In my capacity as a guitar teacher I hear lots of excuses, including the time-worn “I don’t have the talent.” Talent, schmalent. While we can’t all be Hendrix, you can get pretty damn close if you follow these basic guidelines: 10. Learn the notes on the fretboard There’s a lot of them but you don’t
So you’ve set your guitar down. You gave it your all, and at some point decided to leave it behind while you went on with life and tried new things. However, for those of us, much like you, who have music pumping through our blood, you probably miss playing. There’s something about having and holding
We’ve all heard the excuses for why you’re not picking up the guitar. One excuse that we’ve often heard is that it’s too late to start playing. Whether it be due to age, health, etc. you’re convinced that you’ve missed your shot to learn how to play guitar. Luckily there’s people like us, who are
Learning how to play the guitar is a blast! Everything is a mystery and every day is a new revelation! But learning and practicing guitar can also be frustrating. We need to understand that frustration is not something external, we create it ourselves. If we can create it, then we can surely beat it too.
There’s a big lie that guitar players tell themselves. Have you ever gone to play something on guitar that you could play a few days ago but it sounds like complete crap now? …like you can’t even play guitar. It’s depressing. And nothing will de-motivate you more than feeling like you aren’t making progress. Newbies