I believe that true guitar mastery can be directly judged by a player’s ability to improvise. You can learn all the technique you want, know all the theory, be able to play any song beautifully -no matter how technically difficult- … Read the rest
Many times I will have a certain musical idea in my head, for example, a phrase that just popped into my mind. Or perhaps it’s part of a solo that I heard on the radio earlier. I want to be … Read the rest
When I was a teenager I used to hang out with other kids in my school who also played an instrument. I remember one guy in particular, who was a guitar player, who I really looked up to. He had … Read the rest
If you are left handed, you have a decision to make. Should you learn to play like a righty? Or should you get a left-handed guitar?
Here’s a suggestion from a left-handed guitar player. “Go into a guitar shop and … Read the rest
A metronome is a mechanical device that provides a click sound at a selected tempo. The metronome lets you learn to control the timing of the music.
Critics of metronome practice rightfully claim that real music is not played at … Read the rest
For guitarists, tuning your guitar is a necessity. A piano gets tuned by a professional once a year or so. Guitars need tuning every time you play your guitar. But, there’s good news. The guitar only has six strings (the … Read the rest
I believe that the best way to learn (and improve) guitar playing is to take private lessons with the right teacher. The key to success is finding the right teacher for you.
There are lots of reasons why you might … Read the rest
What’s the Best Way to Learn How to Play Guitar?
There are many excellent ways to learn and improve your guitar playing. The key is to find the methods that work best for you. This is a great time to … Read the rest