Originally Posted by Mrs. Guga
To whom it may concern...
Hi! I just received a guitar as a present. I wanted to know if anyone else played guitar and can respond to some things I've been wondering about
....I have had the guitar for a week. I haven't had lessons. But I have fooled around with it and can play very simply Ben Harper's Another Lonely Day while singing the song at the same time. I think this is quite an accomplishment considering I suck at multitasking. But I wanted someone that is a guitar pro to confirm that that is quite an accomplish. Hehe. Is it? Anyone?
And I really really want to improve. It was a present b/c I write a lot of songs and my friend knew how much I wanted to have actual music with my songs and surprised me. So is it very advantageous to go and get lessons? Where are the best places to get lessons? A book? or tutor? ...anything else
Well I don't play Guitar, but I play Piano and Organ and I have a lot of friends who play guitar so I might be able to help. I take music lessons and I find that if you have the determination and motivation to take lessons then it would be extremely beneficial to you, because you get told how you can improve which is really helpful. I prefer the one on one lesson approach, it's more personal though it can be more expensive (i pay $20 australian dollars for a half hour lesson.) But on the other hand my best friend has been playing electric guitar without tuition, only using books for 1.5 years and he is extremely good. He's really motivated and spends all his time trying to improve rather than revising the old stuff. He tries to learn the theory side too, even though it is unnecessay, but he just wants to know whats behind the music to get a better understanding of things. So really it's up to you, but I hope I've been of some help. You will improve either way if you just stay motivated and determined.