. That's when I felt the challenge, but I just put my head into it and got the whole thing down after a couple of weeks. Then I went onto the advanced and knew that I was ready... yet. I suscribed to your channel, followed every free lesson friday, some I can do, some I can't because of the speed but I always try understand the concepts of what you're doing and apply them in my own way to my playing. I also remember all the videos where you talk about musician/Guitarist mentality, they also helped a lot and help you put yourself in perspective, this is a long run, you gotta be prepared and it's going to take sacrifice, you have to be honest to yourself along the way.
Today im an accomplished musician who has recorded 8 songs in studio, has done over 60 gigs and is the frontman for a band called Kings Closet. We like rock, we like blues, we like funk, we like psycadelich. To me you are an essential part of what I am today as a guitar player as you helped me do the jump from begginer-intermediate to advanced.
I must say since then I have developed into my own music and don't play the blues as much as I did but it's an essential part of my playing even if applied to other rythms or styles.
I can't express enogh gratitude for what you do and I think what you have going on the "The Barn" is absolutely amazing. I wish I could have something like that one day.
Best of wishes in the future Anthony.
A true fan from Madrid, Spain