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Basics How to hold a guitar correctly & how to tune it. Advice on buying your first guitar. Tablature explained clearly.
Melodies Simple pieces written in tablature starting with melodies that use only open strings (open string means the fretting hand is not used). Toward the end Blues and Rock duets to play with a friend. As tablature on its own doesn’t indicate rhythm, numbers are added underneath the pieces to indicate rhythm.
Sight Reading Sight-reading is popular in many guitar for kids books but this one does it differently; it’s not until the end!  Before that however, reading rhythm notation is covered within the easy chords section, so that by the time you get to sight-reading the only unfamiliar aspect is reading different notes. 
Easy Chords Easy chords (or “EZ” chords) are chords with less notes. Full versions are also shown for later on when a bit older or fingers are stronger. Includes an introduction to Power chord playing with some Rock pieces to practise.
Audio All musical pieces and exercises have Demo and backing tracks to play over. 47 downloadable mp3 audio tracks in various styles. Listen to samples on player >>
How to use guitar tab
Techniques Basic techniques explained in a clear and fun way. Holding a pick, alternate picking, fretting hand technique and strummed guitar.
guitar strum Easy chords image Open strings image Guitar for Kids tablature 2 Sight reading Easy chords image 2
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Guitar for Kids              36   colour   pages   with   over   70   cartoons,   photographic   examples,   diagrams and   illustrations.   Guitar   for   Kids   is   a   clear   and   fun   guide   to   learn   to   play Guitar.   The   book   can   also   be   used   by   guitar   teachers   for   1-1   or   group   guitar tuition. Includes downloadable audio tracks. Click on contents pages to enlarge >>
The cartoon characters in the book are the...
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“I have been using Guitar For Kids on a few of my children for a few weeks now. The children really love playing along to the backing tracks and they have been more enthusiastic about practicing because they have something to play along to. The content of the book is well thought out and each musical aspect is introduced gradually as to not swamp the child with too much too soon. I especially appreciate the use of both British and American names for crotchets/quavers etc. This is seldom found in most publications. I recommend this book to both teachers and learners”
“I have taken a look at the book and think it is very well done. The layout is definitely kid-friendly and I like how it starts with TAB before jumping into standard notation. The guidance on holding the pick like holding a pencil is very good. I am going to steal that if you don't mind. I’d say some of the text might be a bit much for some younger students. This can distract from the primary task at hand. I think, with young students especially, its difficult to find the right balance between providing enough information and giving more than needed. I would err on the side of less-is-more. As far as the overall layout and approach, I think you've done an excellent job.”
“I think it is really cool! I looked through Guitar for Kids thoroughly when I received it and I think its great. I will be recommending that my students buy one as soon as I have some the appropriate age. I would be happy to recommend.”
“Gareth has written a really well thought out first book for teaching young children how to play. The fact that he teaches tablature and takes the time to find a logical way to add rhythm makes this method a step above other similar books. I've taught guitar for 30+ years and it's always a been a challenge to find a book that doesn't talk down to the students. This one is definitely the one I'll be using.”
“The book is bringing very fundamental steps in learning how to start playing the guitar for its readers. Readers will get acquainted with a guitar as a tool and learn how to play it in the correct way. The most important point for beginners, which concludes the guitar technique of balancing right and left hand as well. Readers are able to learn how to play music through tablature, how to read conventional notation and how to play basic chords. Guitar for Kids is also providing very useful audio samples of presenting sample melodies so that they will hear how the melody should be performed when they are playing the guitar. Readers of this book who want to know how to play the guitar in a professional way should pay extra attention to guitar techniques, which is presented here. It is very important to get the right gestures in holding the plectrum, how to pluck the strings and how to use the fretting hand. The only thing that the book lacks is explanation of need of using the metronome when practicing guitar technique. The book Guitar for Kids is written in a very acceptable way accompanied by lots of pictures. I am recommending to read this book not only for kids, but also for everyone who wants to start playing the guitar in the right way.”
