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Looking for one and two chord songs for my 8 year old to play on guitar

My (very nearly) eight year old has progressed to the point on guitar where she can play root positions pretty cleanly. Any suggestions for songs that are pretty simple - one chord across the verse, no quick changes. Can be folk or pop or whatever. I'm digging through Rise Up Singing right now.
posted by mzurer on Jun 2, 2016 - 12 answers

Acoustic guitar for absolute beginner

Recommendations for an acoustic guitar (Yamaha, < $200) on which to learn to play? [more inside]
posted by methroach on Dec 7, 2011 - 16 answers

How to learn social guitar in eight weeks?

I'm going to practice guitar half an hour a day for the next 56 days. I've never played an instrument before, and I'd like to learn basic social guitar. What goals make sense for that timeframe, and how should I practice? [more inside]
posted by jhc on Nov 6, 2011 - 20 answers

You're 8 and want to play loud music. Your instrument (of destruction) is...

My son (8) wants to be Les Claypool. While I can't fault his source of inspiration, I'm not sure starting on the bass is the right way to go--and if it isn't, where do we start? [more inside]
posted by elfgirl on Nov 23, 2010 - 59 answers

In the preliminary stages of learning to play a guitar - is fingertip numbness to be expected?

In the preliminary stages of learning to play a guitar - is persistent fingertip numbness to be expected? [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Nov 2, 2010 - 16 answers

Michael, Row The Boat Ashore...

TwangFilter: I've got about 2.5 months to pick up guitar. I'm not looking to play Stairway - I need to play chords and sing along, basically. Mostly folksy songs. What books/methods are best for learning? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jul 14, 2009 - 16 answers

Bass Amplification by Simulated Emission of Reverberation

What exactly is the difference between a guitar and bass amp? If I were to get the latter, could I plug in the former instrument and still get similar bitchin' sounds out of my rig? [more inside]
posted by shoebox on Jun 29, 2009 - 15 answers

Which of these bass guitars might I most enjoy learning on?

BassGuitarFilter: Anyone used a Yamaha RBX374, Squier Standard Jazz Bass or Ibanez GSR 200? What you think of them? [more inside]
posted by dowcrag on Jan 2, 2008 - 13 answers

Guitar for semi-beginner!

I got music in my soul. Help me learn to belt it out on the guitar! Of course, there's... [more inside]
posted by Willie0248 on Feb 5, 2007 - 12 answers

Finding a guitar

I want to buy an electric guitar, but I have no idea what to get. How do I choose a good first guitar in the $200-$300 range? Any suggestions? Feel free to ask questions that might help with answers.
posted by punishinglemur on Oct 15, 2006 - 22 answers

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