Assuming you’re well on your journey as a guitarist, you already know the value of playing every single day. For some, their occupation is just a means of income and family support. That’s wonderful! You may be a guitarist who works a 9 to 5 but finds time to play at least an hour before you go to work or sleep. You don’t have to be a professional guitarist earning income to be a good player. Whatever you do for a living, you still need a daily routine to continue growing and keep the music you’ve learned fresh. However, if you are a professional guitarist and you earn your living that way, it doesn’t mean you need to “get a real job” either. Just because you earn a living doing something you absolutely love doesn’t mean you're not doing work.
- April 14, 2017
Praise and worship music is subject to the church or organization you’re serving. Maybe you’re just trying to get songs together to work on your craft as a praise and worship leader. Whether you’re just getting started or looking for a formula, there’s some songs that are easy to play and seem to flow well together. There are a lot of factors when it comes to putting a worship set together. Is there a theme, like Easter, or is it for a series your pastor is putting together? Is there a band or is it just you? There are just so many things to consider. Still there are some classic and current songs that would form an easy worship set to get you thinking in the right direction. Let’s take a look.
- April 13, 2017
- Guitar Songs
Taking it out on the guitar, huh? Be careful with that, especially if it’s your Dad’s old Martin or Gibson. Losing love isn’t fun, but you don’t want to go crazy and smash that D18 from the 40’s against the wall over a girl that dumped you. Who hasn’t experienced the pain of a breakup? Picking the right song to listen to after a breakup is weird, though. There’s no certain genre that fits the mold. You may be angry or you may be sobbing sad. The music that gets you going may be extreme or it may just be sappy. Either way, there’s a lot of breakup songs to choose from and the best songs to learn on guitar after a breakup might take some modifying over from keyboards. Let’s sort through a few of the possibilities.
- April 10, 2017
- Guitar 101
If you compare the grand scope of all things guitar to outer space, there’s a whole galaxy of guitar planets. Some have rings, some have craters, some have moons or asteroid fields, and others just seem to sit out there in dark space. In other words, there are Steve Vais, Jeff Becks, Phil Keaggys, and a long list of other amazing guitarists, but no two of them are alike. In fact, it’s hard to even compare and label one better or brighter than the other. Then there are countless other stars or great guitarists who fit into their space and have as much gravity but just don’t have the name or credibility . It doesn’t even matter.
- April 7, 2017
- Guitar Lessons
So you got a coupon for a free month of guitar lessons for Christmas or won a free lesson at your local guitar shop. Lucky you! Or perhaps you’ve seen some offers for free lessons online at a few guitar sites out there. Maybe you’re wondering if it’s really worth it or if you really want to redeem your prize. Why not? There’s absolutely no reason for you not to take advantage of a free guitar lesson or two. What’s 30 minutes of your time to take on a different kind of challenge? What if you really enjoy it? Playing guitar doesn’t really come with unreasonable expectations. Some play hours on end and make a living doing it, but others just sit around and entertain themselves, knowing only a few chords. There are weekend warriors, church players, session aces, and everything in between.