Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course is the #1 best-selling guitar method for kids! This award-winning ("Best Product of the Year" -- Disney's iParenting Media Award) method is the easiest guitar method ever for kids ages 5 and up. Using plain language thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s easy for kids to understand, three irresistible guitar experts guide students along---a clever classical dog, one cool jazz cat, and a friendly alligator who loves the blues---they draw attention to what's important on each page and make learning music fun! Kids will learn to play chords and melodies, read music, and perform lots of fun songs. Book 1 starts by teaching you how to hold the guitar and tune the strings, and by the time you finish, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be strumming chords, reading music notation, and playing lots of familiar songs. The companion DVD to this best-selling edition features a live instructor to make learning the guitar even easier! Hosted by renowned guitarist Janet Robin, this DVD demonstrates the fundamentals of guitar playing including how to hold and tune the guitar, strum chords, read music, and play lots of fun songs! Also included are live on-screen notes for an easy introduction to reading music, live performances demonstrate how the music should sound, and bonus mp3 audio tracks of all examples for listening and playing along!