01 Sep Guitar Lessons 101: Teaching Thyself
Playing an instrument is one the best hobbies that a child could learn especially when they are still young. They can develop self-discipline, and their tolerance towards frustration increases every day because they have to start from scratch and go back again to play their song once again.
One of the best instruments that could be learned while a child is young is a guitar. The guitar belongs to the string family. The disadvantage of playing the guitar is difficult to learn it. Aside from the notes, the strings are thick, and there could be a possibility of hurting your fingers. This is the reason why some kids prefer not to continue learning their guitar lessons.
So, if you are interested in playing the guitar, but you are not that young, you still do have a chance to learn. It may take time, but surely, in the end, you are an expert of your own. All you need to do is to prepare your guitar, of course, your fingers (because the strings will hurt), and enough patience to learn.
Choosing the right one is never easy. Sometimes, everybody is being confronted by the wrong ones. For instance, the right guitar does not need to be expensive. Usually, practice guitars are those are old and used and even with lower prices, so it is better if you buy those kinds. Just make sure that if you buy cheaper ones, they will still last for a long time while doing your practice guitar lessons. Also, another thing that you have to consider is whether you are having an electric one or an acoustic guitar. There is a big difference especially on the size, the tune that it carries out, the proper maintenance and much more. Then you are good to purchase your very first.
Second, you should know how to tune your guitar. This may sound difficult especially for newbies, but in reality, practices make perfect. You can always check for lessons from the internet especially video lessons. Moreover, you can also ask your supplier to have it tuned ahead during the time of purchase.
Then you have to know the strings because each string and fret corresponds to a note and pitch. You can have your technique of having it numbered or the like. You should also be aware that reading tabs and notes in a guitar are from left to right just like any other sentence. Again in lessons like this, you can research videos for further explanation on frets, tabs, and much more.
Lastly, just like in any other skills that are learned, practice makes perfect. By practicing daily and regularly, you can learn your guitar lessons fast. Also, you can ask somebody to teach you. Probably a good friend or a close family member who is very good at playing the guitar can give you free guitar lessons or share as much as they know in playing the guitar. Also, you can always enroll yourself to guitar lessons because everything is still possible. Although guitar lessons and basically music lessons are pricey because you have to pay per session or have a monthly fee.
In summary, having guitar lessons can be done on your own, or you can ask someone to help you by having a friend or family member to teach you. Moreover, you can also enroll yourself in music lessons. It is important that you decide on which type of guitar you would like to purchase and it is important that you have a guitar to play with while practicing. Lastly, it is important to exercise regularly to learn how to play the guitar.