When you begin your career as a guitarist, don’t expect to immediately sound like Carlos Santana. You’ll make mistakes along the way, but don’t lose hope. Learning to play the guitar is a process that takes time and practice. Here are three mistakes everyone makes when they are learning how to play the guitar.
1. Forgetting to tune your guitar.
Playing a guitar that’s out of tune can cause you to misunderstand what proper notes and chords are supposed to sound like. If you continue this trend, you’re not going to recognize what’s in or out of tune. It may seem tedious, but it’s worth tuning your guitar every time you pick it up.
2. Trying to play beyond your ability.
At a certain point, you’ll become impatient and begin to feel as though you’re ready to take on more advanced material. Taking the time to learn basic chords may seem like a drag, but it helps you establish a foundation that you can build upon. Remember to stay patient and to trust the process.
3. Not practicing enough.
It’s a simple concept, but if you don’t practice, you’re not going to get better. It’s important to set time aside each day to continue developing your skills. Over time, you’ll begin to see the fruits of your labor.
When you begin learning how to play the guitar, there will be some roadblocks along the way. Every great guitarist has had to overcome them. The key is to not be discouraged and to continue putting in the time and effort. To receive the guidance of a teacher who has been giving lessons for over 30 years, feel free to contact me. I would love to work with you!