#1
I'm interviewing for a math tutoring program, and I need to prepare a 5 minute lesson (something not related to math). I'm thinking about teaching the 12 bar blues.

I'm thinking about spending a minute talking about the guitar and playing the 12 bar blues. Then spend the remainder of the four minutes teaching the interviewer to play.

Do you think 5 minutes enough to teach the 12 bar blues?
#3
I think it's possible to teach the rudimentary basics of the 12-bar blues in 5 minutes, however I wouldn't expect the interviewer to play like they've been doing it for years. I'd expect for him/her to get lost of the fretboard and have problems changing from one chord to the next. I teach guitar, so that's my .02.
#4
if you do it first posts suggestion seems like the easiers way

and good luck
#5
Yeah, that suggestion makes it much easier. You can also do the same thing on the D and G strings. You'll still have to fret two strings when you play the V. And down at that end of the neck, the stretch may be more than some interviewer can take.
#6
Unless the interviewer actually has some experience in music, I wouldn't do it. Even though 12 bar blues is pretty basic you still need a decent understanding of theory to even under stand what the "12 bar" in 12 bar blues means. If you want to do music teach the interview how to hold a guitar and play an e chord or soemthing.
#7
+1 they'll be looking for a process you can teach in it's entirety, you'll most likely fail the task if you choose to "teach" something that requires a minor piece of preparatory study...namely "learn to play the guitar".

It's impossible to teach something if the student is completely unfamiliar with the frame of reference you're working in.
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