There are thousands and thousands of YouTube videos (practically coming out every day now) covering virtually everything there is to know about playing guitar...
So, why are there so many beginners who seem to be more confused than ever?
THE YOUTUBE SEARCH FORMAT:
YouTube allows the viewer to see a teacher who’ll show you what they will relate as "exactly what you should do as a beginner." Sounds good so far - right? Plus, YouTube is free for the viewer. Even better! Free lessons teaching "exactly" what the player needs. Wow!
So why wouldn’t you go to YouTube for beginner guitar lessons? The problem is in the process. Normally, the usual process a beginner goes through is they find a "first lesson" video by searching YouTube for something like, “beginner guitar lesson” and then they chose a video from a list of about 400,000 videos. Let's face it, we all generally pick one of the videos at the top ten of that search return.
YOU FOUND A VIDEO:
Now you've found a video. It's time to learn how to play a few notes on your guitar. It feels amazing. Hope builds up. You’re making progress - right?
But, what have you missed? This is NOT a course. This isn't even a sit down with a professional player who you can interact with. There's nobody there, it's a one-sided video lecture. Are you holding the guitar correctly? Is your hand position good? Is your guitar set-up properly? The entire process is completely one-sided.
YOU LOOK FOR ANOTHER VIDEO:
You're not sure what to do next, so you search for more videos It’s time to find the next one in that series... wait - there is no series. Now, you’re not 100% sure what you should be learning next, so you do the most logical thing - search for another beginner guitar lesson.
After a few more beginner videos, the inevitable happens. You start to get lost in having too many directions, and too many choices. There's the option of learning songs, developing technique, training on rhythm, practice of chords, strumming... And, many of the videos are too hard for your level and you don’t know whether or not you should push through. Heck, you don't even know if you're holding it correctly!
After all, no-one’s there to tell you if this particular video is right for your current level. There's no interaction. You think to yourself: “what’s the point of trying if there’s no chance of success?” So you put the guitar down for a few days, weeks, months.
FRUSTRATION SETS IN:
Learning anything technical or complex on your own is next to impossible. This is a perfect opportunity for frustration to set in. You’ve fooled around with lot’s of little guitar bits, but you can’t really play anything. You’re stuck. Should you try to learn a song however hard it seems? Should you start with the basics? Who can tell you what to do exactly? What if you have a question? What video should you watch next?
“What Next” syndrome...
After each video, you find yourself in the horrible position of having to choose what video to watch next. If the previous lesson was easy it’s a simple decision. As soon as it gets hard, however, it’s becomes impossible to choose the right progression on your own.
Quit and feel bad about yourself...
Welcome to the: "I have a guitar in my living room, but I can’t play" club. Don’t feel bad, it wasn’t your fault. No one told you about the “what next” syndrome. If only you had known there was a much better way to learn guitar.
WHEN IS IT A GOOD IDEA TO USE YOUTUBE?
YouTube can be a fantastic tool for learning very isolated - very specific things that have a clear start and a clear end to them accomplished in one video. Here is my favorite way of using it: Problem-solving or learning a very specific technique. If you have a problem with something that can be solved within one concise video - YouTube works.
***LEARN GUITAR THE RIGHT WAY***
- ENROLL IN A GUITAR COURSE -If you want to train yourself up on the guitar properly, then enroll in a guitar course. And, be sure that what you're studying is being taught by somebody who holds credentials. Ask to see their diploma (if they don't already display one).
You want a solid course, taught by a musician who knows what they're talking about. That way you get the right information, in the proper order and sequence.
The bottom line is whether you are a beginner or an intermediate player, to learn effectively, you need a course. One that follows a step-by-step process. Once you begin learning through a proper curriculum, the results will speak for themselves.
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