The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #93371   Message #1796402
Posted By: Doug Chadwick
29-Jul-06 - 04:40 PM
Thread Name: Beginner Guitar Tips?
Subject: RE: Beginner Guitar Tips?
Don't put it away in it's case. Leave it out where you can get to it and pick it up at odd spare moments.

I totally agree

Practice for a minimum of an hour each day. Three is better.....

Learn and practice your scales daily.........

In my opinion, if you follow these two pieces of advice, it's likely that your guitar will be back in its case within three weeks.

Learn something simple but interesting (even Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star is more interesting than scales ) and play it whenever you can – while watching the TV, waiting for dinner to arrive on the table, that last minute before you leave for work. You'll find that you probably average more than an hour a day, just not in one solid, boring, block.

See if you can find someone else to play with. It will drag you past those stumbling blocks that tend to make you give up when things get too difficult. It doen't have to be somoene better than you – think of it as a mutual self-help group.

Above all, make your guitar playing fun otherwise it's not really worth doing.