Hi, I'm trying to teach a young kid at the moment, but he's really not capable of chords and tends not to practice the little tunes that other kids seem happy to play.

Any ideas for good easy riffs on one string, or just fairly easy riffs that he'll hopefully progress to?


Iron Man - Black Sabbath is pretty easy, but he's a young kid so i don't know if he's into that XD.
Smoke on the water
Iron man
Cat Scratch Fever
Sunshine of your love (ain't that hard)
No ego-inflating quotes nor stupidly long signatures to be found here.

Move along.

Bands/Artists of the month; Marco Sfogli, Marco Sfogli and Marco Sfogli .

Quote by steve_muse
^lol'd at the sig, adj209
You can try to teach him an easier, slower version of 'He's A Pirate'... I'm guessing he'll know that and it used more than one string, so perhaps it's a slightly better exercise too.
Play the music, not the instrument.
come as you are - nirvana
il sara7a il sara7a, i made you a goat but i eated it

we are not racist, we hate everyone equally
Just teach him to beat on the open low E and tell people he’s covering Slayer
Quote by jpnyc
Just teach him to beat on the open low E and tell people he’s covering Slayer


teach him uber basic power chords and his ability grows, other than that, stick with the basics, Iron Man, Smoke on the Water, etc
Quote by theogonia777
Lefthandedkid is super awesome, ja?

Quote by rgrockr
I guess fire extinguishers have to be filled with something other than fire retardant now, because apparently that's offensive.

Watch my stream?
Last edited by lefthandedkid at Sep 13, 2010,
Seven Nation Army on the E string, easiest thing i can think of.
Fender American Special HSS Stratocaster
Ibanez 1987 Roadstar II Deluxe
Yamaha THR10X
Marshall JCM900 SL-X
Ibanez WD-7 Weeping Demon Wah
TC Electronic Polytune
Seymour Duncan Tweakfuzz
Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones. He can move it to any string and it will still sound correct.
My Own Summer - Deftones
Breaking The Law - Judas Priest

And a large amount of punk bands use powerchords extensively.