The brilliance of this toy is that it gives kids access to explore music in a meaningful way, without first having to overcome the often frustrating hurdle of mastering an instrument.
This electronics-embedded "paper" guitar won't help you learn to play a real guitar. It's value lies in in the fact that unlike learning to play a real instrument, this toy effortlessly generates a quality musical sound that gives kids the opportunity - and inspiration! - to "play" with music in a way they can't when using the poor quality sound they are likely to produce on an instrument they haven't yet mastered.
Kids are exposed to the sound - but not correct fingerings - of 24 different musical chords (38 fingerings are provided, but sound-wise, several are duplicates). It is a fun way to learn how different chords sound, and kids with a musical ear may even begin to "hear" the various chords in other songs they listen to. As well, the free style mode allows kids to experiment with different chord...