It’s so easy to get overwhelmed with all the information in the world of guitar.
There’s theory, chords, scales, patterns, fretboard notes, memory, songs, etc.
So, if you ever feel overwhelmed, here’s a simple way to try to get clarity.
“Look for patterns in the songs you learn”
For instance, there are lots of songs that use the same chord progression…
Songs that use the same strumming patterns.
…Riffs and melodies that have the same or similar movements on the fretboard, and more.
The thing is, a lot of the stuff we guitarists play gets used over and over, but it’s not always obvious at first glance.
So, if you’ve learnt more than a few songs (or at least attempted a few), a good exercise to do is this…
See if there are any patterns, chord progressions, scale notes, etc. that get used in more than one of those songs.
It takes a little bit of thinking, but this is definitely worthwhile, even if you don’t see any patterns right away.
Do it regularly and it will help solidify the mountain of knowledge you have or are acquiring on the guitar.
For more help with this, my theory book sent out to members of the Dan Thorpe Acoustic Academy will speed this process up and give you a clearer understanding of how to connect the dots in your playing.
…And all without making your head spin! (…Which I know can be the case with this stuff!).
Find out more about it here…
Have a fun day of practice!
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