What makes a good guitar
The most common way to
learn to play the
guitar or any other instrument is to get a good teacher and attend lessons. Of
course, you should practice on your own between lessons. Here is what a guitar
student should expect from a well organized guitar lesson.
If you’re the student then your goal is
different from your teacher’s goal – one of you already can play the guitar. So
most students automatically respect their teacher and believe everything they
say. That’s good and if you are making progress then you hardly ever have to
question the quality of the guitar lessons. But there are plenty of teachers
around who actually have no idea what they’re going do with you in the next
lesson. So here comes the first rule of a good guitar lesson:
1. A good guitar lesson is always
based on a plan
So if you’re not sure then ask your teacher –
what are your plans with this term/season/semester? What are we going to learn
and how am I going to achieve the goals that we set together?
2. A guitar lesson is the place where
you get your problems solved
Teaching is all about solving problems. If
you go home from a good guitar lesson then you always know what are you going to
practice when you get home. If you leave the class with confusion and a feeling
that you are still “not good enough and need to practice, practice, practice.”
then you should ask what is the most effective way to practice in order to solve
the problem – good practice is not simply about repetition.
3. Good guitar lessons are never
Studying an instrument includes similarities
with doing sports but it also must have the creative side. A well organized
lesson includes warm-up, techniques, interpretation and playing.
There are more things that make a wonderful
guitar lesson but don’t forget that very much depends on you as a student –
if you don’t do your practice then you’re not going to get anywhere.
4. Make sure the guitar course is taught by
someone with actual teaching experience
This is easier than it sounds, folks. All
you need to do is find out who the guitar teacher is and Google them. All
the information you want to know will be returned in a few seconds. Read,
review and make sure the teacher is really a teacher and not just a player
who is trying to make extra money.
5 If you are an absolute beginner
Be absolutely certain that it is a true beginner’s program. Many times, you may
discover that much of the basic stuff is omitted from beginner’s guitar lessons.
Things like proper position, picking techniques, parts of the guitar, reading
music and tablature should be included. Without this information under your
belt, you may find your guitar lessons to be in vain.
6 Take into consideration the type of music you
want to play on the guitar.
Search out guitar lessons that offer the genre that motivates you. There are
comprehensive guitar lesson programs available that cover several music genres
and styles, but that might not be for you. If you want to learn flamenco, then
look for guitar lessons that can offer entirely flamenco. If you like rock, find
a guitar teacher who can provide rock guitar lesson. The very best guitar
teachers, who can offer many genres, will have a much more comprehensive
understanding of the instrument and who knows, you may start out learning the
guitar by playing rock and eventually get a taste for flamenco.
7 Do the guitar lessons provide an opportunity
for you to play with other guitarists?
As well as providing a fun way to practice, it also gives you playing experience
with other players. At Lincoln Guitar Tuition you will have the opportunity to
join a band and play with other student just like you.
8 Good guitar lessons should take you from the
very beginning to the very highest level.
The very best guitar teachers can give you a first-rate foundation and build on
this until you become an advanced and independent player. You should feel like
your guitar teacher is aiming to get you as good as possible as quickly as
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