Career Derailed: 6 Mistake Beginner Guitarists Make

3When just starting out on an instrument, it's inevitable that some mistakes will be made, but this is only a problem if you don't learn from these errors in order to ultimately become a more successful artist. Here we look at six common pitfalls that aspiring musicians often fall into when starting out on the instrument.


In this latest post from MusicThinkTank, contributor Shaun Letang warns against six common mistakes made by those just starting out on guitar.

"'No worries, I can wing it' said no professional guitarist ever.

Sure, if you know the songs inside and out and can cover your mistakes with improvisation maybe you don’t need to spend hours preparing for a gig. But if you can do that, you’re probably not a beginner.

I’ve showed up to some gigs having spent a lot of time practicing and still made mistakes. That should tell you how important it is to know the songs inside and out."

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