Solution To Few Challenges That Every New Guitar Learner Faces

As the guitar teachers have always come across some same queries from the students, we can say that beginners in guitar lessons face similar kinds of problems globally.

Well, as students have started to take online guitar lessons instead of regular classes because they find this convenient. They tend to read and get all the information possible, and other than joining online guitar classes, they watch different videos and try to practice the same as well. However, the problems that have always become a hurdle in the path of new learners are the following:

Changing Chords – At first, the learner just got to know how to hold on some chords, but it seemed to be an impossible task when it came to changing between the chords. But as ‘practice makes a man perfect,’ your practice on switching the chords will stretch your fingers too.

Tip – Well, a great idea is trying to stretch the fingers on the guitar, starting from slow to speed, will increase the reach of your fingers, and you can cover more gaps.

String Skipping – Skipping between the strings is another same problem. Now when learners have to play two different strings at different times, they don’t hit the right string, but as they practice, the hands on the string, according to their notes, will get settled. So practice, take the proper online guitar lessons and have your fingers in the right place, with the right guidance.

The Hold Of Plectrum Is Never Good – 

Now, this is the case many students have complained about. The plectrum slips from your hands because they are not of the size with which you are comfortable.

There are many sizes of picks, and you need the size that does not slip from your hand.

The tip here is that you do not buy a very thin pick, but buy a medium-sized pick between .70mm to .85 mm, but to avoid the slippery pick completely, you can buy the 0.85–1.20 sizes that is least slippery.

How Barre Chords Have To Be Right – 

The other problem that learners have is and are confused tremendously about is that they think how to play the barre chords? As barre chords are played with more than one finger pressing multiple strings, it’s a great confusion for students about how to match the notes, make a barre chord, and place the finger correctly.

Well, to get perfectly on the barre chords, you’ll have to have complete knowledge about the notes, and when you know the notes and now you know you can match them with right strings & match your finger placement too, then you are ready to play the barre chord.

I Try Not To Touch Other String, But It Gets Touched – Other students complain that when they touch one string, the other string gets touched as well, and this the thing which is not wanted by anyone.

Now, what you can do is practice on the strings, make your postures correct, set your angle, and if you are still confused, then during your online guitar lessonsask your coach about the same.

The Sound Of My Strings Is Not Very Clear, Why? – However, the first rule of playing guitar, mentioned by every offline or online guitar lessons is you need to have your nails cut down. When you play the string with your grown nails, the sound that comes out will never be clear and will be fragmented.

So what you have to do is, you have to make your fingers strong enough to press on the string. When you press against the string, make sure you press them with the fleshiest part of your finger.

Pressing string With All The Strength Causes Pain – This is the rule of nature, ‘sometimes we have to lose something precious in order to gain something priceless.’ If you want to gain the skill of learning guitar, you will have to face this pain, because there is no other way out. The regular practice will cause calluses to the tips, which will lower the stringing pain.

The solution for the same can be, you can soak your fingertips in the apple cider vinegar for a minute and wash it thoroughly with soap.

Solution: PRACTICE Is The Only Solution To All Your Problems

As you read above, every problem that is faced by the students ends at the practice. The more you tend to practice, the more you learn, and the expert you become.

We say that the practice is a significant solution to all your problems is because when you practice, you learn something new every day.

IMPORTANT TIP –  If you really want to learn guitar, make sure to learn ‘AT LEAST ONE NEW THING EVERY DAY’ for the first 30 days of your online guitar lessons.

How To Make Regular Practicing Habit

If you want a habit, or want to leave a habit, then have control over the same for only 22 days, and you will see that those 22 days brought you into that habit.

So what is suggested here is, if you want to make a regular practice habit, fix a time, and force yourself to sit with your guitar, and practice for an hour. Do this for 22 days, and from the very next day, if you do not practice, you will miss it and will want to spend time with your guitar practice.

TIP – When you are practicing a song and get irritated because you do not find the right notes, and skip to another song, don’t do this. Keep practicing a song till the time you learn all the guitar techniques of that song. Calm yourself down, take a walk, and start again, and you will do it.


The problems that came from the entire world were very common, but the solution to all of the issues is one & that is ‘practice.’ So, from now if you do not have the right angle of playing or your guitar’s sound is not clear; all you need to do is acknowledge your problem and consider bringing out the solution.

RJ Frometa
Author: RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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