As somebody who has been teaching guitar for a number of years, I must have made a million mistakes. I will probably make a million more. However, if I can help a few of you to learn from my mistakes, without making them yourselves, then great! If you read this and feel that one of the points in this list could be what’s causing communications with your pupils to suffer, I hope that identifying the problem will help you to sort it out.
If you’re a non-beginner guitarist, you would know that your guitar is like an extension of your body parts. This is also mostly why guitarists treat their guitars with extra tender loving care. However, beginner or not, taking good care of your guitar is important to prolong its lifespan.
Many guitarists dream of building their own axe. Who wouldn’t want to rip out sublime solos on a self-made guitar, like Brian May. Or chug out blues-soaked rock and roll on a cigar-box guitar, like Bo Diddley. The idea of making my own guitar from scratch always appealed to me.
Learning any musical instrument is not an easy job, and it proves completely true in the case of playing guitar. Practising guitar sometimes doesn’t show enough to reach where you want to. So, you start finding new resources for your practice to get improvement in your progress. But, sometimes, even after trying so many techniques and methods of Practising, you find a slow or negligible progress in your playing. You are bound to make mistakes even when you are attending sessions/lessons at a guitar school.