3 Tips To Consider Before Taking Beginner Guitar Lessons
These are most likely the first things that pop in your head when you want to learn the guitar, and they're all good ways to learn as well. Here are a few things to consider before you make a decision.
Lets start with getting a beginning guitar book and teaching yourself. This can be a good way to learn. Your first obstacle is to find the right book. These days there are so many books to choose from that it can become very overwhelming. They all promise the same thing and tell you why that book is better then the rest. But how do you know if it will be right for you? One way is to see the reviews from other people who have bought that book. Most online stores have this option on their site for you.
You must be self motivated when using beginning guitar learning method books, but a few other things to consider is that they usually take a long time to go through, mostly because they have an overkill of instruction that is not always necessary. The book may start you out with music theory meant for someone who wants to become a professor or become like Beethoven, but they'll make you learn Mary had a little lamb first.
Another popular way is to take beginner guitar lessons from your local music store. Taking private lessons at a store or with a private teacher has it's obvious advantages. Your in real time. You see them and they see you. If your the type of person who likes to socialize and be around people, this can be a good option for you.
Some people are a little intimidated taking in person lessons. Some students get so nervous in front of the teacher that they can not stay focused on the lesson. Some instructors are also very intimidating. If you walk into their lesson room and they start ripping solos all over the guitar neck, that leaves you sitting there totally afraid to touch a string.
On the other hand, it may inspire you to want to learn it. Some instructors like to spend the whole lesson showing off for you so you need to watch out for that as well .. They'll eat up the whole lesson on impressing you and very little on teaching you. And a half hour goes by real fast.
The latest way to learn guitar that is fast becoming the most popular way, is beginner guitar online lessons. You can get a lot of free lessons but at some point it's not enough if you want to get serious.
The best part about online guitar lessons is that you can do it on your own time, (if you have any). You can get specific instruction on the type of music you like without having to start out with Mary had a little lamb. If they have video instruction, it makes it almost like your with the instructor in person.
The only downside is that you have to search and weed through a ton of junk ads and bad lessons in order to find what your looking for. One thing that drives me crazy about the Internet is when I click on a link for something that I'm interested in and it takes me to some strongly long sales page about something I really do not want or I'm taken to a page that I have to search through again to find the topic I was looking for.
But there are some really good sites that you can join and and soon find many instructors on just about any style of guitar that you like. Some people create their own home study DVD sets for you to learn with. These are sometimes awesome instruction, but you have to wait for them to arrive, and then when your ready to start learning, you have to keep putting in and changing the DVD's all the time and that can kinda get annoying.
Of course, only you know what level of playing you want to achieve. Do you just want to play for recreation or are you dreaming of becoming the next pop star? The answer to that question will help you decide what kind of instruction you should look for when beginning the guitar.