Welcome to a new Monday post with 3 random thoughts on all things guitar, music, and life, including a hidden rule, David Gilmour, and something you should avoid. Here we go…
Today’s an exciting day.
…And the reason for that is that I’ve just released the brand-new Dan Thorpe Acoustic Academy lessons.
On my Facebook page, I recently asked people to give advice to others who were struggling.
It got a lot of brilliant responses.
Just a quick one today.
I’ve talked a little bit lately about how powerful backing tracks can be for making progress on the guitar.
Well, over the last few days, I’ve been editing a new lesson where I’m teaching how to play a super famous song using some really cool backing tracks.
Imagine in 7 days’ time your guitar-playing life being a little different.
This has to be one of the most frustrating guitar issues.
I’ve always been intensely curious about how the greats of guitar playing got so good.
When learning, I was desperate to know the secrets that made great guitarists so amazing on guitar. These included people such as:
Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, James Taylor, Kurt Cobain, Lindsey Buckingham, Jimmy Page, and more.
One thing I’ve found over the years is that most guitarists make a big mistake.
They learn something very powerful that makes a difference to their playing…
But then, they quickly move on and forget about this powerful lesson.
What’s the best way to learn music theory on guitar?
It’s a great question and since I came back from my little trip, I’ve had a few similar questions about this.
The last few days I’ve been doing a really useful exercise.
It’s one that has helped me, and I believe it could be very powerful for many guitarists.
Particularly those of you who are struggling with tension.