The UK magazine site Music Radar recently published its list of 50 tips to help make you a better guitar player. There are a lot of tips that will help you to make progress in this densely packed list, enough to keep you busy for a long time. In fact there are so many that if you try to put them all into practice at once I'm sure you'll be overwhelmed. I think it's a great list to bookmark so you can revisit it from time to time and pick a tip or two to work on for a while.
Maybe you'll find my list of favourites a useful place to start. It's not that the other tips are not all valuable, they are, but there are just so many you can't work them all at once. These are just my personal favourites at the moment.
- Tip #1 - Play With Other People
- Tip #7 - Think outside the box
- Tip #12 - Slow down
- Tip #19 - Learn to build a solo
- Tip #26 - Book a gig
- Tip #35 - Realise it's never too late
- Tip #37 - Think before you play
- Tip #42 - Simplify your soloing
- Tip #48 - Get off that forum
If you're in a real hurry to get going, then here are the 3 tips I think are the most essential. First, realise that it's never too late. Then immediately book yourself a gig, even if it's only playing for your grandma at the end of the month. Finally, get off that forum (or web site) and get practicing.
What About You?
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