Can you teach yourself to play guitar?
How to learn guitar fast!
“The easiest way to learn guitar” is to have fun. When you are having fun things just come easier.
Time flies by and you get in a zone of enjoyment. You can listen to yourself and enjoy what you just did.
When I started, I made sounds that I liked and enjoyed. Did I know what I was doing? That answer is a big fat no. Did I care what people thought? That answer is also a big fat no.
Did I fantasize in my mind that I was a guitar player? Absolutely, I fed the dream.
You teach yourself even when you are learning from others. Before the internet and the increase of communication, I always tried to learn at least one thing from every guitar player that I met. Because I always paid attention to what I liked it helped me to develop my style. Please check my learn guitar free page.
Play guitar online free
With all the online and youtube guitar lessons that are available, you can find any type of lesson that you choose. There is even an online guitar site that you can jam with others and form online bands. The best and fastest way to learn is to organize a plan and get specific in what you want to learn.
Write out your goals.
After some time of just having fun, I got a book of folk songs with chord diagrams. I found that I could make many of the basic chords, I just didn’t know what they were called.
I was on my way. Please check my “Best Website Page”
How to learn guitar chords
You can make many chords with the same shape. If you learn the common shapes of basic chords and develop the muscle memory to put your fingers down at the same time and learn to change to other shapes you will be able to make many chords. There are many chord charts available. We have some on this website.
How to learn guitar scales
There are five basic pentatonic scales for the neck of your guitar. When you add two blue notes to each scale it becomes the five blues boxes. The blue notes are 1/2 step or one fret from the pentatonic note and what brings that blues sound.
When you use all four of your fingers and move them up and down the scale pattern you will develop muscle memory. Start slow and play clean. You will eventually pick up speed, add hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, and bends.
You will learn to go from one box to the other and won’t have to use all the notes on one solo run.
In a nutshell
If you start by having fun the desire to learn and the practice that it takes will be easier motivation for yourself.
Please note the learning videos on some of my pages and let me know where you are in the learning process and what you would like to learn.
Have picking fun,