Les Paul Is Remembered In New York City

Many of you already know, but I have been teaching guitar for the past couple years. Why do I do this? Well, it mainly has to do with what I know God has called me to do — to reach out to students with Christ’s love.  One way of doing that has been through a gift/hobby of mine — music.  While I teach them guitar, I also try to find out what is going on in their lives and minister to them.  The first song they learn is always a worship song, which is a good chance for me to explain why I teach guitar and how they might be able to use their music to glorify God.

While I do not consider myself capable of teaching advanced technique, I am doing all right teaching the basics.  Although I have been teaching each student on an individual level, I have realized it is important to have some things prepared ahead of time.  For instance I have seen the need to have photos of the chords I teach, in attention to charts. That helps the students remember where exactly to put their fingers.  At the same time, it is also important to have some general notes.  I have put together this booklet below.  I would like to ask you to send me some additional ideas of things to put in it.  I know it needs a lot of improvement, but over time, I believe I might have something worth using and passing along to others.  Thanks for checking it out and helping me become a better teacher.

Basic Guitar Technique v1.0

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