Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Canberra, Australia
Re: Joey Dahlia mini School (Killer guitar lessons)
Where did you get that timeline Joey? That's a load of B.S that makes no sense.
A beginner is someone who is just learning the very basics
An amatuer is someone who may have varying skills as a musician (whether they are a basic power chord playing musician through to a shredder, etc technical genius - may or may not write their own music).
A professional is someone who plays music for a living, whether it be someone in a covers band, a session musician, an original band who can make a living playing their music. Being a pro has nothing to do with technical skill.
Billie Joe Armstrong from Greenday would be considered a pro, and he's not a crazy shredder or techical genius, but he's a brilliant song writer and musician.
Joe Satriani is a guitarist with amazing technical skill who makes a living playing guitar and also is a brilliant musician and song writer.
They are professional musicians at different ends of the spectrum, and both I respect as brilliant musicians and song writers for different reasons.
You are not a beginner as you have already been playing for a while Joey. You are an amatuer guitar player, but not a very good one. You should NOT try and teach people how to play as you don't have very good technique or timing.
Get your technique and timing, etc together, become a bit more humble, stop being a smartass, using stupid useless comments that Ralf Wiggum from the Simpsons would be proud off. Then people will take you seriously, and you might get more positive recognition and feedback.
And before you get in with a stupid useless comment, I'll post one for you:
"My cat's breath smells like cat food."