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Playing guitar made easy – the 6-steps to learn to play the guitar flowchart

I see it all the time.

People try to complicate things. Make things more difficult than they really are.

And when it comes to playing guitar, you can almost bet on it. How else will companies be able to sell you thousands of products to learn the guitar, plus accessories, and insurance for all of it?

When it comes down to it, the only things you REALLY need to learn the guitar are 1) a guitar 2) desire 3) a plan (I give you this free)

Think I’m kidding? I’m 100% serious. And I’ve outlined what the EXACT steps are below in the diagram. (notice it doesn’t say anywhere to buy an expensive guitar course or pay for private lessons)

There are only 6 steps. It really IS that simple.

If you can follow this chart, you have almost everything you need. The 3 missing ingredients are 1) the music you want to play, the songs, 2) Pit-Stop Practicing, and 3) Keeping track of it all.

The songs? That’s up to you. Youtube works, DVDs work, tabs on the internet work… Just find a source that shows you how to play songs ACCURATELY. The one I highly recommend you try is call Songsterr. It has a huge  selection of song tabs that’s backed by a community who is constantly checking them for accuracy. But the biggest advantage is that you can “play” each tab and hear how it sounds. This means you can literally play along to the “tab,” pick out certain parts, and even slow it down to master difficult sections. It couldn’t be any easier.

Or heck, figure out the song on your own. It’s great practice.

(Note: I would recommend them anyway, but if you signup for Songsterr through my links, you’ll help support No B.S. Guitar and I’ll earn a small commission. Thank you!)

Pit-stop practicing? This is a method of practicing that has proven to double the effectiveness, while requiring you to spend less time actually practicing. The method is backed by years of scientific research in “motor learning”. And I explain how it works in the free No B.S. Guitar subscription below. It made a huge difference in my playing when I started using it.

Lastly, to keep track of everything, just model what I have below:

Use whatever works best. I prefer a spreadsheet, but you might wanna use a pencil and paper. It’s all good.


How to teach yourself the guitar faster using a simple “Pit-Stop” guitar trick... even if you're not naturally talented!

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