Lesson One



The ‘Rock Star Academy’ children’s guitar lessons are especially designed to be a fun and easy way for young beginner guitarists to start playing!


Ziggy's Top Tip...

Hello my name is Ziggy.

I am going to help you learn to play guitar. With my “Top Tips” you will be playing in no time.

Let’s get started and have some fun ……


Understanding Tab

How do we know what order to play notes so we can play some tunes?

- We use Guitar Tab!

The lines running across represent the guitar strings, the thinnest string at the top, and the thickest at the bottom.

The numbers that appear on the string let you know which fret to press. You then follow the notes in sequence from left to right.

So for example if there is a 1 you place your finger just before the first fret.

The frets are the thin metal bars that run along the guitar neck. If you move your finger between frets and pluck the string, the sound will change.

To make it easier to remember which fret to press each number is coloured.

Black- Open (press no fret)


Green- 1st Fret


Red- 2nd Fret


Yellow- 3rd Fret


Blue- 4th Fret


Orange- 5th Fret






Things to think about:

• The correct string is being plucked
• The correct fret is being pressed
• Notes are being played in the correct order

You’re now ready to give it a go!

First you need practice playing the exercise and then move onto playing ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’. The exercises in each lesson use the notes in the song and help you get ready for playing it.

So let’s get your fingers moving, and let’s Play Guitar!





Easy Tab



Standard Tab



Twinkle Twinkle Little Star


Easy Tab



Standard Tab



What Next?


Keep on practicing this weeks exercise and tune. If you try them each day your hands will grow stronger and it gets easier and easier! You'll then be ready for your next lesson.