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5 Myths About Learning The Guitar

Facts vs Myths

Some people can pick up the guitar and learn it really fast. For others, it can take a lot of time and effort.

There is no one quick fix to learning how to play the guitar and everyone learns at a different pace. This is why adult Mayfair guitar lessons are designed to fit around your level and the time required to master the basics.
We want to dispel some myths about playing the guitar and show you that even if you have never picked one up before you can still benefit from having a guitar tutor in W1.

#1 You Need To Start When You Are Young

We’ve already covered this misconception and shown why it is never too late to start learning the guitar.

For every musician that started playing the guitar as soon as they could walk there are 5 that didn’t take up the hobby until later in life. There is no ideal time to learn to play music. It doesn’t matter if you start at 5 years old or 50 – as long as you have a desire to learn you can play the guitar.

#2 You Don’t Have An Ear For Music

This is a very common myth and one that can be dispelled through practice.

Many people say that they don’t have a musical mind or can’t pick up different notes. With proper training by taking guitar lessons in Mayfair you can train your ears to respond to note changes and there are a load of videos on YouTube that can help in your spare time as well.

#3 Guitars Are Too Expensive

Sure, if you want a top of the range guitar you are going to have to pay at least £1000 or above. (Private stock handmade guitars often sell for £7500+)

However for beginners and even intermediate learners who want to take guitar lessons in Mayfair you can pick up a new (quality) guitar for under £500. In fact, you can get a second hand guitar even cheaper which is great if you are just starting out.

#4 You Don’t Have Time To Learn The Guitar

While it is true that if you can devote a lot of time to guitar lessons in W1 you will progress at a faster rate, learning the guitar doesn’t need to be a full time hobby.

Even just a few hours a week of dedicated study will see you come on leaps and bounds in a matter of weeks and months. The more time you put in the more you will get out of it but it isn’t a time-consuming endeavour by any means.

#5 You Can Learn By Yourself

You can get a lot of guitar learning resources online and we encourage you to try and do some work by yourself to really push your progress on – we cover some things you can do in another blog.

That being said, nothing comes close to studying with an experienced guitar tutor in Mayfair.  Studying with an excellent guitar teacher means that your lessons are focused solely on you and your level of skill and progression.

Learning the guitar isn’t easy however with help from a tutor and guitar lessons in Mayfair you can really turn your hobby from something that you enjoy to something that you are good at.

Stefan Joubert
Master guitar teacher and player Stefan Joubert is currently the head guitar teacher of the London Guitar Institute. He cordially invites all guitar lovers from absolute beginner to advanced to come and learn how to play the guitar with him!
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Stefan Joubert
Master guitar teacher and player Stefan Joubert is currently the head guitar teacher of the London Guitar Institute. He cordially invites all guitar lovers from absolute beginner to advanced to come and learn how to play the guitar with him!

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