Thursday, August 18, 2011

Baritone Ukele - Perfect Start

My daughter is 4 1/2 years old.  She's really into dancing and music.  I wanted to get her started with guitar lessons.  The child guitars they have for purchase are over $200.  I decided to go with the baritone ukele.  The four strings on this instrument are the same as the first four strings on a guitar.  It fits nicely in her arms, and she can stretch her little fingers over all the frets.  

I was a little discouraged, at first, because learning the notes overwhelmed me.  So, I thought she would have a more difficult time than I did.  Fortunately, kids are like sponges at this age.  She remembers things that I don't.  She knows how to play six notes, and is able to play part of jingle bells.  I'm so proud of her.  

The note above shows her playing the note, F, which is the 1st finger above the 1st fret on the first string, then strum.  Music is such a great way to express yourself.  I highly recommend trying an instrument with your own child.  It may seem daunting, at first.  Once they get it, though, they take off.  

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Mom4Real said...

How wonderful! I signed Kate up for piano lessons 2 years ago, and now she can read music, and play wonderfully! What a gift to give your child!

My SoCal Life said...

stopping back by from the alexa hop, new gfc follower! what a lucky girl to have lessons! my 19 yr old neice is a fantastic guitar player and she sings and writes!

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deaven said...

I have always wanted to learn how to play the piano, but I have never taken lessons. Maybe one day I will.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

-your newest follower

Brenda H said...

It is amazing how fast children can learn things! If you put a guitar into my hands... you wouldn't get much out of me. I hope she enjoys it for years to come!!

I am following you now too on here and twitter! Thank you for stopping by my page earlier in the week.

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Hi Brit!

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

Erika said...

That is wonderful! My kids have been interested in guitar, I may have to check that out!
Thanks for stopping by my blog - have a great weekend! :)
Musings From a SAHM

Frugal in WV said...

I learned guitar starting from when I was five and loved it! What a great idea! New follower from the fancy friday hop, have a great weekend!

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