Picking up the guitar for the very first time is a really exciting moment. You are holding the guitar neck
while puling the strap over your shoulder or maybe you're sitting down in you're favorite guitar chair. You have the guitar pick between your finger and thumb and you're ready to rock out on the fretboard.
Wait just one minute, you soon realize you have no idea what your doing with the guitar? You have not learned how to read music or even understand what the numbers mean on guitar tab sheets. You know you want to be able to play your favorite songs, but how? How can you learn the guitar, where do you start, what lessons should you take?
Where do you start to learn the guitar? The first place most people would turn to today is the Internet and truthfully there is a wealth of guitar information on line. You can find someone teaching you how to play your favorite song for just about any style you want to learn to play the song in, Rock and Roll, Hip Hop, Acoustic, even classical finger picking.
Really taking the time to learn
the underlying principles of the fretboard isn't something most people care to do. Why don't most people who play the guitar care about the fretboard? Because it's not easy at first and learning all the technical terms can be confusing. Even though there are only seven notes which range from; A B C D E F G the placement and usage of these seven notes on the fretboard make up almost a limitless combination of musical and non musical tones.
Recently I found some instructions on line that really helped me learn the placement of each the notes on the guitar. I thought wow this was a very powerful lesson that should be brought to light even more. The music today is getting very boring because it's really easy to mimic someone but not so easy to create something with feeling.
Learn to play with feeling
and you will be well on your way for having allot more fun playing the guitar. Taking time to learn all you can about the theory of music and history of the guitar as well will really help expand your playing. You don't want to become stale. Rock isn't dead, just the desire to really become a better guitar player as been lost in translation.