The Shoutbox
Originally Posted by ynwtf
guitar was my anti-theory instrument. sax was my primary and i had to take piano lessons with college theory. OMG I hated piano. loved theory, but hated piano. guitar was just me plucking randomly and de-tuning strings deliberately so i didn't have to know wtf i was doing. everything on guitar was by ear. even today, i can barely play a scale on it which is kinda sad now that i'm older.
I loathed piano. Why? I think because it was the forced to play this stuff and do it 30 mins every day.

I'm not saying people should cave to a child's wants, but what's the point if the kid isn't engaged. If it takes pop music or other stuff, to get them there, why not? Better than not playing imb.
I loved saxophone. I never should have sold mine.
guitar was my anti-theory instrument. sax was my primary and i had to take piano lessons with college theory. OMG I hated piano. loved theory, but hated piano. guitar was just me plucking randomly and de-tuning strings deliberately so i didn't have to know wtf i was doing. everything on guitar was by ear. even today, i can barely play a scale on it which is kinda sad now that i'm older.
I tend to focus on technique early with students, slowly weaving in theory as we go along. If I go too heavy on the theory too early, I start to see that glazed eye look as confusion sets in.
And my music theory is ****, so the dude is basically talking Greek to me. I'm sure over time it'll start to come back but at least my ear is still good (i.e. I know when I sound like a dying cat).
Indeed, I sure did. It seems easier than the last time I tried to learn a guitar, but I am having a real tough time reading tabs and playing what I read. I am getting a lot of things backwards
Yea, I saw the lesson thing, but wasn't sure if you had pulled the trigger on that particular instrument. Grats!
I most certainly did. My lessons are every Saturday.
Originally Posted by John McClane
If I knew what I was doing I'd say make me an offer

Hey, did you end up getting that bass?
Originally Posted by Sedai
Originally Posted by ynwtf
Don't do it. While baby needs a new pair of shoes, baby also needs a vintage 1975 Ibanez Outlaw Flying V to be the baby rock star she was BORN TO BE.

baby's got needs.
baby can play a different guitar. Daddy just doesn't like Flying V guitars. Daddy would rather have a nice Charvel super strat with a maple neck!
Well in THAT case, trade up and be happy.
If I knew what I was doing I'd say make me an offer