The Strumstick is designed for people who don't play any music, although guitar players and other musicians love it, too. There are no wrong notes; there are just the notes of a simple major scale. ANYTHING YOU PLAY ON IT SOUNDS GOOD! Since there are no wrong notes, you can have fun making sounds without worrying about "getting it right." IT'S EASY! To begin, you squeeze the first string with one finger, and strum all three strings with a pick. Anywhere you hold the first string sounds good, and the other two strings make a background chord automatically.