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How to Improve your Guitar Skills

Posted by Mario Wheeler on
How to Improve your Guitar Skills

Do you only know the basic stuff and guitar tips like reading tablature, playing simple chords as well as some bar chords to improve your guitar skills? Are you tired of playing random stuff like this? Do you want to impress your friends and let them see how well you improved your guitar playing skills? Do you want to see improvement from your guitar playing?

Getting better at playing the guitar is a constant learning process.  However, it’s never too late to enhance your craft and we are here to tell you that you can in fact teach an old dog new tricks! Do not become intimidated by the fact that your guitar abilities have remained at the same level pretty much your whole life. In fact, even seniors have learned to play guitar for the first time well into their old age. Guitar and music learning is even utilized as therapy for older and forgetful individual in long-term care centers as a form of dementia therapy. This goes to show that its never too late to get better or even started. I have been playing the guitar for many years now and I still learn new things all the time. So my guitar skills keep improving as long as I keep playing and learning different stuff. One of my guitar tips for you is to start by learning a scale. You can focus on a particular scale like the pentatonic scale. You also need to study the theory behind the scale which will result in improving your guitar skills.

All scales used by guitar players have similar patterns. Another one of my guitar tips is to memorize the five box positions of a particular scale like a Major scale, and you will be able to recognize the minor scale pattern because they share the same notes. You will also notice that each scale will sound and feel differently because you started playing the scale in a different note accompanied by certain chords played in a song.

Feeling the sound is one of the guitar skills you should develop to become the guitar player you ever dreamed of. Learn the 5 box positions of the pentatonic scale. The horizontal line represents the strings of your guitar. The numbers represent the frets of your guitar.