How to Learn Guitar and Where to Start for Beginners
Ok, here is the thing when if boils down to learning how to play guitar on your own, in your house, mother’s basement, or the middle of Sahara desert, basically wherever a hell you want. It’s the consistency and learning and developing your own style. It’s important to keep this on your mind. Therefore, none of the world famous guitar players, the musicians, got famous by copying someone from A to Z. Yes, it’s absolutely fine to learn and copy other songs, riffs, and melodies, but everyone should always give into it own personal essence, the originality, out from the frickin’ HEART!
It may sound to someone as the bunch of ,BS” but it’s truly not. Every single brilliant guitarist in the world is unique in the way they play, going back from the pioneers such as Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, BB King, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimi Page, Steve Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana and many many more on the list. They just burnt in the passion for playing!
In these days we have it much easier in a way to learn the new things and stuff because we have the power of fast sharing information, the INTERNET! It’s going to be absolutely fun for everyone to get acoustic guitar lessons, electric guitar lessons, rock, blue, jazz, any genre that exists and classes accessible from the convenience and comfort of everyone’s home.
How’s that sounds like?
Is it something that you are looking for?
Or you don’t mind to get one on one personal guitar lesson and pay a lot more money for that?
However it may be, the second option is much more suitable for many the most of the people mainly because of the geographical freedom. I mean, you can live in the middle of desert or forest, and learn online how to play the acoustic guitar, (obviously if you get the internet coverage there), and don’t have to spend the half day to travel to meet your guitar mentor or teacher. On the one hand, to be able to meet at the class with your teacher in person is priceless and more interactive, that’s why the significantly higher price for these types or courses and classes, especially when it’s the one-on-one type of training. But the massive advantage of having your training tutorials online is that you can access it anytime to refresh your mind with the particular lesson that you go through (assuming that the training is made of video training or membership site), like learning the new chords and riffs, training the movements with your left or right hand, new melody, whatever. Besides, it’s not easy to find the mentor who is teaching the style you want.
On the internet you can find best teachers teaching any guitar playing style you can imagine, whether it’s electric hard rock metal or acoustic ballads, or you can take both and skip between the lessons, entirely up to you, but if you really want to learn to play guitar, you should have the kind of a plan and commitment to it. Otherwise, you’d be wasting your expensive time, which you will never revert back. Think about it, Your time is the only thing which you cannot get back or change, it’s the most valuable asset that everyone of us has.
Live VS Online Guitar Lessons
There are some top guitar online classes accessible to anyone for the fragments of in-person guitar lessons! As I said, I wouldn’t downgrade the “Real” In-person one-on-one classes with the professional mentor or musician, I just want to point out that for many people it’s way big hole in the monthly budget, as the guitar lectures are not cheap for many potential talents, or it’s just timely or geographically inconvenient, which by the way was exactly my case.
It just depends on each person’s mindset, in the matter of speaking which one is better. What I know, in many cases people getting online lessons do not have that strong commitment because they didn’t pay that much or because they do not have to explain why they didn’t show up.
There are hundreds of ways how to fail in learning to play the guitar, but only one way to succeed. It’s commitment and belief.
Free VS Paid Guitar Lessons
In the video below I kind of explain what is the difference between paid and free guitar lessons apart from costs, and what anyone should consider before taking either free or paid lessons. Probably the most obvious fact is that you almost always will get the higher quality of lessons when going for online paid lessons, so if you are really serious about learning a guitar and soon one day become professional, than spending a bit of money towards your future and happiness is a good idea. On the other hand, if your goal is to learn the guitar well enough to play around the fire with friends and family then there is probably no need to be too serious and get paid tuition.