Yes, I know that we play guitar for our own edification – of course.
But, each of us have other reasons that we want to learn and play guitar - often profoundly personal and individual reasons why we want to play guitar.
Often times, some of our wonderful guitar family will email me and let me know why they want to play.
Here are some of the amazing reasons I've heard...
- To Play for My Kids or Grandkids
- To Pass on Music to My Family and Kids.
- To Play a Song for My Daughter's Wedding.
- After a Dad's Death, to Learn My Dad's Favorite Song and Play on His Guitar.
- To Play at My Local Church
- To Play for a Local Nursing Home or VA
I’ve realized that there are a multitude of profoundly personal reasons why people want to learn to play guitar.
Reasons as simple as “playing makes me feel better” to the profound “I want to play a song for my daughter’s wedding”.
No matter what YOUR reason is – dive into learning whole-heartedly.
Take a minute to think about WHY you want to learn – what the goal and motivation is in your heart.
Once you figure your reason out, then try to form it into one sentence - your personal guitar learning mission statement.
Then, write it out and tape it on your music stand or on the wall in your practice area.
A simple glance will be a little motivational reminder to keep pressing on when the learning gets tough.
Every little bit of motivation and focus will help you get where you want to go.
If you would like, share why you play in the comments below.