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Old 03-29-2013, 08:18 PM   #21
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^ out of interest, who is it?
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:53 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Freepower
^ out of interest, who is it?

Do you mean like name and #? It's a guy that my sister piano teacher reccomended, the piano teacher was amazing at piano, she taught at Berklee School of Music. He teaches at a music place in New York.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:15 PM   #23
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Never had a teacher, so never had that problem. I just do what's comfortable
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:42 PM   #24
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With so many different instructors and styles how could anyone even know whats right from the start. Asking for different opinions and wanting to reassure yourself that what you are doing is correct, I found out can cause someone to blow a gasket.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:10 AM   #25
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Asus2 - its called that way because its played with two fingers.

What a ****ing fail that guy was.
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:43 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by tappooh
Asus2 - its called that way because its played with two fingers.

What a ****ing fail that guy was.

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Old 05-24-2013, 08:11 PM   #27
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I am largely self taught, and, perhaps as a consequence of this, originally made just about every mistake in the book: anchoring, excessive tension, picking too deeply, playing with my fretting hand wrist bent far too much etc. etc. In fact, I could probably have written the book... Gave myself tendonitis and carpel tunnel syndrome a few times too (well, if you are going to muck something up you may as well do it properly!). Thankfully this is all behind me now.

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Old 05-25-2013, 02:51 AM   #28
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Hi guys,

I'd be very interested to hear what you were taught by a (probably well-meaning) guitar teacher, which you then found out later was wrong and had 'unlearn'. We've all experienced this, and not just in the world of guitar.

I can remember my first guitar teacher absolutely insisted that the pick should be held with two fingers and a thumb. Although this isn't necessarily 'wrong' it does have its limitations and the majority of guitar athletes do not do this so it wasn't the best advice. It no doubt served my early teacher well enough but mostly because he was a fairly pedestrian player who looked down on playing fast.

Any real clangers out there?

I have never, ever learned anything 'wrong'. The reason is because I have never taken lessons from a teacher, instead I have learned from good books, which were written by the top teachers at the time.

Taking lessons from a teacher is great, but only if the teacher really knows his stuff, and often that isn't the case at all with guitar. It's very inconsistent compared to, say, a violin teacher.
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:25 AM   #29
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When you are first starting out almost eveyrthing you do will be "wrong". There is a certain level of maturity that needs to happen which means failing, excuting things poorly, being stubborn ect. All of these things are rungs on the ladder you must get over to get better.

Keeping your own ego in check and taking instruction and help in a positive way is difficult for alot of people at the start. But once you do you'll progress MUCH faster.
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