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No B.S. Guitar Q&A: Should I get a guitar teacher and do I need to practice daily?

by Johnny

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Hey No-BS-ers!

Welcome to the first in a series of ongoing questions and answer posts.

You ask em, I’ll answer em.

Question:

Should I get a guitar teacher and do I need to practice daily?

My Answer:

The best way to learn guitar starting out: Learn songs.

Now you can do this with or without an actual teacher.

That said, having a teacher is usually good in the beginning because he can make sure you’re doing things right, and answer any questions you might have.

But once you learn HOW to practice correctly (sign up for your free No BS Guitar membership to learn everything you need to know)…

The rest is up to you. You need to just practice consistently with new songs while reviewing stuff you’ve already learned. That you can do without a teacher at all if you want.

You should practice DAILY consistently for best results.

You can still learn without practicing daily, but the progress is dramatically slower. Thats the honest truth.

Pickup the theory later on and do so slowly. 80% of your focus should be on songs.

Songs have everything you need to grow as a guitarist, but you need to constantly choose songs slightly above your current skill level. This will make sure you progress.

For the theory side, you need to pick that up separately, possibly by buying a book like fretboard theory… and then GO BACK to the songs you’ve learned and see how the theory was used. Connect theory to songs.

That’s the fastest way to learn theory.

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