Exploring GuitarFew tip and tricks
If you want to learn how to play guitar or have just started learning guitar, you might feel overwhelmed. There are so many different styles of music you can play and different techniques to learn.
Eight easy basic steps to learn guitar fast
Step 1: Learn the Names of Guitar Parts
Step 2: Learn How to Read Guitar TAB and Chord Diagrams
Step 3: Learn Some Basic Finger Exercises
Step 4: Learn Some Basic Guitar Riffs
Step 5: Learn Some Easy Open Chords
Step 6: Learn Some Easy Strumming Patterns
Step 7: Develop Good Practice Habits
Step 8: Learn Your First Song
It would help if you practiced every day. Even if you can only reduce in five minutes, make sure you don’t finish your day without practicing a few finger exercises, riffs or chords, etc.
It is also essential that you don’t overdo it. Many beginners mistakenly think they should have a marathon two-hour practice session. Long practice sessions don’t work for beginners. You have to have short and regular practice sessions for the best results.
Make sure that you have a plan. Do not sit down for practice without knowing what you will practice today. First, you need to know the steps you’re up to and work on that step. If you don’t have a plan, you’ll waste your time.
Don’t give up. The start is always the most challenging part when learning guitar. Every new technique will feel stiff, and some may feel impossible for you, but you will improve if you stick with your regular practice. If you want to learn how to play guitar, commit to sticking with it. You will get there.
“I believe every guitar player inherently has something unique about their playing. They just have to identify what makes them different and develop it.”
THREE BEGINNER FUNDAMENTALS
1. Guitar chords
In guitar playing, you must know how to play chords. Chords are basically what guitar music is made of. The universality of these chords means you need to learn how to hold them correctly. The basic chords are ABCDEFG.
Another essential aspect of great guitar playing is strumming. The strumming pattern to use depends on the rhythm of the song. It is advisable to stick to a song’s original strumming pattern of a piece…unless you have composed your music!
3. Guitar Scales
An often forgotten block in the journey toward excellent guitar playing is guitar scales. Maybe you’re wondering what those are; don’t worry, I will explain it shortly. You need to practice your guitar scales if you are even going to play with ease.