Would you take lessons from this guy?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Darrelpr, Mar 27, 2002.

  1. Darrelpr


    Feb 2, 2002
    Texas, USA
    Would you take lessons from an instructor who advertises:

    The fastest way to play in a band is to get a bass


    With a little practice you could be at performance level in a month with this method

    any my personal favorite...

    Bass is very easy to play. There are only 12 notes. (So why do I have 24 frets and 5 strings???)

    Check out the auction... instructor without a clue

  2. heh, i guess there is a reason there are no bids. I like the part that goes:

    "Here is what others have to say about this CD" and then there is one quote.

  3. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    now pacman can review it and say:

  4. thrash_jazz


    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    I wish I had a dartboard so I could plaster that fat bastard onto it! And use the CD itself as a hubcap, coaster or Frisbee.

    Notice the bad technique - thumb over neck! :mad:

    Notice also the Fender.

    In the vein of the immortal Comic Book Guy:

    "WORST CD EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
  5. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    "Bass is easy to play.
    There are only 12 notes."

    This may become my new signature.
  6. thrash_jazz


    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    Um... correct me if I'm wrong :rolleyes:, but unless you're getting into microtonalities or non-Western music, aren't there only 12 notes on ANY instrument?

    This is the pyramid scheme of bass!

    Does the C.G.P stand for "Crappy Guitar Player"?
  7. ChenNuts44


    Nov 18, 2001
    Davenport, IA
    all i can do is shake my head
  8. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Hey, at least he teaches how to read TAB. :rolleyes:

    In the words of a salsa ad..."Somebody get a rope...."
  9. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Therein lies the brilliance.
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    this looks like the end-of-chapter tests in tuition books, where they present statements and you have to spot the deliberate mistakes, and write an explanation of why they're wrong:p

    only 12 notes...maybe he means on his bass he's got only one string and the frets after the 12th fret buzz too much to be played on.....:D
  11. I can play 12 notes on my bass. Does that make me a virtuoso?? Gosh, and all this time I thought I sucked. Wish I'd seen this ad a long time ago, maybe I'd have auditioned to take Jason Newstead's place.

    My life is but a series of missed opportunities.
  12. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Woodland Hills, CA
    It's a beginners CD, right?

    It doesn't seem that odd to me for a entry level instructional cd.
  13. His whole musical attitude sucks.

    To quote his website;

    "The new video is designed to help all levels. This is the information I wish I had been told the first day I had my guitar.

    Perfect for the beginner that wants to get started right. Wonderful for the self taught guitarist in a "rut". A must for the

    30 years of experience guitarist that has not learned anything new in 29 years. Fun & entertaining makes it easy to remember."

    Fair enough, he states for the beginner or the guitarist in a rut, but a guitarist who hasn't learned anything new for 29 or the 30 years he's been playing?

    Can we actually believe this

  14. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile

    This modern day Mel Bay needs to be hunted down and his fingers broke :rolleyes:
  15. Darrelpr


    Feb 2, 2002
    Texas, USA
    LOL! This statement reminds me of a line out of the movie "Meet The Parents"

    "I have nipples Greg. Could you milk me?"

  16. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000

    Don't do that! I just had a Homer Simpson moment!:p

    ..uh, that line was said by a woman, I hope?

    What are we talking about anyway? :confused:

    Leave me alone!
  17. Darrelpr


    Feb 2, 2002
    Texas, USA
    Uh uh. Wouldn't be as funny. It was from Robert De Niro's character. (There's just something funny about De Niro saying the word "nipple".)

    (But trust me, you'll need to see the movie to really appreciate the quote.)

  18. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    This would be good for Jay Leno's "Headlines":

    "How to Learn"

    And my favorite:

    "How to Read Tab"
  19. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Beat you to it. :D
  20. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Are you joking? You have never met the guitarist from my old band, have you? He's the only guy I ever knew whose talent and knowledge of his instrument actually decreased the more he played.

    I wonder if that guy's program includes a hat like the one he's wearing in that photo? "No self-respecting bassist would even think of playing a single note, without first donning this official Joe Pacciano hat."