There are almost as many techniques and styles of playing a guitar as there are guitar players. Which technique is the right one, is the one that works for the individual guitar player.
The one common factor among techniques, however, is when someone is playing a guitar, people generally stop and listen. How long they listen will depend on how good that person plays.
The type of music being played is another contributing factor for popularity. Virtually all type of music is an option, from classical to country and millions of songs in between.
Many songs are written while playing a guitar, although many songwriters prefer a keyboard or piano. The guitar is easier to master than a piano and songwriters, especially country or rock and roll, will incorporate a guitar into the music.
An example would be Paul McCartney of The Beatles. He began with a bass guitar and then went on to playing a guitar before mastering many other instruments. The guitar allows the musician to learn the basics of music and music theory before advancing in their knowledge.
Skill Level Varies Among Musicians
How well a person is known as a guitar player hinges solely on their dedication and ability and desire to practice. For some, playing a guitar is about knowing how to strum a few chords and sing a few simple songs. Others equate playing a guitar with mastering a tough foreign language. They won’t quit learning until they believe they know it all.
There are guitar players who make playing a guitar look as easy as falling off a slippery log and others who make it appear extremely difficult. These two extremes do not give the accurate appearance however as neither are an apt description. Because playing a guitar is not that simple, if played until mastered, nor is it so difficult as to be impossible.
How well a person plays will depend on how well they want to play and how much effort they are willing to put into playing a guitar. Sheet music, chord books and recorded music are all helpful to the budding guitar player, but having an objective listener to tell them what’s right and wrong with their playing can help immensely.
When you’re ready to take the plunge, buy a best guitar for beginners, in case you change your mind and be prepared to practice until it feels like your fingers are about to fall off.
That is, after all, what playing a guitar is all about!