If you think I’m kidding, take a look at some of these kids that are cranking out licks like there’s no tomorrow. Okay, I may not be a kid (far from it actually) but I was still able to learn the guitar late in life and I did it without having to take formal lessons from some dumb boring instructor. If you want to know how I did it, this article reveals a very simple principles that I used and it works very well. Keep reading to find out how a middle aged rocker conquered the guitar in no time flat.
First thing I decided was that I didn’t want to waste my time taking lessons, not when I was already pushing 50. I wanted to enjoy the time I had in discovering the joys of my nylon six string that I picked up at one of those holiday sales. Heck, I’ve spent more money on evening meal out for two. And I didn’t get to take it home with me afterwards either. Anyway, I realized that I wanted to have fun while studying the guitar. But how was I going to do that if I was boring myself to death studying scales?
So I sat down and idea to myself, “What would categorically make studying the guitar fun? What was it that I finally wanted to do?” The reply was simple. I wanted to play songs…preferably songs that I had grown up listening to on the radio. You know, like Ccrs “Proud Mary” and tunes like that. So that’s just what I did. I dug up some guitar chords as well as some recordings to go along with them and started studying songs, one at a time.
I started with very easy tunes to start. Why? I didn’t want to get discouraged while doing this. I wanted to enjoy my time playing. So by picking out easy songs, there was a good chance that I’d have dinky issue studying them. And I was right. Sure, some of the songs were only three chords. But that didn’t make studying them or playing them any less fun. Gradually, I began to learn harder songs after I had built up adequate reliance from studying the easier ones.
Today, I know about 70 songs and it only took me a dinky over a year to do that. Citizen think I’ve been playing for years. The key was playing within myself to start. Consequent this game plan and you should have success yourself.
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Yeah, studying guitar is like child’s play…as long as you have a formula that’s fun.
To Your Strumming Success,