As a guitar history blog, it is only fitting that we would also have a section dedicated to playing the guitar. If that is what you’re looking for, you have come to the right place. Sit back and read our answer to the ultimate question beginners in guitar playing ask most frequently.
We will fragment it in parts and help you out. We have partnered with guitar sites to provide you with the best insights on this page.
How do I get started playing the guitar?
You can simply grab a guitar and try to play it. You may actually make some progress. But if you really want to maximize your chances of success, you must elaborate a plan for your learning.
Your first guitar
First off, you should start with something simple and inexpensive. Try to borrow a guitar. If you don’t know anyone who can lend you one, opt for a low-priced instrument that will also be easy to play.
Why should it be low-priced and easy to play if what you want is to turn into a good guitarist? Well, let’s be honest. You can’t know for sure if the habit is actually going to stick. You may end up concluding that it is not the hobby for you. That’s the main reason why the guitar should be affordable.
And it must also be easy to play so you can feel encouraged and motivated throughout the initial stages and know that you are making clearly noticeable progress.
Once you’re totally assured that playing the guitar is what you want the most, go ahead and treat yourself with a nice new top-quality instrument.
As allies in your learning process, you can decide on a teacher, a website, an online course, a book, a software program, video tutorials, among others. Before opting for any of these, do your research.
See if each specific learning method suits your musical needs, wishes and expectations. If you feel like you’ve made the wrong choice, don’t give up. It’s never too late to restart.
That is the queue for us to debunk a widespread myth. The truth is: no one is ever too old to start playing the guitar. Even if you have let an interval of years go by between trying out different learning approaches, never feel like starting again would be a futile effort.