Welcome to gotta-yell-it.com. We have been providing products on line since early 2008. We recently changed the focus of our business to educational products, and will be continuously updating our site.
Bob, the primary force behind gotta-yell-it.com's new direction, has been playing guitar for more than 35 (yikes!) years. Besides wondering where the time has gone, Bob also sings in a choir, has gigged in cover bands and has tons of experience moving large sound systems and cramming them into relatively small corners of pubs and clubs. A confessed gearhead, he's been known to tinker on the piano and drums, various rhythm instruments, and his kids' toy xylophones.
The collection of Mackie mixers, vintage power amps, old school ADATs, microphones, outboard gear and instruments wait patiently while this site is grown and expanded.
We are interested in any feedback you have about any of the products we sell, and you can drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. While it is a goal to actually, personally review every product we post, and not just for the sake of convincing you to buy them (although it would be awesome if you did and were quite pleased with them), we're just not there yet. So, honest feedback would be great. Additionally, having played for so long, it is sometimes difficult to assess how instructions "get through" to new players.
We all play for different reasons, and sometimes it takes a goal to motivate us to pick up our instruments again. For some, it is the goal of a good gig with friends in a local pub, for others, it's the chance to lead a congregation in songful prayer, for others still, a fun way to ease our kids into a restful night's sleep. It takes all types to make this world as interesting and amazing as it is. Since different teachers can appeal to all our various motivations, we will offer courses that appeal to a broad cross-section of motivating factors.
Thanks for reading!
Bob has played guitar for nearly 39 years, and studied voice for three years in NYC with a very patient teacher in the mid-90s. Various cover bands and originals projects later, he now sings in a choir and has developed his voice since those lessons using vocalese exercises in his car commuting to various IT Consulting clients. So, it is with firsthand knowledge that he can claim guided practice and instructional courses work, since his voice has improved from its previous status of "may harm small woodland creatures" to now carry small solos in the 16 member choir.
Of interesting note is that when Bob had been playing only 23 years, a set of circumstances led him to a lesson studio with a 23 year old "kid" wondering, "what in heaven's name is this kid going to teach me?" Within approximately five minutes, Bob's illusions of grandeur were shattered by a player he still holds in the same category as Larry Carlton and Mike Stern, an absolute monster player. After 23 years of bad habits, Bob practiced four hours a day to re-learn how to play. Learning music was an integral part that, and should never be dismissed. It opens worlds of tone you never would have known existed otherwise.