So I'm just going to say this outright. Not everyone is gifted with the skills necessary to learn music. Yeah, I said it. Some people just suck at the guitar. That's the way it is. Others can sing along with it and some can dance to it, but there is really only a chosen few who can actually sit down and learn to play a specific musical instrument. If you fall into the first category, it's going to take all your endearing and overflowing patience, and whole lot of your precious time to be able to pull off a simple melody without sounding like a dog in a bear trap. Unfortunately that's just one predicament most beginners have to deal with when learning the guitar.
I am going to be discussing how to play one instrument that is considered to be the most popular amongst all the others for the several reasons, a few being that its one of the cheapest and one you pretty much drag around anywhere and play anytime. That's the guitar by the way.
Now as a professional guitarist and teacher of music I can say unequivocally that I have had to give it my all in order to master the art of playing the guitar. This is not an uncommon statement amongst professionals. It took most of us a heck of a lot of determination and patience to learn to make that piece of wood sing, a sentiment which is common to all instruments. If you have the patience to put in five hour practice sessions a day for the next couple of years, then the guitar might be for you.
The next question that comes to mind is whether to pursue acoustic or electric guitar. You want to know the real truth? In the beginning it doesn't really matter, both are going to be difficult to play. The electric is a little bit easier to manipulate, but I personally do not like how it sounds to sit and bang out chords on an electric for an hour or more. On the other hand you will bleed if you start on acoustic...there's really no way around that.
If you are still having second thoughts, but you really, really want to learn, then you will have to push past the negativity and begin as soon as possible...That would mean now....What better time is there?
The absolute most important thing you can do to insure that you learn the guitar well is to follow a proven program of instruction. Make sure that any program you follow is organized, easy and step by step. This is what I mean by the best way to learn guitar.
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