- by Bergeron
- May 18, 2018
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If you want to know the best way to learn guitar just keep reading. Bergeron actually describes many ways for teaching yourself guitar and you won’t be disappointed.
If you don’t want to pay for lessons than the best way to learn guitar is to teach yourself. Below are many options for doing this, not in any order of importance. Try them all and then stick with the ones you like most.
Bergeron has heard that YouTube videos about playing guitar work really well for many people. Not to mention most all of the videos on YouTube are free…so there’s that. A good YouTube search tip is to sort by the number of reviews. YouTube doesn’t do this be default.
Search for the term “how to play guitar” and then click the filter option in the top left hand side of the screen. To to the sort by column and click “rating”. This will sort all the videos with that term by how many reviews they have received and their review ranking. If you don’t do this you will have to sort though a crap load of videos that suck.
There are many highly acclaimed Udemy videos that really help with learning guitar. From beginner to advanced all the techniques and parts of the guitar are covered here. Learn about strumming, fretboards, fingerpicking, chords and much more. The best part is all the lessons have reviews and student feedback so you can pick the one that best works for you.
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To say there are a crap ton of options on Amazon for learning to play guitar is an understatement. To make things simple on you, here are a couple links that will expedite your guitar learning. Search for Guitar Videos and search for Guitar Books.
For most people the easiest way to learn guitar is by taking lessons. See the Udemy option above, but if that doesn’t sound good, do a quick search for some local music stores. Music stores usually have guitar lessons and do a pretty good job with matching you up with someone who won’t bug the shit out of you.
Also, try searching sites like Craigslist and even Meetup.com. Those sites are pretty good options to help find a guitar teacher if you are looking for a easy non-painful way to learn.
The acoustic guitar has been around for centuries and continues to amaze with the sound that it produces. There’s nothing quite like someone just strumming an acoustic and signing a song. Perfect for around the campfire or to serenade your significant other.
The acoustic is a classic, go anywhere, no electric needed kind of awesome. Usually a less expensive way to get into playing guitar, many beginners start with this and work their way up to the next level. Also, many music stores will have acoustic guitars for rent for you take lessons with, so check on that.
Oh man…here you go. The electric guitar can rock it out with the best of them. For years it’s been the cornerstone of just about every rock band, from The Beatles to Metallica to and back again.
Electric guitars require an amp or speaker and obviously some power to go along with it. This makes rocking out like a rock star cost a little more. Louder and heavier than the acoustic the electric guitar can do many things well and it almost never disappoints.
If you want to learn the guitar fast just select several of your favorite options from above and get going. The most important thing is to keep going even if you get frustrated. Sometimes the best thing to do, is to set the guitar down and take a break. Even it’s a few hours or a day, but then get back to practicing.
Consistency is the key to becoming good at almost anything. To learn more about what Bergeron Knows, select a category from the menu and start being awesome…just like I am.