Learning how to play guitar is very fun and extremely rewarding, but it is often challenging, especially when just starting out. Most beginner guitar players think “If learning guitar is this hard now, I can’t imagine how hard it will be as I begin learn more complex things!”. If that sounds like you, relax :). There is good news.
In reality, after the initial “hump” of getting used to the basics of guitar, such as playing basic chords, strumming, timing, knowing where to put your fingers, etc., learning to how to play guitar actually gets easier!
So if you are a beginner guitar player, know that you are really going through the hardest part of learning how to play guitar right now, and that it will get easier and easier for you to learn and get better at guitar as you go along!
How to play guitar, literally
Playing guitar requires the coordination of three things: your right hand, your left hand, and your brain.
In the beginning, the biggest battle that you face is to get your brain to “tell” your hands to do the right things (which they usually won’t at first). As you practice putting your fingers in the proper places to play chords and melodies, and also discover a basic sense of rhthm, your hands will begin to develop muscle memory. At that point, your brain becomes more free to focus on “learning musical things”.
- Playing notes
- Playing chords
- Getting your right and left hands to play at the same time
These are the basic things you need know to learn how to play guitar.
After you learn these basics, the rest of your musical journey consists of learning what to play, the different ways you can play it, and refining the basics listed above. That’s about it!
Now, if you are just starting out and would like to know what to play, a good place to start would be guitar chords.
How To Learn To Play Guitar
The basics listed above sound very simple, but realistically, it is harder to learn how to play guitar than the list above makes it sound, especially if you are trying to learn on your own.
With the help of a guitar teacher who has overcome the same problems that you may be struggling with, you will have a much easier time and much more fun when learning how to play guitar, and you will see results very quickly compared to trying to teach yourself, which for most people is a long, slow, and painful process.
Wouldn’t you like to avoid the unnecessary pain and frustrations of trying to teach yourself, and instead be guided to learn to play guitar in the fastest and most effective way? With Guitar Lessons in Birmingham, you can learn how to play guitar just the way you always wanted in the shortest amount of time possible!
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