Need Tips For Guitar Progression, Making a video (need advice)
thefireball
Jul 11 2020, 02:47 PM
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Hey guys smile.gif It's been a while for me around here...

As some of you may know, I have a YouTube channel. I'm looking for your advice and tips you would give to someone who is stuck in progressing on guitar. I get comments a lot that say: "I feel like I hit a wall in guitar progress" or "I'm stagnating at the same level".

I've touched on this topic before on my channel, but I really want to deep-dive on this topic, and really it could be a help to my own progression as well. I want to encourage guitarists who feel like giving up, or maybe already have.

What is your advice for pushing past the "roadblock" to furthering guitar playing?

Tips you provide will help make this video I'm making the best resource for musicians like us.

Thank you! I value your feedback!

-Brandon

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MonkeyDAthos
Jul 11 2020, 03:43 PM
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I think often overlooked, for a great % of players (?,) its the way we tend to visualize the fretboard.
Its easier and learn the pentatonics boxes for a quick self gradification but ultimately more often than not we can get stuck in those shapes.

Not mention that's its easier to your fingers run the show rather than actually make consicous choices of notes. (I am guilty of this for sure tongue.gif tongue.gif )

So, I think its worth spending some times setting the buildings blocks.
Can you identify all Ab in the fretboard in a snap of a fingers.
Can you see, for exemple, simple triads in a set of strings, can you hear them before you even playing them on the guitar.

Its something I've been trying, slowly, to get better at mysellf, and imho its gives you a "freer" perspective of guitar and music.

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Gabriel Leopardi
Jul 11 2020, 05:48 PM
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Hi Brandon! Great to see you here!! smile.gif This thread (and youtube video) is a cool idea!

I think that noodling is one of the main reasons why guitarists don't progress. Diary practice, focus, and working on concepts enough until they become natural are essential elements. And that's the first step, once they become natural, we need to experiment, play, so we can go deeper with them.

If you haven't seen them, I strongly recommend Kiko Loureiro's 'Practicing vs Playing' youtube video, and Steve Vai's 'Deeper than technique'.

Nowadays, I think that students tend to use youtube and learn one thing one day, another thing another day, and so.. but they don't keep these learnt concepts for some time in their routines, they don't get back to them, until they really assimilate and internalize the concepts.

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thefireball
Jul 21 2020, 05:30 PM
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Thanks for the feedback guys smile.gif

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Todd Simpson
Jul 22 2020, 01:23 AM
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Sorry for the lag!!


1.)DON"T PICK FROM THE ELBOW!!!
It's just bad. Pick from the fingers back, not the elbow forward.

2.)USE A METRONOME!!! It's just part of the process. Not always a fun part, but a crucial part.

3.)WRITE GUITAR SOLOS!! It's important to put theory in to practice and create actual music as soon as possible by writing solos over backings that you can find on youtube.

4.)WRITE SONGS!!! Once you play a few solos, take what you've learned about writing and apply it to a song. Write an entire song and the solo for it.

5.)GET OUT THERE!!!!! Share your music everywhere you can. Spotify, Reverb Nation, youtube, facebook, instagram, etc. Get some brutal feedback and take some of it seriously.

That about covers it smile.gif

Todd

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