5 tips to become a better guitarist

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We all like lists that are concise and to the point. So here it is young guitar warriors, my 5 tips to becoming a better guitar player. For Melbourne guitar student’s progress to your musical goal is sometimes hindered by the anxiety of being overwhelmed. There is so much to learn and master on the beautiful piece of wood with six strings that to acquire it all seems too vast for you. But don’t fear, listen to your Melbourne guitar teacher and try making this top 5 tips part of your daily practice. Here they are in no particular order:

 

1: Practice with a Metronome

  • By having a strong rhythmical sense you will always be welcomed on the band stand. You will find it is crucial to your sight reading and chord changes too!

 

2: Listen more intently

  • By engaging your ears in your practice you will learn to love what you are playing. It could be the Hippie in me or the fact it was drilled into me at Music college but ‘Love every note’

 

3: Learn all scales and modes intervallically

  • You don’t need to know thousands of scales and modes but you should know your ones inside out. Play them ascending, descending and with steps and leaps.

 

4: Learn the notes on the fretboard

  • Yes I know it’s a strange piece of wood but it does have meaning and patterns. Learn the notes by studying the visual map and doing note recognition exercises.

 

5: Record yourself

– We have a wonderful way of tricking ourselves for self-protection or self-validation. Skip all this emotional nonsense and record your playing and listen back with a critical and open mind. You will ear where your practice needs to be focused.