A few months ago, I shared that my teen was learning to play the guitar. He’s always been musical so over the years when he’s shown an interest in different instruments, I’ve been more that excited to encourage it. To me, it was no surprise when his love all of things music had him begging for a Fender guitar earlier this year. While the choice of guitar was obvious (it is our last name after all!), I quickly discovered that he’d have to find a way to learn to play. Being somewhat musically challenged myself, I knew I couldn’t help him and his busy schedule didn’t really allow time for lessons during traditional hours of the day. It quickly became obvious that we needed a non-traditional way for him to learn to play so that he could explore his new found love of the guitar while still keeping up with his on-the-go lifestyle. Little did I know that picking up a Fender guitar and having an online archive of lessons would provide him with a hobby that has now become a passion.
When we first received our Fender guitar, my son would pick at the strings and carry it around so that he could explore different sounds. However, over the past several months, the online Fender Play program has allowed him to take the exploration and turn it into chords, songs and more. Whether it’s on the weekend when he has a little free time or at night before he goes to bed, Fender Play is allowing him to learn guitar while falling even more in love with music at his own pace!
What is Fender Play?
In case you need a little reminder of what Fender Play is, be sure to check out my post on our introduction to the program here. But just as a little reminder, Fender Play is a guided online learning program that teaches new guitar players to get playing in minutes. The program boasts hundreds (and I do mean HUNDREDS) of instructional videos and hands-on exercises. From the very basics to more advanced techniques, it walks players down a learning path based on their musical preference. With a curriculum that is designed so that students can play after only a few short lessons, each online lesson teaches a new skill, recognizable riff or full song! In our experience Fender Play is the easiest and most convenient way to learn to play the guitar from the comfort of our own home!
How Does Fender Play Work?
For us, Fender Play is unlike anything else we’ve experienced. Not only does the program allow my son to move at his own pace but it uses top-quality 4k multi-camera video production to deliver a clean and unified curriculum! In addition to seeing the instructors play on actual Fender guitars, multiple angles are provided and split-screen and over-the-shoulder angles are used to really provide prospective and help students master everything from basic chords to favorite songs! Students are able to choose a path that fits in with their musical preferences and then move through the lessons at their own pace, ensuring that learning is custom tailored to each individual.
Why Is Fender Play a BETTER Way to Encourage a Love of Music?
Over our last several months of experience, we’ve seen exactly why Fender Play is the perfect way to continue to encourage my teen’s love of music. In addition to allowing him to practice when it’s convenient for him and for how long it’s convenient for him, Fender Play offers the ability to learn to play the guitar through popular songs and a customized curriculum that is based on his musical preferences. He’s able to get excited about playing songs that he actually likes instead of simply having to play what is provided for him.
In addition to being able to select his own music, he is also able to break down songs and learn portions at a time. He can see exactly how his instructor’s hands are placed on the guitar and mimic it instead of simply looking at notes on a sheet. And unlike traditional lessons, he’s able to watch his Fender Play lessons over and over again so that he can really get what is being taught before he moves on to his next lesson.
For him, Fender Play has taken his passion for music and allowed him to grow it at the pace that’s just right for him. It’s taken his desire to learn to play guitar and turned it into a reality in the most convenient and accessible way. And most importantly, it’s given up the perfect platform to help him expand on his musical talents while having fun learning!
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Now tell me, who do you know that would love to learn to play the guitar with Fender Play?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.