For some guitarists, taking on a new piece of music is a walk in the park. For others, it's nothing more than a huge pain. Often times, if a guitarist is asked to learn a tune by heart they will have no clue where to begin or how to make it sound natural.
The aim when beginning a new song is:
There are a few different ways a guitarist or instrumentalist might choose to learn how to play a tune.
If none of these are the best method, then what is? I will show you in the following video where I explain to a student of mine how to make the tune they have been working on sound more natural. And how one can practice a song quicker and more effectively.
I also show some tips and tricks that I learned during my time working in theatre production (theatre actors are some of the hardest working creatives in the industry, and us musicians have lots we could learn from them!)
Have you heard of this practice method before? Cue-to-Cue (or also known as Q2Q) is a great way you can start practicing multiple songs within a limited time frame. It could really save your butt one day!w
Tommaso Zillio is a professional prog rock/metal guitarist and composer based in Edmonton, AB, Canada.
Tommaso is currently working on an instrumental CD, and an instructional series on fretboard visualization and exotic scales. He is your go-to guy for any and all music theory-related questions.
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