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I got talked into teaching a neighbor how to play guitar. I have no idea where to start as far as teaching her goes, and not to mention, she is like 6, so it'll be really hard for her to understand the concepts Im teaching and stuff.
The first lesson is in 2.5 hours....what should I teach her?
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Will her hands be big enough?
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#4
Start with correct posture and how to hold the guitar.

Teach her the letters of the open strings and from frets 1 to 3.
From there start showing her basic cords like G, D, C, A, Am, Dm, E, Em. Save bar chords for later.

Then strumming patterns. The basic rock and blues strumming patters are alternate picking will take some time for her to learn since she is so young.

Good luck!
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I got talked into teaching a neighbor how to play guitar. I have no idea where to start as far as teaching her goes, and not to mention, she is like 6, so it'll be really hard for her to understand the concepts Im teaching and stuff.
The first lesson is in 2.5 hours....what should I teach her?


Oooh man i would teach her basic chords for now don't get into any technical things as they will just want to quit because its too complicated!
#6
Teaching a 6 year old music theory...that should be fun ¬_¬
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Will her hands be big enough?


She has a little starter guitar made for little kids.
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#9
"These are your strings, each has a name. I use an acronym to help me remember, its quite simple: 'Even Alice Doesn't Get Bitchy Everyday'." (My opening line for every first lesson )

Then scales.
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#10
6... I'd go with getting the fingering right first.

No. Wait, there's laws against that sort of thing... >_>
#11
How to hold it and use good posture. And just show her chromatics so she can get used to using her fingers and build strength. Save chords for another lesson.
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#13
she's 6? get in there!
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#14
How to hold the guitar and pick, very basic terms, and maybe some simple chords. Probably a simple scale for building strength and dexterity.

You might want to make a list of things for the parents that they can have her do. A practice schedule of sorts, I suppose.

Also, have fun.
#15
let pedophile jokes commence


seriously though, show her basic things like:
how to hold it
where her hands should be
parts of the guitar
correct posture
names of the strings
major scale shape
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#16
Two-handed tapping
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#17
Well 6 year olds don't usually have a sense of logic build into them you see, neither do they have a memory that functional so they can remember the notes and strings unless you give them a funny rhyme that helps. I've had a six year old as a pupil once and the good thing about them is.
They like anything you play, they'll already have ahard time playing simple notes more that 2 frets apart so keep it simple they'll like it anyway. Also fingerpicking is a nice technique that's easy to learn even to one so young, good luck.
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#20
u can get pinch harmonics on acoustics, right?....
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Forget theory and all that crap...

Teach her some Slayer



This idea, i like it. xD
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#23
Teach her "The Wheels On The Bus Go Round And Round."
There's only one girl in the world for you
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#24
I think Im just gonna teach her correct posture, and then, once thats over with, teach her a few chords.
She has a little book of chords, so that'll be a good start for her.
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Then scales.


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#26
See if its possible for her to play guitar for more than 2 years without ever learning Smoke on the Water. I know its perfectly possible, it just seems so rare..
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#27
I'd teach her some easy melodic riff, like the intro to Nothing Else Matters or the chorus in Unforgiven.
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start this girl off good while shes young we'll make her a prodigy!
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exactly what i was thinking about ze monsta lol
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#32
Put a 6 year old girl on the internet.. Sounds like a great idea.
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#34
Teach her
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Nah, just teach her scales, chords, how to hold the guitar, maybe a basic, chord based song (Wild Thing springs to mind).
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I'd teach her some easy melodic riff, like the intro to Nothing Else Matters or the chorus in Unforgiven.


If you do it properly, the intro to Nothing Else Matters is not easy for beginners.
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#36
dude she's 6 she's probabally gonna try and eat the pick.
so uhh
Take it slowwwwwwwwwwwwww
"this is a guitar"
this is a string.
this is a note
ect.
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Start with correct posture and how to hold the guitar.

Teach her the letters of the open strings and from frets 1 to 3.
From there start showing her basic cords like G, D, C, A, Am, Dm, E, Em. Save bar chords for later.

Then strumming patterns. The basic rock and blues strumming patters are alternate picking will take some time for her to learn since she is so young.

Good luck!



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I go through this everyday with young children. And I hate it. I usually tell the parents to at least wait until their kids are 9-12 years old, unless the child is particularly serious. Of course, the parents usually don't take my advice. After all....I'm just the guy that has to teach the kids...what do I know?

Anyway....open chords and basic power chords (without the octave at first). Names of open strings. Don't bother with theory, she'll never pay attention anyway. If she gets the hang of these chords quickly, teach her about natural harmonics. Kids like cool sounds like that. If she stays with it for a few lessons, start teaching her some simple songs. Just don't overload her with information. Good luck
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#39
start with the parts of the guitar and the strings. anything more than that is unable to be comprehended by noobs.
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#40
ya the best thing to start off with is to get her to play One Down, One up By Charlie Parker, tell her to tab that puppy out and have it by next wednesday.
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