Why beginners quit playing guitar • Reasons beginners quit playing…
Hello, and thanks for visiting this guitar article, this is just one in a series of many guitar articles about, you guessed it, guitars. The topic of this article is why some beginners decide to stop playing the guitar. For some of you more experienced guitar players, you may be thinking “Why? This is the best hobby you can do!” but not all people think that.
The process of learning the guitar is one of the steepest learning curves of any instrument. At first, you will have trouble stretching your fingers to do a simple chord, and it will hurt your fingers pressing on the frets. But as experience comes, this all goes away.
Because of the steep learning curve, you will have trouble getting your head around it all, if you hear a song that you really want to learn how to play, but when you try, you can’t, you will get very discouraged. Getting discouraged is one of the worst things that can happen to you. Especially if the music you are trying to play is hard. So it is best to just try and keep going.
Another vital step in learning the guitar is the theory behind it. As with several things in the world, the theory behind them is something that you don’t want to learn, you don’t care about what the names of the notes are on the neck, and scales don’t matter to you. But they should, and good guitarist will know all of these, and so do the teachers or lessons that have taught these players. So, as a chain effect, all of this theory gets put into lessons, and you get taught it.
Something that a lot of beginners are told when they ask for advice is, “Try and get one to one lessons with a local teacher, this is the best way to start learning and you will become much better much faster.” This is true. And is very good advice. But the price tag of the lessons stops millions of new players from taking them up. So they are missing all of this vital information in the learning process.
Because of this, these players may well be able to play what other people write, but as soon as they come to start making up their own material, they will have no idea what so ever about what to do, or any of the lessons and guides of how to make successful songs. Scales, chords and the notes on the neck are just minor parts of the theory that needs to be learned. And to be a successful guitarist, and to avoid hitting ruts in your playing, these all need to be learned.
Take the time to learn these and not get put off, and just give up playing. The guitar is one of the best hobbies you can have, you can be creative, get relieved from stress, and even make a profession of it, so make sure you do it the right way.