I play for like nearly a year. I can play quite a few songs and i never had guitar lessons or something i just played tabs and stuff but what i wanted to know is... should i take lessons or just keep playing tabs... Have you, if you are experienced, ever had lessons or did you also teached your self?
get lessons. it is much better to learn from someone who is experienced than teach yourself and end up learning the wrong things. lessons are the way to go.
i taught myself as much as i could until my lack of knowledge of music theory was beginning to hold my back. this is where i decided it would be better to take lessons from an experienced, professional musician who knew what he was doing. if you live in the dexter, missouri, area, come to dexter music center and talk to mike cokenhour. i'm not an employee trying to get you into the store (they do have good gear though), i'm just a satisfied customer.
yeah just never do as i did, i went straight for lessons before i even strummed my strings, that was a HORRIBLE idea. I wish i could go back and wait a year with my guitar before i started lessons, i ended up wasting a year and it cost money too.
I've been mostly self-taught for...10-11 years now, and I'm thinking of taking lessons because I pretty much suck Taking lessons from a competent teacher is always the best idea. Remember, even Tiger Woods and every major league baseball player use swing coaches.
Ye, internet has been a great teacher too. Its pretty hard to find a experienced teacher where i live. But i think the local music stores should know some.
Watch out when going to the local music stores though. They often try to say that they all can teach you. What you should do is ask a couple guitar players around your area to find out who they were taught by. That might actually help more.
yeah, what Roymond said, and check this article out on finding a teacher if you want :http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/columns/general_music/choosing_a_teacher.html . i dont think its really a good idea to settle for less when getting a teacher, it defeats the purposed on costs too much.