SmartStart Guitar

Jessica Baron
50-minute video - Recommended age 5 - 8
  • Code:DLJESGT21
  • Skill Level:Novice (1)

Here's a new approach to guitar lessons for kids that is fun and easy! The guitar is tuned to a special open chord ("SmartStart Tuning"), so your child can immediately make a pleasing, musical sound simply by strumming across the strings.

By learning a few simple chord positions ("Easy D," "Easy C" etc.) combined with strums and rhythms a child can easily play many well-known songs: "Are You Sleeping," "This Old Man," "Old Joe Clark," "Kumbaya," "Old MacDonald," "Buffalo Gals," "She'll be Comin' Round the Mountain," "Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho," and "Sweet Betsy from Pike." Other important musical information is taught: the parts of the guitar, how to tune up, use of the pick and the capo, choosing a correctly-sized instrument and more.

Also available: "SmartStart Guitar," a 32-page book with instructional CD. This book, published by Hal Leonard Publications, is a companion to the video and covers many of the same songs and guitar skills. $12.95 CD-SS01

Magazine Review:

"Let's cut to the chase. If you want to teach your children how to play the guitar without spending hundreds of dollars on lessons, and you either don't know how to play the instrument yourself or just don't know how to teach it, Homespun has exactly what you're looking for." - Mary Pride, Practical Homeschooling


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