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When i was readin your post about the Theory Lesson thats when i started to think i should probably take lessons so i can know all of that and more and truely understand it. I not really sure where i should go for lessons.
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I would suggest busting open the phone book and looking up "Music School" or "Music Lessons," or even call a few music stores (smaller ones usually have a list of affiliated teachers; Guitar Center will rarely have anything like this).


I tried doing a www.yellowpages.com search for your area but by gum, that site is useless!

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The phone book is a terrible way to find a good teacher. :(


The best teachers don't advertise, they don't have to.


Isn't there someone here from Georgia that can help a brother out?


OK, I just went to basslessons.com (which must be a good resource because I am listed ;) )


There are a bunch of names listed for Georgia.


I don't know the geography of Georgia, but Adam Nitti in Atlanta would be a wonderful teacher. He's a superior player and an extremely nice person. He's also very knowledgeable and has written instructional articles.


Go to basslessons.com. Click on search the database. Put in GA in the state window. That takes you to drop-down arrow and a list of teachers


That's where I would start.

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Seriously, DaddyG, use the contact info Jeremy provided for Adam Nitti. I bet that he would be able to recommend a possible teacher for you in Augusta, and if not, he might have some ideas of good resources in the area to help you find a teacher.


Good luck.



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I agree that Adam Nitti is a fine contact.

If that doesn't work, call your local high school - often they know what's up, who's who, and maybe there is someone right there that can teach you.




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Originally posted by Jotown:

Bad habits once formed are hard to break.

That deserves repeating. I have been playing for over 25 years and I feel like I have wasted 20 of them trying to figure out how/what/when to play. A good teacher will save you tons of trouble.
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Augusta is a big enough town that you should be able to find a good teacher there. And yes, you should take lessons, even if only a few. It sounds as though you are taking the path I always recommend to new players: get an instrument, see what you can do with it all by yourself, and THEN get some lessons after you get comfortable with your axe. To get the most out of it, you should learn to read music and get in some basic music theory.


You will hear some people say that learning theory will ruin your feel, maaaaan. These people are bimbos and idiots. Learning music theory will help you better execute your ideas, because believe me, there is nothing more frustrating than having a killer part for a song stuck in your head and not being able to make it come out of your instrument.

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Hey, I take lessons in ATL from a guy who takes lessons from Adam Nitti... I guess indirectly I take lessons from Adam. Anyhow, definitely take lessons, it's like taking the fast track above teaching yourself. Secondly, I don't know if you guys checked out that Adam Nitti link, but it didn't work for me. If you could put it back up that would be awesome! :thu:



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