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How to Play Teach Your Children by Crosby, Stills & Nash (Guitar Lesson)


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Steve Eulberg

Teach Your Children

Steve Eulberg brings us a very well rounded acoustic lesson on the song "Teach Your Children" by Crosby, Stills & Nash. The song is taught in a country "boom-chuck" style. You will learn the verse and chorus chords as well as some ways to incorporate the hammer-on and pull-off techniques into each chord progression.

Taught by Steve Eulberg in Songs with Steve Eulberg seriesLength: 33:07Difficulty: 2.0 of 5


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martyn@jonesandjones.co.uk[email protected] replied on February 6th, 2016

Just brill thanks

woodmaniacwoodmaniac replied on July 31st, 2013

Thanks Steve, that was sgreat lesson!

japersjapers replied on February 27th, 2013

Totally Awesome for lesson as well as entertainment! This is the first time on this site and yours is the first song I viewed. I joined right after. I consider myself privileged. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us and for this opportunity.

rodhrodh replied on April 6th, 2012

wow the harder i try the worse it gets i cant see what strings you use help cause it sounds great and i want to do it

rodhrodh replied on April 6th, 2012

hi i love it but are you hitting the same strings most of the time ?

rodhrodh replied on April 6th, 2012

i hit the string above the chord but it dont sound the same

rodhrodh replied on April 6th, 2012

hi i love it but are you hitting the same strings most of the time ?

charlie636charlie636 replied on June 14th, 2011

I'm trying to tie the base line in, and....man, am I the only one who thinks this part of the lesson is really going fast too fast for me.

AcapellaTomAcapellaTom replied on February 21st, 2011

Love the song Steve. I especially like to sing the Harmony. Just need to find me another melody singer. Thanks for posting this one.

beeho15beeho15 replied on January 8th, 2011

Nice lesson. I don't know why though that whenever I copy something from jamplay, it never comes out clear.

garycoengarycoen replied on October 30th, 2010

In your arrangement of "Teach Your Children," the tablature for Gtr. 2 indicates (in measure 6) the 4 chord fingered with the root in the bass (5th fret of D string), the third on the 4th fret of G string, and the root repeated above that on the 3rd fret of the E string. To my current state of knowledge as a student of music, this chord appears to be a G3. A (boom) G note on the lower E string immediately precedes this (chuck) chord, which is followed by a hammer-on (from a D note to an E) on the D string. As a guitarist, I can only imagine this being accomplished by a third fret Barre chord to catch the G note boom on the E string followed by the G3 chord chuck, then a quick release of the Barre chord followed by the hammer-on from D to E, and finally a return to the Barre chord to complete the boom-chucks of the measure. I studied the video and did not see you play this detail of the arrangement. Is this how you perform the maneuver? Is there a better way?

jukeboxjimjukeboxjim replied on August 26th, 2010

This is an EXCELLENT lesson....great job Steve...How about Mac Wiseman's "Grandfathers Clock"....c'mon Steve...Thank you!

gray owlgray owl replied on April 3rd, 2010

Steve thanks so much, I like your style of teaching and I learned quite a bit from you. Some of us are blessed with musical skills and others like myself have to really work at it.

rr191rr191 replied on April 2nd, 2010

Steve--Thanks for the lesson. Its exactly what I was looking for to take my strumming to the next level and make the song more interesting.

revtonyrevtony replied on April 2nd, 2010

Thank you Steve for a great lesson. Even as a long time player I especially enjoyed learning the bass runs.

SandbarBobSandbarBob replied on March 28th, 2010

Thanks Steve. Great lesson. I loved it! How about doing a lesson on Our house? It's the Mrs. favorite, and I could score some major brownie points

jabrosejabrose replied on March 21st, 2010

Thanks for this Steve. Two quick questions for you regarding Live set-up. any thoughts on amp type and set-up? Also, what kind of pickup are you using here? It looks after market, and wondering how much you like it...thanks!

ames57ames57 replied on March 20th, 2010

Thanks for the great lesson Steve. I really appreciated that you tabed the melody line, but I'd appreciate it even more if you would tab the harmony parts as well. I've started to learn harmony singing, and I'd be grateful if you would do that. Thanks and keep up the great work!

jboothjbooth replied on March 20th, 2010

There's another CSN tune coming up in the near (2-3 weeks or so) future :D

jnc51jnc51 replied on March 19th, 2010

I agree with bringing more CSN. Great job Steve.

aquiguillermoaquiguillermo replied on March 18th, 2010

Gee! Great song. Brings back lots of memories. Hands on... Best regards Steve.

williams7williams7 replied on March 18th, 2010

awsome lesson

rickmcdanielrickmcdaniel replied on March 18th, 2010

Very nice Steve.

