teaching curriculum


finger_cruncher
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finger_cruncher
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02/13/2006 6:03 pm
I am new to teaching guitar to beginners. I've been teaching a new set of students who're pretty quick and have figured out basic open chords (major, minors, 7ths) and basic barre chord structures. My question is what direction should I take them in now? Should they start learning some theory, or about timing, or the major/minor scales, or pentatonics? I don't want to confuse them with a barrrage of stuff, but I'm not used to really teaching people from scratch. Any ideas on a beginners curriculum plan?

thanx
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ericthecableguy
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ericthecableguy
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02/14/2006 2:44 am
Well to start with, if they're learning like you say they are, you must be a great teacher.
From here, I'd suggest you teach them some songs they like, sort of like an applications mark.
I also back up Akira about the minor penatonic scale. Teach them say, the popular 5th position of the Am penatonic, and show them how to move it around to play in any key.
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Kevin Taylor
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Kevin Taylor
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02/14/2006 4:36 am
When I first started teaching, I found it really helpful to buy a few books on learning the guitar. The authors have usually figured out some pretty good methods of going from one step to the next and you actually find some additional lessons to teach that you wouldn't normally think of on your own.
Don't plageurize or anything, ...just use the books as a guide to come up with your own curriculum. After awhile, you end up coming up with your own 'book' as you type out lessons and photocopy them for your students.
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