There’s a melody in everything. And once you find the melody, then you can connect immediately with the heart. Because sometimes English or Spanish, Swahili or any other language gets in the way. But nothing penetrates the heart faster than the melody.” That is a beautiful quote by Mr. Carlos Santana himself, one of the world’s best guitar players. If he thinks that melody is what reaches the heart fastest then it must be true. Melody, or music in general, has the ability to go beyond words and numbers and transcends the barriers between them and others. Music is felt by all so why not reach the world that way? And what better way to reach out to the world than to learn guitar!
Starting guitar can be intimidating, I know, but anyone can do it! Regardless of age, you can succeed if you put your heart and soul into it. There are so many benefits to guitar lessons! It’s important to note that no one gets to stardom levels of success by themselves. There are so many components to what makes a star a star and it all starts with YOU! Yes, you! You are the one who has the idea to be a guitarist. Teachers are also the main help in getting you to where you want to be!
Guitar teachers are amazing on many levels. They are not only there to teach you basic guitar, but they are also there to help guide you down the right guitar path. Music is different for everyone, what someone might like to hear, another will not, so it’s important to find the right guitar groove for you and your teacher can totally help you hone in on that.
It’s tough learning something as intricate as the guitar, so mistakes are bound to happen, and let them! Learning by mistakes is how you learn! It’s a very one step forward, two steps back process, but if you are serious about it, you can learn and grow from it. Stick with it, persevere! Hard work is what pays off the most when it comes to succeeding in anything and it’s no different with the guitar. To learn the guitar teaches patience, which is something you will have to have when picking up a guitar.
Guitar lessons also help whoever is playing it keep an open mind. There are so many types of guitar styles out there, so many different types of guitar players, all of them make beautiful melodies so you have to keep an open mind of how to create your own unique sound! Always be open to change, keep your mind interested in all types until you find a sound that is specifically catered to you!
Enrolling into guitar lessons will help you set goals, so if you want to shred like Santana, (one of the greatest guitar players) that is a goal that can help be reached by taking lessons! Setting goals is important for anything, but especially if you would like to see yourself succeed in the guitar world. It helps with time management and organization skills, which are important skills in any area of life. Setting goals is the most important part of succeeding. If you don’t know what you want to improve on, how can you get to be your very best? Stop making excuses for why you can’t play and create realistic goals that help you get to where you want to be, step by step. They don’t have to be major goals, just tiny steps, but even little accomplishments are accomplishments!
If you truly want to succeed, make sure you have a set schedule when it comes to practicing. At OSMD, in Omaha, NE, we have one class per week where you can practice without distraction and focus on your set goals. It’s important to challenge yourself and step out of your comfort zone so that you can improve your talent and reach your goals! Make sure you keep it fun, though. No one likes to do stuff they don’t enjoy. Keep the practice fun, learn the types of music that make you happy, and make sure you bring you to the table every time you pick up the guitar! When you fully believe in yourself, there is nothing you cannot do!
Look at your schedule and contact us today or give us a call at Omaha School of Music and Dance to find the right teacher for the kind of style you’d like to learn today! Let us help you become the rock star you were always born to be!