Wednesday, December 3, 2014
I want to learn how to play blues guitar...the right way
Okay, so you've chosen the guitar as the instrument you want to play. You already know a few basics but want to focus on learning how to play the blues. It all looks easy enough, just a few basic chords and some slide here and there. Well, maybe not quite that simple. Every genre of music has its own little idiosyncrasies, and knowing the essentials is what's vital and important when learning to play an instrument.
So, to play the blues you wouldn't be looking for your average "how to play guitar" program, course or system. You want something that will not only teach you how to play guitar, but aim specifically at playing the blues. Many guitar legends will say that they were self taught and just picked it up as they went along. Well, this may be true, but the novice will find they will acquire the necessary skills by learning it from scratch and doing things the correct way. Being over confident is not a good thing as you may skip over certain elements and strategies that are needed in order to master your playing. It may seem tedious at first, but learn the (important) small stuff and the rest will come naturally.
So what you are then looking for is a comprehensive program that will do this for you and one that is reputable and presented by a professional who knows what they are talking about. In my next blog post I will review in detail one such system that I have come across that does what it says it will do.