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mordeth
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hey guys,

parents have offered to pay for a month of lessons for my birthday this month - never been a big fan of lessons, or particularly interested in taking any, but i think it could be useful to get a little professional advice on my playing.

basically id like to make out my own lesson play for the month - completely technique based - everything from posture/holding the guitar to forming chords, lead and rythm playing.

i know alot of people here are teachers or have taken lessons, so maybe you could input some ideas of what would i should aim for.

thanks
mord

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Crank-N-Jam
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I'd just make a list of the things you think you are the most weak with and go from there. I started taking lessons only a few weeks after I got my guitar, so I started with the very basics like scales and open chords. I did tell him that I really wanted to learn standard notation as well as tab, so he would give me my lessons in both. Most good teachers will work the lessons around whatever things you want to focus on the most.

Are you planning on going for more than just one month though? I'm not sure how much just a month of lessons will do for you.

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jimbob
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can you play at all or are you a begginner?

need a bit more situ info


   
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mordeth
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been playing for about 2 years, and fairly happy with my progress, just want to try and improve my technique and iron out the bad habits ive picked up.

hopefully some people here could comment on the most common bad habits self taught players have and help compile a list of areas to concentrate on during the lessons

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gunslinger
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I know as a self taught guitar player my biggest problem was (still is on some level, but not as much) posture and the way I was holding my guitar to make barre chords. YMMV however.

Our songs also have the standard pop format: Verse, chorus, verse, chorus, solo, bad solo. All in all, I think we sound like The Knack and the Bay City Rollers being molested by Black Flag and Black Sabbath.

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mordeth
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i have that same problem as well gunslinger, thats the first thing i want fixed. trying to find other 'serious' common problems so i can have a list of things to work on

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kachman
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sounds like you've got the basics down and have an idea of what you want to learn. i'd say discuss what you want to learn with your teacher and he/she should be able to make a lesson plan help you develop your practice schedule. Also, this site has some articles devoted to practice scheduling and planning that may give you ideas.. good luck!

http://www.myspace.com/kachman


   
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