After a year and 2 months of being self-taught im finally getting an instructor

#1
I'm curious when you go in does the teacher ask you what u noe and crap? Also if you're self-taught did you ever get an instructor or stayed self-taught. I actually want a teacher because i want to be able to noe wat im playing rather than by tabs and saying oh this fret and that fret.
#2
Get an english teacher.

They ask you what you already know so they know what to teach you in order for you to improve.


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#3
I've been playing for a long time, and I'm self taught, although I took a couple of lessons once...but it was expensive as ****!.

And yeah....he is going to ask what you know. He'll probable make you take a test.

And that "frets stuff"... I mean you could learn that over the internet IMO.
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#4
on the first class, it's common sense that the teacher asks you at what level you are. Otherwise he wouldnt know where to start.

as for me, I went from Extremely basic 2 month lessons to self-taught, took lessons, and now back to self taught. its good to now know what I'm playing AND being able to experiment.
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Get a english teacher.

They ask you what you already know so they know what to teach you in order fo you to improve.

You should get an English teacher as well.
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two years self taught. and no intention of changing
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#9
he'll probably be more interested in you theory knowlegde. which, based on your 2.5 years playing, is probably needing more improvement than your techique at the moment.
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#10
I've been playing for a little over a year and need to get a teacher for atleast a year so I can get into MI. If I didn't need it for MI, I would stay self-taught. Only 'cause i've been told i've progress rapidly for playing only one year.
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#11
i've progressed a lot and im pretty good for a self-taught person,but i want to get technical. also i'd like it for the person to give me songs to play and exercises than asking myself what song do i want to learn today that wont really help.
#13
Not if you practiced proper technique.
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But they have to be sarcastic or something... or just messing around.

Surely people this dumb must've failed to breathe a long time ago.
#14
yea thats wat everyone says,but im not sure wat bad habits i might have developed. i think the only thing so far is the way i do vibrato. most ppl anchor their thumb on the fretboard to do it and i dont anchor my thumb
#15
Keep your thumb behind the middle of the neck, or farther (second is probably bad, but I lean towards middle towards the edge of the neck (thumb not showing).

Also don't anchor with your pinky on your right hand.
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But they have to be sarcastic or something... or just messing around.

Surely people this dumb must've failed to breathe a long time ago.
#16
yea i leave my thumb in the middle and i've read thats the correct way,but i dunno y everyone does it the "wrong way"