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How Guitar Video Lessons Can Help

by on Apr.09, 2011, under General

Guitar video lessons have rapidly become a very popular and accessible way for nearly anyone to start playing the guitar without needing a dedicated instructor. As increasing numbers of people are learning the guitar, and they don’t want to pay for expensive private tutors, they are turning to video guitar lessons, as a cheaper, and almost as effective, alternative.

What Are The Benefits of Using Guitar Video Lessons?

The right videos are going to provide a method of viewing your guitar playing that is different than anything you’ve ever done before. While playing at home on your own can be fun, you may not know what the scales, songs or chords you are playing are supposed to sound like or if you’re doing everything correctly. By watching guitar lesson videos, you are able to see and here the correct way of playing something, so you can be sure you’re not making any fundamental mistakes.

What Types of Guitar Lesson Videos Are There?

There are numerous different kinds of lessons available to you depending on what kind of guitar you are playing, how you want to practice, and what types of guitar playing you are dedicated to learning. For people who’ve never played the guitar before, videos teaching how to properly hold the guitar, and how to play simple chords, are most appropriate.

For intermediate players, there are videos teaching how to play scales and simple lead guitar techniques, for example. You might also want to watch videos teaching music theory, and how to read music notation, to take your overall musicianship even further.

For more advanced guitarists, there are videos that look more in depth at improvisation, and music theory, as well as cover advanced lead techniques, like legato, and tapping.

Using Guitar Video Lessons Effectively

In the end, the right guitar video lessons are going to be extremely effective in providing someone learning guitar with a friendly face and a skilled teacher who can show you how to play a note, chord, or song that might be giving you difficulty. It might not be as nice as having someone who can watch your fingers and provide feedback, but it is much better than going at it alone.

Regardless of the quality of videos you find, you’re going to have to practice regularly if you want to get good. You should practice every day, for at least twenty minutes, watching the videos carefully, and follwing along with they’re instructions. In order to get the best results from guitar video lessons, you need to pay close attention to what is being taught in them, and do exactly as the person in the video is telling you. If you can do this though, you can be sure that your guitar playing skills will increase dramatically.

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