There are many different ways that you can get lessons that will help you teach yourself guitar. There are guitar magazines, dvd’s, cd’s, books, tablature, online membership sites, teachers and probably a dozen other methods that I haven’t even thought of. One of the oldest and most popular ways is the use of guitar magazines. You can find many of these magazines at your local bookstore, grocery store or corner/convenience store. Most of them will contain lessons, gear reviews, album reviews, interviews with guitar players and some even throw in a cd or dvd that have video lessons and gear demonstrations. If you really like a particular guitar magazine, subscriptions are available at discounted yearly or more rates.
As you keep sending queries, editors get to know you. they’ll assess your writing style, see that you’re serious, and will start to pay attention to you. Finally, they’ll approach you to write for them. Therefore when you first start out, be patient.
Estate sales and garage sales are a great way to pick up old magazines in quantity for bargain prices. Most people have no idea of the value of old magazines and are glad to get a few dollars for a batch, relieved they didn’t have to haul them to the dump.
Each magazine is different, even though magazines for certain groups may seem the same. You need to read a magazine to get onto its editors’ wavelength. You also need to know what they’ve published in the past — referring to previously published articles can be a way to get your own article accepted.
If you do this each month, like I do as a habit, you will note that eventually all the stories start looking the same. And each one of these science magazine seems to be trying to compete with the next. It is my personal opinion that these follow me are losing their grip, and they are becoming less scientific and more like “People Magazine,” the only difference is there are fewer pages.
One of the best birthday presents I ever received was a subscription to various men health magazines. I got five of them, and read each one religiously. Because they’re just magazines, there’s no need to sit down and commit to reading them like you would a novel. Since each article is relatively short and can be read in about a minute or two, I was able to pick them up and put them down at my leisure and not worry that I was missing anything. After a few months, I found myself more knowledgeable about a variety of subjects than I ever before thought possible.
And the best part is, when someone has a few minutes to spare, they can go through 2 to 3 short articles, and when they are free later, they could read the longer articles. Most columns and articles are so interesting that you always tend to go back and finish where you left off. They are colorful, and well designed with interesting stuff in them to read.
Offer tips. Tips are usually what readers are looking for when they buy magazines so make sure that you fill your articles with lots of them. Ensure that your tips are foolproof.