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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by OttoG, Nov 20, 2020 at 6:45 PM.
Agreed - a lot!
Rely on your instincts and what feels and sounds good to you, ignore a lot of internet “facts” jibber jabber.
The internet is a wonderful and horrible resource at the same time. Much rubbish out there.
Don't get locked in one specific tutorial method, keep an open mind. Look for common methods or schools of thought.
You probably could but that would be seriously creepy
There are only seven notes.
- Learn to read music
- Sing in your own voice
Start on an acoustic, and since I'm not full of guitar wisdom I pass the talking stick to one that is.
A) Buy a metronome.
B) Use it.
Words to live by....
Basic theory is easy stuff.
Like third grade math easy.
Don't make it more difficult than it really is.
Be a good sidekick!
There so much more work and satisfaction being a good support player.
FFS... no one told me the second part...
The internet is full of false experts. Take advise only from those you are certain can walk their talk.
1. At first, play songs you really like. Practicing them over and over is less painful.
2. Learn to do barre chords as soon as you know the Am and Em shapes.
3. Take a basic course in music theory.
4. Beer after playing.
70% are FOS.
15% are halfway there.
Buy a great amp early. You’ll tone chase a lot less.
I hate this thread.
People telling me what I should be doing
Move. With the music. It's not all in your head. Get your body into the moment.
A great jazz guitarist named Herb Ellis would sing the notes as he played them. He maintained that doing so brought the other half of his brain fully into it. He can be heard doing so on some of his recordings.
Give yourself the Authority to play.
You are better than you think you are. I will paraphrase myself:
To ourselves, we are mostly seekers and most of us realize that we are often traveling in ignorance. We know we don't know and it inhibits us. Many of us even decline to call ourselves "players."
The truth is, if you can fake a style and play some chords to a couple of great songs in a manner suitable for a campfire sing along, you are a ****ing Wizard of Amazing Knowledge to the majority of the general public......and they are correct.
Pointed out earlier: Don't limit yourself to a very narrow slice of style/genre. No one wakes up every single ****ing day feeling exactly the same way and with the same things to say. Playing different things gives you a voice for different days.