Electric Guitar Lessons

Click Here for Guitar SuperstarsSo you have finally decided to take the plunge and get started on those electric guitar lessons that you’ve been meaning to take every year since you can remember. You know what they say better late than never. Right?

But seriously now let’s look at the big picture. What are your goals as far as electric guitar lessons go? Do you just want to learn a few chords so you can impress your buddies on the weekend around a campfire with a few beers or maybe you are a little more serious than that and really want to learn how to rip it up Angus Young style.

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Either way the choice is yours but one thing I like to recommend is to have an idea of where you want to be six months from now as far as playing the electric guitar goes. You see if you don’t look down the road at all then you might as well put that guitar away now because it’s not going to get used. Set a goal or have a vision of what you want to achieve and know that you can achieve it and it will happen for you.

Ok now that we’ve got that out of the way lets take a look at some of the equipment you are going to need to pursue these electric guitar lessons.

  1. Electric guitar
  2. Amplifier
  3. Picks
  4. Good instruction
  5. Understanding neighbors

Ok so I got a little carried away with that 5th option but in a nut shell those are your basic equipment necessities for getting started. Now you don’t need to get carried away and sell the farm in order to buy this stuff especially when you are just starting out. You don’t even have to have brand new equipment if you don’t want too as used equipment works just as well.

The first thing I recommend you do is go down to your local music store and chat to one of the staff and tell them that you’re a beginner and what you are looking for. Now if they know there stuff they should recommend to you a few different options that are within your price range and hopefully your taste.

Now remember it’s not about looking cool right now it’s about getting some equipment that will be functional and comfortable for you to work with for the next little while. Take some notes of what was good as far as price goes and what was good as far as comfort goes. Now you can head off to the next store and repeat or maybe you have friends or family who play the guitar and can tag along with you and ask questions as well.

By now you should have decent idea of what it is you are after as far as equipment and pricing goes. Next I would go online and do some research (like you are now) at places like eBay, craigslist or even the local classifieds in your area and see if you can find what you are after at a reasonable price. Or just go back to the music store if that was your preference and slap the cash down on something new.

Finally the ingredient that completes this recipe will be the electric guitar lessons themselves. Your choices are private lessons, online lessons, group lessons or free lessons either form someone you know personally or online also. All have their Pro’s and Con’s and the only thing I will caution you on at this early stage is that you get what you pay for.

So if your pretty little face light up when I said free sorry to burst your bubble but I don’t recommend taking this route only because it restricts you from learning on your terms.

Well folks I hoped that helped you a little now get out there and “Jam On”

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