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How to get GOOD at ACOUSTIC GUITAR (my philosophy)

Jun 09, 2021
So this is the real reason why all the pros use two capos to make the

guitar

sound amazing, so you have your mics, you have your mics, you have your capos and there we are, how does it sound? That sounds incredible. The only thing is that now you can do it. my favorite playing the

acoustic

guitar

and also understanding the rich history that comes with it is truly one of the most rewarding things I can do in this video, which is a celebration of the launch of my new

acoustic

guitar course, adventure. I'm going over my path my

philosophy

for being

good

at acoustics this path is a reflection of the material that will be inside the core so if you explore it you might want to check it out at acusticadventure.com anyway this is the path I would take if I were to do it all over again, let's be honest, there are a lot of people who see the acoustic guitar as nothing more than the right tool by that campfire playing those same old cowboy chords and yes, that's a lovely way to get started with acoustics and, Of course, it is essential for every beginner to learn the open chords, from C major to G and maybe even the minor chords from D minor to A minor, so after a little practice and mastering that basic strumming pattern, we can playing something like this, but we've all been there this starts to get boring very quickly, so it's an inevitable moment instead of discovering percussive elements like a muted strum or even the use of palming, this really brings another level of depth to the sound, maybe even pretending that the drummer is there with you sounds like that, but you still sound like that. like that generic campfire guy, so you keep exploring and soon you start to realize that you can get a lot more out of these seemingly basic chords.
how to get good at acoustic guitar my philosophy
You experiment with putting that extra finger on the strings and you can do it with every chord you've learned so far. you read about its two chords its4 chords and maybe you even try to play that C in nine chords and bless you from that moment everything changes, you may not fully understand what it is, but you hear that it sounds amazing and you start to see the potential of what it is. i just discovered while you're killing it the star of every party until something goes terribly wrong you make a mistake wait a second that sounded amazing by accident you discovered arpeggios arpeggiare and this is where you play the individual strings instead of all the strings together and this opens a whole new world, especially if you combine this with knowledge from previous levels and a magical item you just discovered called a hammer, and then one day you're feeling particularly adventurous and you see that there are at least 15 threads that you never even touch before you You may find that you can move your hand out of that first position and it feels a little rusty at first, but this is very promising.
how to get good at acoustic guitar my philosophy

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First you slide up the C major chord and realize it sounds like a D, but then it's much more amazing, but Finally you also understand that for every open chord there is a higher version and a few days later you fly even higher discovering the same chord, but then here and exploring the fretboard like that finally makes you realize that that twitter hashtag and that weird lowercase b actually means something in music if you put it after a note, slide everything down to get a flat, you slide everything up to get a sharp and you can turn every chord up here into a minor chord as well and this leads you to play every catchy chord progression in all the different keys, there's like C sharp minor, it feels like the guitar would have been discovered, there are no more mysteries for you, you are achieving it and the best thing is to combine these chords higher up with open strings. so here's the same chord progression as before, but now with a twist, and how about we combine this with arpeggios?
how to get good at acoustic guitar my philosophy
Let's mix up the same chord a little bit and use that technique. Yes, you are definitely achieving it, but the more you learn, the more you realize how little you are doing. You know, you've heard of major minor pentatonic scales and sometimes you see people playing and they blur the line between a chord and then they carve something into a scale and then they hit you. Skills can sound really cool in the right context. We can finally understand. that you can link a pentatonic scale to a chord and how it works within the key, for example, when you play this E major chord, you can add any note of the E major pentatonic scale to it and it sounds magical and then you can add another chord and you can do the same with that one, so you have two chords, you're taking big steps, you have the wind at your back, but one day, even though you bought 10 last month, you can't find a single pick, they disappeared into the void. you're desperately browsing youtube what to play and you come across this annoying bearded guy with a weird accent who tells you that there's just a finger picking pattern that you need Travis to pick at and even though you thought it wasn't your thing, you're mesmerized by how plays and you try your best to try it and oh my strange accent, this is incredible, you are totally hypnotized by the sound of this, this leads you to wonder where all this is coming from.
how to get good at acoustic guitar my philosophy
Turns out Merle Travis was a country guy. Of course, the genre is heavily influenced by blues and until now you may not have paid much attention to it, but somehow you were always captivated by these blues classics that you heard, but never thought it was possible to play, but you dive in and learn. that. the picking patterns actually look like what you've learned before and when you put it in the blues context of that dominant seventh sound, it sounds just like these classics and then the bell rings, of course, 12 bars in blue, like you've done. heard the term before but now it's really starting to make sense, most of these blues classics follow the pattern using the one chord, the iv chord and the v chord outside the key, creating a 12 bar blues that you have to turn down , it's very nice, but sometimes you feel like this is If you're missing something, you might want to be able to play melodies or even solos over blues and you can play them interwoven with the chords this way, but there's also a simple way to play the note bass in each quarter note at the same time. melody over it and you saw the same annoying guy with the beard play again something that actually sounded pretty incredible, still following the classic 12 bars but with a more modern sound and this takes you on a completely different journey discovering the rich history of sound swampy delta blue.
Surprised by your own progress, you go for a walk and there's your pick. Do you still need it, of course? But also starting to play with your fingers greatly expanded your vision of the guitar. Now you try to play the same blues rhythm and lead together, getting into that. call and response vibe, you're also loki starting to understand the concept of mixing different scales like dorian mixolydian minor and major pentatonic, even wow, and now you find yourself free enough to play with or without a pick, playing chords with melodies on top and le you add a rhythmic touch to everything or you play a set of basic chords but spice them up by keeping a theme on top and combining it with hammer-ons and pull-offs or you are improvising with just a few chords. just riffing and this is a beautiful journey and this is nowhere near the end.
This may not even be harder than the other things you're playing or you like the higher level you can reach, but by playing this you find yourself playing more freely than ever in wandering around. Going back to all the things you've learned, maybe the blues isn't the main thing, maybe it is, but you're realizing that each and every aspect shaped you into the player you are today, from beautiful open chords to arpeggiated chords and flying high on stage. Neck by adding scales to your finger-playing blues, you became much better at understanding where all this stuff comes from, which is just amazing for understanding modern music as well and that's exactly the goal of why I did this new course. acoustic guitar, acoustic adventure.
I have videos on youtube playing yakuza acoustic guitar, sure, but I got a lot of requests to make a step-by-step program that breaks down the various aspects that make acoustic guitar so great, so I did it. I hope this whirlwind tour really helped you. some thoughts on the things you can learn on acoustic guitar and of course the path can be very different for everyone but in the end we all hope to get to the same place as a versatile acoustic guitarist and that's exactly what I'm looking for in my new acoustic adventure course for intermediate guitarist, so if this resonated with you, visit acousticadventure.com to see all the ins and outs of the course and I really wish you a beautiful day, regards.

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