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How I Taught Myself to Play Guitar

You might be wondering if it's possible for you to teach yourself to play guitar. If you've never played a lot of music before, it can be a daunting territory.

I am writing this as a self-taught guitar player. I came from a musical family, so my dad taught me how to play piano when I was just six. I would just read through music books and try to learn as many songs as I could.

When I was twelve, my love for piano transferred over to play guitar. Even though I had played piano, guitar was a whole different animal. It was hard for me at first.

This was about 10 years ago and the internet was only in it's infant stages. This was before Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter. I eagerly searched for any videos I could find on playing guitar, but there was hardly anything. The ones I was able to find (again, this is pre-Youtube), I ate up like crazy and tried to learn as much as I could. I tried getting live DVDs of my favorite musicians so I could watch them play and see what they do.

I learned a lot through these free videos I found and my willingness to put in hours of practice a day. Thankfully now, the internet has moved so far along that you can find many free videos on how to play guitar on Youtube.

Here's the thing though, and this is what I experienced. Even though I was able to find free resources to learn how to play guitar, I went in so many circles because a lot of this information was so disorganized. A lot of times I didn't even know if the information I had found was relevant to my current skill level.

Now days, you can get enroll in a online guitar course for a very minimal one-time fee and you get all the instruction, pictures, diagrams, and videos arranged and created in a step-by-step, easy-to-follow way.

If I was to do it over again, I wish these online courses existed. It's true you can find a lot of free resources on the internet about playing guitar, but it doesn't give you a plan to follow towards success. If I had a plan, I would have went around in a lot fewer circles and probably be much more advanced than I am today.

Take a look today at how an online guitar lesson course can take your guitar playing to the next level.

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