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Soundslice vs Licks Breakdown - what is your take on this?  

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Question for you that I've been wondering about. How important is the licks breakdown of solo lessons? It takes a long time to do these for me, and I could make solo performances available faster if I don't do a detailed licks breakdowns, but provide the Soundslice version instead. It seems to me that it's all there with the Soundslice view, and you can slow down and loop any section. 

How valuable is the breakdown of licks to you, percentage wise? Usually they are over 30 minutes long for a regular type of solo performance.  

If the value of the licks breakdown is only 5% and Soundslice is 95%, well then perhaps I don't need to do the detailed explanations (really difficult material would probably need it however).

On the other hand, if most members see it as very valuable, then for sure I need to do the detailed explanation.

I will likely ask this question again in a questionnaire fairly soon, but with a list of answers to choose from.

Feel free to reply with your thoughts right here, right now.

I'm here to help.

Posted : May 28, 2019 10:26
New Member

Robert for me this is a no brainer. The breakdown is always where I go first this is because I do not have much time to practice. I see it as shortest way from point A to B. I have used the Tab and find it useful but for visually watching which fingers to use and how to prepare for the next lick is where the breakdown is invaluable. I have just got the advanced blues solo under my fingers and I am slowly finding that as I progress I can learn these licks faster and faster. Point in fact I chose the advanced blues solo over St James Infirmary Blues just for the reason you are asking this question.


Posted : May 28, 2019 11:14
New Member

Breakdown is very important for me.

Posted : May 28, 2019 11:31
Eminent Member

I've gotten to the point where I only use soundslice, Robert. If I have an issue, I might go to the breakdown. Usually I just work it out...Will

Posted : May 28, 2019 11:52
Trusted Member

To be honest, I truly prefer the Soundslice version. I will listen to the breakdown only for the first part, when you show the solo/riff. After that, I don't see the point of having to enumerate all the notes one by one. I can read the in Soundslice.

However, I think you should put more focus on fingering and position change instead of mostly the notes. 


Posted : May 28, 2019 20:01
Dan Garrett
Trusted Member

I prefer the breakdown. I can get the sound close to you with soundslice, but with the breakdown I get the theory. That's important to me.
One the other hand, I realize the breakdown is very time-consuming for you. If eliminating the breakdown means we get more licks to work on, then that's a good enough trade-off from my point of view.

Dan Garrett, M.D.
"Magic Dude"

Posted : May 28, 2019 22:12
New Member

I appreciate the breakdown in terms of tying the licks into chords, progressions, when to use the licks, etc. I love the theory because it broadens my understanding of the fretboard.

Posted : May 30, 2019 15:03
robert liked
New Member

I vote to keep the breakdown part of the lesson. It is very helpful. 

Posted : May 30, 2019 17:31
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