[Guitar Hacks][Free Audiobook] Learn Guitar in a Fraction of the Time
When I first started looking at learning the guitar all I saw was the child prodigies who had been going since they were 4 years old.
By this stage, I was already 23 and saw no hope of ‘catching up’.
It’s estimated it takes 10,000 hours to master something. To become truly great.
I was starting in my twenties and had a life and a job to keep up. There was no way I was making that happen. I mean think about it.
I thought no matter how much I practiced it just wouldn’t be worth my time.
But I started Guitar Professor originally back then because I was still enamored with the idea of learning and sharing my learning process.
And it’s lucky I did. Because that’s how I came across the idea of abusing diminishing returns (more on that later).
I went from scratch to my first stage performance within a few months. And, while we have a lot of training videos here on Guitar Professor there are a few things I did differently to most people.
- I looked at how diminishing returns work in learning. People just plodding along practicing without understanding this will take months to learn what you can learn in weeks.
- Rather than aimlessly practicing myself or waiting between lessons I had a structured course to use from home. This means I was always pushing myself and was never wasting time.
- I avoided bouncing between courses/books/instructors and learned from one guided source instead. Rather than getting a mix of information from all over so my practice was more systematic.
Now, don’t mistake what I’m saying here. There’s a bunch of ways you can learn guitar and of that, I have no doubt. If you pick up a guitar and just pluck at it long enough you’ll eventually make something that sounds like music.
But I’m interested in is getting the best results in the shortest time.
And I’m not talking cheap tricks like learning a few tunes which sound way more complicated than they really are. I just mean efficient learning and finding shortcuts over the normal way people choose to learn.
And, I saw this as the owner of one of the biggest guitar sites around, learning from random bits of internet information and videos isn’t always the best way. And before you jump down my throat for being a hypocrite I’m not saying they don’t have a place in your learning – I’m just saying for best results you need an easy A -> Z.
Now, I’m going to let you guys guess for yourselves how many crappy books and courses have wanted to advertise their stuff on Guitar Professor and you’ll notice there are no ads all over the place for this stuff because most of it has less value than the free resources we already have.
But when I get asked, and I do, about the best way to get started I have two suggestions.
First is an audiobook from Amazon which changed how I looked at learning guitar, makes the process a heck of a lot easier and you guys can grab it for free.
So How is it Free?
Normally it isn’t. It’s massively popular and cost me about $50 when I first got it.
But Amazon not only has the audiobook (so you can absorb the whole system without having to read it a few times – though you get that option too) but they give you it free when you signup to their trial. Even if you don’t keep the trial – you keep the complete thing.
Kind of hard to argue with that. Sign up takes a minute and you can instantly download the whole audiobook.
Online Guitar Course
But, for those of you who want more than just the audiobook on the science of learning to play and want a full A -> Z course I dug through every online guitar course I could find and Secret Guitar Teacher has everything you need.
Easy to follow, well structured videos and direct contact with your instructor. It’s like having an instructor at home at a fraction of the price and available on your time. Plus they’ve given you guys a 30 day trail so go nuts.