If you are a beginner, then it will take you much longer to understand the different aspects of the instrument and how to play them.
Some of these may not seem like they matter for many people. The guitar is a fast playing instrument that has great sustain and rhythm, and it makes you feel like you are moving along at a rapid pace; but if you play it too slowly, it will make you feel sluggish, and with any instrument there will be a place for a slower speed.
Learning to play guitar can be as much fun as learning how to dance – but the main difference between these two activities is that people learn dancing by listening to the music, whereas people learn by watching other people do it.
Some people may enjoy playing a drumset but would never consider learning to play it on a simple acoustic guitar; or someone interested in developing their music may feel that it is much harder to learn to play an acoustic guitar than to play a drum kit.
What is the best way to learn guitar?
In my experience the best way to learn guitar is to learn from somebody, especially if you are a beginner.
If you are starting out, then it will take you a while to learn what you need to know.
If you are serious about learning guitar, it’s important not to make the mistake of starting off with some new instrument that you don’t know how to play, and just getting used to that. Instead, start with some of your favorite songs, and use both a book or a website to practice them.
The more you practice the songs, the easier it will become.
Here are some of the most important things to remember when learning guitar:
Don’t memorize all of the chords at first. Take some time to practice as a band once in a while.
Practice by practicing songs. As soon as you find the songs that interest you, take one or two to practice in a small situation.
Use simple techniques – the keys on your guitar should be memorized.
Take time to sing or improvise the music.
Do not play a song for longer than 15 minutes straight. In those times I found that it helped to think about the chords and the melodies that followed those chords.
If you are making a demo recording for your parents (to take to school) then listen to the songs after a minute or two, so that you can play along while you are still listening to