Want To Learn Guitar The Easy Way? Well You Must First Know The Basics!

Is there really an easy way to learn guitar? Believe me, it's much harder than it looks, but if you are quite the enthusiast when it comes to musical instruments and you have your heart set on that beautiful guitar you saw last week, better start brushing on those fingers. There are some ways you can learn on how to become an excellent guitarist. But first, the basics of learning guitar!

First and foremost, you must have your own guitar. How can you learn guitar without the proper instrument at hand? You have to determine first what type of guitar to play. Borrowing a guitar would be okay, but what if you can't borrow it on a regular basis? Your training and practice will be hampered.

Next, choose a particular song that you like, something that always sets you in the mood for a good vibe. Better yet, something inspiring to help you learn guitar...inspiring enough to encourage you to try and play the chords over and over again.

Once you have decided on which particular song gets you going and yet you don't have any idea on how to put on a tune, ask someone who has the knowledge in playing a guitar work it out for you. Let him read the tabs. If you don't know how, let someone interpret it for you. Here, teamwork is essential. The same person may also be able to help you in determining which finger goes where to achieve the right sound.

A very good piece of advice to learn guitar is "listening by heart". It doesn't depend on the chords themselves but, rather, the musician. He creates a melody just by listening to every strum of his guitar.

Statistics show that almost 90% of those who plays the guitar admit they learned it the hard way. In fact, playing the guitar is quite harder than it looks. It is by far easier to hear than to comprehend. To learn guitar without some kind of background or even the slightest bit of help from someone who "knows" is difficult for a newbie.

If you can't afford a personal instructor to learn guitar, you might as well buy a book about the do's and don'ts of learning. Aside from that, it would also be challenging on your part to guess where to put the most important finger on the most important string. Buy a "step by step guide" on acquiring the basic and most vital chords that usually appears on almost every song and melody.

Then you ask, do you still need a personal guide to learn guitar? Yes, it is necessary! You need someone to listen to you. He or she must determine if your fingers are positioned in their proper places. A reference material or an online tutorial will surely be of big help but it won't be able to "hear" if you're out of tune or if you're really playing on the right track.

Call out for help and monitoring! First, focus yourself on the basic chords and not the hard ones. Chords like A, A minor, E, E minor, D, G are easier to work on. There are varieties of songs which contain only these chords. Mastering your fingers to change strings every change of tempo enables a beginner to develop a faster pace.

Take your time. A lot of great guitarists acquired the skill only after a long period of time. Apply no pressure on yourself! Be patient when you're not getting it right. The trick in learning guitar is to create a positive attitude!!

For more articles of similar interest click these links:

  • Choosing a Guitar For Learning
  • Learn About The Growth of Jazz Music
  • Where to Learn Ballroom Dancing

    Follow Me on Pinterest


    To Go To The Article Index Click Here

    To Go To Top of Page on How To Learn Guitar Click Here

    To Visit The Book Store Index Click Here

    Home | Articles | Family Tips | Money/Business | Health/Fitness |
    House Tips | Auto Tips | Sports/Hobbies | Grandma's Tips |
    Wisdom & Humor |