Are you starting to play guitar?
You’ll know when you’ve achieved these breakthroughs that you’re making progress.
Having scales memorized
If you’re learning guitar from scratch – with no prior musical education – learning and memorizing scales can feel like learning a foreign language. When you can start playing scales from memory with no help, you’re well on your way to mastering the guitar.
Having chords memorized
Chords are the building blocks of songs. Memorizing the shapes and names (and variations!) of chords takes time and practice – but when you’ve got them down, you’ll be able to play most songs.
Learning your first song
One of the most satisfying moments of learning guitar is when you can play a real song, start to finish. Here are some of the easiest songs you can learn on guitar. Most people start with “Smoke on the Water”.
Mastering your first riff
Once you’ve played through your first song, it’s time to start working on mastering riffs and licks – your first foray into playing leads.
Showing off your skills!
Once you’re confident in your playing abilities, it’s time to show them off! Playing at a local open mic night in your city is a great way to get comfortable playing in front of other people, as well as to meet other musicians to play with!