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Chord Buddy Guitar Learning System

Brand: Chord Buddy

$44.95

MSRP: $49.95

Item: #354284
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Ready, Set, Play, Today! With Chord Buddy, it's now that simple!

The Chord Buddy Guitar Learning System includes:

  • Chord Buddy, with tabs for the key of G that will allow you to play literally thousands of songs.
  • Instruction book and companion DVD, which guides you through a two-month, self-paced learning process
  • Chord Buddy Songbook, with an impressive collection of over 100 pop, classic rock, country, bluegrass, gospel, and traditional songs.

The Chord Buddy works on all standard dreadnaught, concert, 3/4 and 5/8-sized acoustic and elecric guitars with average to low string height. Chordbuddy will not work on classical or 12 string guitars and 1/2 size guitars.

Chords that can be played: G, D, C, e minor.

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Why did you choose this?
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Because my husband lost a finger in an accident and he can't play anymore. and when i saw that i was very happy to know that he gonna be able to play guitar again.
Chantal M on Jan 3, 2013
think it will be a great gift for someone who desires to learn to play the guitar
Celeste M on Dec 12, 2012
Saw it on Sharktank and had to have it!!
Denise B on Dec 27, 2012
Perfect adaptive device for use in music therapy.
Julie G on Dec 11, 2012
hello,,,,,,, will this come with books to teach you how to play rock music with the chord buddy??????????????
donald l on Jun 8, 2012
Best Answer: yes. It comes with a book of quite a few songs (mostly folk, patriotic, songs that appeal to all ages). The text is black and white but the coding is written above the music, where guitar chords would be . ex. "blue" is written above the line of music in the appropriate place. I hope this helps.
Reply · Report · Angela G on Jun 15, 2012
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Will chord buddy work for left handed players?
A shopper on Feb 4, 2012
Best Answer: Unfortunately, the Chord Buddy will not work on a guitar that has been strung left-handed.
Reply · Report · Amy LStaff on Feb 6, 2012
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Will the chord buddy work with students who have disabilities? Who lack strength and coordination to play chords the normal way?
A shopper on Feb 19, 2014
Best Answer: will Guitar buddy work up and down the neck first frte only or will it slide to any fret? or only on the first fret? I play with one arm one hand take a look
Google Bob Gifford one arm guitar you will see what I'm talking about
Reply · Report · Bob Gifford on Aug 27, 2014
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does this really work?
A shopper on Nov 3, 2012
Best Answer: I had no guitar experience when i bought the chord buddy and a cheap guitar in March, 2012. I followed the program every day for about a month. I would estimate about 20-30 of practice a day.
Instead of continuing with the lesson plan of removing one tab at a time, I found that i was able to remove the entire chord buddy.
I still practise about 30 minutes a day and can play about 50 different songs. i google the name of a song followed by the word chord and have found a ton of songs. Since the chord buddy got me started and taught me 4 chords, i toaught myself about 10-12 more chords. I still struggle with certain F and B chords, but I am learning.
Bottom line, YES, without the chord buddy, i would not be able to play. I love it!
Reply · Report · Mark C on Nov 5, 2012
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I'm ordering this because I have always wanted to play but have never been able to "stay hook" on the process. I am now 75 years old. I've been a singer for enjoyment and professional but I could never add the guitar. I've been a teacher and an administrator for the past 35 years. Am I too old to embark on playing with this tool?
Judith B on Apr 1, 2014
Best Answer: Never to old to play with this tool
Reply · Report · Spencer C on Apr 3, 2014
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also, our group changes keys we play songs in all the time so we all have a capo. Can the Guitar Buddy slide up and down the neck to have the same key they are playing in?
Trish V on Sep 11, 2013
Best Answer: Sorry to report, no. It can only attach right at the nut.
But, I only needed the chord buddy for 6 weeks or so. So work real hard with the chord buddy for a few weeks, and you could be good to go.
Reply · Report · Mark C on Sep 12, 2013
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Hello I am wondering how to find the rubber stubs?
A shopper on Feb 21, 2016
Best Answer: Please contact us at service@westmusic.com or 1-800-397-9378 regarding your request
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Feb 22, 2016
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can this be used for left handed??
A shopper on Feb 9, 2016
Best Answer: This particular version will not work with left handed guitars.
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Feb 10, 2016
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My daughter has a Washburn rover travel size guitar and I'm wondering if this will work on hers?
Matt D on Feb 8, 2016
Best Answer: Measure across the neck at the nut, it should be around 1 3\4? (1 ½” minimum and 1 7/8” maximum) and from the nut to the 3rd fret should be approximately 4?. If these two measurements are as noted the Chord Buddy should work just fine.
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Feb 9, 2016
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My husband needs something to show him where and what strings to press down. Is there such a thing?
JUDY NICHOLAS on Jan 27, 2016
Best Answer: This item would allow you to learn guitar. You gradually remove the pieces of the device while you learn chords over a period of time. For more information, please visit www.chordbuddy.com
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Jan 27, 2016
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Just received mine. put in dvd it will not load, have tried several times. Have opened each chapter manually, these is no chapter for installing of chord buddy. how may I get a different dvd only?
A shopper on Jan 21, 2016
Best Answer: Please contact our customer service department at service@westmusic.com, or 1-800-397-9378
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Jan 22, 2016
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if this will not fit my guitar, can I get a refund?
A shopper on Jan 13, 2016
Best Answer: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase you may return it to us within 45 days of the original purchase date. Returned products must be returned with receipt, packing slip, or invoice and in their original condition. The customer is responsible for all return shipping charges. Please allow up to 2 weeks for your return to be processed. Your refund will be processed in the same manner in which payment was made.
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Jan 14, 2016
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Will this work with a rogue starter acoustic guitar?
A shopper on Dec 25, 2015
Best Answer: This should work with most full sized acoustic guitars.
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Dec 29, 2015
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dose cord buddy work on gibson les paul model?
A shopper on Dec 9, 2015
Best Answer: Use a common ruler to measure the neck. The width must be from 1 ½” to 1 7/8” at the nut and from the nut to 3rd fret, the wire must be 4”. Most adult and ¾ size guitars meet these requirements.
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Dec 10, 2015
