“Someone told me the smile on my face gets bigger when I play the guitar.” - Niall Horan
We’re here to put the smile on your face! So, you have first guitar. Now what? Your next step is to learn to play your acoustic guitar. Play those first chords. Break your first string (just kidding). In this article we will walk you through every step of learning how to play your first guitar.
Everyone has a different learning style. Some like to hear things for the first time, some like to watch a demonstration. Whichever style works best for you, there are options available for learning to play the guitar for the first time.
You can do what I did, and buy a how-to DVD, but I found mine very dry and not easy to navigate if I wanted to back up to watch something again. There are better ones out there, and even DVD series that progressively work you up from starting to playing complex songs.
Play until your fingers hurt.
Just do it!
Don’t be nervous! If it sounds bad, keep trying until it doesn’t! Learning to play the guitar for the first time is like learning any new skill; tying your shoes or making your first batch of pancakes. It doesn’t always happen perfectly the first time. Once you have those first few hours under your fingertips you are opening yourself up to a whole new world of music to explore, create and enjoy.