So far you tried the best hacks, YouTube videos, blog posts, and everything on the planet to learn how to play guitar, probably you by now know the position that you get into, and the alignment of fingers – of course which depends on your dominant hand or even whether you are ambidextrous.
Learning guitar is great and fun, as it helps you to detox from a daily regimen, but it isn’t easy to master it. A guitar instructor probably won’t make you Eric Clapton, because only your intuition and love for music can take you there. However, you would be able to play very well or go to the autopilot mode where you could self-learn everything, just like how a Ph.D. aspirant learns and research on a topic of key interest.
So now the question arises – whether you want to learn it or master it, and the only person who can answer that question is you! However no matter what you goal is, a guitar instructor will help.
There are two things that you may opt for, based on what suits you the most
- Get enrolled in a guitar classes, and get the ball rolling.
- Find a guitar teacher who can come to your home and teach you the instrument.
While the first option resonates, the second is deemed expensive, and that’s where you tend to think – “how to find guitar teacher who fits into my budget?”
First the good news – You don’t need to spend a fortune to get guitar instructor at home. With better connectivity and age of sheer competition, you are bound to get the most competitive prices. There’s an app called UrbanClap that mainly helps you in getting quality guitar instructors.
Second the bad news – You would still need to practice hard, instructor can guide you, but ultimately you need to master the skill, and not even Jimmy Hendrix can teach you guitar if you simply aren’t able to commit your time in it. So commitment holds the key.
Owing to UrbanClap business model, it tends to act merely as an interface. It is pretty much like going out shopping for professionals at a marketplace; which, in this case, is UrbanClap.
An ideal instructor will suggest you time sessions that you must devote on every activity, inspect and actively assist in the amount of pressure you put on the sound chords of a guitar, and many another minuscule yet important things. Muffing the strings is yet another common mistake that starters commit and a professional supervision is essential, if not necessary for better learning and improvisation.
As Eric Clapton says – “I just managed to convince my grandmother that it was worthwhile that was something to do, you know, and when I did finally get the guitar, it didn’t seem that difficult to me, to be able to make a good noise out of it.”
So be bold, and give it a try, after all you may never know what lies beneath you, and whether you can push it beyond limits, or just manage to impress your loved one.
A guitar teacher will probably help you save many months that you would otherwise waste in doing it all by yourself. Honestly, you might be able to do it all yourself, but it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, in fact; there are many who struggle for years and yet play it miserably, which eventually ends their obsession with guitar.
UrbanClap India is currently available in Mumbai, NCR and Bangalore, if you currently reside outside these cities, stay tuned, because UrbanClap has plans to add 15 more cities pretty soon, you can download the app for free.
It is high time that you take your guitar skills to the next level with UrbanClap.