Musical talent. The elusive gift that those awesome guitar players you see on stage have. They obviously have musical talent and a lot of it too. That’s what separates them from you isn’t it?
If only you had that gift, that talent, that ability to play the guitar and make it sound good, in a way that you and others would enjoy and appreciate.
It would be such an awesome thing to have, don’t you think?
The Talent Equation
Very often I hear people talking and about a special athlete, artist, author, businessman, or musician. The thought continues that these people have such a gift for what they do. They are so blessed and talented. They are the lucky ones.
And then the next thought is that they are different, that they do not have this gift, they do not have any musical talent. So there is no way they can learn to play the guitar is there? So why bother wasting their time and even trying.
I used to think this way too. I almost quit learning to play the guitar because of this belief. But is it justified? Are those people really all born with some innate gift that the rest of us simply don’t have and can never acquire?
What Is Musical Talent?
Fortunately the answer to that last question is an emphatic NO!!! That belief comes from an old myth that has been propagated for too many years. Thanks to recent scientific research, and a lot of it, this has been fully debunked. Talent has been proven to be something that is learned, it is created, and it is installed into you.
So then it is not something you are born with and it is not something that happens randomly. You cultivate talent. If you look closely at every one of the people that you think have some kind of gift, you will notice that they have worked to install the skills and talent they have. It did not just fall into their laps.
And guess what. You can do the same when it comes to learning to play the guitar. You can acquire musical talent. But how would this be done? It must be difficult.
How To Acquire Musical Talent The Easy Way
That is true. It can be difficult to learn a new skill and develop talent and it will definitely take some time to do so. Some methods work better than others while some simply do not work at all and will frustrate you and cause you to doubt yourself and your ability to learn.
When it comes to developing the skills and talent needed to learn how to play the guitar, there is one superior method that surpasses everything else. This method will save you time, it will be a lot more fun and it will save you a lot of money.
The absolute best way to learn to play the guitar is to do so from a qualified teacher that has taught many other people to learn already and helped them develop the skills and talent to do so.
What To Look For
There are many guitar teachers out there. However there are very few that can help you acquire the musical talent required to learn to really play the guitar, and to do it in a fun and quick way.
What you need to look for is proof that a teacher has a good track record of doing just this. Find out if they have students that can play? Do they have students that can play well? Do they have a lot of students that can play well?
Without proof you are playing Russian roulette. Anyone can put up a sign and start teaching guitar. Don’t get stuck with the wrong one. Find a teacher that has proven results so they can do the same for you!
About The Author:
Maurice Richard is a professional guitar teacher that operates out of the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He has been a member of an elite guitar teaching mentorship program since 2007 and has taught many people how to learn to play the guitar. Go to his website now to find out how you can learn the skills and acquire the talent needed to learn to play the guitar.