Five Easy Steps To Help Your Child to Play Guitar

5 Easy Steps To Help Your Child to Play Guitar

We knows that you want to help your Child Play Guitar, but you have never played before and you probably don’t know where to start?. 

You probably do not have any idea what would be a good guitar for beginners, an electric guitar or a acoustic guitar. That is very common and most people think that the only way to get their child started is to sign up at the local music store for lessons and either buy or rent a guitar.” Where am I going to get all the money” is your first thought! You probably tell your child that they will just have to wait until mom and dad can afford it before learning to play guitar. Wrong – The internet has thousands of free lessons and so does Child Play Guitar!. 

Five Easy Steps To Help Your Child to Play Guitar

Here Are Five Easy Steps To Help Your Child Play to Guitar:

1.) We wants you to talk to your child: 

To determine their interest level in pursuing a musical education, or how much your child is committed to learning to play guitar.  It is one of the most popular instruments of our time and is evident in almost every recording using a guitar. Our Pop Idols all play guitar and our children want to emulate them. Let your child know that you want to help them and support their desires in learning to play guitar, however, your child needs to make a commitment to stay with it. Child Play Guitar will make sure that they have fun and will progress naturally without overwhelming them or asking them to play chords that they just can’t play as a beginner.

2.) Determine how much you want to spend to get your child started. 

Note: Child Play Guitar will show you in future articles exactly the guitars and prices that you will need to spend to get started. Don’t worry, the guitars I recommend can be purchased for under $100 and the most I would spend on a beginning guitar would be $195 or half the price of an X-Box. Many of child play guitar choices are all inclusive kits that include the guitar, strap, carry bag, picks and more.  

If your child is under 10 then I recommend getting a 1/2 or 3/4 size guitar which is a better fit.  Bottom line: decide how much you are willing to spend and stick  with that decision. There are so many guitars available and the price can go through the ceiling if you let it and it in not necessary for a beginning student who is learning to play guitar.

3.) Select a guitar that your child wants in the worst way.

This is a very important step in getting your child started learning to play guitar and in supporting their endeavor.  Kids just like adults know what they want and it makes a huge difference in how they progress if you get them what they want, not what you think they should have. If your child wants an electric guitar, Note: There are many electric guitar kits available that include the electric guitar, a small  amp, guitar stand, strap, picks, usually a DVD and in some cases the electronic tuner, all for under $199.00, then that is probably because it is the most popular instrument on the planet.  

They come in all shapes, colors and are definitely fun to play. They are louder than as acoustic guitar but most of them have a headphone jack so that the only one hearing it is the user. Fun is the operative word and there is no denying how much fun they can be!! Acoustic guitars for children come in all different colors and some are just for girls and others just for boys.  You can also purchase a complete acoustic guitar kit just as I mentioned above for the electric guitar kit.

The acoustic guitar or classical on the other hand, are pretty quiet and offer the student the opportunity to join guitar clubs and folk groups at school and are much different to play which gives the student a leg up when they finally do get an electric guitar. When I say different, I mean that acoustic guitars  lend themselves to many different styles of playing which only makes the student a stronger player overall. I purchased my daughter her first acoustic guitar which was a standard acoustic guitar and I was really impressed with how well it played and its finish was excellent and I paid $79. I naturally purchased a carry bag and strap and tuner to go along with it. She signed up for a acoustic ,guitar class in 8th grade and I was pleasantly surprised at how well she did.  Classical guitars have nylon strings and I think that nylon is really a great way to learn to play, it is so much easier on your fingers I believe that you can get a standard acoustic guitar with nylon strings as well, but you have to do a little more searching.  If you have questions when you get to this point, Child Play Guitar welcomes your questions and comments and will offer help if you ask.

4.) Have your child make a commitment to practice. 

OK!! You have agreed to get your child a guitar so that they may begin learning to play guitar . What an exciting time for your child and for you, but wait!!!!!.  Before you purchase the guitar, now is the time to get your child to buy in on how much time they are going to spend  learning to play guitar. It is only fair that you have an idea of when they plan to practice and how many hours a week do they have to practice. It is only fair for your child to commit just like they expect you to commit to spend money. Whats fair is fair. Learning to play guitar takes time and a commitment and Child Play Guitar believes that without the child’s commitment you should wait to start them learning to play guitar.

5.) Show your child that you are interested in their progress and you want to hear them play.

Encourage them to play for you and the rest of the family, have them play for your friends.  Ask them to play something for the holidays or maybe they can play a piece for your church Christmas program.  You will be amazed at how people are attracted to the guitar and love to include guitarists for holiday programs. The opportunity to play for other people builds your child’s confidence and will make them important to their peers. Learning to play guitar should be fun for your child and build confidence at the same time.

Praise your child when you hear them practicing and find words to make them feel good about themselves and what they are doing.  If your child has attention problems or is hanging with troublemakers, the guitar will be a perfect tool to move them towards other kids with the same interests.  Again, make sure that you are there to let them know how well they are doing and how proud you are of them.  It will only strengthen the bond between your child and  yourself.  Who doesn’t like to be told that they are doing good and that you are proud of them.

Well that is all there is to it.  I know that you will be the perfect parent and support your child  play guitar.

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