You can learn a lot of guitar basics in a month, but learning to play an instrument is a lifelong journey and even when you feel that you have mastered the guitar, there is always something new to learn or a better way to do it. In 3 months, you can learn many of the fundamentals of guitar, but you are unlikely to master them for many more months, even years. You will be able to strum several songs that you recognize and you will be able to play some scales, as well as learn the fundamental shapes of the chords and other basic guitar skills. Just learning how to record for YouTube was difficult, the format was a little bad and I felt a little uncomfortable in front of the camera.
I also had to learn how to edit videos, but I did my best to show what I had learned. I have been taking guitar lessons for about a year and a quarter, once a week with 50-minute lessons. Learning to hold the guitar pick correctly is one of the first things you should learn when you decide to learn to play the guitar. Every person who has learned to play the guitar on their own did not “magically invent techniques and lessons for themselves.
I've played guitar quite casually for years of my life, and I tried to focus on guitar for just a month and discovered that practicing in a focused way for just a month made a big difference in my playing. I have some guitar lesson DVDs and a couple of my favorite guitarists and that's what I use to keep myself in good shape every day and learn as many techniques as I can find. Later I learned some great ways to deal with fingertips and general finger pain when I first learned the guitar and wrote a post about it here 21 Tips for Guitar Finger Pain, so if you're just starting to learn, I urge you to check it out. You certainly don't need an electric guitar teacher, in fact some of the best and most famous guitarists on the planet have never had a professional lesson in their lives and are completely self-taught.
All the best, good luck on your guitar journey and don't forget to check out my 2-month guitar progress here. Is my guitar teacher doing the right thing when learning to play guitar? It doesn't really seem like there is structure or direction, something I intend to achieve in order to move on to the next thing. One way to make the transfer of the chord diagram to the guitar less abstract is to keep the guitar upright with the strings facing you; this will match the orientation of the chord diagram. In the article, I talk about acoustic steel string guitars, not classical nylon string guitars.
My teacher is giving me 1 thing to go and learn during the week and he is showing me how to do it. I play a couple of strings throughout my lesson, then I have to take it home to practice next week. I go back to my lesson, he asks me how it went, so I explain to him what I'm having problems with and he says that you'll get it eventually and he gives me something new to go to practice, but I don't even have things that I got 3 months ago packed up every week I get something new. There are some great videos on YouTube, but beginners need to have conducting and structured classes to learn the guitar as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Yes, I have a guitar and I practiced once a week for three weeks and I got tired because the guitar didn't sound good every time I played it.