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					3 Most Important Factors In Learning Guitar and 6 Steps To Master The
Basics


The most important tip for the beginner is the realisation of the necessity to have
a solid foundation on which to develop their guitar skills. There are three key
areas upon which this foundation should be based.
1: Ear Training:
This is most often overlooked by the beginning guitarist as something that is either
boring or has less significance than other lessons. Without developing a good ear
for music your progress to any competent level on any instrument is fundamentally
floored. At the end of the day it is about making music. There a numerous ear training
programs out there online that make this process fun and easy, more like a game
than anything else. We don't necessarily have to be born with perfect pitch as this
is something that anybody can develop with practice. Relative Pitch for iOS is a
great app for ear training.
2.Routine Daily Practice:
Another important factor is to have a daily practice routine. As with learning
anything progress only come with dedication and structured practice. Whether you're
a complete beginner learning open chords to advanced players learning to improvise
with modes, a daily routine needs to be adhered to. It's recommended for beginners
to study basic chords and pentatonic scales as these are the easiest to learn but
are the bread and butter for the majority of guitar based music. Regular practice
is the key here, it is better to practice 1 hour a day for a week rather that 7
hours once a week.
3.Find A Teacher:
Nothing really compares to one on one tuition from a good teacher but this is usually
expensive and time restrictive. With the internet being what it is today, i.e the
explosion of online video, online guitar lessons are an extremely effective way
of learning guitar. You have some great companies offering structured lessons for
the beginner through to the advanced player. If you've been thinking about taking
online guitar lessons read the following article on one of the most established
online guitar lesson companies Guitartricks.com.
Mastering The Basics
Learning how to play the guitar well is by no means easy. With all the conflicting
opinions and abundance of material it can become confusing as to know exactly what
you need to do to become a better player.
The simple fact is that in order to become the best you can in the fastest possible
time is to copy what the pros do.
Master the Basics!
95% of guitarist never actually get round to mastering the basics. They have good
intentions to but never actually get round to it. Mastering the basics means being
able to play in any key and having the ability to transpose to any key on the fly.
Why is it that most guitarists never get round to this? It's because they think
it's time consuming, boring, complicated or too much hard work. Well, it needn't
be that way. Mastering the basics can be a lot of fun if you go about it in a
methodical set-by-step fashion.
What exactly does mastering the basics entail?
There are 6 basic steps you need to follow:
1. Learn the names of all notes on all strings, one string at a time.
2. Learn how to construct a C Major scale.
Basic must-know guitar theory. Easy stuff.
3. Learn how the chords of the major scale are made and what they are... their names
etc. C Dm Em F G Am Bdim.
Basic chord construction knowledge.
4. Learn the triad patterns for the C major scale all over the fret board.
Triads are simple 3-note chords. Easy and fun to learn and play.
5. Learn to play those triads with common chord progressions.
Learn to play and apply the triads to the most common chord progressions that fit
thousands and thousands of songs.
6. Learn to do step 5 in all keys.




 by Tom Johnson

				
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