#1
It's on Saturday. Should I write down what I want to learn and can play? If possible, I want to learn from this first lesson and not just show him what I can already play. I want to play blues, I know the scale and a few riffs. But from my earlier days, I know some rock songs.

Thanks for the imput
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#2
Bring a guitar
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#3
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What should I do to prepare?



DO A BARREL ROLL


but srsly, just go there and tell your teacher what you expect from the lessons
and I'm sure he'll show you some good stuff to practice
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+1

Especially on your first lesson. Depending on the teacher you may not deal with songs at all, some teachers focus on theory, some focus on songs, some focus on technique. If you really want to prepare for a lesson, do some practice runs before you go so you'll be warmed up for it. That being said; I've had some lessons where I barely played any guitar and it was all theory based.

If you're really that concerned, do this lesson and then ask the teacher something like "What should I work on for next week?" or "I'm working on this song, mind if I bring it in?" so you and the teacher can both be prepared to gear the next lesson towards something.

good luck!

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Quote by Psalm 150:4
I want to learn from this first lesson and not just show him what I can already play.


It's not a bad idea to show a teacher what you can play, as a (hopefully) more advanced player, they can show you problems with your technique, small timing problems or an easier way to play it.
Last edited by Zofar at Nov 21, 2008,
#6
Agreed my teacher deals with songs. We've learnt 2, not good ones. We are learning Boulveard of Broken Dreams next week. TBH I'd prefer to do a mix of theory and songs.
#7
Quote by Psalm 150:4
It's on Saturday. Should I write down what I want to learn and can play? If possible, I want to learn from this first lesson and not just show him what I can already play. I want to play blues, I know the scale and a few riffs. But from my earlier days, I know some rock songs.

Thanks for the imput


Definitely let your teacher know where you stand right now. Also, ask your teacher for his/her email address, that way you can send back and forth tabs and whatnot and ask your teacher questions.
#9
I am new at guitar and theory but im taking lessons once a week and he covers music theory, teaches me chords and some basics, technique, and whatever else i ask, remember your paying him to learn what u want. tell him what you want to learn hes the professional he should know how to get u to that point=]

Good luck