Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Re: Beginner/intermediate rock guitar lessons question!
I've been teaching for years and this is always a tough question.
All these kids play the guitar video games, and the playlists in those games are actually pretty broad. I can't believe kids actually ask me to write out "Reign In Blood" by Slayer for them! (For the record I am pro-Slayer.) So picking songs from the video games is a good start.
Here's the bottom line: Music has to be coming in in order for it to come out. THEY should own some music that they like, and there is no better curriculum than teaching them what they listen to. I have yet to produce a successful student who does not listen to music. If they do not have their own musical suggestions, it is a sign you will quickly hit a dead end with them.