Re: My One Secret To Better Guitar Playing Is........
I took care of the small kids problem by giving her her own guitar. She won't let me teach her a chord, but she's finally picking it up and pointing the neck the correct direction most of the time now. We went by a music store and there was a kid no older than her - around eight years old - laying out some sweet blues licks on an electric. I told her that he was doing that by applying scales and I'd be happy to teach her the pentatonic blues scale (which I'd have to learn myself). Nah. She's content. I'm not going to push. She'll hear more kids who lay it out and either she'll get frustrated and put it away forever, or she'll want to improve. Either way, I'm OK with it. Plenty of time. Plenty of time.
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