I tried to teach myself guitar once before without much luck… I wasn’t terribly dedicated though. I learned to play piano on my own quickly and easily, and I can already play sax and flute very well (albeit, I took band for years to lean to really master both of those). If I really buckled down and forced myself to practice, should I be able to play in a relatively short period of time (a year or so)? Is guitar one of the harder instruments for most people to learn?
You already got a leg up on almost everyone else out there, you already know how to play some instruments. A string instrument is out there a little bit, when comparing to woodwinds, but you know how music works and you can do it the right way. Don’t listen to people that say “yeah, I learned from online and blah, blah, blah” They think that they are good, but don’t really know what they are doing musically. Knowing piano helps you out enormously, and you should have no time learing the music on the guitar, just take time getting the feel of a stringed instrument.
on: 5th August 08