So, we discussed this a couple of times before. Personally, I don’t see the point in making a plan to learn to play guitar in 21 days, because I feel that you might be setting yourself up for failure. That said, I do acknowledge that it will all come down to your interpretation of what your understanding is regarding “Learning Guitar”. It can mean anything from strumming a couple of chords to becoming Dream Theater’s lead guitarist if Petrucci ever decides to quit his job.
Now before we talk about this in more detail, allow me to at least make one quick point before we cover specifically my proposal on how I would go about if I had to learn guitar in just 21 days.
Here is my simple question: why does it have to be 21 days and why can’t it be 42 or 63? This is like saying I’m going to learn a new language in just 30 days. In theory, is that even possible? I guess it is, but it certainly is not very plausible or likely to get a reasonable command of a foreign language in a month’s time. The premise seems unnecessarily stringent and confined.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I got my second Master’s Degree in Project Management. I’m all for putting a stake in the ground by setting deadlines. That usually creates a sense of expediency that in most cases are very helpful – if not necessary – to ensure that things are getting done in time. Therefore, nothing wrong with setting a time limit or a deadline for yourself. However, it comes down to common sense and having realistic expectations.
To be perfectly honest with you, I have a suspicion. I realize I could be completely off here, but I think this notion of “learning guitar fast” is a rather unfortunate side effect of the omnipresent blessings offered by the world wide web. The internet is full of advertisements that suggest that you can absolutely play guitar in 21 days if you buy this or that. Look, I’m not in the business of discrediting other guitar teachers or learning programs. The fact is that there are some excellent online resources that can help you learn to play the instrument. You might have heard of Justin Guitar or Jamplay. And there are more, of course. The problem is, though, the vast majority of these ‘generous’ and ‘too good to be true’ offers are nonsense and ultimately just another way to get you to give them your credit card number.
Anyway, I don’t mean to be Debbie Downer. If you are set out to take the ‘learn guitar in 21 days challenge’, for whatever reason that may be, I won’t at least give you a couple of tips to get you started.
What you will need to figure out is obviously your personal approach to the best way of learning guitar in a very small amount of time. Here are three specific sources to get you started:
- DYI Guitar Learning: On YouTube alone, you’ll find tons of guitar teachers, lessons, tutorials and courses. The good news: it’s all free. The bad news: how would you know where to start and what’s the right course/program/teacher for you?
- The Free Beginners Guitar Course on GuitarIngenuity.com: You can take my completely free guitar course for beginners. It used to be a paid-for program, but it is now completely free of charge. It’s a slow-paced, comprehensive guitar learning program that takes you via a step-by-step approach from a proper introduction to the instrument to being able to play hundreds of traditional and contemporary tunes. Again, it’s completely free and you got nothing to lose. The downside: my course is NOT designed to learn guitar in 21 days. Typically, it takes a student anywhere from 3-6 months to complete the program. Also, the course is now 4 years old and some of the modules need an update (better picture quality, more camera angles, etc.)
- Play Guitar In 21 Days, Free Download of Jamplay Coupons: This is would be my preferred option if I was you. I assume you have heard of Jamplay. They are the #1 online guitar learning source on the Interwebs. Why? Because they have the best teachers, best learning programs and they are dirt cheap. It’s that simple. So, if I only had 21 days to learn guitar, here is what I would do. I would sign-up with Jamplay for one month. You can do that for $19.95! I don’t know how they are able to offer such low rates, but that’s not my problem. But wait, before you do that, download my free and exclusive Jamplay Coupons. Fill out the form below and I will email them to you right away. I have a few different coupons for both, guitar and bass, all ranging anywhere from 10%-25%.
That’s it. So, given you are dealing with two constraints, namely mullah and time, Jamplay would be my recommendation to anyone who wants to learn to play guitar in 21 days and save money. Before I let you go, I do hope that after you are done with your three week guitar project, you will stick to it and allow yourself more time to advance in your progress.