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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    That's a pretty narrow definition but if it is the one you choose to use, go for it.
    I'm not the one who came up with that phrase--"Completely self-taught"
    So I don't get how that is a narrow definition.
    It defines a term I have heard MANY people use--in personal conversations, at jams, in music stores, in interviews--radio TV and print.
    People say that. "I'm completely self-taught"--and they say it as if it is a badge of honour.
    But if you talk with them they aren't actually "Completely"
    They might be mostly (& some aren't even that much)

    If your friend, brother, father, uncle, neighbour, sister, etc showed you how to tune, to play chords, etc--you are not completely.
    Nobody is.
    We can all learn from each other.

    And that's a good thing, not a narrow definition.
    I've been a pilgrim on this earth, since the day of my birth, I'm a long way from my home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zontar View Post
    I'm not the one who came up with that phrase--"Completely self-taught"
    So I don't get how that is a narrow definition.
    It defines a term I have heard MANY people use--in personal conversations, at jams, in music stores, in interviews--radio TV and print.
    People say that. "I'm completely self-taught"--and they say it as if it is a badge of honour.
    But if you talk with them they aren't actually "Completely"
    They might be mostly (& some aren't even that much)

    If your friend, brother, father, uncle, neighbour, sister, etc showed you how to tune, to play chords, etc--you are not completely.
    Nobody is.
    We can all learn from each other.

    And that's a good thing, not a narrow definition.
    Whatever floats your boat

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    It's not a matter of floating--it's misleading to say you are completely self taught--and disrespectful to those who you did learn from.

    I value honesty & respect
    I've been a pilgrim on this earth, since the day of my birth, I'm a long way from my home.

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