a) students struggle more than they used to
b) students care more than they used to
c) hiring a tutor is becoming more mainstream
d) the matching service I use is good at search engine optimization
e) all of the above
f) none of the above.
I'm not taking any new students and am hopefully moving away from tuting, but it's nice to know there's demand.
On the other side of things, Meego has begun a 3-day weekend. Teacher development or such. After school today, he asked to go to the guitar store as he'd been looking at new guitars to trade his old electric for. He settled on one that happened to be in stock. Ok, fine.
So we get there, and he looks at the one he had pegged along with others. Then I come around a corner to see him sitting with this bass, and I'm all,
"You already have a bass"
And he's all, "Yeah, but this is my 'n+1' bass".
And I totally get it. "n+1" is a rule in bicycle culture that represents the number of bicycles one needs, where
n = the number of bicycles one already has.
And its corollary:
where s = the number of bicycles owned that would result in separation from one's partner.
It's a vicious cycle. Ha, a pun!
Either way, Meego's use of the term resonated. The new bass does sound really good, and there are distinct differences from his other bass. Seems like a very good choice of n+1 bass. Besides, it's his money, and it's not every day he's willing to show his face, let alone his teeth, for a blog pic.