Wondering as a beginner how long it takes you to learn guitar? How many months can you expect to play your first songs? You will see in this article that you will learn your first melody in less than 15 minutes and that it depends greatly on your objective, your regularity and what you would like to play.


How much time do you spend on guitar a day?

The time spent playing a musical instrument will clearly make a difference in your progression. In addition, it will be necessary to find the right exercises and the right courses to learn at the right time, this is the key to success with a mastered practice and step by step that we propose on our application. Know that Jimi Hendrix did not become a super good guitarist in a few months, this is the work of several years. Nevertheless, it is possible to achieve a very suitable level to play in a group or even compose after a few months. Then comes the essential question: how long does it take to play a guitar once a week or once a week?


Play regularly to progress quickly

It is more interesting to practice the guitar regularly to progress than to play a lot one or two days in the week. Of course, you have the right to play regularly and hugely. Let's see what you can achieve as a level based on the time you spend per week on your beloved guitar. Attention, I speak here of guitar practice over a given period of time, not to alternate the guitar with a discussion of Facebook at the same time


I play between 15 and 30 minutes per day

This is most common among children who have trouble staying focused, adolescents who have a lot of homework, and adults who have a busy work and life. This does not mean that playing the guitar is impossible, on the contrary. We need this session to be very effective, turn off your cell phone, and quit Facebook in the meantime. We have my music teacher's learning paths so that you no longer have to look for the right course and the right exercise to practice and thus waste time that is very precious to you.

So by practicing between 15 and 30 minutes of guitar per day, you can hope to succeed in playing your first rhythms on guitar with chords and some melodies after a month. Then, habit and practice will allow you to play more and more complex songs. You will have discovered much of the guitar in 5 years of practice. You will need to really focus on the basics, that is, practice one or two exercises and one three-day course.

I play between 30 minutes and 1h30 per day

This is a great rhythm, you will be able to work on many classes and exercises in addition to making you happy with some small extras like documentation about the guitar that you will find on our blog / vlog that you are reading, or even following our guitar classes live. With this rhythm, you can really diversify your music learning while remaining focused on your learning path. I advise you so:


Practice the learning path for 45 minutes.

Select a piece on the app, follow a live course or a special assignment to complete with the other 45 minutes.

Also, take care to listen to music and to enrich yourself with all styles with or without guitar. When you become a musician, you will hear music differently. In 2 and a half years, you will know the main techniques of the guitar and will already have a lot of ease in the practice of your songs.


I play more than 1h30 a day

You are a real guitar machine. You'll even become a machine. If you stay on course, you'll be able to make great tracks after a year. Who knows, maybe you will be the future Satriani of the guitar (if you don't know this great guitarist, it's because you haven't listened enough to guitar pieces. At work


I only play on my days off or on the weekend

Here is a case that is a bit annoying but not necessarily blocking. It is true that the best solution is to play regularly. In music, regularity pays. You're probably in a situation where you can't access your guitar during the week. Whether you are on an internship or travelling for work, the problem is the same. You may also have a very gruelling job and lack the motivation to practice on your way home from work. I totally understand doing this. When one is too tired or without motivation, it doesn't do much to practice because learning must be a pleasure. This is why we have created an extremely playful online method to be able to learn the guitar alone at home and in the friendliest way possible.


Here's what you can do if you don't have a guitar available or can't play during the week:


Learning guitar is also about listening and reading. I invite you to read the articles on this blog which are full of theoretical, pedagogical and cultural information about music. You will learn a lot from reading.

Listen to music and imagine the melodies that are played by the guitar.

Read tablatures and try to count the times by determining which way you should attack your guitar strings.

Read articles about scales, music theory, the history of the guitar, all will be beneficial

And most of all, prepare your next guitar session by looking for what you want to learn to get there as easily as possible and save time on your work by working in this way, you will arrive after a few months to play simple songs. Everything will depend on the amount of time or your ability to re-adapt your schedule to play more regularly.


The solution

Targeting the pieces that make you dream

To the question how long it takes to know how to play guitar or play this or that piece, I answer that it depends on your motivation, it is certain that the more regularly and carefully you will play, the more you will progress.

But learning is nothing without rigor. It is more interesting to play 30 minutes while taking the time to take care of each note and to count the Times Well than to try to play too fast for an hour, not to be in time or to miss notes included in the melody or chords. Work slowly, I repeat without ceasing, it is all the more time saved and facilitated by the following you too set achievable and pleasant objectives. So list your favorite songs, ranked them from the easiest to the most complicated and promise to succeed this list in a given time


Your past helps you learn faster

If you have already practiced a musical instrument like piano or even drums, it will certainly help you in your progression. If you have played a string instrument, it will be even easier to approach the guitar since your fingers are already used to this type of work. If you don't have a musical background but a sporting background, your determination will help you to progress and overcome the difficulties of learning an instrument alone. Because in fact, you will have to pass some " landings” that we will help you to cross like the game of the barrés or the typing of the foot to count the times after, it is only happiness !


In conclusion

In general you will need

A few weeks to habituate your fingertips and play simple melodies.

A few months to manage to place your chords and your bars or play rhythms, play effects... or even play songs that play on the radio.

Years to perfect it all. These are years of work but also incredible years of happiness.

If you are passionate, rigorous and you use the right method or the right virtual guitar teacher to help you, it's in the pocket of good music to you and keep hope alive. No matter what the weather or age, everyone is able to play their favorite songs with practice. Did you know that a very great guitarist named Django Reinhardt could only use 3 fingers of his left hand (the one on the side of the guitar handle)? He made his mark on the Manouche guitar despite this handicap. A great man no one can forget. At work, you're going to make it. I'm with you. Learn the basics of guitar in 3 days with our Chapter 1 available on our superb application.

Author's Bio: 

New York Times bestselling author Hamza Fox writes sweet, fun, action-packed mysteries. His characters is clever and fearless, but in real life, Hamza is afraid of basements, bees, and going up stairs when it is dark behind her. Let’s face it. Hamza wouldn’t last five minutes in one of her books.

Hamza is best known for his Southern Ghost Hunter mysteries and for his Accidental Demon Slayer books.