Greetings Fellow Worshipper,
Blessings to you in the Lord
1) How to teach little ones…
I’ve gotten several emails recently asking about how to
teach little kids. The videos and DVD’s are great for ages
9 and up, but I would suggest starting slower for ages 5 – 8.
You can start them off by helping them recognize strings
and frets. Tell them the strings numbers…1 through 6, and
ask them to play various strings.
Then show them the frets. They need to know that their
little fingers go behind a fret so the string can sound. Have
them count the frets and learn which is the first, etc.
Then, just call out a string and fret and make it a game to see
how fast they can make that note sound. After they have an
understanding of strings and frets, then I would teach them
Instead of starting with A & E7, I like to start with one
finger chords for little guys. You can teach them C & G7.
See the chart here…
Get them to do these chords with just their first finger.
For C, which is the second string, first fret, they need
to strum the top three strings only. For G7, they just
strum the top four strings.
Work on the chords and ask them…”Now how many
string do you strum for C?” “Wow, you’re smart…that’s
right!!!” They probably wont remember right away, but
they will get it, and be sure to give them LOTS of praise.
When they are ready, they can play ‘He’s Got The Whole
World In His Hands’ using C and G7.
Click here for the Music
Kids love games, and you can present this material like
a game. I taught a class of Home School boys from age
5 – 9 and they just loved it. They didn’t even want to
take a break for summer vacation!
DVD 2 is at the Mastering House. The sleeves and booklets
are printed. I will let you know as soon as they are ready!
I thought it was going to be done months ago.
I’ll start working on DVD 3 this week, Lord willing. I know
many of you have been waiting for these, and it’s my first
priority. When the DVD’s are finished I’ve got many ideas
in my head for ways to help you.
I’ve had Volume Four in mind for a couple years and know
what I’d like to teach. But I’d also like to make a DVD of
how to teach little kids and there has been a request for
teaching how to transpose songs into different keys.
I’ll be getting a survey system up in a few days to see
what you’d would like next.
Praise Him with all your heart, because He loves you with
all of His!
Love & Blessings in the LORD,