- Guitar for my 6 year old Daughter
my 6 year old (soon to be 7) daughter wants a guitar for Christmas – she is very Theatrical/musical, so we are happy to encourage this.
She will be having lessons after Christmas, in an attempt to get her playing it properly.
Any ideas on what I should buy, and where to buy it from?
I know nothing about musical instruments.
Ta in advance.Posted 4 years ago
Ideally visit your local guitar/music shop if you can – check out a couple – good store will certainly be able to tell you what works well for a 6/7 yr old.
Yamaha student 1/2 or 3/4 size are often on offer if your limited to t’internet.
As an alternative – Ukelele is small, cheap, quick (to make early progress on), fun and good path to guitar.
Makala Dolphin Uke is surprisingly good, colourful and cheap. Recommended!Posted 4 years agoscuzzMember
3/4 size anything.
I’d go for electric if there’s no preference, I found that metal strings were miles easier than Nylon at that age – I didn’t have the finger strength necessary to comfortably fret a note with nylon for a few years. Also, headphones. Make sure the strings get changed if it’s regularly played.Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
A Uke would be a good addition to a guitar, she’ll learn flexibility in playing different instruments, and at her age she’ll pick it up quickly. Ukes are really popular at the moment, they’re small, easily carried around, and make a nice sound. Lots of people playing them live, too.Posted 4 years ago
Uke FTW! Similar age recipient struggled with Guitars we have, but loved the “uckolelly” and the personal touches.
One of these + tuner + spare Aquila strings + kids Uke book = Xmas sorted 🙂 Youtube for lessons –
Check out Jake Shimabukuro ‘howto’ for inspiration..
Proof Uke =/= toy 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gaWuadgL3g
— Geetar next time?.. Strum style is different, but techniques are complementary and makes a good bridge to std 6 string acoustic geetar..Posted 4 years ago
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