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What to do when you get stuck with your guitar playing?

It’s very common for anyone learning the guitar to get stuck. You could have just started a week ago or ten years ago… it can still get frustrating at times. 

There are a few ways we can really get motivated about the guitar again at any stage of your guitar playing. So let’s have a look at them! 

1.) Listen to musicians and guitarist who inspire you 

Try to listen as much as you can to artists who inspire you. They might be artists that motivated you to learn the guitar in the first place, or they could be new artists that interest you too. I’ve found that Apple Music really “understands” me now. And I just tell Siri to play me music and it plays me new music that I haven’t heard before but enjoy. And I’m sure the equivalent exists on Spotify. 

You could ask your guitar teacher for new artists to listen to as well. 

If you are a little more experienced, you could improvise along to those tracks. Do it casually, listen, work out the key, and play a few notes along. Or try to figure out the chords. Have fun with it! And don’t take it too seriously. 

  1. Find other people to play with 

Having other people to play music with can motivate and reinvigorate your interest in music and guitar. They might give you new ideas including on to do on the guitar. New things to try and practise on the guitar. New scales, new chords, new riffs etc. New songs, new genres etc. So many inspirations come from playing with others. 

And the most important thing is that it’s fun! It might seem daunting in the beginning, especially if you are at the beginning and not sure how to play with others. But it’s something that only will be easier if you try it. 

And the most important thing is that it’s fun! It might seem daunting in the beginning, especially if you are at the beginning and not sure how to play with others. But it’s something that only will be easier if you try it. 

Even if you are experienced, you can feel more relaxed and be able to experiment and try new things around other people who are less experienced. And feel less pressure. Or you could help them out and they can help you to feel good about your playing too. 

  1. Find a guitar teacher 

Having a guitar teacher can help you find holes in your guitar playing. This can be a motivating thing! If you are more intermediate. So many people get stuck around barre chords, something that a guitar teacher should be able to solve easily. And they give up straight away when they get to that stage. So finding a guitar teacher would mean you can have a hobby for life, than something you did for a few months and stopped forever. 

I hope these few tips help you get pass whatever you are stuck with! There are so many more ways to get motivated about guitar playing. Follow this blog to check out more tips coming out soon that will help you with your guitar playing. …

Common Major Chords That Every Guitar Beginner Should Learn

If you’re learning guitar, guitar chords are the first thing you study. This is because it’s the basis of every piece of music. Every song you hear, no matter the genre, has some rhythmic pattern that you can follow. And that makes chords the basic part of learning guitar. 

When you begin learning, you’ll find so many chords. However, as a beginner, you need to learn the most basic chords. Get to understand the chords that are played in many songs. 

The chords are divided into two broad categories. There are major and minor chords. Most songs have a combination of major and minor songs. You need to learn both as a beginner. 

This article shares the major chords you need to learn as you begin training your guitar. 

  • C Major 

This is the first chord that most people begin with. It’s one of the easiest chords to hold and play. Note C is the root note for this chord. To play C major chord, hold string B on the first fret, D on the second fret, and A on the third fret. This gives you a combination of C notes with makes the C-Chord. 

  • G Major 

This is the second easiest chord to play. The goal is to hold a combination of G notes. To achieve this, hold the low E string (first from the top) on the third fret, then A on the second fret, and high E (first from the bottom) on the third fret. 

This will give you the G major chord. 

  • D Major 

The same concept applies when playing D major chord. Note D is the root note. And to play the chord, you hold the high E on the second fret, B on the third fret, and G on the second fret. This gives you a combination of D notes that 

  • F Major 

F major is another common chord that you shouldn’t miss to know. To play F major chord, hold B on the second Fret, G on the second fret, and D on the third fret. This gives a combination of F notes. It’s by far the easiest chord to hold and play.  

  • A Major 

Here is another simple chord to master how it looks. Everything is on the same fret. The only challenge is properly holding the three strings on the same fret and without messing with the other strings. To play A major chord, hold the string BGD on the second fret. 

  • E Major 

Lastly, E major chord is another commonly used Chord. It uses the same pattern F major chord uses but on different strings. To play E major chord, hold string G on the first fret, D on the second fret, and A on the second fret. This gives you a combination of E notes. 

Parting shot 

Once you learn how to play all these major chords, then it will be easy for you to play any song. This is because these are the most common chords in almost all songs.