Lesson | Week 1


First 10-15 Minutes:

  1. Make introductions
  2. Layout of Guitar
    • Names of parts, string numbers, and string names
  3. How to hold the guitar
  4. How to strum guitar with fingers (bridge hand)
  5. How to press the fretboard hand in order to make a sound
  6. How to tune the guitar
  7. Q & A

Next 10-15 Minutes:

  1. Learn a one string melody
    • Talk about Fretboard Finger Position and Placement
    • 4 Finger Box Rule
    • Speak of Right Hand Finger Plucking
    • Which fingers are utilizing which strings
  2. Q & A

Next 10-15 Minutes:

  1. 1. Practice the One String Melody
    • Let the student take the time to practice the melody multiple times in a row.  
    • Note Finger placement, positioning etc and speak on it.
    • Look at Legato Vs Staccato
  2. Learn A9 Chord and Em Chord
    • Finger Placement
    • Finger Pressure
  3. Q & A

Next 10-15 Minutes

  1. Take Requests for Songs to Learn
  2. Listen to the song suggestions on youtube.
  3. Speak on how to transfer what you hear to what you play.
    • Find the Key, Bass Notes, Etc
  4. Talk about Calluses on the fingers
  5. Tell them how to Build Calluses
    • Swishing Strings
    • Work the entire box
      • Up to Down to Up to Down
    • Duration
  6. Q & A