In the course of
learning to play guitar, many people develop bad habits which are
disturbing and inappropriate.
Lots of newbies quit too
early because most of them aren't trying hard enough to learn the
instrument. They give up as soon as they encounter
Many of them insist they no
longer have time to practice or that their fingers hurt too much.
What they don't realize is that practice makes perfect, and the
reason they find it difficult to learn to play the guitar is that
they don't practice enough.
For those of you who really
do want to learn to play the guitar, here's a few tips to keep in
1. Invest a
Learning to play a guitar is
going to go smooter if you use the best instrument possible. It's
only natural that you'll learn faster and easier if you have the
Therefore, it's important to
invest and buy a good, though not necessarily the best, guitar
because good guitars have better strings that will trigger quality
play and better sound. Good guitars provide comfort to those who
haven't yet experienced playing the guitar.
2. Practice makes
It's important to practice
every single day. It is the ONLY way for you to learn how to play
the guitar and learn to play it well.
For beginners, it may be
better to learn to play the guitar by yourself. In this way you
won't be pressured and acquaint yourself with yourself with your
guitar in as little time possible.
This doesn't necessarily
mean you won't, at some point, need an instructor. What is being
pointed out is that it would be better to teach yourself the basics
of playing the guitar before you seek the help of an
The bottom line is to just
get started and once you're familiar with the basics, then it's
going to be easier for you to listen to and understand the
instructor. Indeed, learning how to play the guitar is as easy as
1-2-3. It just takes a combination of interest, determination, and
grit to advance to the next level.