Is it easy to play country music on a guitar? Well the truth is no it isn´t, not without first getting some country guitar lessons. But the fact is the same for anything that you want to do properly; you need some good instructions before you can play really good.
You can teach yourself using books and chord charts, but you may never really get any good at it, not without having someone to show you exactly how to do it, and you can hear how it should sound. Makes sense, doesn´t it?
The problem is for most beginners is that they are so keen to play at first, that they don´t take the time to learn properly, and they soon give up. This is particularly true for young people.
The other problem that you can have when teaching yourself, is that it´s very easy to pick up bad habits, that are difficult to get out of later on.
By far the best way is to get a really good teacher, even before you go out to buy your first guitar, he or she can help you select the best type of guitar, for the type of music that you intend to learn how to play.
Some of the cheaper guitars can be very difficult for beginners to play, so it´s worth getting some help with this.
It could stop you wasting money, and more to the point, if you choose a guitar that is too difficult to play, it may even make you give up before you´ve even really started.
Choose your teacher carefully, find someone who has a good reputation and has several years experience playing country music.
Country music is one of the easiest ways to get started, because of its easy flowing nature and steady beat it is easier to keep in time with the music.
You will need to learn the scales for country music as well as the chords for it, and you will need to practice them every day for at least half an hour.
You will find that your fingers will hurt a lot in the beginning until the skin gets hard, so keep on practicing.
Your muscles will need to build up in your hands, but they need to be strong enough to hold the strings down on the guitar, so that the notes are nice and clear.
The only problem that you could have with a teacher for country guitar lesson is that after your lesson it´s easy to forget bits, unless you write them down.
But this takes up some of your learning time with the teacher resulting in more expense.Another good way to learn to play properly is by having your country guitar lesson on a DVD.
In fact this is probably the best way to do it, as you can always watch again and again until you get it absolutely right, and don’t forget practice makes perfect eventually.
Some of these videos in country guitar lesson´s can even supply you with a range of backing tracks for you to play along with; you can even slow them down until you build your speed up, and then gradually speed them up to the correct speed when you have learnt it.
It is good to start with country guitar lessons, the scales and chords are similar to rock and roll, blues and even heavy metal music.
With video guitar lesson´s there are a large variety of different styles to choose from, and in the long run can save you a lot of money that you would have to spend on your own personal teacher.
I wish you all the best with your country guitar lesson, and with these lessons, you should find it easy to play.
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