Tips For New Guitar Players 8
I’ve been playing guitar for over 40 years. Along the way I have received some great advice. I have also learned a lot of things the hard way and through experience. I would like to share some of that advice with you. These are in no particular order.
Get Good Tone
Basically, tone is the audio quality and musical characteristics of sound. Some guitars are said to have good tone, and without a doubt some guitars (and amplifiers, effects, etc.) sound “better” than others. The trick is to know your instrument and play it in a way that brings out its best tone for each song. If you own an electric guitar, learn what each pickup sounds like and use the correct pickup or combination of pickups for the song you are playing. Learn to use the volume and tone controls also. They can really shape your tone. Find the right amp settings and effects settings (or no effects) for each songs. If you play acoustic, discover the different tones you can get by strumming closer to the neck or closer to the bridge. Use you fingers. Use a capo. Play softer and louder. You have a lot of control over your tone, and good tone will make whatever you play sound better.