After 30 plus years of playing the guitar, a full third of that time in a professional capacity, a decade of on-again/off-again teaching, and finally, as a full time professional guitar instructor, I’ve come to the conclusion that virtually anyone can learn to play the guitar, even those with severe disabilities.
Each month at Guitar Therapy I recognize a player who embodies the kind of drive, determination, and dedication it takes to become an exceptional guitarist. And each month it's always difficult to choose who that guitarist will be, because I have so many dedicated students. This month was no exception as I pondered the candidates for GT Player of the Month.
Wanna play fast? Of course you do. The problem is all you think about is speed, when what you really should be thinking about is quality.
Start with your tone. What style of music are you into? Your stylistic interests should influence your choice of pickup(s), effects, and amplification. What's that? Say you're not sure where to begin? How about starting with your heroes. Find out what...