I can’t help feeling a little bit of regret over the fact I never learned to play guitar when I first started. Wish I hadn’t been so shy and lacking confidence that I didn’t use my friends to help but I just couldn’t even try to play in front of anyone. I so wish the Internet had been around way back then.

Today, even if you don’t like playing or trying in front of others you can learned to play like a pro using the Internet. You should definitely take a look at Jamorama.com and JamPlay.com to see what they have to offer you. I love them both.

However, if money is huge issue as it is with many today, mostly due to the economic turmoil we have to deal with these days, then I would suggest you seek out the free training available. It will take more time learning but if time isn’t a factor you’ll do great.

Using YouTube To Learn To Play Guitar

I’ve probably said this a hundred times already but Youtube is my home away from home. I spend so much time on Youtube learning how to play guitar songs that would take me too long to figure out on my own.

But that’s not the only reason I frequent Youtube. I also love the fact I can find so many riffs, licks and scales to learn and practice that it can be hard to get back to my work from home online business. Well okay, part of my business is sharing articles, videos and how to play guitar tips but it’s only a fraction of my business. So I have to leave Youtube periodically to do other things.

Start With Basic Guitar Scales

I use guitar scales to help me improve my playing and to increase speed. Guitar scales also help me to use more of the fret board when playing, although I’m still pretty slow compared to a few of my guitar jam buddies.

Let’s start with a video by Peter Vogl. I like it when there is a link to a page that will give the tablature of what I’m learning so I can have it in front of me to keep my mind focused until I have the chart or tab memorized. Here is a beginner lesson from Peter. Oh and I better include the link to the Basic Scale tablature.

To get really good you will wan to learn to go forward and backward with the guitar scales you are learning and practice until you can do this without errors and you’ll get faster and faster as you continue practicing. Kinda like most things in life.

I doesn’t matter if you are using an acoustic guitar like my Yamaha or an acoustic electric like Peter is using or even an electric like my friend Peggy uses, it’s all about the practicing.

Learning Scales

I remember watching people play guitar back before I learned how to play guitar myself and was blown away as it seemed like magic to have their fingers running up and down the fretboard and string making such awesome music.

However, with access to the internet today it’s now become easier than ever to learn how to play the guitar.

Start With Some Scales

You should begin to learn guitar scales first. When you learn guitar scales, you are learning how to create individual notes using the strings along with your fingers on certain places on the frets. When you learn how to play guitar scales, you may then move on to guitar chords, which is using mixtures of notes to really create tunes utilized in songs. You can learn all of this on the internet. Get ready for lots of practice because that’s what it’s going to take to learn how to play the guitar.

Finding a Site

There are several sites online which will teach you ways to play guitar. Again, begin to learn guitar scales first. After you get the scales down, you will have no problem finding those scales to utilise them together with one another so you can start to play real music. There are several free sites on the web that may teach you the best way to play guitar. The one major drawback to learning from the PC rather than learning from one on one instruction from a teacher is you can pick up unpleasant habits if you aren’t monitored. That’s why you must read the instructions carefully and make sure you’re practicing perfectly. Only 1 finger out of kilter, or your hand positioned wrong on the fret bar can make a nasty habit which will impede your guitar playing progress.

Practice Is Essential

When you first pick up the guitar and learn to hold it, it can seem very awkward. Then, when you begin to learn guitar scales, you’ll see that it takes a lot of getting used to in order to get the notes just right. You should prepare to practice a lot, such as an hour or two a day, if you hope to grasp guitar playing. Don’t worry if you mess up at first. So long as you practice and keep at it, you will be playing the guitar in almost no time. Just don’t go to fast in your training. Start to learn guitar scales first and then progress from there.

Shortly , you will be playing guitar and you may remember back to how clumsy the guitar felt in your hands and how threatened you were with learning the best way to play that all those feelings will appear mad.