Never been to a guitar teacher before, I am self taught with the help of numerous online courses etc but I noticed an advertisement in the paper for " Do you want to improve your guitar skills" Well I thought it could be a good thing I'm at a point where I want to move forward, so I rang the guy & he said come round his place the first lesson is free, ok nothing to lose, went round & had a chat then he says right play something for me & I said ok where's the amp, he says no play something unplugged on your Strat you don't need an amp for lessons, I said what! it will sound like crap, he said play some blues scales so I did & then he said can you play some Black Sabbath! power chords unfriggingplugged!!!!!!! I thought he was joking, I tried to play some Iron Man but it sounded shit, I was totally stressed. He says well you know your way round the fretboard but you need help with the way you hold the pick, you are not attacking the strings correctly, I said to be honest I find it rather difficult to play an electric unplugged. Anyway my free lesson was over & he gave me a sheet of tab with a little arpeggio pattern to work on my accuracy & note/tone quality, how the hell he could work out my tone quality from an unplugged lesson on an electric is beyond me. Oh yeh lessons are $60 per hour to be paid in advance in four or ten week lots!!!!!
Tell me am I being weird or do lessons on an electric guitar normally be given unplugged
It was a very odd experience.
Any thoughts on this