Difficulties and Overcoming Methods in Advanced Guitar Learning for Beginners

The guitar is probably one of the most accessible traditional musical instruments. Most people have a deep understanding that when they first learn the guitar, they make rapid progress, and they can play and sing Lilac Flower in almost a few days. The further you go, the slower you go, and even at the end it is difficult to move forward, and you can’t make any progress. In fact, the general trend is like this. But everyone must pay attention to the subtle changes. From my personal point of view, learning the guitar is mainly to overcome the following difficulties:

1. The proficiency of the big horizontal press

For beginners, this is the first mountain to climb. When you first come into contact with the big horizontal press, it should be an F chord, or it may be a Bm chord. To learn the F chord, you must first master the minor horizontal press, which is a must. The trick to mastering the small horizontal press is to adjust the position of your left hand yourself. When you suddenly find out one day, “Wow, it feels so good to press this way!”

How should we do?

Some beginners will think, I know the small horizontal press, what do I need to learn the big horizontal press? Then let me tell you, the small horizontal press can only be used for simple decomposition of chords, but it is not applicable when strumming , because you have to sweep to six strings. Moreover, the large horizontal press will also serve the high-position chords in the future. So, if you don’t know how to play the guitar, you will always stay at the primary school level. There is no trick to mastering the big horizontal press, just one word: practice!


You have to press well, and all six strings can be played, which requires you to use a lot of strength, so you have to take a break every 5 minutes of practice. After you press well, the next step is to change the chords. , that is crazy training. The decomposition method of the right hand can be changed in several ways, and the left hand uses the most common chords of C and G to change back and forth. I believe that if you persevere, you will be able to overcome this first mountain. And I personally think that the posture of the big horizontal press is beautiful, especially the high-position chords used in the chorus part of the song, it is really very imposing, and the word “cool”!

Difficulties and Overcoming Methods in Advanced Guitar Learning for Beginners

2、Mastery of the concept of tune

To be honest, music theory is sometimes more important than technique. I have seen many people who are proficient in playing the guitar but do not know anything about music theory. Nothing to admire. When many people first come into contact with music theory, they have a good understanding of the concept of twelve equal temperament and chords, but once they come into contact with the concept of key, they are often confused. In fact, this is very normal. To fully understand the concept of mode and tonality, you must watch the video tutorial!

For beginners

I don’t recommend using the scale practice method to fully understand the tones. It’s not too late to practice after you learn cadenza and can memorize the scale distribution diagrams of 12 tones, but the scales of the first four frets are still You can practice. At the beginning, you can know the key from the conversion of C key and G key (all I mentioned are natural modes). So you have to remember the meaning of the six basic chords in C and G, that is, the C chord in the C key represents 1, and the G chord represents 4. I won’t deduce it here, and check the book if you don’t understand. When you remember it, play some simple songs you have practiced before in the key of C and G.

3、Vibrato mastery

This is probably one of the most difficult skills to master. Really don’t think it’s easy. As I said before, meeting and being perfect are two different things. Be strict with yourself! To knead well, it is estimated that it will take several years of practice. In addition to the requirements of timbre, we must pay attention to the beauty of the body, because it is too expressive.

There are many ways to vibrato, some people like to knead up and down, some people like to knead left and right, I suggest to know all of them, and each finger should be able to knead. I won’t talk about the practice method anymore. This is mainly to let everyone know the importance of vibrato. Now every year, the whole world will judge the best vibrato award.

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4、Ability to find sounds

The ability to find the tone means that when you hear a piece of music, you can immediately play the corresponding numbered notation on the guitar. This is the key to stripping. So when you are free from practice, you can just hum some tunes and play them on the guitar. But the premise is that you can master the scale distribution diagram of the 12 keys and the fingering of various sound patterns. This ability must be cultivated, which is of great help to both music theory and creative improvisation.

Please remember that when you are resting, you can also seize the free time, listen to a piece of music, then hum its notation and simply practice.

This COVENANT guitar class is here first, see you next time!