Anything in particular related to guitar?

spoonman
@spoonman
3 years ago
11 posts

@michaelsocarras  asked me if I have anything particular on my mind when he mentioned that he was preparing new guitar lessons.

Okay, I have been struggling to get organized about practicing guitar nowadays. There are billions of information and ideas around but it is not so easy to find a path to follow. I sometimes feel like I am wasting my time and lost.  Maybe an article or any opinions on this would be higly appreciated.

Do you have anything in particular?


updated by @spoonman: 10 May 2019 06:43:03
michael.socarras
@michaelsocarras
3 years ago
0 posts

Yes and if this doesn't help I have another. Let me know. This should help though, at least a bit if not altogether.

https://www.myguitarworkshop.com/michaelsocarras/lessons/372/how-to-destroy-complication-and-simplify-your-guitar-practice




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spoonman
@spoonman
3 years ago
11 posts

[quote="michael.socarras"] Yes and if this doesn't help I have another. Let me know. [/quote] You are like a doctor giving pills :) I will check it out and write my comments guitar doctor. Thanks!

dk
@dk
3 years ago
17 posts

Here I can only speak about myself, but for me the best starting point was the songs I wanted to play. I started learning them. That was the main driver. Abstract scales and arpeggios came later when I understood why they are needed in a song.


updated by @dk: 22 Dec 2016 19:35:01
Flekador
@fl3k
2 years ago
42 posts

Same for me than @dk, my starting point for playing the guitar has always been playing the songs that I like or composing something. 15 years later I started playing, I realize I can play almost every song or solo I study but I haven't made much progress, talking about music or guitar theory. Lucky, this webpage is being a great source of inspiration and motivation for me. I found some of the teachers here quite accesible for me, lessons are interesting and easy to follow.

What was the turning point for you @dk? Did you found something or someone who helped you to change your approach?

dk
@dk
2 years ago
17 posts

Well, it's hard to say now. Sure there were important turning points, like introduction to Celtic/DADGAD guitar, which changed a lot in my playing style and approach. But most of all I was influenced by living masters with whom I had a fortune to meet and from whom got a bit of their experience. I do believe that 10 minutes spend with someone great gives you more than years of playing on your own, and inspires more than dozens of CDs and instructional videos :)