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Next Level Guitar Lessons

The Next Level Guitar Lessons is designed to get you playing quickly. You will learn more chords to expand your chord vocabulary. Chords you must know as a guitarist. You will also learn more strumming techniques and a single-note picking technique and songs. One of the most important elements in this Hands-On Method for Beginners is your first scale. 

You already know several chords and strumming techniques, right? Maybe you need the Guitar Quick Start Lesson. Check it out and see.

How Long Does It Take To learn To Play Guitar

You have finished the first course in Beginning Guitar. Are you wondering how long this journey is going to take? Did you think you could get to the skill level of your musical idol in just a few short weeks?

Let’s do a little recap on Hendrix. He started playing at age 15. It took 5 years for him to begin playing small gigs in Clarksville, TN., after a year in the military. He continued playing and gradually worked into playing with the Isley Brothers’ backing band and later with Little Richard and another year before getting noticed, hiring a manager and moving to the big time. It took him a total of 10 years to get noticed. Hendrix did it. You can do it with the right commitment – the commitment to play guitar forever.

Ready For The Next Level Guitar Lessons

You are now ready for the Next Level Guitar Lessons. The toughest part, developing the calluses on your fingertips, is behind you. Do you still have some pain? Don’t give up. Hang in there. It will be worth it!!

No, your dream is not going to happen overnight, but it also depends on just how serious you are. Are you willing to start out practicing for a ½ hour a day and gradually growing it to an hour a day as the calluses form on your fingertips? If you are willing to make that commitment you could be playing well enough to play for others in about 6 months.

If you are willing to make a commitment to play forever you will do what it takes to learn how to play well and the 6 months will go by quickly. Later it will seem like such a small amount of time.

If you push too hard you will have a lot of pain in your fingers. You may get frustrated, but don’t quit. Take it a little slower and work through the pain, don’t just practice once a week. By practicing just once a week you will not make good progress. You will get frustrated and quit.

TrueFire's Sample Beginners Lesson

Tip #1. Everybody’s timeline is different. Some can commit to more time than others. But make a commitment to a certain amount of time every day. A key to keeping your time commitment is to make practice fun so you will look forward to practicing. Yes, everyone is going to have exceptions to the rule, but make the exceptions rare.

Tip #2. Make it a practice to pick-up your guitar for at least 5 minutes every day, in addition to your practice time. Become familiar with your guitar. Become accustomed to the feel of your guitar.

Tip #3. Learn how to hold your guitar correctly. Watch the instructor in your videos. Good posture will make your playing easier and more pleasant. As a beginner play sitting. As you become more comfortable, you can add standing and performance appearance. Sit in a chair with both feet on the floor. Make sure you keep your back straight.  The waist of the guitar goes on your right leg if you are right-handed and the back of the guitar against your stomach and chest.  Don’t use your left hand to support the neck of the guitar. Instead, rest your upper right arm on the upper part of the guitar body. Get into a position that feels comfortable.

Tip #4. The thumb of your left hand should rest behind the neck of the guitar between your first two fingers, with knuckles bent. Use only the tips of your fingers to press the strings. Check out the string pressure by picking a string and changing the pressure each time. It takes very little pressure on the strings to get a good sound.

Tip #5. As you practice with the videos learn to allow your guitar to speak with emotions. Notice how your playing affects others

How Long Does It Take - Answer

The initial question was, “How long will it take to learn to play the guitar?” Actually, if you make a commitment to play forever you will always be learning. From the day you first pick up your guitar and start learning until you feel you have learned enough, which will probably be never. You can learn a few simple chords and one or two songs just to show others that you can play.  On the other hand, there will always be something more to learn or improve on. It also depends on your passion for music and your desire to master the guitar and the music you produce. Always play for enjoyment and pleasure, not some external goal. It must be the love of music that will keep you playing and improving.

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