I'm currently wondering about some guitar lessons - face to face rather than just lessons on JamPlay. Though so far I've had no luck with any of the possible local tutors replying to my enquiries. I guess a lot of tutors would rather have the simpler task of pupils who want to learn songs than those like me who want to learn how to improve improvisational skills.
I am looking at learning more about both blues and the more jazzy/melodic cross-breed stuff I do as two separate exercises. I think I am less concerned about finding material to try to continue progress on blues - lots of lessons / backing tracks etc around generally.
Though my progress with blues is hampered by:-
(1) the "risk taking" needed for good blues is very much at odds with my natural inclinations
(2) currently to get a semi convincing stab at blues I either need to be in a foul mood, or I have to psych myself up to be in one like some method actor
But for the more fusiony genre stuff - good teachers, lessons and backing tracks are harder to come by. This is the area where in the last couple of years I have progressed most I feel, thanks mainly to David Wallimann via video lessons. It is also an area of music I want to explore more and get much better at. But I feel I'm reaching the stage where a bit more is needed in the learning process than just a video - particularly as the need for chromatic playing, and out of the box notes becomes more necessary.
I just noticed that David Wallimann does private 1 to 1 Skype lessons. Now given that it is his video teaching that has brought me this far .... seems like it could make sense to bring his personal guidance into my guitar playing too? His CV / experience certainly are more impressive than anything I've seen and am likely to see locally.
Anyone tried Skype for getting guitar lessons (or for anything else that would suggest how well lessons might work)? I have never used Skye at all for anything. I know and like him as a teacher and as a person so if Skype could work ... could be a good idea?