Your Questions About Investing In Electric Guitars

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David asks…

Is it difficult to learn electric guitar?

I am hopefullygoing to start electric guitar in a few weeks. I know a few chords that I learned on acoustic in school… The teacher said I caught on quickly, and I liked it, but I like the sound of electric better so i am trying that.. But if I were to “teach myself” would I succeed? or should I just drop my piano class and do acoustic in school so I will have some sort of instruction?

Justin answers:

You might do OK at it since you have a music background with piano. Think about when you were learning to play the piano and it will be just about like that only you’ll be doing it on a guitar instead of a piano. Now, I’m a guitar player. Let’s say I sit down and learn where to put my fingers on the piano (right hand only) to play a few chords. I don’t even know what the notes are or how to read music, I just looked at a picture and figured out where to put my fingers when I see “C” written on the music. Now I say, wow, I learned to play the piano and it’s really easy! Now I go on sites like this and tell people I learned to play piano in a week and it’s really easy. That’s how a lot of people on here treat the guitar.

But here’s my general answer to people who ask how difficult it is to learn guitar (and can I “teach myself”) because that question is asked on here several times per day in one flavor or another:

It’s extremely difficult and requires a great deal of time, patience, and practice (just like any instrument should). Most people who ask “is it easy to learn the guitar” won’t be successful at teaching themselves because the fact that you’re concerned with how easy it is and don’t want to invest in the lessons that would help you succeed at it shows that you’re not serious about it. You probably saw someone on Youtube who has spent years of hard work and practice and were inspired to want to be able to play like that without putting in the years of hard work and practice. It doesn’t work that way. Don’t do it unless you seriously want to put a lot of effort into it. And it’s always easier to learn anything from a skilled teacher who knows what they’re doing and how to teach that to others.

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