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Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by Karmaic, Sep 1, 2019.
Ignore it, and avoid all music talk with him going forward.
Why didn't you tell him to fuck off instead of daydreaming about what you would post on the internet later
Tell him nobody gives a fuck about the blues and he's wasting his time learning it.
Burn his crops.
You're wasting your time and energy on someone of that caliber, to be honest. It's clear he feels the need to compensate for not having miraculously turned into George Lynch over the course of a whopping 6 months of looking at YouTube vids and resorts to downplaying someone else's ability as a means to accomplish that. If you were shredding like a mofo, you'd likely eat the good old "yeah, man, but the feeling..." diatribe, and your technical skills would be put under the microscope if you didn't.
People who can't take the time to be constructive are best met with the usual "smile and wave" reaction, followed by a great opportunity to reflect and contemplate as you fuck off and leave them there only to never waste another second of your time with someone who just wants to be negative to compensate for his own shortcomings.
Maybe he has a different view on "music" and that's alright.
I really believe he's trying (in an awkward way) to bond with you guys by learning the guitar, or maybe it was some dream he had from when he was younger and now he's just jealous or something, but the diversity he's trying to 'impose' could really help you grow as musician, moreso since you're writing and composing.
I once had this older friend who we used to jam between breaks at work from time to time (yep, we had a mini studio at work with a drumset and a guitar). He was into genres of music a few shades away from my tastes, definitely outside my confort zone (I too am a Deftones kind of guy, prefer to play on the 7, yadda yadda) - but jamming with him occasionally developed new tastes in music which I now incorporate in my playing and I see this as a very good thing. Hey, it's a good day when you get to learn something! Also, it's challenging.
Maybe next time have you and your brother reahearse something along the lines your uncle would like and invite him to join. Maybe improvise a bit and throw some of your style in it. But most importantly, do not seek or offer judgement. It does no good. Just enjoy it, I would love to have close family members that are into music and able to play together.
I have an uncle like that.
Claims to have caught a fish |----------------------------------------this----------------------------------------| big. It was a minnow. He caught a fucking minnow. I was there. Same uncle who I told 4 years ago that I was going to start going out deer hunting with another uncle said "Ha! You're not gonna get nothin'!" At which point I asked him how big the deer he got that year was in front of the whole family. He was dead silent afterwards.
Calling them out on their BS is the best (and most satisfying) way of dealing with them.
That's an unfortunate story...too bad man.
But you/(he) really lost me at "fast shreddy stuff" and "SRV" in the same sentence.
Tell him you have zero interest in 4x10 Fender Super Reverbs, strats, and god awful A minor blues crap.
Hopefully with time, he'll develop an ear and appreciation for people whom have clearly put in the time with their instrument...for which he hasn't.
Even I say Jimi Hendrix wasn't all that, but he's still one of the greats. No matter who you are, someone will have something to say...