Are you unhappy with your current ability to play guitar, and are you wondering what you can do to get better? Many people who would want to learn would just go to the local shop, buy a guitar, learn the basics, and then stop learning afterwards. Once they can play a few chords or a few songs, the excitement wears off and they never reach the level of ability that they desire. However, anyone can become an awesome guitar player if they are willing to put in a bit of time and energy, and these tips can help you get to be as good as you want to be.
1. Commit to practicing every single day.
You do not have to spend hours each day doing nothing but playing guitar. You lead a busy life, so you probably do not have time for that. However, do you have twenty minutes to spare? All you need to do is cut out one TV show and spend that time playing guitar. The consistency is the key. If you do this for 20 minutes every single day, you will see a rapid increase in your skills, and playing guitar will get to be as fun again as it was when you first started.
2. Learn songs that you already like.
Sometimes it is a good idea to do lessons and learn the technical aspects of the craft, such as playing scales. However, you want playing guitar to be fun; when you are having a good time, you are more likely to do it every day, which is what is going to help you improve. Learn songs that you already like by the bands that you love. You will be inspired to play and you will really enjoy yourself, even when it takes a while to break down a song and learn each part, and so you will be driven to success.
3. Make sure that you get worthwhile equipment.
You do not need to run out and spend thousands of dollars on a guitar, but you also do not want to buy the cheapest guitar that you can find. The low-end equipment just does not sound as good. It falls out of tune more often and makes it sound like you are a worse guitar player than you are. You want equipment that makes you sound your best so that you can really see if you are making progress.