#1
O.K.... So this may not be the right forum, but any way......

Here's the story.

I started playing over a year ago "Self taught", and a few weeks ago I've felt like I've slipped in to a rutt with my skill level, and felt like I'm not prgressing as I should.
I did some searching on the internet to find a place I could get some lessons to help me out. What I found was "The Rock School", check out the web site..... www.forthoseabouttorockschool.com/home.html
The guys that teach at this school are in an AC/DC Tribute Band called "Back in Black" , I've seen them several times in concert, "before I started taking lessons" and I got to tell you, these guys amazing..... www.backinblack.info/Index1.html

My guitar teacher is the "Malcom Young" persona, and after two lessons on one song, I got it nailed down, we are curently on the next song "Girls Got Rhythm" and after the first lesson on this song I have the main part nailed down, next lesson is the solo.

My question you everyone is.....

Who is you guitar teacher and does he/she play in a band and what band is that?

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#5
at the start, i learned playing the Kurt Cobain's demo "Do Re Mi", so i think he was my first teacher.
#7
Chris Skinner. I don't know what his band is called, but they play Rock. I took from him for 2 years and stopped because I was getting better faster on my own, but I'm on a plateau, so I'm about to start taking again.
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#8
i was pretty much "Self taught" too...but i was influenced by my cousins, and both my parents played the guitar...

i saw my cousin playing the guitar and i built a new interest and started to buy guitar books, chord books and stuff and just taught myself...
#9
John (Johnny boy) newton
he's a legendary player, absolutely amazing slide blues, and can do all the van halen stuff, taught me so much
#11
My first teacher was a guy named Greg. He was an incredible guitarist and could nail any playing style perfectly. He played in a rock band similar to the Steve Miller band with his wife. They aren't famous or anything but boy were they good. He eventually quit teaching and set his band aside so that he could help work on a project to develop a method of teaching guitar to the blind. After he left he was replaced by one of his own students, a guy named Steve. He wasn't quite as talented as Greg, but he was a lot more focused on metal, which turned out better for me in the long run. He looks almost exactly like Scott Ian lol. Eventually I quit taking lessons because I felt that I had reached a point where the lessons weren't really doing anything for me, and that the rest of my career will come self-taught. He was reluctant for me to leave, because I was apparently his best student =)
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#12
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my teacher is called Chad Leader.

he is in the US Army band.

http://www.chadleader.com/live/

check out sumner st.



Man.... This guy sounds awsome... FAST

Thanks for sharing

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#13
Justin Sandercoe's lessons on youtube are interesting

But I'm self taught, learned all my theory from piano.
I don't even shred
#14
^Mafropetee:
Hey you are one of my kind, people who post gigantic paragraphs on UG.
My guitar teacher is in a metal band and is pretty awesome on guitar.
He got me into Pantera and other metal because it is so technical all of the time. I can never remember the name of his band but I plan seeing them at least once before they break up. The singer is a dumb ass and won't show up for practice or something.
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#15
My Teacher Is MJ Stockbridge
He's been in a bunch of different cover and original bands, He's also a great Jazz guitar as well as being able to play pretty much every style. He has a website and a myspace with audio files.

I'd post the website but i dont know if IT be considered spam, so just google him?
#16
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^Mafropetee:
Hey you are one of my kind, people who post gigantic paragraphs on UG.
My guitar teacher is in a metal band and is pretty awesome on guitar.
He got me into Pantera and other metal because it is so technical all of the time. I can never remember the name of his band but I plan seeing them at least once before they break up. The singer is a dumb ass and won't show up for practice or something.
Yay paragraphs!

apparently they listen to too much pantera
(phil pun)
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#17
My teacher is Jim Cruz an amazing jazz/rock/country (anything under the sun) guitarist

He plays with a band called Alchemey www.myspace.com/jimmycruzmusic
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#18
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My teacher is Jim Cruz an amazing jazz/rock/country (anything under the sun) guitarist

He plays with a band called Alchemey www.myspace.com/jimmycruzmusic
thats some kickass stuff
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#19
I studied classical guitar for about 7 years with a classical/jazz guitarist (which lived in the same neighbourhood as me, luckily) called Andreu Parra. I also had a pair or three lessons with Pedro Caparros, guitarist for Breed 77.

And since then, I started playing electric guitar and I've been self-taught. But I may take some lessons from the awesome bluesman Demian Dominguez this summer.

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#20
my guitar teacher plays hard rock he isnt in a band but hes amazing!

He shows no emotion. he hasnt smiled laughed or yelled or anything in the 3 months ive been there
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#22
My dad . He's not a guitarist, he knows a few things like 12 bar blues and stuff, he's a professional accordion player. You laugh you lose. He was also a conductor back in the day so he has mad skills and can teach pretty much any intstrment, although I had to pick up advanced techniques by myself. Free lessons whenever I want FTW!
#23
I'm studying jazz guitar at college right now and my teacher's Rick Stone, an excellent jazz player who's well known around the tri-state area.
#24
I got taught by one of my friends for about half a year or something like that, guy by the Name of Scott Gentry and he taught me the basics of most techniques but he's moved away from here now to Brighton and is currently in a band called Khameleon.
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#25
Rick Denis of Rick and the Sway Dogs. amazing Blues guitarist and great improviser, but for a few months im taking lessons From John somethingorother who is a Luthier and a Classical player.
#26
My teacher's name is Dan Cademartori, I think. He's a multi-genre player, but plays mostly rock.
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#27
i have two teachers.

one is Billie Feather, she plays bass in a honky tonk/rockabilly band.

and my other one is Scott Perry, he plays blues by himself (and sings), and he plays in a swing/jazz band as well
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#28
My guy is Steve Mironovich. My father grew up with him. He actually showed him the basics. He went on to surpass that. He's in a band now called Circle of Thorns with Twisted Sister's drummer A.J. Pero.

His closest shot to fame was back in the day with A.J. in a band called Cities. They shared the stage with the Bay area thrash acts when they made their first swing to the east coast. He's shared the stage with Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax. Cities is among the many thanked on the Kill Em All album. He also gave Ron Thal lessons for a little while.

Here is a video of him playing. Check out his others as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pfuHXdNRGA
#29
David Sykora, don't know if he is or was in a band but he is an awesome guitar player and has taught like 20 others before me. And those people are pretty good.
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#30
Steve Smyth, he used to be in Nevermore, now hes got his own project.
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#31
my teach is Horby Lopez. ****IN AWESU!M!!! He can shred, play blues, he sings like Uli Jon Roth. lol. but seriously, he's amazin, very versatile but can be intimidating when ur in rehearsal
#33
my teacher is Mark Madruga. he is ridiculous. i went in for my second lesson with a burned disc of songs i like and he learned, by ear, a couple of songs on the disc and wrote them out in an easy way so i could play them.
#34
My teacher is named DEl Coon. Really metal. Mostly teachers progs scales and uses a lot of decent music as examples to teaching so it really keeps you in the mind set of learning
#35
I've had 2 teachers, one was Dave White owner of White's Music, great acoustic guitarist, heard he was an amazing piano player as well but I never heard him play. My new teacher is of the same school and I was moved to him when I wanted to play faster stuff, his name is John Rosario, he was in a large Aerosmith coverband called Draw The Line, now he is in another coverband Cartune Heroes.
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#37
my guitar teacher is mike dodd im in his guitar class at school but its lame cause i cant be taught to much because theres some dumb kids in the class and he doesnt want the better students to go to far ahead
#38
Eric "jesus" Stenson, the dudes awesome

was in a band years back, not now, hes still a cool guy