Here’s a guest post we did for Normans Musical Instruments on How To Play Guitar & Sing At The Same Time – Something we get asked about a huge amount.
Here It Is – How To Play Guitar And Sing At The Same Time
Happy reading and good luck!
Onto question 2 then,
“How Long Will It Take Me To Learn?”
Just like Question 1, this is something you probably know the answer to better than we do. If you’re someone who is willing to put in the practice time, and who perseveres with things, and perhaps even more importantly loves music and has a strong desire to play it, then the answer is not very long at all. If these things don’t apply, then a lot longer, if at all!
But before getting into all that, we need to define “learn”. – Learn what? How will you know when you’re someone who “can play”? Furthermore, just about all the greatest musicians of our time and recent history have at one point or another said something along the lines of “you have to never stop learning”, “The journey is never over” and so on.
If you’ll consider yourself somebody who plays the guitar once you can strum “Wonderwall” then generally speaking, it won’t take as long as it takes to play Stairway To Heaven start to finish.
So our outlook, and advice to you would be that playing the guitar is a concept that is made up of a multitude of different elements and aspects, each differing to another in difficulty, and again from person to person, based upon how naturally musical you are, previous instrumental experience, or willingness to put in the practice time.
So the quickest way to learn is to forget about having a number of weeks in mind and immerse yourself in the material, the practice and the passion for the instrument and music as a whole.
– Might sound a bit of a dry, boring answer, but when you’re blasting out songs and riffs really soon you’ll be very happy indeed!
So, ANSWER: Shut up and get on with it! 🙂
Here’s a chance to meet our guitar teachers who cover London and the surrounding areas.
On our website we feature a page of Guitar Teacher profiles, listing our teachers’ information, qualifications, experience and successes.
And here below is a video playlist featuring performances by a selection of our Guitar teachers – From home studio performances, to Classical Guitar competition recitals, to Glastonbury to The Albert Hall.
We hope you enjoy the great playing featured in the videos, and we’ll post soon when we upload some videos of our newest teachers too.
Welcome to part 2 in our Guitar-themed TBT (Throwback Thursday) mini series.
You can find part 1 here.
Again, we’re featuring 3 great Guitar videos from days gone by. Just as part 1 contained performances from 1959, 1969 and 1979, now’s the time for 1989, 1999 and 2009. So here we go!
1) 1989 – Night Of The Guitar
2) 1999 – Guitar Boogie – Tommy Emmanuel
3) 2009 – Joe Bonamassa Live
Welcome to this post about some extra special offers on Guitar Lesson Packages, running until 8th September only for the “Back To School” season. We are offering:
We also have a new and improved referrals policy, meaning once you’re onboard, you can receive multiple free lessons just for referring a single new student to us.
Find out everything you need to know via the following useful links:
Today I’m going to answer some of the most common questions beginner students tend to have. Some from absolute beginners, some from students a month or two down the line. Hopefully you find it useful!
1) What Guitar Should I Buy? Should I start on Electric or Acoustic?
2) How Do I Tune My Guitar?
3) How Do I Change Between Chords Faster?
4) How Can I Get Better With Barre Chords?
5) What Songs Should I Learn
Through these 2 simultaneous approaches, you will both develop in the style you love and also be exposed to new material.
For any questions of your own, please feel free to leave a comment below, or get in touch via our website : Guitar Lessons London