All tagged learning guitar online

Less is More When You're Learning Guitar

One of my favorite maxims is less is more. I love the idea of simplifying ideas, concepts, and techniques.

When it comes to doing research on the guitar, or finding information on a certain topic, I also take the less-is-more approach. I tend to research specific topics in small numbers at one time, and basically master the information that I have consumed. 

I recommend the same for you, especially if you are a beginner.

The rest of this post goes over why having a less-is-more attitude about learning guitar helps build your momentum and your enjoyment of the guitar.

How to Combine Learning Guitar Online With Guitar Lessons

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When you take face-to-face guitar lessons, you are presented with customized information from an experienced guitar teacher. The material that you learn will be specifically tailored to your current ability. If you really want to progress at guitar quickly, my suggestion is to casually follow up on what your guitar teacher teaches you, online.

Would you like to know why doing this makes guitar ten times as much fun to play?

Friends Are The Worst Guitar Teachers

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Teaching guitar, believe it or not, is a full-contact sport. Guitar teachers must know how to play and how to teach guitar. Friends, bless their hearts, are usually quite clueless.

The rest of this post will get into the details of why relying on friends to learn guitar won't help you in the long run. Let's hit this and be done with it...

Learning guitar online: Is it doable?

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Guitar is a fun, complex instrument to learn.

Sometimes, complex tasks requires guidance from an experienced teacher, someone who can save us from frustration. At the same time, there is much to be gleaned from online tutorials. 

What do you do? Learn the guitar entirely online, or seek a guide in face-to-face guitar lessons?

This post will help you make the wisest decision. Let's destroy this argument once and for all.