Thursday, 2 April 2009

Fender Standard Stratocaster Pickguard - Gold

Guitar Replacement Pickguard. Made by Fender.

One of the really nice things about Fender instruments is that you can change the look of your instrument with relative ease.

One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is to replace the pickguard! Fender offers a variety of pickguards with different pickup configurations and materials to help you add a personal touch to your favorite Fender instrument. This 3-Ply, 11 Hole Pickguard is for 3 single coil pickups.


  • American, American Standard, Hot Rod and Deluxe Series Stratocasters (USA)
  • Standard, Deluxe and '70s Stratocasters (Mexico)

If your young child can identify the letters of the alphabet and numbers, knows how to count, and is beginning to read, they are ready for piano lessons. Below are 20 piano concepts and benefits children can gain in their first year of piano lessons.

1. Locating A, B, C, D, E, F, and G on the piano keyboard (Music Alphabet)

2. Musical Alphabet Up and Down (Circle of Seconds or Steps)

3. Line Notes and Space notes (Circle of Thirds or Skips)

4. Broken and Blocked, in the Key of C, F and G (Triads)

5. The Major Scale (Half Steps and Whole Steps)

6. Five-Finger Scales in C Major, A Minor, D Minor F Major, G Major (Pentatonic Scales)

7. Octaves (Ottava signs and Keyboard Arrangement)

8. Intervals (Distance between two keys on the piano or two notes on the staff)

9. Sharps (Half Steps Up)

10. Flats (Half Steps Down)

11. High Sounds (Treble Clef )

12. Low Sounds (Bass Clef)

13. Forte, Mezzo Forte, Piano, Mezzo Piano, Crescendo (Dynamics)

14. Listening & Playing Back (Imitation)

15. Changing a Theme (Variations)

16. Personal Expression (Improvisation)

17. Playing with more ease (Technique)

18. Playing with style (Articulations: legato, staccato, accents)

19. Playing for others (Performing in Recitals)

20. Sharing their talent (Becoming Part of the Music Community.)

In addition to music theory, first year piano students are trained in piano performance and artistry. Can you imagine your children playing the piano in your living room, or performing in their first piano recital? There is nothing that warms parents' hearts more than seeing their children engaged in a creative activity that is challenging and beneficial. Why not enroll your child in piano lessons while they are young? You can't make a better investment in their future.

In addition to the 20 benefits above, other rewards of piano lessons are well documented - increased math and reading scores, increased overall educational progress. So don't wait to give your child the benefits of music. You'll be glad you did.

To learn the best way to share the gift of music with children visit for my Piano Bears Musical Stories for Children The exciting Piano Bears Musical Stories for children ages 5 to 11 feature the loveable characters, Mrs. Treble Beary and her new piano student, Albeart Littlebud. Children love following along with Albeart to Mrs. Treble Beary's piano studio in Musical Acres Forest. Here they learn what piano lessons are all about in a fun way that kids readily understand and appreciate! Piano students laugh and giggle while reading "Little Bear's Musical Garden" and "Little Bear's Piano Goals."

For a wealth of f'ree information and piano music online visit Piano Bears Music Education Resources Don't Wait to Share the Gift of Music!

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