I just started teaching again after about a 15 year absence, at the school I used to teach at. I only have a few students so far, some adult acoustic players that I can relate to but the younger teens baffle me. They don't have heroes, they can't name a player or band they like and have never heard of AC/DC, Hendrix, Led Zep, or even Jack White. While I concentrate on teaching the actual nuts and bolts, theory, at least for the counting/time aspect and chords etc...., I'm used to using examples from players they look up to. I have a 25 year old daughter but she has no idea either and says she listens to artists based on friends youtube suggestions. This has her listening to a very eclectic mix of folk, rock and some surprisingly weird stuff. I feel like I just woke up a century later one day. Help?
Whoever called it "rush hour" should not be allowed to name anything else.