Some people are just so eager to learn to play the guitar but for some reason would not want to go to formal lessons. Maybe some just do not have the money or time to enroll in a music school. Or some may not yet be that decided if they really want to learn the instrument or not. This makes them make the decision to learn to play the guitar through their own efforts and ways.
The urge to know how to play the guitar may have come from the eagerness to play their favorite songs. Or they may have seen a great guitar player that inspired them to learn the instrument. You may teach yourself on how to play the guitar but it may not be as effective or fast as compared when you take the lessons from a guitar expert or music school. The lessons that you may take may not be the proper step by step system needed to fully understand and know how to play the guitar. But if you are determined and motivated, you will definitely learn the instrument eventually.
First thing to do is to get as many lessons as you can from the internet. You may also read books or magazines that teach one to play the guitar. Another source is your friends who know how to play the instrument. Next is to read, read and read. This should start your lessons in playing the guitar. It is important to know the basics first before getting to the part where you can play your favorite song. Learn more about the guitar; its parts, principles and maintenance. By learning more about your instrument you can also learn how to properly handle it.
You can also have someone teach you to read and play the basic chords. By doing this, you may be able to practice the chords over and over until you perfect them. And since you can read chords, you may start to try out practicing some simple songs to get started.
Listen to music most of the time. This will help you be keener to notes and chords of different songs. If you can, you may try to play the song just by listening to them. Though this is for those who already know how to play the guitar, it may not hurt if you just try. Some people can actually learn to play songs in their guitar by simply listening to the song.
Learning to play the guitar with your own efforts may not be as easy as when someone is teaching you. However, it still becomes an effective lesson when one is determined to learn the instrument. Besides, there are now lots of possible sources aside from music schools that one can learn from. Learning may take time with this method but it will eventually get you to play music on your guitar. Be determined, patient and motivated to learn. It really does not matter what method you have used to learn to play guitar, the important thing is that you have learned.
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