Monday, September 27, 2010

Best way to learn to play guitar easily - Beginner training plan

If you are dreaming of becoming a singer/songwriter, one of the most important skills you should have is to learn how to play a guitar while singing.

It is not really hard to do but it takes time, patience and a lot of practice to perfect these skills. So what are things needed to get started?

1.) First, you need a guitar. If you are not sure how to select and buy your first guitar, you can check out this guide on how to buy your first singer/songwriter acoustic guitar.

2.) You need to plan in advance how much time you like to actually commit in practising guitars while singing. This is very important, a lot of people wanting to become singer/songwriter fail to plan and in the end they fail how to play guitar while singing.

I assume you have a day job, whether as a student enrolled in high school, college or having a regular job. Time is precious, so if you have other important commitments; chances you will not be able to commit in playing guitar at a regular basis.

After buying your guitar, there are very important things you should know:

1.) Playing guitar continuously can hurt your fingers and hands. So it is good to play at an interval and limit your training time not more than 3 hours per day.
2.) Playing guitar with hurted fingers and hands will not be effective in your training. So you need to give some time until the pain will be gone.

The training plan: You need to fill up the data below as realistically as possible. This is important in knowing how much time you can devote to playing guitars alone. Different persons may have different priorities, so set your own time. The only thing that will not be change is the 24 hour data in one day, which is constant.

Number of hours in a day: 24
Number of hours needed to sleep (realistic average): 8
Number of hours in school/work: 12
Number of hours rest, socializing, studying, etc outside work or in school: 2

Total number of hours you can commit to play guitar: 24-8-12-2 = 2 hours

You need to commit 2 hours playing guitars on a daily basis. There will be no excuse for skipping practice as it is already managed.

3.) OK, the most important part is how to get started and what are lessons that you need to learn. Click this link for the next tutorial: How to practice down stroke guitar strumming easily