Anything in life worth pursuing takes time and determination. “Nothing comes easy,” they say. It’s true, some people are more gifted than others for certain things. Michael Jordan might not play guitar, but he can sure play basketball. If you’re 5’ 8’’ and dream of playing in the NBA, it’s a long shot, but that doesn’t mean you can’t play basketball. You may be asking yourself “Why should I learn to play guitar?” Playing guitar has so many rewarding aspects. The coordination it takes really develops your motor skills. The pleasure of playing a song through correctly makes you feel like you’ve really accomplished something, especially when others are applauding. The ability to express yourself is a plus too. Let’s look at the many reasons why you should learn to play guitar.
- January 12, 2017
- Guitar 101
Learning any instrument requires determination. It seems like some people just pick up a guitar and start playing while others struggle, never quite getting it right. The gifting is out of our control, but the skill of playing guitar is something we can discuss. If you’re wondering how to learn guitar and make it stick, there are some practices you will have to become familiar with. There is also a discipline you must acquire. If you’re one of those pick-it-up-and-play it people, don’t cop out and sell yourself short of your destiny. Some of those born with the gift do not have any discipline or vision. If they did, they’d be famous. To be good at guitar, you will need both.
- November 18, 2016
- Guitar 101
No matter what your skill level as a musician is, you know that being able to understand guitar notes is vital to playing well. Practice and determination will get you far, but knowledge is key.
This is a good conversation and it seems there’s at least three languages for learning your guitar music. There’s the notation or sheet music which can look like hieroglyphics. Then, there’s tablature, which is just fret numbers on lines that represent the notes on the six guitar strings.