I still remember back in 6th grade being asked by my mother if I was interested in playing a instrument for our school band. She has always been active in her local church choir and was eager to pass along her love of music to me. I ended up playing the trumpet from 6th grade to my senior year in high school and to this day am still grateful that I learned how to read music. I hope to pass that love of music along to my children. We recently had the opportunity to review a fantastic guitar from Music & Arts.
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My five year old has always expressed an interest in learning how to play the guitar so we were sent the Alfred Kid’s Guitar Course Complete Starter Pack
A best-selling instructional kit complete a softcover songbook, enhanced CD and a kid-sized acoustic guitar with accessories.
- Series: Kid’s Guitar Course Category: Guitar Method or Supplement Format: Book, 2 Enhanced CDs & DVD Instrument: Guitar
High-quality Firebrand ¾-size Acoustic Guitar that features: * Spruce wood top, Mahogany neck, and Linden wood back and sides for a full, rich tone * Rosewood fretboard with nylon strings make playing easy for kids’ hands * Beautiful, gloss finish
Deluxe Firebrand Accessories include: * Custom-fit Firebrand gig bag with straps and zippered pocket for carrying sheet music and accessories * Firebrand portable electronic guitar tuner with batteries included for tuning up your new guitar right out of the box * A set of 3 Firebrand guitar picks
Alfred Kid’s Guitar Course Complete Starter Pack
Alfred’s Kid’s Guitar Course is one of the #1 best-selling guitar methods for kids! This award-winning (“Best Product of the Year” — Disney’s iParenting Media Award) method is one of the easiest guitar method ever for kids ages 5 and up. Using plain language that’s easy for kids to understand, three irresistible guitar experts guide students along—a clever classical dog, one cool jazz cat, and a friendly alligator who loves the blues—they focus attention by pointing out what’s important on each page and make learning music fun! Kids will learn to play chords and melodies, read music, and perform lots of fun songs.
This award-winning, best-selling, complete starter pack also includes a high-quality 3/4-size Firebrand acoustic guitar with nylon strings, deluxe accessories including a gig bag with straps, a Firebrand portable electronic tuner with batteries included, and a set of Firebrand guitar picks.
Retails for $119.99
My take: First off let me start by saying this guitar is absolutely beautiful!
It is the perfect size for a younger child but makes such a quality sound compared to the toy guitars that we have purchased in the past. The little details really set this guitar apart such as hree guitar picks, a tuner and the gorgeous details on the guitar itself :
I also love the fact that it comes with its own guitar case for protection against scratches or little prying fingers of his younger sister:
An added bonus is the Kid’s Guitar Course which is a great way for my son to learn how to play the guitar. It comes with a book with easy instructions with tons of pictures where he can learn simple songs:
There is also CDs and a DVD for further learning if your child is more a auditory learner this will help. I can’t wait until he learns how to play his first song!!
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