I play guitar and my kids love music time. I play something on guitar & they will 'play along' , my daughter has one of those cheep princess keyboards and a guitar with just buttons that play songs, and my son has a tambourine. My son will be 4 soon so for his birthday I got him a kids electric drum board, you know the cheap one with 4 drums. My daughter is just dying to have a guitar though. She's going to be 6 this year. I was thinking of getting her a real guitar, not standard size but small. Do you think she's too young? I don't want her to get it, not be able to play and then be upset 'cause she can't use it. I keep telling her to wait but you know little girls, wanna be like mom. She always asks to play my guitar but it's a full size acoustic and I use heavy weight strings, she can't even push the strings all the way down to make a chord.Answer Question
Answer by vbruno at 10:34 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by janet116 at 10:48 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
Well, you know your kids, best, so ultimately you'll have the best insight into her maturity/preparedness. My kids are both pretty musical and they started learning their first instruments at about seven. Either way, it sounds like fun! Hope it goes well for you and the kids.
Answer by lytate95 at 10:56 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by Charizma77 at 12:44 PM on Mar. 25, 2011
Much depends upon the child. In order to play an instrument you need a reasonable attention span, good listening skills, the ability to follow directions and developed eye-hand coordination. In the Susuki method of teaching violin to young children they do not learn to read music but play by ear. The ability to read music requires an additional set of skills that most children don't have until seven years old. I would speak with a few guitar teachers and see what they think before I'd invest in a real instrument. Music is a wonderful gift to give to your children! :) www.filedby.com/author/linda_griffin/1127154/
Answer by teacher-author at 5:48 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by tazdvl at 10:08 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by Pnukey at 12:58 PM on Mar. 27, 2011
Answer by mommythree0508 at 3:56 PM on Mar. 28, 2011
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