Adult Guitar Lessons
Why Learn to Play the Guitar as an Adult?
Apart from it looks cool and some people have found fame and fortune through playing the guitar, could there be other reasons?
Thankfully, yes! Learning the guitar has so many other rewards that justify the time and effort it takes to become a competent musician. We all have different goals in music which include:
Looking for a new hobby
Wanting to play songs we love
Improving our level
Joining a band to play in front of people
Making it our career!
Which One are You?
In terms of where you start as a novice, isn't matter as everybody starts at the same place - at the beginning! It may look easy when you're guitar hero is playing but you can guarantee that he or she has spent countless hours getting to the level that they have achieved regardless of their natural ability. Essentially, there are three main types of guitar:
This form of guitar has got or nylon strings and has been in its present form since around the 18th century and is played acoustically. Famous players have included Segovia, John Williams and Julian Bream but I should point out at this stage that I don't teach classical guitar but there are many fine tutors in and around the Cardiff and valleys areas.
A derivative of the classical guitar which uses steel strings and is available in sizes from 1/2 dreadnought up to jumbo size and 12 string. Although termed as 'acoustic' guitar, many sizes are fitted with a pick-up and internal electronics which can be plugged into an amplifier. Famous players include Joni Mitchell, Richard Thompson, Adrian Legg, Tommy Emmanuel and Paul Simon.
This form of guitar has been responsible for the birth of the 'Guitar Hero' with so many variations available in terms of design, components, playability and mechanics. As the sound is produced electromagnetically through 'pick-ups', the sound can be contoured and shaped by means of the amplifier and the legion of different effects which can be applied to sound through digital effects via foot pedals or software.
Where Does This Leave You as a Budding Guitar Player?
It really comes down to your ambition and budget. Everyone wants to own a Gibson Les Paul or a Martin but until you develop your dexterity and appreciation of the nuances of music and the way guitars both sound and play - will you really know the difference?
Be realistic with your aims and budgets as they will both no doubt change as you literally get to grips with learning to play the guitar. It's not a race and you will be surprised as to how your musical tastes may change as you understand how harmony works and how it is applied and utilised through the many genres of music which feature the guitar.
Guitar Lesson Prices
£13 - Half an Hour (Individually) | £10 ea - Half an Hour (Two people)
£20 - Full Hour (Individually) | £15 ea - Full Hour (Two people)
These rates are for lessons taught from my home. Home visits are possible but subject to availability, address & subsequent costing.
"Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you'll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you're gonna be rewarded."