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Tuggle If I have to name two things that took my guitar playing to the next level I would say music theory and memorizing the fingerboard. It made me understand the big picture. Combining music theory (understanding scales, modes, chord structure, improvising over chord progressions, etc, etc.) and knowing all the notes on the fingerboard will open up a whole new world. Guitar playing becomes more fun when you know what, when en where to play it on the fingerboard.
When you want to know where to play any type of chord shape instantly it’s pretty helpful if know the notes. To know the name of the chord you need to know all the notes on the low E-string. A Bb major chord shape (x13331) can also be played on any fret. To know the name of this Esus2 chord shape: (xx2452) on any fret you need to know the notes on the D-string.
The same applies to scale shapes, triads, arpeggios, licks, etc. Best Music Theory Book For Guitar? : Guitar. I'm going to start playing live shows. What do I need to know? : Guitar. Me and a few friends have started a band, we've been practicing, and we're going to play a few local shows within the next few months with other local bands. Having only played in garages and living rooms and the like, what kind of things should I know as far as setting up onstage, sound, and so on? If this has been asked already go ahead and direct me there. Thanks! Edit: Thanks for the replies everyone, I really appreciate it. I will keep all this stuff in mind! Ask the Pros: What skills should I have if I want to join a band or jam-out with someone? : Guitar. I know this is probably very obvious to someone who's been in a band before or have done jam-sessions.
But since I'm learning guitar and to motivate myself, I'd like to know where I am and what I need to do in order to become at least a semi-competent musician to play with other people. So far, I have taught myself how to play regular rock-standards (e.g., The White Stripes) with correct finger-picking and actual song tempo. I've learned a little bit of scales but still haven't reached the point where I could just hear a jam-track and just start soloing off the bat. I don't know the first thing about song-writing, except that I've seen the tyranny of the four-chord progression in all the pop song tabs I've encountered.
IAmA Guitarist & Saxophonist for over 10 years, as well as a graduate of Berklee College of Music. I'm now working full-time in education at a private college. AMA about learning how to play guitar, the music business or music theory. : Guitar. Welcome to r/Guitar! - a place where guitarists can discuss the craft and share information about techniques and other aspects of the world of guitar. For a complete list of detailed posting rules and community guidelines, please check out... The /r/Guitar Wiki & FAQ The Wiki/FAQ contains a complete list of our lengthy beginner's guides, friends/sister-subs, useful posts, guitar lessons from our very own "Fake Dr. Captain Beefheart's 10 Commandments of Guitar Playing. 1.
Listen to the birds. That's where all the music comes from. Birds know everything about how it should sound and where that sound should come from. And watch hummingbirds. They fly really fast, but a lot of times they aren't going anywhere. 2. 3.