#1
Hey, I was asked to teach my friends lil brother guitar, i havnt been playin too long myself (bout 2 years) and its just to get him goin until they find a more permanint teacher (mayb 6 weeks) but i will b gettin paid so i want it to b a valuble hour. I hav no idea were to start. I would love to teach him a basic song, what would be good to start out with that a nine year old could master within a week r two. I was thinkin then just teaching him a few chords like g,c,d, am, em just to start out with, what do you think? If youve any other ideas i would be more than appriciative cus i would really like to make this a success. Thanks guys.
#2
make sure you show him basics on the guitar, like how to tune, and hold a pick, and how to hold it in your lap. how to fret. then procede to maybe teaching him a 1 or 2 string song. get him familiar with the sound a guitar makes, and how to pick and fret. then work on some chords.
#3
maybe knockin on heavens door and simplify the strum pattern a little its easy that was my first song
JAKE
#4
just teach him the guitar parts how to strum and pick properly... things like that then teach him an easy song
#5
im starting th same thing, i was planing on just getting him used to the guitar and used to playing, teach him some easy stuff
#6
oh and when teaching him how to remember the strings names use Every American Dog Goes Bowling Everyday seems to work great for kids
JAKE
#7
Thanks for the help guys, realy appreciate it. I was thinkin just the start of 7 nation army by the white stripes as and easy song but i dnt knw if that would b seen as easy. I want to get him playin sum songs that hel recognise so that hes interested straight away. Do u hav any ideas of sum easy picking songs. Thanks again.