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The 10 Biggest Problems Guitar Players Face

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The road to guitar mastery is long, and many of us will never reach the end. What's important to know, however, is that those speed bumps and road blocks are what mold us into stronger musicians and people in general. If we never had a problem with our technique or an issue with our motivation, we'd never know to feel a sense of achievement and confidence when we finally mastered a guitar solo or learned that new sweep-picking arpeggio.

After playing guitar for over 10 years and educating more than 25,000 students in my online guitar courses (opens in new tab), I've learned that problems are inevitable, but they don't have to put an end to our road trip down the guitar highway.

I've encountered nearly every problem a guitar player can face, and if I haven't dealt with it myself, I know people who have. Let these solutions guide you to conquering the many difficulties you'll face as you develop as a guitarist, and always remember to enjoy the ride.

Tyler Larson is the founder of the guitar-centric brand Music is Win (opens in new tab). His insightful, uncomplicated guitar lessons and gear demonstrations along with entertaining, satirical content about life as a musician receive tens of millions of video views per month across social media. Tyler is also the creator of the extremely popular online guitar learning platform, Guitar Super System. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Tyler has been teaching guitar for over a decade and operates a production studio in Nashville, TN.

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Tyler Larson is the founder of the guitar-centric brand Music is Win (opens in new tab). His insightful, uncomplicated guitar lessons and gear demonstrations along with entertaining, satirical content about life as a musician receive tens of millions of video views per month across social media. Tyler is also the creator of the extremely popular online guitar learning platform, Guitar Super System. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Tyler has been teaching guitar for over a decade and operates a production studio in Nashville, TN.