How I learned to play the guitar - That Which Is Aware

How I learned to play the guitar

This is me at 19 years old.

Bleached blonde hair.

Bright blue skinny jeans… made for females.

DGAF rock n’ roll attitude.

Good times!

The funny thing about being a guitarist is that whenever you meet someone who doesn’t play, they’ll usually give you some story about how they’d like to play but they can’t.

They think you need talent or something, when the only thing you actually need is the willingness to learn and practice.

While talent does count for something, it’s not the be-all-end-all of being a musician.

In fact, I’d go so far as to say that what makes the difference between an average musician and a great musician is NOT their talent… but how diligently they learn and practice.

Practice is relatively straight forward.

Every day, for 30 minutes or 2 hours or whatever, sit down and play the guitar.

If possible, you focus on specific scales, chords, songs and solos you’d like to learn.

The challenge with how to learn is that there are so many damn different options out there…

Guitar tabs.

Guitar books.

YouTube videos.

Video courses.

And so on.

It’s a minefield!

That’s why the best guitar players always learn from real-life teachers.

Fortunately, that’s how I learned to play.

My first teacher was this curly haired dude who could play at least 6 different instruments. He taught me my first few chords and songs.

My second teacher was during high school. She’d studied at one of the famous music universities in Sydney, and she could shred and wail like Slash!

She took my beginner skills to the next level.

We started with Greenday’s “She” and worked our way up to stuff like Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns and Roses.

Without her help, I would have been forever relegated to the millions of wannabe guitarists who can play nothing but Smoke On The Water.

In fact, it was her coaching that turned me into a real guitarist, capable of confidently shredding on stage like this.

That’s the value of a good teacher.

It’s the difference-maker between the people who make it and the people who don’t.

In business, there are coaches for a lot of things.

Facebook Ads.

Copywriting.

Branding.

Sales.

Marketing.

But nowhere is it more important to have a coach or teacher than with your mindset.

Because if something’s off in internal game, it’s going to show up in your external game.

It’s only a matter of time.

And on the other hand, if you get your internal game right, it’s only a matter of time before you get what you want “externally”.

Financial abundance, health, love… it starts on the INSIDE.

Therefore, if you want to be one of the entrepreneurs who “make it” instead of being doomed to the “wannabe” category, you need to get yourself a mindset coach.

That’s where I come in.

If you’re interested, schedule a FREE Breakthrough Session here and let’s talk details:

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– John

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