Tee has been asking to learn guitar for months, just like her Daddy and like her Papa before he died. But of course, she’s four and just too small to play guitar, right?
Mastermind Toys, one of my favourite Canadian-owned and operated toy retailers, sent us the ChordBuddy Junior Guitar Combo to prove me wrong. This is a half-size guitar, perfect for kids four to seven years old. It’s not a toy; it’s a REAL guitar with all the features and functionality of a full-size acoustic guitar. This combo comes with a Chordbuddy Junior guitar learning system, guitar tuner, songbook, instructional DVD, and guitar picks. Everything Tee needs to start playing right away!
Here’s a close-up of the ChordBuddy Junior. This nifty device lets kids play C, D, G, & E-minor chords at the press of a button. It also helps teach a sense of rhythm, hand-eye coordination, finger strength, and encourages the love of music.
I tried out the ChordBuddy Junior guitar myself, and I was stunned by how easy it was to play right out of the box. The device is already attached. All you need to do is tune the guitar (using the included electronic tuner), pick your song, then strum along while pressing the coloured button that corresponds to the colour of the chord in the songbook.
The songbook has fourteen favourite kids’ songs like “London Bridge is Falling Down”, “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”, and “Home on the Range”, but there are literally hundreds of songs you can play just using C, D, G, & E-minor. I can’t wait to see what music Tee and her daddy will play together on Christmas Day!
About Mastermind Toys
Mastermind Toys is Canada’s largest privately-owned specialty toy retailer. They’ve been selling toys for more than 30 years in the greater Toronto area, but over the last few years they’ve expanded across Canada with two new stores in BC this season – Coquitlam and Abbotsford! Mastermind Toys carries over 10,000 unique, educational, and fun toys, books, games, arts and crafts, puzzles, and science kits.
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Give the gift of music! The ChordBuddy Junior Guitar Combo retails for $159.99 available at a Mastermind Toys store near you or go shopping online anytime day or night. Check out Mastermind Toys’ online 2014 Gift Guide for gift ideas and more. Mastermind Toys offers free gift wrapping in store and free shipping in Canada with the purchase of $60 or more!
Disclosure: I received a sample item for review purposes. All opinions expressed are completely honest and my own, based on my personal experience. Your experience may differ.