I picked up Blender just over 3 weeks ago. In that time I went from learning how to use the interface to this video.
I still have so much to learn, but thanks to many of you in the Blender community and your generosity in creating and sharing documentation and tutorials, I was able to hone in on the exact things I wanted to do for modeling, lighting, and animation. I hope to create more animated music videos like this, only better as I continue to learn more about Blender.
A very huge and special thank you to Paweł Adamowicz (SirGagarin) for his fantastic MIDI Driver Python script, without which this animation would not have been possible.
@Idh1109: No this isn’t the first 3D App I’ve used. I played with Gmax a bit about a decade ago to add scenery to MS Flight Simulator 2002 then 2004 and I’ve also played with E-on Vue pretty extensively. Having a grasp for how 3 space works and basic terminology such as faces, vertixes, edges, bezier, etc and knowing what to expect when placing a primitive or extruding certainly helped me in learning how to use Blender faster than someone who has never touched a 3D modeling application.