Today’s tip is to take private lessons, face to face, from a guitar teacher if you can afford it and can find one in your area. One benefit from private lessons is that the teacher can SEE what you’re doing wrong and quickly correct mistakes. This is important, especially when you’re starting out. There’s also no substitute for playing music together with other people, which is another benefit. I realize that some people are unable to afford private lessons, which can be expensive, and others may not have convenient access to a teacher. In that case, there is a ton of great material available online, as well as books and other resources. Online lessons are great – that’s why I’m here – but use them as a supplement to private lessons and you’ll get even more mileage out of them.