Originally Posted by Momofmany
DH took up the guitar about 6 years ago and has been thru 2 instructors. The first one was young and only taught riffs. DH dropped him because he learned nothing about theory or any basic guitar. The next instructor was more classically based, and he learned a lot more from him. Don't be afraid to find a new teacher if they aren't leading you down the path you want.
Guitar Center is great. I have a friend who plays guitar and claims to get GAS: gear acquisition syndrome. That means more packages delivered to your door!
Repeat after me: G G G G G G G
The first teacher I had many moons ago was very good. I wish I knew how to get a hold of him. I'm a few years older than the "kid" teaching me now but we're on the same page. We're going to concentrate on the fundamentals and throw in some classic rock riffs to change things up. He's leaving it up to me when I want to start learning entire songs. I'd like to get some of the scales down, as well as the major and minor chords. I remember some of the bar chords. He doesn't know how to read music too well, that much he told me. He plays by ear and writes in tab.
Is GAS anything like MTS in the aquarium hobby?
I do fairly well so far with playing the E minor scale "forwards", playing it backwards I'm a little slower. The important thing is to get it right, speed will come with repetition and time.