Thursday, June 01, 2006

Four Ways To Learn Guitar

There's some good advice for beginners in today's guest article. Everybody learns a little different so find a way that's most comfortable for you.

By: Masni Rizal Mansor

With the increasing popularity of rock music during the last few
decades, playing the guitar has become very appealing for many
people. While there are many teenagers out there who dream of
becoming rock superstars, there are also many people that want
to learn how to play the guitar just for the sake of it.
However, many of them don't find the best way to learn guitar
and after a few unsuccessful attempts, they finally give up.

Different people have different learning needs. In addition, we
also have different resources, different jobs, different errands
to run and different schedules. If you're not at the level you
want, maybe it's because you haven't found the best way to learn
guitar yet. There are several ways to learn how to play the
guitar. Listed below are only a few of them.

Theory Books

There are thousands of theory books on the market that teach you
how to play the guitar. Some of them are even very good and can
provide you with all the information you need. Books are an
inexpensive and comfortable strategy to learn how to play the
guitar. Unfortunately, experience shows that for many of us they
just don't work. However, if you are a very patient person, a
theory book might be the best way to learn guitar.

Video Lessons

Video guitar lessons are available on DVDs and video tapes in
almost any music store, as well as on virtual shops. In
addition, there are also some video lessons available online.
Some of them are even free. Video lessons are more dynamic and
have a better chance of keeping you focused. They have the
advantage of allowing you to practice at home whenever you find
the time to do it. However, the inconvenience is that you can't
benefit from the personalized attention and useful feedback a
teacher could provide.

Private Lessons

If you are willing to dedicate a lot of time as well as some
money to this, private lessons are definitely the best way to
learn guitar. A good teacher can design a customized teaching
program to suit your learning style and provide you with
individualized attention and positive feedback to get you
motivated. In addition, he/she can also spot and correct your
mistakes very fast.

Learning by Ear

Learning the guitar by ear can be very fun, especially if you
have some sort of musical bone in your body, and that bone is
humming with lots of vibration, you might find that this is the
best way to learn guitar for you. With the modern slowing down
technology, it is much easier now than it used to be for our
parents' generation.

You should always keep in mind that playing the guitar should be
fun. If you find it difficult or stressing, your learning
strategy might have a lot to do with it. Sometimes you need to
try several learning methods before finding the one that works
best for you. However, if you really want to play the guitar
like a pro and have enough time and money, taking up private
lessons is probably the best way to go.

About the author:

Masni Rizal Mansor provide tips and review on guitar chords, how to play a

1 comment:

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