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Chris-triff
post May 30 2008, 01:46 AM
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hi there gmc people

today two friends of mine asked me if i could give them some guitar classes i told the that gmc exists and its wonderful but they said that the havent interner nor guitar to practice on (not sure abuat grammar on last line)
so they wanted me to theach them a little, so they could see if they like to play guitar, to see if they buy a guitar or not
i think its a great idea because i could earn some money for each class ( not much ) and it can be helpful for me to.

so i was thinkig and planning what to theach then in the first classes
so here is what i need form you:

ideas of what i can theach them so they dont get bored or frustrated about their playing (they are complete beginners both of them)
if you have any ideas tell me




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post May 30 2008, 02:02 AM
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maybe a song they want to learn or a cool riff becuase you dont want to start them with scales and theory stuff right away becuase then they will get bored and wont like it
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post May 30 2008, 02:03 AM
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I don't know what kind of music they're interested in but I remember i started out with intros to a few songs like

Good Riddance (time of your life)- Green day

Smoke on the water

Iron Man

Seven Nation army

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these are all songs with very simple intros and from there i went on to learn scales and such


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post May 30 2008, 05:32 AM
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QUOTE (Nick325 @ May 29 2008, 06:02 PM) *
maybe a song they want to learn or a cool riff becuase you dont want to start them with scales and theory stuff right away becuase then they will get bored and wont like it


haha thats true i remeber the only guitar lesson i ever had was witht his old woman and she was tryin gto teach me your major chords and as a reward she'd teach me how to play the spider man theme. never had another lesson since then till I joined GMC.


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post May 30 2008, 12:03 PM
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Teach basic chords like C G & D
tons of songs written with just those 3, if they are complete beginners then they will find it all a bit hard to start with.
Knocking on Heavens Door. is G , D Am, G , D , C All easy stuff.

Maybe the base line for The White Stripes & nation Army, People Love that one and its simple

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post May 30 2008, 12:20 PM
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For first lesson definitely recommend explaining them what guitar is, parts of it and how it works. Then teach them a very cool and famous riff, like smoke on the water, or something more modern, depending what they like. Also for the first class explain to them that they need to know chords to be able to play songs and that they are easy to learn. Show them first the easiest chords - Em, then Am, C and G. Explain that they will be able to play a bunch of songs with it.


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post May 30 2008, 12:33 PM
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Also explaining basically how notes are distributed on neck will be a good idea too smile.gif


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post May 30 2008, 12:44 PM
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I`d go the same as Bollyrotten suggested, some easy chord shapes to begin with, for the first couple of lessons I wouldnt go into too much depth as you could put them off with too much technical talk, you gotta keep it fun and interesting, Knocking on Heavens Door is a good starter, I`ve only given a couple of people a few pointer 1 on 1 lessons in the past and I always stress the importance of practice, without them going away and practicing what you are teaching them then theres not a lot of point in the first place.



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post May 30 2008, 03:29 PM
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I always try to at first show the student a piece or two of a song (the easiest parts offcourse) he really likes. That usually always ignites more interest. I've had more luck that way instead of first showing basic chords and similar.

If the student is able to play something thats part of a good song and is able to connect what he's playing with one of his favourite songs, even if it just consists of 2-3 notes, that will make him/her more inspired to learn more chords and whatnot.
This approach has atleast in my experience given me good results on those i've taught.

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QUOTE (BollyRotten @ May 30 2008, 01:03 PM) *
Teach basic chords like C G & D
tons of songs written with just those 3, if they are complete beginners then they will find it all a bit hard to start with.
Knocking on Heavens Door. is G , D Am, G , D , C All easy stuff.

Maybe the base line for The White Stripes & nation Army, People Love that one and its simple

yeahman!!


This is a good suggestion!

teach them some basic chords and some easy songs to go with them smile.gif
That should make them feel like they're going somewhere with their practice, and make them wanna learn more later on smile.gif
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post Jun 1 2008, 01:13 AM
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yeah
thanks to all of you
its a good idea to learn then chords at the begining im going to do that i guess
the problem is that they want to jump into electric guitar at the begining and
i think its best to begin with the acustic isnt it?
well iguess it isnt a big problem.
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post Jun 1 2008, 12:50 PM
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I agree,chords,basic riffs and famous songs are good start,and for the learning part of it all, and for the thing to make them interested in to a guitar playing.


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post Jun 1 2008, 12:54 PM
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twist and shout - main riff - beatles. Easy, but still effective.

http://www.freelicks.net/Twist_n_shout1.htm
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post Jun 1 2008, 05:17 PM
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I would also start with some easy chords and then a riff from a song they love. If they see that with a little practice they can play this riff it will encourage them to go on.


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post Jun 1 2008, 10:02 PM
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Twist and shout is a cool suggestion, also some songs that have only two chords are ideal for beginners! THey really boost self confidence! smile.gif


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post Jun 1 2008, 10:19 PM
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you can start first with giving informations about guitar
and the strings then to start with the usual exercise to move fingers
on the fret board. but you have to be patient .this is important factor to be a good teacher


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