Every kid wants to play guitar, and this innovative new instructional method lets them do just that! It's designed for use in the general music classroom, and is developmentally structured to get all beginning guitar students playing and singing from the very first lesson, no matter what their level of experience. Whether you have a small group or a classroom full of students, the Book/CD pak and the video will help you, the music teacher provide a quality musical experience, even if you are a beginner yourself! It's easy to use and before you know it, you'll be helping even young children to play well and build general music skills, one success at a time! For ages 5-10.
Best Answer:This is what our product consultant has to say:
The whole premise of this book/CD (and the optional DVD) is to get kids strumming and learning rhythms. It doesn’t do the typical guitar method approach and teach via the regular tuning (E-A-D-G-B-E). It utilizes a tuning called open chord tuning, meaning if you strum without any fingers down, it will be a full chord. So learning the songs they have in the book is really easy to do.
The biggest downside to this method is that it doesn’t set them up for success later if they really want to play guitar via the regular tuning.
The book is good at teaching the parts of the guitar, how to hold a pick, and utilizing a Capo (which is necessary with open chord tuning).
Home schools have used this method quite a bit because it doesn’t take a lot of musical knowledge from the teacher to get the students going. However, there is still that issue of learning how to play later down the road with the regular method. We hope this will help!