These So many guitar players want to improve their guitar playing but ignore some fundamental things. Here are some tips that are easily missed by inexperienced players.
- Learn the notes on the fretboard
- Learn the sound / texture of chord types
- Learn how to hum and play simple melodies
- Learn something new every day
- Listen to all styles for inspiration
- Play music not theory, it might be clever but if it sounds terrible, why bother?
- Learn to play slowly and in time
- Learn each song in a couple of keys if possible
- Learn to memorise songs
- Don’t compare yourself to others or criticise
These things may seem simple but they are things that are highly worth considering
Antoine Dufour – Acoustic Guitar These Moments
Hammer ons, pull offs , taps, harmonics open tuning and beauty.
This is an interesting concept and had to happen sooner or later, jamming with Google Chrome
Google Chrome Jamming
I will go in and test it at some point soon when I come up for air.
Haven’t been blogging for a couple of years but I am back and will be posting regularly at my blogs after a couple of years off. And why wouldn’t I as these were recocgnised as the best acoustic guitar blogs in the world by the other guitar bloggers.
NBC News Jamming With Google Chrome article
This is a wonderful Blues on semi-acoustic guitar with T Bone Walker and Shakey Jake on vocals
For more Blues check out Mississipi John Hurt
Beautiful Celtic Acoustic Guitar Duet played by Steve Baughman and Robin Bullock called ’Dans Keff Avec” a tune from Brittany
For more brilliant Acoustic Guitar listen to Antoine Dufour
I only just got the news that the wonderful British Folk Guitar player Bert Jansch has gone to the big gig in the sky.
Kind thoughts to Friends and Family
More Bert Jansch Youtube
Bossa Nova Guitar , some players who are born in the right country know how to play it because they got it genetically or by osmosis from growing up in the environment … think Brasil, Others need to learn it. I was looking around for a simple tutorial on playing Bossa Nova Guitar and found this site . Bossa Nova Guitar The tutorial has an mp3 audio track to follow and is written in standard music notation. In the 60′s Bossa Nova came to the fore with players like Joao Gilberto , Laurindo Almeida and particularly the music of Jobim
Check out the Tutorial Bossa Nova it has a few reasonably simple chords
Even if your eading skills aren’t strong, just break it down and count it.