March 29, 2021 by Klaus Crow
You wake up, you take your guitar out of the stand and what do you play? Nine out of ten times you will play things you already know. Well, at least most guitar players do.
And there is nothing wrong with that. Repetition is good and important to train your muscle memory and build a repertoire of songs. You want to play what you love? Great! Another good reason to play things you already know. But repetition is entering the danger zone if you’re lacking inspiration to play something else.
Trying new things, other styles of music, working on different guitar chops, studying the unknown, will broaden your vision, spice up your guitar vocabulary, expand your musical horizon, and boost your creative output.
Oh yeah, and it’s just great fun.
So today, I’ve made a list to inspire you to learn some new cool things (Just click the links).
– 1 Country licks
– 2 Rockabilly licks
– 4 Flamenco style
– 7 Sight reading
– 9 Combining major and minor blues scales and licks
-10 Blues Jazz licks
-11 Alternate bass fingerstyle patterns
-12 Chords in alternate tunings
-14 Chord Embellishments and tricks
-15 3 notes per string licks for shredders (Paul Gilbert, Steve Vai)
-19 Speed picking and shredding
-20 Robert Johnson blues turnarounds
-21 Fancy blues chord progressions
-24 Sweep picking
-29 Funk Licks
-31 Expanding your music theory
-32 Classical guitar
Just a ‘note’ of praise and encouragement, Klaus …
This is one helluva MAJOR lesson !!!
Klaus Crow says
I really appreciate that.
It keeps me going for all you guitar lovers out there.
i have been playing guitar for a year,, still a beginner with playing chords and some basic scale shapes , could please tell me how to proceed further :) thank you
Klaus Crow says
Check out “a beginners path to learning guitar”
hi, thank you :) so much , I am really attracted towards classical guitar playing, but i could not find anyone teaching in my place, I learnt your fingerpicking patterns, its very useful :).
Kevin J. Kees says
Thank for advice. It’s really helpful for me.