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How Hard is it to Learn Guitar? 5 Tips to Make Guitar Easier to Learn

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How hard is it to learn guitar? That's up to you. The most simplistic answer is to figure out how hard you expect it to be.

If you expect that it's going to be insanely difficult, then you are going to have an insanely difficult time learning guitar.

Expectations aside, there are ways that you can make guitar a bit easier to learn. These tips work because the most successful beginners to guitar do them without thinking about it. Ready?

Process Over Product: The Secret to Learning Guitar

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Not too many people understand exactly how much fun it is to learn guitar slowly.

There's no rush, no need for urgency. A lot of people are wrapped up in the hope that they will one day experience the magical moment when they can play guitar and can label themselves "good" at it. They rush to experience that feeling, and it doesn't end well.

I've practiced and studied guitar for more than twenty five years, and I've still not experienced a complete enlightenment with it. Moreover, the process of learning guitar is so enjoyable for me that I don't worry about outcomes anymore. I might get a moment or two of elation from time-to-time, but these moments are always fleeting and short-lived...