Leaning how to play acoustic guitar isn’t difficult. You don’t need to be a musical genius to learn any instrument, and the acoustic guitar is one of the most popular instruments for those just getting into music. They don’t need to be plugged in, they’re portable, and you can purchase a decent starting instrument at a reasonable price.
There are a lot of ways to learn to play acoustic guitar. A guitar teacher is one way, but they can be pretty expensive. Guitar method books are another way, but unless you work well on your own or have a teacher, using guitar method books may not be the best approach for you either.
Videos and DVD lessons are ideal because they fall somewhere between a live teacher and method books. There are a lot of benefits to learning how to play an instrument using a DVD course. The information is presented by an instructor who can explain everything from the basics of acoustic guitar instruction and how to hold the instrument to more advanced topics like learning chords and playing scales, and the good news is you can rewind as often as you need to until you grasp the material presented.
Check out this great course Modern Acoustic Guitar.
The best way learn to play acoustic guitar is to find the method that works best for you and stay with it. Start with the basics. Learn how to hold the guitar and gain an understanding of how the instrument works, then approach your lessons with commitment and goals. Don’t focus too heavily on what I call “book knowledge.” Learning theory is fine, but make sure you play your instrument as often as possible and put the theory into practice. You won’t become a virtuoso overnight, but with patience, drive, and an instructional approach that works for you, learning how to play acoustic guitar can be a rewarding experience.