Bill has been teaching him the odd chord here and there since Christmas but I really wanted him to learn how to read music as well. I learned at his age and it is one of those things that he will take through life with him. I may not know how to play a guitar ( thank goodness Bill does) but since I can read music I can teach him that.
The book is very easy to follow and came with 2 CD's that are enhanced so he can listen on the computer and slow it down and speed it up as he needs to. ( also comes with an easy tuner since Bill always 'misplaces' his)
The book arrived the other day and I sat down with Xander today and we started out with the first lesson. In 20 minutes he could tell me what a bar measure, time signature, double bar line, and treble clef were. He picked it up REALLY fast. Then it was time to learn some chords. He can play a G and a C. he started out with three blind mice....which he decided to sing instead of count out but he kept mispronouncing it and was singing"three blind rice" LOL A few more lessons and hopefully he will be playing something new!