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Teaching myself guitar (my teacher can't teach me anymore)?

Teaching myself guitar (my teacher can't teach me anymore)? Topic: How to write a decent song
June 17, 2019 / By Daren
Question: Well, I haven't been playing guitar very long. I am learning Nirvana- In Bloom right now. I also know Green Day- Brain Stew. I can play the beginnings of the songs Sweet Dreams (Marilyn Manson version), Enter Sandman, One, Celebrity Skin, Violet, Garbadge Man, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Holiday, and East Jesus Nowhere I know a few chords (I don't use them much though...I should probley start though) and I know how to play power chords. I am pretty decent in power chords, but I am still rusty... I used to go to guitar once a week. It wasn't really anything formal...he would just give me a warm up and teach me a song and then I would practice at home...go back the next week...he would help me on anything then teach me more stuff. He can't teach me anymore because his work is becoming very demanding. In the beginning, there were 4 other kids in the class. After a few weeks they quit, so I am/was the only student. How can I teach myself guitar more effectively? Thanks! ~K. I am also learning (the whole song-not just beginning) Hole- Reasons To Be Beautiful right now along with In Bloom from Nirvana. I also know how to play Polly (Nirvana) and Pretty On The Inside (Hole), Hello (Courtney Love), and Mono (C.L) No. Just how to play songs...like I said...it was nothing formal...
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Azaziah Azaziah | 4 days ago
Hello there, It is a lot easier to learn to play these days compared to when I learned (shortly after the dark ages). There is a lot of good instructional material available on the internet. Here are some examples. Some of this you may already have covered. These are links that cover the basic aspects of learning to play. Perhaps some of this material will help you progress. Here is a link to a video lesson at Youtube. This guy has a series of 12 lessons available there at Youtube. You can find the other lessons in the related videos section. He covers the basics very well. You can learn a lot from him. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxhxIV0I5... Next is an article about how to read tabs. The more common way of writing guitar music these days is in what is called tabs. http://www.howtotuneaguitar.org/lessons/... Here is a link to a chord chart. It is several pages long. You can look up how to finger various chords with this. http://www.guitarnotes.com/guitar/notes2... When you are ready to start learning some more songs, you can search for the tabs. Just Google the name of the song and the word tabs. A common site you will see with guitar tabs is 911 Tabs. There are many, many others. Also, at Youtube search the song name and the words lesson or how to play. There are a great many good video lessons on songs there Later,
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Azaziah Originally Answered: Teaching myself guitar (my teacher can't teach me anymore)?
Hello there, It is a lot easier to learn to play these days compared to when I learned (shortly after the dark ages). There is a lot of good instructional material available on the internet. Here are some examples. Some of this you may already have covered. These are links that cover the basic aspects of learning to play. Perhaps some of this material will help you progress. Here is a link to a video lesson at Youtube. This guy has a series of 12 lessons available there at Youtube. You can find the other lessons in the related videos section. He covers the basics very well. You can learn a lot from him. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxhxIV0I5... Next is an article about how to read tabs. The more common way of writing guitar music these days is in what is called tabs. http://www.howtotuneaguitar.org/lessons/... Here is a link to a chord chart. It is several pages long. You can look up how to finger various chords with this. http://www.guitarnotes.com/guitar/notes2... When you are ready to start learning some more songs, you can search for the tabs. Just Google the name of the song and the word tabs. A common site you will see with guitar tabs is 911 Tabs. There are many, many others. Also, at Youtube search the song name and the words lesson or how to play. There are a great many good video lessons on songs there Later,
Azaziah Originally Answered: Teaching myself guitar (my teacher can't teach me anymore)?
I'm not too sure about your teacher teaching you songs... You know the adage give a man a fish he'll eat for a day, teach a man to fish he'll eat for life. Did he teach you the musical theory side of guitar? If not that's a great place to start with self-teaching. It's not difficult and once you get the hang of it it'll improve you so much it'll be incredible. Here's a good place to start: http://www.essentialguitar.com/

Whitney Whitney
I'm not too sure about your teacher teaching you songs... You know the adage give a man a fish he'll eat for a day, teach a man to fish he'll eat for life. Did he teach you the musical theory side of guitar? If not that's a great place to start with self-teaching. It's not difficult and once you get the hang of it it'll improve you so much it'll be incredible. Here's a good place to start: http://www.essentialguitar.com/
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Whitney Originally Answered: I'd like a teacher's opinion please - should I worry that my son's teacher misspells words?
I was a teacher for twelve years and I cringed when I saw other teachers make those mistakes, especially with common words. From my experience, this happened mainly with teachers 1) who did not have teaching credentials but were hired on "emergency" credentials because the school district could not get enough credentialed teachers, 2) whose strengths were in math and/or science and so their English weaknesses were overlooked because there's such a lack of math/science teachers, or 3) whose first language was not English, but the language of many of the students. None of this is comforting when you expect basic literacy from the school teacher, of all people. It does need to be brought to the attention of the administration even if you do it anonymously. It's not to punish the teachers, but to make it known to the administration-- and the school district-- that you are a concerned parent really involved and attentive to your child's education and that it makes a difference to you who is teaching your child. You want caring, credentialed teachers who have gone through a real graduate school education program and who know not only their subject matter, but teaching methods, child pyschology and development, and English literacy.
Whitney Originally Answered: I'd like a teacher's opinion please - should I worry that my son's teacher misspells words?
Eye woodn't wurry. Just kidding! Actually, I would find it annoying, but she is probably writing notes when also keeping her eye on 20 or more children. I know that I end up writing some of my notes at the end of the day when things get frantic in the classroom, and while I hope I am spelling every word correctly, I may miss a few while I am watching the class too. I am kind of a freak that way--I reread the note like 3 times, but maybe she doesn't. Is everything else going well? Is your child happy at school? Is your child learning? If she starts teaching the kids how to spell words wrong, then maybe mention it, but otherwise I wouldn't. It will set you up for tension the rest of the year, even if the teacher doesn't show you. Believe me, there are parents that make us take a deep breath when they walk in the room (GULP) and you don't want to be that parent unless it is necessary! I hope this helps! Obviously, if you think it is having a negative impact on your child, say something, but otherwise, wait it out. Good luck! (By the way, I reread this a few times too. Did I do OK?)

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