3 Types Of Guitar Students: Which One Are You?
By Maurice Richard
Learning how to play guitar is like anything else worth having. It takes time, energy and effort.
What I have found out is that how much of those 3 things that each student of guitar expends is related to the type of student they are and the results they get.
How you approach learning to play guitar will determine your outcome, so it’s a good idea to find out where you fit in the equation and to make changes if needed.
Here are the 3 main types of guitar students that I see and what typically happens to them.
This is one of the most dangerous places to be as a guitar student.The Guitar Student Who Is Going To Try It Out. I can’t blame most people in this category for thinking this way though.are certainly not committed. Someone who tries something out is not sure they really want to do it. They you are going to quit. Plain and simple. The reason I say that is because if you do not have success immediately, Many times, they have been fed the myth that they need to be born with special talent to be able to play guitar. Don’t you believe it! If you really want to learn guitar and you do not have any major physical limitations then the chances are you can do it! If you do it the right way. More on that later.
The Guitar Student Who Makes Learning Guitar A Low Priority: If this is you then it can be difficult to learn how to play guitar Why? Because learning to play guitar it is not an easy thing to do. So, if you make it a low priority on your list of things to do in your life, it will be the first thing that gets cut when you get busy or if finances get tight.
That's fine if learning to play guitar is not that important to you or if it is just a hobby you decided to take up to fill your time.
However, if you have dreamt of playing guitar for years, if this is something you have always wanted to do, then giving it a low priority in your life is going to sabotage what you really want.You do not have to become a professional guitar player to make learning to
play guitar important in your life. Learning guitar will give you many benefits that will help your life be better like stress relief for instance. I am not saying guitar has to be the highest priority in your life. Unless you want to be a professional musician it does not have to be. But if you can make it a higher priority than other things in your life you will not regret it.
If you can carve out 15 to 30 minutes a day from something else in your life that is really not as important, you can have success.
The Guitar Student Who Is Fully Committed To Learning To Play Guitar:
This is the type of guitar student that learns how to play guitar no matter what. They are determined to learn, period! They will succeed! I hope this is you!
Being a committed guitar student does not mean that you spend 3 hours a day practicing guitar. It also does not mean that you make learning to play guitar the highest priority in your life above everything else. All this means is that you are going to make every effort to learn how to play. It means you are not going to make excuses and practice as often as possible. It means you are going to follow through with this no matter what. You are going to be willing to watch 30 minutes less TV, or Facebook or whatever to get a practice session in on some nights. You are going to be willing to find the best teacher in your area to get the best instruction you can find. If you get so busy with work and other commitments in your life that you are not able to practice much at home or at all, you do not quit taking lessons and progressing. You make sure to keep learning and using what
you have even if it is only with your teacher.
This attitude will guarantee you will learn how to play and become a really good guitar player.
How Can You Ensure Your Success Once You Are Fully Committed To Learning Guitar?
Once you are armed with a proper commitment to learning guitar you are on the path to success.
If you want to ensure your success you can take another step and find someone to help teach you how to play. This is the best way by far and you should seriously consider it.
Many people who try to learn on their own, even if they are fully committed, run into many challenges and problems that slow things down. Sure, it can be done, but why take more time, effort and energy? Why take the chance you can hit a wall so big you could quit altogether? Many people do quit and that is not what I want for you. I highly recommend you seek out and find a professionally trained guitar teacher in your area and take lessons from them.
Add that to your full commitment and you will not only succeed at learning to play guitar but you will enjoy the process as well!
About The Author:
Maurice Richard is a professional guitar teacher that operates out of the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He has been a member of an elite guitar teaching mentorship program since 2007 and has taught hundreds of people learn to play guitar and stay committed.