Was this a compliment?

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  1. gfdhicool

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    I was like at Guitar Center with a few friends and I see this guy just slappin and poppin (he was a bass teacher at GC).He had some serious chops too!

    After he was done (I didn't want to play over him) I played YYZ and Phantom of the Opera and the teacher came up to me and said "I like how you play" and we talked,I told him he had some amazing chops and he asked "who's my teacher",I said "No,I learned myself by playing along to records by ear" and he said that he would be glad to teach me if I ever wanted lessons.

    Was this a compliment?
     
  2. TolerancEJ

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    Likely a compliment and befriending you so he can make a sales pitch to you for his lessons.
     
  3. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive Supporting Member

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    +1. He may be legitimately complimenting you, but he's also looking for a client.
     
  4. GlennW

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    Yes.

    He likes your money.
     
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  6. gfdhicool

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    Damn.You're right.
     
  7. gfdhicool

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    That's what I was thinking! Oh well,I'm very sensitive about my playing ever since some douche made fun of my playing when I was barely starting lol
     
  8. P. Aaron

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    Don't ever take the stroke. Unless it's payment for services rendered.
     
  9. jamminology101

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    Tell him..."thats weird because I was thinking I could give you some lessons"...
     
  10. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

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    Then you best just play at home. I don't care who you are you will never please everyone.
     
  11. gfdhicool

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    You're right.I should have higher self esteem.
     
  12. TolerancEJ

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    You'll discover there's no shortage of d-bags out there. Most of us should be cool around musicians of all levels. Unfortunately yes, there are ego-driven bassists out there, like guitarists.

    Take it all in stride. All of us are in a constant state of learning.
     
  13. Bassisgood4U

    Bassisgood4U Banned

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    He could be offering you theory and notation lessons.
     
  14. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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    If he was slappin' and poppin', I could offer to teach him how to play like Duck Dunn. I dislike that slappity-poppity stuff.
     
  15. mellowinman

    mellowinman Guaranteed to break the Ice at Naughty Parties Supporting Member

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    He could be working for the CIA. Never trust anybody.
     
  16. vishuddha

    vishuddha 100% Mediocre Supporting Member

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    I can tell you from experience that most GC instructors really aren't sharks. Probably a legitimate compliment. Take that as you will.
     
  17. bolophonic

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    A compliment is better than an insult, or nothing at all. Keep rocking is all can say.
     
  18. JohnMCA72

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    Probably fishing for paying students, as others have said. Nothing wrong with that, & nothing wrong with taking lessons, either! Unless, that is, you're one of those people that already know everything.

    I'd take him up on it. Try a lesson (maybe 1st one free?) & see what you get. Another pair of eyes & ears could show you some things you might never think of on your own, especially if they belong to somebody with formal training that knows how to teach.
     

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