Guitar Lessons For Grown Ups

Posted by: Daniel R. Lehrman Posted in: Uncategorized

I’m in my 5th gear of learning guitar. Most of my readers already know that I took adult guitar lessons with a private teacher for 2 years. Sadly, he passed away last March [2010]. We became good friends. I continue to practice my guitar every day, using every free tool and many ‘pay for’ online guitar lesson DVD’s to further my desire to learn guitar as an adult.

I bring this up because I was speaking with an acquaintance the other day and he told me that he wanted to learn a few easy guitar songs from the ’60’s. He went on the say he had used a local private tutor a short while ago. And he lost interest in taking lessons in less than two months because the guy treated him like a kid. “What I really need is adult guitar lessons for beginners.” That really hit a note, because that is part of why I stopped taking private lessons.

My personal goal in the beginning was to play blues. Jimi Hendrix in particular. Obviously that is very advanced stuff. I’m an adult, and I did have some experience with playing the guitar. I had private lessons as  a kid, before DVD or online lessons were a thought. He was an excellent teacher, especially for a kid, but he was equally as adept at teaching adults. He is a rare bread. He is also resting in peace now.

Every guitar lessons for beginners program I have tried and recommend are exactly what I say they are. The thing that they don’t have going for them is,
A. They are not catered to grownups,
B. They are catered to kids, children and adolescents. That is fine, there are a lot of people who want to learn guitar. I want to learn like an adult. I learn like an adult.

O.K., I’m pretty much a learn by myself person. I like to get down to brass tacks as fast as I can. I don’t have any problem sitting down and working out a song, even if it takes me years to learn it. Like “Little Wing”, by Jimi Hendrix.

That being said, these adult guitar lessons are pretty impressive. It’s not a matter of how much experience you have, it’s all a matter of the manner in which you are approached. There is more than one way to approach every guitar player, or, just jump in where ever you want to. It’s not very expensive to sign up for a lifetime membership.

Have all the guitar lessons at your immediate disposal, Go as fast as you want, even go back if you wish to revisit some of the lesson. Plus there are the individual emails and videos. And because it can be installed on most laptop computers, you will be able to take your guitar and tutor with you wherever and whenever you wish.

Make learning the guitar fun, and learn your favorite easy bee bop songs. Learn guitar like an adult.

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