Where do I start with guitar?
- Buy a guitar – electric, acoustic, classical – depends on your favourite style.
- Get some lessons from a guitar teacher to learn the essential techniques and knowledge.
- Then, continue your musical journey with more lessons or with self-exploration.
Is guitar easier than piano?
No. Piano is much easier than guitar for beginners. For playing piano, you only need to press down on the keys with one hand, and you can already produce clear sounds. With guitar you need to learn right and left hands coordination, which takes more time.
Can you learn guitar at 40?
Yes! Any age is suitable for learning guitar. 40 is actually a great age to start learning guitar because you probably have more time, or at least more control over your schedule. Also, it’s important to keep our brains active, and learning a new skill that can also enhance your creativity is a great idea.
How much time will it take to learn guitar?
1 hour. Yes, from my own experience as a guitar teacher, in one lesson that lasts one hour you can already learn how to play a whole song, a few chords, a scale and a simple strumming pattern. Then, it’s up to you to decide how much more time you’d like to invest in it, in order to get better at playing guitar.
What guitar accessories do you need?
None. As a beginner, you don’t need any accessories apart from having a guitar to practice on. Tuners and metronomes can be found online or as a free app. Picks (or plectrums) are not mandatory, a strap is not a must. Later, as your guitar playing advances, you can purchase accessories depending on your genre and style.
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