#1
Well, im not very good at guitar, so i was thinking about getting guitar lessons. So i thought i'd ask the pit if this was a good idea?

Also, is their anyone who lives in Manchester, England who could point me in the right direction for a decent teacher?

Thanks.
#3
Try Satriani. He lives somewhere.

Maybe not Manchester, though...
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#4
Apparently there's a guy called Neil, works at Grand Central who does lessons.
#7
does Guthrie Govan live there, by chance?

If so, get him.
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You basically need lessons, its like a must, alteast to get some theory down.


Forgive me, but ive never really known why theory is such a big deal, why is it?
#10
I'm starting lessons this Saturday

I think it would be a good idea.
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#11
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Well, im not very good at guitar, so i was thinking about getting guitar lessons. So i thought i'd ask the pit if this was a good idea?

Also, is their anyone who lives in Manchester, England who could point me in the right direction for a decent teacher?

Thanks.



Where abouts in manchester? sorta personal but I live there.
#12
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Forgive me, but ive never really known why theory is such a big deal, why is it?

It makes everything a lot easier. It lets you figure out what you're doing and why. It opened up a lot of ways of soloing for me and made improvising a lot easier.
It also makes building chord progressions and riffs easier.
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It makes everything a lot easier. It lets you figure out what you're doing and why. It opened up a lot of ways of soloing for me and made improvising a lot easier.
It also makes building chord progressions and riffs easier.


I see, thanks man.

And to the above poster i live in middleton.
#14
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Forgive me, but ive never really known why theory is such a big deal, why is it?

if you can understand what sounds good, writing is much less trial and error.

its like knowing multliplication tables. learning it makes things so much easyier

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#15
It's Hard to teach yourself with books. It is easier to learn trough videos, but when you have an instructer that must be fun!
#16
Definitely, i would say try to get a teacher that listens to metal, even if you don't listen to metal, they will have the best exercises and tricks to get you playing good, faster.

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It's Hard to teach yourself with books. It is easier to learn trough videos, but when you have an instructer that must be fun!

It might just be me but I really enjoyed sitting down with theory books for five hours a day during half term, teaching myself theory. Seriously, I loved it.
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