Guitar Playing Simplified
Guitar players have always been known for their live-life-large attitude and massive female fan-following. Wouldn’t you like to become one of them? There is no other musical instrument which is as popular as the guitar. Guitars are basically of two types- Hawaiian and Spanish. Spanish guitar again has two categories- Acoustic guitar and Electric guitar. In this article, we will talk about playing acoustic as well as electric guitars.
Considering that you are aware of the basic parts of a guitar, i would directly talk about ‘learning how to play the guitar’. A good guitarist must have three things- speed, technique and style. With speed, I mean the speed of the right hand (or picking hand) as well as the left hand. Contrary to the general belief that one must concentrate on developing left-hand speed, I firmly believe that developing right-hand speed is indispensable for becoming a professional guitarist.
There are a few techniques using which one can develop speed. Practicing scales on the guitar making use of all the four fingers of the left hand will help develop speed as well as accuracy. Concentrate on building right-hand speed by practicing upstrokes as well as down strokes individually on each string. Practicing with a metronome will make you a fantastic guitar player.
Learning chords is very crucial. You must practice bar-chords as well as open chords. Take your time learning the chords. It takes a few months to master the basics. Ear-training is very important too. Do not just look up on the World Wide Web for the tabs of a particular song. Listen to a song again and again until you can play the song by yourself. There are hundreds of guitar learning videos on the Internet which would definitely help you.
Practice! Practice! Practice! There is no short-cut to success.