How to play guitar is a dream I had for many, many years.
There was just something about it that was kind of "cool".
The problem was I simply didn't know where to start.
If you're just starting out you'll no doubt be facing the same problems too.
There's the problem with guitar chords (where your fingers seem defiant to do what your mind is telling them to do), how to read guitar tabs and so on.
Back then, I wish I had access to free online guitar lesions but no such thing existed...
we're talking before the internet here! Recently, there has been a huge surge in stuff that shows you how to literally teach yourself guitar "overnight.
" Overnight? Now that's a bold claim, but I can tell you that from first hand experience, you can do it.
All you need is easy-to-follow instructions.
Hey, even an ordinary person like me if I was just starting out could do it and I have friends who have recently stared to learn to play guitar that are really, really good in just a few weeks.
When you do a little digging around, you'll find hundreds of thousands of guitar lessons online and offline.
While this is good in one way it is also very time consuming to have to wade through pages and pages of internet sites - and the other thing is you need to be on the internet to search.
The other option is your local library where I found quite a number of very useful books on how to teach yourself guitar.
Nowadays, at the bookstore or in your local library, literature on how to teach yourself guitar is available in many handy formats but your best bet in your quest to teach yourself guitar lies within you and how much you practice.
There's an old saying that says, "Practice makes perfect"...
I discovered that even when trying to teach yourself guitar this is also very true.
When I started out the only thing I had was a very old acoustic and it usually dis-tuned anyway.
However, that didn't put me off.
The truth is, the only way that you'll quickly and easily teach yourself to play guitar is through regular practice.
I don't care what anyone says about how to teach yourself to play the guitar, electric, bass or whatever, the secret is practice, practice and even more practice.
I play in church, at events and I never started out by learning tabs and all that.
I discovered some shortcuts that worked for me and other friends of mine and I literally taught myself guitar overnight! You can do it too when you know how, but you will still need to practice.