Guitar Lesson -- The Key Of C

Major keys comes from major scales, so it stands to reason that minor keys would come from minor scales. But where do minor scales come from?

1. “The truth is, I was never trained in any way to effectively teach guitar.” It is true that many guitar teachers previously learned how to play guitar through lessons (or even by going to school to learn), however 99/100 guitar teachers have no actual training when it comes to ‘teaching' guitar. Most guitar teachers began teaching by using an improvisational, trial by error approach that they still use to this day. Fortunately for you, these people are not the same people who clean your teeth, fix your car or handle your bank account. It astounds me how so many guitar students never think to ask their teachers whether or not they received any kind of training for what they do. This point alone explains why so many students who take lessons from mediocre guitar teachers never become great guitarists.

But it is how we get better. And the better we get, the better we can feel about practicing - so that we can get even better.

3. Skill Level: If you are a rank beginner make sure that the guitar lesson program states that it is geared for beginners. A beginning guitar program should teach the parts of the guitar, re-stringing and tuning as well as the fundamentals of scales, chords, keys, reading tabs and playing songs. If you are interested in a specialized program like Blues Guitar Lessons check to see what level of skills are required before you begin.

Creating your own leads is obviously a skill all guitarists aspire to do. It is one of the latter things that is usually taught during my online guitar lessons. If you are a beginner, the question is usually asked what type of music you listen to. Why? Because it gives your teacher an idea if you have listened to songs that even have solos or lead lines in it. This makes a difference because when if you were a kid in the 70's, you would have listened to all the classic guitarists of the day, Jimmy Page, Randy Rhodes, Ted Nugent, etc. Even in the 80's, you had a multitude of big-time talented lead players. A person will get used to hearing certain staple riffs, and understand how a lead is supposed to flow, even before playing your first solo. On the other hand, if you are a younger student, chances are you haven't listened to a lot of those guys, and chances are you've been listening to more modern rock and pop music which contains very little if any lead guitar. I still wonder why that is, why todays rock music is almost void of solos. The opinion of the masses is that today's popular guitar players just don't know how.