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Well... my 6 year old son learns to play the guitar now for about a year, and he does really well. 30 min lession at a professional musician once a week and a bit practice at home.
As he knows me shredding some RS CS songs all the time he is very Rocksmith motivated - so to connect his achieved abilities to the game as well as present an easy course to anyone or anyones kids who want to start playing the guitar i decided to chart some of his exercises and songs and some own collected stuff to a growing collection here...

 

P.S: my son uses my fender squier mini strat which works quite fine.

 

 

 

The lessions are either Exercises or Songs, categorised by

 

Difficulty Levels 1-5(-10 maybe somewhen)
L1 - minimal stringskipping, slow, only open strings or one hand position
L2 - max. 2 strings, one hand position, short
L3 - one hand position, more strings, faster, longer
L4 - more than one hand position or generally harder / faster than L3
L5 - too difficult for L4 / first chords

 

The lessions consist of tabs very well synced to a background metronome track.

 

Tipp: The speed is chosen at the songs to match an comfortale singalong and at the exercises at the speed they are meant to be played - so start off with reduced speed in Riff Repeater and accelerate as you progress!!!!

 

... starting easy lessons and depending on the response and my sons motivation planning to add a lot more. have fun.

 

Exercises

Rock - L1 - Exercise - For the very first tabs

Rock - L1 - Exercise - First Finger First Fret

Rock - L1 - Exercise - 1/4 Pauses

Rock - L2 - Exercise - The 3rd Finger Stringskipper

Rock - L4 - Exercise - The Empty String-skipper

Rock - L5 - Exercise - The first Blues is the deepest...

 

Songs

Rock - L2 - Song - Hänschen klein (little Hans)

Rock - L3 - Song - If you´re happy and you know it

Rock - L3 - Song - Old MacDonald(had a farm)

Rock - L3 - Song - Happy Birthday to You

Rock - L4 - Song - In dem Walde (da) steht ein Haus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

upcoming: more lessons and songs incl. happy birthday to you done ;) so incl. ein vogel wollte hochzeit machen :)

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@@MaZtoR - first the good news:

You are too damn good

 

And now for the bad news:

You are too damn old

 

;)

Cheers

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You're never too old to learn!!!!

 

Seriously, this is great. I find Rocksmith's songs to be fine, but the lessons are lacking, and I'm not much for games because they stop when you mess up too much. This is right up my alley.

 

Thats right you are never too old to learn, but regarding MaZtoR - he is one kick ass guitarist leading the advanced class of the Championships - so for those lessons he may be quite "old".

 

Great you like it.

If there is enough response i can put up the whole course... plenty of lessons - let´s see

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Lesson added

 

Edit:

Lessons added ;)

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Songs added :)

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Added some first blues - THX @@Rem_ for the tab !!!!!

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Rebuilt and regenerated all exercises and songs for arrangement id issues and possible crashes -

 

ALL FIXED.

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It´s been a while!

 

I am planning to put up a few more children´s songs - any suggestions?

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Ok, as soon as i have time i´ll do some more ;)

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That were the kind of songs that really killed my interest in learning guitar from a teacher, when I was young, luckily, your son has the option to keep interest with 1000 of RS Songs ;)

 

Well - those are really good for the very start.

You have to start somewhere, and what did kill my progression and interest when i bought a guitar back in the days was trying to learn far too hard stuff from day one that i could in no way handle.

I would have loved to have those exercises back then.

 

P.S:

More is coming soon.

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Cool nice one for doing this. I gave them a try without reading properly and thought it was a rock course and was a little surprised hehe.  But the exercises were cool and I still didn't get 100% on my first tries. :)

 

If you had "Three Blind Mice" that would be cool to FC now for revenge purposes seeing as that was the song that led me to give up my lessons at age 6!

 

But each kid is different.. that was just me. And my parents were forcing me to learn on a full-size acoustic so that I would "learn properly" when all I wanted to do was make noise with an electric (and play Metallica, Iron Maiden and Guns n Roses though I understand how unrealistic that goal was now  :lol:)

 

So cool that you guys are interested and play along with your kids... that's awesome. Best of luck with it hope they keep it up!

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Great thanks Rodman. My 6 year old will love this!! Can't believe I didn;t see this sooner. I also wanted to make CDLC for him. Then another baby was born and I was forced to abandon my plans for now. I missed the boat, now he want to play Iron Maiden's epic 18-minute song: Empire of the Clouds!

 

I have a new respect for Dynamic Difficulty, as I watch my son play. It really motivates our kids when they level up, all the while keeping harder songs manageable.

 

This is a great thing you've done. I look forward to trying these!!

 

Cheers and hope your son still enjoys guitar!

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Yo Berni!

Great you like it and your son will hopefully profit from those!

My son is 9 now - goddammit tempus fugit, right now he prefers leading Donkey Kong through numerous horrifying battles against terrible foes and help make Mario his glorious way through a neverending Oddysey, but as time has gone by my lil daughter is now already 6 and has started guitar lessons and ready to start with the above :D

 

Please let me know how your son is coming along with those.

 

BTW: a lot more incoming - i have already prepared lots of charts, just i gotta finish my Arcade Cabinet Restoration first and right after that more R.O.C.K.

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My son and I tried them. This is exactly the type of stuff I am seeking. Great thanks. This will keep us going for a while.

 

Maybe once your son sees your daughter excelling, he’ll double back and try to outperform. Honestly I wish I had discovered RS at their age when time and brain absorbency was in abundance.

 

In a last ditch effort to keep me playing violin, my dad promised that the girls would flock to me if I continued. I was 12. Had he said this just a couple of years later when that would’ve been more poignant, perhaps I woukdn’t always be in last place in your CS, assuming violin would’ve translated well to guitar. LOL.

 

Anyway, you are a very good dad putting the effort for your kids like this! Plus an arcade cabinet ... coolest dad ever!! :)

 

Awesome that you’ll add more.

 

Cheers!

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My Released CDLC - Blaze Bayley - Stare at the Sun & MacGyver Theme Song & Iron Maiden - No More Lies

Check out the Tech Notes Tutorial Version 1.1 // Chordify Tutorial release TBD.

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