Winning isn’t everything, but it sure is important. How many times have you had a “winning experience” at some point in the day and felt negative afterword? Seldom. What we do as guitar players to improve can be a slow, gradual move forward. For example, today I can play this at 79 bpm when yesterday it was 78 bpm. Progress? No doubt. But it doesn’t really feel like winning does it?
Choosing the right guitar teacher is an important decision. Regardless of how you choose to improve your skills, with or without a personal coach, it takes time. We all must guard our precious time because there’s so little of it to spare. This article is all about making the correct choice to find the right guitar instructor. There’s a big payoff when you make this decision correctly.
Drop the analytical decision making and allow your many hours of practice and repetition to take control. To play expressively, allow your emotions to choose notes, rhythm, and playing techniques. Become the passenger instead of the driver. I like to think of this as “thoughtless” guitar playing.
The answer to "how do I get better at guitar?" usually is, practice. It's more complicated than that. Easy answers are often clear, simple, and wrong. In my list of Top Ten Tips to Master Guitar, the following is my number one tip. Check it out.
Doug Marks knows a thing or two about How to Start a Band. He's been a band mate of Scott Travis (Judas Priest) and Lonnie Vencent (King Kobra, Bullet Boys) and recorded an album featuring Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses) on drums. He developed these strategies beginning with small local bands.