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Steve Benbows protege what age to start guitar lessons (18) RE: what age to start guitar lessons 23 Sep 03

Most high ranking pro musicians you will find started very young. Get your grandson to learn to read music onto the guitar at some point. I do stress that was at some point. Even if he then ditches it in later life he will have that ability. Being able to read music means you can pitch a song off of the sheet music, it means you can join in with any musician and as a guitar player in later life you can earn some serious cash as a session musician (even if it is a hobby!). It is a running joke amoungst the jazz fraternity I keep that guitar players cannot read music or sight read. I wish that I was better at it. Also make shure he gets a good teacher - that is paramount. He must have fun in the process of learning or else he won't stick with it.
Good luck.

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