When you pick up your guitar you want to start to be able to play your favorite songs as soon as you can. Let’s face it – learning to play the guitar should be fun and not boring or frustrating.
Nowadays there are so many methods to teach you how to play the guitar and you should find the one that works best for you. If you find it boring learning from a book and you can’t afford a private guitar tutor, then I recommend that you learn how to play the guitar with a professional guitar DVD.
Where Do You Get A Guitar Tutorial DVD?
The good news is that there are many DVDs available on the market today that can teach you how to play the guitar. Many of them are created by real guitar pros of all ages. You can find these DVD’s in music stores or you can order them from a virtual music shops on the Internet or ebay.
Before you buy though make sure that you choose a learning program that works for you. If you’re purchasing it online, a great tip is to look for reviews and feedback from other buyers. My advice is that it is better to choose a learn guitar easy DVD that has a 90-day money back guarantee so that you can send it back if you are not satisfied. Most professional online tutors will have this option proudly displayed on their websites. If you are buying it from a music store, then the staff will usually be very helpful and can recommend you one that suits your current level.
Are There Benefits To Learn To Play The Guitar Using These DVD’s?
If you are like me and find it easier to sit and watch a tutor in action rather than just reading from a book then you will indeed benefit from a guitar tutorial DVD. Some DVDs are excellent and really will make it easier to learn how to play the guitar quickly and easily.
The good news is that they are not very expensive and most of them offer a no quibble money back guarantee if you find they don’t meet your learning needs (such as being too advanced or too basic). A big bonus is that you get to practice in your own home, as often as you want, without wasting time on travelling to guitar classes and you can keep watching a certain part of the DVD over and over again so that the information really sinks in without having to be embarrassed by asking a tutor to repeat the exercise.
I don’t like to make the learning curve any harder than it is already and try to make life easier for myself so I find learning how to play the guitar DVD’s definitely make the learning process fun and entertaining. It is usually more successful in keeping you focused and interested than learning from a theory book, which can be heavy and hard going. Guitar DVD’s show you exactly how to play and demonstrations on how you should sound like which is a big, big plus!
Are There Any Disadvantages To Using How To Play The Guitar DVD’s?
On the whole I would say not. They are usually very good value for money and will help you to be able to play the guitar much more quickly than if you were trying to learn to play by yourself.
However, while you can learn how to play the guitar quickly and easily on DVD, some would argue that it cannot compete with a private teacher. For example a DVD provides a standard teaching program and is not customized to suit your individual learning style. It is more generic for a large audience whereas a teacher can design the method he/she uses to meet your learning needs and requirements.
Another thing to consider is that although it shows it how you should play, a guitar tutorial DVD cannot tell you when you’re making a mistake and how to correct it. A guitar teacher can only really provide this kind of constructive feedback. A guitar tutor can be truly inspirational and offer positive feedback when you’re progressing which will keep you motivated and dedicated to continue playing your guitar, but a guitar ‘how-to’ DVD won’t know if what you’re playing is good or bad.
So there you have it. If you can afford it, I’d recommend a private tutor as it is probably the most recommended learning strategy by all of the experts but a guitar tutorial on DVD can is definitely an acceptable compromise for people like me who get bored with theory books, but don’t have the time and money to pay a professional guitar teacher.
Whichever method you choose, make sure that you enjoy it. Make it fun and continue to practice as often as you can and I promise that you will learn to play the guitar much more quickly than you first imagined.
Let me know how you get on.
The Guitar Pro
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