#1
Hey everyone,

I am working on a project for people beginning to play the guitar. Your answers will help me out a lot with the development of my project. I have 2 sets of questions. The first is for those who are learning the guitar and the second is for those who are teaching. I am really interested in seeing how people differ in their preferred learning formats. Your time is much appreciated!

Learning the Guitar - Research Questionnaire

1. How long have you been playing the guitar for?

A. less than a year
B. 1- 3 years
C. 3 – 5 years
D. 5 – 10 years
E. more than 10 years.


2. How did you learn to play?

A. Formal Lessons
B. Books
C. Internet (websites and videos)
D. DVDs

3. What was your reason for this choice?


4. If you used a combination of the above, which did you find easiest to learn from?


5. If you used the internet, which websites and videos did you find useful and why?


6. Do you have any knowledge of Music Theory?


7. If you answered yes to the previous question, are you able to apply that knowledge to y9ur own music? (composing and improvising)


Questionnaire For Guitar Tutors

1. How long have you been teaching guitar for?

A. 0 – 3 years
B. 3 – 5 years
C. 5 – 10 years
D. more than 10 years

2. Are you familiar with VARK? (vark-learn.com)


3. Do you find your students respond particularly well to a one of the following?

A. Visual learning
B. Aural learning
C. Reading/Writing
D. Kinesthetic learning

4. Do you explain to your students the purpose of what you are teaching them? For example why do you learn scales?


5. Do you use practical examples when teaching music theory?


6. Do you find students dislike learning music theory or do they enjoy it?


7. How did you learn to play the guitar?


8. How did you learn music theory and was it a chore?
#2
1. How long have you been playing the guitar for?
D. 5 – 10 years


2. How did you learn to play?
C. Internet (websites and videos)

3. What was your reason for this choice?
No money for lessons. More convenient than books and dvds. Although I have since found books and dvds to be much more helpful in general.

4. If you used a combination of the above, which did you find easiest to learn from?
Dvds

5. If you used the internet, which websites and videos did you find useful and why?
ultimate-guitar.com
youtube.com
lots of tabs, video lessons on songs and techniques

6. Do you have any knowledge of Music Theory?
Some

7. If you answered yes to the previous question, are you able to apply that knowledge to your own music? (composing and improvising)
Yes
#3
Learning the Guitar - Research Questionnaire

1. How long have you been playing the guitar for?

A. less than a year
B. 1- 3 years


2. How did you learn to play?

C. Internet (websites and videos)


3. What was your reason for this choice?
it was easier and i caught on so much quicker.

4. If you used a combination of the above, which did you find easiest to learn from?
websites


5. If you used the internet, which websites and videos did you find useful and why?
Ultimate-guitar.com they got tabs to almost everything i wanna play.

6. Do you have any knowledge of Music Theory?
yes

7. If you answered yes to the previous question, are you able to apply that knowledge to your own music? (composing and improvising)
yes, I write my own stuff a lot, and i rely on theory and ear training to learn songs more than tabs now.
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#4
1. How long have you been playing the guitar for?

B. 1- 3 years


2. How did you learn to play?

A. Formal Lessons
C. Internet (websites and videos)

3. What was your reason for this choice?
I found learning from videos off youtube really helped me. And to learn music theory I got lessons.


4. If you used a combination of the above, which did you find easiest to learn from?
Videos.

5. If you used the internet, which websites and videos did you find useful and why?
youtube.com - watching someone play helps me learn.

6. Do you have any knowledge of Music Theory?
yeah.

7. If you answered yes to the previous question, are you able to apply that knowledge to y9ur own music? (composing and improvising)
yes.
#5
1. C

2. None of the above. I basically dropped every Led Zeppelin album I had on my record player and went for broke.

3. The book I initially bought over-complicated things.

4. no answer.

5. Ultimate Guitar, because of the tabs I'm such a kiss-ass sometimes

6. Basic stuff, yeah.

7. Yes, for the most part.