what to do with guitarist

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bb_boy68, Oct 17, 2001.

  1. hey, i'm 15 years old, been playin bass for a year, and am suprisingly good for my age. As an example, i just finished learning YYZ by Rush, perfectly. Anyway, i am in a 4 month old punk-rock band, we write some songs, and have a very dedicated drummer, bassist (me), and vocalist. Our guitarist seems dedicated, but he isn't the best in the world, i have to teach him all of the songs myself with im one on one, i tried to teach him how to read tabs, but it's not goin so hot. I would get another guitarist, but they are limited in my school. Everyone knows we have the best bassist, singer, and drummer in the school, and we'd be unstopable if we could somehow get a decent guitarist that can learn on his own. Any suggestions? Thanks a lot!
  2. flipperwhite


    Jul 12, 2001
  3. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    This is a tough one. If the guitarist is dedicated (as you say he is), that's half the battle right there. Is he really holding you back? I guess if he's a friend, help the guy out as long as you can afford to, but don't let him take advantage of you and the other members by not pulling his own weight (check out this post: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=27484&highlight=My+guitarist+is+an+idiot).

    Remember that you are only as good as the worst player in your band, but that there's no "I" in "team" and there is no "me" in "band" (hey, I just made that up myself :D).

    Good luck and welcome to TalkBass!