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  1. #1

    Join Date: Nov 2014
    Location: Norman, OK
    ME: SG / Strat
    Rig: Laney IRT60H, Blues Jr.

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    New Instructor

    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.
    All I can ask is that I suck a little less each time I pick up my guitar...

  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Glocester, RI
    ME: Ibanez S540
    MA: Taylor 414ce
    MB: Custom P-bass

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    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.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Dec 2009
    Location: Albuquerque, NM
    ME: Sherman Poips
    MA: Martin DXK2
    MB: StringlessRusted Leonbass
    Rig: Mark-V 25 1x12

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    Consider looking into doing some Skype lessons with people that you know have the same interests as you. I taught on Skype for 4 or 5 years, and I thought it went very well.

    This way you are not geographically limited.

  4. #4

    Join Date: Nov 2014
    Location: Norman, OK
    ME: SG / Strat
    Rig: Laney IRT60H, Blues Jr.

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    That's not a bad idea. In fact, I may look into that in addition. Thanks!

  5. #5

    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Location: Norman, OK
    ME: Gibson SG Special
    MA: Yamaha FSX700SC
    Rig: Fender Deluxe VM

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    Hit me up if you ever want to jam!

  6. #6

    Join Date: Nov 2014
    Location: Norman, OK
    ME: SG / Strat
    Rig: Laney IRT60H, Blues Jr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey View Post
    Hit me up if you ever want to jam!

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