Most of us hobby guitarists find ourselves playing guitar at home most of the time.
There is no better relaxation than picking up the guitar for a few minutes or even an hour.
Jamming, playing, noodling, rocking out – whatever you call it, it’s what most of us took up the hobby to do.
- Maybe you play along with friends and family?
- Maybe you play at open mic nights or jam nights?
- Maybe you play in a local band?
- Maybe you just lock yourself away and play to backing tracks.
I Want to Learn New Stuff
Whatever you do with the guitar, there is a fair chance you’ve wanted to learn new riffs, licks and tricks at different times or wanted to learn more about some technical aspect of playing.
I know that I’ve gone through lots of phases in my guitar playing, that might very briefly look like:
- Learn a few chords – that sounds cool;
- But I want to play a bit of lead guitar, perhaps the blues;
- I’ve been playing the same things for a year, perhaps I should expand what I can do;
- So just how does he play that on the guitar, I must find out;
- Oh wait, there must be something wrong with the way I’m picking the strings;
- That’s not the pentatonic scale, what is it;
- I want to learn a bit of jazz;
- Maybe I should learn a bit of theory;
- I’ve noticed that he doesn’t stay in the same place on the neck, how does that work;
- And so on.
What I Will Give You
I will be posting brief articles on a wide variety of subjects that will show a specific idea, technique or “trick” that you can absorb easily into your playing and won’t overload you with information.
I will also include articles that related to other aspects of playing or enjoying guitar including occasional reviews of products that I have direct experience with.
I won’t assume knowledge of music theory and will explain as I go but will include theory notes at the appropriate point in each article for those interested in that aspect.
As always, you choose what and when to take on board, you don’t need to do everything at once, even doing 1 new thing a month will feel like progress and will help you to enjoy your guitar just a little more.
I really do hope you find some useful information – please do remember that articles are aimed at the full spectrum of hobby guitarists, so you may find that you already know some things but not others.
Check back regularly for new content and use the posting categories drop down for other relevant articles.
I’d love to hear from you and learn more about your journey with the guitar or topics that you would really like to see something on, so please feel free to drop me an email.
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All the best and keep on rockin’