Top 5 Things To Bring To Your Guitar Lesson.
Richard the Guitar Teacher here. I hope everyone is doing well. I thought I would go through the Top 5 things you should bring to your guitar lessons.
Now these are to help you get the most out of your lesson. all these little things can fit nicely in your guitar bag, so there will be no extra stuff to carry.
ok so lets get into it:
Now I know what you're saying, "Richard that's so obvious man, ok of course i need a guitar for a GUITAR lesson". Well you will be surprised that some people think the guitar teacher will provide the guitar. That is not the case.
One of the reasons for this is. You need to be able to practice the lesson content at home. This will give your a chance to really learn the material from the previous lesson. If you are not practicing even a little bit between your guitar lessons, this can really slow down the learning curve. I know as a guitar teacher, i only want to see you get the most out of each lesson and make as much progress as possible.
Pen and Manuscript Paper.
This one seems to be the one most people leave off. Now I will tent to provide most of all the material we are learning that week. this can be backing tracks, sheet music or chord diagrams.
But it is very useful as a student to have a pen and some sort of paper at hand to write down any sort of notes. This does not have to be scales or chords but things like song recommendations, websites to check out. If we are discussing a particular style I am referring to different guitar players, it will be good to jot there names for you to check out at a later date.
Bring a guitar lead to your guitar lessons. If it is an online lesson this is not going to be a problem. Really its just being courteous to your guitar teacher. Your teacher may have lead spare so don't worry too much if you do forget it one week. But teachers will have a lot of students throughout the week. sharing a lead with other students wares out the lead and will become an extra expense for your teacher. so be kind and bring your own lead, your teacher will very much appreciate it.
Now you don't have to do this, but I would recommend you do. Bringing a recording device even if its just the voice recorder on your phone will help you a lot. You can record each lesson and play back anything you may had forgotten throughout the week. this is great, not only hearing you guitar teacher play the exercisers again but little things like song recommendations and even hearing you own guitar playing, which I will discuss further in future blogs.
Bring questions to your lesson. Anything you can think of throughout the week before, jot down on a piece of paper. This can be anything you want, theory questions, technique or questions about artists, genres, even questions about where's the best place to buy a new guitar strap.
Writing down you questions in-between each lesson is one way to get the most out of the lesson, and will help learn and discover new things about music.
I hope this helps a little.
Till next time.