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How Long It Takes To Learn Playing Guitar

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Listening to those timeless songs made all of us dream about rocking on guitar. How cool it would be when your fingers artfully slide on the strings. Then we say why not? Learning to play guitar is a long journey. And usually, this journey begins with asking yourself "How long does it take to learn guitar?" seriously.

As you can imagine there is no single answer to this question. It is mostly related the amount of commitment you will show but the most important point is not to give up and continue practicing. Most instructors suggest that you should at least practice half an hour every day. Yes, even if you don't want to. Daily practice is crucial because learning an instrument requires muscle memory.

With a little bit of practice and determination, you will probably start to have o control over the sounds that come out of your guitar in about a month. And if you follow the courses and keep practicing you will most likely get familiar with your instrument in 3 month's time.

But in order to play some of the songs you like (depending on their complexity though) you will probably spend 6 months practicing. But of course, this is not even the half of it. 

Like most of the instruments, you will need to start playing the guitar with easy steps. There are several fingers and right-hand exercises that almost every single instructor or the instruction video suggests. Even though these may seem boring or useless, you will begin to see their effects in a few months. Most of the experienced and even famous guitarists say that they still do these exercises every time when they start playing. For example, the infamous spider exercise;

 

Yes, we all know it looks boring...

Another lucky aspect of choosing guitar as your new interest is the number of resources you can find online. There are literally thousands of sites and instructors online, whether paid or free.

Nevertheless, we will stop making wild guesses and ask for the masters' opinion. If you have an idea on how long it will take to learn the guitar, please leave a comment and an approximate time below.

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