Acoustic Guitar Dvd Lessons: Improve Your Playing

July 22nd, 2009

Wonderwall by Oasis deserves a special mention. The name was taken from the name of an album by George Harrison, and the song was the subject of speculation regarding who was in the thoughts of the composer, Noel Gallagher when he wrote it. All that aside, “Wonderwall” has been covered by lots of artists and everybody loves it. It’s the kind of song that unites strangers from all over the world. Classical Gas by Mason Williams might be a little challenging if you don’t think of yourself as a “real” guitar player but it is surprisingly easy to play. Of course if you are not likely to be playing for strangers, you will have some idea of the kind of music your friends like.

These days, the easiest way to do that, to start your blues guitar lessons, is to buy a acoustic guitar dvd lessons, download Jamorama, or Guitar Guru, or Music Master Pro–instead of hiring a teacher. There’s probably a dozen or more other programs you can download that will show you the blues scales (or jazz scales, rock scales). They run about $20 to 50, depending on how in depth and how much you want to learn (still cheaper than hiring a tutor)

Most blues men use E A and B, some prefer A D and E, or G C and D, played in the 7th.. What the heck am I talking about? A simple example is to hold a C chord in the first position and pick the C note on the fifth string, now use your plectrum to strum the other strings. Next, pick the E note on the fourth string and strum the rest of the strings again. Once you have done this a few times you will recognize the familiar bluegrass sound that you hear on CDs emerge from under your fingers.

However, I love my guitar, and nothing could ever separate me from it. I didn’t stop with getting my acoustic guitar lessons dvd.Look after it, clean it daily, change the strings regularly, even if they still sound ok to you. A little tip for you here: If a string breaks on your guitar, I would recommend you change the whole set, other wise you will end up with spare strings lying around everywhere, and for some reason, I always find there is a difference in quality of sound when I only change one string.

As far as practice is concerned, there are a couple of ways to approach it. Nowadays bluegrass guitar is not only a lead instrument in the band but the playing techniques can be quite complex sounding. The early greats of bluegrass guitar playing like Lester Flatt and Charlie Monroe used a combination of fingerpicking and flatpicking using a thumbpick. A common technique which you can also hear in country music is to play bass notes and runs on the E A D strings and melodic passages on the G B E strings.

Chances are though, you already have a guitar. You probably GOT a guitar because you were sad about something. Nothing like a six string box to pour your heart through. Something about the twang of the strings just tells you, yeah, I feel your pain. So if you’ve got the guitar , now you need to get the things started. And a excellent starting point is getting guitar for dummies dvds.

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