Learn to Play the Guitar for Free or Cash?
There’s been a proliferation of free guitar lessons on YouTube over the last few years. This has created a class of would-be musicians called “Google Guitarist”.
These are the people who jump from one set of free guitar lessons to another in the hopes of learning to play the guitar for free. You also find novice players who’re looking for that magic bullet course that’ll let them learn “overnight” or “without practicing”
This brings up the question, “Just what are these free guitar lessons good for anyway?”
Get your feet back on the ground
First of all, if you’re expecting to be able to play guitar overnight, or without practice or even, for that matter, without sore fingers – it’s time to stop sniffing whatever it is you’re sniffing, and get your feet back on the ground.
It just doesn’t work that way, no more than you can decide to do internet marketing today and be rich tomorrow. Sounds great, and there’s always someone ready to sell you the dream (and separate you from your money), but it’s unrealistic.
Think about it for a second
The vast majority of people who offer you free courses or video guitar lessons on YouTube also offer complete “Learn How To Play Guitar” programs. Is it logical to think that they’re going to give away all their trade secrets for free? Not hardly! Now, don’t get me wrong, it’s perfectly legitimate to give the consumer just enough of a preview or small taste of the product or service to entice him/her to buy. As a matter of fact, we see it everywhere around us every day in the real world.
The main issue with taking a succession of free lessons is that you’re only scratching the surface and there’s no continuity of approach.
Here’s the bottom line
Free guitar lessons are actually great.
Well, unless you’re extremely talented, a natural so to speak, they won’t get you to the point of being the next guitar god. That’s not what they were designed for but, if you keep your expectations real, they can be an excellent tool by putting them to their best use.
Which is? To help you sort through all the programs out there and chose the one that’s best for you. Nothing more, nothing less.
See, each of us is unique and we learn from and react to people differently. Some learn better seeing things, others hearing things and still others from reading. By the same token, a guitar course that’s best for your friend may not be best for you. On top of that, the music genre used by the coach can play a major role in your success.
By taking one or more free lesson course, you can evaluate the methods, music styles and the coach him/herself – before shelling out some bucks to buy the course. This will help you avoid mistakes and wasting money by letting you see if you feel comfortable with this or that program.
By all means, sign up for free lessons, but keep your expectations real. Sure, you’ll learn a little bit of this and a bit of that which can be fun and satisfying, but above all, use them to make an informed intelligent decision.
Reminder: A few of the programs listed offer free and paid guitar lessons online, in addition to periodic discounts from time to time, so why not check them out?
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