10 Guitar Tips (part 1)

1.      Always learn new things; there are hundreds of different techniques that you can learn on guitar.

2.      Learn a new chord every day.When The Beatles were first learning guitar and writing songs it is said they were into the strangest of chord formations. 

3.      Buy some guitar books, as many as you can. If you can’t always afford new books go to a used bookstore, they often have a section devoted to music. 

4.      Take up another musical instrument, there is always cross over whether it be piano or a harmonic, your ear and improvisation will improve. 

5.      Go Dancing. Seriously it will improve your rhythm. 

6.      If you go to the gym and are doing cardio or even weight lifting, you can count in sets of 4. Since most music is in 4/4 time this will also help your sense of rhythm. Working out with a portable music player will also help your rhythm. 

7.      If you find a song you like, instead of searching for the song on Google, try first to figure it out yourself. Use trial and error, if you do this enough your ear will improve over time and you will be amazed at how fast you can tab a song.

8.      Relax! I can’t stress this enough, learn to relax when you are playing. If your knuckles are white then that it is a huge problem. 
9.      Experiment with different guitars. People come in different shapes and sizes, and so do guitars.

10.  If you play electric, try acoustic. If you play acoustic, try electric. If you’ve tried everything, learn Flamenco.

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