Too many beginners make the mistake of rushing into learning songs before they are technically ready…
Unfortunately many beginners make the mistake of rushing into songs on guitar before they’re truly ready for it. This often leads to a lot of frustration which can in turn demotivate you and ultimately make you quit guitar!
You’ll avoid a lot of these problems by simply being a bit more patient.
Before starting songs it’s very important to have spent the necessary time preparing your playing first. Then everything will be so much easier.
What Should I Be Able To Do?
- You should have learned all 10 of the essential beginner open chords
- You should have learned the main 3 universal strums on Guitar in a Nutshell
- You should be able to change between chords and strum fluently through common progressions with no gaps or silences. This is the hard part and requires the most work.
Until you’re at that stage my advice is to avoid learning songs!
Once You’ve Completed The Necessary Preparation You’ll Find That Most Strum-a-Long Songs Can Be Mastered In Less Than 60 Seconds!
It’s really true. Most songs are actually very simple to strum along to and play. Beginners only find them difficult because they are having to deal with technical difficulties on guitar, not because the song itself it hard.
Once you conquer the technical side of things you’ll find that learning beginner style songs becomes incredibly easy and fast to do.
Continue Reading > How Many Chords And Strums Do You Need To Know?
01. How Do You Know When You’re Ready To Start Learning Songs?
02. How Many Chords And Strums Do You Need To Know?
03. The Correct Way To Practice Songs On Guitar
04. Why It’s A Bad Idea To Learn Your Favorite Songs First
05. What Are The Easiest Songs For Beginners To Start With?
06. I’m Having Trouble Playing Guitar And Singing At The Same Time