"Personally --- I like the guy a lot and I get free haircuts from him all the time, but I'm getting upset when he pays me for a lesson that went nowhere, he learned nothing and he's all squinty-eyed in the end of that time period."
... if you like the guy a lot, and he gives you free haircuts, why are you charging him anyway ... especially if you are not feeling he is getting his money worth ??
.. make it simple, this guy is a friend of yours, or at the very least he has established a 'barter' type relationship with you from the haircuts ... from his instrument and musical choices to this point, I dont think he has an interest in blues, rock, jazz or disco, R & B, fusion or even pop music, so take a half hour and show him how play the bass part to Folsum Prison or some other country song that just uses a simple 3 chord 1-5 ... let him boom-boom on that ... then after your next haircut, take another half hour and show him another boom-boom song ..
... by the time your hair has all fallen out, he will be a boom-boom pro ...
Last edited by tjh : 01-18-2013 at 05:46 AM.