Teaching skills series
Articles on pacing guitar lessons, motivating students and
building student's confidence.
to learn] [The virtuous
circle of confidence building] [The
tutor as learning facilitator] [The
wrong-handed guitar player ] [How
to impress your students]
Theory of learning series
A series of informative articles applying learning theory
to the informal guitar tutor and pupil situation.
Learning got a Bad Name for Itself] [Motivation
Moves Mountains] [Contact
with the Subject] [Mental
[Relative Importance] [Information
Retention] [Making and
Exercises for physical development
Exercises will help beginner guitarists play the guitar faster,
improve their finger strength especially their little finger
Diagrams, charts and sound samples for teaching a variety
of blues styles.
scales in five positions] [Diagonal
blues scale runs] [Basic
shuffle patterns] [Texas
blues Verse 1] [Texas
blues Verse 2] [Texas
blues Verse 3] [Texas
blues Verse 4] [Texas
blues Verse 5] [Texas
blues Verse 6] [C7
chord treatments] [20-bar
R&B style blues] [Slow
Guitar Teaching Tips
Bite-sized chunks of wisdom that you can use to sharpen your
teaching skills and increase your awareness.
Tips List] [First
|Basics of teaching guitar music theory
A series of articles written by Nick Minnion ensuring guitar
teachers can teach their students effectively through understanding
the basics of guitar music theory.
the Bottom Up] [The Importance
of the Major Scale] [Don't
believe a word your student says] [Correct
Sequence] [Use it or Lose
it] [Don't Waste Time Explaining]
[The Importance of Repeated Use]
[Defining Musical Terms]
[Motivate before Mystifying]
[Examine, Revise, Consolidate]
Simple ideas for beginner and intermediate guitarists to aid
with remembering the basics of guitar theory.
string note names] [First
position blues scale in E] [Names
of notes on fretboard] [Treble
and bass clefs]
Strumming patterns and fun fingering exercise for beginner
and intermediate guitarists.
string boogie] [Some
basic strumming patterns]
Recommended songs for all stages of learning the guitar.
Snippets of Guitar Music Theory
Bite-sized articles cover a number of points about music theory.
of Guitar Music Theory List] [First
Still to come
TeachGuitar.com is preparing articles for new guitar tutors
coving the topics: developing a syllabus, examinations for
guitar players, playing in a band, site reading, music theory,
developing teaching materials, teaching older students, teaching
younger students, before you start, organising, marketing,
payment issues, sales, accounting, self development and business