If you think there is a magic button to learning the guitar quicker, you are in for a big disappointment. And while some have more talent than others when it comes to playing guitar, it doesn’t mean you can’t speed up the process.
Yes, you can get there quicker, but it will take more time and effort. So, if you are ready to put in the work, here are some tips for learning the guitar faster.
Keep Challenging Yourself
It is easy for beginners to feel intimidated, and professionals really make it look very easy. But once you hold that guitar and feel those strings, you are totally lost as to what should happen next.
Everything about this is normal. The important thing is that you take it one step at a time and to keep challenging yourself, regardless of how difficult something seems at first. There are going to be plenty of moments where you’ll think the chord is impossible or the scale is to complex, but after trying it a few times and seeing progress, you realize that it’s actually possible.
Some players have a tendency to “play” it safe, in a manner of speaking. They learn the basic chords and they don’t dare to question the make-up of the chord. Why does it sound like that and what happens if I switch this note? These are questions you have to be asking yourself when you get comfortable with your level of play.
Never be too scared to experiment or to play a false note. And this is a practical learning process that will really help you learn to play the guitar faster.
Balance Your Practice Time
It goes without saying that you should practice as often as possible. But there are different types of practice sessions. For example, in the serious practice sessions, you focus on the technical stuff. More specifically, you expand your knowledge of the rules.
Then you get a more relaxed practice session where you jam without rhyme or reason. The only point of the practice is to enjoy yourself and familiarize yourself with the sound of your instrument.
A Final Thought
It’s important that you enjoy learning to play, otherwise, you won’t be trying for very long. Making music has to be fueled by a passion and love not everyone understands, but you can get the opportunity. It’s just a matter of giving it a try and seeing whether you find it rewarding enough.