Month: May 2018

Things for new guitar players to avoid – Unrealistic Goals

Don’t bite off more than you can chew. Yes, every new guitar player wants to get right into Stairway to Heaven or Hotel California. But once you realize that it actually takes skill to play these songs, you should lower your expectations. Trying hard to learn difficult techniques can lead to significant improvement. But it

Things for new guitar players to avoid – Not Reading Music

Don’t listen to people who say learning how to read music is a waste of time. This is where it gets a bit controversial, because so many guitar players have never learned any formal music theory, have never bothered learning to read traditional notation, and see no practical application of these things to their guitar

Things for new guitar players to avoid – Stiff Strings

Don’t play with stiff metal strings. Because it’s what we’re used to seeing advanced guitar players using we may just automatically think that’s what we should do too. But for a beginner, metal strings are hard on the fingers and playing can be painful. So painful in fact, it may be a reason to quit.