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Guitar students 'should not learn music theory early on'

Guitar teachers have been advised that teaching beginners music theory could put them off learning the instrument.

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br /> Tom Hess, a professional guitar tutor, said that while it is very useful to know this subject, it does not need to be introduced to them until a much later stage.

Speaking to GuitarSite.com, he warned that if students are confronted with musical theory early on, they could find it boring and quickly lose interest.

Furthermore, he stated that if they do not understand the subject at the beginning, they may lose faith in their abilities.

"The primary teaching goal should be to build the student's confidence by getting them to actually do some guitar playing as soon as possible," Mr Hess commented.

Teachers were also encouraged to use methods that would quickly show budding musicians that they have the potential to perform at a high standard.

Rock star Sting recently told BBC News that it is "vitally important" that children are exposed to music and encouraged to play instruments at school.

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Posted on 19 Jun 2009 14:30 to category : Music News

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