So, I'm changing instructors.
My previous instructor is a great guy and a terrific player but we reached an impasse on the type of music I want to play and I could not convince him to show me the "building blocks" if you will, so that I could Frankenstein some techniques together.
He is admittedly poor at both metal and punk - I'm nearly certain he doesn't like either and I didn't need the disapproving looks anymore.
I'm passionate about learning and I learn best when I can tear things apart and play with the pieces. I know this having taught myself to build websites and write and turned both into careers.
Also, "buy the next book in my series and you'll learn X" doesn't work for me.
There's a blues guy in Oklahoma City and I'm going to work with him for a while. I'm excited about it. I'd come to dread my Friday lessons.
Of course, I glean whatever I can from guys like Ben who post videos. But at this stage, I feel need personal instruction as well. I need someone who will give me the tools to create.
So, folks... any suggestions? Thoughts? I'm sure some of you have been where I am right now.
There are a LOT of guitar instructors out there, and a LOT of them really like heavy metal. Look harder, you'll find the right guy.