Anyone know the best way to learn guitar without taking music courses?

I JUST GOT A GUITAR AND WOULD LIKE TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY BUT DONT HAVE THE $ FOR COURSES AND WOULD LIKE TO LEARN FROM HOME. ANY POINTERS WOULD BE HELPFUL.

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10 Responses to “Anyone know the best way to learn guitar without taking music courses?”

  1. furmanator1957 said:

    my son locked himself in his room and taught himself has became a very good guitarist

  2. Tosha said:

    get a “guitar for dummies” book, or a teach yourself basics guitar book.

  3. sarge927 said:

    Guitar lessons and classes are a big waste of money. You’re better off getting instructional books and/or videos. Check out the following website for some of the best prices around on instructional books and videos:

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/

    I recommend “Fretboard Physics” or “Fretboard Logic.”

  4. Xerces said:

    It’s not as difficult as most people think. Get yourself some guitar books or magazines that will show you the basic chords & scales, then it’s just a case of practicing these to death until you can play them without looking at the fretboard (your fingers will remember what to do after long enough).
    It’s all about Practice, Practice, Practice.
    Good Luck.

  5. Davetakamine said:

    check out youtube for guitar instructionals or excersices, and one thing i can tel you, many musicians have learned by themselves and are good music players, some others need private lessons. What you need to look for is good technique instructions, sometimes you can find that in books and videos but sometimes you will need someone to teach you and guide you correctly, if you have a good start you wont be needing lesson for unlearning technique mistakes and bad habits. Classical guitar is a subject where you need guidance from a teacher, electric and acoustic guitar you can find good techniques from a video. Good luck

  6. yuene said:

    I reccommend Cyberfret.com and Ultimate-guitar.com. I suggest you learn the basic scales as these will be great warm ups for you in the future.

  7. orangecup said:

    personally, i liked learning guitar from a real person, so that i can ask questions. there are usually guitar classes in community colleges. the one in my neighborhood is only $30/semester, that’s how I learned to play. cheaper than books! some areas also have guitar clubs, make some friends there.

  8. Tom K said:

    lol tabs

    like music for lazy people

    just put ur fingers on the fret that corresponds with the number

    u can become a great guitarist without being able to read music

    helps though

  9. SKCave said:

    I started guitar in the sixties and never needed to read music. Get a chord book (and a tuner if U don’t have one) . Tune the guitar. Choose a few chords. A D E are good. Practise one, (say A ) when you can play it clearly, choose another (say D) Practise that one. Then practise changing between them until it is quick. Then try another chord. ( E) When you can change between all 3 chords, you can play loads of stuff Your fingers will hurt for a while but it does wear off. Early rock’n’roll – Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog, Johnny B Goode all use these 3 chords.. He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands uses just D and A. Hope this helps.

  10. Philip said:

    You are often better off getting courses you can learn in your own time. There are plenty of free guitar courses out there, but not very many comprehensive ones.

    First, take a look at some of the paid guitar lesson available online. One good site to do that is http://www.onlineguitarcourses.com, which I think has 7 different guitar courses that it rates.

    For a free solution: http://www.guitar.about.com. However, there are a lots of other sites out there that have at least a few decnt lessons. YouTube for one.

    Some sites say their lessons are free, but only have a few free lessons. Then they charge you later to view their ‘premium content’ or whatever. Site like this would be http://www.guitartips.com or http://www.freeguitarvideos.com.

    All the best!




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