There is probably not one person who has not heard of the video game “Guitar Hero”. You could not walk through any electronics store or Best Buy without seeing customer’s young and old, standing in front of monitors with a plastic guitar strapped around them strumming to Pat Benatar’s “Hit Me with Your Best Shot.” I should know, I was one of those customers! The overwhelming popularity of this fun game is a testament to not only the fantasy we have about being the next great rock star but the popularity of the guitar.
The guitar is among the most popular musical instruments around. Because of how versatile the guitar is, it is a popular instrument to learn how to play. The guitar can play any kind of music that suits your interest whether it is rock, country or jazz or any other style of music. You may be interested in playing your favorite songs or maybe you are a budding songwriter and you would like to write your own songs. Either way, the guitar would be the perfect instrument to learn in these cases. Like all musical instruments, if you want to learn to play the guitar you will need plenty of practice, perseverance and patience. Learning to play the guitar will be a very rewarding experience if you stick with it and the guitar can give you many hours of enjoyment.
Before you start on your journey to become the next guitar hero, you will need a six string guitar and a guitar pick. You will also need to have patience and overall a desire to learn and a love of music. You will need a chair without arms as well.
You should also remember a few other tips before you begin learning to play the guitar. First, trim your fingernails so they are short. You will need to do this on a regular basis if you are learning how to play the guitar. Short fingernails will allow you to produce good sound and they assist you in holding down notes much easier.
Next, realize that your finger will hurt as you are learning to play the instrument. This is normal and your fingertips will eventually develop calluses as you practice and the pain will soon cease.
Finally, pause between each lesson and be sure that you have mastered that section of the lesson. Each lesson should be practices a few minutes, and then you should move on to the next lesson.