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Learning to play the guitar can be both immensely rewarding and incredibly fun, so we think it’s well worth your time.
We all have an innate desire to grow and to develop, both personally and professionally, and a skill such as playing the guitar is a fantastic one to add to your tool belt.
You can get immersed in the learning process to satisfy your hunger to make progress with the skill, but you can also see the guitar as a relaxing hobby that helps you unwind after a long or stressful day.
It’s also hard to deny the allure of being good at a musical instrument, whatever it may be.
We’ve all had those visions of being up on stage jamming with a group of friends, or ripping an epic guitar solo in front of an insatiable crowd.
While we won’t guarantee that this could be your future, even just having an improvised jam session or being able to play your favourite song is a very satisfying experience to have access to.
Even if you find the idea of learning a new skill laden with techniques overwhelming, there’s a lot to be said about how soothing it can be to play the guitar alone.
Whatever reason/s you have for wanting to learn to play the guitar, it can be a richly rewarding experience if you go about it the right way.
By that we mean it’s best to approach the skill with internal motivators, rather than external ones.
External motivators are the ones that seem like a great idea at the time, such as wanting to play an epic solo to impress your friends, but that will inevitably fail to provide you with sufficient motivation to stick with it when the going gets tough.
Internal motivators on the other hand will spark your curiosity and help you stay on course. An example of an internal motivator would be either of the 2 things we’re already mentioned: focussing on the feeling of improvement and this desire to develop your skills, and focussing on the enjoyment of the process.
Without a doubt, the fastest route to guitar-playing proficiency is working with a tutor.
If you try to learn to play the guitar just by watching tutorial videos online and reading books, trying to figure it all out yourself, you might find this overwhelming at times.
Plus, the self-teaching approach lacks one key component of progress which is personalised feedback.
Not having access to feedback regarding what you’re doing well and how you can improve will hinder your progress significantly, and can lead to you making the same mistakes over and over.
If you work with a tutor though, they will be able to identify your blindspots and correct your mistakes before they become ingrained in your practice.
They can instill in you the best practices from the very beginning, based upon mistakes they’ve personally made or seen other people make so that you can make swift and unhindered progress.
Plus, the other great thing about working with a tutor is that they can tailor every lesson to you and your learning style.
Whether you prefer to have things explained or shown to you, you can get this from your tutor.
This can also be pivotal to your enjoyment of the guitar lessons, since the tutor can steer the classes towards the aspects you like most about playing the guitar, such as being able to play your favourite songs.
Technique and skill are required in order to be able to play the guitar well, but we would argue that patience is one of the most important things to cultivate.
This is because the biggest challenge you’re likely to face while learning the guitar is a lack of motivation.
Since progress can at times seem to be slow, and the gratification of learning something new will come less often as you progress, you can find yourself struggling to stick with it.
There are countless stories of people who thought they really wanted to learn a musical instrument, but then after a few weeks of practising, gave up on it and left it to gather dust in the corner of their room.
Yes, it’s true, many of those guitars you’ve seen on prominent display in people’s homes are just for show, unfortunately.
We believe that working with a tutor is a great solution for lack of motivation, as they can help you out of a rut, and provide you with the tools to make progress even when it seems impossible.
By learning to play guitar with a tutor you can open yourself up to a whole new world and myriad social opportunities.
One of the best parts about learning to play an instrument like the guitar is that it gives you permission to join music groups, meet new people, and jam with your friends.
Working with a tutor should give you the confidence you need to feel ready to play with others, which can be a deeply satisfying experience.
Even if you don’t plan on playing in a group or band, just being able to bond with new people over your love of an instrument can open up many doors socially-speaking.
If you’re looking for a guitar tutor in or around the Plymouth area, then Superprof has you covered.
You can hone your guitar-playing skills and make progress faster than you thought possible with the help of a tutor.
You can choose to work with a tutor either online via webcam, or in-person, depending on which method you prefer.
In order to find the perfect tutor, you can use the search function on the website which will let you filter by criteria such as hourly rates and what level of teaching you require.
Once you’ve found a tutor that you like, there’s a chance that you’ll be able to take a free first taster lesson with them so you can see what a lesson would be like.
Are you looking to start to learn the guitar?
There are currently 10 guitar tutors available to give guitar lessons in Plymouth and the surrounding areas.
A messaging system is in place on the platform that lets you contact with the guitar tutors that are offering private lessons on the platform.
Once your course request has been accepted, you can begin your first guitar lesson with your guitar instructor.
In Plymouth and the surrounding areas, there are 10 private guitar instructors available to give private lessons
To find a private guitar teacher, check out their advert to find out more information about their course offering. Our guitar instructors cover all types of guitar from electric, acoustic, bass.
Did you know you can even take music lessons online?
On Superprof, many of our Guitar instructors also offer online tuition. About 80% of teachers across our platform give guitar lessons via Skype.
To find available online Guitar tutors, just select the webcam filter in the search engine to see the available tutors offering online courses in your desired subject.
Online courses via Skype offer you more benefits in terms of flexibility and are often less expensive as the tutor does not need to travel.
On average guitar instructors charge £21 for private guitar lessons in Plymouth.
The cost for guitar lessons will differ depending on:
97% of our tutors offer their 1st lesson free.
The first thing you need is obviously to purchase a guitar. Some of the most common guitar brands are Gibson, ESP, Yamaha and Washburn.
The rate of a guitar can sometimes put off new students.
If this is the case, you can rent a guitar to practice with until you are ready to purchase your own guitar.
Depending on the type of guitar you want to play, you may also buy:
Certain guitar accessories are not required in order for you to play the guitar. Don't hesitate to ask your guitar teacher for advice on what accessories you should buy in order to play the music you want to.