#1
lessons when you first started what ever instrument you played and have regreted it ever since??? i did this with the bass and took like 6 months of lessons quit cause i didnt learn how to play seven nation army(ha) and stuff but its so much more than looking cool and playing cover songs and riffs, i just wish i wouldve known that before i quit *leaves to the hug thread, and waits for someone to follow*
#4
i quit classical lessons to try and get better grades to get into uni.

i will never regret anything so much again. ever.
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#5
I did a month or so of bass lessons just learning the principle behind it all and the basic scales with a brilliant teacher. I then stopped and picked it all up myself and don't regret it one bit.

I could be much better technically, but I'm more than happy with where I'm at as a bass player.
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#7
Get lessons a year or two in.

NEVER go to the first couple. Waste of money.
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#8
I took piano and guitar...

Had to quit both because I was busy with other things (now I can't remember what those things were ). I regret it sometimes, but I seem to be doing fine with both on my own.
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#9
I'm still taking lessons, not with the same teacher though. I've switched teachers three times, from a rock player, to a jazz player to a nationally renowned jazz player, getting better all the time. Theres no reason that any of you cant pick up lessons again.
#11
i took guitar lessons for a year and a half but i quit because it got to a certain point where he wasnt teaching me anything new, im sure i could learn more from lessons i just would take like music theory lessons of something
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#12
self taught pwns all.
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#14
got some guitar lessons when i was 8, quit, then took it up again when i was 15. if i had stuck with it from the start id have an extra 7 years worth of playing behind me!! ah well....
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#16
I'd like to take lessons. My dads fiance introduced me to this guy, and while I appreciate what he knows, he doesn't really know anything about theory, which makes me question how much I can really learn from him.
#17
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Lessons never hurt anyone. Ever.

I had guitar lessons in 4th grade and quit. Then I picked guitar back up for like 3 years on my own, took lessons this summer and am taking them again soon.



crappy lessons can hurt.... "DownPicking is useless" *shakes fist in anger*
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#18


Seven Nation Army doesn't have any bass.

I taught myself for like 8 months, learned rather slowly, and then I started taking lessons. I learned at a much faster rate, and my technique improved exponentially. I don't plan on quitting anytime soon, as long as I can afford it.
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#19
i just hate how arrogant i was! that was the biggest problem. i thought that playing tabs all day would eventually get me to be as good as the person that plays it, problem being...IT WONT. i want to know every damn thing about it now but it might take a while for that knowledge to get back to me. im happy were im at, i just know with someone knowledged next to me i can know more and make my playing sound exactly how i would want it. balls
#20
self taught
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#21
I took lessons for a few years.. then for some reason, stopped. I regret it sometimes, but what he wrote in the book we worked out of I will continue to use for a long time. Find a great teacher, and ask as many questions as you can.. best way to learn in my opinion.
#22
I honestly don't see why you'd need bass lessons. You just pluck one string at a time.
#23
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I honestly don't see why you'd need bass lessons. You just pluck one string at a time.




I still get lessons for piano, guitar and singing. I find they give me structure for training and really motivate me to improve.
#24
Took lessons as a kid, grew bored with them so I quit. Five years later, I picked the guitar back up and taught myself. Course, I don't actually know anything.
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#25
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I honestly don't see why you'd need bass lessons. You just pluck one string at a time.


you must have your head really far up your ass kid, maybe pull it out one of these days. theres more than just darkness out here in the real world
#26
First day I got my guitar, I felt it sounded rather flat.
This feeling was shortly followed with a piece of guitar string digging into my shoulder.
I kinda just put it down for a while after that. -_-
#27
I took piano lessons when I was six, but quit because I hated it. About a year ago I started lessons again, and now I absolutely love it. Although I didn't stick with it long when I was younger, it was really easy to pick it up later in life since I'd gotten the basic training as a kid.

In seventh grade I started guitar lessons, and then I quit a few months later because my teacher was a total creeper/asshole. He couldn't believe that (heaven forbid) a girl wanted to play guitar, so he was a total jerk to me and treated me like, well, a girl. Eventually I couldn't stand it anymore, so I quit and self-taught.

I also take vocal lessons.... I have no story to tell there, though.
#28
Nope. I kept with it for 10 years. I started when I was 4, and when I was 8, I wanted to stop, but my dad convinced me to stay with it. I'm now 17, stopped lessons when I was 14 because it was all my guitar teacher could teach me. I didn't take up adavanced lessons because I couldn't afford it though. I wish I could, but I can't.
#29
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crappy lessons can hurt.... "DownPicking is useless" *shakes fist in anger*


Who the hell told you that? And why would you believe them?

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I honestly don't see why you'd need bass lessons. You just pluck one string at a time.


Yeah, until someone comes along and invents chords.