“It looks like Gareth spent a lot of time writing Guitar for Kids. I think the illustrations are very helpful in keeping people's minds interested and engaged. The fact that it also includes audio will help them understand how it should sound as well.”
“Really detailed and thought out well. It's good that this book presents the easy to difficult chords. I like the introduction of notation as well. When you present it in stages, it's not too hard for people to pick up.”
Charlie (9 years old) who has been a student for 1 year and 8 months. Comments: “Good songs and music for beginners, the chords are great going from EZ to the proper chords.” Critisism: The pictures / cartoons are a bit more for babies but drawings are good.” (Haha!)
Ben Parker, BA.Mus Jazz (CPIT Jazz School) New Zealand
Curt Brady, Professional Guitarist & Teacher (Virginia US)
Chris Nastri, Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Phoenix    Arizona US
 Bob Lucas - Bob Lucas Guitar Studios (Missouri US)
Tim Woosley - Music Director, Lincoln School of Music         (Nebraska)
Tomas Schmidt, Guitar teacher & Recording artist          (Slovakia)
Michael Hanna, Grade 8 RS.Guitar - Larne Guitar School (Ireland)
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Basics How to hold a guitar correctly & how to tune it. Advice on buying your first guitar. Tablature explained clearly.
Melodies Simple pieces written in tablature starting with melodies that use only open strings (open string means the fretting hand is not used). Toward the end there are Blues and Rock duets to play with a friend. Because tablature on its own doesn’t indicate rhythm, numbers have been added underneath the pieces to indicate the rhythm.
Sight Reading Sight-reading is popular in many guitar for kids books but this one does it differently; it’s not until the end! Before that however, reading rhythm notation is covered within the easy chords section, so that by the time you get to sight-reading the only unfamiliar aspect is reading different notes. 
Easy Chords Easy chords (or “EZ” chords) are chords with less notes. Full versions are also shown for later on when a bit older or fingers are stronger. Includes an introduction to Power chord playing with some Rock pieces to practise.
Audio All musical pieces and exercises have Demo and backing tracks to play over. 47 downloadable mp3 audio tracks in various styles. Listen to samples on player >>
How to use guitar tab
Techniques Basic techniques are explained in a clear and fun way. Including holding a pick, alternate picking, fretting hand technique and strummed guitar.
guitar strum Easy chords image Open strings image Guitar for Kids tablature 2 Sight reading Easy chords image 2 Guitar for Kids song Guitar for Kids song 2 Easy chords
Guitar for Kids 36 colour pages with over 70 cartoons, photographic examples, diagrams and illustrations. Guitar for Kids is a clear and fun guide to learn to play Guitar. The book can also be used by guitar teachers for 1-1 or group guitar tuition. Includes downloadable audio tracks.
The cartoon characters in the book are the
 © Intuition Publications 2012 - present
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£4.99 RRP
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“I have been using Guitar For Kids on a few of my children for a few weeks now. The children really love playing along to the backing tracks and they have been more enthusiastic about practicing because they have something to play along to. The content of the book is well thought out and each musical aspect is introduced gradually as to not swamp the child with too much too soon. I especially appreciate the use of both British and American names for crotchets/quavers etc. This is seldom found in most publications. I recommend this book to both teachers and learners”
Ben Parker, BA.Mus Jazz (CPIT Jazz School) New Zealand
Reviews
“I have taken a look at the book and think it is very well done. The layout is definitely kid-friendly and I like how it starts with TAB before jumping into standard notation. The guidance on holding the pick like holding a pencil is very good. I am going to steal that if you don't mind. I’d say some of the text might be a bit much for some younger students. This can distract from the primary task at hand. I think, with young students especially, its difficult to find the right balance between providing enough information and giving more than needed. I would err on the side of less-is-more. As far as the overall layout and approach, I think you've done an excellent job.”
