What Will You Learn In An Electric Guitar Course?
Taking up electric guitar may have seemed like a good idea in the beginning; however, as your progress in skills and in learning new techniques you may wonder what you have gotten yourself into. It is at these times that some guitarists can get frustrated, yet they shouldn’t. In fact, the entire process of learning to play the guitar should only be seen as a fun activity.
Unfortunately, at some point you will want to look at the work of other guitarists and ask: “What is it that they have that I don’t.” While it may seem like you are learning at a snails pace and aren’t picking up much, you actually are, and you should not become stressed about the learning process.
Every guitarist will come to a point where he will doubt his abilities. But practice and learning takes care of these problems. The more time you spend practicing and learning new techniques, the better you will get.
Instead of getting depressed about not accomplishing as much as you want, you need to stop and appreciate the music for what it is. Become inspired by music and by your mistakes.
Allow those mistakes to motivate you to persevere, and make that desire to play even stronger. In music you can’t compare your ability to that of others. It just does not work that way. Music is not a sport. When you measure your abilities against those of others you end up not reaching your full potential.
Learning to play the electric guitar is like learning art. Because in the end, what it all comes down to is expressing who you are and the only thing you should worry about when you learn to play the electric guitar is whether your skill allows you to express your music the way you want to.
Allow me to explain my point of view a bit further: I once knew an electric guitarist who is now very famous. This guitarist had and still has a pretty lousy guitar technique. He sometimes plays out of tune and knows very little music theory, but he knows how to express what he want musically, and this is what makes him the great guitarist he is today. He never compared himself to others, just wanted to play for the sake of the music, and this is what made him a great guitarist, that desire and perseverance, the need to express himself.
This is what will create the great guitarist within you and you just need to keep that frustration at bay when you are learning to play the electric guitar.
Of course, you need to practice and remain focused on your lessons, but if you don’t first excel, or you don’t remember everything that is being taught…” Don’t sweat it.” Just keep on trying and you will get good. You just have to keep taking lessons and keep practicing.