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Old 05-15-2009, 09:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Who here is self taught?
Do u prefer it over having an actual teacher?
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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iam poor i cant afford a teacher LOL

so iam self taught on the drums

i wish i had a teacher tho 2 give me some tips
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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iam poor i cant afford a teacher LOL

so iam self taught on the drums

i wish i had a teacher tho 2 give me some tips
yea i was thinking about getting a teacher
but im poor too

you should checkout youtube videos they help me...somewhat
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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im tryin to self teach myself guitar
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I started out guitar self taught for 5 years then took 2 years of jazz guitar lessons to sorta' refine my theory and skills. I'm self taught at piano, but would really love lessons one day.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I enjoy taking lessons, my teacher is an awesome Rastafarian guitar player who's just fun to jam with... I just wish I didn't have to pay him for stuff like that, but he's great at helping me with my theory.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yea so far i've been self taught for about 3 months and i would really like to get a move on on my skills but its hard when you dont have a professional teaching you....yea youtube helps but there is not anyone there to take you on one on one
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm self taught, but I believe there are many advantages of having a teacher.
One thing about guitar is that you can never stop learning. Even if you feel confident that you're a pretty good guitar player, there is something out there to learn, a new riff, a new song, a new genre etc. Having teacher is more like having a mentor or guide. They can show you things that you are not aware of, but they can only pass on hints and tricks, and the right way of doing things, they can not pass on talent. In the end all musicians are self-taught by the fact it is up to them to practice, practice, practice.
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Old 05-16-2009, 11:06 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm self taught, but I believe there are many advantages of having a teacher.
One thing about guitar is that you can never stop learning. Even if you feel confident that you're a pretty good guitar player, there is something out there to learn, a new riff, a new song, a new genre etc. Having teacher is more like having a mentor or guide. They can show you things that you are not aware of, but they can only pass on hints and tricks, and the right way of doing things, they can not pass on talent. In the end all musicians are self-taught by the fact it is up to them to practice, practice, practice.
I think this is a very true.
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:04 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I`m self taught (in a sense - although i reffered to books and magazines in my youth)!

I don`t recommend it, i hit the wall after a few years and pretty much gave up improving. It was my sons interest years later that got me going again, and now with the information on the net its SO easy to have the questions you want answered.

I would`ve been a whole lot happier if i`d have paid for a few lessons, for someone to teach me to play Johnny B Goode or something, and then expain how that relates to the blues and major scales! Stubborn pride stopped me - idiot i was!
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