#1
Two of my friends want me to start teaching them guitar but i'm not sure what to do.

I've been playing guitar for a while but i'm pretty poor at theory. One of my friends says this is fine as he's been playing music since he was 4 and knows a good bit of theory. So the plan was to teach basic chords but he already knows them. However the other guy know's nothing.

So my question is where do i go from there? One of them is into jack johnson so i might start learning so of his stuff to pass on. But other then that i've got no idea.

Also i've already told them that i wont charge for the lessons....and i'd be teaching them both at the same time just to make things easy.
#2
You can only go so far without theory knowledge. It helps to know why you play things, not just being able to play them. The pentatonic scales are a good place to start for beginners with solo practice, reading notes, learning chords, technique practice, etc.
#3
Chords
Teach how to practice (sounds simple but its super important)
Pentatonic Scales
Basic Theory

Then ask them where they want to go from there.

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Don't mean to derail the thread or anything, but what do you guys think is a reasonable standard to start giving lessons?
#4
Quote by Fraserwatt


Don't mean to derail the thread or anything, but what do you guys think is a reasonable standard to start giving lessons?


I started teaching seriously (getting paid) after six years of playing and studying
#5
Have the first guy teach the second guy.

Sounds like teaching your wife/GF how to play golf or anything, always turns out to be a disaster.

Let them play/learn together for a while, then you call all play together.