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Can this be used on a bass guitar?I'm getting one for my daughter for christmas
scott p on Dec 3, 2015
Best Answer: This product will not work on a bass guitar.
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Dec 3, 2015
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my husband is left handed but the guitar he has is not strung as a left handed guitar. can he still use this and learn?
A shopper on Nov 28, 2015
Best Answer: He would be able to use this to learn on a right handed guitar. However, he would be learning to play right handed. It is certainly possible.
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Nov 30, 2015
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Is there a chord buddy that works for a ukulele?
Lindsey H on Nov 11, 2015
Best Answer: We do not carry a Chord Buddy for ukulele.
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Nov 11, 2015
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How do I know if the chord buddy will fit my guitar?
A shopper on Oct 30, 2015
Best Answer: The width must be from 1 ½ “ to 1 7/8” at the nut and from the nut to 3rd Fret wire must be 4”. Most adult and ¾ size guitars meet these requirements but Chordbuddy does not work with nylon stringed classical or ½ size guitars.
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Nov 2, 2015
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Does this work with six string acoustical guitar?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2015
Best Answer: The Chord Buddy works on all standard dreadnaught, concert, 3/4 and 5/8-sized acoustic and elecric guitars with average to low string height.
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Aug 26, 2015
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Is this still made in America ?? I saw where they were going to out sorce and I want to buy them for my grandchildren but only if it is made in USA
Diane D on May 22, 2015
Best Answer: The parts are now made overseas, but the item is assembled in the United States.
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on May 27, 2015
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is there a "chord buddy" for a 5 string banjo? thanks..
A shopper on May 17, 2015
Best Answer: There is not a chord buddy currently available for banjo.
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on May 18, 2015
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Iam looking for a left hand chord buddy and the picture shown says it is left hand,is it or not? please help me
A shopper on Apr 12, 2015
Best Answer: There is not a left handed chord buddy available at this time.
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Apr 13, 2015
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Will this work for left handed guitars? Do they offer the dvd and instruction booklet in spanish?
Debbie Alford on Mar 25, 2015
Best Answer: This product does not work on left handed guitars. It is also not available in Spanish.
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Mar 26, 2015
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Does this cord buddy have 4-5 cords in a major cord? and how many cords are in the cord buddy? I was a guitar player and I was in an accident and cannot hold cords any more for my fingers don't work very well any more and I don't have a lot of strength in them but I can hold a few cords. I would love to play guitar again and be able to sing along with me strumming the guitar plus I write songs and would love to record them again
Sincerely Howard Fredrickaon
Howard F on Mar 2, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Howard! The Chord buddy allows you to play 3 major chords and 1 minor chord: G, C, D, and Em. So every song will be in the key of G. I don't think you can use a capo with the chord buddy. It does come with a song book as well. It's fairly easy to transition from one chord to the next. The only problem I've had in the past is getting just the right placement of it on the guitar to hit all of the strings correctly.
Reply · Report · Carrie J on Mar 16, 2015
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do you have chord buddy for left hand player?
A shopper on Feb 16, 2015
Best Answer: We do not carry a left handed Chord Buddy at this time.
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Feb 16, 2015
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Available for left handed guitars?
A shopper on Jan 22, 2015
Best Answer: This is not currently available for left handed guitars.
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Jan 26, 2015
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how do I install chord buddy on my guitar?
A shopper on Jan 15, 2015
Best Answer: Here is a link to vidoes on the Chordbuddy website. This includes one on how to install the Chordbuddy:
http://chordbuddy.com/videos
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Jan 16, 2015
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does chord buddy work on a electric cresent guitar?
A shopper on Dec 6, 2014
Best Answer: The Chord Buddy works on all standard dreadnought, concert, 3/4 and 5/8-sized acoustic and elecric guitars with average to low string height. Chordbuddy will not work on classical or 12 string guitars and 1/2 size guitars.
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Dec 8, 2014
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Does this product ''work'' as well as they say?
Robert H on Dec 3, 2014
Best Answer: No
Reply · Report · Spencer C on Dec 4, 2014
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does it work on left handed guitars now?
chuck c on Nov 20, 2014
Best Answer: This item does not work on left handed guitars
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Dec 2, 2014
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Does it work on electric acoustics as well as electric stratacasters?
A shopper on Aug 26, 2014
Best Answer: I use it on an electric acoustic and acoustic guitar
Reply · Report · Kristin V on Aug 27, 2014
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Bass guitars?
A shopper on Nov 24, 2013
Best Answer: This item will not work with bass guitars.
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Nov 25, 2013
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Will this work on a 6 string Banjo?
Trish V on Sep 11, 2013
Best Answer: Don't waste your money. Just learn the chords the right way. This is a waste of money
Reply · Report · Steve E on Sep 12, 2013
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Does Cord Buddy work on Bass guitars?
A shopper on Jan 22, 2013
Best Answer: I'm sorry, but the Chord Buddy does not work on bass guitars.
Reply · Report · Amy LStaff on Jan 22, 2013
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Would this fit on a Regal steel string acoustic?
A shopper on Jun 15, 2012
Best Answer: As long as the guitar has a round neck, it should work just fine. If your guitar has a square neck, this will not work for you.
Reply · Report · Amy LStaff on Jun 18, 2012
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will this work on left handed guitars?
gary r on Apr 21, 2012
Best Answer: Unfortunately, this item does not work on left-handed guitars.
Reply · Report · Amy LStaff on Apr 23, 2012
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I have a smaller guitar. Smaller than standard size due to my hands being so small; will this fit? I also have a regular size guitar if not, but my hands are hard to reach. I have been trying to learn for 4 years. This would be for me.
lorna h on Mar 9, 2012
Best Answer: From what we have found, the Chord Buddy seems to only work on full-size acoustic and electric guitars. Classical guitars tend to not work, as well as fractional guitars.

