Little Strummers

Little Strummers: A Guitar Course for Children Ages 6 – 10 (PDF ebook)

Today’s resource is this excellent beginner’s guide for young guitarists, by homeschool mom & part-time guitar teacher, Tara Tarbet. Tara created this starter guide to use with her own young guitar students, and has generously allowed us to share it with you here. (If you like this, please post a comment to let Tara know her work is appreciated!)

We’ve looked at guitar tutorials for some time, hoping to find something that is geared specifically for young children just starting out, and to tell you the truth, this is still the best resource we’ve seen yet. Simple tips and teaching suggestions, followed by a songbook of 20+ simple and familiar children’s songs (with even more tips at the bottom of each song). No drawn out instruction that is over the heads of little ones — just get in there and start playing. Great fun!

To download today’s resource, RIGHT CLICK HERE then “save as” to your computer! (Mac users: Press “Control” then click the link and you can then download to your computer)

BONUS! Little Strummers THANKSGIVING SONGS SUPPLEMENT

Tara has also put together a neat little collection of Thanksgiving Songs for kids ages 6 – 10 to play on the guitar. These are beginner songs perfect for young musicians. Have your kids learn one or two over the next few weeks and play them for the whole family this Thanksgiving Day!

To download the Thanksgiving Songs ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE then “save as” to your computer!

Introduction to Piano – Video Lessons

Pianist Aaron Tomberlin put together a great “Introduction to Piano” course that is freely available on YouTube. Each of the 14 video lessons runs about 20 minutes, and is appropriate for students ages 10 and up. You can start with the course overview video we have linked to here. These are very well done.

Aaron also has lots of other music “how to” videos, so if you like these, be sure to subscribe to his YouTube channel.