Electric guitar is the easiest guitar to learn on. The instrument is easier to fret and with the use of effects, a beginner can sound pretty good playing basic power chords. This is why many beginning players grab an electric before attempting acoustic.
What many do not realize is that it you have to learn how to walk before you can run. The use of distortion can make a simple brush of the strings ring out and sound muddy. Additionally, to play fast and accurate takes technique that you cannot learn from the Internet.
You are in luck. You can learn how to play like a pro with the right instruction. It is like taking an elevator instead of the stairs. Getting info about how and what to play has never been easier with the advent of the internet. You would think with as many videos that are available now, you would not need an instructor. If you are serious about mastering the guitar, taking lessons with me will get you to your goals quicker then the ‘by-yourself’ trial and error approach.
Ding, ding.. there is one big problem with learning from the tab or You Tube, which information is good and which is bad? As a self taught player, how would one know? As a beginner, a player looks for others that ‘sound’ good (regardless of technique). These kind of players usually start out with the really cool riffs, but little attention is paid to the foundational techniques that allow you to play those licks easier.
This is where you need an instructor. Foundation is important, its the core topic I go over from the very first lesson. I will go over the core techniques that you did not get in that YouTube video (but should of). And the best news is, my first lesson is free.
I could go on for days all the things I teach. If your curious, there are plenty of other instructor postings on craigslist that go over this in painful detail (I teach the same stuff and then some).
My lesson’s are not canned. I do not throw a Mel Bay book at you and tell you to learn page such and such (although I assure you, I have these books). Point being is that learning any instrument is not a one size fits all path. I score out lesson material manually (in traditional notation AND tab). This is a huge money saver for the student because you do not pay for additional instructional materials from elsewhere. You get it directly from me.
Are you ready for lessons?