of today´s young guitarists look at guitar playing
like a kind of sport. If you train long enough and know
the right tricks, you can make it to the top. But what
is there to gain? One thing is for shure: There will always
be someone who plays slower than you, and someone that
plays faster. If not today, then tomorrow.
of the audience is female. Most of them don´t get
turned on by someone who performs guitar -aerobic.
think of yourself as a singer than a guitar player. Treat
each single note with love, and it will turn into
tool. There are a million ways to play a single note. Play
with that note. Feel the string and your fingers on it.
Touch your guitar like a lady. Make her moan. Start to feel
Nothing to prove. Forget about all you scales. Start to
listen to this moment - it´s the only one that exists.
Relax..... and suddenly you have something to say. Talk
to your audience with your guitar. Adress each single
you will feel the response immediately. Play sensually!
Watch the girls. You can see it in their eyes..
you look in this direction, you will be able to develope
own, unique, personal tone. It takes time and more courage
than to perform some speedlicks, but it´s worth it. And
you will be miles ahead of the armada of Malmsteen and Satriani
A good way to learn how to make your guitar speak,
is to play the vocal part of a song.
Take i.e Aretha Franklin´s "I say a little prayer" (or
any other love song) and play the vocal part on the guitar.
Now, that you have no words, you have to add all those little
nuances that gives each note a vocal-like quality.
At first it may sound stupid, and you realize,
how simple good melodies can be. Now it´s up to you, the artist, to fill
them with meaning and expression. That´s when noise turns
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