Written by Chris with KidsGuitarWorld.com
Are you thinking about getting a musical instrument for your child but you are not sure which one to choose? Well, first of all it’s your child who should be choosing the instrument. But parents can of course explain to them the advantages of each instrument. In this post I would like to give you some arguments why a guitar is a great choice for kids. To do so, we are going to answer the question from a parent’s and a child’s perspective.
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When you start something new, like playing the guitar, it is important to learn the jargon. Knowing key guitar terms is helpful when purchasing your guitar, learning techniques, and simply talking with other guitarists. You will need to know where the pickups are, what a barre chord is, as well as how to use your capo. (You can find more information on the capo here: Ultimate Guide to Using a Guitar Capo.)
The almighty minor pentatonic scale: the 5 notes (penta = 5) that make up the bulk of your favorite solos, riffs and lines across a multitude of genres (especially Blues and Rock). It’s usually one of the first scales, if not the first, that guitarists learn and there’s a good reason for that. The scale contains only 5 notes instead of the 7 that form a “full” major/minor scale. This alone makes the shapes “finger friendly” and it takes out the intimidation a bit out of soloing and applying them right away.