Last night was the second class of guitar lessons. At one point our instructor was leading 12 promising guitarists in playing our first song together, "let it be". I played my part along with the others of being a little behind in the beat, not strumming enough strings, strumming too many strings and just missing the chord completely. We massacred the song.
So where does your help come in?
There's a guy that sits behind me that bugs the hell out of me. The only thing that is stopping me from crowning his head with my guitar is, well it's not my guitar. Here's what he does.
When all the rest of us are quiet, listening to the instructor as he gives us pointers, Mr. Strumnuts is attempting to play the G chord. Since his pinkie is not flexible enough to reach out to the one string, he misses that last note. Now if he was doing this quietly it wouldn't bother me but he's playing his fucking heart out and killing the chord. I'm hearing his ugly while trying to listen to the guy that I payed to hear. For fucks sakes, isn't it just common courtesy to shut the fuck up while the teacher is speaking?
It's not just me either that he's bugging. I see everybody giving him looks and their own rendition of the evil eye.
Four more weeks of lessons to go and I think what I'm going to do next week is talk to the little shit before the class starts. Politely tell him that if he needs to play while the teacher is talking, use his quiet strumming technique because really I paid money to hear and be taught by an expert not some happy go lucky, doesn't practice during the week shit head.
What would you do?
1 hour ago