If you are a beginner blues guitar player you might want to start with a book or DVD course forbeginners because only then will you be able to find that perfect teacher for your personality. Suchbooks or courses should have clear illustrations and pictures that give you a solid foundation tounderstand the basics of blues guitar playing. The reason for this is simple - how can you relate toa teacher if you are a total novice? You would not be able to relate to a calculus teacher if all youknow is basic math, right? This does not mean that you have to be an accomplished player before you seek out a bluesteacher. It simply means you should know something about chords, scales, fingering, and so forth.Just the basics are good enough to ensure that you speak the same music language. I have tostress that learning this music language is as critical as learning any language. Try speakingEnglish to a native Italian and you get what I mean. There is a disconnect. Think of the guitar not as an instrument but as a communication device like a language. You willuse it to communicate feelings to an audience through well chosen musical language (think notes)and phrasing. You will literally sing a story to your audience via the music. Of course, if there arelyrics, they add to the emotion of the piece but when you play that solo riff you will be takingcommunication to an even more intimate level. Blues guitar has a very special way of communicating emotion. Blues music is said to be the basisfor most of today's rock. Even rappers understand how a blues-based melody can generate strongemotion in an audience. Learning basic blues guitar is not an easy process just as learning a new language is not easy but,with practice and persistence, you will get to a level where you will be able to find the teacher youneed. How You Can Find Your Perfect Blues Guitar Teacher An easy way to find the perfect blues guitar teacher is to go where blues players perform. You willbe surprised that many blues guitar players also teach when they are not performing. Listen to aset. If you are impressed by the lead player, ask the lead player when they go on break if they arewilling to teach you to play. At the very least they may refer you to someone they know whoteaches the style of blues they played. You may have to hear several blues bands before you find that perfect teacher so don't give uplooking. There is likely a teacher in your town that you can relate to. Now, I must say, I did find ateacher that way but, as it turned out, the hours he was available were not the same hours I wasavailable. What did I do? I turned to the Internet and found the perfect teacher for the sound Iwanted and who could teach the way I wanted to learn. Learning guitar, not just blues guitar, is a very personal experience. Many people, frustrated by abad teacher or just life situations, give up trying. It seems that they just cannot master the firststeps or they think that the people who play guitar well have some mystical talent they are bornwith and we are not. Nothing is further from the truth.