#1
I am getting interviewed tues to be a guitar teacher at my local ymca. And I was wanting some help on where to start. If you guys got any sites on here that really helped you out on giving lessons and junk lets see em.
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#2
try starting out teahing whats in books, like the ernie ball series. thats where i started. then try and throw in whatever you feel they should learn.
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#4
Ya get one of those "method" books that teach you to sight read and stuff. Hal Leonard is a good one that I use.
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#5
Well different teachers have different styles. The books are probably good for some people but i know that i would have gotten bored real quick that way. My guitar teacher teaches by having me bring in cds I like and we pick a song from them. We learn that song all the way through(or as far as the student can go). You have them learn the songs teaching theory along the way, using what the song is using. This way it keeps them interested.
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#6
Wow I wasn't even considering books. Because they could just eliminate me and go out and buy the book
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#8
yeah hal leonard is great. i teach with that book, and i make up my own lessons. basically..when you teach, you have to find each kid's aptitude and learn how they learn and what method's best for them
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#11
Let 'em play what they want, I went to a teacher, and he knew everything, playing wise...

Then he got sick and quit, and some pedo became my teacher and he was full of ****. Let them do what they want, don't force crap down their throats, make sure they're getting somewhere.

Here's a few websites...
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/
http://www.guitarnoise.com/lesson/could-you-teach-guitar/
http://www.heartwoodguitar.com/WordPressBlog/
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/
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#12
My teacher would give me a song to learn (started with Hal Leonard stuff, then into some classical books, then Jazz) and I'd have a week to learn it flawlessly. If he felt I practiced enough to play it well, he'd let me bring any song I wanted and teach me how to play it for the last 10-15 minutes of the lesson. That was years ago, before I knew you could just get tabs online.
#13
Sorry to burst your bubble but if you don't know what to teach I don't think you should.

Feel free to go ahead but that's my opinion.
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#14
You idiot I know what to teach. String names, major chords, minor chords, pentatonic scales, major scales, minor scales, and junk. I just didnt know what approach to take to it.
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You idiot I know what to teach. String names, major chords, minor chords, pentatonic scales, major scales, minor scales, and junk. I just didnt know what approach to take to it.


Zaphod isn't an idiot. I've seen a lot of his posts around here and he sure has my respect. Besides, I think you took his comment the wrong way.

Someone suggested books, that's the best way to go about teaching. That IS how a lot of school teachers go about teaching. Information in a book is nothing unless you know how to apply it.
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You idiot I know what to teach. String names, major chords, minor chords, pentatonic scales, major scales, minor scales, and junk. I just didnt know what approach to take to it.


Your first post gives now clue as to whether or not you know what to do at all. I assumed because it says "I was wanting some help on where to start." I assumed you didn't have a clue.

Start off with string names and basic open chords and the major scale in that order.
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