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So you want to learn how to play guitar, but you don't want it to take forever. You want to know how the great acoustic guitarists play (and create) such incredible music, but you don't want to be constantly frustrated every time you pick up your guitar to play. You are willing to put in the time & effort to learn guitar the right way, but only if you are not going to be wasting your time on boring exercises or practicing things that don't work.
You are smart enough to know that the easiest, fastest & best way to learn how to play and master the acoustic guitar is to learn from an experienced guitar teacher with a winning track record of teaching people like you to become excellent musicians, but you are also smart enough to know the difference between people who simply call themselves experts and someone who actually is one.
If I've correctly described what's been on your mind lately about learning to become an awesome acoustic guitar player, then you're in the right place.
Here's what you need to know about learning to play acoustic guitar the right way…
First, you need to know what's NOT true:
There are a lot of myths, fallacies and fairy tales out there about what it really takes to learn and become a great acoustic guitar player. For example:
- You should learn from as many different sources as possible.
- You should seek to always learn something new.
- You should master what you learn before moving on to something else.
- You should teach yourself in order to save money.
- You should take private in person acoustic guitar lessons to learn best.
- You can learn from any guitar teacher, they all teach the same basic things.
- You need to have natural talent in order to become a great guitar player.
- You need to practice hours and hours per day to learn how to play acoustic guitar well.
Here's the truth about these myths:
- Learning from as many different sources as possible: On the surface it may sound good to learn from many sources. However, in reality it's usually not. Why? Because your goal is not to simply acquire information, it is to become an excellent acoustic guitar player. To best do that, you need not only the tools but also a process to get there. When you take little bits and pieces from many different sources, you lack a proven process to achieve what you want to achieve. Therefore, it's far better to rely on one great source of information, lessons, training and process than to randomly collect information from lots of different sources.
- Always seek to learn something new: Believing in this myth can be dangerous to your development as a guitar player. Think about it, if all you needed to do in order to become a great acoustic guitar player was to learn something new each day, then all I would need to do to is create a book and sell it to you. We both know that mastering the guitar does not work that way. What does work is being taught what and how to do things and then give you the tools and the process to achieve your guitar mastery.
- Master what you learn before moving on to something else:Sometimes this is true, but other times this advice can really hurt your guitar playing progress. There are some things you should learn in a linear way and you need to master those things before moving onto the next step in a linear process. However, there are more things that absolutely should not be mastered before moving on to the next step. Why? Because a part of mastering the acoustic guitar is being able to take several things you are working on and tie them all together right now - even before you have mastered any of them. Yes, I realize this may sound counter-intuitive, but I can tell you as a world class guitarist and highly successful guitar teacher that this is a foundational core concept in learning and mastering the guitar (electric or acoustic).
- Teach yourself in order to save money: You need to ask yourself the following question, "Am I serious about learning how to play acoustic guitar or am I just screwing around here with this guitar?" If you're just screwing around, not serious at all and don't really care about ever playing guitar well, then sure you can do that all by yourself without investing anything into it. But you will become frustrated a lot and it will take a very long time to learn what and how to do things and in some cases you may never learn them even over a lifetime of trying…. Or you can get serious, save yourself years of frustration & slow progress and learn to finally become that guitarist you want to become.
- Take acoustic guitar lessons from a local teacher: Almost all local guitar teachers (in any part of the world) have absolutely zero education, training nor certification on how to teach guitar. Yes, you will find some that are experienced, but in experienced in what? Teaching things wrong year after year? That's not what you want to pay for. If typical local guitar teachers were so good, the average guitar student would be a lot better than they are. Most students do not develop into excellent players because their local teachers are commonly not excellent and trained teachers. It's that simple.
- You can learn from any guitar teacher, they all teach the same basic things: Not all guitar teachers are the same. There are many different methods (and lack of methods) out there. What the very best guitar teachers know that other teachers do not is that it's not just what you teach, but it's also about how you teach, the process of teaching and the specific order in which things are taught, learned and trained that makes the biggest impact on how fast (or slow) you will learn to play guitar well.
- You need to have natural talent in order to become a great guitar player: This is the biggest and most common myth of them all. No, you don't need to be born with special DNA to learn and master the guitar. Most of the great acoustic guitar players will be the first to tell you that they possessed no more natural talent than anyone else when they were learning to play acoustic guitar. Anyone can learn to play and to play at a very advanced level… anyone.
- You need to practice hours and hours per day to learn how to play acoustic guitar well: Yes, you need to practice your guitar. No, you absolutely do not need to spend a huge amount of time each day doing so. What you do need are the following things: the right person to guide you, an effective and efficient guitar practice routine and training on exactly how to practice.
Hi, I'm Simon Candy. I've been teaching acoustic guitar for a very long time. I have the knowledge, training and expertise to transform the common person into an excellent guitar player. I'm dedicated, passionate and committed to doing the same for you. That's why I've created this website and all the lessons and tools for you to get started and complete your incredible, fulfilling and successful journey to becoming the awesome acoustic guitar player you want and will become.
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Learn exactly how to go about creating awesome sounding unplugged acoustic versions of songs on your guitar. You will be taken through many cool, unique, and innovative techniques and approaches that will not only have you creating your own awesome acoustic arrangements of songs, but also make you a much better guitar player in the process!
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Chords are commonly associated with rhythm guitar playing. What is not so commonly known however, is that chords are also a great tool to use for soloing on your acoustic guitar. You may choose to use them a little, sprinkled amongst your single note lines, adding great depth and texture to your solos, or you may use them a lot, creating a full blown chord solo.
It’s up to you. One thing is for sure though, adding an element of chords to your guitar soloing will take your acoustic playing to great new heights.
Read this article on how to solo using chords on your acoustic guitar and add a whole new sound to your playing starting today!
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