Learning how to play guitar has never been as popular as it is today, partly because the internet has made it so easy to not only pick up a guitar at discounted prices from an online retailer, but also because you can actually learn over the internet! This article aims to help budding guitarists choose whether they would prefer the traditional option of taking private guitar tuition or look into the various home study options available like online guitar lessons and DVD training courses.
Taking Guitar Lessons With a Private Tutor
This is the traditional (and many will say the best) way of learning how to play guitar. Any craftsman will tell you that he himself learned from a master, and great guitar players are no exception. Learning to play from a live person has many advantages – they can watch how you play, offer guidance and tips in real time and generally bestow the benefit of their own experiences upon you. The downside of this is that they cannot be in more than one place at a time, so a premium must be paid for the privilege of these one-on-one teaching sessions, putting private guitar lessons beyond the reach of some people. Read the rest of this entry »
As you star to progress with your guitar lessons, you may want to start learning how to play guitar intervals. These are very important to learn at some point in order to be able to play music more efficiently and to be able to write your own music easily.
Learning how to play guitar intervals takes a lot of practice but the theory is not too difficult to grasp if you understand how to read music (or at least understand the concept) and how to play individual notes. Guitar intervals are either melodic or harmonic, each of them pretty much matching the style of their individual names. The intervals can be played according to the root notes so they are named through those notes from A through G sharp. Read the rest of this entry »
Taking acoustic guitar lessons is the best way to start off your guitar learning journey if you know nothing about playing the guitar and are a complete beginner. Most people prefer to start out with acoustic guitar rather than electric guitar because it is a basic instrument that is much easier to learn and understand. Electric guitar on the other hand is much more complicated.
Before you decide on the method of learning, the first thing that you got to do is to buy a guitar for yourself. Initially you could go for an acoustic guitar which is second-hand and less expensive. But as you progress along and become a bit more experienced, you could get yourself a good guitar that would best suit your needs.
Once you have purchased a guitar for yourself, the next step is to decide on the method of learning acoustic guitar lessons. The options include getting a good private instructor, buying guitar lesson books from stores or going for an online guitar training program. Read the rest of this entry »