Greetings aspiring guitarists! This time, I will be sharing with you three simple steps, or three great secrets that will help you achieve what you have been wanting all this time – that is to play your favorite songs on the guitar and amaze all your friends and family with your expertise.
If you have already started practicing and learning the guitar, you will totally agree with me that this is really difficult, especially if you are doing it on your own as opposed to having a guitar teacher in a formal setting.
But here’s what you really need to know: it doesn’t have to be all that difficult! I’m not saying it’s going to be easy either – I’m just saying that there are a few things that can lighten up the load. It may still be difficult, but with practice and repetition, everything will just become easier as you go along.
Here are the things that you can do to that will teach you how to learn guitar more effectively:
Carefully choose the medium that you will be using to learn guitar.
Whether it’s going to be an online course, or if you plan to hire a guitar teacher, care must be taken before you make the final decision. Is the online course that you are signing up for dependable and has a lot of good reviews? How does it stand in the online guitar community? Are you comfortable with your guitar teacher? Can you easily understand him and is he patient enough to help you learn the guitar effectively? Those are the questions that you should think of before you buy, or hire a guitar teacher. If it’s an online course, it should be a student-paced learning system, which is mostly the trend of online guitar courses nowadays.
Find a learning buddy.
Like with anything you do, it’s always more fun to do it with a friend. This is true when you are learning the guitar as well. The great advantage of having a learning buddy is you can help each other grow because you can share best practices and help each other find mistakes that could possibly delay the learning process. Plus, practice sessions will never be a bore if you have someone to talk to. Probably the only exception to this is those people who are considered “loner learners” who thrive better when they work and learn alone. But for the vast majority, this really applies.
Lastly, enjoy the process and don’t take things too seriously.
Learning the guitar is hard – but it doesn’t really have to be. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself if you are having serious issues forming that dreaded F chord. Just always remember this: the hard part is only at the beginning. Once you have gotten a strong foothold playing the guitar, and once you have done enough practice, playing those chords will be as natural as blinking your eyes. You must enjoy and find happiness in what you are doing so that you will find it easy to accept difficulty, and overcome challenges that are really inevitable when you are learning the guitar.
Learning the guitar is a never ending process. According to one famous guitar trainer, the length of time needed learn everything there is to know on guitars is forever. So lighten up, enjoy whatever you are doing and pretty soon, you’ll be able to play your favorite songs on the guitar with ease and mastery. Just be consistent in practicing and never give up on the very first sight of difficulties. Good luck!