Whilst many people are lucky enough to have the opportunity to learn an instrument at school, others do not get the same chances early in life. As a result, they hold a lifelong burning desire to play their favourite instrument but fear they are too old to take up lessons and learn. If you have always wanted to play the guitar, you might worry that it will now be too difficult to learn the various skills required, such as playing guitar chords. But, are you ever really too old to learn guitar chords?
Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why it may even be advantageous to start a little later in life!
As you get older, you learn skills from other activities which you have participated in. In fact, the older you are, the more skills you are likely to have. Many of these skills will be useful when you begin to learn how to play guitar chords, reading chords and other guitar playing skills. Continue reading “Guitar Chords: Am I too Old to Learn?”
Learning to play the guitar requires learning many new skills. One of these is learning how to play guitar chords. This in itself requires a number of strengths, including learning how to finger the chords correctly. There are several problems that people often come across when learning how to do this. Here are some tips.
Use a wider neck
One of the simplest solutions is to use a guitar with a wider neck as the strings are further apart. This reduces the likelihood of you touching the wrong strings when playing guitar chords. Alternatively, get a twelve string guitar but have only string six strings fitted as this will give you more space between the strings. Continue reading “How to Practice Fingering Guitar Chords”
If you are at the stage of beginning to write your own music, then it is not uncommon to want to create your own original chord progressions. However, in the case of guitar chords it is close to impossible to create chord progressions that have never been used before. When you are learning guitar chords, guitar scales and chord progressions, you will also begin to learn songs. It is then that you will notice patterns in the music that you play and you’ll start to recognise chord progressions that feature regularly in a variety of songs. However, it is important to bear in mind that this does not mean that by using them your music will be any less unique or in any way inferior. Continue reading “7 Adaptable Guitar Chords Progressions”