Learning guitar can be done alone if the person trying to learn has the patience and understanding if simply given the written guide. For many, though, a guitar tutor is needed. Not only can he or she teach the theory and show by actual example how certain chords are played and how to strum or pluck the strings, the tutor can also give examples from experience. There also might be shortcuts or better ways to the common idea which he or she can impart to you. If you are near, try the music lessons in Portsmouth at guitar center to get the started.