The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #19184   Message #194366
Posted By: Rick Fielding
13-Mar-00 - 03:18 PM
Thread Name: Fingers, Hitting Frets, & Not Looking
Subject: RE: Fingers, Hitting Frets, & Not Looking
Yup, at times my mind is boggled. Nowhere near as boggled as it was however with the student who would buy a new guitar (very expensive ones) almost every week and tell me with a straight face that each new one "suited his style better than the last one!" He could barely change from a C to G and sung out loudly in a voice that could charitably be called "melodically challenged" but more acurately resembled a dying mountain lion. He payed me a hundred bucks for a two hour session every week, and I got to dread his knock on the door. I'm reminded of the thread about "if you were totally honest". Were I totally honest (and not broke) I'd have said, "You egotistical moron, you'll never get any better until you listen to the advice your paying for...and PRACTICE. All you're doing now is making good instruments sound horrendous!" His self-confidence bordered on the maniacal, and he blamed every unsatisying thing in his life on other people and other things. When he told me that "women found him too cool and too threatening" to go out with him, I pulled the plug. I feel sorry for his current teacher AND the music store who has to treat him decently ('cause he spends a bundle).

Actually Little Neo is one of my favourite students AND has brought food goodies at times! What more could I ask?