I gave my first official guitar lesson last night (as explained earlier). I planned on being there for around 30 minutes but ended up staying for 90. We spent the first half hour tuning our guitars, when I showed him how to do harmonics, too. We then tackled You Shook Me All Night Along, doing the G, C, and D chords. After his fingers were aching from the AC/DC exercise, I showed him a simple 12-bar blues progression in E, where you strum the two top strings (E and A), using B, C#, and D on the A string, then doing the same for the next two strings (A and D).
Like any guitar beginner, it’ll take time to get used to the finger contortions necessary to play chords, along with learning how to press down on the strings so notes ring clearly.
We’re going to choose some simple songs next; songs that have simple chord progressions but are instantly recognizable.