#1
I'm 13 and I don't know if I should get a guitar teacher or not.I seem to be doing well on my own,but would It benefit me more if I got a teacher?
#2
Define "doing well"

In most instances..yes..
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#3
Only reason to get a teacher is if you don't have the drive on your own to practice things or even learn what to practice. The internet has a ton of info on theory, so why bother with a teacher?
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Only reason to get a teacher is if you don't have the drive on your own to practice things or even learn what to practice. The internet has a ton of info on theory, so why bother with a teacher?


Please don't listen to this take on things. I'd be lying of course to say that having a teacher is mandatory to becoming a good guitarist, but I speak from experience with both methods that I can guarantee you it'll happen a lot easier and a lot faster if you find a good teacher, emphasis on finding the right guy, not settling. The internet is a huge source of information, but it will never replace one-on-one instruction from an experienced player specific to your needs.
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Please don't listen to this take on things. I'd be lying of course to say that having a teacher is mandatory to becoming a good guitarist, but I speak from experience with both methods that I can guarantee you it'll happen a lot easier and a lot faster if you find a good teacher, emphasis on finding the right guy, not settling. The internet is a huge source of information, but it will never replace one-on-one instruction from an experienced player specific to your needs.


+1

I played for years before taking lessons, and I wish I had found a techer from the beginning. I've learned many songs from tabs or youtube, but There's just nothing like having a good teacher that can show you what you may be doing wrong that will limit your ability later on down the road. Within the first year of taking lessons once a week I was playing WAY better than I was after something like 8 years on my own. For some people the guitar just clicks. Others, like me, practice seemingly endlessly with gradual improvement. Finding a good teacher is probably one of the best things you can do.
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#6
teachers not only teach you techniques and theory, but they teach you process and order. a teacher will help you learn not only how to physically play a guitar, but how to improvise well. you'll progress faster and become a better guitarist with the help of an instructor, generally speaking.
#7
Thanks everyone."Define Good" ummm I started when I was 11 and now i'm 13 and can play "Master of Puppets"
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Thanks everyone."Define Good" ummm I started when I was 11 and now i'm 13 and can play "Master of Puppets"


Get a teacher. You haven't even started to learn guitar yet.
#9
I'm another who has gone through periods of independent study and formal instruction. While its true that a teacher isn't necessary to learn to play, they do have their benefits, most of which boil down to this: teachers teach you how to learn.

After some formal lessons, you'll definitely be better able to teach yourself things...and you'll minimize bad habits as well.
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#10
A teacher can teach you his/her experience, and correct your problems immediatelly.
Maybe you can have a teacher for one or two months.And then consider that whether you become better to decide to have a teacher or not.
#11
If you have the drive to have spent two years learning on your own at your age then you should definitely work with a teacher. You're the student teachers love to have, because you don't need someone to teach you to play guitar. What you need is someone to help you lift yourself up to a higher level. Contacting older, experienced players in your area and find a teacher who has the experience to work with serious students.