People ask me on a regular basis how I learned to play the guitar. I always respond with "Lots and lots of practice and hardwork." When I was just starting out with guitar instruction, it was hard work. I sat down at home, printed some tablature, and began learning how to count Crows. I took so long to become proficient. My problem was that I didn't actually have any beginner guitar instruction. I was a man with no plan in high school with tons of time to kill. I guess it was fine for me at the time, but I could've learned more in weeks than I did in years!
It would have been so helpful if someone could show me how to hold my guitar, tune it, use a proper hammer on, alternate picking patterns, and go through each step. Later on I even had "private lessons" when I took guitar class at my local community college, but it was only 2 hours a week, and you can only get so much guitar instruction from such a short amount of time with an instructor. Although I liked my teacher and the techniques he taught me were great, I always wanted more instruction.
Some guitar programs start at $300, which is prohibitively expensive. However, I recently had the chance to review Guitar SuperStars and I absolutely love their guitar instruction program. It's also under $50 . They also offer tons of other stuff at that price.
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