How to Learn Electric Guitar for Kids
When kids are learning to play electric guitar, it's important that they take the time to become comfortable with the instrument. Learn how to get a kid's fingers to match up with his mental learning of the guitar with help from a professional musician in this free video on electric guitar for kids.
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Hello, this is Lucian Williams, from lucianwilliams.com. In this clip, we're going to talk about how to learn electric guitar for kids. Most of the kids that I teach are pretty smart and have no problem mentally understanding how to play the guitar, but they do get frustrated when their fingers don't obey their mental commands. The main thing is to become comfortable with the instrument, and to do that I'm going to show you a couple of exercises. The first one is just with your right hand only; placing your pinkie, this part of your pinkie of your right hand on the pick guard like this. That's it, right over here, down here. Now, just try picking the first string just like that while keeping your pinkie anchored. Now, try picking the second string, and the third, fourth, and fifth strings, etc. Now, after you practice that looking at the guitar try to do the same thing without looking down at the guitar; looking up. First string, second string without peeking. Good, you did it. Third string; it's a little tricky. So, if you practice that you'll get an idea of where the strings are, where they feel. So, the next thing we could do is work on basic chords, so I'm going to show Hayley how to play an E chord. First, put your first finger on the first fret of the third string. Next, put your second finger on the second fret of the fifth string, and then your third finger, also on the second fret but on the fourth string. And then, all the other strings are open, and strum all six strings. And that's your E chord, good. This has been Lucian Williams, and thank you for watching.