Beginner Guitar Lessons
As a newbie in guitar playing, you are probably hyped up with excitement as you begin your beginner guitar lessons. Beginners are usually full of excitement and enthusiasm when learning new things and this is a great advantage because this makes them easy to teach.
This excitement can help keep a new learner motivated and more often than not, this pushes a person to keep on striving to learn despite the obstacles that come his/her way.
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Beginner guitar lessons provide you with the basic lessons that will help you learn play the guitar well. At one point or another, you may find that some things such as proper posture, proper way of holding your guitar, proper hand and finger positions, and finger exercises are boring and unnecessary. Things like these may be small and irrelevant but they are important.
There are many guitar players who do not mind these things resulting to sloppy playing habits that are difficult to change. It is much better that things be learned right from the very beginning rather than to worked on correcting it later on.
Having the discipline to work on proper posture, correct hand and finger positioning, and regularly exercising your hands and fingers (this may seemed irrelevant but it will improve your fingers’ dexterity and ability to accurately move fast over the guitar fingerboard) will greatly help you later on especially once you start struggling with the more challenging lessons.
As long as you have the discipline for little things like these, then you will have no problems facing the more challenging parts as you go along.
There will be times that as you go along your beginner guitar lessons you will come across extremely challenging lessons. As already stated earlier, there are many guitar players who starts out brimming with enthusiasm and energy and later on lose the drive to go on once things do not turn out the way they expected. There are some lessons that are challenging enough to tempt you to just give up especially if you find it really difficult to master them.
The moment you get discouraged, always remember the reason why you wanted to learn the guitar in the first place. You wanted to learn how to play and remember that learning something new is neither easy nor it is smooth sailing. You have to always remind yourself that you will have to overcome the obstacles that come your way in order for you to get better.
We have already mentioned how vital discipline is even in small things like these. In the onset of your beginner guitar lessons, discipline is most likely what will push you forward. Simply put, discipline helps you keep your sights on your goal and will help you do everything necessary for you to achieve that goal.
Because you are aiming to learn how to play the guitar well, part of the discipline is to regularly study, review, and practice. You should not limit your lessons to the time you spend with your teacher, read guidebooks and watch instructional videos. You have to be diligent when practicing. Discipline simply means that you spend a particular time once a day, every day to practice your guitar with what you have learned so far, even during those days that you don’t feel like picking your guitar up. This is basically the only way to improve your guitar playing skills.
Beginner Guitar Lessons – Goal Setting
Where do you want to place your focus during your beginner guitar lessons? True, the ultimate goal for everyone is to become a good guitar player. But then again, it is a big, sweeping goal that chances are you might lose track as there are countless ways to reach that goal.
The best thing to do is to break down this goal into smaller goals. What are things that you must necessarily do and learn to improve? Make a list. For instance, you include the following in your list: Learn chords, chord changes and progressions, and play some simple sings. These things on your lists can compromise the “bite-sized” goals within your ultimate goal as all of these things will help you become a better guitar player.
As an example, you can start your beginner guitar lessons this month by learning the chords. You can set a goal that in a month’s time, you should have already learned and master the basic open chords. Once you already did, move on to the next goal and work on it. Setting your goals will help you put things in the proper perspective.
All of these are just reminders that are worth keeping in mind as you begin learning the guitar. We absolutely wish for you to have fun as you go along!