Guitar World: April 2012 Videos

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mcphert1

I have been reading Guitar World since it came out. I cannot say how disappointed I am that video promised online in the magazine have not been provided.

While the first installment of Keith Wyatt's column this month on Charlie Christian is on the youtube channel, it barely covers 10% of the column and is missing subsequent videos. This is a big one, and I am sure that many readers and subscribers are equally disappointed. How can the magazine's management treat their readers with such contempt.

Please sort out this matter asap.

tarpit

Torrent or an FTP server would end those bandwidth issues with the downloads.

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oztinhix

The "Online Contents" section is not in the MAY 2012 GW issue. What does this mean?

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bubbakorshka

It probably means your March 29th comment was probably spot on correct.

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shlem

Come on GW. Give us a little info on what's going on with the download link. We haven't heard a word out of Jeff for 3 days. I do appreciate his responding. I guess the old saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" applies. Go back to sending us our CDs.

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bubbakorshka

Three days? It's been over a week now. This is ridiculous. GW quality is going down the drain and this website is a joke.

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bubbakorshka

An update?? Anything?? It's been a week since last we heard anything. Many of us already have the May issue and still nothing for the April video DLs. All past issue DL links are broken as well.

Help?

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ameba

Well isn't this just Ducky! Just received my May issue of GW and still no April video download link. This is ridiculous already!!

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bubbakorshka

I have to agree with Ameba. Please GW, fix things so we can download the April 2012 videos as well as the links to past download past issues videos. If nothing else, let me know where I can mail you DVDs so you can burn me some DVDs from Oct 2011 to the present. You have a good product but your emedia dept is starting to really be a big PITA. Loss of the CDs was no fun, no we can't download anything. Will this be fixed? Trying to be patient here.

Thanks for a response (hopefully)

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oztinhix

Usually when this kind of thing happens it means a big change for the presentation of the magazine media content. Either they will:
1)scrap the option of downloading videos and just stream them on the GW site for PC and mobile devices.
2)re-introduce the multimedia CD
I bet it will be number 1.

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bubbakorshka

I'd definitely rather see them return to the CD, but if they really are going to change the presentation of the media content my bet would be that you are right and they go with the first option. That would really suck too. At this point I would just be happy if I could get all the disc content from Oct '11 through Apr '12. Hell, I'll even mail them the DVDs if that helps.

GW seriously needs to get this "extra media" problem of theirs under control. With the internet rapidly replacing print media, and web sites that offer Guitar Pro tabs online, GW really needs to better themselves or else face extinction.

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chele_h

Mario-

I'm not looking at that article right now, but usually the tab shows you the fingerings for the chords, if it's a chord, the numbers will all be stacked vertically (not sure how much you knew about tab)

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mario3166

chele_h, thanks for the response. I'm familiar with tab and the article does have the fret numbers for each chord stacked like normal. What i was hoping for was fingerings for the chords like a 1,2,3,4 system for your fingers next to the chord fret numbers. Basically i'm unfamiliar with these chords and wanted to know what the recommended fingers to use on each fret were.
ex: B7

--2(4)
--0
--2(3)
--1(1)
--2(2)
--x

thanks again

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chele_h

You can really pick the fingering that feels best to you. With your example, personally I would reverse the 1st and second finger, but if it feels better the way you wrote it, go with that. I once had an awesome teacher, and we were working on a lot of jazz chords.. I have never learned so many chords so easily than with this guy. He would give the chords in tab formation and tell us to use the fingering that worked best for us. I've worked with other people who were very writing about fingering- i found that to be very limiting. Good luck!

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mario3166

I'm a pretty recent subscriber but I had a problem with the current issue. The article on 50 Heavenly guitar chords. In the article description it says there are fingerings for all of the chords. I don't see the fingerings in my issue. Just the chord name above the tab C/D, ect. Unless you have a chord book or chart handy this doesn't help. Am i missing something or is there a free chart online i could use?

dlee

Where's the download for the video's?

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bubbakorshka

Dear Mr. Kitts,

I am also unable to DL the April videos as well as some previous months. I am unable to DL Oct2011, Nov2011, Dec2011, Holiday Issue, Jan2012, Feb2012, and Mar2012. In fact I can't even find a link to attempt to DL the "all videos (large file)" for the holiday issue.

Will Guitar world be fixing the DL problems for these older months as well as for this April's?

Thank You in advance for your reply.

