5 Reasons to Choose G4 GUITAR SCHOOLS
- You are a beginner to intermediate guitar student.
- You want to learn guitar using a proven structured method.
- You want to learn in a friendly, fun & supportive environment.
- You prefer a teacher who has received guitar teacher training.
- You want to be able to track your progress with grades and certificates based on achievement.
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5 Common Beginner Guitar Player Mistakes
- No plan or structure: Trying to learn guitar without a plan is like trying to navigate without a map. You will likely waste a lot of time.
- Trying to learn songs too soon: Rushing or skipping over the basics to learn songs is going to slow you down in the long run. It's important to take the time to learn proper technique such as hand positioning, posture, basic theory etc before trying to learn a song.
- Not making time for practicing: Consistent practice is key to developing muscle memory and building skills. Practicing for just 10 minutes each day is better than practicing for 2 hours once a week. It's important to schedule time each day to practice and make it a part of your routine.
- Too Much Too Soon: Overloading yourself with too much in the beginning is a one way ticket to overwhelm and ultimately quitting guitar. Start small and focus on a few fundamentals.
- Not having fun and taking it too seriously: Learning guitar is meant to be enjoyable. Sure some days practice will seem like a chore but if you aren't enjoying learning at least some of the time something is definitely wrong.
How To Avoid The Beginner Mistakes
Learn using a method or with a teacher or both
As they say, any plan is better than no plan. When it comes to learning guitar, there are a few options to consider: using a guitar method, working with a teacher, or a combination of both. As a beginner start by choosing from three basic styles: acoustic, electric, or classical guitar. Once you've made your decision, finding a guitar method or teacher who specializes in that style can greatly benefit your learning journey. A method provides a structured learning path and covers a wide range of topics, while a teacher can provide personalized feedback and guidance. By using a method, a teacher, or both, beginners can ensure they're on the right track and making progress in their guitar playing.
Write out a list of songs you want to play
It's important to be patient but I recommend you write out your perfect song list. This will help you to stay clear about where you are going. If you decide to learn with a guitar teacher you can show them your list and they will be able to suggest songs to learn when the time is right. Writing out a list of songs you want to play can also provide motivation. One day when you can play those songs you will be able to see how far you've come and what areas you still need to work on. Overall, writing out a list of songs you want to play is a simple yet effective way to keep your guitar practice sessions engaging, motivating, and productive.
Create a practice schedule
It may seem obvious but very few beginner guitar students keep a practice schedule. Keeping a practice schedule is crucial for beginner guitar students for several reasons. Firstly, it helps to create a routine and habit, making it easier to consistently set aside time for practice. Additionally, it allows for better time management, ensuring that you're making progress in all areas of your playing. Without a schedule, it's easy to neglect certain aspects of your playing or only practice what you're already comfortable with. Finally, keeping a practice schedule helps to track progress and identify areas that need improvement, allowing for more targeted and efficient practice sessions. Overall, a practice schedule is a simple yet powerful tool that can greatly benefit the learning journey of any guitar student, from beginner to advanced.
Focus on what is most important
A solution to the problem of doing too many things at once as a beginner guitar player is to prioritize and focus on key areas. Instead of trying to learn everything at once, focus on one or two important areas that will have the most impact on your playing. For example, start by mastering basic chords and strumming patterns before moving on to more complex techniques. It's also important to practice regularly and consistently, rather than trying to cram in hours of practice in one sitting. By prioritizing key areas and practicing consistently, beginners can see real progress and build a strong foundation for their guitar playing. Additionally, taking breaks and allowing time for rest and relaxation can help prevent burnout and keep motivation high.
Slow down and enjoy the process
Learning guitar can be a challenging yet rewarding experience, but it's important to keep the enjoyment factor in mind. One way to make guitar practice more enjoyable is to remember why you started playing in the first place. Whether it's to impress your friends, play your favorite songs, or just have fun, keeping your goals and motivations in mind can help you stay focused and motivated. Additionally, it's important to find ways to make practice fun and engaging, such as incorporating games, playing along with your favorite songs, or learning new techniques. If you're not enjoying the process of learning guitar, it may be due to a lack of progress, which could be the result of not focusing on key areas or not practicing consistently. By prioritizing key areas, practicing regularly, and finding ways to make practice fun and engaging, beginners can ensure that they're making progress and enjoying the learning process.
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- Beginner to intermediates welcome.
- Easy to follow method.
- Learn the 7 Essential Skills of Guitar.
- Suitable for children & adults.
- 3 separate programs based on age.
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We focus on the skills that matter most
7 Essential Skills
By focusing on these 7 important skills you will be playings songs sooner and better.
With each essential skill we have created exercise drills designed to accelerate the learning process.
Through the use of colour we have made it easier to learn notes, strings and chords.
Kids & Adults
We have separate methods for 3 seperate age groups because we learn differently at each stage.
Every exercise is designed to be slightly harder than the one before to avoid sticking points.
Our use of checklists allows you to track your progress in real time keeping you motivated.
Find a G4 GUITAR SCHOOL Near You
We have certified G4 GUITAR METHOD teachers in Australia, Canada, France, United Kingdom and United States. G4 Guitar teachers have access to the most up-to-date training available to ensure students a great learning experience. G4 teachers aim to meet a high standard of excellence in teaching and of course G4 teachers followed our structured method that helps to improve your chances of success on guitar.
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What Do Our Students Say?
Glenfield NSW, Australia
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank G4 for bringing music in my daughter's life. My daughter is 14 years old and she enjoys every guitar session. It is very structured style of learning music and students go step by step."
Hardyston NJ. United States
"My son, Anthony, is 6 and expressed he wanted to play the guitar. Honestly my decision to go with Chris/G4 is because I had a coupon and I figured if my son didn't like it, it wouldn't be such a loss. My son looks forward to going to his lessons every week. We couldn't be happier."
Paddington, Sydney NSW, Australia
"I`ve been taking lessons for about two months and I am really enjoying it. I think the G4 method is very clear and easy to follow. I started my group lessons about two weeks ago and It has been fantastic so far. I enjoy practicing every day and I am excited to go to group lessons every week. Looking forward to keep learning."
About G4 GUITAR SCHOOLS
G4 GUITAR was officially established in 2005 and is the result of David Hart's decades of guitar teaching experience. The first school opened in Sydney, Australia but has since expanded to teachers around the world. At G4 Guitar our goal is to make the process of learning guitar as easy and efficient as possible by constantly improving our method.