I just wanted to share with you a lovely video I watched the other day of Paul Simon playing, talking about, and clearly enjoying his guitar playing.
It is a gem of a video and one that shows his passion for music and songwriting.
This is one of the best videos I have seen in ages.
I love watching my favourite musicians up close and personal (even if they had tragic hairstyles at the time!)
It is a great video.
P.S. One thing of the things I enjoyed most about the video is that Paul gives lots of little insights into his knowledge of theory while playing a brilliant, not yet complete version of ‘Still Crazy’.
Yes, some guitarists don’t enjoy theory, but there comes a time when it becomes important to learn your chord progressions, know what chords are in a key, understand how chords are “built”, and to know how the pieces of the musical jigsaw work together.
All to save you time thus freeing you up to enjoy more of your playing time than before.
If you want to learn more about theory, check out my book bundle which features a book on it (as well as other short and to-the-point books on chord changes, strumming, barre chords, and much more).
Check it out below.
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.