I have never taught anyone how to play guitar. But I was approached by one of my coworkers to help her daughter get started playing guitar. I know their $ situation so I figured I could help guide her in the right direction.
So first I her get get some equipment. We got her a nice Epiphone Flying V (she liked the shape and the dual humbuckers are great) for a smokin' deal. We spent a few hours at Musicians Friend's warehouse/clearance showroom looking at and checking out guitars.
I loaned her my Fender Pro Junior to play with for a while. She fell in love with that little amp. I can't blame her because it is a great amp. With her guitar it has a smokin' tone. I think in the end she is going to get herself a Fender Pro Junior and buy pedals to 'model' the exact tone she wants.
As a beginning player I think it is very important to learn the basics of your instrument, which starts with your head/heart -> hands -> guitar -> (amp) -> ears and back to your head/heart. Adding a bunch of stuff in between just messes up the process (IMO).
I also gave her some basic instructions on how to hold the guitar, a few chords, and how to read tab. I also picked up a basic version of Emedia guitar instruction disc and gave it to her.
Has anyone else been helping out a beginning guitarist? What are you doing to help them out?
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