Is your child over the top with excitement about their Loog guitar? Do you want them to have fun learning and ensure they get a strong start in their musical development at the same time? This is a great class for motivated young musicians to learn the fundamentals of music on their Loog guitar. It’s designed for children ages 6 to 10 who have the attention span for a 30-minute class. Younger kids are welcome at their parents’ discretion.
Strap (if you don’t have an actual guitar strap, a comfortable string or long cloth strip attached to the strap pegs will work)
Loog app for tuning
No playing experience required. This class is designed for brand new beginners.
Each class will last thirty minutes. Students are encouraged to send the instructor videos of class songs between sessions to get feedback on their playing. Students and parents are encouraged to ask questions in our forum discussion here.
Maximum of 20 enrollments
Parents, please plan to be present during the entire first class. For subsequent classes, mature students may be able to handle attending the class independently. Other children may need parental assistance throughout the entire course.
- - Learn basics of Loog guitar such as tuning, correct guitar posture, and the names of the open strings
- - Explore basic rhythmic values of whole notes, half notes, and quarter notes
- - Learn the six natural notes in first position
- - Learn how to strum simple chords
- - Play simple songs using these notes and chords
- - Develop correct practice habits that are critical for musical growth and improvement
- - Learn fundamentals of music that will apply to future music study on any instrument
- - Enjoy learning music with enthusiastic Loog students all over the world!
Why We Made This
We offer what we (and others) think is the best guitar for children. But it is true that there are many other options, some costing much less than a Loog. So why Loog? Most guitars for kids are simply cheap, scaled-down copies of a standard guitar. And because they have six strings anyway, the neck is still too wide for a child to play comfortably - let alone easily. Plus, cheap guitars tend to be cheaply made. It makes sense to avoid spending a fortune on a beginner's instrument, but by going with really bad quality, chances are your kid won’t feel engaged enough to play.
So what about ukuleles? Ukuleles are great - if what you want is a ukulele. The problem is that many people end up buying a ukulele because what they want is a small, portable, easy-to-play guitar. And if that’s what you want, we think a Loog is better suited for you.
Last but not least, when you get a Loog, you get more than just a guitar: you get an instrument bundled with a learning app, flashcards and video lessons. So when it comes down to value, Loog Guitars are also a better option.
Shipping & Returns
- Body: Basswood
- Neck and fingerboard: Maple
- Strings: Nylon
- Number of Frets: 15
- Scale: 15.6" (390.0mm)
- Length: 22.2" (565.0mm)
- Width: 6.9" (176.5mm)
- Depth: 2.3" (58.5mm)
- Weight: 0.9lbs (0.4kg)
Can I play ANY song on a 3-string guitar?
Yes. In fact, a regular chord in a standard 6-string guitar is usually comprised of no more than 3 notes. Loog Guitars allow you to play real chords and any song. It will not sound as full as if it were played with a high-end, concert guitar, but because of that same reason it provides a more approachable experience; more suitable for kids and beginners.
If I learn to play a Loog Guitar, can I then use those learnings to play a regular 6-string guitar?
Yes, playing a Loog is not entirely different from playing a traditional guitar, it is just simpler. Since we use the same first three strings -and tuning- of a six-string guitar, everything you learn on a Loog can later be applied on a standard guitar. The transition is natural and seamless. Likewise, you can buy books or go online to find the chords to your favorite songs, and use those same chord-tabs meant for six-string guitars to play on your Loog. You just need to pay attention to the finger-placement on the first three strings and simply ignore the other ones!
What is the minimum age recommendation for Loog Guitars?
We recommend the Loog Mini for children 3 and up, the Loog Pro for kids 6 and up, and the Loog Pro VI for kids 9 and up.
Is The Loog Guitar only for kids?
Absolutely not. We designed them for kids, but even the Loog Mini is certainly suitable for just anybody who likes to play guitar. We count parents, grandparents and even pro guitarists as some of our most loyal customers.
How do you tune a Loog Guitar?
Quick answer: GBE, from low to high.
Loog Guitars use the same first three strings -and tuning- of a six-string guitar. This is why everything you learn on a Loog can later be applied on a standard guitar.
Now, Loog Guitars are all about exploration, so you can also use other string-configurations and tuning if you want to: Open A, Open G… whatever works for you.
Do you offer a left-handed Loog?
Not yet, sorry. We have a few lefties on our team and they simply flip the order of the strings, just like Hendrix did. Worked great for him and works quite well for them too :)
Should a beginner start with the acoustic model first and only then move to an Electric Loog?
Not really. In fact, some argue that it’s easier to start with an electric guitar, because the strings are closer to the fretboard and that makes them more comfortable to play. We suggest going with whatever model you like best.
I am interested in purchasing the Loog for a school. Do you offer special pricing for institutions?
We actually do. Please visit our Educators page to learn more.
What's in the box
- Guitar 🎸
- Flashcards 🃏
- Picks 💛
- Download code for the Loog Guitar app 📱
as easy as 1-2-3
Our 3-string guitars reduce chords to the basic triad -just three notes at a time-, making the learning process easier, faster and less intimidating for kids. And because we use standard guitar tuning, everything you learn on a Loog can be applied on a 6-string guitar too.
We host FREE lessons via Zoom every Saturday. Plus, all our guitars come with flashcards and an app containing everything you need to learn how to play guitar.
The Loog App
The free Loog Guitar app has video lessons, a tuner, and a digital songbook so you can learn by playing real songs (Beatles, Stones, Taylor Swift and more). It even has an AUGMENTED REALITY feature that allows you to learn guitar using the selfie camera!
Real Wood. Real Guitar
The Loog Mini is small, fun and cute, but it's not a toy: it's a real guitar, made out of real wood, that projects a sweet, beautiful sound that's unbelievable for a guitar of this size and price.