Tips For New Guitar Players 9
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.
Start Writing Songs
Song writing, like guitar playing, is a skill that takes time to learn but brings great benefits. Once you have the ability to play a few chords, you should try writing songs. You don’t need to be a great player or singer to write songs. Start with a simple three-chord progression, or a cool guitar riff, and try coming up with a melody line. Then add words. The more you do it, the easier it will become. Good guitar players are a dime a dozen, but good songwriters are far rarer. If you can play guitar and write songs, you will likely be a more valuable musician. There are no great bands without great songs.