If you are interested in the guitar, then you should know what you need to do to learn and master the guitar. It is a process that takes people many years and the truth is you will never stop learning on the guitar. There will always be another trick, another cool sounding chord or riff that peaks your interests and makes you the student all over again. With that in mind, let’s learn the process you need to take to properly learn to play and master the guitar.
What you will need:
- Guitar (acoustic or electric)
- Start by learning some easy guitar songs. You want to locate songs, such as Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man,” that have simple guitar chord progressions so you can learn how to time your playing in with a song. It will also get you accustomed to moving your fingers around quickly on the guitar. Once you can play a few different songs pretty well, then you have completed your first step in learning and mastering the guitar and you can now move onto the next part of the guitar, the riffs!
- Learn some simple guitar riffs. Some of the first ones learned by all aspiring rock stars include “Crazy Train” and “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath, and “Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple. Once you have mastered some of the classic riffs that you enjoy, then it is time to start writing your own riffs and songs. At this point, just do what sounds cool and you’ll figure out what it means more later when you become more advanced in your guitar learning with scales and other techniques to beef up your playing.
- Get a guitar teacher. Now that you are fluent in playing pretty well, it’s time to get a guitar teacher so you can truly get good at the instrument. Try to find a teacher who will teach you musical theory so that you may learn all of the necessary things about songs and such to know what you are creating and what rules to what sounds good when playing your guitar.