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3 Things To Ask Yourself Before Starting Guitar Lessons

If you’re thinking of taking up the guitar, you’re making a great choice – probably. While the guitar is lots of fun to play, it’s not the best option for everyone, which is one reason why a lot of new learners give up. So before you take the plunge, ask yourself these three questions:
1. Why the guitar?
Firstly, why are you choosing the guitar? It’s important to be honest about your real motivations. If you simply love the instrument, you’ll be fine. But if you’re just …

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How To Find A Guitar Instructor In Your Area

If you’re looking for a guitar teacher, it can be hard to know where to begin. Depending on where you live, there could be many teachers nearby, or none at all. But the guitar being such a popular instrument, there are few towns that don’t have at least a few guitar instructors within a reasonable distance. The hard part in most cases is actually making a choice. But first you need to see who’s available – here are some places to look:

The first port of …

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3 More Things To Look For When Choosing Guitar Instructional Videos

Guitar instruction videos can be of great help to guitarists at all ability levels. This previous article looked at three things to consider when choosing the best guitar videos for your needs, and now this article adds three more.
We’ve already seen that the teacher’s qualifications and/or expertise, the lesson content and the quality of the production are important factors. However, you should also think about the method of delivery (DVD or online), the length and depth of the instruction (or whether the video is …

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Adult Guitar Lessons – Why Are They So Popular?

New people take up the guitar every day, and millions of guitars are sold annually. In fact, the guitar is among the most popular instruments in the world, and many of the people who are learning to play are adults. While many private music teachers who teach beginners have traditionally catered mostly to children, today there’s a whole industry providing adult guitar lessons, particularly in the self-teaching market.
But why is the guitar such a popular instrument among adult learners? There are a few reasons …

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Which Guitar Instruction Video Course Is The Best For You?

Guitar instruction videos can be very helpful for any guitarist who wants to improve their skills, regardless of how advanced s/he already is. There’s a wide choice available too, both as DVDs and online guitar lessons, each covering lots of different musical styles. But how do you decide which to choose? Think about these three things when you’re choosing a guitar learning video:
1. Teacher Qualifications and/or Experience
Guitar lesson DVDs are generally of good quality, but online guitar training videos can be another matter altogether. There’s …

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Guitar Forum List – Part 2: Specialist Guitar Forums

Following on from the previous post, which lists general guitar forums, here is a list of more specialised guitar discussion boards. These focus on specific types of guitar, musical styles, or guitar brands.
1. Guitar Types
2. Guitar Brands
3. Musical Styles
4. Other Specialist Forums
Specialist Guitar Forums – A-Z
1. Guitar Types
Acoustic Guitar.com
This is the forum for Acoustic Guitar magazine and covers all aspects of acoustic guitar playing, including boards for classical guitar, luthiers, beginners and more. There is also a forum related to this magazine at acousticguitarcommunity.com
Acoustic …

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Guitar Forum List – Part 1: General Guitar Forums

This page lists guitar forums. These are split into two sections – general guitar forums and more specialist forums. The specialist forums include those dedicated to particular guitar brands, guitar types (e.g. acoustic guitar) or musical styles. There are also some general music forums which have sections dedicated to the guitar.
This section is a bit of a work in progress – there are loads of forums to list here, but new links will be added as I find them, and as time permits. Entries …