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Beginner’s Guitar for Kids with Winden and Squiggy: Teach Yourself to Play the Guitar Paperback Review
My daughter has ALWAYS wanted to learn to play the guitar. We actually got her a new guitar for Christmas one year. My dad has been working with her off an on but he just hasn’t the time to teach her properly. When I got the email asking if I wanted to check out The Beginner’s Guitar for Kids with Winden and Squiggy book, I was very excited. I knew she would just love it. The author even sent her a special message which thrilled her even more.
Beginner’s Guitar for Kids with Winden and Squiggy: Teach Yourself to Play the Guitar
This book is aimed at children but I found it informative for myself. I know very little about music notes to be honest. Her dad is the more musically inclined in this family. The book is really simple to follow with fun illustrations but also full of information and lessons to learn.
The path starts with basic lessons. You don’t have to know ANYTHING about the guitar to begin with. She learned the different parts of the instrument first thing. This is a great lesson because we have been calling things what we call them and not the proper name. The lessons teach everything from note-reading to strumming in fun ways with worksheets and coloring pages.
I like the way it uses acrostics gives names to the strings to help kids remember them. It is a trick I often use to help remember things like the names of the planets.
I think personally this has been a good fit for her. She can work through it at her own pace.
The back of the book says she will be writing her own songs soon. I’m pretty excited to hear what she has to come up with! It comes with a few songs for her to try out till she gets that far.