It’s frustrating right?
You need to experience weekly progress to keep you motivated. Painfully slow progress leads to less practice, which leads to no practice, which leads to NO progress! A vicious cycle indeed.
You can avoid this vicious cycle if you find a teacher who knows how to create a strategy for you to learn what you want to learn, and keep you progressing from week to week.
The best musicians are often terrible teachers. This is because they don’t really care that much about helping students improve; they are more interested in attaining their own goals.
You should find a teacher who is dedicated and passionate about helping each and every one of their students improve with every single lesson!
Guitar teaching is not a one-size-fits all product. If you find the right teacher for you, it will make all the difference.
Learning “stuff” is one thing. Scales, chords, theory, how to apply it to improvising, etc. Almost any teacher with the knowledge can teach you all these. But it takes a different teacher to inspire you to practice everyday. A teacher who will not allow you to fall behind. A teacher who only takes on students who are dedicated, committed, and willing to put in the work to achieve their goals.
NOTE: if you are a beginner guitarist, click here