It was the perfect addition to her new guitar lessons that we just dived into. I think it's awesome, because I could never even begin to teach her myself. I know a few people who could, but they have busy lives, and she really wants to learn to play.
The site that we go to for our guitar lessons is Levels For Guitar. It gives step by step videos to take you from the very basics, through sight reading, and up through intermediate lessons as well. It doesn't leave any learning gaps and it doesn't overwhelm you with big, long lessons. The first things she started learning is how to properly hold the guitar and the pick so as not to stress the hands or the arms. I never even thought about stress on the arms!
After a few more lessons she will be learning her first two chords (E-Minor and A-Minor, if you're interested). Then she will be able to do her first mini song to help her learn to switch chords with more and more ease. And the lessons take you through both acoustic and electric guitars so there is no guesswork involved.
I know it's a bit late in the school year to be saying this, but it's still up in the air whether or not The Big One will be attending regular school or not. The plan is yes, but we won't know for sure for another week or so when we get the results back for her grade assessment. I wanted to give her the most time and the best chance that I could to be able to progress. I think she will do fine and pass just fine. But if she doesn't, she will be home schooled again. And if she is, this is the PERFECT alternative to music class. And we would be using it as such.
And it's so affordable! Normal guitar lessons couldmake you go broke! But for the same cost as Netflix, you can get guitar lessons for the whole family!
What I love best is that it doesn't seem to leave ANYTHING out and the video lessons go in a perfect order. I really think that kids could learn guitar very easily with this. Not just guitar, but music theory and everything they would need to learn other instruments in the future more easily. I am so very thankful that we have this to use. Big thanks to Levels For Guitar for creating such an amazing study program!
Can you play an instrument? If you can't, what instrument would you like to learn to play?
To learn more, check out Levels For Guitar on Facebook, on their website or on Youtube.
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