lundi 15 octobre 2018

How To Become A Blues Guitarist In Your Spare Time

By Michelle Smith

There are tons of reasons to learn how to play a guitar. One could want to find ways to relax, add a new creative hobby to their life, or reach out and connect to others in their town or city. When engaging with something as wonderful as music, people can access parts of the brain that might not otherwise be stimulated. Some people may find it to be intimidating to learn a new instrument. However, with a couple simple guidelines, almost anyone can become a wonderful blues guitarist.

Many people don't start playing the guitar because they feel like they are simply unable. In reality, almost everyone is capable of learning to play an instrument. The most important thing when it comes to learning anything is practice and consistency. Try and set aside a small amount of time every day to practice. It doesn't matter if it is fifteen minutes or twenty five minutes, as long as you try to make time as consistently as possible.

When you begin, go out and purchase a guitar from the local music store or look online. Generally there are lots of specials on different websites around the internet. Be sure to purchase an instrument that you can afford, but also make sure that it's a good quality instrument. Lots of people starting out get really discouraged because they bought a poor quality guitar. Generally this is because poor quality instruments don't have a lot of room for error, as it's harder to press against the strings.

Try to start out by playing simpler songs. Then you can progress to the more difficult ones. Learn a few chords, like A, E, and G. You're going to be pleasantly surprised by the sheer number of songs that you can play simply with a couple of different chords. Many pop songs are played with only two or three basic chords.

As you get better, you can start transitioning into other chords as well. Learn all the major chords, as well as the minor ones as well. Then people generally will learn the seventh chords. By using whole chords, minor chords, and seventh chords, you're going to have a wide range of songs you can play.

After you start improving at doing simple chord progressions, you may want to start learning how to do finger picking as well. It may seem intimidating at first, but really isn't that difficult. By incorporating finger picking into your songs, you will be able to diversify your skills. This will allow you to play a wide range of music that you wouldn't be able to with simple chord progressions alone.

Another wonderful way to improve is to study different musicians. You can learn a lot by listening to the way other musicians play the blues. Try listening to various musicians while drive or even while you're at work. When you listen to wide ranges of music, you're going to be training your ear. This is going to be immensely helpful as you make strides at improvement.

Remember, it doesn't take a genius to become an excellent blues guitarist. The most important thing that you can do is to set aside some time to practice every day. Soon you'll be playing your favorite songs and impressing your friends and family with your new found skills. Have fun!

About the Author:

Aucun commentaire:

Enregistrer un commentaire