I think guitar lessons should be arranged with the absolute beginner in mind. Each lesson should build upon the things you have learned in the previous lesson. Guitar for beginners should always start with the proper handling of a guitar. You’d be surprised to know that most beginners don’t even know how to handle a guitar let alone play a couple of notes.
The most difficult task that a beginning guitarist faces is tuning the damn thing! Because it takes time to develop a sense of pitch your first few tries might not be so successful. Using an electric tuner might help. Playing in tune is that important!
Guitar for beginners is not as bad as it seems. I might sound like I know what I am talking about but I only played guitar for 20 years, so I don’t really know anything… Let me be straight up with you, another thing beginners assume is that the more expensive a guitar is the “better” it will sound and the “faster” they will learn. Not true, almost any guitar, acoustic or classical (nylon-stringed) are good for the beginner. If I were to choose for a beginner I would choose a Fender or Gibson. If you see a guitar for 50 bucks and its missing a few strings or maybe something else I would suggest you stay away from it.
Guitar lessons are EVERYWHERE! Everyone is a “guru” guitar player and they all claim they have the best guitar for beginner’s lesson plan. If that were really true do you think they would be wasting their time teaching YOU how to play? They want your money! $50-$100 per lesson, multiply that by 20 or 30 lessons and your stuck $3000 and know how to play Mary had a little lamb like a kid on a sugar rush.
Now there are FREE sites you can visit and watch videos of said “gurus” playing like Carlos Santana or Jimmi Hendrix, not realizing the fact that it’s probably prerecorded and auto-tuned to sound good. Yes they will “show” you how to play some chords and go through the sets of notes. Yes you will watch and attempt to do the same thing and most likely fail…This is NOT guitar for beginners it’s for seasoned professionals.
When I first learned how to play guitar I didn’t have access to the internet. My choices were books and street corners, listening to other upcoming artists trying to make a living. Now you can become a good guitar player from the comfort of your own home. Online guitar for beginners has totally revolutionized the way people learn to play guitar. There are plenty of sites that can teach you. It’s up to you to pick and choose the best one and stick with it!
For a beginner to actually find the right product online is like trying to look for a needle in a haystack. Usually it is trial and error for most, however some people that find something and STICK with it turn out to be pretty good guitarists. If you don’t want to spend all kinds of money you should do some research first… actually you’re probably doing it already if you’re reading this. Before you open your wallet to these “gurus” try to see what other people are saying about what it is you want to buy. READ through reviews, testimonials etc… Then you will be able to jump on the band wagon which I missed. Remember you have it easy now, Google can do wonders. Just type… read… decide… and start learning!
If you feel that the guitar is an interesting instrument go for it! Take a chance you never know what will happen, check out the Jamorama guitar course on your way to becoming a successful guitarist. I might just want to buy tickets to see you play, you never know! Good Luck!