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Top Five Mistakes Beginners Make When Learning Guitar Online

Beginners who are learning guitar solely via YouTube face several challenges. The first one that comes to mind is that no one is there to correct them when they do something wrong. Luckily, there's a YouTube video that addresses this issue!

Check out "Five Mistakes Beginners Make When Learning Guitar Online" by guitar instructor/author Andy Growley, better known in guitar circles as Andy Guitar. In the clip, Andy tells you exactly what to watch out for, including strumming by twisting your wrist and placing your chording fingers on the fretboard one at a time. Come on, you know you're guilty.

For more Andy-isms, check out his online courses and subscribe to his YouTube channel.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.