Why Should I Learn Guitar?
Welcome to my first blog which is designed primarily for new students who are looking to start playing guitar or learn Music Technology. This blog is designed as a resource for not only my own pupils but anyone who is looking to learn where to start with Guitar and/or Music Production. Today I’m asking a simple question…
Learning an instrument can be the most challenging but also an incredibly rewarding hobby for you to take up. Today I invite you to explore just a few of the benefits of learning the Guitar!
The confidence you can gain from learning a new instrument, and playing along with your favourite artists is one of the best feelings in the world! Imagine hearing something on the radio, and knowing that you could pick up a guitar and play along with your favourite artist!
Life can get incredibly stressful at time, and if you can play a couple of chords on guitar you can then learn how to let it all out in your music. If you’re having a rough time you can just through yourself into your music, strum a few chords and just play your stresses away.
Music has been proven to be a great stress reliever, and coming from a father of Twins, take it from me…Playing guitar has helped keep me sane during the long days! 🙂
You can play guitar pretty much wherever you are. If you have a guitar with you. You can play. Whether it’s out in the street, at home or in the pub you can play! This is one of the greatest things that a Guitar can provide, and also you can share all your new found skills with your friends, there’s nothing better than sharing music with others.
If you have friends who can also play an instrument, or can at least sing…you could even have them join in with you. Perhaps you could create a band? Y’never know… Explore your surroundings, and share music with all!
Going hand in hand with reducing stress, it also helps boost your creativity, when you have a basic understanding of chords, you’ll have all you need to write your own music! So whether you’re singing about how mushc you wish your children would be quiet. Or how you saw an amazing movie. You can put music to it!
Enhance Co Ordination
Learning a new instrument, enhances the part of the brain that controls motor skills. So if you partake in activities that require strong hand eye coordination, such as if you play sports or dance. Then pick up a guitar and start the process! It’ll help!
Life doesn’t seem to stop these days, we’re always running around trying to get work completed, picking up children from school, getting homework done to a deadline. running, racing, shouting, screaming, deadlines. deadlines. deadlines…
Learning guitar requires you to slow right down. It requires you to slowly consider various things such as, the co-ordination of your left hand to strum, and your right hand to create the chord shapes. It requires you to pay attention to many different aspects of music at the same time: pitch, timing, rhythm, how long you hold down the note for and more.
All these aspects of playing guitar requires you to think, to concentrate on what you’re doing and the more you concentrate, the better you get at it!
Self Discipline and
In this modern age, we’re given an awful lot of things to us straight away, we want to watch a certain program we can just switch it on when we feel like it. We don’t have to ensure we’ve got all of our tasks done within a certain time to be able to watch that show on TV. We can just switch on catchup, and watch it when we want.
Learning a particular song or piece on guitar, requires you to sit down and actually learn. To keep on and on, until that one bar or riff is perfect! To keep going even when you make mistakes, to know that if you keep working hard you’ll eventually get it, and to know that it will be worth it! Once you play it to your friends and they stare in awe going: “Wow…how did you do that! That’s amazing!..Please show me!”
There are so many benefits to learning guitar, it’s almost silly not to at least try!