Best Ways To Improve Your Guitar Playing

What grooves you? Why do you want to improve?

You can purchase guitar playing videos, either for home or computer watching, that include hand position, strumming timing, technique and rhythm, and finger exercises that take through various type of songs. You can find a community of guitar instructors in your surrounding area who are either private tutors or work through a community college. In pursing guitar lessons, you can either do one on one or group – both have their minuses and plusses but either can work for you.

Here are a few ideas that may help you better understand your guitar playing and some solutions you can consider.

Regardless of your intentions – whether to get started playing, learn a few licks of your favorite tunes, or want to expand your repertoire to include blues, funk, or rock and roll music, on your way to recording yourself, there are resources out there that can help you.

Guitar videos
You can purchase guitar playing videos, either for home or computer watching, that include hand position, strumming timing, technique and rhythm, and finger exercises that take through various type of songs. Essentially these become a mirror for you in learning to play as you mimic what you’re watching on screen and then reproduce this on your own. With commitment and determination, this can be a good one to go – especially for the visual learner who likes to learn primarily on their own.

Of course, you always need to be aware of learning bad habits in situations like these, which is why it’s important to have a foundation in guitar technique before starting.

Guitar theory
Related to guitar technique is developing a basis in guitar theory. Chord patterns, major and minor chord progressions, note scales, and overlap with piano and percussion instruments can all give you a basic structure upon which to layer in the knowledge and technique you gain in your guitar playing.

Playing partners
Find someone in your local community who plays. You can do this through asking the local community college, posting online to a resource like craigslist, or asking the guitar shop. Of course, you always need to be aware of learning bad habits in situations like these, which is why it’s important to have a foundation in guitar technique before starting.

Playing guitar can be a wonderful expression of one’s creative and musical talent. And with a commitment to constant improvement, it can provide a lifetime of enjoyment for yourself, friends, and family.

Guitar lessons
You can find a community of guitar instructors in your surrounding area who are either private tutors or work through a community college. You’ll want to consider their expertise, the type of students they work best with, their flexibility with your schedule, success stories, and of course their fees, in considering working with them. In pursing guitar lessons, you can either do one on one or group – both have their minuses and plusses but either can work for you.

Lou

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