How Good Emotional Setting And Clear Goals Can Help You To Learn Guitar?
Anyone can become at least good guitar player, if he has the right thoughts in his mind. But there are some real reasons, because of which just small amount of people will master the guitar and won’t give up on the halfway. I will tell you about them below.
1. Wrong emotional setting
This looks strange, but it’s the main reason. If you have the wrong setting on the learning – no other thing matters. Remember your school days. If you don’t understand why you should learn something, don’t want to, or have doubts in your abilities, or not ready to concentrate for some time, or your surrounding interrupts you, than nothing else matters. No matter how good is your teacher, no matter if you don’t have a teacher at all, no matter how good is the material, how well planned are your classes. Do you see a parallel with learning to play guitar? In fact, it is the most important part of learning, but a lot of people ignore it, even though it can TOTALLY increase the result, even if the other parts are not that good.
If you are not obsessed with the result, have doubts, if you are not assiduous and rounded with losers, then your chances to get success are close to zero! Because of partly or fully loosing this exactly piece of the puzzle, really small amount of people will master the guitar on the level, that they wanted. Despite the fact, that all of the reasons below are important, I say again, this one is the most important. And, in my opinion, it is the place, where you really need a hand of a good tutor, because just a little number of people can set up themselves right and keep this setting in the process.
2. You don’t know exactly what you want
In which genre you would like to play? What level do you want to reach? If you know the answers to these questions, then you are already a step further, than some enthusiasts, who walk aimless through the labyrinth of learning. If you like rock music – learn to play rock. If you like blues – go on and learn to play blues. A lot of people think, that learning to play in any genre is the same. Wrong! There are of course common points between different genres, but they also have a lot of special. What’s more, you will get much more, while playing parts of music, that you like, than using music, to which you feel absolutely nothing. It’s very important!
A lot of beginners for some strange reason believe, that you have to master first the classic guitar to switch later to electric one. Again, It is wrong. The techniques are completely different. Playing a classic guitar is WAY MUCH harder, than performing usual songs even on a usual acoustic guitar! If you don’t want to perform classic guitar music later on and want to play in such genres like rock, metal, blues and so on, then you will just spend 5 years of your life. Yes, these classes will give you musical experience and later, there will be no problem for you to switch to any other musical genre. But will you stand these 5 years of learning (or better struggling)? More than half of the students give up the learning after first six months. It’s a really sad statistic.
About the author:
Pavel Bocharov is professional guitarist and guitar teacher in Moscow, contact him if you need help developing your guitar playing.