Your top three tips for beginner guitarists
3 tips only. I appreciate you will have many more.
Beginner guitarist = someone who has up to one or two years of guitaring under their belt. This is arbitrary, I admit it. Arguing over this detail is missing the point. Please don't or I will fling poo at you.
no wrong answers, just be honest and try not to fight. I mean it's not like we're a hate sub or anything (lol).
For the record, while I am shite at guitar I am not looking for these tips for myself. For some reason I find this topic interesting. Helping newbies is probably my favourite activity on this sub.
Learn the major and minor scales as soon as possible.
Practice with a metronome. Slow and perfect.
Practice as regularly as possible. 30 minutes a day is better than 3 hour weekend binge.
Don't try to run before you can walk
Never play anything you don't like
Always do the homework your tutor sets you
"Be good at what you can do" - Fingerbanger"
I have always felt that it is better to do what is beautiful than what is 'right'" - Eliot Fisk
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First (and the most important) - don’t be surprised if your fingers start to hurt in the first few days. A bit of perseverance and it will pass as those fingers harden a bit
Second - concentrate on trying to do things properly and well and it will serve you in the long term.
Third - most of all, enjoy yourself. Practice every day and remember it's a marathon not a sprint.
“Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.” ― Frank Zappa