GRcade Musician's Club - Do You "Do" Music?

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PostRe: GRcade Musician's Club - Do You "Do" Music?
by more heat than light » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:41 pm

That's very kind of you mate. Might have a chat with him later. I mean, he's a typical ten year old, he changes his mind about this stuff all the time. Last year he wanted to be a footballer, last month he wanted to play guitar, the other day he wanted to be an astronaut.

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by Green Gecko » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:47 pm

Some teachers will lend out a student guitar too, or know some on the market.

You can find really nice guitars b-stock as well - this one down to £170 by £60 because of a ding on the back https://www.andertons.co.uk/clearance-a ... cal-guitar

You can probably find something like a Spanish Admira for around the same money second hand if not a lot less than that?

Here's an Admira albeit made in China for £99. Sure a pine top isn't going to win any awards but the neck is mahogany and rosewood fingerboard which is probably the more important part of a guitar especially when it comes to learning. https://www.andertons.co.uk/acoustic-de ... cal-guitar

There are quite a few guitars around that price point that look much better than the Argos sort of multipacks, I'm quite surprised. I would ignore the Valencia ones around the £50-60 mark definitely. And I'm not sure you're really getting all that more for your money for the £110-£120 priced Epiphone and Fender guitars either (the Epiphone looks better, but is laden with loads of bullshit registered trademarks). Although one does come with a humidifier for some reason...

Like I said, the Joan Cashimira which is a guitar most accomplished players would be happy with, wasn't my first instrument, I can't remember the old one. It was around £150 I think? I played that for at least 4 years and certainly never had any problems with it.

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by blackoutHERO » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:47 pm

I started at age 10 on a full size guitar and never had lessons. Just got a good tab site and started playing riffs here and there. If he's really into it, I think that's a good start rather than making it a 'chore' or something you have to 'learn' rather than just play and get better. If that makes any sense.

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by Green Gecko » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:16 pm

Maybe let them "choose" a teacher on YouTube and find out what their learning style is before fitting them with a teacher.

There are a lot of rote teachers out there, egoistic teachers, teachers who prefer specific styles, etc etc. Mine just taught me whatever I wanted to play out of a vast library of diverse music.

I enjoyed traditional Spanish guitar music. But like my brother for example, he preferred blues, learnt what he needed to learnt, and then just got on with playing and making up his own compositions. Her certainly never gave up as as a consequence.

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