The guitar is without question one of the most popular musical instruments to learn for people of all ages. Only the piano ranks consistently higher on lists sorted by popularity. But what exactly are the factors that sway people when choosing which instrument to learn?
Statistically speaking, there are a few surprising benefits that the guitar apparently beings, plus our own traditional views may play a part, even if we don’t realise it. There are also some straightforward, rational justifications for choosing the popular stringed instrument.
1) It’s easy to find a tutor
Guitar lessons are already among the most popular music lessons out there, so it makes sense for even more people to choose the same option. The choice and availability of tutors in your local area is likely to be quite good (for example, if you’re near the Scottish capital, we highly recommend the aptly-named Guitar Lessons in Edinburgh). For your peace of mind, you can always check that your potential teacher is registered with the RGT (Registry of Guitar Tutors).
2) It’s great for self-esteem
Bring a relatively easy instrument to learn, at least when you’re trying to pick up the basics, the guitar is a great example of something that can help you build your confidence. Setting your mind to learning a new skill and working towards a particular goal is always good for boosting self-esteem. Continue reading