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Paid vs Free Online Guitar Lessons For Beginners – Which Are Best?

Internet guitar lessons are popular because they provide a convenient, low cost method of learning guitar at home. When you’re just getting started, the most challenging thing is choosing which course to follow, since there’s such a wide variety of both free and paid options available. While the free guitar lessons might seem like the most obvious choice to go for, it’s best to consider the pros and cons of each before making your decision. Let’s look at some of these here.
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Avoid This Mistake When Teaching Yourself Guitar

While having guitar lessons with a teacher is generally regarded as the ideal way to learn, it’s not always possible, and many people choose to teach themselves guitar instead. While there are lots of excellent self-taught guitarists, there can be some pitfalls on this path, and in particular there is one mistake that should be avoided.
This is the mistake – which many people make – of not following a structured lesson plan, but instead gathering information randomly from a variety of sources.
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The Importance of a Regular Guitar Practice Schedule

Is your guitar practice routine as regular as it should be? If not, and you’re not happy with the way your guitar playing is progressing, it’s time to make a change.
It can be easy to skip a day of practice here and there, especially when the rest of your life is busy and more urgent things get in the way. And while the occasional missed day isn’t going to do much harm, the problem is that when this becomes a habit, you don’t normally …

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3 Reasons Not To Learn Guitar At Home

Want to teach yourself guitar? Are you sure? Although many successful guitarists are self-taught, there are situations where it’s not a great idea – read on and become aware of these before you take the plunge.
1. You Want To Learn Classical or Flamenco Guitar
Teaching yourself guitar can be great – you’re free to chart your own course, and there’s no need to spend time travelling to lessons or fork out huge sums for a private teacher. There are downsides however, and one of the potentially …

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Are Online Acoustic Guitar Lessons A Good Idea?

Many people are choosing to learn to play acoustic guitar with the help of online lessons. These have a lot of advantages, but they’re not the best choice for everyone. Read on to find out more about the pros and cons of online acoustic guitar lessons.
What Exactly Are Online Acoustic Guitar Lessons Anyway?
Online guitar lessons do vary enormously in quality, but the best courses typically provide a multi-media learning experience, with a mix of video and text instruction, audio demos and jam tracks, and often …

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Improve Your Guitar Playing The Easy Way

Are you practicing hard but still feel like you’re not making much progress with your guitar playing? Here are some suggestions for making improvements by taking a more relaxed approach.
In western culture there’s this very pervasive and rather silly macho attitude where hard work is seen as a great virtue. Many people even appear to think that nothing that’s worth having comes without a struggle (and the longer and harder that struggle, the better!). Many musicians also have this belief, which is unfortunate, since …

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Some Things To Consider When Looking For Kids Guitar Lessons Online

If you have a child who wants to learn to play guitar, ideally, it’s best to find a good private guitar teacher for him or her. However, sometimes this isn’t possible, in which case online guitar lessons might be helpful for your child (they can also help to supplement traditional lessons). While there are many options online, not all are child-friendly. Here are some things to consider when choosing beginner guitar lessons for kids:
1. Firstly, your child’s age (and maturity level) will obviously determine the …