For beginners, learning the acoustic guitar can be a challenging process that is often accompanied with many disappointments. However, here are some tried and tested tips that’ll give the budding guitarist a relatively bump free learning experience.
1.    Find a guitar that fits your size. It is important to feel physically comfortable with the instrument you are playing. This helps create a connection between you and the guitar which will make the learning process easier and more enjoyable.

2.    When you’re just starting out, it’s recommended that you master pick holding. If you get the habit early on, it becomes way easier in the long run. People I know who did it this way ended up being extremely good players, more so than the average guy.

3.    Learn to self tune your guitar. After all, you will not always be playing in the presence of your coach. Knowing how to tune your guitar is the most basic and essential skill for any learner. You could start by learning how to use a digital tuner and then move on to just using your ears.

4.    When playing, it’s a pretty good idea to keep your fingers and palms clean and dry. This provides better grip and will cause less wear on your strings.

5.    Always have good posture, especially so when you’re just starting out. Good posture gives you stability, comfort and confidence. This, in turn, helps you to strum and change chords better.

6.    Change your guitar strings regularly. The tensile strength within guitar strings is what determines the quality of the tunes played. Therefore, learn to change the strings by yourself and do this regularly.

7.    Use a capo; this is a clamp that you use to modify the tensile strength of your guitar strings. If your guitar does not have this tool, then you need to buy one as soon as possible. You can also learn to tune your guitar using the capo from online lessons.

8.    Do not be discouraged by the calluses. Calluses are painful spots in the fingertips that occur in beginners. This happens because the skin around the fingertips rubs against the rough strings so often that it causes wear and tear. This is inevitable. Instead of feeling annoyed, you should feel a sense of achievement when you see these calluses. It just means you’ve been practicing a lot lately.