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Rockin’ Tips: Fun Ways to Help Your Child Learn to Play Guitar

Written By: happycamper

Learning to play the guitar can be an exciting and rewarding journey for children. However, it’s essential to make the process enjoyable and engaging to maintain their interest. In this blog post, we’ll share some fun tips and activities to help your child learn how to play guitar while having a blast. Let’s get started!

 

Choose the Right Guitar

Ensure your child has a guitar that suits their age and size. Smaller-sized guitars, such as 1/2 or 3/4 scale, are more comfortable for young learners. A guitar that fits well will make it easier for them to handle and play.

 

kid playing electric guitar while seatedCreate a Musical Environment

Surround your child with inspiring music. Play different genres and artists to expose them to various guitar styles. Encourage them to explore their favorite songs and artists to stay motivated.

 

Make Learning a Game

Transform guitar lessons into a game to keep your child engaged. Use reward systems, such as earning stickers or points for completing tasks or learning new chords. Consider implementing friendly competitions or challenges to add excitement and encourage progress.

 

Set Achievable Goals

Break down the learning process into small, achievable goals. It can be learning a new chord, playing a simple melody, or mastering a short song. Celebrate each accomplishment to boost your child’s confidence and keep them motivated.

 

kid singing into a microphone while playing guitarIncorporate Singing

Encourage your child to sing along while playing the guitar. Singing helps develop a sense of rhythm, melody, and improves overall musicality. It also adds an extra layer of fun to their guitar playing experience.

 

Utilize Visual Aids

Visual aids, such as chord charts and diagrams, can be incredibly helpful for children. Display these charts in their practice area or use flashcards to help them memorize chords and progressions. Visual cues make learning more accessible and enjoyable.

 

Play Along with Backing Tracks

Introduce your child to backing tracks or play-along videos that provide a full-band sound. This makes practicing more enjoyable and gives them a taste of playing in a band setting. They can experiment with different strumming patterns and improvisation while jamming along.

 

Create a Band

Encourage your child to invite their friends who play different instruments to form a mini-band. This allows them to experience the joy of playing music together and boosts their motivation to learn and practice. They can start by playing simple songs or even composing their own tunes.

 

Explore Online Resources

Make use of online platforms and resources specifically designed for young guitar learners. There are interactive websites, video tutorials, and even apps that offer gamified guitar lessons. These tools provide a fun and interactive way for your child to learn at their own pace. Happy Camper Live has an on-demand guitar camp your kids can take from the comfort of your home.

 

Perform for Family and Friends

Organize mini-concerts or jam sessions where your child can showcase their progress to family and friends. Performing in front of a supportive audience boosts their confidence, encourages practice, and makes the learning process more meaningful.

For more guitar tips, watch “Episode Six – Rock It Out!” of Happy Camper Live: 365 Days Of Camp, free on Kidoodle TV

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