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

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


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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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941266236
Publisher: Nepeta Enterprises LLC
Publication date: 06/01/2018
Pages: 292
Sales rank: 623,989
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

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 creativity at her blog,, to help you create the art you dream about. Pamela is also the typist for her cat, Harper, who writes about life as a cat at

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

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