How to Make Acoustic Guitar Lessons Easier For Adults
Now is the time to break the spell that has kept you frozen since forever. ‘One of these days, I’ll learn how to play the guitar’. Yes, you’ve heard that little voice inside you say it many moons ago. Now is the time you to take heed, get into action, and sign-up for acoustic guitar lessons.
Age is but a number, in learning to play the acoustic guitar. Passion, creativity, feeling good, and having fun are what count the most. Here are tips on how to get started:
Start Now. Guitar playing requires an investment of time and effort. There is no easy-street that could provide you with a short cut.
Know your motivation. As an adult, it may be clearer to you now the reasons why you want to play the guitar. Unlike kids who may be heavily influenced by their parents. Your purpose or motivation will be the fuel that will fire your passion.
Be realistic. You’ve held on to your rock star fantasies all these years. But rock and roll success does not come overnight, right? Start with basic and easy pieces until you work your way up to the “Stairway To Heaven”.
No pain, no gain. Acoustic guitar strings are usually made of steel. Expect to feel pain. Unlike kids, your tolerance for pain is definitely much higher. You’ll get blisters, sores, or your fingertips might bleed a little. But you can handle it.
Maturity. Your acoustic guitar lessons are not always a walk in the park. There will be challenging moments that will get you frustrated. Your patience will always be tested. You may often find yourself on the verge of quitting. You’ve been through and are going through life. Channel all these into your playing. Going through these and overcoming them could bring you to an amazing level of progress.
Connect and socialize with other guitar players. Positive energy is contagious. When you share the same vibe with the people around you, things get easier. Guitar playing is more enjoyable. Aside from learning guitar playing techniques from each other, you also get a boost of confidence.
It’s not a race. There’s no use in sulking in regret of not learning to play the guitar earlier in life. Run at your own pace, but push yourself as well. Don’t think of it as a competition, but set your sights on your goal. Fix your eyes on the prize of fulfilling your passion and enjoying the moment.
Be consistent. You may have your moments of procrastination, but you can fight it, right? Consistency in playing and practicing are essential keys in unlocking your potential as a guitar player. The need to consistently practice could not be stressed enough. Your fingers need to have muscle memory in chord fingering. And yes, build those calluses.
In acoustic guitar lessons, age truly does not matter. Do not get intimidated when you see students half your age or even tiny tots winging it. This is not a competition. Play at your own pace and enjoy the journey!