When it comes to learning how to play the guitar at any level, the internet these days is a big opportunity for pro guitarists to teach you how to play the guitar and make money off of it. There are all kinds of guitar instruction websites online where you can learn online and guitar instructors sell DVDs/books out there which I’m sure would cost a couple of hundred dollars or way more. When you want to learn how to play the guitar and improve your talent, you don’t need to do all that. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on guitar lessons. Most of the guitar gurus online just want to make an extra buck off of ya and that’s it. So be more careful when you want to learn guitar.
You can learn how to play guitar better at very low cost and even better, you can learn how to play better guitar for “free”. How? Well, when you can’t afford money on guitar lessons by a guitar instructor whether online or in person… there are all kinds of free guitar lessons on the internet and there are all kinds of free guitar lessons in youtube. If you don’t want to spend loads of money on guitar lessons, there are all kinds of guitar magazines on the newsstands that have guitar lessons in them. There are also all kinds of affordable guitar instruction books you can buy at your local bookstores and your local guitar shops sells them too. That’s how I taught myself how to play the guitar. I learned through the internet using the free lessons, through guitar instruction books, guitar magazines like Guitar World/Guitar Player/etc.
You can also learn how to play guitar for absolutely free. Most famous guitar players like Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen and all those guys were self taught players. They learned to play the guitar by ear for the most part. They just sit there in front of their record players trying to figure out songs by ear. I learned to play like that a little bit myself. When I was younger, I would sit there in front of my stereo trying to figure out songs by ear. Playing songs by ear is not that hard at all. Just learning to play your favorite songs is another way to improve your guitar playing.
You don’t need to spend loads of money on guitar lessons when all the material they teach you… you can learn all that for free or at low cost. Like I said, be more careful out there. Too many young guitar players nowadays are too naïve and gullible that they think spending loads of money on guitar courses is good for them. It’s not. They just want to rip you off most of the time.
I’m very happy where my guitar playing is at now but I still got loads of work to do. I’m not a virtuoso yet but I do want to get there. Just taking my time and trying not to get too ahead of myself. I’ve been playing for 20 years now and I still don’t think I’m a pro player yet. I just want to play and enjoy myself. That’s all.