Thursday, October 23, 2014

Getting Started on the Guitar With 1 Chord Songs

Last week I posted this list of 15 reasons every mom should play the guitar. I don't know why I thought I wanted to post myself giving guitar tutorials because I have almost no kid-free time and I REALLY don't like watching myself on video. I guess I just want people to see how simple it can be to play and sing a huge number of songs if you already have a musical ear.

Here is the first tutorial in my method for practicing with kids around. It covers the basics of strumming and playing chords, and gives you a couple of kids songs to play with just one chord. You don't have to know the strings on the guitar. You don't have to read music. Here is what you do need:

1) A guitar that is in tune (see this detailed tutorial or download a tuning app)

2) The ability to carry a tune

3) The ability to tell when you are singing in tune with the chords.

If you don't have these abilities now, I plan to post on them in the future.

Let me know if you have any questions.
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