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The theory is not true
23 36%
The theory is true
25 39%
Guitar teacher is better to go with
32 50%
Yourself is the best teacher you can have
21 33%
Voters: 64.
#1
I have his stupid theory on my mind that if you get a guitar teacher your most likely going to have less technique of your own and have more technique of the teacher?


Who think that it is truth...I don't think so but it is just on my mind if you know what i'm saying?

and which is better to do go in with your self or with a guitar teacher
Last edited by The_Nightwish at Oct 11, 2007,
#2
Yeah, you'll have the technique of your teacher. On the other hand, getting self taught will give you THE WRONG technique.
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#3
Not if have a brain and know when to draw the line between your style and your teachers.
#4
ya, youll get no technique if you dont get it taught to you.
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#5
your theory is completely wrong. get a teacher, learn musical theory. people dont understand, eventualy your going to stop taking lessons, but you wont stop learning. ive been a few months without lessons, up till that point i was learning a lot of jazz and theory. i took that knowledge and applied it and i dont sound anything like my teacher
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#6
Your theory is stupid.

Everybodu needs a guitar teacher when you start off. You can obviously be good without, but if I hadn't had a guitar teacher in the first three years, I wouldn't be such a good musician. Now I'm on my own, but I have the basics he taught me.
It's important at the beginning.

I still have my own style, I know some of his other pupils, they all very different.

Oh and theory is important.

Those who say Jimi didn't know any theory (an example that is often used) are totally wrong. He spent years learning about the fine art that is Blues, and besides, when you look at the tabs, it's dead obvious that he knew theory. He may not have been John McLaughlin or Steve Vai, but he new his stuff.
#7
Quote by Alter-Bridge
Yeah, you'll have the technique of your teacher. On the other hand, getting self taught will give you THE WRONG technique.


+1

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#8
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Those who say Jimi didn't know any theory (an example that is often used) are totally wrong. He spent years learning about the fine art that is Blues, and besides, when you look at the tabs, it's dead obvious that he knew theory. He may not have been John McLaughlin or Steve Vai, but he new his stuff.


Its also arguably said that Hendrix had some degree of perfect pitch
#10
I lack a teacher now, as mine moved, but I have had two before. My personal experience has been that I took the style of my teachers and modified it to something that was mine that I enjoyed.
#11

Those who say Jimi didn't know any theory (an example that is often used) are totally wrong. He spent years learning about the fine art that is Blues, and besides, when you look at the tabs, it's dead obvious that he knew theory. He may not have been John McLaughlin or Steve Vai, but he new his stuff.

the old school blues style uses the "just try to find what sounds good and wing it" idea.
You watch him live he'll hit wrong notes all over the place but he ends up using as a part of something. basically good at making it look like he knew what notes he was hitting, but really didn't.
but he is one of the few people that can get away with not knowing theory, along with other good blues based players.
#12
Quote by Alter-Bridge
Yeah, you'll have the technique of your teacher. On the other hand, getting self taught will give you THE WRONG technique.


not true. Depends where you get it from. if you get the technique from a book or something it will be good
#13
Quote by The_Nightwish
I have his stupid theory on my mind that if you get a guitar teacher your most likely going to have less technique of your own and have more technique of the teacher?


Who think that it is truth...I don't think so but it is just on my mind if you know what i'm saying?

and which is better to do go in with your self or with a guitar teacher

Wrong wrong wrong wrong...

Your theory is indeed stupid...

A teacher just gives you a base to work from so you can form your own style...

Without the base, you'll just have your own style, with nothing solid to put it ontop of, and it'll most definately suck

The trick is to get the right teacher, if you play metal don't get a teacher who specialises in blue grass...

If you learn on your own you can fall into the pitfalls of poor left and right hand technique, poor stance and poor theory knowledge, also a lack of real song writing skills.
#14
I dunno... I think I have my own technique but I wouldn't mind having my guitar teacher's technique. He's good... And he played with Jordan Rudess!
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#15
I taught my self this past three years and i do everything strictly by the hal leonard book.

My dad wants me to get lessons for a professional to straighten me up and fix all my bad habits, and when i was at my local guitar store trying out a Boss noise suppressor two weeks ago this one teacher from downstairs came up and he asked if tim was here (this ABSOLUTELY better than dragonforce local) and he saw me and was in awe, and watched me play for a little bit, and was correcting me on some bad habits i had and asked if he could teach me some good techniques to keep me going off track and getting horrible and he wanted to soo bad that he's making me pay $6 a 30 minute session instead of $12
#16
Even if this is true, look where it got Kirk Hammet and Steve Vai. They were both taught by Joe Satrini (SP?)
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#17
i don't hav the technique of my teacher, like he helps me and with mine but there r differences between the 2.
#18
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Even if this is true, look where it got Kirk Hammet and Steve Vai. They were both taught by Joe Satrini (SP?)

Good point, Kirk learnt from the best, and his style is very different from his teacher... i.e., his teacher was good, he's not.
#19
I don't even know my teacher's style other than "jazz". I've been going to him for 8 months or so and still don't play jazz....
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#20
yeah, lessons help A LOT. i've gotten much better at composition and so much better at soloing (even though i may still suck to some extent)

it's much harder teraching yourself. chuck shuldiner did it though...
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#21
I wish I had my teacher's technique. He's a beast.
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#22
I'm completely self taught, have good technique, my own style, and know a bit of theory. But there's no doubt I'd have progressed faster and probably be a lot better had I taken lessons.
#23
Guitar tuition is just a faster way of learning to play guitar properly
#24
I am not opposed to getting a teacher by any means, but I had a teacher for 3 months and he sucked horribly and now I don't want to get another one because
1. They cost a lot.
2. There is only two in my whole town.
3. Learned nothing from first teacher

Since then though I have been self-teaching myself because it is literally the only thing I can do. I look up to my favorite guitar players who are 100% self taught (Herman Li/Jeff Loomis, etc) and believe if they can get that good self taught so can I.
#25
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I am not opposed to getting a teacher by any means, but I had a teacher for 3 months and he sucked horribly and now I don't want to get another one because
1. They cost a lot.
2. There is only two in my whole town.
3. Learned nothing from first teacher

Since then though I have been self-teaching myself because it is literally the only thing I can do. I look up to my favorite guitar players who are 100% self taught (Herman Li/Jeff Loomis, etc) and believe if they can get that good self taught so can I.



I had a kid with a similar attitude come to me and he was trying to play erotomania with his index finger only after 3 years of self tuition.
#26
Quote by Alter-Bridge
Yeah, you'll have the technique of your teacher. On the other hand, getting self taught will give you THE WRONG technique.
That's true in a good amount of ways. Before I had my teacher, I had many, rather embarrassing, wrong techniques.
#27
Yeah actually this thread has prompted me to think about getting a teacher...Although I would say my technique is pretty solid for self taught, I 100% alternate pick, keep the thumb midway up the neck, keep fretting fingers vertical over strings, and other stuff like that.
#28
yes i think that, your teachers influence on your technique would be very apparent