As a guitar instructor with 15 years of experience, Gerald Edward found lesson books to be intimidating for his young beginner students. Most were written at a middle school level and had too much text. So, he created his own children's guitar book for ages 5 through 9.
Ready... Set.. Guitar!
• Introduces kids to the first 3 strings of the guitar using easy-to-read print, a simple colors-and-numbers method, and straight-forward instruction.
• Keeps students focused on performing familiar songs.
• Gives teachers the freedom to interpret and incorporate the material into their unique lesson plans.
• And empowers parents, regardless of musical ability, to coach their children through straightforward instruction.
Better still, Ready Set Guitar educates young learners in the basics of sheet music. The staff, treble clef, and time signature are introduced, as well as how to read notes and rhythms in standard notation. Most guitar sheet music includes an additional notation: tablature (or tab), a number system indicating which fret and strings to play. In most publications, tab is printed very small, making it nearly impossible for young children to read. Ready Set Guitar provides a colorful, kid-friendly version of tab that is easy to comprehend. This method will also help non-guitar-playing parents better understand how to perform a song. Ready Set Guitar makes practicing after lessons easy and fun for students and parents alike, allowing for greater success and accelerated progress.