An E-mail to Mark from a guitarist who now enrolled in the Mark Elf Guitar Conservatory. The email was sent while he was studying with Mark via email.
Mark: The lesson was great, exactly what I needed. It has opened up a lot of
doors for me. Whilst I was using a few triad ideas I hadn't really
formalized it or thought about where they were coming from. Also the idea of
using the melodic minor scale against a dominant 7th is something I hadn't
really practised. It shows where I am lacking in my approach. Any more of
that sort of thing is a great help. I am quite happy for you to send the
lessons as soon as you like, then I can book some more. I have used PayPal
before and there was no problem. At some stage can you help me on the
technique question. How to improve fluency and the up tempo thing. As I
said I used various scales and picking patterns which help up to a point.
When I heard your live recording I wondered how you had attained that level
of control and accuracy. I can put the practice in but I am not sure I am
doing the right thing.
Thanks again, look forward to hearing from you.
Tony Marshall - UK