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You can't learn the guitar without lots of practice, of course. According to experts, it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master any skill. But I can tell you from firsthand experience that HOW you practice can have a huge effect on how fast you move forward in your guitar studies. And there are mistakes you're making in learning new songs that are making it take longer than you need.
Every guitarist has holes in their playing skills. If you've ever felt like you're starting over everytime you learn a new song or you can't improvise to save your life, you've probably just missed out on some basic music theory along the way. Learning and playing the guitar can be made considerably easier if you know how the music is put together. Let me explain...
I dug around through the markets and discovered 11 of the coolest and most useful smartphone apps out there for guitarists. Not those dopey "strum your phone and hear some midi" things. You're playing a real guitar, so we'll concentrate on apps that will actually help your training and productivity on guitar.
Going it alone as a beginning guitarist can be challenging because you don't get the road map through the musical journey that a teacher can provide. It's much harder to learn intermediate and advanced guitar concepts if you don't have the basics down first. I'm going to give you a checklist of guitar concepts every guitarist needs to know, and the order you should learn them in for the easiest advancement.
Beginning guitarists often ask how it's possible to read the notes on the page fast enough to sight read a piece at an appropriate tempo. It seems to take far to long to name each note and put it on the fretboard. While that's good place to start in reading music, it's not the fastest way. Experienced guitarists don't read each note individually. They read intervals which are the distance between the notes. I'm going to give you and easy shorthand trick for reading intervals quickly.