Poll: Who's your teacher?
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My teacher.
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Me!
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#1
Did you get a teacher to teach you or are you self-taught?


I get lessons. I don't think I'm smart enough to point my own self in the right direction.
I will soon perish from this lethal injection called love.
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#3
i taught myself
no actual lessons...
and not to brag or anything
but i think im going pretty good...
#4
ive taught myself just as much as ive learned from lessons. i take them weekly, but i still teach myself techniques etc.
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#5
still teaching myself....
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#7
i'm self taught and i prefer it that way. i learn what i want to learn whenever i feel like learning it. it's cool
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#8
I taught myself for a year and half, took lessons for a year and a half, then my teacher got bored half a year ago so I quit and I've been teaching myself for the last half year.
#10
Self-taught. Altho the only problem with being self-taught is having no reason to really practice scales, theory, etc, just songs mainly. Altho I myself think im not too bad at improvising. Altho im gonna be in a band soon, which is gonna give me some reason to learn more scales and such.
#11
I taught myself, I did about a year of lessons but I have the attention span of a rock when people are trying to explain things to me...so ya
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#12
Self taught for the last two years but considering taking lessons.
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#13
Ive self taught myself for my entire life of guitar playing.
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#14
I've had a teacher for the past few years. He's pretty awesome. He doesn't turn guitar into work with books and such. He just points me in the direction of whatever kind of music I want to play.
#16
self taught. Im happy with my skill level. Figured to do things my way, have my own style.
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#17
i took lessons for about a year, then quit because i wanted to venture out on my own and since then i've learned good soloing techniques, sweep arpeggios, harmonies, that kind of stuff. but i'm not bashing teaching, i enjoyed it and my teacher was an awesome man. i really loved it.
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#18
Self-taught. I learned from the book that came with my Squier Strat. I learned the notes of the guitar before I heard of tabs. Then I just started messing around with no real aim. I watched some of the "Shred MasterClass" videos, and learned penatonic minor that way. And I figured out pinch harmonics from a kid I knew, but most of what I know is just from learning songs. I'm trying to keep as much theory as I am technique, but I just can't. However, I am taking the AP Music Theory class next year, which should help me with that.
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#19
I think being self-taught is good for musicians in genres like Blues or Rock, however I think it's almost impossible to be a self-taught classical guitarist and be considered good nowadays.
#20
used to be self taught, but then i got a teacher
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#22
I was taught the basics by a teacher. I taught myself more advance techniques by practicing by myself and/or youtube
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#23
Half and half really.
Classical guitar I got taught.
The rest I really taught myself.
Classical guitar don't teach you tapping.
#24
I had my uncle teach me for 1 day, then he just bailed on me.


SO I'm self-taught
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#25
My lessons mostly consist of me and my guitar teacher just jamming throughout the entire lesson. He also lends me his iPod and I have to listen to select songs. It's good and fun, and it teaches me how to solo and learn songs by ear.
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#26
I was self taught and I'd say I'm far on the scale of any genre and I'm capable of playing really any song that you throw at me, given I would receive the time to work on it and master it.

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#27
I started with a teacher

but he was more of a classic rock guy, whilie I like my epic metal.


I quit going because it was going nowhere.
#28
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#29
I have a teacher.
He's awsome, he helps me learn whatever I want to
learn.
I even play at an open mic night with him.
#31
Self taught, played violin a bit in middle school, picked up the guitar in highschool and wow did I suck lol, but hey at least I gave it a try and now it's been about 6 years no classes, no lessons, no teacher besides the music that spoke to me and I think I've accomplished quite a bit. I might not be no jerry garcia or jimi hendrix or joe satriani or eric clapton etc.. but thats alright im jonathan daniels we all got a name, we're all ourselves
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#32
im both, i get lessons from a guy who teaches only on acoustic and really focuses on reading music and theory. so i get that knowledge from him, everything else, my alt picking technique, harmonic minor scales and middle eastern scales i use a lot, my economy picking and sweep picking and tapping is all self taught, i use the Steve Vai workout for my technical warmups a lot, that thing is like a bible to me.
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#34
I taught myself essentially. I just started lessons because it will help me get ready for when I do music in college. I can also learn a lot more than I could just by playing with myself.
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#35
I wanted to get lessons, but there's a very limited choice of teachers around here. And the only good teacher moved to New Orleans.
So I taught myself.
I like Fall Out Boy.
That is all.
#36
Self-taught in everything.
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#37
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I was self taught and I'd say I'm far on the scale of any genre. I'm my own teacher, and I'm capable of playing really any song that you throw at me, given I would receive the time to work on it and master it.


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#38
I had a teacher for a reasonable amount of time, enough to get what I needed to progress.
#40
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i'm self taught and i prefer it that way. i learn what i want to learn whenever i feel like learning it. it's cool


+1 self taught ftw!
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