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From Jimi Hendrix to Joan Jett, playing the acoustic, electric or bass guitar has long been a symbol of creativity and cool. Most of us have it on our bucket list of skills we'd like to learn, but we never seem to find the time to make good. There is so much free online information to read about playing the guitar, but taking lessons with a professional private tutor in their studio can be the difference between just knowing how to play a few chords or scales and being able to write great new songs and start your own rock band.
One of the great benefits about taking guitar lessons with private teachers versus with a school, is that they can build a course of learning based around the interests and skill levels of their student. Of course, before you can start looking at learning full songs, you'll need some tuition in the basics and theory of guitar playing. A little theory can go a long way. One of the first lessons you'll learn about is the three numbering systems. As a beginner student, quickly learning the way frets (the metal strips that run down the neck of the guitar), strings and your fingers are numbered can help make it easier to learn the different chords.
So what are chords? Placing your fingers on the strings in different shapes creates a different group of notes, which is what we call a chord. From classical piano to rock, pop, blues and jazz guitar, every instrument has chords that we put together to eventually create a melody, scale or chord progression which make up a song. It can be difficult for beginners to work on the different chord shapes and to get them right especially going off online video lessons, so having a private music tutor teaching their student how to play them properly is an important experience. Once a student has experience with more and more chords, they can start learning with each lesson how to switch between them quickly playing them together in progressions to make a song.
Those are the basics, but there's so much more that you can get out of private guitar lessons with a professional teacher. If you're an intermediate or advanced student with years of experience, but are self taught, some tuition could help you to work on any gaps in your learning or understanding of theory, or help to correct any techniques you might not even know you're doing wrong! You might also want to ask your tutor to focus on teaching different genres of music in each lesson and their specific guitar features and classic songs. For example, if you're into jazz, you might like to learn about improvisation or if you'd like to be a rock god, you can learn string picking and bending on an electric guitar. For more advanced students who have experience with one type of guitar, for example acoustic, electric or bass, your tutor could teach you to transfer your skills from one instrument to the other.
Knowing how to play the guitar, or any other musical instrument has a variety of great benefits that not only help us to perfect our skills with every lesson, but also relieve anxiety and teaching us to be creative and free. One of the great things about learning guitar is the community of people you can connect with. Whether online, going to gigs or guitar workshops, there is a world of people from beginners to advanced you can share your experience and voice with.
Playing the guitar has also been shown to have great cognitive effects on your brain. A study by the University of Zurich found that playing the guitar stimulates the parts of your brain responsible for memory, meaning it can help improve your concentration and memory. Students also get the benefits of perfecting how to multitask. When you play the guitar, you have to read chords and move your fingers into the right shapes on the right frets, all while strumming and maybe even singing. Over time, this helps the brain get used to doing multiple tasks at once, a skill you can apply in many outside situations.
There is also a huge range of mental and emotional benefits of learning to play the guitar. Working on a skill and constantly improving is a good way of building confidence, and it's especially helpful with musical instruments, where performance is just as important as technique. A partnered study from the Mind-Body Wellness Center and Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Applied Biosystems showed that playing the guitar can also greatly reduce stress and anxiety levels.
Of course, playing any musical instrument is a great way of expressing your creativity and finding your voice, not just musically, but in life in general. Being creative on a regular basis helps us to feel a true sense of fulfilment in our lives and can lead to some truly wonderful art as well.
The music scene in South Australia's capital has only grown and become more and more vibrant over the past years, and the city offers some great excitement for people who'd like to get involved in the musical community. For example, The Adelaide Guitar festival features some of the best guitarists from around the world playing genres from classical to jazz to rock guitar. You can check out great buskers and events like the Backstage Sessions Live.
Superprof teachers have experience providing tuition to students of all ages and ability levels, from beginner to intermediate to advanced and know how to make each lesson fun and new. They're based in Adelaide and all around South Australia, so you're sure to find a tutor with a studio near your home, or you can try online lessons. Check out each online profile and book your first class!
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In Adelaide and the surrounding areas, there are 3 guitar instructors available to teach courses
To find a private guitar teacher, check out their tutoring advert to find out more information about their course offering. Our guitar instructors cover all types of guitar from electric, acoustic, bass.
On average guitar teachers charge $28 for guitar lessons per hour in Adelaide.
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The first thing is obviously to get your hands on a guitar. Some of the most famous guitar brands are Ibanez, ESP, Yamaha and Washburn.
The price of a guitar can sometimes scare new guitarists.
If this is the case, you may want to rent a guitar to practice with until you feel ready to purchase your own guitar.
Depending on the type of guitar you want to play, you may also purchase:
Certain guitar accessories are not necessary in order for you to learn to play the guitar. Don't hesitate to ask your guitar teacher for help on what accessories you should buy in order to play the music you want to.