Category Archives for "The Informed Guitar Student"

May 25

How Long To Learn YOUR Style Of Guitar?

By Jamie Andreas | The Informed Guitar Student

How Long To Learn  Your Style Of Guitar?

 

3 styles of guitar

Learning the different styles of guitar requires different methods.

What does it take to learn rock guitar? And how long? What does it take to learn acoustic, or classical?.

As important as training the fingers is for a guitar player, there is a lot more to learning guitar. One of the greatest needs you have as a guitar student is to have a guide through the very complex process of changing from an ordinary person into the guitar player you want to be. That process will be different for the various styles of guitar.

There are things that are the same about learning every style, and there are things that are different. For instance, all styles of guitar are played with the fingers! If you do not know how to train the more than 25 muscles that move the fingers so that they gain strength, stretch, and coordination, you will have serious problems learning any style of guitar.Continue reading

Apr 09

Am I Too Old To Learn Guitar?

By Jamie Andreas | The Informed Guitar Student

Are You Too Old To Learn Guitar???  As if there are not enough other things to feel insecure about when beginning guitar!

I have been anxiously asked this by a 28 year old, a 38 year old, a 46 year old, and let’s see…off the top of my head, I can remember students at age 52, 65, 77, and finally, good old Frank, who I taught when I was in my 20’s, and he was 84!

So, I have some experience with this question, and more importantly, with the answer.Continue reading