how_to_learn_guitar by Oulmouden


									Playing Guitar the Easy way

If you are quite the enthusiast when it comes to musical instruments and
you have your heart set on that beautiful guitar you saw last week,
better start brushing on those fingers. There are some ways you can learn
on how to become an excellent guitarist. But first, the basics.

First and foremost, you must have your own guitar. How can you learn to
play without the proper instrument at hand? You have to determine first
what type of guitar to play. Borrowing a guitar would be okay, but what
if you can’t borrow it on a regular basis? Your training and practice
will be hampered.

Then choose a particular song that you like, something that always sets
you in the mood for a good vibe. Better yet, something inspiring.
Inspiring enough to encourage you to try and play the chords over and
over again.

Once you have decided on which particular song gets you going and yet you
don’t have any idea on how to put on a tune, ask someone who has the
knowledge in playing a guitar work it out for you. Let him read the tabs.
If you don’t know how, let someone interpret it for you. Here, teamwork
is essential. The same person may also be able to help you in determining
which finger goes where to achieve the right sound.

A very good advice on learning is listening by heart. It doesn’t depend
on the chords themselves but the musician. He creates a melody just by
listening to every strum of his guitar.

Statistics show that almost 90% of those who plays the guitar admit they
learned it the hard way. In fact, playing the guitar is quite harder than
it looks like. It is by far easier to hear than to comprehend. Learning
without some background or even a slight help from someone is difficult
for a newbie.

If you can’t afford a personal instructor, might as well buy a book about
the do’s and don’ts of learning a guitar. Aside from that, it would also
be challenging on your part to guess where to put the most important
finger on the most important string. Buy a step by step guide on
acquiring the basic and most vital chords that usually appears on almost
every song and melody.

Then you ask, do you still need a guide. It is necessary though. You need
someone to listen to you. He or she must determine if your fingers are
positioned in their proper places. A reference material or an online
tutorial will surely be of big help but it won’t be able to hear if
you’re out of tune or if you’re really playing on the right track. Call
out for help and monitoring.

First, focus yourself on the basic chords and not the hard ones. Chords
like A, A minor, E, E minor, D, G are easier to work on. There are
varieties of songs which contain only these chords. Mastering your
fingers to change strings every change of tempo enables a beginner to
develop a faster pace.
Take your time. A lot of great guitarists acquired the skill only after a
long period of time. Apply no pressure on yourself. Be patient when
you’re not getting it right. The trick in learning is to create a
positive attitude.

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