For this article a few highlights what you can do for yourself before you take up guitar lessons.
Most people who take up guitar lessons need the lessons as a motivation which is understandable. Once the motivation is in place you should use the ideas you get from your lessons to use in a constructive way for your own practise time.
You can prepare yourself a little before you make a start with your guitar lessons, here a check list of things you can do without the help of any other person:
~ Learn a handful of basic chords
~ Learn to pick a few strings
~ Use a tutor book which will explain you the basics of music and also show you how to read notes on the guitar
~ Have a look at tablature, find out how it works and try to apply it to songs you want to play
Apart from any of the mentioned above it may help to talk to a friend or anyone you know who does play guitar and find out what they have done to improve their guitar playing. You may want to ask about how long it took them before they got to grips with the basics or anything along the lines of that.
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