Hello all you fellow pickers! I recently started teaching my two younger siblings how to play guitar. They are home schooled and are learning guitar for music class. A friend and his daughter also just bought guitars and are going to be sitting in on the class as well.
I play mostly carter style pick-strumming, but have also started doing some flat-picking as well.
(Blackberry Blossom, Jerusalem Ridge, Black Mountain Rag, etc.)
I play totally by ear, so that’s the only way I know to teach them.
The classes are once a week and approximately half an hour long.
My plan was to teach them the basic cords and get them to where they can strum along with songs.
Then teach them scales.
Then how to pick the melody and add strums, and incorporate some basic skills like alternate picking.
Then go from there based on their learning.
I am a guitar player, but I don’t feel like much of a teacher, so any advice that anyone has (besides recommend them get a www.banjobenclark.com membership ) would be greatly appreciated.