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Is It Late To Learn The Guitar If You Are An Adult?

Written by Jimmy Rustling

A lot of people in Singapore want to learn how to play the guitar. That is why there is so much demand for guitar lessons Singapore for adult students. However, some Singaporeans are worried that it is too late for them to be able to master playing the guitar if they are already adults. But here are the reasons why that is not the case.

First of all, you may see young and accomplished guitarists in Singapore. However, they are good not because they started from young. They are good because they have been taking guitar lessons and practicing for years or perhaps more than a decade! It is about guitar lessons and practice consistency that matters when it comes to mastering the guitar. As an adult guitar student in Singapore, you have no inherent disadvantage compared to a teenage guitar student in Singapore. Those thoughts you may have had are nothing but misconceptions. The guitar is a musical instrument, and not a type of physical sports. Age has no impact on your guitar playing ability as long as you are willing to learn and practice.

Second of all, if your school schedule as a teenager was like that of schools in Western countries, then yes, perhaps you had more free time to learn the guitar as a teenager. However, schools in Singapore are jam-packed with homework, project work and after school extra tuition which your Singaporean parents probably got you. It is very likely that you have much more autonomy and hence free time as an adult in Singapore, and therefore, have more time to attend Singapore guitar lessons and practice on the music instrument. In this regard, it is perhaps even better to learn the guitar as an adult.

Third of all, there is a certain amount of music theory you will need to know before you can become successful playing the guitar. At the minimum, you will need to know basic chords, and just basics about music, otherwise you will always struggle to become a great guitarist. Because of that, starting way too young before you can understand music theory easily also defeats the purpose, as you will take longer to learn it. As an adult, you should have zero issues understanding music theory as long as you learn from a good guitar teacher in Singapore. This means you can quickly ace the music theory portion, and get to the playing or practical part for the guitar as soon as possible. In this regard, you can be “too young” to start learning, but you cannot be “too old” to learn the guitar.

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Jimmy Rustling

Born at an early age, Jimmy Rustling has found solace and comfort knowing that his humble actions have made this multiverse a better place for every man, woman and child ever known to exist. Dr. Jimmy Rustling has won many awards for excellence in writing including fourteen Peabody awards and a handful of Pulitzer Prizes. When Jimmies are not being Rustled the kind Dr. enjoys being an amazing husband to his beautiful, soulmate; Anastasia, a Russian mail order bride of almost 2 months. Dr. Rustling also spends 12-15 hours each day teaching their adopted 8-year-old Syrian refugee daughter how to read and write.