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Ralph Paul: Secrets To Playing Great Guitar Now!
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
on January 28, 2013
This is one of the biggest scams that i have been taken on he does not give you any time to view one thing before he is ready to move on to something new.wish I would have requested a refund right away. Do not waste your money.
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
on November 7, 2013
One of my greatest problems when teaching students is getting them to "unlearn" bad habits and technique.
this guy will install incorrect information in new players that will prevent their ability to advance in their studies of the guitar.
It is sad because he is in it to make some fast money, teach people how to play something on the guitar and not teach them how to play the guitar.
my advise, go find a teacher who will spend time with you, and correct your mistakes.
I tell my students, give me 5 mins two to three times a day for two weeks. no more or your fingers will hurt too much. then move up to 10 mins for the next month, etc.
10 mins twice a day is 2 hours a week. (6 days).
you cannot learn to play in 5 mins.
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78 of 89 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2013
I have been watching the TV commercials for their latest pitch on their DVD product. I will admit that the 30 minutes infomercial looks quite appealing. I then decided to look at previous reviews and do a little detective work on Ralph Paul....could not find anything on who this person is. Therefore, I went to their Facebook page and posted the following message:

"where can I find a bio on Ralph Paul. Can't find it on Google, nothing on ralphpaul.com and nothing on your Facebook page (which you just started in November 2012). Sorry to say but for a "legendary guitarist/best teacher" self-description, it sure sounds suspicious."

Nothing happened. I went to work, and about 12 hours later, I decided to find out if their FB page had posted anything regarding my comment. Well, sorry to say but TRUTH BE KNOWN... My post was not there and evidently was deleted.

This outcome is too bad because I was very close on purchasing the DVD collection until then. If you are professional then you reply professionally even if the customer is ignorant about the matter. I wrote in a diplomatic and professional way yet they did not have the decency to reply and educate the customer. YOU LOSE! Move on and don't look back.

In the business world, you reply to the customer's inquiry. If you do what they did, you must infer that this is a scam and EVERYTHING else that sounds positive (like You Tube reviews, etc.) is made up by the company that sells this product. I am just sorry that this didn't work out because I have been looking into guitar lessons quite seriously.

So, there you go. Ralph Paul: show yourself and respond INTELLIGENTLY to a reasonable customer's question.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on January 22, 2013
I thought i was getting the DVD collection, recieved VCR tape. I guess i will be ordering again. You need to be more specific on the details.
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94 of 113 people found the following review helpful
on December 15, 2012
"Ralph Paul" Acerno is not a guitar legend at all, but a preacher from N.J. In fact he's a complete unknown who can barely play the guitar, let alone be "America's Best Teacher." He made a video and bought airtime hawking this junk. And it IS junk. I have 2 degrees in music and have played around the country. America has no "best guitar teacher" recognition... (John Abacrombie anyone?). The videos I've seen are filled with errors, both factual, and technical.

If I can keep one person from buying this...and seek out a real teacher...I've done my job.

I've not bought this, or would I ever... The 20 min of footage I've seen proves its a amateur hack job.
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40 of 46 people found the following review helpful
on January 20, 2013
THIS IS A SCAM!! Do not order this! The TV commercial is a joke. Ordered this on the internet site for my husband and realized as soon as the order was sent, it was a scam. Didn't let you verify or change anything plus it bills 2 shipping charges up front. Tried cancelling the order in customer service as soon as the order was placed but was only given a run around. I filed a complaint with my bank as soon as I was charged. I refused the order when it was received and they did give me some credit back but billed me a $6.95 shipping and handling. Don't waste your money!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on January 6, 2014
As a guitar beginner, I found this to be the worst instruction material by far. He provides 20 min "lessons" playing something he made up with no background and no true instruction on what he is doing. After watching, I'm more lost than when I started.
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29 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on January 6, 2013
I used to think Esteban was the king of fake guitarists, until I saw this wankers TV commercial. He is obviously only a month or two into playing himself. A better suggestion was made earlier to look at the free Youtube videos..much better resource.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on January 28, 2013
If you want to know more about Pastor Ralph Paul Acerno

Check out his account of his UFO encounters.

[...]

His Bio says he plays piano, it doesn't mention his guitar playing (Curious).

BTW,

If this was the best way to teach guitar, everyone would teach this way. (Why teach second best)

So.... Buyer beware.
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36 of 46 people found the following review helpful
on December 29, 2012
To even consider purchasing this you must be either hopeless or pathetic. Anyone who's played the guitar even slightly seriously can see within one of his "demonstrations" that he's a complete hack. If you're this desperate to learn a few cheesy basic "riffs" on guitar then I would suggest going to YouTube for free. I as well learned of this through a late night infomercial and found it funny at first then became sickened. I've been playing guitar for a long time and would be upset if anyone I cared about gave money to this pinprick just to learn useless methods and bad techniques.
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