If you’re wondering how to play a guitar then I would first suggest that you check out some online lessons as they are free. It’s good to kind of ‘dip your toe in the water’ so-to-speak before you commit to actually buying a guitar and all that goes along with it. This is especially true when it comes to electric guitar as it’s not just the guitar itself which you must buy but also other extra’s such as effect pedals, leads, picks, case, strings, books/dvds and of course an amp. The amp alone can easily cost the same OR MORE than your guitar!
Learning To Play Guitar Is Expensive!
Most people don’t realize this at first but a quick trip to your local guitar store will soon educate you! Learning how to play guitar can get expensive… plus we haven’t even factored in guitar lessons yet… ouch, now there’s something that can really hurt your wallet especially if you’re planning on going to a local tutor for 1-1 lessons. Typical rates can range from $20 – $60 for anything up to 1 hour.
It’s best to be careful about selecting a teacher… there are some fake guitar teachers out there who are more interested in impressing you with their playing than actually teaching you anything. Avoid these guys! You’ve been warned.
Look, Here’s The Real Truth…
You can teach much of this stuff to yourself using online lessons. There are 1000′s of them for free on YouTube and lots of written materials too. Teach yourself the basic chords and strums – then go for lessons if you feel like you really need them.