Taking up a new musical instrument is both thrilling and frustrating. It is thrilling because it is something that you have always wanted to do. It is frustrating because unless you are a natural musical genius, your progress will normally be slow. Learning how to play the guitar is not as easy as it might seem. However, taking guitar tuition can be helpful so as to make the learning process easier.
The best way to learn to play the guitar is to take guitar classes from a qualified guitar instructor. Many guitar schools offer group guitar lessons. Each is aimed at a specific level: beginner, intermediate, advanced and for grade certificates too. Ideally, if you can afford it, it would be more beneficial to have one-to-one guitar instruction initially. The guitar tutor will be able to help you to hold the guitar properly, and to move your hands and fingers correctly so as to form the chords.
It is possible that you cannot afford to pay for guitar classes either in a group or individually. It is also possible that you have already had some tuition, but you need to cut down on your outgoings. In such cases, online tuition could be suitable for you. There are many websites that offer online guitar lessons. An online teacher can be almost as helpful as a real live one. Visit YouTube.com and search for guitar lessons. Check which ones are popular and read the comments and feedback. The most useful online lessons will offer an email address so that you can contact the tutor. There are usually slow and easy-to-follow video demonstrations on the website as well. Most can be tried for free and some are completely free. Therefore, be sure to shop around before taking a decision.
Finally, you can always try and learn to play the guitar in the old-fashioned way, that is, you can teach yourself to play it. Many new guitars come complete with an instructional, learn-the-guitar DVD. Other guitars come with books and CDs which have an accompanying guitar track. Hence, you can check if you are playing the chords correctly. This is often one of the most cost-effective ways of learning the guitar. This is because these DVDs and books can often be borrowed from the library. However, this method requires much determination and commitment . Therefore, it is not suitable for everyone.