All Girls School


Guitar Lesson 2
September 14, 2007, 7:14 am
Filed under: Bubba, guitar, music

Bubba’s guitar teacher is a young man from the local college. We go to the arts building and they are able to have the lesson in one of the music practice rooms. I think that after the first lesson he felt overwhelmed with teaching such a young student with no previous experience. He showed her the first chord and wrote it down for me so that I could help her with it, but I think he felt that she was not big enough for her instrument and that these lessons weren’t going to really go anywhere. (These assumptions on my part came from little bits and pieces of things he said in my presence and things Bubba told me that he said during the lesson. He did not come straight out and say anything to either of us to this effect, and I think Bubba has no idea of any of it.)

So, we practiced that one chord all week until she had it down pat. We went to the lesson and when they finished and exited the practice room, the look on his face said it all. He was amazed that she had learned to play the chord as well as she had and that we had practiced as much as we had. I think he realized that we were serious about this and are willing to put in the necessary work. He looked excited for the next lesson. We don’t have a new chord to learn, but some technique items to practice. These are things like keeping her fingers curved instead of flattening them, holding the  strings down tighter, etc.

I’m really excited for her to get to the point where she can play a couple of chords and make, what sounds to her like, music. I think that being able to make actual music will be the biggest motivator for her to keep practicing.

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Sounds like the teacher learned as much as Bubba. Young children can learn so much more than we give them credit for.

Grandma

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