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#1
My first time in the Pit only because I could not think of where else this thread would go..oh well..

Well I've more or less have been self taught on guitar since I started at age 14. Up untill a year I started taking "lessons" from this guy who is a supposed "expert". The lessons are not really lessons but him basically having me play really ****ty country songs and some 60 rock that he claims "is the best". I don't mind that , but he tends to say some pretty unintelligent and down right stupid things. Here is a list of quotes from him.... and I'm being serious here.

BTW this guy is about 60 years old and lives by himself.....

"All amps made past 1966 are junk"

"All guitars made past 1968 are junk"

"There is no such thing as a good solid state amp, they are all junk"

My favorites however are... "I can play with any band in the world" and "I taught Brad Whitaker"(of Aerosmith...we live in mass...big Aerosmith town)

"High end Tube amps made today are are garbage they are just solid states in disguise"

"Listen to me son, I can play as good as the Micheal Schencker fella, he ain't that impressive"

One day I suggested that instead of playing some ****ty Paul Simon songs, that we try some AC/DC instead.. "Those guys can't play... No one listens to them any more why do you wanna play them?"

And he gives me **** for being a Rush fan...... "THEY DON'T STAY IN THE I IV V THEY CAN'T PLAY!"

He is average at best. He dosen't even play with a pick. I don't know if thats normal or not.. I really want to get good but this idiot is just a lunatic.

I want the lessons but he REALLY makes it difficult to be around when he is an @$$ which is about 70% of the time. What should I do?
#3
He just sounds like an ignorant opinionated idiot who doesn't consider other people, probably should teach guitar. If you're learning some decent theory, though, that's all that matters in my opinion.
#5
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"Listen to me son, I can play as good as the Micheal Schencker fella, he ain't that impressive"


That son of a bitch. KILL HIM.
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#6
quit those lessons and find another teacher, no one has a gun to your head
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#7
Show some respect asshole, the man taught Brad Whitaker for Christ's sake. Only real men play without picks, take Jeff Beck for example.
#8
Agreed.
It's good to have variety too,
This guy sounds pretty close minded.

Edit:I was agreeing with the first post
#9
Just nod your head and act like you're soaking it in.
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#11
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He just sounds like an ignorant opinionated idiot who doesn't consider other people, probably should teach guitar. If you're learning some decent theory, though, that's all that matters in my opinion.


Yeps.

Though him not playing with a pick is normal haha, especially since he plays country!
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Get yourself a new guitar teacher


+1

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#13
High end tube amps are higher quality parts, just because the parts are higher quality doesn't mean it's suddenly SS.

Oh ya, don't judge him on the pick, lots of people don't play with picks, it's all preference and you can't judge whether they are a real guitarist or not by how they play.
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#15
nothing wrong with paul simon TS. But yeah he is ignorant, so find yourself a new teacher.
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#16
Come on guys, TS doesn't even know that it's possible to play without a pick! I honestly don't think that his guitar teacher seems that bad, and the lame jokes about no good amps being made after '68 or whatever really shouldn't be taken too seriously...
#17
new teacher!!!!!!

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#18
RAPE HIM LOL

Just get a new teacher dude.
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#19
If he's really acting like a prick most of the time, and that's making it hard to learn, then I say get a new teacher.

Also, do you already know the things he's trying to teach you? I think it would be good to learn techniques of other styles, but if he's not teaching you anything new, then you're wasting money.
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"High end Tube amps made today are are garbage they are just solid states in disguise"


WTF?

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And he gives me **** for being a Rush fan...... "THEY DON'T STAY IN THE I IV V THEY CAN'T PLAY!"



FAIL

Ditch this guy
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#22
Find another teacher who will teach you what you want, not what they want. There is no room for snobbery in music.
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#23
Quote by Pizza The Hut
"High end Tube amps made today are are garbage they are just solid states in disguise"




That's gold you couldn't write that yourself...
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And he gives me **** for being a Rush fan...... "THEY DON'T STAY IN THE I IV V THEY CAN'T PLAY!"

Until I read that, I was going to suggest just getting a new teacher, one who isn't a total asshole.

Now you have to kill him. For the sake of the children.
#26
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Show some respect asshole, the man taught Brad Whitaker for Christ's sake. Only real men play without picks, take Jeff Beck for example.


dude, the guy is aerosmith is brad whitford, thats why he thought it was funny
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Show some respect asshole, the man taught Brad Whitaker for Christ's sake. Only real men play without picks, take Jeff Beck for example.


Yeah, and AwesomePossum5.
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#28
tell him to put a donk on it.


sorry, i'll just go back to the thread about the blackout crew

on topic: new teacher, more respect. mark knopfler does a damn good job without a pick.
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#29
Quote by asator
tell him to put a donk on it.


sorry, i'll just go back to the thread about the blackout crew

on topic: new teacher, more respect. mark knopfler does a damn good job without a pick.


Lol. It IS infectious. =P
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#30
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Lol. It IS infectious. =P

haha
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#33
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dude, the guy is aerosmith is brad whitford, thats why he thought it was funny

Yes, I know that...you clearly misinterpreted my post as a cereal one.
#34
Hes an idiot, but alot of people play without a pick.
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Think of that next time you are not allowed to laugh.
#35
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he gives me **** for being a Rush fan...... "THEY DON'T STAY IN THE I IV V THEY CAN'T PLAY!"


OBLITERATE HIM!
#36
Get a new teacher!!!! He sounds like a close-minded twit. Just keep teaching yourself, I've been teaching myself for 5 years now, and I like it. It helps you develop a distinct and individual style, IMO.
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#37
haha he's just an old guy. find a younger teacher, someone whos been to music school and everything
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#39
Michael Schenker really ISN'T that amazing

and playing without a pick is good for some things

Maybe its just jokes, as some other guy said?
lol@u
#40
Why are you still with him if he's an ass?
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