If you and your children are cooped up all day and looking for things to do, why not learn guitar? There's never been a better time to learn and the lessons are absolutely free.
Copy, Play and Learn Guitar is a great resource to start with. The music is age appropriate and the teaching methodology is in line with the way kids naturally learn. By making use of the free videos and teaching resources that are available on this website, learning is even easier and more fun.
Young children learn by imitating the actions of a parent or teacher and the pieces use visually logical and easily memorable finger patterns of only one or two bars in length.
Learning to read music is hard work and a child often gets confused and frustrated by the complex symbols and signs that make up written music. This teaching method allows the child to play and gradually make sense of written music. To play guitar and make music straight away, reading music not required but like an old man getting into a hot bath, it is a process that will happen gradually. In this video, lesson 26 in the series, The student learns how to work out note names using imaginary notes when the notes don't move by step.
A story, woven into the pieces, evolves as the student progresses. As for being a part in an evolving story, we learn that Simon, the main character tells his friends that his sister eats worms. This sets the scene for some sibling rivalry that many children can relate to.
For more information, E book purchase, free backing tracks, teachers resources and more, please visit the website, https://www.copyplayandlearn.com/
Guitar Teaching Program
To achieve the best results and a positive learning experience for young guitar students, a good teaching program is essential. Copy, Play and Learn Guitar is the best available kids guitar book for very young students. It uses modern, child friendly techniques designed for their stage of physical and cognitive development. It addresses the issues and implements strategies to achieve note reading fluency and chord recognition. Using exciting and engaging songs as subject matter, it comes with free backing tracks, teaching resources and teaching points for each piece. There are also free videos available on YouTube. As the child progresses through the book, a story evolves of a boy and his friends and family involving racing cars, pets, smelly socks and more.
About the Author
Music Educator, Composer and Guitarist, Bryce Leader, holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree and an A(Mus)A in Classical Guitar. He has been a classroom music teacher and guitar teacher for over thirty years and performs regularly in classical, jazz, rock and country music contexts.