#1
Hey guys. Yeah, so I'm teaching one of my friends to play guitar. I was wondering if you guys had any tips. I taught him a few basic chords (G, C, D, E, Em, Am) and he's just getting the hang of being able to play them (you all remember how it was when you started). He has a "3 Simple Chord" book and I'm starting to teach him a song but he's having trouble going back and forth between the 3. I told him to just practice going through the chord progression G, C, D, G, C, D, G, C, D etc... I really don't know what else to do with him during our sessions. Could anyone please help? Thanks.

P.S. Does anyone know any songs with just the chords E, Em, and Am?

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#2
Firstly, you'll get better answers in a different forum, but don't teach him anything new until he can play the chords.
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#3
Just try some riffs and easy songs, teach him tabs
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Just try some riffs and easy songs, teach him tabs


I'm actually staying away from tabs for now because I think he should learn chords first. BTW I'm teaching him Love Me Do by The Beatles.
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#5
Show them your penis.


but really show them tabs, and ask them if they want to learn a certain song.
#7
OKAY! not to sound arrogant or anything but i'm reeeeaaaalllyyy staying away from tabs for now. and Jake911, shut up.
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#9
Its good that you're teaching him what he needs to know right from the beginning, but make sure you're not boring him. Ask him what he wants to learn and teach him that along with the chords you're already working on. If you can't teach him what he wants to learn right now at least teach him something that reassures him that he's moving toward his goal. 3 chords all the time to songs that he might not even like may bore him into quitting.
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#10
okay, i don't even know scales, i taught myself to play, and i am just teaching him CHORDS at the moment.
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#12
the best way to keep someone interested and educated in guitar is to allow them to learn whatever they want to play.

let him pick the songs and he'll learn all of those chords and scales through the songs he already likes and wants to learn how to play.
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#13
If you're already playing the Beatles, the song Something is a good song for improving chord progression.
Pretty simple.
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#14
Teach him some dexterity and timing exercises.
Playing scales along with a metronome and stuff.
Ask him what kind of style he wants to go for and help him develop the techniques necessary for that style
#15
well, i don't have a metronome (don't feel like buying one) and he doesn't seem to care what we play. his mom got him a G C D song book and we just picked something from there that we know.
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