Should new guitarists use a pick or just their fingers? There’s a 100% definite answer to this, but the question keeps coming up, year after year. The simple answer is: A beginner should start by using a pick. Let’s get into some of the reasons why, and maybe some discussion of not using one: 1:..
One of my favorite ways to get kids interested in guitars is to start them on a ukulele. Ukuleles are perfect for kids because they are small and they only have four strings, so they are much easier to play than a guitar. They are also much cheaper, they come in all sorts of fun..
Buying a set of classroom guitars can be tricky. Not only do you need to buy a large number of instruments that will fit within your budget, but you need to make sure they are good enough quality that they won’t turn any potential students off playing, which is a real concern with bad quality..
Children who are starting guitar lessons need to have a good quality, easy to play guitar that is the right fit for their size and age. Guitar lessons aren’t cheap, so it is well worth spending some time finding the right guitar for your child that will help make learning to play the best experience..
Check Pricing at Guitar Center PROS: Comes in fractional sizes so it will fit very young kids (as well as older). It is durable, fun to play and stays in tune well (after the strings have stretched). CONS: Since it has nylon strings, it takes a week or two of tuning it once a day..
What is Rocksmith? If you aren’t familiar with it, Rocksmith 2014 is a video game that lets players use a real guitar to learn how to play. Players plug their guitar into their PC or console using a USB cable to connect to the output jack on the instrument. Players of all different skill levels can..
There are lots of great resources specially designed for kids to help make learning guitar fun and easy. Little Kids Rock is a great site with free online guitar lessons for children. They have lessons on getting to know your guitar, tuning, and some of the chords that kids need to know to get started...
When you buy a beginner guitar it is also a good idea to invest in a guitar book as well. Having a reference book on hand is incredibly useful especially for someone who has never played guitar before and isn’t really sure where to start. Or if you are teaching your kids how to play..