On this first episode of the Play Guitar Podcast, it’s only fitting to introduce the direction of the show. This podcast is for the guitarist who wants to get better. No matter if you are a beginner or advanced player, we all have issues staying on the right path on our journey with the guitar. I’m going to bring you fun and informative episodes filled with topics that keep us on the road to getting better at the guitar.
I also talk about how I came to start the podcast and ways you can get involved with the show.
Where are we now? With all of the resources available , learning guitar is supposed to be so easy these days.
There is YouTube, blog posts, lesson sites, software programs, and even video games to help you learn the guitar.
Being someone who has been dealing with guitar players problems since 1988, ive seen how guitar education has progressed over the years. With all of the advancements in technology and guitar education…
… one thing hasn’t’ changed:
It takes time and focus. It’s a skill and an art form that is best built one step at a time
The one big thing that has changed is:
Back in the day when I was first teaching, most new players would buy a book or a cheesy video and get frustrated and then try to find some help.
Now this is more along the lines of how new players get their start:
“ I just started playing 2 months ago, and I’m trying to learn Eruption and play some Yngvie Maalmsteen and I just can’t understand why I don’t sound good”
That’s an exaggeration, but, we have so many resources now that are presented ala carte, that most new players (and established players) are overwhelmed by all the different methods and materials available.
It seems that in 2018, guitarists are still just as frustrated as they always have been, just in different ways.
When I meet new students, I still see the same two types of students:
I understand the merits of both, and in my own journey on guitar I’ve done both routes and got the benefits of both.
I find that I’m fixing different problems with today’s new students.
Learning guitar, no matter what technology you use or level you are at, still boils down to mastering these four areas:
Make sure you hit all of those in your daily practice routine to keep on the fast track to mastering the guitar!
If you want an easy way to keep on track and move forward on guitar, sign up for my early adopter list at playguitaracademy.com. The site is designed with using all of these ideas to keep you focused and on track
We have easy access to everything we need to get better at guitar. But that is the problem. Slow down, ask yourself what you are missing in your playing, find the resource that works best for you and spend some time with it.
Once you make your plan, please discribe it in the comments below! I’d love to hear about it!
An intro to creating the band. I’ll be crafting 10 songs from scratch here and showing you every step of the way until they become an album for a new working band.
I play you several rough examples of the intial song ideas.