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Achieve Guitar Brilliance

Jun 11, 2008
A great deal of people realize sooner or later that music is simply something great. It's not competitive, it's not stressful - it's a pure joy and it help you relax and find yourself in times of trouble, as the Beatles say.

Everything becomes even better when we don't just passively listen to the music, but put our heart and our soul into actively creating it. That is the reason why we find a great number of various musicians out there - once you start playing an instrument and getting some fine tunes out of it, there is no turning back, believe me.

Maybe the most appropriate instrument to begin with is the guitar. It's not that difficult to learn - as the matter of fact, you can play something that sounds decent in a month or even less - and it covers a wide range of different genres. Another advantage is that you can get a guitar for a hundred dollars or so, so if you figure out that this instrument is not for you, it's not a big deal.

So, you are probably wondering where am I getting by now, right? Well, I would really like to show people what a great thing music is - and encourage them to start playing the guitar. And because of that, I am willing to give you some starting tips that will help you get to the point where you can just strum along and become better and better.

First you need to choose an appropriate guitar. I recommend starting with an acoustic guitar - there will be plenty of time to go for the electric one. Acoustic guitars have a bit wider neck which makes it a bit more difficult to play. The solution that worked best for me was an acoustic guitar with nylon strings - it has a great neck, rich and soft sound and it won't wear off your fingers.

I then recommend (really recommend) that you find yourself someone who has a lot of guitar-mileage behind him, so he can show you the basics. You really need to be taught the basics properly, otherwise it gets difficult to do any progress beneath a certain point. Ask your friends who taught them how to begin and pay for a couple of lessons, it shouldn't be that big of a deal.

When you cover the basics, it's time for you to lock yourself into a room, get a bunch of chords and tabs for the songs you love and simply play the guitar until your fingers bleed. Well, be careful - that might really happen, so keep that in mind. In the beginning you should probably limit your playing to 2 or 3 hours a day, just because of the fingers. They need a month or so to adjust, you'll see.

Once you master a guitar to the level that you can play a steady rhythm, invite some friends over. Believe me, those might just be some of the greatest times of my life - playing the guitar with a bunch of friends. This way you'll learn incredibly fast and have a great time - you'll share laughs and guitar-wisdom.

I hope I have encouraged you enough and you are ready to begin exploring the wonderful world of music. So come on, get yourself a guitar and join all the other guitarists out there - you'll see why we love it so much, I promise.
About the Author
Anze Sustar is a guitar enthusiast and a web developer. He has found a great guitar website, called YourChords.com. It is a great resource for guitar chords and tabs for everyone - from beginners to experts.
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