When you really fall in love with music, it's only natural that you make it a substantial and significant part of your life. Learning to play the guitar, for instance, can be an immensely satisfying hobby that will make you want to immerse yourself in learning various music styles and musical culture. Take note of the points below in order get the most out of your newfound love for the instrument.
Make it about embracing the music, rather than simply doing learning exercises
If you are learning to play the guitar, you will both expedite it and make it more enjoyable when you take the time to dive deep into genres and culture, rather than just running through scales and exercises. What you should do is learn little by little how to play your favorite songs, and practice the exercises that help you with those songs. This way, you won't feel like you are just running through technical exercises. It's a lot easier to learn when you are legitimately having fun, rather than just adding practice to the list of chores and errands that you have to do.
You can also put together a dream list for your guitar practice. For instance, perhaps you can add a beautiful vintage guitar to your wish list, and hold yourself accountable for waiting to buy it until you reach a certain level of proficiency. In this regard, you will have a carrot and stick of sorts, which will propel you to learn the guitar to the best of your ability.
Set up your music room and build your collection
It's easier to practice the guitar when you have a room set up specifically for music. In fact, you could call it your studio, and take the time to record yourself and play it back to learn from your mistakes as you get better. This room can be filled with posters and pictures from your favorite artists, along with your vintage guitar collection hung prominently on the walls. This room should be decorated to create a certain mood, so that you feel amazing every time that you go in to play. If possible, you can soundproof it so that you are able to play as loud as you want. This is particularly important if you play an electric guitar hooked up to an amp.
Follow these tips and make sure that you start pricing some guitars that you would love to add to your vintage guitar collection.