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Learning Guitar Made Easy

Updated on June 10, 2011

Is it easy?

       Learning to play guitar can be easy. However, it does take a real commitment. You will only get out of it what you put in. If you are willing to put in 30 to 60 minutes a day for practice, there is no reason you won't be able to be playing your favorite songs in a relatively short amount of time.The biggest mistake people make when they try to learn guitar is not having a set plan. As in anything else in life you try to accomplish, having a plan of attack first makes it much easier to accomplish your goal.


Where to Start

The first thing you have to do is make sure you are using a guitar that is comfortable. Guitars do come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The better your guitar feels to you, the more time you will be prone to practice on it. Now as I was saying ,you need to get a plan of attack The internet has all sorts of free lessons, but the problem with just using these in the beginning is there is not any organization to your lessons. The different aspects of guitar playing should be learned in a certain order, otherwise you can end up wasting a lot of time. All the free video lessons can be of great use to you once you are on a good step by step training plan. You have to learn to walk before you can run. The same holds true for learning to play guitar. If you learn the basics in the right order, it will be a fast and enjoyable experience learning to play guitar. I spent the first couple of years trying to learn guitar this way and it was very frustrating. I would watch a video now and then, and get pointers from other guitar players, but the problem was it wasn't all making sense. Even though I was getting better, it felt like it was taking forever, and I didn't understand how to apply what I was learning. The best way to understand the whole concept of guitar made easy is to start out with some proper instruction. Years ago the only way to do this was to take lessons with a private instructor. While this is one of the best ways to learn, it is also very costly. Private lessons can cost you between 20 to 40 dollars an hour or more. It can also be inconvenient to have a set time each week that you have to show up for your lesson.

What Other Choice is There?

      With the internet, it is now possible to take guitar lessons at your own pace, at any hour of the day, and in the privacy of your own home. For the price of one or two private lessons, you can get a guitar course on line that will take you from complete beginner, all the way to advanced playing. All the free lessons on the internet and you tube videos are a great tool to help you, but if you don't start out with a step by step learning method, you will not understand how to put it all together. You will save countless hours of frustration if you start out with a good guitar program to follow. Now for the best piece of advice I can give you, Practice- Practice- Practice. Yes, practice does make perfect, and with the right instruction it will be very enjoyable.


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