The best thing about taking guitar lessons with guitar in a nutshell is that it will give you a totally unique system for playing songs on guitar faster than any other method out there. It’s easy to learn and remember while also being comprehensive, this is very important since most other guitar methods which claim to be fast also skip over a lot of crucial knowledge which later will result in students feeling frustrated through gaps in their basic playing knowledge.
Initially my guitar lessons concentrate on teaching you a clever system of universal strums and chord connectors. It’s through my direct experience of teaching hundreds of beginners on guitar that this system was developed and perfected as the fastest way possible to get my private students playing songs fluidly on guitar and enjoying the maximum benefit possible from their guitar lessons with me. Fortunately you no longer need to attend lessons on guitar with me personally in order to learn the exact same system which has worked so well for so many other guitar students – just like you!
The combination of Universal Strumming Patterns with Chord Connectors is excellent at breaking down many of the most common barriers facing the majority of students. If not tackled correctly, these pitfalls can quickly swallow you up and trap you inside of ‘beginners guitar limbo’ forever! Unfortunately there is a large percentage of guitar students who have never been able to break costs beginner’s level on guitar despite their best efforts and years of practice. This is almost always due to poor guitar instruction and teaching methods from other systems. These methods tend to be old-fashioned and outdated with material which is no longer relevant.
There is no need to spend months of practice on guitar in order to be able to start playing easy guitar songs, in fact, with a good guitar teacher robust majority of beginner guitar players should be playing their first songs within one month of starting their guitar lessons. The key is to learn only what is really important and what you’ll actually use in the real world of song playing on the guitar. This helps us to quickly progress into playing songs while leaving the unnecessary parts for later on once all of the main foundations have been built.
It’s because the website delivers this crucial information in a compact and powerful package that it was labelled as guitar in a nutshell. If you are a complete beginner guitar or still struggling to play songs and I’m confident you’ll find that my system is perfect for you. It will quickly solve any strumming problems you may have and also teach you how to connect your chords together so that they flow perfectly in tandem with your strumming patterns. This entire process quickly becomes second nature and automatic due to the way we drill and practice all of our exercises in the practice module drum tracks.
Universal strums are incredibly useful to all beginners on guitar and should be among the first things you learn in your guitar lessons. What makes them so powerful is that any one universal strum can be applied across a huge range of different songs and tempo’s. So for example, even with just a basic set of six Universal strums it will open the door to hundreds of popular songs on guitar. In most cases the strums will fit perfectly and you will learn them so well that any time you hear a song in the future you will also automatically be able to hear which strum pattern you would use to play the song in your mind.
This gives all students a much higher level of independence than average and empowers them to move forward with confidence on guitar and a keen sense of fluency. Playing is smooth, precise and controlled.
It is surprising how neglected the topic of strumming on guitar has become among methods teaching guitar especially on the Internet. It seems that so many guitar websites concentrate heavily upon chords and other techniques while neglecting to teach strumming in a way which is easy to learn an effective for beginners to understand. Through my direct experience of teaching real people I can say with some certainty that the number one reason holding most people back from being able to play songs on guitar is their lack of understanding and inability to strum correctly.
While strumming is extremely important it does however only represent one side of the coin. Chords are easy to learn them that the shapes are not difficult to memorize or recall. The real problem comes when you must change from one chord to the next one to the next one quickly enough to keep up with songs. Good quality guitar lessons will show you systems which connect chords together logically and a number of shortcuts which can be utilized in order to increase the speed with which you are able to change chords. Once learned these techniques need only be practiced for a week or two before becoming automatic and effortless to perform. With this skill you will find that connecting your chords while strumming will become far smoother and refined and this should definitely remove a big barrier from the challenge of guitar playing.
Now if we consider the pure power of joining together universal strums with chord connectors is easy to see how moving into playing guitar fluently become so much easier and realistic to expect. This is what I mean by good quality guitar lessons, they take you by the hand and leadsare U you step-by-step into the ‘light’. For many people it becomes a real eye opener to see where they have been going wrong for all these years.
The next subject to consider seriously is that of how to practice. It may seem like a bold statement but it is entirely justified and true to say that the vast majority of students do not know or understand how to practice properly. The poor quality of their guitar lessons is often to blame for this fact in a practicing is something which must be towards is a skill just the same as any other technique on guitar. All successful musicians, no matter what instrument, have learned acoustic guitar through the skill of practicing correctly.
The length of time you spend practicing guitar each day is of no real importance. It’s the quality of your guitar practice which really counts and often decides if someone is successful or not that learning to play guitar. One of the best things about guitar in a nutshell is that it will teach you how to practice so effectively that success on guitar becomes inevitable. Most students using my system of practice see their rates of improvement skyrocketed and begin to make huge progress for the first time since picking up the instrument. This is by no means magical or miraculous, it is purely because they have now learned how to practice correctly and in a way which takes into account how the brain learns most effectively.
Can you see how the power keeps building? First we added Universal strums and connectors together, and now we are adding the ability to practice perfectly. This makes the system of guitar lessons offered a highly effective in pushing students passed the barriers which have been holding them back up until now.
Here’s something else you should understand, talent has nothing to do with playing guitar. At this level where we are talking about beginner to intermediate level, talent has only a small bearing upon the outcome. The truth is that practically anyone can become a perfectly capable and decent guitar player so long as they obey the law of consistency over time. So what do I mean by that?
Well the students who succeed in playing guitar well I’m not necessarily the students with the most talent, rather they were able to find quality online guitar lessons which resulted in them being taught correctly and they combined this with knowing how to practice properly. It’s a mechanical process which depends little upon divine inspiration or talent!
Now if we are at a level where we are trying to create true artistic expression or break new ground in the area of guitar playing then certainly talent is essential. However for this level it is not so please do not form a negative attitude thinking that you simply do not have enough talent in order to succeed at playing guitar. I understand that previous bad experiences with guitar lessons may have convinced you that you do not have any talent however my aim with guitar in a nutshell is to prove to you that this was never the case.
Learning should never you work, learning should be excitement. Real guitar lessons for beginners fill you with a desire to learn more and more because you understand everything with 100% clarity feel the results coming through immediately. I’m confident that through the lessons contained on the sides you will be able to experience a big excitement for learning guitar again and realized that actually you could do it all along, it’s just that this is the first time you are really being told properly!
The ultimate goal is for you to achieve independence and to have the skill to move forward with the ability to teach yourself without the need to rely on anyone else to show you how to play this or that song. You will be able to buy guitar book’s and learn them from cover to cover or pick up songbook and instantly know how the strum pattern would go despite the fact that it was not included in the chord sheet. That’s how you’ll know that your beginner guitar lessons are really working!