Rick Beato

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  1. p-ninety

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    Not a fan, though I freely acknowledge his expertise, and his value, to others.
     
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  2. harmonicator

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    I like the vid where he geeks out on Wes's Cariba. He's a music nerd with Pro experience putting together quality content to make $$$ on youtube. He kicks down quite a bit of great knowledge on theory, styles, and recording techniques. His personality doesn't bug me. His jazz themed vids are my favorite ones.
     
  3. Seegs

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    Not officially but I’ve studied at the Wisconsin College Conservatiry under Jack Grassel for a semester and had 4 years of private study with two Berklee grads, one of whom I went on to play with for 1,5 years in Germany and Switzerland.
     
  4. No_Stairway

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    Glad you didn't ca anyone out specifically :rolleyes:
     
  5. Kenny Blue

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    Everyone is an individual. Everyone has their own unique personality. And for sure Rick's personality is very evident in his You Tube channel. Some seem to really like what he offers, and apparently some really do not... and everywhere in between.

    I really enjoy his channel. I think that he is very knowledgeable and the way that he presents things makes a lot of sense to me personally. Some of his longer, opinion fueled videos can sometimes be something that I, step away from, at a certain point, but then I could say that about someone who is a friend and listening, at length to their certain take on things can get to be, sometimes, beyond what I am interested in hearing. But that, for me, can be with anyone ... really.

    Overall I am a BIG fan of Rick and his You Tube channel. He is a very talented musician and teacher, imo.
     
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    Good advice!
     
  7. Jon C

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    Dagnabbit ... now you've given me a little homework. :cool:
     
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    He certainly knows his stuff and I really liked what makes this song great. He seems to have a thin skin however for any kind of comment he doesn't like. I used to follow his instagram feed and I commented on one of his clips " good playing , maybe I am missing something but it sounds like he's running scales " . An honest comment that was not malicious , just my observation. I was booted from the feed.
     
  9. jkendrick

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    I like the WMTSG videos and, in particular, the ones on songs/bands I’m not necessarily a fan of. It’s enlightening. His theory stuff is hit and miss for me and the stuff about his son’s perfect pitch is fascinating. I don’t bother with his live streams anymore as I found them to be too rambling.
     
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    ^Agreed!
     
  11. LieInKing

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    Many more positives than minuses for me. I agree he's pushing himself as a brand, and that sometimes comes through in for example videos you think he's made because he want to keep his face in front of people rather than because he's got anything new or interesting to say.

    But he's fantastically knowledgable about so many areas of music and he's passing on that knowledge free of charge - how can that not be a good thing? As for whether he's a "monster" player, maybe not but that's probably because he's not an out-and-out specialist guitarist. He's a very, very good player in a wide range of styles and if he doesn't have chops of a "monster" I think his all round musical awareness would match or exceed many monster players.
     
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    Who cares if he's a world class guitarist or not, he shares a wealth of musical knowledge. I think YouTube is a better place with RB.
     
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    I'm a fan. He puts a lot of information out there and I've enjoyed his insights. I've also learned something new here or there. Seems like someone I'd like to have a beer with.
     
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    Rick’s biggest lesson to anyone here should be his work-output. He’s got a motor and he is trying out and developing content in real time and in two years has gone from “nobody” to “someone” in a way that should be inspiring....

    The key to success is getting stuff done — doing it well is a bonus and Rick’s done both.

    Just those 70 videos on “What makes this song great”.... I tell you what — try to make one of those. Try to write 1000 words on what makes any song great.... now imagine doing 70. Almost one a week...

    Put a goal in front of you and go for it. I’d love to hear more music from you guys here - to watch more videos from you guys - to read more album or concert reviews — can you imagine trying to keep pace with Rick? The guy is a monster.
     
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    What I like about him is his passion for all things music. He presents AC/DC and Nirvana with the same passion as Steely Dan and Yes. It makes you realize these these pros are/were on the same plain, not one genre better than another, different but equal.

    I’ve never read comments on his vids so I can’t comment on his attitude, but I can understand why he’d be annoyed when asked for tabs of his transcriptions, that’s not only a lot of additional work, it also takes away the individuality. A musician who reads music notation will be looking ahead figuring out the positions and fingerings that work in the piece, and there are usually many ways to play the same passage.
     
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    Rick is my favorite YouTuber.
    He is so knowledgeable and wants to share that knowledge.

    If only there was a Rick Beato channel for me to watch 25 years ago I might have progressed beyond mediocre intermediate wanker.
     
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    Love his stuff. His enthusiasm and knowledge are greatly appreciated.

    After watching a video where he described his path from growing very poor to making his way via networking and working quite relentlessly hard to get to where he is no matter the circumstances and obstacles thrown his way, I gained a real respect for the man.

    As for his attitude, nobody's perfect. He can't please everyone, although I find it a shame if what is mentioned about him being trigger-happy in regards to people whose comments and suggestions opposite of his viewpoints is true.
     
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    I don’t see comments either as I generally watch YouTube on our AppleTV, which doesn’t show comments AFAIK. But he jokes about the “ban hammer” frequently during the live streams I’ve seen, though I’ve never watched one in real time. I don’t really are TBH if he’s got a quick trigger finger there. YT comments can get out of hand very quickly.
     
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    I was put off by the same thing when I heard him openly tell "Aaron" to "get that guy off (the chat)" on more than one occasion. Any enemy of free speech is an enemy of humanity. I sense the same kind of character flaw we've witnessed in Eddie Van Halen. Have I watched his videos and found them useful? Yes. Would I invite him to a dinner party? Probably not.
     
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  20. skronker

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    Rick is a monster guitarist and musician.
    He can explain, breakdown and play other artists music and his examinations are correct.
    watching his videos is time well spent on youtube
    if you only watched his channel and practiced the guitar material you will be miles ahead
    the scope of subjects he covers is immense from audio production to advice on how to succeed in todays musical environments
    he has some killer interviews with Jeff Berlin, Scott Henderson
    R.B. knows what's up, do you?
     
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