Find A Really Good Guitar Teacher
Do you really need a guitar teacher? You may want to seriously consider David Joel
If you really want to learn music well, you will do so much better with a good guitar teacher. Imagine an 8th grader saying he doesn’t need to go to school anymore because he thinks he has already learned what he needs to know in life. Sounds ridiculous, right? Well, it is. But that is the exact same attitude that many guitar players have about music. If your goal is to play a few simple songs around the campfire then maybe your need for a teacher is not necessary. For those of you who want to reach a higher level of guitar playing, this article is for you.
Most of us can think of some good guitar players out there who never had a formal music lesson in their life and have done quite well. Many people can look at a guitar and think that if that person can succeed on his/her own, why can’t I? It is a valid question and you can learn some things on your own without a guitar teacher but why take the risk of doing it on your own when it usually doesn’t work?
Without a good guitar teacher, you may spend hours, days, weeks, months and even years trying to learn thing with limited results, when a teacher might be able to show you in as little as a few minutes. Your progress is going to move much more quickly with a teacher than without one.
Even the greatest athletes in the world need coaches and trainers so they are able to do their best and improve. The same holds true for guitar players. If you want to reach your musical goals and those goals are at a higher level than where you are right now, you need help. Even the finest guitar players in the world, who claim to be self-taught, most likely learned from someone whether it was another player, a mentor or another legend they know. They learned from someone, somewhere.
Music teachers are like conventional teachers in that, they pass along information, knowledge of music theory, skills, composition, improvisation, chords, scales, the elements of music, etc. It is somewhat true that you can find some of this information on the internet, but you can also find a lot of wrong and incomplete information there as well. Work ethics of practicing, physical techniques, finger position and performance are all things that are impossible to learn on your own. A good teacher can spot your weaknesses that need improving and bad habits that must be corrected. These aren’t things you will come to understand if you are learning on your own. This is exactly what coaches and trainers do for their athletes.