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So I teach guitar lessons but I've only dealt with younger kids (10 and under) and tomorrow I have a lesson with a 15 year old. I know that I can't really teach the same sort of things cause with little kids you have to break things down a lot so I don't know really where to start with this kid. I usually start with basic notation then go into chords then scales. Should I just start with chords or something so they can actually play songs? Thanks!
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Start with Through the Fire and the Flames and then slowly move onto Smoke on the Water and Iron Man.
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#10
find out what genres they like, then find songs that are only chords out of those songs.

If he likes Wilco, they have a lot of songs you can strum along to.
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#11
Teach some harmonies?

Those can be fun to both play and not overpower each other
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Start with Through the Fire and the Flames and then slowly move onto Smoke on the Water and Iron Man.
On expert obviously. My first guitar lesson was chords so just start slow, teach him how to read tablature, and then obviously just teach him which strings are which, and then you'll find that after all that the lesson will be almost over.
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My first lesson with my teacher consisted of him going through everything I already knew and then he showed me some chords and gave me a few songs to learn with simple chords and strumming patterns.
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I was actually expecting that.

TS, I think you should go like with the 10 year old kids, a n00b is a n00b, no matter the age, it may be actuallyeasier because he may understand you more.

IMO you should do, Basic notation<Chords<Scales<any song<Techniques (Right hand left hand) an on.
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#16
I learned by doing scales first...i still have trouble with chords so def do chords first IMO
#17
Teach the kid to read music.

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#18
I'm 17 and I also give guitar lessons. From my experience, age doesnt really have much of an effect on their progress. Right now a 28 year old is my best student, but that's only because he practices more than the other lessons. I have a 9 year old lesson that picks up on stuff faster than what a 13 year old does. It varies from person to person.

What I do, is I start them out with reading music. Then once they've completed enough to understand the basics of sheet music, I move them to a rhythm guitar book that focuses on chords all around the fretboard. I help them understand what makes a a chord a seventh, minor, major and so on. You should teach the basic open chords along witht the sheet music. While on the rhythm book, I'll name some easy songs that i base off their skill level, and ill teach them a few tabs just so they dont get bored with books. Then after the rhythm book, i'll move onto a lead guitar book/songs of their choice.
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#21
I'd teach technique before anything else. I mean, you gotta know how to hold the damned thing before you learn how to play it. Especially for classical stuff. Which brings me to my other point. What kinda style are you teaching, TS?
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#23
Start him off with something fun, no one wants to learn anything if they dont like it, after he's learned a few songs he likes, rip out the scales and chords.
#24
Give him a major scale, see if he can do it, and if not, tell him to practice it in different ways. That's how I learned. If he doesn't put in the time to learn how to play the scale properly, **** him, he won't become a guitar player.
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I'm just teaching basic guitar not classical. He has an electric and likes the Devil Wears Prada and stuff


Teach him how to give up.


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#27
Talk to him about it, after all, he's the one who wants to learn and he's old enough to decide.
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