So you want to learn how to play the guitar…I think we can both agree that it does take a lot of practice and perseverance, especially to get through the first couple of lessons. It can get a bit frustrating at times. One of the difficulties comes when you try to find the right learning resources for your individual learning style. You have to consider the costs involved for hiring an instructor or signing up for online lessons. I have been playing the guitar for about 10 years now and I have been through it all. What I’ve found as I’ve learned and then taught others is that for some it is important to get started with an instructor but for most it is better to find online training in some form or another. To know how to play the guitar you need to be committed to it. What I mean is to really want it, to be able to continue learning even when it gets really crazy.
There are a few good sources to start your learning process however they can get expensive. Some people can charge you up to $800 for lessons or online courses. Do you want to spend that much? I guess if you are committed to learning how to play the guitar you’d be ok with that cost. But I’m sure most of you haven’t thought about it that far. It’s ok though because there are people out there that provide you with not only some “guide” but also their expertise! Choices are plenty for everyone but to find something that really works you need to really do your research.
I can tell you from experience that one-on-one lessons SUCK! The instructor usually repeats his lessons and you always think of advancing on your own which gets you in trouble! If you skip some lessons because you “think” you are ready to move on, you don’t really learn anything and with home lessons it is difficult not to go ahead of yourself. There are plenty of sites that actually provide free lessons and those are good for people that already know how to play the guitar. They are not for beginners because they don’t teach you notes. They can teach you chords or ways of playing certain songs but if you don’t know the basics then those videos are pointless.
Before you decide on the best course or method for you to learn how to play guitar you have to fully understand what it is you want to accomplish. Is it just a one song for one girl type thing? Or do you want to play regularly? Do you want to play like a musician for money or just as a hobby? You have to establish your goals and objectives in learning guitar. Only then, will you be able to apply that knowledge to finding the right course for you. In any case if you are serious about pursuing the guitar and the many forms of music that comes with it be sure that you are ready to commit yourself. Only then will you know which path is right for you. Where ever your path takes you start with Jamorama. Who knows maybe that will be enough.