Most parents want their child to be able to play an instrument. The problem is you have to make them practice. This often leads to conflict. Still,… Read more “Is My Child Practicing Enough?”
We know them well. If you are a kid, it’s 1…2…ready…go! dancers prefer &…5…6…7…8! while garage bands opt for 1……2……a1….2….3….4! These are count-offs. The primary job of… Read more “Ready…Set…Play Guitar! The Art of the Count-off”
How Michael Jackson, John Lennon and Ray Charles Can Take Your Guitar Playing to the Next Level!
One of the most common challenges you face when starting to learn an instrument is playing without looking at your hands. You feel like your fingers won’t do the right thing unless you’re staring at them. This can be a real problem on the guitar because you can’t see everything at once. You enter what I call the Bermuda Triangle. (more…)
As a parent, buying a first guitar for your child can seem like an onerous chore. Given the wide variety of guitars available at retailers ranging from… Read more “How to Buy a Guitar for Your Child”
Remember, these materials are designed to support learning from the book. Click here to get the book for complete lesson plans. Intro: Tuning Your Guitar Lesson… Read more “Lesson 1 Materials”
You can download a copy of the notes to Jelly here Here is the song played all the way through three times with accompaniment. Here is the… Read more “Lesson 1.7”
Kids want to do everything! Zoo Camp? Yes! Rock Climbing class? Absolutely! Robotics club, basketball, French classes? Yes, yes, and oui. As parents we want to give… Read more “5 Reasons Your Child Should Be Playing Guitar”