At 1/15/13 10:05 AM, DivoFST wrote:
At 1/15/13 12:48 AM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote:
LOL..well that's not nice at all, maybe he paid you instead of getting paid in the end of each lesson xD
At 1/14/13 07:05 PM, DivoFST wrote:
I tried taking lessons once, but I ended up getting a teacher that was actually worse than I was... So the lessons didn't last very long, and I just continued teaching myself instead.
At 7/7/12 02:17 PM, saqwert wrote:
How many of you people learned guitar from scratch on your own?I did...but i suck compared with people that had professors :(
I started with a hunger to learn a lot of things but it sorta disappeared with time and now im just happy to know what i know.
I know enough to keep me going and i let feeling do a lot more than knowledge when i pick my guitar the only problem is when i hear my "teacher educated" guitar buddies talk and play...it discourages me like hell.
Oh also playing guitar without any teacher for 3 years messed my finger positions on the fretboard and my pinky looks hadicaped when i use him to play solos xD
I know the feeling. I've been playing altogether now for 3 years years, and I've been playing on and off since. It started out in the late days July I'd practice and learn approx. 6-8 hours a day because I had such a strong passion. After three weeks, I met a friend at my summer trailer park who played for years, and he knew more technically. He was a blessing to have as a tutor for at the time I was playing simple pieces of work like; "Day Tripper", "Highway To Hell", "Purple Haze", and various others.
He said I was good for have only been playing for three weeks but three years later where am I?
My first major break from playing was 6 months. I still retained muscle memory because I had played once or twice in that time. I continued playing guitar the following 7 months, about 4 or 5 days a week, lasting as long as 3 hour sessions. Then I had another break in my guitar playing, for 8 months, and I had surely lost my chops by that point I thought. However, I only seemed to have lost my calluses and finger strength. My lastest jammer friends also had seemed to have gotten me into absorbed into the utter elegance of heavy metal, creating a unique vocabulary of songs for myself on guitar.
Now I've got a cumulative arsenal of licks and songs along with fretboard knowledge, chord theory, and scales. My advice is to practice every day, even if it for 5 minutes. It's better than practicing for an hour a week, as your brain's neurons remember and record their functions every time you sleep so practicing once a week would inhibit the memory of your guitar playing knowledge base, and you wouldn't want that, would you?
My advice: Practice everyday. I'm no Jimi Hendrix when it comes to guitar but you won't appreciate a virtuoso telling you that later on in your career. Instead, be the virtuoso who advises others.