In the last article, I outlined some of the beginner guitar mistakes, but by no means is that all of them. Beginners with any instrument will have trouble and it’s important to know what some common issues are to make sure they’re avoided.
Here are some more common beginner guitar mistakes.
1. Not taking lessons. With online tutorials and videos promising to teach prospective guitar players how to play the guitar, it may seem silly to pay for a teacher. Taking guitar lessons is still necessary for all students who seriously want to learn to play guitar. A good teacher can teach students things and answer questions that a tutorial cannot.
2. Overdoing it. New students are often overanxious to learn the guitar and want fast results. Practicing for 10 hours a day might seem like the way to go, but overdoing it one day can cause pain and discomfort for the next, especially when just starting out.
3. Skipping warm ups. Just like vocal students, guitar students need to warm up their fingers and hands before playing. Not warming up can result in injury and cramping during practice.
4. Practicing the same things every day. It may seem necessary to perfect something before moving onto a new thing, but that?s not always the case when learning guitar. Students who are having trouble with certain chords or songs should move onto something new and come back the next day. Sometimes the mind needs a break.
5. Not experiencing live music. Live concerts showcase guitar players and their showmanship. Attending concerts gives students a chance to learn something new and get up close and personal with the guitar players.