Practicing my guitar is not spare time to me, it is essential time. Throughout the history of the guitar and it’s ancestors, playing the guitar has always been very glamorous and reserved for the privileged. The guitar player always gets the girls, or vice versa. Obviously, anyone can learn to play guitar nowadays, and, only by owning and playing a guitar can one find out what passions compel people to learn guitar and embrace practicing and playing the guitar as an everyday exercise.
It has been said, the guitar is the easiest instrument to learn to play bad, and, the hardest instrument to play good. I won’t argue that point, you are reading a blog by someone who practices to play. And never practices while playing. The bottom line is that with the proper online guitar lessons for your needs, having undisturbed, regular and consistent practice sessions, you have a solid recipe for success.
XBoxers, can easily spend a bunch of time and money buying the equipment for gaming and then spend unusual amounts of time in dark rooms playing against other competitors or themselves. Realistically speaking, XBoxers have plenty of skills and it consumes lots of time developing them. But when the game ends, what do you have to take home or show your friends for it? Not much unless they are into gaming.
There seems to be so much more offered by learning to play guitar using guitar lesson dvd’s. One of the excuses made by an angry guitar hero player was ”I don’t have the time to practice the guitar”. That was an exact comment from one of my readers in a Guitar Hero post I wrote a while back. Then he probably got re-involved in an Xbox or Guitar Hero game for the next 3 to 5 hours. I guess my guitar practice time, is like gaming time to a gamer.
Clinical tests have proven the fact that kids who get involved in music classes at school as young as 8 or 9 years old are generally smarter, have better grades, have better cognitive skills and a superior memory to non-musical students. Guitars are what I’m talking about here, but any musical instrument will serve the purpose. Students who play guitar should take a break and get up to exercise periodically.
Most guitar players, myself included, need to come up for air and out of the zone periodically. It is important to the health of your hands to take a practice break every hour to hour and a half, for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Your initial investment to buy a cheap guitar and an online guitar lessons course is pretty low compared to an XBox and a computer, and chances are playing the guitar will lead to activities such as entertaining a boyfriend/girlfriend, family or playing in a band and interacting with other musicians at a jam session.
I hope my point is well taken. I don’t care what gamers and Guitar Hero addicts think. Learn to play guitar and enjoy a lifetime of fulfillment, music is fun, it is also the universal language. Think about suggesting to some one or acting for yourself, regardless of your age, to become a beginner guitar player or brush up on your chops, even if it has been a few years. You won’t be disappointed. GuitarPlayersCenter.com