Thursday, February 27, 2014

ChordBuddy Junior

I got this junior guitar from ChordBuddy for review and  my kids are delighted especially the little Miss  who immediately said "I want to try it!"  This is a real guitar , only that it is designed for   little musicians who wants to  start their  skills early on.  The set includes  1/2 size guitar, songbook, DVD, guitar tuner, and the chord buddy jr.  

If you are a regular reader of my blogs, you probably read in my previous post that my daughter wants  a guitar that we  saw at the Center for Music  & Arts.  The reason, we haven't  buy her one yet is because the guitar instructor there said that she is too young to start, that the guitar is too big for her body built.  Well, that issue  is resolved  with this ChordBuddy Junior guitar.  Kids can learn rhythm and timing, ear training, and build finger strength and dexterity.  This guitar is  appropriate for  4 years old and up.
What I like about this kit is that, kids can easily learn the basic  keys  with it's  chord buddy that  you can attached on the string.  The chord buddy has different color  that makes it easier for the  kids to remember what keys they have to put their fingers on.
The guitar picks are great addition to the kit as your fingers won't hurt when you strum the strings.  I remember when I  first learn how to strum  a guitar, my  fingers would be so sore as  I didn't use a pick.  It's funny that my  daughter was  kidding at me when I    played this guitar, I got tempted hahaha.  It's been a while since I last played a guitar and I can't even remember what I have learned before.
This guitar tuner  is  great because  there is an indication when your strings are out of tune already.  The kit comes with  two batteries which is really nice.  Tuning your guitar is easier with this  tuner because  there is a green light that indicates that your string is tuned up.
The kit also comes with a songbook and a DVD that you can watch for tutorials.  Our daughter immediately sat down and watched it.
This  Chord Buddy Junior kit  is available at chordbuddy.com for $169.95.  This would be a great  gift for your little music enthusiast so if you are looking for a good gift idea,  you might want to  get this one.  
Before having this  guitar, she plays piano  right away as soon as she gets home from school but ever since we got this guitar, she immediately get it and play a tune or two.  I thought for sure that our son would be all over this guitar since he  is not into piano but I was wrong.  I think my little man is so scared of trying thinking that he will not be good at it.  He love to sing and dance but he hasn't shown any interest  of playing music instrument.  Maybe it will change when he grow up though.

Disclaimer: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review. Opinions expressed is not in anyway influenced by other factors. The product/s mentioned above was provided for FREE for evaluation purposes.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Cleveland Museum of Arts

In
aRt, 
the hand
 can never 
execute
 anything 
higher 
than the 
heart 
can 
imagine. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Shadow Shots

True 
art is
 characterized
 by an irresistible
 urge in the
 creative 
artist. 

Albert Einstein

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Winter Inspiration

Our daughter is very interested in art. Sometimes, when she gets inspired, she sits in our dining room and silently sketch of whatever she is inspired to doodle.  Below is one of  paintings she did  when we had that long snowy day and  there's nothing to do and we were  stuck inside the house.

What do you think?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Art of Recycling

 Look closely, what do you see?
Do you see a face?
How long did it take 
for you to see it?

Sometimes, taking photos makes you  an artist in some way
You will develop an eye for extraordinary scenes 
Sometimes it's accidental, other times not
Do you like the art you see?
The pencil you see in the photo  is  from recycled paper bills. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Moon Wolf Feather

I always admire people who are born with artistic talents like painting or creating any form of arts.   I love this painting that  was displayed at  our room we stayed at Homewood Suites Hilton,   when we had  our vacation last year in San Antonio Texas.  The artist managed to  combine two subjects in one (feather and  the wolf), ain't that neat?

As you can see in the photo, the reflection of the towel and the photographer is visible in the photo. Now tell me, does that make an additional art to it or it ruined the piece?

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