Beginner's Guitar for Kids with Winden and Squiggy: Teach Yourself to Play the Guitar by Corey KlausBeginner's Guitar for Kids with Winden and Squiggy: Teach Yourself to Play the Guitar by Corey Klaus

Beginner's Guitar for Kids with Winden and Squiggy: Teach Yourself to Play the Guitar

byCorey KlausIllustratorPamela Hodges

Paperback | June 1, 2018

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This book will help you, even if you don't know anything about music, learn to play the guitar. The book is a hands-on workbook, following the story of Winden, who dreams of being a rock star, buy her first guitar. 

The lessons include coloring and workbook pages where you learn the parts of the guitar, how to play notes, how to read music, playing chords, and eventually writing your own music. 

Workbook pages, coloring pages, and storytelling will keep you engaged. 

You don't need to know anything about the guitar to use this book!


Corey Klaus has been sharing his love of music and teaching all over southeastern Pennsylvania for the last decade. He has worked closely with music therapists and on various projects, honing his skills for working with children and helping them learn music on their level.Pamela Hodges is an artist and writer. She writes about art and ...
Title:Beginner's Guitar for Kids with Winden and Squiggy: Teach Yourself to Play the GuitarFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:292 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.61 inShipping dimensions:11 × 8.5 × 0.61 inPublished:June 1, 2018Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941266231

ISBN - 13:9781941266236


Table of Contents


What you will need 11
Coloring pages telling the story of Winden buying her first guitar with her pet snake Squiggy. 
Winden buys a guitar 15

Follow Winden and Squiggy as Winden learns how to play the guitar!
Winden takes guitar lessons 49


Lesson One: Parts of the guitar 51

Color the guitar 55

Lesson Two: Number the fingers 61

Lesson Three: Number the frets 65

Position markers 66

Lesson Four: Number the strings 69

Lesson Five: Name the strings 73

Let’s tune your guitar 77

Open strings E, A, D, G, B, E 81

Alternate picking exercise 102

How to play a note 105
E note 107
F note 109

G note 112

3 note exercise 113

Reading music 115

Quarter note, half note 117

Whole note, rests 118

Staff, treble clef 119

Bar lines, time signature 120

Practice playing notes 121

Make up an exercise 141

Strumming 145

Chords 157
G chord 159

C chord 165

E minor chord 173

Strumming patterns 185

Dynamics 192

More notes 217

More chords 235

Fun songs to play 243

Author 257

Squiggy 258

Illustrator 259

Extra sheet music and chord charts 260

Editorial Reviews

I have been a music teacher for over thirty years. This book has outdone all of my own efforts to reach children. Mr. Klaus has a way of reaching out to kids and teaching them while making the whole thing fun. My grandson can not put this book DOWN! The book as better than any guitar method book I have ever used for children. Forget Mel Bay - Learn The Klaus Way! I would recommend this book to anyone who knows a child who wants to have a ball - AND learn how to play the guitar. The book is broken down in a real, practical and straight forward way. Seriously, I know a lot of adult students who would have benefited from this book when they started. Kudos Mr. Klaus, you knocked this one out of the park! — D.L. AlmondI gave this book to my cousin about a week ago (age 8). At 250+ pages, I was worried it may be intimidating for him, but he's moving through it super quickly so far and seems to be enjoying it. He couldn't wait to show me what he learned! I'd recommend this book to any parents/families of young kids who are looking to get started with the guitar but can't afford lessons.— Mary RoseHaving spent a few years working in a guitar store, I can tell you that this is one of the best books written for children. I've seen/sold many guitars books that are either really boring to kids or don't provide an adequate amount of information for children looking to start playing. This is neither of those books. Not only does it show children how to play individual notes, but it also progresses to chords and strumming patterns which are lacking in other beginner's books. The fact that it's also a coloring book is an added bonus! For parents, who are unfamiliar with the instrument, there is a useful section on how to select the right sized guitar for your child which is crucial for any beginner. If you want a fun book to correctly teach your kids the basics of the guitar without being boring or arduous then look no further. — Nicholas A. Krueger