So maybe your goal is not to be the next Eddie Van Halen or to be opening for Garth Brooks at Madison Square Garden. Maybe you would just like to be able to strum a couple of songs around the campfire or jam with your cousin who plays the drums. You don’t have to put in lots of time or spend a ton of money to get a little fun out of playing the guitar. Weather you want to play the acoustic or electric or both, there are basic guitar instructors out there who can help you to reach your goals. This article will cover some of the mediums that you can use to learn some basic guitar and find basic guitar instructors and what you could expect to maybe learn.
While there are many published books that you could use or free videos online that you could watch to learn some basics. That is sometimes the longest road to the results you may be looking for. If you are a total beginner there is no substitution for having basic guitar instructors sitting with you and showing you first hand what to do. When looking for basic guitar instructors there are 3 ways of getting the lessons; online via webcam, group lessons, and private lessons. Let’s break the 3 ways down.
*Online via webcam: This is a very convenient way to take lessons. You can do it during odd hours and from the privacy of your own home. There are even celebrity instructors from which you can take lessons from. One big draw back to this method is that you and the instructor are limited to what can be seen on the webcam.
*Group Lessons: There are many basic guitar instructors that do group lessons. A group of friends can often take there lessons together and it is also a great way to meet other like minded people. Since the whole class is beginners you start off the same, the only draw back is that people do not progress the same and some end up falling behind.
*Private Lessons: There are also many basic guitar instructors that do private, one on one, lessons. This is the most productive method of learning since you get the undivided attention of the instructor. Having this personal attention makes for the fastest progress and can avoid picking up bad habits that can be very difficult to unlearn.
The lessons that basic guitar instructors provide you could teach you; basic open or first position major and minor chords, how to use a guitar pick, strumming patterns, and simple songs that are fun to play and make learning easy.
If you do an online search for basic guitar instructors you will be able to find local group classes, private instructors in your area and online instructors that could be in another country, but since it is on the internet they can be just like they are at your house.