Learn To Play Guitar
by Roger Chartier:
Learn from the web
There are a few web based guitar lessons that you can use to become a good musician.
Find a guitar teacher at a local music studio or music store.
This will cost money. Not a bad way to start because you can save time by learning proper habits.
You can buy DVD courses that offer " How to Play Guitar" instructions with lessons planned out in order of difficulty. Some are much better than others.
The way that musicians communicate is by using the language of chord structure and modes and scales.
Example: "Play that G chord with an added 5th on the second string".
This is a different chord inversion or structure than another might be.
So learn to play for your self but also with others.
When you want to be sure that you can show off your latest lick or chord structure of a song, you will put more effort into practice because your ego will drive you to do better.
Since you have an interest in music, here are a couple of freebies for you.
Free Printable Musical Instrument Bill Of Sale. They are nice DPF files and very useful.
I have been a professional musician since 1965. See my pictures on this page.
Yep, I'm an old man who loves to write web based articles on something I know about.
I also had teachers who used their own curriculum.
Some people try to learn by themselves.
I once had a student who was a friend of mine, and because we were young and we had the opportunity to be a little free with our time, we sat together with guitars. We had paper and pen in hand, and spent nearly 18 hours straight just playing and teaching/learning without stopping, except for what was necessary.
I taught him a lot of things and corrected some of his bad habits.
In the end, he realized that it isn't how many years you have been playing but how much time you actually put into it.