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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