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Unread 01-25-2005, 07:15 PM   #1
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Learning How To Play

I am 16 and have always wanted to learn how to play the guitar. I don't feel like taking lessons though. I am a very idependent person and would love to learn on my own (of course with advice and tips from others). Is there any good sites that I can go to to learn how to play on my own? If you could e-mail me, that'd be great! Chris.Brison@florencechurch.org

In Christ,
Chris

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Unread 01-25-2005, 07:24 PM   #2
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I am 16 and have always wanted to learn how to play the guitar. I don't feel like taking lessons though. I am a very idependent person and would love to learn on my own (of course with advice and tips from others). Is there any good sites that I can go to to learn how to play on my own? If you could e-mail me, that'd be great! Chris.Brison@florencechurch.org

In Christ,
Chris
Well Chris, I appreciate your perspective and your zeal - the zeal is really important. Enthusiasm is what keeps us plugging away for years and years.

Now I'm going to tell you exactly what you don't want to hear:

Go take some lessons. You don't have to take them forever, and some folks end up being FANTASTIC players by being self-taught, but what you really want to avoid early on is picking up bad habits that you'll have to unlearn later.

Learning a technique right the first time will save you endless hours of practice later unlearning a bad habit... after 26 years of playing, ask me how I know that.

A teacher can help you avoid that pitfall and teach you other things that are hit and miss with folks who are self-taught. The good self-taught players figure everything out eventually, but it definitely takes them longer than if they sat down with a teacher occasionally.

Teachers are like a box of chocolates... you never know what you're gonna get, so bounce around to a few until you settle on one that suits you.

Alrighty, if none of that made an impression on you, you may consider starting with the lessons on this very site!
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