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Charisma
post Apr 5 2011, 06:55 PM
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How do you communicate with your instructor? Do I need a webcam or Skype? Or can we do it through chat?

I'm just wondering how a typical lesson goes... what the format and structure of it is.

Also, what's the age requirement if there is one? I might want my boy to take lessons too. Well, I do, but I don't know when I'm going to get him started. Does anyone have an opinion on what a good age is to begin learning? He's 8.

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MickeM
post Apr 6 2011, 09:34 AM
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I think it’s pretty much something you decide with the instructor but to my own experience (as a pupil here) a webcam will be necessary to be able to present your performance to the instructor, as a recorded clip. We’re not interacting “live” but my instructor posts a lesson as text/tab/sound file/ and I post my webcam take after I spent some time practicing and feel I have a good result. Then he comments on it.
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Weather 8 is too young or not, knowing my own boys I think it all depends on your kid. Is he mature enough to be frequent with new lessons and practice and does he have his own engine to keep him going?
I think you’d be asking for trouble if you put yourself in a position where you’re the driver and the lessons are because you want it.

Be if he’s keen on it, why not have a shot at it to see how it goes? 


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Sollesnes
post Apr 6 2011, 10:39 AM
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I think its great to introduce the guitar to him at as early an age as possible, but if he dont like it, he dont like it. smile.gif
Dont force a lot of theory and stuff on him if he doesnt care about it
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post Apr 6 2011, 10:46 AM
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QUOTE (Sollesnes @ Apr 6 2011, 11:39 AM) *
Dont force a lot of theory and stuff on him if he doesnt care about it


Yes I think that's very important and good advice! It's the bets way to kill creativity


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post Apr 6 2011, 02:26 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Apr 6 2011, 11:46 AM) *
Yes I think that's very important and good advice! It's the bets way to kill creativity

I'll make that my next mantra: Theory is the best way to kill creativity
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