How hard is it to learn guitar?

How hard is it to learn to play the guitar? I know my way around the piano pretty good and I am pretty good at the piano. Now the guitar sounds appealing. How would it be to pick up if I were self-taught?

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3 Responses to “How hard is it to learn guitar?”

  1. GT said:

    Surprisingly easy.
    Go for it, if you already know how to play an instrument that will make it much easier as you have a good basis for starting to learn another.
    Pick some simple sounding acoustic stuff, (oasis/wonderwall, greenday/time of your life are two simple but effective songs for beginners).
    Guitar is very easy to self teach and easier than piano due to the way the notes are laid out on the fretboard, you’ll see what I mean when you get into it.
    Just get stuck in, you’ll enjoy it.

  2. Terry Gronenthal said:

    I’ve been playing the guitar for about 20 years.

    In a very unscientific survey I’ve been conducting over that time with other guitar players it is almost unanimous that taking lessons is a great way to improve your abilities.

    One of the things lessons will do is keep expanding not only your abilities, obviously, but it will also expand your musical interests as well. You may start off wanting to play the best SRV solo of all time then at some point later your gunning down a killer Falmenco riff; or a neat 12 note run you appreciated on a Willie Nelson song.

    I don’t suppose it’s any different than playing piano.

    But, in the end its about acquisition of knowledge (lessons) and it’s “practice man, practice” that makes all the difference. So go get yourself some software that you can work with anytime you want at your own pace.

    Here’s one I know of that is getting great reviews:
    http://bit.ly/5Afuv

    Good luck!
    T

  3. Daiki said:

    First off, how devoted are you in tcenhiag your students and how much time can you allow to teach? Second, how many students do you have? Currently, I teach at a piano school where we use two major sets of books: Piano Adventures (which are for the beginners/students that treat piano lessons as daycare, etc) and the Celebration Series Perspectives (which can be used for third year students who can work well on songs). Both of the series include a technique and lesson book, however, the Celebration Series presents material in a more mature manner. If you can afford both, that would be very beneficial to your students. If not, I’d recommend the Celebration Series for two reasons: it’s a nationally acclaimed program and it’s a long term program (I was involved in that program for ten years). You see some more about the National Music Certificate Program, the program that correlates with the Celebration Series, using the last link listed below. The downside is that this program is costly for the instructor and the student because of an exam as well as the materials fee for the four books the student should have to be successful on the exam. It’ll probably cost around $50 per student for the materials, so if you would rather deal with less money, go for Piano Adventures. I strongly support both series and I have a large amount of students who would agree.I hope this helps!

  4. Vivek said:

    is C flat a different PITCH than B? If so, is it hhegir or lower? If it isnt a different pitch, then why say it is a different note ? How is it different? If you say it is different because it is named different, then of course I cant argue with that. But you seem to think there is a more fundamental difference, which there is not. Sing the Cb then sing B, or play them of a flute or violin. Then ask yourself are they the same or different. Jazz guys just call it B and they are right!




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