Category: Beginner

Learning to play guitar when you have dyslexia

Dyslexia is something that is very common worldwide. It’s not fully understood and also the way it develops for everyone is individual to them. It can be difficult to know how to do something like learn to play the guitar, when it seems like it shouldn’t be something that effects an individual.

What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a condition that means it’s difficult for you to read and write but for many people it also affects other things that they tried to do too. For example learning to play the guitar.

Not surprisingly many people with dyslexia actually are very creative people and are very artistic and musical. And they’re very attracted to learning to playing the guitar. If this is you and you’re struggling to learn to play the guitar because you have dyslexia then don’t let it stop you. There are many resources you can use to help you overcome these challenges.

First of all if you have a guitar teacher already, do you let him know that you’ve got dyslexia. They can write differently useful words and write in big letters so it’s easy for you to understand what they’re trying to communicate.

Using images and pictures

Many people have dyslexia find images and pictures more helpful when explaining some things in a written paragraph do you want to find a visual aids to help you learn the guitar. Spite be free for diagrams rather than an explanation on what a scale of one motors. It could be someone demonstrating it to you in front of you rather than explaining in words. This is why when you have dyslexia it can be very beneficial to have a guitar teacher rather than trying to learn online yourself.

Doing Ear Training

Other things that will really help you for learning the guitar is doing things like in training improving your ear will mean that you are less reliant on other elements of learning to help you understand the fretboard and what to do and how to play it. You might also struggle to read tab and school as well depending on how dyslexia affects you. So being able to listen and play using your ear is one way to help you develop your musical scale that will have more of a benefits that maybe for other people who are learning.

I hope these few tips of helped you to understand that dyslexia doesn’t have to hold you back from learning to play the guitar but can be a benefit for you. People with dyslexia often more creative with new ideas that they can bring to the musical world. And the guitar is a great way for you to express those ideas and emotions.…

Learning to improvise on the guitar as a beginner guitarist

Believe it or not learning to improvise on the guitar can happen on the very first lesson. You just need to speak to your guitar teacher make sure that they know this is something that you want to do. A lot of guitar teachers and a lot of materials online will try and get you to learn chords in the very beginning. 

However if you’re interested in creating your own music especially for lead guitar playing maybe you want to try out something different for your first lesson instead. It doesn’t matter if this isn’t exactly how everyone else starts learning. It’s important that you experiment and have fun with your guitar learning journey. And you can get to learn chords another time, maybe in your second lesson! Now let’s get back to topic. 

Improvising on the guitar just means making up on the spot. This is why you can do this in your very first lesson. Your guitar teacher can give you a few notes on the guitar that was home good one played in any order asshole. And then he can play a nice rhythm of chords for you, that you can play you know it’s over. This is much more fun if you are I will need electric guitar and you can plug it into an amp and have an amplified.

The most basic skill in the notes that your guitar teacher will pull give you a notice from the pentatonic scale. And most people get started with a minor pentatonic. In this article I won’t go into details of what an E minor pentatonic is all you need to know is that with the notes in the scale and just knowing a few of them, you can start improvising straight away.

If you are trying this out at home just find a minor pentatonic scale or attach an image below for you you can just pick a few of the dots to place on your fingers on the guitar at the right places. 

See if you can create a simple melody just using those few notes! 

Going back and forth, changing the rhythm. Got something that sounds good? 

I’ve attached a backing track for you as well play the backing track and listen to what you’re playing underneath your fingers and see if this sounds good along with the track! 

You could try playing the same notes multiple times. Or playing interesting rhythms in between them. And this is how you get started. 

When you get better at playing, your guitar teacher may show you different ways of adding what is called phrases into your guitar playing. This is things like slides and vibratos. They add more musicality to your improvisation. To make your playing some more musical. 

Now a trick to becoming better and better improvising isn’t learning this many techniques as possible but actually to listen to what you’re playing. the more you do this the better you get. try this today and see how you go on! …