#1
Well my best friend(who is a very attractive girl who i kinda like) was messing around on my guitar, and she was actually pretty good for never playing, and i see potential in her so i convinced her to take up guitar. She wants to take lessons Directly from me so i was wodering if anyone had any suggestions on how to teach her? i was thinking of starting of with posture and stuff, and then just run the Chromatic Scale( 0-1-2-3-4 fret thing) to get her fingers working and maby teach the penatonic, then move on to Chords.
#3
Quote by IHATECHILDREN
Show her how to shread on your fretboard, if you know what I mean.

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#4
Keep her interested. Don't force an acoustic on her, let her choose which axe of yours she wants to use. So she'll stay interested. Also, give her practical stuff like scales, notes, etc. and then give her something that sounds cool but is simple to play, like the solo from "Smells like teen spirit" so that way they'll gain some knowlegde, but they can be proud of something they learned that doesn't sound drabb and boring. It works with kids that I teach, hope it helps
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#6
here's some incentive... for each thing youve taught her that she plays correctly, you take an article of clothing off (or put an article on, if youre like me and suck at getting girls -_-)
#7
Yeah i already kinda taught her Smoke o n the Water and the first bit of Romanza, and even some two-hand tapping. and im gonna probobly let her use my Electric. and to IHATECHILDREN, unfortunatly she has a bf...
#8
go down to the local shop and pick up whatever book they use to teach lessons, and work with that. that'll give a solid foundation, and you can put your own personal spin on it so you know she's learning all she needs to know.
#9
Quote by Spay
Keep her interested. Don't force an acoustic on her, let her choose which axe of yours she wants to use. So she'll stay interested. Also, give her practical stuff like scales, notes, etc. and then give her something that sounds cool but is simple to play, like the solo from "Smells like teen spirit" so that way they'll gain some knowlegde, but they can be proud of something they learned that doesn't sound drabb and boring. It works with kids that I teach, hope it helps


Yeah, keep her interest without crippling her progress.
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#10
Please tell me "Smoke on the water" was the first thing she learned...if it was, you fail as a teacher.

Nah, just go through the book with her, if you have more than one guitar let her borrow the book and the guitar. The usual crap.
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#11
Give her easy songs to play and point out techniques that are used in the songs.
#12
^ can she read music? if not that's definatly something important.

There's always room for those fluffy, warm moments where you put your hands over hers and guide her to do the right thing.

- no perversion intended

and yeah start with the chromatics, definatly teach her a few songs, assuming you listen to her music, pick out a few easy ones to start with.
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^ can she read music? if not that's definatly something important.

There's always room for those fluffy, warm moments where you put your hands over hers and guide her to do the right thing.

- no perversion intended

and yeah start with the chromatics, definatly teach her a few songs, assuming you listen to her music, pick out a few easy ones to start with.


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#16
Powerchords, then really basic scales and show how they sound good together.
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then work on fingering.


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#18
^ that statement is just flat out comical
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#19
Alrighty. yeah i have one of those books lying around from when i first started taking lessons. and no actually the first thing i taught her wasnt smoke on the water any more suggestions are welcome and thanks to everyone who posted so far. and to all those perverted comments...keep em coming
#20
put ur arms around her while she's holding the guitar as if u where helping her take a pool shot then guide her through the motions
#21
Start with open chords, then move on to power chords and then barre chords. Try not to hurry too much, ask her to say when she think she's got it and want to move on.

Quote by Spay
[...]Don't force an acoustic on her, let her choose which axe of yours she wants to use. [...]
is that a metaphor?
#22
make sure she grips the shaft tightly on the guitar neck- her fingers will have to keep moving up and down the fretboard- baby oil may be needed to lubricate the instrument. Don't insert the 1/4 inch Jack into the amplifier input too soon. It may need to be warmed up first.
#23
Quote by BennyStruggle
make sure she grips the shaft tightly on the guitar neck- her fingers will have to keep moving up and down the fretboard- baby oil may be needed to lubricate the instrument. Don't insert the 1/4 inch Jack into the amplifier input too soon. It may need to be warmed up first.


None of that makes sense..............
#24
man, dont post this **** on guitar forums, oneminute you think you're flying high scoring her, then she really gets into guitar and signs onto ug, and sees some dude talking an insanely fimiliar situation, something shes all heard before, then you become the villiage creep and none of her goodies for you.
#25
Quote by BennyStruggle
make sure she grips the shaft tightly on the guitar neck- her fingers will have to keep moving up and down the fretboard- baby oil may be needed to lubricate the instrument. Don't insert the 1/4 inch Jack into the amplifier input too soon. It may need to be warmed up first.

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#26
Quote by BennyStruggle
make sure she grips the shaft tightly on the guitar neck- her fingers will have to keep moving up and down the fretboard- baby oil may be needed to lubricate the instrument. Don't insert the 1/4 inch Jack into the amplifier input too soon. It may need to be warmed up first.


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Pooping is well good though, to be fair.


I've got a handle on the fiction.

I'm losing my grip, 'cos I'm losing my fingers.
#27
I've just started lessons so heres how mine went

Lesson 1 : Talk about music influences , 12 bar blues

Lesson 2 : Chords, Tuning

Lesson 3 : More Chords

Lesson 4 : Greenday good riddance

Lesson 5 : Greenday good riddance

Lesson 6 : Nirvana come as you are

Lesson 7 : Nirvana come as you are , D standard Tuning

Lesson 8 : Nirvana come as you are , Paranoid Black Sabbath

Though you may want to start teaching her tablature and about frets and strings.
#28
Lesson 9 : lubricating the neck
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- my gf was giving me a cheezy lap dance with nothing on but a thong when her mom walks in and goes "PUT SOME ****ING CLOTHES ON!!! And the line that hunts my dreams to this day "Im calling your mother young man!".
#29
i remember when I started it went

Open Chords
Strumming Patterns
Fingerpicking
Barre Chords
Songs
Pentatonics
Easy Solos
Wierd rythm exercises
Modes
Improv
#30
I dont really think i should get into Modes to quick though, cuz they just seem to confuse people unless they really know there scales and stuff. and i doubt she will ever go on UG lol. and if she did, shed lauph her ass off at some of the stuff u guys are saying
#32
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Should i teach her about Blues? she doesnt really listen to it but its pretty well the basis of everything


If she tries to make anything up it'll probably come out as a bluesy sound, I remember when I started trying to make up my own material I only knew blues scales and I kept getting blues like riffs and sounds. So yeah, by all means, go for it
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#33
teach her things that are good
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#34
some musical theroy and mix some songs in their so she stays interested
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#36
Hahaha, loving the geeky replies, but.. err ..dude, maybe she's not all that bothered about the guitar playing MAYBE .. just maybe she fancies you and wants to spend time with you?

Do yourself a favour and dont get too geeky with her about playing!


No offence!

As for what to teach her dont worry about fingering exercises (hehe).. just do some green day or summit REAL easy so she knows how it feels to be able to play sumthing REAL and can see a result! after a few EASY songs then start off with some BASIC exercises!! trust!
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