Can Anyone Learn Rock Guitar?

Understand the musical description “Rock” is an extremely broad one that includes but is not limited to the following styles; Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Country Rock, Blues Rock, Pop Rock, Psychedelic, Metal, Alternate, Progressive, Punk, etc.

If you want to improve yourself as a rock guitarist through lessons but are unsure whether it is possible to learn great rock guitar, then read on as I debunk 5 common myths that argue whether or not amazing rock guitar playing is something you can learn.

1. Don’t I Have To Be Self Taught To Become A Great Guitarist?

There is this strange phenomena in the electric guitar world where self taught guitar players seem to be held in higher esteem than guitar players who received guitar lessons or formal musical training.

Its seems to be believed in guitar circles that to be a really great rock guitar player, you have to take on the instrument alone.

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The truth is that no electric guitar player is truly self taught.

Being a self taught guitar player would imply the guitarist in question learned music and guitar playing with no external influences what so ever, this just doesn’t happen.

Even guitar players who proclaim themselves to be self taught learnt from guitar books, DVD’s and magazines, from online videos or websites, from the guitar Gods they idolise through learning solo’s and songs from recordings, from watching performances of the guitar Gods they love, from watching performances from other guitar players in bars and clubs and even learning from other guitar players from jamming or playing in bands.

You don’t have to be self taught to become a great guitarist, in fact you have a far better chance of becoming a great guitar player by learning from another great guitar player and guitar teacher. If you could inherit the knowledge from someone who has dedicated their live to the style of music and guitar playing you want to master, wouldn’t you?

2. Can Someone Else Really Help Me Develop My Own Style?

Developing your own personal playing style is an elusive concept in the world of guitar playing. It is then not much of a surprise that guitar players would deem it to be something they must achieve on their own.

A lot of guitar players struggle to develop a playing style of their own, or never even reach that point because they are just unaware of what they need to know and what they need to do in order to achieve their own style.

A great guitar teacher WILL know, not only because they have studied this topic and helped other guitar players achieve their own playing style, but because they have achieved their own playing style themselves.

A great guitar teacher will make detailed records of the styles of guitar playing you love, the guitar playing techniques you love, the guitar players you would love to be able to play like, what you need to learn and improve to become an amazing guitarists and from this information begin to help you craft a personal playing style of your own.

3. Can Amazing Guitar Solos Really Be Taught?

Its often thought in the guitar playing world that anything truly outstanding can only be achieved through working it out on your own, as if some kind of magical powers will be bestowed upon you at the end of a long, hard, lonesome journey, this just isn’t the case.

The musical and technical ingredients necessary for amazing improvised guitar solo’s and the practice approaches required to master them and integrate them into your own playing are well known to great guitar teachers and can be passed on to and mastered by any student willing to put in the work.

A great guitar teacher will also keep track of your technical, musical and creative progress with your soloing giving you expert feedback, instruction, guidance and keeping you motivated and inspired to keep working to develop the soloing ability you want.

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4. Can Great Rock Songwriting And Riff Writing Really Be Taught?

Rock song and riff writing is a concept that a lot of guitar players would love to be able to do well, but don’t know how to do it, what they need to know to do it and how to practice it.

Rock song writing and riff writing is a skill, but like any skill it can be learnt, and if a skill can be learnt, it can be taught. Rock song and riff writing is made up of certain musical, technical and creative concepts that can be identified, practiced through specific approaches and mastered.

A great electric guitar teacher will be able to teach you the techniques for rock song and riff writing and how to practice them. Not only will a great electric guitar teacher have you tearing up the songs, riffs and solo’s of your favourite guitar players but they will have you tearing up your own songs, riffs and solo’s as well!

5. Can Creative And Emotional Playing Really Be Taught?

Have you ever heard the saying “you’ve either got it, or you don’t?” Or “you can’t learn that kind of stuff?”

Well its these very sayings and sayings like them that I’ve heard used to dismiss the possibility that creative and emotional playing can be learnt on many occasions.

“I’ll never be able to play like that, you’ve either got it, or you don’t.”

Sound familiar? Most of you have probably heard a guitar player say that at one point or another.

I’d like to lay this myth to rest once and for all. Not only can creative and emotional playing be learnt but it can also be identified through musical and technical concepts, practiced through specific approaches, integrated into your own playing and well and truly mastered.

Creative and emotional playing can be achieved through specific technical and musical concepts and practice approaches that a great guitar teacher will be well aware of. Because of this, creative and emotional playing can be learnt and mastered by anyone willing to do the work necessary to acquire the skill.

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