- They Get Overwhelmed
Most people that I have come across that have tried to learn how to play guitar admit that it is harder than they expected.
It is definitely not easy at the very start when you are just learning all of the basics.
The next thing most people do is they try to teach themselves how to play. I know I did. Since we do not know what we can handle we tend to try and learn things that are harder than we can handle.
That makes the path to learning even more difficult. When you try to learn something that is beyond your abilities it gets frustrating because progress is slow or non-existent.
At this point most people assume this is too much to learn and that it is too hard for them and quit. Sometimes forever.
- They Get Bored
This is very common as well and I hear this from many people I talk to.
If you have ever tried to learn from books or DVDs and even online, you will find a lot of those materials to be slow and boring.
At the beginning you have high expectations from these sources of course. The initial excitement usually lasts a little while as you learn a bunch of new things that sounds relatively good.
As time goes on, you start to realize that you never seem to learn how to play real music. You learn the next chord or the next notes, you play them, you practice them, but you can’t play anything yet.
Playing the same chords and single note melodies are cool but they get old after a while if you can’t apply them to actual music you want to play.
I don’t blame you because I tried many of these methods. I was bored too. There is definitely a better way.
- It Becomes No Fun
When you first begin on the journey to learning guitar, you are excited. You are prepared to finally do something cool you likely have desired for a long time.
If you tried the methods mentioned already like books, DVDs, online, that enthusiasm likely started to wane after a few chapters or videos.
That’s what happened to me with every new method I tried to learn with. When things are too hard for you or they are too repetitive and boring, you do not make any progress.
I don’t know about you, but when you do not make consistent progress at something it is not fun. And if it is not fun you are not very likely going to continue working through it.
Most people can persist for a while, I did, some for a long while, but at some point no fun, means you quit.