What Is the Best Way to Learn Guitar (For You)?
Who doesn't love old truisms like this: "all ways, always". Why not cling to a bundle of strings, rather than just one?
Learning guitar isn't so different from learning a new language. Literally all of us learn languages at the speed of thousand-pound tortoises, after the age of ten, compared to before. The thesis here is that your learning was fastest around then, in part because you learned language around those younger years using a "bundle of strings" and not just one; school-teachers, talking to family, reading books, telling your own stories. By using all ways available to you, you learned at light speeds! Compare that to adults, usually limiting themselves to one way of learning, such as only using Rosetta Stone to learn Spanish.
To learn guitar fastest, the best way to learn guitar is to use all the ways available to you. Every way, or method, you try can give different pieces of knowledge. You can also lean into the ways of learning guitar that work best for you in different times of your life as time goes by.
- Other online learners on Reddit, Guitar Tricks and other forums
Know others who play the guitar? Maybe they can give you a hand with some new tips and licks.
- Watching guitarists online
- Listening to recordings