Welcome to a new weekly 10-second tip.

This week I am talking about something that makes music just more fun.

It also keeps it fresh and teaches us new skills and different ways of playing guitar.

So, what is it?

It is…


“Listening and learning other styles of music”


I love folk, pop, rock, indie, blues, classical, some jazz, older country, and other styles such as funk and soul.

Listening to these styles most of my adult life has helped me keep an open mind about music.

In addition to that, learning how to play some things on the guitar in these different genres was really fun.

For example, learning jazzy Major 7 chords, or the alternating boom-chick country bass, flamenco progressions, the 12-bar blues, etc.

It is all good fun.


Yes, you should focus on learning your favourite style on guitar above all else, but a little dabble of other styles, particularly if you are experienced, can be lots of fun.

At the very least, just listening to different styles of music for pure fun is always a good thing.

Plus, in doing so, you can learn to spot the similarities between different genres which is a cool thing to do.


Enjoy your Friday!

Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination


P.S. For more help with your playing, you may want to check out this…

The Ultimate Guide to Barre Chords

One of the beauties of barre chords is that they can open up many new doors in your playing, including the ability to play a wide variety of tasty chords used in different genres. You can learn how in the course.


P.P.S. This post was originally taken from Dan Thorpe’s private email list. To get blog posts like this sent to you which are full of great tips to make fingerpicking, strumming, and learning guitar more enjoyable (especially if you are over 40) join Dan’s list. It’s 100% free, HERE.

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