There has been a huge surge in interest to learn to play acoustic guitar with the extra time spent at home that 2020 and 2021 has brought to our lives.
We've been proud to help many find their or members of their family's first guitar and look forward to putting the right guitar into the hands of countless others. However, starting to play guitar can seem intimidating, overwhelming and, at times, complex.
We get it and we've been there so in anticipation of that exciting moment when you get your first guitar, here are some links, tips & videos* to help get you started:
#1 ~ Learn The Parts Of The Guitar
(hey, none of us were born with this information ☺️)
#2 ~ Watch This When You First Pick Up To Play
#3 ~ Download A Teaching/Chords Song App
After you get the hang of it and want to read music for all sorts of popular and amazing songs, we recommend (based on nothing else other than what we have found helpful) the Ultimate Guitar APP.
It will bring up the chords, lyrics and music at a pace you select. There are plenty of others from guitar manufactures, musicians and guitar instructors, this is simply one to have a place to start.
There are also a ton of free online lessons to choose from as well and we recommend visiting our friend Beginner Guitar HQ's article on Online Guitar Lessons as a great, non-overwhelming place to start!
#4 ~ Find Songs You Love
Of course, simply google your favorite genre and songs to learn to play and the basic chords of C, D, G, F, A (to initially start). If you love and know the song, you'll be more inspired to learn.
Obviously there are a bizzilion Youtube videos out there for playing, but narrowing it down to songs or artists you love can provide a little extra inspiration.