However, the nice thing about the Chord Buddy is that even if you have smaller hands, you can still play as long as you can press down the buttons. It’s designed to help teach, but overall it helps with just being able to play songs within the certain chords. Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Melinda PStaff on Mar 9, 2012
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how easy was it to learn to play guitar with this system?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2015
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What kind of plastic is that? Maybe a polycarbonate? What happens if it is dropped on the floor?
Myrna R on Jul 20, 2015
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does the cord buddy really work for someone like me that has a bad finger on my left hand?
cliff M on Jul 16, 2015
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Will the chord buddy work on a resonator guitar?
A shopper on Jul 4, 2015
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will this help since I have artificial nails that are hard to keep short enough to close the stings?
vicky on Feb 1, 2015
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I have read several reviews that said the Chord Buddy is cheaply made and not worth the money. What is the consensus of your customers?
A shopper on Oct 22, 2014
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Is it possible to buy standard guitar books with songs and just write the chords above like in the chordbuddy songbook and continue to use the chordbuddy indefinitely without the transition away from chordbuddy?
A shopper on Mar 21, 2014
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Is there a system for banjos ?
A shopper on Mar 3, 2014
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does this work on both electric and standard guitars?
A shopper on Nov 30, 2013
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will this work with a ukulele?
j t on Apr 1, 2014
Best Answer: I have a Sekova guitar with a steel reinforce neck and finding it imposiable to install chord buddy, will this work on my guitar
Reply · Report · Chuck T on Jul 21, 2014
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