View Full Version : Found an AMAZING article on guitar teaching...
really interesting read I found...hope its helpful?
05-01-2008, 09:10 AM
Wow, there is quite a bit there. I printed it off to read this evening. Thanks for the post.
05-01-2008, 09:15 AM
I don't have time to read it now, but will check it out. Thanks for posting.
05-01-2008, 09:34 AM
I skimmed it and mostly it seems all common sense stuff that I think teachers with a little experience would already understand and do. Sort've a summation of it all.
05-02-2008, 12:31 AM
I like his explaination of why tab is good for playing guitar. I sometimes feel like a step child when the other instruments are note reading, but I need to transpose it to tab.
05-02-2008, 06:38 AM
That is indeed a good write-up!
05-06-2008, 10:14 PM
Thanks for posting!
bump again for any teachers ;)
09-24-2008, 07:04 AM
Good read, thanks!!!
09-24-2008, 09:29 AM
In regards to notation -
I remember being a beginner and getting my first Mel Bay book, where they show you good hand positions, have you reading songs in standard notation right from the top - melodies, accompaniment and eventually rudimentary chord melody.
Forty years later, I'm glad I took that approach and not this one.
I think his approach to teaching through repetoire is smart. I do balk at the little bit at the idea of being responsible for motivating students once they get to a certain age, as I think once someone reaches a certain level of maturity, self-motivation is what will really determine how well they do no matter how much I stand on my head to try to sell it. Again, after decades of hindsight, I'm really glad my teachers pushed me with the real deal and didn't do cartwheels trying to entertain and motivate me.
Just my own experience from 'out in the trenches'
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