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  1. Iron

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    What is a good beginner guitar for a kid? I bought one a few years ago for my daughter and it doesn't hold a tune for shit. It looks good, but doesn't hold tune at all. Any suggestions? I didn't start until I was an adult so I have a full size guitar that is just too big for him.
     
  2. Son of Odin

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    Sam's club used to sell package deal Fender's for cheap. I bought my electric guitar from them, came with an amp, cordage, headphones, a stand and a case.
     
  3. Iron

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    I was thinking of getting him an acoustic to being with. Not really sure, but I like the idea of starting acoustic better. Maybe I should just start him with an electric, easier on the fingers and seems "cooler" to kids.
     
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    A decent acoustic or electric can be had for $100 so I'd get the electric for the cool factor first and go from there. You can use https://www.songsterr.com/ to see sheet music and tabs for lots of popular songs. Putting a kid through lessons is fine and all but if they're forced to learn nothing but scales and stuff from the start, they'll probably quit. A lot of instructors can be a bit pretentious and not understand that kids want to be able to jam right away now. Luckily kids are easy to teach and they understand tabs almost immediately, sheet music eventually. You can have a kid playing some basic AC/DC on electric in a few days, the best way to encourage practicing an instrument is to set them up for immediate success.

    Your kid should be involved in picking out a guitar, narrow it down to a handful of them and let him get the one that looks coolest.
     
  5. Son of Odin

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    They had a package that was acoustic too. I just opted for electric because it's way cooler and I didn't want people to think I was a mariachi
     
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    I loved playing my trombone, chops are shot and my lips hurt after not playing for 12+ years
     
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    Make sure to show them 80s guitar shredder instructional videos.


     
  8. Iron

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    He comes to my office every day to do his homework because he is easily distracted and I can keep him on task better than his mother. Always, before doing it, we do sprints, err, race and then come in to do some homework. Usually finish by getting the gloves out and letting him beat the punching bag until he decides he has had enough. I want to throw in 5 minutes of jamming too. Figure by June he should be able to do a few things on it and have a decent start with the thing.

    I was thinking of getting it for Christmas for him, but I think going to the music store and letting him "pick it out" is a good idea. Maybe Santa can bring him a coupon for a guitar of his choice.
     
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  9. Iron

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    That dude makes even just going up and down the scale sound awesome. Damn.
     
  10. SimplyXY

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    Sounds like proper parenting. Punching, being cool, studying, working with Dad.
     
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  11. Iron

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    He seems to be one of those kids who has a propensity to be wild. Will be ok if I can keep him pointed in the right direction, I think if he gets off track some, especially when he is a little older, he might do some serious self harm in a hurry.
     
  12. Samson

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    I bought a new guitar the other day. My kids are getting old enough to be starting music lessons, so I was in the music shop, and there was a used one on the wall that looked right, and the price was right, so I bought it. This is after not playing anything electric for years, so I've been having a good time rockin' out with it. My dad bought me my first "how to learn guitar" book when I was about 10 or 11, and it's one of my fondest memories of him.
     
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    If I had to do it again I'd *want* to be a bass or rhythm guitar player. The rhythm section doesn't get the spotlight, but it's actually quite crucial to the music and thus more challenging to do well than people realize.
     
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  14. Iron

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    Problem with starting with a bass is that is that it isn't as flashy and I need to spark that imagination to begin with at least.
     
  15. Son of Odin

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    Find some old bass guitar solos from the 70s
     

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