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Sun Jul 30, 2017, 07:50 AM

Teaching kids guitar hey all need good thoughts

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A friend of mine who is retired studio guitarist came up with idea of teaching kids for free. So for last six months planning, we start tomorrow 4 pm to 8 pm two classes two hours each eleven children split into two groups. 4 pm to 6 pm then 6 pm to 8 pm , our son who is twelve and his friends will be involved from their band. Local music stores really helped out with guitars we picked up 15 Indonesian strats knock offs at good price. And each child will have pocket amp battery operated to take home and practice as well as their strats. So between three of us we have tube amps all set up at local music center. I am just really excited about this program I jokingly told my wife I'll teach kids Mary had a little lamb Stevie Ray Vaughn version. Then she told our son please keep your father focused at 51 she says I'm a big kid.

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Reply Teaching kids guitar hey all need good thoughts (Original post)
TEB Jul 2017 OP
longship Jul 2017 #1
TEB Jul 2017 #2
longship Jul 2017 #3
TEB Jul 2017 #4
TEB Jul 2017 #11
longship Jul 2017 #8
The River Jul 2017 #5
TEB Jul 2017 #6
TEB Jul 2017 #7
The River Jul 2017 #9
TEB Jul 2017 #10

Response to TEB (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 11:02 AM

1. Please save us all from rock. You want guitar? Here's guitar!





The first family of guitar.

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Response to longship (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 11:05 AM

2. Beautiful to my ears

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Response to TEB (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 11:13 AM

3. No amplification or loudspeakers necessary.

Yet it fills the hall with pure music. And more importantly -- this is the foremost reason why I despise rock and roll -- louder does not mean better.

Thanks!

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Response to longship (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 11:20 AM

4. Check your email I sent you message

I do agree on loud is not better at 51 and for fourty years exploring fret board I just started lessons with awesome jazz guitarist I always learn. As I try to explain to my son always be open to learning to add to your chops. To me I use tone volume to coax tones with fingers.

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Response to longship (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 01:58 PM

11. As well I teach that with blues

From the delta to Chicago and Memphis it became electric then to England and back to America. Everyone has preferences in music and players like Elmore James Hubert sumlin to Hendrix awesome players thank you for posting.

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Response to longship (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 11:54 AM

8. Even better, Pepe Romero playing the concerto solo.

That's the way it was written by Rodrigo.

The patriarch of this great guitar family, all of whom have inherited awesome talent and training.

This is just incredible musicality and expression. No loudspeakers or amplifiers necessary.


Enjoy.

Oopsie! Not the Rodrigo concerto. I mistook "concert" as "concerto" in the YouTube title.


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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 11:35 AM

5. Been Playing

a classical guitar for 50 some years now myself. Speed and volume mean nothing to me. Intonation and pronunciation are everything.

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Response to The River (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 11:38 AM

6. Very true

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Response to The River (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 11:50 AM

7. I was raised on blues and using fingers no pick

But today have many different loves of music and different tunings. As using fingers I get softer tone then with pick I can get the bite ,Thank you for your reply keep playing.

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Response to TEB (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 12:18 PM

9. Finger tips vs Finger nails

is a debate that has been going on (in Spain at least) ever since the 16th century. I do both. My left hand has no fingernails. On my right hand, they are all sharpened >>>.
Currently working on 3 versions of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." It works as a dirge/symphonic and (sort of as) bluegrass.
Being retired I have a lot of free time to play. Someday the coroner can have my guitar when they pry it from my cold dead fingers.
Thanks for the thread.

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Response to The River (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 12:59 PM

10. I use fingers then palm a pick and use it for attack

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