Curt Brady, Professional Guitarist & Teacher (Virginia US)
“Really detailed and thought out well. It's good that this book presents the easy to difficult chords. I like the introduction of notation as well. When you present it in stages, it's not too hard for people to pick up.”
Michael Hanna, Grade 8 RS.Guitar - Larne Guitar School (Ireland)
“Gareth has written a really well thought out first book for teaching young children how to play. The fact that he teaches tablature and takes the time to find a logical way to add rhythm makes this method a step above other similar books. I've taught guitar for 30+ years and it's always a been a challenge to find a book that doesn't talk down to the students. This one is definitely the one I'll be using.”
 Bob Lucas - Bob Lucas Guitar Studios (Missouri US)
“The book is bringing very fundamental steps in learning how to start playing the guitar for its readers. Readers will get acquainted with a guitar as a tool and learn how to play it in the correct way. The most important point for beginners, which concludes the guitar technique of balancing right and left hand as well. Readers are able to learn how to play music through tablature, how to read conventional notation and how to play basic chords. Guitar for Kids is also providing very useful audio samples of presenting sample melodies so that they will hear how the melody should be performed when they are playing the guitar. Readers of this book who want to know how to play the guitar in a professional way should pay extra attention to guitar techniques, which is presented here. It is very important to get the right gestures in holding the plectrum, how to pluck the strings and how to use the fretting hand. The only thing that the book lacks is explanation of need of using the metronome when practicing guitar technique. The book Guitar for Kids is written in a very acceptable way accompanied by lots of pictures. I am recommending to read this book not only for kids, but also for everyone who wants to start playing the guitar in the right way.”
Tomas Schmidt, Guitar teacher & Recording artist          (Slovakia)
“It looks like Gareth spent a lot of time writing Guitar for Kids. I think the illustrations are very helpful in keeping people's minds interested and engaged. The fact that it also includes audio will help them understand how it should sound as well.”
Tim Woosley - Music Director, Lincoln School of Music             (Nebraska)
“I think it is really cool! I looked through Guitar for Kids thoroughly when I received it and I think its great. I will be recommending that my students buy one as soon as I have some the appropriate age. I would be happy to recommend.”
Chris Nastri, Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Phoenix    Arizona US
Charlie (9 years old) who has been a student for 1 year and 8 months. Comments: “Good songs and music for beginners, the chords are great going from EZ to the proper chords.” Critisism: The pictures / cartoons are a bit more for babies but drawings are good.” (Haha!)
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 © Intuition Publications 2012 - present
Basics How to hold a guitar correctly & how to tune it. Advice on buying your first guitar, and  reading tablature is explained clearly.
Melodies Simple pieces written in tablature starting with melodies that use only open strings (open string means the fretting hand is not used). Toward the end Blues and Rock duets to play with a friend. As tablature on its own doesn’t indicate rhythm, numbers are added underneath pieces to indicate rhythm.
Sight Reading Sight-reading is popular in many guitar for kids books but this one does it differently; it’s not until the end!  Before that however, reading rhythm notation is covered within the easy chords section, so that by the time you get to sight-reading the only unfamiliar aspect is reading different notes. 
Easy Chords Easy chords (or “EZ” chords) are chords with less notes. Full versions are also shown for later on when a bit older or fingers are stronger. Includes an introduction to Power chord playing with some Rock pieces to practise.
Audio All musical pieces and exercises have Demo and backing tracks to play over. 47 downloadable mp3 audio tracks in various styles. Listen to samples on player >>
How to use guitar tab
Techniques Basic techniques explained in a clear and fun way. Holding a pick, alternate picking, fretting hand technique and strummed guitar.
guitar strum Easy chords image Open strings image Guitar for Kids tablature 2 Sight reading Easy chords image 2 Guitar for Kids song Guitar for Kids song 2 Easy chords
Guitar for Kids 36 colour pages with over 70 cartoons, photographic examples, diagrams and illustrations. Guitar for Kids is a clear and fun guide to learn to play Guitar. The book can also be used by guitar teachers for 1-1 or group guitar tuition. Includes downloadable audio tracks.
