(Rock House). This popular method starts young children on their musical journey by teaching basic principals of guitar playing. It begins with the parts of the guitar, how to comfortably hold the instrument, right and left hand positioning and tuning. Easy step-by-step playing examples are used to teach chords, picking, strumming patterns and single note melodies. It uses plain language that makes it easy to understand major and minor chords, rhythm and timing. Have fun playing complete song rhythms with full band backing tracks that give children the feel and excitement of playing with other musicians. This program developed by renowned guitar instructor John McCarthy includes a follow along DVD that illustrates the playing examples through close-up views of each hand, Players Perspective Views and a Video Chord Chart that shows how to play the most popular chords and what they should sound like. There is even a section that will teach kids to change strings and care for their guitar!