Develop the right coordination and technique, so you don’t learn bad habits! I constantly get people who want to learn guitar and have attempted to do so on their own by watching random youtube videos. Having thus realized they are in over their head, they come to me seeking the help of a professional. And every time without fail all they have done is learn bad habits. Bad habits put walls in the way of your development; and these walls start to filter you into only being able to do certain things. I know many talented guitarists who never-the-less have bad habits in their playing; and it always limits them and stifles their growth. They always plateau; never reaching that next big break-through. Your growth as a guitar player should be LIMITLESS, and it will be if you learn the proper technique and coordination that will allow your development to unfold naturally.
Just a few of the benefits of learning to play with good fundamentals are: