How to prepare for your first guitar lesson as an adult?

At guitar class Singapore, instructors strive to make learning fun.
The faculty is well qualified, experienced and enthusiastic. They help you channel your inspiration as you learn on your guitar, engaging you and ensuring that you are having fun. At Ossia Music School, they offer comprehensive guitar courses from beginner to advanced levels. Come to Ossia guitar class today!
Here are a few things you can expect at your first guitar lesson.

Self-motivation

As an adult, you may have your own apprehensions and baggage about a new skill that you want to pick up.
You need to let go of your inhibitions and pat your back for having taken the initiative to learn.
It is true that learning to play the guitar is a complex skill that involves patience and perseverance. But, with time it may seem like second nature to you to strum on your own guitar.
Be your own motivator and be brave enough to face this challenge.

Picking the right instructor

Finding the right fit as far as an instructor is concerned is vital to your learning.
You need to know what style of music you want to learn. It is good to ask questions about the instructors’ skills and if it is alignment with what you want to learn.
Certain instructors bring special skill sets to their lessons, so if you want to learn to read music, write songs, or be able to improvise over some jazz chords, make sure you ask potential instructors if they have any experience in those areas.

Basics and lesson plan

A good place to start is right from the beginning. The anatomy of a guitar-the neck, headstock and bridge.
Your posture while holding the guitar, the hand positioning and finger placement.
The minute details that go a long way in laying a strong foundation to your learning.
Lessons are tailored to suit your needs. A plan that will track your progress to set benchmarks and milestones to your learning.
Your fingers may hurt and you may feel that it is stiff. It is just untrained. Adult learners have yet to learn the motor skills players take for granted, but it doesn’t take too long to master them.

Practice

Dedication is key here. You must be accoutable to yourself to carve out time to practice to sharpen your skills. The guitar is an instrument that requires muscle memory from the player. Opting to be all in for the process of learning guitar over the course of a year or more rather than trying to learn as quickly as possible is ideal because like most instruments, technical skill on the guitar is built off of muscle memory more than anything else. Muscle memory is the process of forging new connections from your muscles to your brain. When you snap your fingers or give someone a thumbs up, you are utilizing connections from your brain to your muscles that you formed years ago as a child. Creating new connections takes time, focus, and a great deal of effort, so it’s only natural human behavior to want to avoid the discomfort of learning. Herein lies the challenge for students of any age and background. Simple warm-ups like playing the first four notes on each string up and back down the fretboard is a great way for guitar students of all ages to build basic muscle memory on the guitar.

Let us start strumming, shall we?