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Persevere and Practice – tips for guitarists

June 28, 2017

Guest post by Ben Graham. Ben is a young student with Igloo Music and has achieved a huge amount by the age of 15. Here are his pearls of wisdom..


Picking up a guitar for the first time can be a very daunting. So here are 4 tips to help you to learn the guitar:


1) Don’t expect perfection straight away. Learning guitar is a very difficult challenge for anyone, so if you’re struggling with a certain song after the first couple of weeks, that’s completely normal. It is the same for everyone so don’t be dissuaded and carry on practicing.


2) Regularly Practice. There will be very little progression in your playing if you leave massive gaps between practicing. Even if its 15 minutes a day, the more consistently you practice, the more progress you’re going to make.


3) Start out with easier tunes. At the beginning, don’t try to play very difficult songs or solos, try easier songs like ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ by Van Morrison. This is because this will help out your technique and you will make much more progress. So, when you go to play a Slash solo a couple years down the line, it will be much easier for you.


4) Don’t be dissuaded by people that are good. Especially at the beginning, it is very easy to get demotivated from a clip on the internet of someone shredding. Don’t be, in the future, you can be as good as them, but it will take time. Just practice, practice, practice.


If you persevere and keep on practicing, you will get very good. But if you are struggling,  click here write a post on our Facebook page to ask for help.

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