There are many competing websites, books and DVDs available when it comes to the subject of guitar lessons for beginners. For novices it can be very difficult to know which method of guitar instruction is best especially if you have no experience whatsoever.
To most people the obvious step is to find a local teacher and attend lessons once a week, this is the most traditional way to learn guitar and perhaps still the best. You could find, however, that there aren’t any guitar teachers operating in your local area. Another point to bear in mind is not to automatically assume that everyone who advertises themselves as a guitar teacher is good at teaching guitar!
Teaching beginners to play guitar and doing it well is a genuine skill. In fact just a minority of decent guitar players can do it. If you find that your lessons are not going well with a local tutor, stop. There are other ways to go.
If you can’t find the time to dedicate to a weekly lessons slot or perhaps can’t even find a local teacher the internet becomes the obvious answer for most. Guitar lessons for beginners features highly on a lot of guitar websites and some of the instruction is fantastic.
Learning at home in front of you PC means that you have freedom do practice at any time convenient and can repeat the lesson modules as often as needed. Should you have any problems most sites will answer your emails quickly.
Having said the above I should also mention that you have to choose wisely when it comes to beginner guitar lessons online. Some websites are truly great resources for beginners however others are truly bad! Poor quality lessons will frustrate you, slow you down and make learning guitar a constant uphill struggle. You’ll quickly lose motivation, decide that you have no talent for guitar and quit. What a shame so please choose a good, modern method to learn guitar.
As a final word – the end result of all these considerations are with you, the learner. You’ll have to develop and be committed to a healthy practice schedule. Do it every day, it doesn’t have to be a lot but it must regular. Whichever guitar lessons for beginners you choose I wish you every success with them and I hope it opens new doors to new possibilities for you.
The writer is regarded as a first class guitar tutor and teaches beginners privately from home as well as in public schools. His method for beginners acoustic guitar is called Guitar in a Nutshell and on his site you’ll find plenty of free beginner guitar lessons.