If you want to learn to play the guitar, you have either classical guitar methods or modern guitar methods to help you begin learning. For someone who is willing to learn how to read music sheets that present the different kinds of guitar techniques through the erstwhile A-C-E-G and E-B-D-F beginner's musical module, it will be quite breezy for this person to learn to play the guitar. This is especially true when it comes to playing classical guitar music. The A-C-E-G and E-B-D-F beginner's musical module is also known as formal musical instruction. This is very similar to the kind of formal musical instruction that a beginning pianist receives from his or her teacher. Now, modern guitar methods also make use of the A-C-E-G and E-B-D-F guitar platform. Although at these times, someone is more likely to learn how to perform a musical piece on a guitar by making use of musical chords. These chords make use of different scale progressions to the playing of guitar music. This means that instead of looking at the G-cleft and the bass cleft of an ordinary music sheet, as in formal instruction, someone who studies guitar with chords will look at and refer to musical chord groups.
However, if you are someone who would rather not go through a lot of trouble and stress because you are someone who wants to play a nice musical tune on your guitar in the quickest way possible, you'll probably be happy to discover that you can simply learn to play the guitar by ear. One of the most popular ways to simply learn to play the guitar by ear is known as the Suzuki method. Although this teaching technique also makes use of books, students who have learned how to play the guitar through this Suzuki method are able to carry a tune on the said instrument without looking at a single music note. The said method brings us proof that an individual does not have to come into this world with any kind of inborn talent just for this person to be able to play music by ear; whether this is music on a guitar, or on any other musical instrument.
If you've heard any kind of gossip and stories from your relative or friends which state that a person can't learn to play the guitar by way of the Suzuki method if you are not a child or an adolescent anymore, you shouldn't believe these stories. In fact, if you check online and watch the student recitals of people who have learned to play the guitar in this way, you will see many adult students participating in these recitals. Studying guitar by ear is a very refreshing way to learn how to play a new instrument and it is also a stress free way to learn how to play and to perform guitar music. Try the method out for yourself. Find a good Suzuki method music school through your community's civic center or through Craigslist.