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This is an EXCELLENT video for teaching ANYONE who has never played guitar or had other musical experience. They teach parts of the guitar, how to hold it, how to tune it, etc., before going on to lessons on notes, strumming, and chords. My daughter is enjoying her lessons, and so am I! One quick tip: there is a hand with color coded fingers in the video that helps with finger placement; I bought corresponding finger nail polishes that I put on my daughters fingers and also on the guitar to help her remember, and that technique helped tremendously. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn guitar.
My son had been expressing an interest in learning to play the guitar, but before sending him to expensive lessons, we wanted to make sure he was serious about playing. We purchased this DVD lesson for him, and I was very pleased with how detailed the instructions were and how easy they were to understand. He had no issue at all picking up the chords and was even able to tune the guitar himself on the first try. Out of everything, the included song lessons were his favorite part of the whole experience. The material that is included is very complete for this age group, and for the price, you really can't beat what you get. The video was very well made, however the resolution was a bit grainy, but did not effect the usability at all. I would recommend this video to any parent looking to start their child off with learning about and beginning to play the guitar.
My first impression of this video tutorial on beginning guitar lessons was that of excitement. My son really wants to learn how to play the guitar. He is very much a visual learner and this video helped him to build his confidence with each practice session that we did together.
I really enjoyed the segment where the instructor explains the apps and tools he uses to tune his guitar. I had no idea that technology was so in-depth with guitar tuning.
Another thing that I liked was how well each concept was explained by the instructor. His smooth and consistent hand motions made it easier for my son and I to watch his actions and mimic them in our practice. We liked that we didn’t have to rewind the video often to really soak in the information that the instructor was sharing with us.
My son and I really enjoyed the songs that were practiced and the effort that the instructor took to explain each chord. My son felt that the songs were all challenging, but fun as well.
I feel that this would be a better instructional video if there were visuals of each note practiced in a text box on the screen so that the kids can learn the notes on the scale from each strumming of the guitar chords.
I think what the instructor did with the nail polish colors matching up with the strings during the practice segments was a phenomenal idea. My son and I are very visually oriented when we learn and retain knowledge and the color coordination was a super fun way to accomplish more of a visual way to learn all of the notes on the guitar strings.
This was a great video overall and my son wants to keep using it to practice.
The instructor of the video does a good job with teaching my kids how to learn to play the guitar in words and steps they understood. He gave step by step instructions to all the basic parts of the guitar and good reviews of what they have learned. I really liked how he uses colors on your on your fingers to learn the chords of the guitar. I also liked how he let my kids know that playing the guitar takes practice. I would recommend the video to every parent who wants their children to learn how to play. It is an easy and fun video for learning!
Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2013
My 9 year old son has recently taken an interest in learning to play musical instruments. Unfortunately, he is not in a family of musicians, and we were at a complete loss as to how to help him learn something we never learned. The "Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids" DVD made it all simple for everyone. It's a great step by step guide. It starts at the very beginning with explaining everything that the child needs to know about the guitar itself and how to hold, play, and tune it. Then, it goes into the different chords, and by the end of the DVD, my son was playing "Mary Had a Little Lamb." We were so proud of him. This is really a great product.
Originally I gave this a one star review based on misinformation as this was a gift for my granddaughter mailed to her address. My previous review about this not being able to play on US DVD players was wrong.
My granddaughter likes the DVD and it does play in US region DVD players.
Reviewed in the United States on December 11, 2016
Came in only 3 days after ordering, got this for my daughters who are 6 and 9 to teach them to play guitar! I love that it's a dvd bc they are more visual than actually learning from a book. But I'm just thankful it came in soooooo fast!!