When you want to learn how to play guitar as a singer songwriter…. There are a lot of things you need to consider.
What sort of guitar are you going to choose to play to go with your singing? What type of singer are you? Do you write your own music?
There are lots of things to think about it.
If you are a folk singer then perhaps an acoustic guitar would suit you best.
However, if you write rock music, then perhaps an electric guitar would suit better.
You should also consider what you need to learn on the guitar as well.
What type of chords should you be focused on practising? It could be just some pretty open chords, or perhaps some power chords would suit you better.
If you are a singer songwriter…. Then you will probably have ideas about performing.
Then it’s important to get practising performing with your guitar playing. Especially when you are playing an electric guitar.
You need to plug it into an amp, and get a microphone so you can practise the volume levels and how it sounds to an audience. Have people listen to you, practise playing in front of people.
Many people think their confidence in other skills will automatically translate to guitar playing. But often it doesn’t. We have taught many actors who are confident doing many things but once a guitar is in their hands… they panic. So it’s important to practise how that feels.
If you like to compose your own music…. Understanding the guitar and how it works will help you with composition as well.
There are many ways to work through music theory to help you gain knowledge of the guitar. It’s important to have a good foundation to help you be able to feel confident when you are performing the songs you have written as well.
I hope these few things will give you somethings to think about when it comes to learning the play the guitar.
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Here’s a great singer songwriter who has really mastered both the acoustic and electric guitar.