New lesson page!

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Ben Martin

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Joined: 04/26/10

Posts: 296

Hey everyone,

Today we released a beta version of a new lesson page we are working on! You can try it out by clicking the link in the green banner on most lessons, which looks like this:

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The new page moves some things around, which we think makes the page easier to use. You can now view the video and notation side-by-side, and on some lessons, the notation will automatically scroll along with the video! As the video plays you will notice the notation move so that you can always see the bar that the instructor is currently playing. So far we have only enabled this on the performance and jam-along lessons of these songs:

My Sweet Lord

Folsom Prison Blues

Hotel California

Simple Man

Here Comes The Sun

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Please let us know what you think! Since it's brand new there might be some bugs, so you can switch back to the old lesson page by clicking this 'return to classic view' button:

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#1

Hey everyone,

Today we released a beta version of a new lesson page we are working on! You can try it out by clicking the link in the green banner on most lessons, which looks like this:

uploaded image

The new page moves some things around, which we think makes the page easier to use. You can now view the video and notation side-by-side, and on some lessons, the notation will automatically scroll along with the video! As the video plays you will notice the notation move so that you can always see the bar that the instructor is currently playing. So far we have only enabled this on the performance and jam-along lessons of these songs:

My Sweet Lord

Folsom Prison Blues

Hotel California

Simple Man

Here Comes The Sun

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Please let us know what you think! Since it's brand new there might be some bugs, so you can switch back to the old lesson page by clicking this 'return to classic view' button:

uploaded image

robzohrab

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Joined: 02/08/16

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HI there Ben, I am enjoying the new lesson page system from the quick run through this morning. I will check it out some more today as well, as I am farily new to the site it seems a pretty good update. Good work peoples! Cheers Rob

#2

HI there Ben, I am enjoying the new lesson page system from the quick run through this morning. I will check it out some more today as well, as I am farily new to the site it seems a pretty good update. Good work peoples! Cheers Rob

Ben Martin

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Joined: 04/26/10

Posts: 296

Originally Posted by: robzohrab

HI there Ben, I am enjoying the new lesson page system from the quick run through this morning. I will check it out some more today as well, as I am farily new to the site it seems a pretty good update. Good work peoples! Cheers Rob

Thanks for trying it out, Rob!

#3

Originally Posted by: robzohrab

HI there Ben, I am enjoying the new lesson page system from the quick run through this morning. I will check it out some more today as well, as I am farily new to the site it seems a pretty good update. Good work peoples! Cheers Rob

Thanks for trying it out, Rob!

fuzzb0x

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Joined: 04/02/13

Posts: 339

I've only tried out the new look on a lessons tutorial which didn't have the scroll along function with the tab but I'm liking the layout a lot more. Looking forward to trying some lessons that have the tab scrolling feature as I think it will be a big help.

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I've only tried out the new look on a lessons tutorial which didn't have the scroll along function with the tab but I'm liking the layout a lot more. Looking forward to trying some lessons that have the tab scrolling feature as I think it will be a big help.

Papa Rich

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Joined: 07/15/15

Posts: 89

I have been using the new lesson page and like it. It's easier to use. But today I just tried the automatic scroll function and it is exactly what I needed. Thanks for this. You guys try to improve the site all the time and that's why it's so good and that's why I'm a member. Keep it up.

#5

I have been using the new lesson page and like it. It's easier to use. But today I just tried the automatic scroll function and it is exactly what I needed. Thanks for this. You guys try to improve the site all the time and that's why it's so good and that's why I'm a member. Keep it up.

fuzzb0x

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I've had a look at a couple of the play throughs with the tab scrolling and one thing I did notice was on the song " while my guitar gently weeps " the scrolling tab didn't allow you to fully see the second guitar parts.

#6

I've had a look at a couple of the play throughs with the tab scrolling and one thing I did notice was on the song " while my guitar gently weeps " the scrolling tab didn't allow you to fully see the second guitar parts.

jarkko.eklund

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Joined: 09/25/13

Posts: 177

Is this "New Lesson Page" still in the beta phase? I've been using it since the beginning. Not a single bug occured so far.

Still it needs to be separately activated for each song/lesson series. Would it be possibe to add a selection for having New Lesson Page on by default to account settings, like light/dark interface selection was there earlier.

#7

Is this "New Lesson Page" still in the beta phase? I've been using it since the beginning. Not a single bug occured so far.

Still it needs to be separately activated for each song/lesson series. Would it be possibe to add a selection for having New Lesson Page on by default to account settings, like light/dark interface selection was there earlier.

Jo..

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Joined: 11/08/17

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I prefer the old lesson page, it feels much cleaner to me and easier to use. Really hope you keep it as an option

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I prefer the old lesson page, it feels much cleaner to me and easier to use. Really hope you keep it as an option

Guitar Tricks Admin

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Originally Posted by: Jo..

I prefer the old lesson page, it feels much cleaner to me and easier to use. Really hope you keep it as an option

You can still access the old lesson page. There's a button near the progress button that allows you to watch the old lesson page.

For more info on the updated lesson page, read our blog post here: https://www.guitartricks.com/blog/Lesson-Pages-Updated-for-2019

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us.

#9

Originally Posted by: Jo..

I prefer the old lesson page, it feels much cleaner to me and easier to use. Really hope you keep it as an option

You can still access the old lesson page. There's a button near the progress button that allows you to watch the old lesson page.

For more info on the updated lesson page, read our blog post here: https://www.guitartricks.com/blog/Lesson-Pages-Updated-for-2019

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us.

manXcat

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Joined: 02/17/18

Posts: 489

Originally Posted by: Jo..

I prefer the old lesson page, it feels much cleaner to me and easier to use. Really hope you keep it as an option


Tried 'em both.

+ #me2 on that all points.

"Life is just a bowl of cherries ...."

#10

Originally Posted by: Jo..

I prefer the old lesson page, it feels much cleaner to me and easier to use. Really hope you keep it as an option


Tried 'em both.

+ #me2 on that all points.

"Life is just a bowl of cherries ...."