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.
My son is a paraplegic and also delayed. His life has so many compromises but the one thing he wants so badly is to play the guitar. I saw this on Shark Tank and really feel this is his chance to fulfill his wish. Thank You Marilyn Rothfelder
My boyfriend is leaving on a Mission Trip to Thailand in about a month and wants to learn a few songs to play while he is there ... I saw this on a rerun of Shark Tank and knew this would help him reach his goal!
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.
It comes with 1 instructional book and 1 song book and a CD. The music in the book is mostly county and some old hymms, but there is also Brown Eyed Girl, Let it Be, Teenager in Love, and a few like that. After about a month of learning how to strum, I was able to go and line and get a ton of songs to play (just search for the song you want followed by CHORDS). After not quite 3 months, I can play quite a few songs (America, Eagles, Jason Martz, etc.). Some songs are still pretty hard. The Chord Buddy taught me the first 4 chords, You will need to add more to play more. If you can devote 30-45 minutes a day, you will be fine in a pretty short time.
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
I am a music therapist and have used the ChordBuddy in my sessions with clients with varying disabilities (autism, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, etc.) who want to play the guitar but don't have the dexterity to play regular chords. They are able to follow along with color-coded words and understand to push the corresponding button and strum the guitar at the same time, especially if I place the guitar on a table or flat surface for them.
Not knowing what types of disabilities, it is hard to answer. However, my guess is yes. The chord buddy really simplifies the process and the 4 color buttons are easily pressed individually to make a chord. The song book has a nice variety of songs. If your students can strum with their right hand, I think the chord buddy would be a great tool for them.
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!
I love the concept but I haven't actually gotten it to work properly. the bridge or my guitar may be set higher or lower than standard. There is a vibrating sound when I try to use the chord buddy so I set it aside and haven't used it.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
Just because it's not worth the money for YOU, doesn't mean it won't solve an issue for someone else. I'm a Bass player, and I love the Bass, but I really want to play the guitar. My fingertips are wide and unless I'm playing a 12 string, I suck at holding the strings for good cording. I've been looking forward to getting one of these sense I saw it on shark tank, just so I can have some fun with a regular guitar.
No, it will not. The ChordBuddy fits standard 6-string guitars. Since the ukulele is much smaller and only a 4-stringed instrument, the buttons will not line up properly. Also the fingering for ukulele chords are different for guitar chords.