#1
I'm having trouble finding any decent electric guitar teachers in my area, and was wondering what would it be like if I was to get lessons from an acoustic player? I only really play electric (acoustic on occasion), and play the likes of Dream Theater, Vai, Satch etc
#2
a guitar is a guitar so i don't see why not. if it sounds good on acoustic then it'll sound good on a clean electric which is exactly what you're aiming for.
#4
cant see an acoustic teacher being very good for dream theater vai and satch. The sort of techniques they use arent exactly acoustic friendly (tapping, shredding, sweeping etc.?
#5
I learned off an acoustic player, he could sweep pick and finger tap and everything really well on acoustic, and could play any piece you let him listen to note for note after one listen, sometimes two if it was an awkward song. They tend tend to be better than electric guitar teachers.
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cant see an acoustic teacher being very good for dream theater vai and satch. The sort of techniques they use arent exactly acoustic friendly (tapping, shredding, sweeping etc.?


IF you are doing these techniques properly it shouldn't matter what kind of guitar you're doing it on.
#8
Its not so much technique I'm after (I've accepted the fact that no-one really knows much about technique where I live, funny thing actually, I only found out Freepower was giving lessons close to me after he had moved away), so I want to learn about reading sheet music, theory soloing all over the neck etc.

Maybe I've answered my own question?
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IF you are doing these techniques properly it shouldn't matter what kind of guitar you're doing it on.


I don't really agree, there's a matter of string tension that comes into play - even with simple things like bending, and in general say open string noise and muting of other strings.

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#10
^ granted acoustic strings have a little more tension than electric strings, but not that much. i think a little hand strengthening can compensate for that and imo at least (not trying to argue, just imo) technique is technique, regardless of which instrument its practiced on.
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^ granted acoustic strings have a little more tension than electric strings, but not that much. i think a little hand strengthening can compensate for that and imo at least (not trying to argue, just imo) technique is technique, regardless of which instrument its practiced on.


Again, I disagree. You're not going to have amplified open string noise when sweeping etc for example on acoustic, nor are you going to do 2.5 step bends with ****loads of vibrato (just to give an example).
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#12
Techniques like tapping are easier on electric guitar thanks to the pickups though. Nobody's stopping him learning from an acoustic teacher on an electric anyway.
#13
well. i HATED my acoustic teacher so i basically ignored everything she said and taught myself how to play both electric and acoustic, but since i never really had a good teacher for either, i couldnt say. personally though, i would say that some of the electric technique would be hard to duplicate on acoustic. if the sole purpose of learning to play acoustic is to play electric, its a good place to start, but inevitably, you're going to have to relearn some things along the way

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#14
if you have an acoustic teacher, it'll be difficult to learn songs played on an electric because of fret access, tremelo, effects, stuff like that. seriously, can you imagine someone playing surfing with the alien on an acoustic? Sure, it's possible, but it's just not the same. I guess you can go that to get an idea of how to play stuff, and then play it on your electric.
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#15
It's the same instrument. Get him, he'll be better than those teaching you a couple powerchords.
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#16
hey i have a classical guitar teacher an he is legend for me, he can't sweep but i taught sweep picking to myself but he gives good advice on what in my improvs sound good and he teaches well. my previous teacher was on electric and he barely taught me anything. so it depends wat the teacher is like
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Again, I disagree. You're not going to have amplified open string noise when sweeping etc for example on acoustic, nor are you going to do 2.5 step bends with ****loads of vibrato (just to give an example).


there is unwanted open string noise on acoustic aswell. Your teacher should be teaching you how to mute unwanted strings on acoustic guitar!
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#18
you will still learn guitar but it WILL be a different style...the accoustic guitarists still have many valuable things to add do your techniques
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there is unwanted open string noise on acoustic aswell. Your teacher should be teaching you how to mute unwanted strings on acoustic guitar!


No ****. It's of much, MUCH less importance to mute them when playing acoustic though, that's what I'm saying. Please don't take me for an idiot, I know there's open string noise on acoustic.

Anyway, TS, better than nothing, but get a proper electric one if you can.
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cant see an acoustic teacher being very good for dream theater vai and satch. The sort of techniques they use arent exactly acoustic friendly (tapping, shredding, sweeping etc.?

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