Music is a big part of everybody's life, regardless of whether you a musician or not. However, some believe that to begin learning how to play a musical instrument is to allocate a lot of time which many working adult do not have. However, one need to learn that learning to play an instrument is something that should be approached at a gradual pace rather than being delved into straight away. A popular musical instrument is the guitar, being part of many pop and rock bands, and has even been transformed into a popular computer game.
Learning to play the guitar when I was a child was something that I believed was an expensive process if one was to approach a tutor. However, luckily in this day and age of internet streaming videos many people can click onto a guitar tuition website and download a video. Most popular of all is guitar DVDs which contribute to a lot of people picking clever guitar techniques and learning to play their favourite tunes.
Guitar DVDs provide step-by-step instructional methods of playing, including where to place your fingers and the best strumming techniques. There is the right and wrong way of playing, which many do not realise when observing expert guitarists. Like driving, people pick up some bad habits when playing, therefore, these DVDs will help all beginners to get into a habit of playing the right way.
Learning to play from a guitar DVDs puts one at a disadvantage from having a professional musician to watch and guide them, however, some prefer to use DVDs or online videos to practise what they have learnt from their tutors. These make a good accompaniment to existing lessons or just simply a fast and easy way of picking it up by yourself. Many guitarists will admit hand-on-heart that they are self-taught and picked it up from a young age. Some may feel discouraged by this, which by in large is not a reason to stop you from learning. Some of the most guitarists did not learn to play until shortly before forming their band.
The trick is to keep practising on a daily basis if possible. This does not have to be done for an hour or two hours each day, unless of course you can do this. Some feel comfortable practising once a week, though their progression will be much slower. Others arrange certain times of the week to practise. Even playing for 30 minutes each day will give you a boost to playing like a pro in no time. This is where the guitar DVDs can help, by using them to practise on a daily basis; this plays a role in your improving in guitar playing techniques and the speed at which you play.
Some people are very quick at picking up playing an instrument, however, there is one thing to remember and that is nobody is the same. Different people learn at different rates, therefore, whichever method works for you is the one you should stick to. Whether it is practising for half an hour each day or allotting time schedules on a weekly basis, it does not matter as long as you stay focussed, patient and are willing to practise the same chords and notes over and again. This is where the term practise makes perfect is vital to ones progression.
In terms of finances, it is a fact that lessons have become available to a wider audience, so even if one cannot afford one-to-one sessions you can in fact just click on the net and sign up for free lessons or download video lessons at a low rate. Those familiar with playing the guitar could even find tabs of their favourite tunes, whether it is on the internet or purchasing their very tab book of their favourite band. The list is endless and much more is available making it possible for many to pick up a new skill and hone their creative talent.
Anna Stenning is currently through her bass guitar DVDs to learn how to play the bass.