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cuff11

I hope Guitar World goes back to the cds also.These downloads just don`t work!
I`d even be willing to pay a little more for my subscription to have a hard copy of the content.
Besides digital is not permanent software changes(try running old 98 stuff on windows 7),disks crash etc.

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JeffKitts

Hey guys, we're still looking for a permanent solution to our file-hosting problem so we can continue to offer the option of downloading all the videos...in the meantime, I've split the videos into two separate Zip files and uploaded them to a Dropbox account. We haven't really tested this before, so click the link toward the top of the page and give the downloads a try. Let us know what happens!

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JeffKitts

The links to the April video downloads is disabled again...sorry folks. We'll keep trying!

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MKD1369

Any idea of how long before you're able to post them at least like you did May 2012?

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ameba

Try a little harder!!!

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ameba

Can someone from Guitar World "PLEASE" post an update on the April video download link. We've waited long enough I think!!!

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oztinhix

So this "file hosting issue" takes more than 3 weeks to fix? Give me a break.

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dondi

Is there no link for ALL the content?... you know, the one that is usually followed by the words, "very large file"??

thenineofspades

Ive gotta say it would be nice to get back to the hard copies again if nothing else. I was overjoyed when they went over to the downloads, thinking that now I wouldn't have to worry about losing or scraching a disc but this service really sucks. Half the time the downloads freeze 3/4 of the way through and you'd have to start again. With the cds there was always the chance of getting a baddy writen disk or it braking in the mail but it wasn't as frustrating as trying to download something 5 times (one big file 5 times or 5 little ones either way it's time consuming). I think they should offer a TORRENT or magnet link, it could be way faster downloading and you wouldn't end up downloading multiple copies (through server time out errors) for thoughs of us with data plans to adheare to.

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oztinhix

Is GuitarWorld switching *BACK* to the CD again? I can just see it now: GuitarWorld, May 2012 issue, "Hosting the video files online proved to be too costly and inefficient. We are now offering your video files on a new enclosed DVD-R, which will ship with the July 2012 issue. The 'future' is here." -Future Publishing

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65vwbug

No it's just not you. THere is no download link. It was there and now it's gone. You can't get to the previous months either. Jeff could you post an update?

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Sukisyn

Is it just me or is there no link for the single download. I hate dl'ing each one individually. :)

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65vwbug

What's up with the download video's. It's was there, didn't work, matter of fact not even last months link worked, Now it's gone completly.?????????

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JeffKitts

Download link is up, guys...sorry for the delay. File hosting issues, nothing more.

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General Klinger

Thank you Jeff. If possible, can you update users if there is an issue so we don't all start bitching about it.

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mikeyesfan

They did it again this month to come on guys I know you are better then that, but I can kind of understand you want to make sure somebody buys the magazine put a code area in it that lets us get them. You know one that can't be found real easy only someone who bought it will be able to search it out.

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CLegend03

Obviously Guitar World has mastered over promising and under delivering.

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jdelgado1977

Still waiting for the video download link!

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joey5150

Still Waiting....

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65vwbug

Streaming the video doesn't work for me. I get sound and jerky video. Please post download links.Thank you............

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General Klinger

Well just checked and my subscription officially expired now. Not that GW cares, but this guy isn't renewing. I can't stream the videos and download them to watch at work. Since they can't seem to get their act together, I will just save my $15.

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Force3fangwo

Again??
WHERE IS THE DOWNLOAD LINK
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU GUYS
I WOULD BE WILLING TO BET YOU GUYS DON'T EVEV READ THESE POSTS.
IT'S -- A SHAME YOU -- ARE GIONG TO GO OUT OF BUSINESS THIS WAY.
KNOW WHAT I MEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

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General Klinger

Still waiting for the link :(

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sloppyfingers

It's a "Future Publishing" thing guys..Don't be so hard on GW.
It used to be a well run mag, before they got a hold of them.
At least they have downloads available, unlike "Guitar Techniques" magazine who went digital, but basically flipped you the byrd on making the cd content available.

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realmgeorge

2nd month subscribed on iPad, 2nd month let down. Issue again still not available to download on iPad. What a bunch of smoke and mirrors. Don't say its available now if it's not, ya nincompoops!

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CLegend03

Hey guys!

Where's the download links? Are you trying to do away with letting us download the files? This is the second month without any links.

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jdelgado1977

Hi guys!

Where is the single download link for april´s issue videos?

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