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post Apr 9 2008, 10:31 PM
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I'm finally teaching guitar! wink.gif Ever since I started playing guitar I've wanted to teach. I'm teaching my brother, my sister, my uncle and three friends! Of course not all at the same time, but still, it's awesome. It's amazing how much you learn while your teaching. Like, you'll be showing them easy stuff, and you will see something there that you've never seen before biggrin.gif Do you guys have any tips on what and how to teach beginners?


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post Apr 9 2008, 10:36 PM
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great for you man...smile.gif
tips..be patient with your new students...smile.gif


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post Apr 9 2008, 10:39 PM
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QUOTE (Pitch_Black @ Apr 9 2008, 11:31 PM) *
I'm finally teaching guitar! wink.gif Ever since I started playing guitar I've wanted to teach. I'm teaching my brother, my sister, my uncle and three friends! Of course not all at the same time, but still, it's awesome. It's amazing how much you learn while your teaching. Like, you'll be showing them easy stuff, and you will see something there that you've never seen before biggrin.gif Do you guys have any tips on what and how to teach beginners?


You can definetly learn alot by teaching smile.gif

A good tip (in my opinion) would be to not bore the beginner student with alot of theory at first. That can kill the interest really fast.
Show something fun first, and get some interest that way and slowly sneak in the theory behind it.

and yes.. show patience smile.gif

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post Apr 10 2008, 01:02 AM
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Ok, thanks guys! Be patient and don't bore, got it smile.gif


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post Apr 10 2008, 01:19 AM
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Congrats,teaching people is awesome thing to do! biggrin.gif


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post Apr 10 2008, 01:27 AM
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Its great to teach ! Also you are improving that way too , so its beneficial for both parties ;0


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post Apr 10 2008, 07:10 AM
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Nice, that's great smile.gif
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post Apr 10 2008, 08:00 AM
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show them whammy bar, and they are hooked for life biggrin.gif

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post Apr 10 2008, 09:20 AM
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nice to hear that from you now try to draw a line for you teaching thats will help you more .congrats


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post Apr 10 2008, 11:46 AM
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Congratulations mate !!! I remember that I started doing lesson for some friends... it's a good way to start teaching wink.gif


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post Apr 10 2008, 07:50 PM
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Congratulations, work as you teach smile.gif


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post Apr 11 2008, 02:41 AM
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Thanks guys for all your support biggrin.gif You guys Rock cool.gif


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post Apr 11 2008, 02:47 AM
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I want to teach someday too smile.gif I'd love to do personal lessons but working with something like GMC would be awesome (I get the feeling that by the time I'm good enough to teach at GMC we'll have too many guitar instructors anyway tongue.gif) too.

So congrats biggrin.gif


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post Apr 11 2008, 03:04 AM
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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Apr 9 2008, 05:39 PM) *
A good tip (in my opinion) would be to not bore the beginner student with alot of theory at first. That can kill the interest really fast.
Show something fun first, and get some interest that way and slowly sneak in the theory behind it.


CORRECT! When I started my dad tried to show me some chords, Instead of chords I went off and learned some Metallica riffs, and this sparked my guitar interest. Not being able to play the whole song made me WANT to learn the theory.


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post Apr 11 2008, 02:52 PM
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show them how to read tabs, then give them the address to ultimate-guitar.com. them show them like, 4 chords, and they are off!

oh yeah, i forgot. if they screw-up and play some weird thing, chances are you can take that weird thing and make it into a cool lick!


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post Apr 13 2008, 03:30 AM
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QUOTE (g-forcelover @ Apr 11 2008, 06:52 AM) *
show them how to read tabs, then give them the address to ultimate-guitar.com. them show them like, 4 chords, and they are off!

oh yeah, i forgot. if they screw-up and play some weird thing, chances are you can take that weird thing and make it into a cool lick!


Yeah, thats the site I go to for all my tabs. But I just tab by ear most of the time. Yeah, I have done that a few times already biggrin.gif


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post Apr 13 2008, 03:36 AM
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Once more, this is another area of guitar playing where being organised can really help you.

Anybody who knows how to play the guitar can teach somebody else how to play, but without motives and proper teaching, that could really mess somebody up.

If I were you I'd keep a plan of what you want to teach them, and also keep track of their progress so that you know what they need to work on and what they're good at. Make sure you advise them to practice properly and thoroughly, as doing that from the start can really kick off your guitar playing, instead of getting into the habbit of doing something badly, and then having to re-learn.

When I first started learning guitar, before I even learnt how to play chords, I learnt finger exercises. First finger, first string, downstrokes with a very light pick across the strings. Then the first and second finger. First and third finger. First and fourth finger. Second and third. Second and fourth. You see where this is going? Keep it going nice and slow, but in time, and that will really build up picking confidence and technique. Then you can move onto E and Am, and transfering between them, strumming, etc.


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post Apr 13 2008, 07:28 PM
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Ok, thanks for the good advice wink.gif


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post Apr 13 2008, 07:35 PM
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Teaching is the best way to improve! A tip for the beginners? They are different from one to another...just keep this in mind.


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post Apr 15 2008, 12:23 AM
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QUOTE (Danilo Capezzuto @ Apr 13 2008, 12:35 PM) *
Teaching is the best way to improve! A tip for the beginners? They are different from one to another...just keep this in mind.


Ok, thanks Danilo wink.gif


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