Mary Had a Little Lamb guitar tabs will be one of the easiest of beginner guitar tabs to play. It is rewarding and fun, because kids love to learn songs they already know!
Despite its nursery rhyme status, this song is so well-known, that kids are happy to play it. One of the most fun experiences for a beginner guitar player is to pluck a line of notes and have a recognizable tune manifest itself.
These two versions are easy guitar songs, but they do cross strings, so take it easy on the tempo for young kids.
Download Mary Had a Little Lamb guitar tablature in key of C
By looking at the treble clef notation above the line of guitar tablature, kids can tell how long to wait or "hold" the notes.
I like students to start with the C version first, because they can also do the little C and G chords and we can play duets. For the chords, I draw slash marks right over the notes to illustrate 4 strums per measure.
Download free guitar sheet music in A
When they learn the A and E chords, then you can give them the A version. That's a good time to talk about transposing, if you haven't already, and the relationship of the I and V chords to each other. A line of the musical alphabet letters, repeated, is helpful for understanding this. I like to write out the letters, then have them help me pick any chord (such as A), call it the I chord, and count up to the V chord (the E), like this:
A B C D E F G A B C D E F G
Mary Had a Little Lamb guitar tabs will be the occasion of just one of many, many conversations you and your guitar student will have about transposing, a crucial skill for independent guitarists.
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