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post Jul 14 2009, 04:30 PM
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QUOTE (Jose Mena @ Jul 14 2009, 03:42 PM) *
Maybe this is not what you want to hear, but trying to push him to play might make him walk away from it. When my little brother was about 7 I wanted him to play guitar and started trying to teach him, and he was the same as your brother, got bored fast.

I tried for a while , but then I decided to let him be, years passed, maybe like 3, and one day while I am playing my guitar he asks. "Bro I really want to learn now, teach me how to play"

I gave him a few exercises, basic chords and off he went, he developed his own style and technique, and his own taste for music as well.

Here he is playing like a madman:


And again, having fun with me playing technical difficulties


That was great! You made me pick up the guitar now. smile.gif

And yeah, maybe I should let him get into it more by himself as you did. He's 13 years old right now and I didn't start until I was 14, so hopefully it will come. smile.gif

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post Jul 14 2009, 05:31 PM
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hey there Delilah is used a lot for beginners these days! Really awesome footage Jose!


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post Jul 14 2009, 08:09 PM
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start with easy songs that he likes, and that he can sing along with guitar, try to sing with him as well, this should boost his moral. When he learns his first whole song he's addicted wink.gif


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post Jul 14 2009, 08:17 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Jul 14 2009, 09:09 PM) *
start with easy songs that he likes, and that he can sing along with guitar, try to sing with him as well, this should boost his moral. When he learns his first whole song he's addicted wink.gif


I Taught him House of the Rising Sun a few hours ago, and he can play the cords quite well except for the F, which I taught him the modified version without baré.

And it seems like he's starting to like it more, but It's only been 2 days. smile.gif

And I will ask him if he would like to learn the Delilah song next time he wants to play, thanks. smile.gif


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post Jul 16 2009, 06:59 AM
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QUOTE (JamesT @ Jul 14 2009, 09:59 PM) *
Led Zeppelin: Black Dog, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, Over the Hills and Far Away.


Over the Hills and Far Away; isn't this a gary more song and pretty advanced for someone who's been playing for 2 days?


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post Jul 16 2009, 07:10 PM
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QUOTE (Red @ Jul 14 2009, 09:17 PM) *
I Taught him House of the Rising Sun a few hours ago, and he can play the cords quite well except for the F, which I taught him the modified version without baré.

And it seems like he's starting to like it more, but It's only been 2 days. smile.gif

And I will ask him if he would like to learn the Delilah song next time he wants to play, thanks. smile.gif


Aaah yes the good 'ol Animals biggrin.gif Awesome song for beginners, I'm glad he liked it! smile.gif


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post Jul 16 2009, 09:38 PM
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He's great!
Jose, your right hand posture is exactly like Petruccis smile.gif
That jazz metal soloing is really good, nice legato!


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post Jul 17 2009, 01:00 PM
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I suggest teaching your brother famous songs and riffs that he likes. That will definitely hold his attention and make him practice more wink.gif


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post Jul 17 2009, 03:06 PM
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QUOTE (Vasilije Vukmirovic @ Jul 16 2009, 04:38 PM) *
Jose, your right hand posture is exactly like Petruccis smile.gif


You think so?, I'll take a look at petrucci's, I believe it depends on what I am playing, I used to place my hand in a different position for a different type of sound when playing with the neck pickup, but don't do it often anymore because I could not mute the strings very well.

To get back on the subject Red, It has to be from his own will, show him stuff but don't push it, If he feels pushed he'll walk away. This is what happened with my other brother, he completely quit for the longest time and dedicated himself to sports, he didn't want to be the same, but eventually he came to his senses and became an acoustic player, great bass player, and excellent songwriter, but he came back to it when he has like 18.



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post Jul 17 2009, 04:53 PM
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QUOTE (Jose Mena @ Jul 17 2009, 07:06 AM) *
You think so?, I'll take a look at petrucci's, I believe it depends on what I am playing, I used to place my hand in a different position for a different type of sound when playing with the neck pickup, but don't do it often anymore because I could not mute the strings very well.

To get back on the subject Red, It has to be from his own will, show him stuff but don't push it, If he feels pushed he'll walk away. This is what happened with my other brother, he completely quit for the longest time and dedicated himself to sports, he didn't want to be the same, but eventually he came to his senses and became an acoustic player, great bass player, and excellent songwriter, but he came back to it when he has like 18.



Kind of a wild thought Jose. Has your brother been to Gmc yet ? I think he would make a sick instructor.




@ Red- I would just do like Smoke on the Water, or something famous like that.

Its funny all my friends that don't play guitar can still play like a one string smoke on the water melody biggrin.gif.

And maybe some Acdc. Back in black is always good.

Don't really force him to play, just kind of talk about it frequently when your around him, but not too much.
Show him what you can play to. He might get inspired from that aswell. smile.gif



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post Jul 17 2009, 07:35 PM
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The inspiring so important at teaching as the songs that he is learning.
You have to motivate him ,teach him simple songs.


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