I had a good lesson yesterday with a fingerpicking student of mine who previously HATED strumming.
Recently, we have made some big breakthroughs with strumming, and now she is starting to love it much more.
Most guitarists who want to learn how to play guitar and sing often prioritise the guitar part over the vocal part but this is a common mistake that will hold you back.
The reason why? Because it takes much longer that way. Spending too long perfecting the guitar part before adding singing can work against you.
Singing and playing the guitar is tough and does take a little time, but you can shorten that time by doing things in the correct order which I’ll show you.
There are thousands and thousands of chords you could learn, but the truth is you will never use most of them. In my experience most guitarists will use the same chords over and over again for 90% of their playing.
These chords are the 10 in my free report, The 10 Chords That Every Guitarist Needs To Know.
I cover pick choice and pick technique in detail in my course Rockstar 101 – Essential Guitar Skills For Beginners but today I’m going to give you some specific advice about choosing the best guitar pick.
Many beginner guitarists don’t really know how to strum a guitar – not properly anyway. They often ‘fake it till they make it’ but unfortunately that can lead to bad habits.
Check your strumming regularly by ensuring you are not making the following very common mistakes that many guitarists make – especially beginners, but often experienced guitar players too. [Read more…]
I have been mentioning it here and there for the past year or so, and now it is finally on its way. My brand new Strumming Masterclass e-Course. It’s the most important course or resource I have created as of yet.
A solid foundation of chords is crucial for you to fulfil your potential as a guitarist. In this post, we are going to go through the order in which I recommend you learn the fundamental chords on the guitar.
Reading strumming patterns for guitar can be a bit daunting at first. Once you get the hang of it, you will be fine. Stick with it as it is a very useful skill to learn. When reading a strum pattern use your eyes to guide you but make sure you follow your ears. After all music is meant to be listened to so it must sound right.