It’s never been a better time to learn to play the guitar. There are more choices and options for beginner guitar lessons than ever. Since there is no “one size fits all” method of learning to play guitar and that everyone is different and what method works for one person may not work for another. The following article will cover some of the different options there are for beginner guitar lessons.
*The do it yourselfer: There are many books published for the DIY crowd to learn guitar without having to take lessons. This is probably the least effective method of beginner guitar lessons and least recommended. While nothing will replace one on one with a teacher, there are other good independent methods. There are many good beginner guitar lesson videos that can be purchased or watched online, sometimes for free even, just remember that sometimes you get what you pay for.
*The cyber student: With all advancements in computer and internet speed there are now private lessons that can be taken over the internet from your home. Beginner guitar lessons can be taken by a student in Texas from a teacher in Great Britten with a webcam over sites like Skype. You can even take lessons from famous musicians from the comfort of your couch.
*The Groupie: The route often taken for beginner guitar lessons is the group lesson. Group beginner guitar lessons can range from a few students, like five, and range up to as many as 30. Group lessons can be fun, especially if taken with a group of friends. The main problem with group lessons is that people progress at different rates, so the advanced students end up waiting on the slower ones. The other problem with this scenario is lack of personal attention and questions not getting asked or answered.
*Painting Mr. Miyagi’s fence: The most effective way to take beginner guitar lessons is with private, one on one lessons. A good private teacher can custom tailor the lessons to the individual student. We are all individuals and don’t learn the same, what works for one may not work for another. The best private teachers write there own curriculum instead of using off the shelf teaching books, this is the key to a total personal learning experience. A good teacher will see your weak and strong points and will be able to push you where you need pushing. You can look at private guitar lessons like a personal trainer at a gym. The personal attention to your details will make you accelerate faster than with any other learning scenario.
So if you have been wanting to learn how to play the guitar, but keep putting it off, now is the time to act. With all of the choices for learning there is a method to fit anyone’s budget and schedule. So get off your butt and pickup a guitar and lets jam!