Is guitar easier than piano? Listen.
Guitars take about as much getting used to as you would with your computer. It is not something that comes around overnight. And if you are willing to invest some time getting to know the sound and feel and feel of each instrument, you will discover they are far from the worst.
Of the 12 things that make guitar players tick, I could list 3 (all in the lower range):
Bare and naked. The idea is to play without worrying about skin showing or having to cover up. Guitarists spend hours just getting ready to play, it is very relaxing to have no one in your face. Guitarists are generally not afraid of doing a little extra work just for the heck of it.
Vibrant sound. There is an element of excitement that accompanies the feel of playing guitar, and you cannot fake it.
Specially designed. Each guitar model offers a more-or-less unique sound. Most guitar players have a very broad range and find many of them to be very appealing.
Very forgiving. Many of today’s guitars offer many different types of fretboard shapes and designs. There is a certain level of comfort to going along with a variety of sounds.
So how important are these things?
The average guitar player will spend over an hour a day practicing their instrument. The most important thing is that you get to practice with other guitar players, it is easier to work with other experienced players.
What you need to practice
There are several things that you must do to get ready to practice:
Get your ears on the band and record with the instrument. The first step is to record a track of the band for your iPod. This way you will have a good representation of what is being played on the gig.
Set up a practice space. Make sure this is not the garage or a bedroom. It must be somewhere with some light conditions and a comfortable spot to practice in. You should also have some place in your vehicle to get there. Having the space means that you won’t have to go back to the practice space to get practice in. You don’t want to be on the road all day, but you want to practice in a comfortable spot and time-wise.
Practice with guitar. You need to go out and practice, there is no better time than after work. Practice with a good guitar. You will need a good pick, a pick guard,