WheelerWheeler replied on March 18th, 2010

Thanks Steve. You made it easy to learn this one.

jaybirdjaybird replied on March 18th, 2010

Thanks a bunch!!! I'm a big CSN fan. Keep em' comin.

Songs with Steve Eulberg

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Learning songs is a wonderful way to put all the guitar knowledge you have learned to use. And it just so happens we have a wonderful song teacher to walk you through these classic songs.



Lesson 1

Jingle Bells

Steve Eulberg walks you through a guitar arrangement of "Jingle Bells."

Length: 48:06 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Silent Night

Steve Eulberg teaches you how to play "Silent Night."

Length: 49:32 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 3

Joy to the World

Steve Eulberg walks you through an arrangement of "Joy to the World."

Length: 43:07 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 4

What Child Is This

Steve Eulberg teaches a beautiful version of "What Child is This," which is also known as "Greensleeves."

Length: 46:30 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 5

New River Train

Steve Eulberg takes a stroll down memory lane with the classic Bluegrass song "New River Train."

Length: 30:42 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 6

Will the Circle Be Unbroken

Steve teaches a Bluegrass version of the classic gospel song "Will the Circle Be Unbroken."

Length: 36:14 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 7

Amazing Grace

Steve Eulberg teaches a bluegrass version of the classic gospel song "Amazing Grace."

Length: 21:30 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 8

Do Lord

Steve Eulberg covers the classic gospel tune "Do Lord" with a unique bluegrass flavor.

Length: 20:12 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 9

My Country 'Tis of Thee

Steve teaches you how to play the classic song "My Country 'Tis of Thee." Steve explains the chords, strumming patterns, and the melody.

Length: 23:46 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 10

America the Beautiful

Steve Eulberg teaches "America the Beautiful." This song is the American national hymn.

Length: 25:20 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 11

Boston Beans

Steve teaches "Boston Beans," a fun and somewhat crazy song about the American revolution.

Length: 13:43 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 12

Yankee Doodle

Steve Eulberg teaches the classic song "Yankee Doodle" in this 4th of July inspired guitar lesson.

Length: 10:20 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 13

i miss america

In this lesson Steve Eulberg teaches "i miss america," a beautiful song from his album a piece of it all.

Length: 12:11 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 14

The Star-Spangled Banner

Steve Eulberg teaches his interpretation of the American national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Length: 17:12 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 15

Five Foot Two

In this lesson Steve Eulberg teaches the song "Five Foot Two" and explains how it ties in with the circle of fifths.

Length: 21:58 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 16

Go Tell it on the Mountain

Steve teaches this African-American spiritual song with words by John Work.

Length: 16:00 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 17

Deck The Halls

We have the pleasure of bringing you another great holiday classic. Steve breaks down an in depth bluegrass rendition of "Deck the Halls." Here you will learn the melody lines as well as the lead lines...

Length: 34:32 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 18

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Steve teaches a bluegrass rendition of the classic Christmas song, "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" in this lesson.

Length: 18:39 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 19

Angels We Have Heard On High

It's that time again! It's time for yet another classic holiday song taught by Steve Eulberg. Steve demonstrates his bluegrass rendition of this holiday classic in 4 parts. This is another great song to...

Length: 25:58 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 20

O Come All Ye Faithful

Steve teaches both a bluegrass rendition and a fingerstyle version of the beautiful song "O Come All Ye Faithful."

Length: 18:14 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 21

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Yet again, Steve brings us a classic holiday tune. This time Steve provides an in depth lesson on "O Come, O Come Emmanuel." Steve covers the verse, chorus, the melody (both high and low octaves), as well...

Length: 25:11 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 22

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

Steve Eulberg teaches the beautiful Christmas song "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day."

