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post Feb 7 2009, 03:12 PM
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Does anyone have any suggestions to get a 7 year old motivated to play and practice guitar?
He tells me its too hard


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post Feb 7 2009, 03:17 PM
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have you tried a novelty guitar? I think they do some 3/4 size kids guitars with cartoon characters (Spongebob square pants is one, dont ask me how i know.......) or something, also it might be an idea to get him on Guitar Hero on the playstation or similar which might want him to take it up for real, or it might turn him into a couch potato of course!
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post Feb 7 2009, 03:22 PM
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QUOTE (sted @ Feb 7 2009, 03:17 PM) *
have you tried a novelty guitar? I think they do some 3/4 size kids guitars with cartoon characters (Spongebob square pants is one, dont ask me how i know.......) or something, also it might be an idea to get him on Guitar Hero on the playstation or similar which might want him to take it up for real, or it might turn him into a couch potato of course!

he picked out a guitar that he wanted for christmas and i got it for him.. He also has his own line 6 spider amp to play through.. and he plays guitar hero with his cousin all the time

I think im going to just make him practice with me sitting there with him, but i only get him on the weekends so once or twice a week practice probably wont help him much.


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post Feb 7 2009, 03:22 PM
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Guitar Hero or a live concert/DVD of his favourite band (if has one)...


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post Feb 7 2009, 03:35 PM
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starting is hard especially for young kids but when you build them a routine they can handle it. if you force him to practice he will se it as a bad thing like a chore and hell never grow to like it. instead you can make him some goals like i dont know in 3 month time to be able to play iron man or nothing else matters or something like that and reward him for his progress... after a while hell start getting good at it and he would be able to learn songs and riffs he likes by himself and show off to his friends and he will be self motivated

just think how much time it takes from starting to play guitar to a point your able to play reasonably well even the easyest song on guitar hero

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post Feb 7 2009, 03:37 PM
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I'd recommend some simple open chords like Em or taking chords and only utilising say, just the top three strings (less fretting). Simple melodies can be good too. There's always the ole Status Quo type riffs too where you could teach him the 12 bar blues and jam along with him.


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post Feb 7 2009, 04:07 PM
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i asked him if he wants to learn iron man and he seemed stoked...


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post Feb 7 2009, 04:19 PM
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Nice one! Hope you both have fun. Wicked tune too wink.gif


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post Feb 7 2009, 04:32 PM
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I think he also needs to want it himself. If he doesn't, he'll only play because you want to, then he stills doesn't get into guitar tongue.gif I get the idea, if he starts, he'll love it tongue.gif Also... he just started out and he got a Line6 Spider and a little 500 bucks guitar? .. ok tongue.gif


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post Feb 7 2009, 04:36 PM
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QUOTE (kaznie_NL @ Feb 7 2009, 04:32 PM) *
I think he also needs to want it himself. If he doesn't, he'll only play because you want to, then he stills doesn't get into guitar tongue.gif I get the idea, if he starts, he'll love it tongue.gif Also... he just started out and he got a Line6 Spider and a little 500 bucks guitar? .. ok tongue.gif

I wanted him to have a nice sound, it would suck to have his dad's sound soo much better than his... so i got him something that would have a nice sound to it... he has a dean guitar and a line 6 spider III


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post Feb 7 2009, 05:46 PM
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i hope stoked is a good thing i dont know what it means but i glad i could help. iron man was my first song on the guitar.
i wish my parents was half as supportive as you are.. they dont want to help me get a new guitar and not because we cant afford it or anything... they just dont get why is a 1k rg better than 250 dollars worth of a crappy chinese squire... tehy think its like a computer that doesnt need replacing until its old or broken


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post Feb 7 2009, 06:00 PM
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I would start him out with nylon strings. It would be a shame if he didn't want to play because of sore fingers.


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