Some amazing things come in threes, like The French Hens, The Stooges, and of course, the core of the BLT sandwich with 3 main ingredients: bacon, lettuce, and tomato. Some great music groups come in threes, too – like The Supremes, The Dixie Chicks, and…Hanson? Destiny’s Child? Ok. Maybe not. Nirvana, though. That’s a legendary trio.
Threes are popular because it is easy to teach, learn and retain concepts and/or major points. This is true for all ages, and something to remember when learning guitar. You may be looking for a way to encourage your child’s interest in playing guitar and playing music, but aren’t sure the best way to do it. Fret Zealot is absolutely a cost effective way to do that, and there are other reasons Fret Zealot is Worth the Wrapping Paper. But, it’s more than that. Fret Zealot truly is a great learning tool for children. Here are 3 reasons why.
1) Fret Zealot engages the audio and visual side of learning.
People learn in different ways. Some are visual learners. Some are auditory learners. Some learn both, and most learn with hands on experience. Some remember and learn by what they’ve seen, others are better at remember what they’ve heard. Some people actually commit things to memory by sight, and many of us commit things to memory by consistent repetition.
Fret Zealot engages it all offering a hands on approach engaging the audio (music training) and the visual (with lights) and applies that to playing the guitar or bass. Fret Zealot’s dynamic toolset is part of what makes it so effective. Players can SEE the chords, hear them as they play, and practice as much as they need to. And, some studies indicate the lights may actually help stimulate the visual memory.
The app will work to show you how to play the chords and scales correctly, and let you know when you don’t play it correctly. This is a great technique builder because developing good technique while practicing alone can be a challenge. You may not realize your hand isn’t in the right place for that scale unless a “teacher” points it out. And, most of us don’t have a teacher sitting with us while we practice. But, Fret Zealot helps fix that.
2) Fret Zealot is versatile and easy to use.
Fret Zealot can fit almost any guitar. We say almost only because while there isn’t a guitar we’ve put it on that it doesn’t fit, obviously, there are guitars out there we haven’t tried it on yet. But, if the guitar has a standard neck, 24.75” or 25” neck, the FZ strip should work and goes on easily. This is true for smaller three quarter and half sized guitars as well, as long as they have one of these standard neck lengths.
The FZ strip can be installed very easily and the strip syncs quickly with the app. See the video on installing the strip here. Download the app on your phone, tablet, or computer for free at any time.
Once the strip is installed and the app downloaded – start exploring. Anyone can learn chords, practice playing songs they love at their own pace, learn scales at a tempo they can play to, take free video lessons, and experiment with the instrument in creative ways. Before you know it, you could be rippin’ solos over your favorite songs.
3) The Fret Zealot app has a LOT of resources for the beginning to advanced player.
Fret Zealot was designed to make learning to play guitar fun, easy, and DOABLE. That is why the the app has 52 tunings,every chord, every scale, 35,000 plus songs, tempo adjustments, video lessons, and integration with OTHER apps like Guitar 3D. (See a video on how to use Guitar 3D and Fret Zealot here.) Yes, there is more, and we work to add more resources to inspire players every day. There is something in the app for every one, no matter the skill level.
The app gives children a personal opportunity to learn and practice music they want to play comfortably at their own speed, and even experiment. They don’t have to wait to learn something at the next lesson or get stuck in paper books with images and words that can seem jumbled on a page. They have the freedom to grow and become their own musician.
So, there you have it: Three simple reasons Fret Zealot is not only worth the wrapping paper, but a versatile learning tool for children who want to play guitar. You can’t go wrong with this. You can view the online store here. We even have guitars with Fret Zealot already installed. See them here. Fret Zealot is also available at Guitar Center and Fry’s Electronics stores.