Length: 29:46 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 23

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

To complete this amazing holiday song session, Steve teaches "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear." This is a great holiday tune that brings warmth into any home. You will learn the traditional version so that...

Length: 17:32 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 24

Teach Your Children

Steve Eulberg brings us a very well rounded acoustic lesson on the song "Teach Your Children" by Crosby, Stills & Nash. The song is taught in a country "boom-chuck" style. You will learn the verse and...

Length: 33:07 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 25

Mail Order Bride

Did you order your guitar and have it delivered? If you did, this Steve Eulberg original is just for you. This song is a great campfire style song that features a handful of bluegrass techniques.

Length: 20:42 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 26

Everything I Own

Steve introduces the song "Everything I Own" by the artist Bread. Develop your guitar skills by practicing this acoustic classic.

Length: 36:56 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 27

The Banks of the Ohio

Welcome to this fantastic bluegrass lesson on the song "The Banks of the Ohio"! This traditional song offers classic "boom-chuck" rhythm patterns and a great opportunity to practice melodies in 1st position.

Length: 44:32 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 28

Little Maggie

Steve breaks down this great modal tune entitled "Little Maggie". He explains the modal theory pertaining to the harmony and melody. This tune also utilizes drop D tuning.

Length: 22:37 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 29

Under the Double Eagle

Steve teaches "Under the Double Eagle". Steve arranges this classic march in the bluegrass style.

Length: 19:51 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 30

Redwing - (The Ice Cream Truck Song)

Steve breaks down the classic song "Redwing". This song is often known by people in the Western world as the "Ice Cream Truck Song". Steve demonstrates an effective rhythm accompaniment and a few ways...

Length: 27:45 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 31

Rolling in My Sweet Baby's Arms

Steve teaches yet another classic bluegrass song called "Rolling in My Sweet Baby's Arms". This song will provide lots of opportunity to get creative with double stops, harmonization, and chords with picked...

Length: 19:50 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only

About Steve Eulberg View Full Biography An Award-winning multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Steve Eulberg weaves mountain and hammered dulcimers with a variety of unusual instruments to create thought-provoking, smile-inducing, toe-tapping acoustic experiences.

He has sung and composed for religious communities, union halls, picket lines, inter-faith retreats, mountain-top youth camps, as well as the more familiar venues: clubs, coffeehouses, bookstores, festivals, charity benefits and showcase concerts.

Born and raised in the German-heritage town of Pemberville, Ohio, Steve was exposed to a variety of music in his home. Early piano lessons were followed by trumpet in school band, and he became self-taught on ukelele and guitar and harmonica. Mandolin was added at Capital University where, while majoring in History, he studied Ear Training, Voice and took Arranging lessons from the Conservatory of Music.

While at college, he first heard hammered and mountain dulcimers, building his first mountain dulcimer just before his final year. Seminary training took him the west side of Denver where he built his first hammered dulcimer. With these instruments, he was able to give voice to the Scottish, English and Irish traditions to which he is also heir.

Following marriage in 1985 to Connie Winter-Eulberg he settled in Kansas City, Missouri. There he worked cross-culturally in a church of African-Americans, Latinos and European Americans, with music being a primary organizing tool. He moved with his family in 1997 to be nestled beside the Rocky Mountains in Fort Coillins, Colorado.

Founder of Owl Mountain Music, Inc. he teaches and performs extensively in Colorado and Wyoming with tours across the US and the UK. He delights in introducing the “sweet music” of dulcimers to people in diverse settings and in addition to his own recordings, has included dulcimers in a variety of session work for other musicians.

In 2000 he was commissioned to create a choral composition featuring dulcimers for the Rainbow Chorus in Fort Collins. It was recorded in the same year (BEGINNINGS). He is currently at work on a commissioned symphony that will feature hammered dulcimer and Australian didjeridu.

Eulberg passionately believes that music crosses cultural and language barriers because music builds community. Influenced by a variety of ethnic styles, his music weaves vital lyric with rap, rock, folk, gospel and blues. Audiences of all ages respond well to his presentation and to his warm sense of humor.

Steve is a member of Local 1000 (AFM), The Folk Alliance, BMI and BWAAG (Better World Artists and Activist's Guild).

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