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Just taught my 8-year old son the basic "E" chord...!

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by LavaMan, May 22, 2011.

  1. LavaMan

    LavaMan Member

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    He got it and the look of excitement in his eyes was priceless...

    On a little child's accoustic....

    "Thank you Daddy" he says as we walks away....
     
  2. Blessed Tone

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    Awesome Mark ! One of life's priceless moments ~ Congrats !!
     
  3. tapeworm

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    Nice! That's gotta be a special feeling for a dad. So what's the next chord going to be?
     
  4. LavaMan

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    He came back a little while later - showed him a basic "A"
     
  5. sanhozay

    sanhozay klon free since 2009 Silver Supporting Member

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    that cheater "a" is the rawk money chord. a, d, c, a nice gritty tone and BOOM! he's making serious music.
     
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    That's very cool. My 7 (almost 8) year old wants to be able to play virtuoso solos nfn from the beginning. I bought him a $99 electric and amp this past xmas. I'm trying to get him to finger a note and play it and then finger another one and so forth. He's starting the play some notes clearly and we may go for the basic open chords this summer. What the hell. All he can do is suck at it!
     
  7. Flyin' Brian

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    It's like seeing those first steps. Nice going!
     
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    I had almost the same thing happen to me about 3 years ago when my boy was 8... one of the best feelings in the world. Enjoy it man!

    (FWIW... my son now has all the chords down and is now working on transitions between them, he's almost got U2's "Desire" down. He just came to me today about the G/C/F combo)
     
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    That is so cool! I am teaching my younger son (8) the same thing now. On the flip side, my 11 year old son is now showing me some cool licks and chord voicings that he has picked up from his current teacher, and from gigs he has been playing in!! Love it!
     
  10. CharlyG

    CharlyG Play It Forward

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    Tune it to open E and get em started on slide.....Lookout Derek!
     

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