The cartoon characters in the book are the...
Also available at most other retailers worldwide.
Free delivery worldwide, paypal accepted.
£4.99
£4.99 RRP
£8.99 RRP
Click on contents pages to enlarge >>
Guitar for Kids - Sample Pages  click to enlarge >>       
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“I have been using Guitar For Kids on a few of my children for a few weeks now. The children really love playing along to the backing tracks and they have been more enthusiastic about practicing because they have something to play along to. The content of the book is well thought out and each musical aspect is introduced gradually as to not swamp the child with too much too soon. I especially appreciate the use of both British and American names for crotchets/quavers etc. This is seldom found in most publications. I recommend this book to both teachers and learners”
Ben Parker, BA.Mus Jazz (CPIT Jazz School)       New Zealand
Curt Brady, Professional Guitarist & Teacher      (Virginia US)
“Really detailed and thought out well. It's good that this book presents the easy to difficult chords. I like the introduction of notation as well. When you present it in stages, it's not too hard for people to pick up.”
Michael Hanna, Grade 8 RS.Guitar Larne      Guitar School (Ireland)
“I have taken a look at the book and think it is very well done. The layout is definitely kid-friendly and I like how it starts with TAB before jumping into standard notation. The guidance on holding the pick like holding a pencil is very good. I am going to steal that if you don't mind. I’d say some of the text might be a bit much for some younger students. This can distract from the primary task at hand. I think, with young students especially, its difficult to find the right balance between providing enough information and giving more than needed. I would err on the side of less-is-more. As far as the overall layout and approach, I think you've done an excellent job.”
“Gareth has written a really well thought out first book for teaching young children how to play. The fact that he teaches tablature and takes the time to find a logical way to add rhythm makes this method a step above other similar books. I've taught guitar for 30+ years and it's always a been a challenge to find a book that doesn't talk down to the students. This one is definitely the one I'll be using.”
 Bob Lucas - Bob Lucas Guitar Studios (Missouri US)
“The book is bringing very fundamental steps in learning how to start playing the guitar for its readers. Readers will get acquainted with a guitar as a tool and learn how to play it in the correct way. The most important point for beginners, which concludes the guitar technique of balancing right and left hand as well. Readers are able to learn how to play music through tablature, how to read conventional notation and how to play basic chords. Guitar for Kids is also providing very useful audio samples of presenting sample melodies so that they will hear how the melody should be performed when they are playing the guitar. Readers of this book who want to know how to play the guitar in a professional way should pay extra attention to guitar techniques, which is presented here. It is very important to get the right gestures in holding the plectrum, how to pluck the strings and how to use the fretting hand. The only thing that the book lacks is explanation of need of using the metronome when practicing guitar technique. The book Guitar for Kids is written in a very acceptable way accompanied by lots of pictures. I am recommending to read this book not only for kids, but also for everyone who wants to start playing the guitar in the right way.”
Tomas Schmidt, Guitar teacher & Recording       artist (Slovakia)
“It looks like Gareth spent a lot of time writing Guitar for Kids. I think the illustrations are very helpful in keeping people's minds interested and engaged. The fact that it also includes audio will help them understand how it should sound as well.”
Tim Woosley - Music Director, Lincoln    School of Music (Nebraska)
“I think it is really cool! I looked through Guitar for Kids thoroughly when I received it and I think its great. I will be recommending that my students buy one as soon as I have some the appropriate age. I would be happy to recommend.”
Chris Nastri, Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Phoenix Arizona US
Charlie (9 years old) who has been a student for 1 year and 8 months. Comments: “Good songs and music for beginners, the chords are great going from EZ to the proper chords.” Critisism: The pictures / cartoons are a bit more for babies but drawings are good.” (Haha!)
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