If your inner rock star is begging to be released or your folk singer soul is looking for a creative outlet, pick up a guitar! This fine stringed instrument can play everything from rock and roll to rhythm and blues and everything in between. Regardless of your musical talent or experience with instruments in the past, anyone is capable of quickly and easily learning the guitar if they set their mind to it.
If you've set your mind on learning to play the guitar, first find a studio or a teacher to teach you the basics of guitar playing. There are many people who would be willing to teach the guitar to earn extra cash. They are often very well played and do a better job at a fraction of the price the studio will charge, and they don't mind working with individuals of all ages in a one-on-one atmosphere.
Chances are that you can find an instructor, who is ready to impart you guitar lessons, in your local classified advertisement section. If any of the people in your family or any of your friends are adept at playing guitar then you can ask them also for instructions or to tell you about anyone teaching guitar.
Everyone has a different approach towards learning. Thus there are students who enroll themselves in the group classes organized by these musical stores as they feel these classes gives them a yardstick to measure their progress against others, although the group classes are more expensive. The musical stores offer the option of individual training also as there are certain students who are not comfortable learning in a group or who need more personal attention.
Once you have honed your basic skills at playing guitar then you can take further lessons in playing guitar. If you start feeling that your instructor is no longer able to lead you up the way you can either look out for another instructor or you can join a group of guitar aficionados. It is also the time now to look out for a guitar for yourself.
In order to stop yourself from going overboard while buying a guitar it is advisable to have a budget in place. You can buy guitars starting from a range of a hundred dollars to a thousand dollars. But while you are still an amateur it is better if you buy something that is not expensive. You can scout for a guitar at the thrift stores, yard sales and pawnshops. It is always possible to get an upgraded version but at the moment your aim should be to get yourself a good guitar.
After you have mastered the reigns of playing guitar, the next step is to find a band where you belong and in fact you can even start your own band. Finding a band can prove to be quite an exercise as there are many bands that put many musicians through the tests, actually bearing a close resemblance to the interviews itself. After going through this rigmarole and finally getting into a band, you can truly be called as a guitarist.
Playing the guitar is not an incredibly difficult task, but it will require a great deal of focus and determination. Enjoy the learning process and work hard towards your goal. Soon enough, you will be jamming with the best of them on your new guitar.
Thank you to Rafael Whelan .