Learning guitar (well, trying to)

I have been fascinated by guitars, specifically electric, for quite some time now. The sound a guitar produces amazes me, and so, for Christmas, my boyfriend was kind enough to get me an acoustic guitar so I can learn to play it myself.

Taking lessons from an instructor when first learning an instrument is arguably a good idea, but I want to see how much progress I can make on my own, teaching myself with the assistance of tutorials and apps.

I’m definitely not booking venues at any point in the near future, but so far, my attempts are somewhat successful.

I downloaded GuitarTuna to my phone, which, if you couldn’t guess by the name, is a tuning app for guitars. It’s free to download, and it makes things much easier for me when I have to tune my guitar.

I also downloaded the Fender Play app, which has several lessons intended for beginners. You can use the app for two weeks for free, and, if you decide to continue your use of the app, you can pay for more features and more advanced lessons.

The Fender Play app has helped me tremendously, and I think it’s a great option for anyone who wants to learn how to play guitar on their own.

Youtube has also been a huge help to me. I came across a video posted by Marty Music, and within half an hour I was playing widely recognized riffs from rock anthems. I highly recommend checking out the video, and Marty Music, for some straightforward, simple, and effective advice as to how to go about learning riffs in the early stages of playing.

I try my best to practice a few time a week, and hopefully, I’ll continue to progress as time goes on. If I can learn how to play guitar, so can you!

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