Guitar Time in Philadelphia
Is learning the guitar a waste of time?
If you are the kind of person that enjoys music, then it’s not a waste of time and money to learn guitar. It’s not a very expensive hobby either, unless of course, you want it to be. Most sports tend to be more expensive than learning the guitar. Think about golf or hunting. Much more expensive than playing an instrument. As for time, if you learn to play guitar you can decide how much time you want to spend on it.
From a financial point of view, you can get a decent student model acoustic guitar from a pawn shop or music store for about $100-$200. Don’t spend more than this on your first guitar. A $500-$1000 guitar will not make you sound any better at this point and neither will an electric guitar. Actual lessons from a real guitar teacher run anywhere from $20-$100 per half hour or hour, which, in hindsight, is not very expensive.
But becoming a Rockstar or even popular is really unlikely. So, if that is why you want to learn, don’t count on it. It’s not even about being good enough or even better than that. You also have to be very lucky and know the right people, as well as have a musical taste that is shared by enough people to have an audience.
Anyone can reach the technical skill needed to play on a professional level if they are willing to do the amount of work needed. But once you have that you also need to figure out what you can do with that skill that would be something you can get paid for. After that, you need to know how to make people want to work with you. As a hobby goes, if you enjoy it, it’s worth the time and money put into learning the guitar.
It is absolutely worth it to learn guitar if you have a passion for it. Actually, any instrument is worth it because playing and learning an instrument is one of the best hobbies you can have. The art of making music is priceless. You can simply play and let your emotions out instead of wasting your time on social media or parked in front of the television day after day. Playing an instrument is one of the best ways to express yourself as well as understanding yourself.
Playing the guitar requires will and determination. Very often people give up on playing an instrument because they want to be good at it quickly. It doesn’t work that way but if you really put in the effort and the right amount of practice time, music will change your life.