We are constantly learning as musicians and guitarists. We will continue to pick up the guitar whether we are trying to master music or learn a new popular song. This is one of the reasons why music is so much fun. How to become a better guitar player? There are many avenues you can take to learn how to play the guitar. But the most important thing is the way you go about your day.
What can you do right now to improve your guitar playing? In this post, I’m going to share some tips that have helped me the most. While it’s still possible to learn to play guitar and become proficient, each of these tips has made a huge difference in my playing and approach to the instrument.
Learn and Practice Scales
To improve your guitar playing, one of the most important things you can do is to learn and practice scales. While you don’t need to know all the modes, it’s a good idea to learn at least the basic patterns of minor, natural, and harmonic minor scales. It’s not as hard as it sounds. Even if you don’t know how to play a particular scale, you can learn the basics quickly. The book “Fretboard Logic” really helped me understand the fretboard and how the pentatonic patterns fit together.
These basic scales are easy to learn and you can practice them daily. You can practice them by spending time with them, or you can do them while watching TV. Don’t just practice the steps with your hand on the fret. You should also make sure you are using the right plucking technique. Working on the scale has many benefits. It is great for getting used to playing different notes. It is a great way to improve the dexterity of the hand that plays the frets and the pick.
Jam With Other Musicians
You can also find other musicians to jam with to improve your guitar playing. You can learn more about the instrument by sharing your ideas with other guitarists. It is especially beneficial to jam with other guitarists who have more experience than you. These people can push you to improve and open your mind to new ideas.
It helps to jam with drummers. You may not be able to tell if different parts are played at the right tempo if you don’t use a metronome. You can keep up with a good drummer if you take the right amount of time. It is important to spend time with a bassist to get to know their part and how they fit together.