Saturday, December 13, 2014
Holiday Gift Guide - Making Music with Chord Buddy Jr.: A Review
Introducing the ChordBuddy Jr - The only guitar in the world a 4-8 year old can play instantly! Chordbuddy Jr is a REAL guitar in miniature - this is NOT a toy, it's a real guitar with all the quality and features of a full size acoustic guitar. Within minutes of taking ChordBuddy Jr out of the box kids will be playing real songs. ChordBuddy Jr has been teacher tested and won the parent tested seal of approval. Included in the ChordBuddy Jr package is: a half size acoustic guitar (30 inch), ChordBuddy Jr device, guitar tuner, songbook and instructional DVD. *Please note that unlike the full size ChordBuddy, ChordBuddy Jr's tabs are not removable. The device itself can be removed from the guitar but it is made as a single molded piece.
ChordBuddy Jr. has been a great way to introduce our children ages 4-8 years to the guitar. Over the last few months both girls (ages six and eight) have been able to learn basic cords and even a few simple songs using the accompanying DVD. I loved the DVD as it was very easy to follow, both for me and a child, and it flowed very nicely. It is a REAL guitar, not a toy, with it being half the size of a full size one. It is very strongly constructed and durable as well.
The complete ChordBuddy Jr. package includes the guitar, a songbook, instructional lesson DVD, and a guitar chord tuner. The first step is to tune the guitar and within minutes not only I was able to do so easily, but so were the girls. Next was attaching the ChordBuddy to the guitar, again very easy, just snapping on (and a huge plus its that it can be used on all guitars, not just the one ChordBuddy guitar). Then it was on to learning chord names by the color on the device, and then learning to strum and play. It's been a great journey over the last few months for my children to learn the basics of guitar playing. Currently they play piano, and while that is fantastic, it seems that their confidence has grown even more regarding music, as they have picked up the ChordBuddy Jr.
If you are looking for a great Christmas gift for a child in your life that loves music, this is a great idea.
I highly recommend this product and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase the ChordBuddy Jr. online here.
***I received a complimentary product, courtesy of ChordBuddy, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***