#1
so i know a kid with a trashy voice that i want to do dual vox with me for a pop punk project. do you think i could just hand him a guitar and he could pick it up within like a month? pop punk is pretty easy to write so i figure he can probably just teach himself.... worth it?
#4
If you want it to sound good, than probably not. Seriously, I'd be seriously impressed if someone could become competent enough with rhythms and playing power chords really smoothly after a month of playing. Sure the music can get easy to play, but that doesn't mean that you can just hand anyone a guitar and they can do it.
#5
It took me 6 months to get to an okay ability in terms of powerchords and such, but I had no instruction, and I'm semi-retarded in terms of learning abilities. I can see someone being good at powerchords in one to two months if they practice hard and focus on that as an objective. Rhythm is more complicated. I had it pretty much from the start, and I could easily do complex rhythms a couple of months in, but it could take several months to a year.
#6
It depends on how much time and effort he puts into it and how much natural musical ability he has.

It will probably take him a few months to get decent at rhythm. But I doubt he'll be able to write any good songs at that point.

Does he sing already? You just said he has a "trashy voice". If he does why not just have him sing while you play guitar?
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